1965 Jeep Gladiator J-300

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The Jeep Gladiator was introduced in 1962 and based on the SJ Jeep Wagoneer. There were several designations for the Gladiator based on its wheelbase: the J200 for short wheelbase trucks until mid-1965 when it became the J2000; J300 for long wheelbase trucks until mid-1965 when it became the J3000; and the J4000 which featured an even longer 131” … [Read more...]

A Sit-Down with Nick Chaset of the Bull Moose Society

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The Bull Moose Hunt Society is a small group in San Francisco that focuses on responsible gun ownership, ethical hunting, and human camaraderie. Being an avid outdoorsman myself (not so avid as of recent due to family, work and business obligations), I thought to myself, “Hmmm…Bull Moose Hunting Society in Northern California, specifically the Bay … [Read more...]

Expediciones de las Mojave

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Last minute notice of four open spots from JeepExpeditions.org, group for a Jeep Expedition across the Mojave, pronounced Mo-ha-vay. The trek included 120 miles across the open desert of the Mojave Desert Trail in Southern California. The starting point was Laughlin, Nevada with a finish destination somewhere near Barstow, California. Total Miles: … [Read more...]

An Old Dog Learns New Tricks

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What in the heck would make a seventy year old great grandfather give up the comfort and amenities of his thirty eight foot luxury motor home so he would end up sleeping on a $12 air mattress in a $24 tent, held down by big rocks on a field composed of crushed basalt and sticker burr weeds? … [Read more...]

Amputee Adventures

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Jerry Dickson grins as he shows me the historical marker with the story of a tall tale spinning amputee who always came out of the mountains with a bit of gold. “See, we aren’t the first Disabled Explorers to travel this desert” he says as we enjoy the moment. … [Read more...]

Trail of the Summer

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Is a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon truly broken in without returning to the dirt, boulders and climbs from which it was sired? … [Read more...]

Industry Insider Interview – Jonathan Ward of TLC Icon 4×4

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TLC Icon 4x4 is the creation of Jonathan Ward, a car enthusiast with a passion for off-highway vehicles including the Toyota and Jeep brands.  Last year, Jonathan and his team (who currently specialize in hand-built vehicles based on the old Toyota FJ series) decided it was time to hand-build a vehicle based on the Jeep platform.  Several months … [Read more...]

Pelle Klein's 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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The winter 2009 issue of JPFreek is a tribute to the full-size Jeep and after we received a number of truly remarkable photos of various full-size Jeep vehicles, including submissions  from our friends at International Full-Size Jeep Association (www.ifsja.org) as well as other friends within the Jeep community, we knew we had found a rig worthy of … [Read more...]