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    Here it is... I am sure I saw TJ laying under this with a camera. I wonder what hes up to next.... https://www.autoevolution.com/news/j...r-140771.html#

    Willys Rat Rod.jpg

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    A gasser would be really cool, say a little 671 blower atop a 392 hemi with a Lenco. I had a crazy idea to get a fiberglass cj5 body and build a little drift jeep. With either a turbo rotary or an LS. Put some wide body fenders and some aero. Might be kinda cool!

    Looking great TJ!

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    That there is a good use for the Jeep Commando, although they are starting to gain a slight bit of traction in the collector world... as long as it's a Hurst Commando.

    https://www.hagerty.com/media/magazi...ily-since-new/

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    That is a Great Article gm, after reading through it I dug a little deeper into other articles about Jeeps and found this Gem that Bob may be able to relate too or may even know about!!!!

    https://www.hagerty.com/media/automo...k-restoration/

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    Wow that is a great story. I did see the "unicorn" at the Jeep fest. One of a kind is for sure! I remember during that time my Dad bringing home various prototypes of the Jeeps. He was always testing out new power train ideas. I am sure there are more examples of factory one of a kind Jeeps out there.

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    I read that story through a Facebook post a while back. That would be a cool thing to have in the inventory for sure.

    In thumbing around the interwebs, I came across this road race CJ for inspiration, although I question the effectiveness of the air to air intercooler;

    https://appleton.craigslist.org/bar/...733103606.html

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    Definitely got the "approach angle" on the intercooler wrong! Hahaha, maybe the idea was it will be running with the front wheels way off the ground most of the time.

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    For Sure, I’m not a big turbo guy but isn’t the air to air have a purpose to cool and not just look pretty to operate correctly????
    I stick with the 6 and 871’s to make power!!!!

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    That extended cab gladiator is super neat. So glad it was saved. Many moons ago when I was a very young whipper snapper, the local vintage truck dealer had a crew cab J truck. That thing was really cool, being full four door. But it really needed a 6bt cummins....

    That little willys hot rod is pretty cool, but the intercooler is not really doing anything. I can see if they were keeping the grill visible. But their sacrificing some horsepower, that's for sure.

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    For every good Jeep rat rod, there are an equal or greater amount of awful ones.
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