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...]

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...]