Bob’s plan began by salvaging what he could from the severely crumpled Power Wagon, including its axles, springs, and shocks, and the heart of its four-wheel-drive system—the NP200 transfer case. To fit the ’case between Ford’s frame rails, he built a cross member from 8-inch channel steel and angle iron. The full-float rear axle from the Power Wagon went under the Ford chassis and was held in place by Ford’s elliptical leaf springs. Mounting the springs to the axles required new, longer U-bolts, and the spring pads needed to be raised 5 inches and relocated.
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OVERLAND ADVENTURE 2020: PART 2
Exploring the Gold King Mine and more of Arizona’s historic backcountry
FULLSIZE BRONCO SAS
I’ve been looking into solid axle swapping my fullsize ’92 Bronco for a while now. The TTB frontend is wearing out my tires in weird pattens and they aren’t lasting very long.
How do you trailside camp?
Fact: For most of us, camping and wheeling go together. It’s a safe bet that where there’s folks gathered to wheel for more than a day there’s probably camping involved.
THE 2020 ULTIMATE ADVENTURE LONG RANGE JEEP
Part 5: Fuel, exhaust, bumpstops, cooling, and more
Don’t let the square headlights fool you too much, this is a JL with some crafty throwbacks to the ’87-’95 Jeep Wrangler. It all started when Quadratec, a shining star in the Jeep aftermarket world, turned 30 years old.
If your garage could talk, what story could it tell?
I found a photo of my garage from several years ago and posted it on my @christianhazelofficial Instagram page with the question, “If your garage could talk, would it have much to say?” For gearheads, the garage is hands down the most important room in the house and the activity center for waking hours.
2020 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED RUBICON ECODIESEL
First report: Diving right in with camping and crawling
DIESEL-POWERED ADVENTURE TRUCK
It’s more than a K20 with patina
2021 SUV OF THE YEAR
Enter the battleground
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited
Second Report: Into the dirt and towing trailers
Herb Stuart’s EFI, dohc, 32-valve, road race Cougar is the cure for the common Mustang
MYSTERY DEEPENS OVER DEATH OF BOBBY BROWN JR.
THE sudden death of Bobby Brown Jr. remains shrouded in mystery as the 28-year-old’s autopsy report was placed on a security hold following a request from the LAPD, The National ENQUIRER has confirmed.
Bob Berry (1929 - 2021)
ANOTHER UNSUNG JAGUAR LEADER IN THE 1950S HAS PASSED. WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HIM
THE MAKING OF PEARL
JANIS JOPLIN IN 1970: A NEW B AND AND THE MAKING OF HER CLASSIC ALBUM, PEARL.
How the Strand Lost Its Workers
The owner says the bookstore’s hanging by a thread—and staff say they’re the ones paying the price.
PART OF WRIGHT BROTHERS' 1ST AIRPLANE ON NASA'S MARS CHOPPER
A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars.
11 TIME-TESTED TOOLS You Need for Close-Quarters Combat Courtesy of the Ancient Greek Art OF PANKRATION!
FORD PARTNERS WITH U-M ON ROBOTICS RESEARCH, NEW BUILDING
Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while Mini-Cheetah — staccato-like — does the same on four and the yellow-legged Cassie steps deliberately side-to-side.
BOBBY BO and the BRAIN TRUST
Thanks to a deal with the old owners, the former outfielder still gets a $1 million check every summer. The arrangement helped the Mets get to the World Series. But a new book says no matter how effective the move was, July 1 will always be an ironic holiday for fans. It’ll always be Bobby Bonilla Day
WILL WORK FROM HOME OUTLAST VIRUS? FORD'S MOVE SUGGESTS YES
It’s a question occupying the minds of millions of employees who have worked from home the past year: Will they still be allowed to work remotely — at least some days — once the pandemic has faded?