SALLY WAG
Four Wheeler|April 2021
Rolled, rebuilt, repainted, ready
Jered Korfhage

Zach Canadas spent $200 on a ’68 Jeep Wagoneer tub without any axles or transfer case. His pair of Ben Franklins scored him, however, a Buick 350, transmission, and a pre-smog title—just enough to get his project off to a start.

Zach brought the engine back to life but soon decided that the Chevy TBI 350 and 700-R4 transmission in one of his donor trucks would better suit the Wagoneer, so he swapped them in. Also on the to-do list was a homebuilt NP203/205 doubler, which came together with help from Clayton at Cushman Customs. Zach wheeled for a while with a pair of Chevy 1-ton axles, a three-link suspension setup, Rancho RS9000 shocks, 63-inch leaf springs, and 38-inch Toyo mud-terrains, but he found himself spending too much time repairing damage to the Wagoneer’s frame. Solution? A number of mods, including a boxed frame and rebuilt rear framerails with rectangular tubing.

We met Zach in the California desert where we were introduced to Sally Wag, his trail-dominating, homebuilt creation.

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