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The small block V8 roars with a dual fuel gas/propane set up in our custom hybrid Jeep Scrambler. This kit is perfect for any carbureted off-road set up. We'll do simple step by step how to on this inexpensive upgrade on our 100% custom trail jeep.
How to choose a custom suspension, building a double triangulated 4 link, plus rock racing from Jellico, TN. Choosing the right shocks, coilovers or air, reservoir of mono tube all details will be discussed, plus Ian builds a mock up chassis and gives step-by-step instructions on how to calculate and build his favorite set up. And our cameras roll to Jellico, TN for the XRRA nationals in rock racing!
This classic truck is turned into a modern dual-purpose rig with V-8 swap, lift, rear 4 link and more. International Harvester is said to have created America's first SUV when the Scout 80 was introduced in 1961. Now these vintage 4x4's are highly sought after as collectibles. We'll build our own with spring over axle, heavy duty axles, and with the help of a donor truck's V8 - we'll keep it mostly IH to satisfy the purists!
Our "2-car garage" theme continues with Scrambler pt.III, propane injection, axles, tube fenders and more. Our 100% custom trail jeep becomes dual fuel which allows it to run on gas and propane. Rad, fuel cell, exhaust and axles installed. Plus, we'll meet the Lovell brothers, western champions in W,E. Rock.
How to inspect a used truck/buggy and fix what needs repairing including cage redesign. We dust off our Poison Spyder buggy for some basic maintenance tips, with pointers on what to look for before and what to upgrade after you purchase your used trail truck. And after a day of upgrades the guys take the Spyder out to see how their repairs hold up to some hard core Southern style wheelin'.
An 800 horse mud dragster gets suspension, steering, full floating axles, and then gets fired up! Our bogger also gets closer to the starting line with heavy duty gearsets, brake boosters and upgraded leaf springs. Plus Ian goes one stop shopping for all the fuel cell plumbing to make building a race truck easier. Then our cameras travel to Monroe, Louisiana for sticky gumbo mud racing action in high definition!
A Jeep Scrambler gets its tub, drivetrain, beadlocks and more all in a 2 car garage with simple tools. We'll install a doubler kit for more gearing options, diy beadlocks, then keeping with our budget theme, we'll head to a local custom shop where the cage will be professionally welded cheaper than having to buy an expensive 220 volt machine.
S10 Truggy gets assembled with attention to every detail making this a hardcore performer and show stopper. Back from paint and powder coat this over-the-top 4x4 gets custom suspension, drivetrain installed, rock lights, light bar, floods and more. Plus action from Hannibal, Missouri and the All Stock Rock Crawl Nationals.
This Jeep Scrambler is a bit longer, a bit different, but still a popular truck build for the Xtreme off-road crowd! This will be the start of a very inexpensive project truck that most enthusiasts can do in their own garage. And to prove it, we're putting away our fancy cold saws and tube benders, and will create our own two car garage inside our Xtreme shop - with minimal tools but with all the drive and desire you guys have at home for your projects!
In this episode, host Ian Johnson takes his 18 years experience as a GM Technician, shop instructor, and custom truck builder, and shares his knowledge of fabrication. Everything from welding to cutting, tube bending to grinding will be discussed in detail. Drilling, working with metal - everything you wanted to know about fabrication we'll touch on in this episode. Plus tips and hints from viewers will be included as well.
We ready our rig’s drivetrain for hardcore wheeling, including an upgraded Turbo 400 transmission, and an NP205 transfer case with enhanced low-range capability for steep hills. Plus: a look at the latest in powdercoating technology!
It’s down to the details on our “buggy in a box” build! 42” tires, air struts, and full hydraulic steering bring our crawler closer to the trail. Plus: what’s the perfect wedding gift for a wheelin’ husband? Find out, on this week’s Driveway Rescue.
We outfit our Toyota for adventure, with solar battery panels, a rooftop tent, serious body protection…all the items that make an expedition vehicle, an expedition vehicle! Plus: a trip to Moab, for the Easter Jeep Safari.
Our budget-friendly, ready-made rock crawler project continues, with a 5.3L salvage yard engine and link suspension. Plus: start-to-finish coverage from the SETTC, one of the most demanding hill climb events around!
We’re rebuilding our Toyota Tacoma from the ground up, making it a 100% self-contained expedition vehicle. The foundation: a comprehensive suspension upgrade, including a solid front axle, heavy duty leaf springs, and all-terrain tires.
After the engine in our diesel rig pulled almost 1,000 HP on the dyno, we realized we had too much truck for the trail! So we’re turning it into a hardcore mud buggy! And, we’ll help a viewer upgrade his driveline in our first “Driveway Rescue”!