HOMEMADE JEEP TJ PICKUP TRUCK – Jp Magazine

2017-moab-dnd-99-tan-tj-truck-clint-malburg-leadThere are millions of different ways to build a Jeep. When the end of the MJ Comanche came about for the 1992 model year, a hole was left in the Jeep market. FCA has teased us with Jeep trucks for years and we may finally have a Wrangler-based Jeep truck on the way in the next few years. What can you do if you just can’t wait and want a body-on-frame Jeep pickup truck now? You do what Clint Malburg did and build your own. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 07/14/2017 – Print March issue 2018

TIRE TEST: MAXXIS RAZR MT – Jp Magazine

maxxis-tire-razr-mt-review-leadWhen driving off-road, tires can make all the difference. Between wear and tear, design choice and construction, the tire must be able to perform. The biggest axles, lowest gears, and strongest lockers mean nothing if you can’t put that traction to the terrain. That’s where Maxxis Tires has stepped up to the plate. Read More…

 

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 01/05/2017 – Print May issue 2017

JEEP JK STOPPING POWER UPGRADE – Jp Magazine

 

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Stopping is important. I’m not talking about stopping to smell the roses, though that’s important too. I’m talking about stopping your Jeep on the highway or trail. Most of the excitement of Jeeping is all about going—going to new places, going over that rock, or over that sand hill. To do those things safely, though, a Jeep’s brake system needs operate effectively too. Upgrades make Jeeps heavier and their braking less efficient—good thing there is an upgrade for that too. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 01/03/2017 – Print March issue 2017

 

ON-BOARD AIR: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? – Jp Magazine

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Off-roaders have a lot of uses for compressed air. The most common of which would be airing your tires back up after a good trail ride. It’s also helpful for operating air-powered lockers, running air tools, and dusting you off after a day on the trail in an open-top Jeep. There is certainly a need for compressed air, and there are many options on the market to serve the purpose, each with their own pros and cons. Read More…+

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 10/26/2016 – Print (expected) March issue 2017

JEEP XJ/MJ HEATER CORE REPLACEMENT – Jp Magazine

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If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re about to cover the replacement of a heater core. Our subject is a ’89 Jeep MJ Comanche, but the steps are basically the same for an XJ Cherokee of similar vintage. This Comanche had a rough life, and it was time to bring it back to its former glory. The heater core was shot, but as Jeep stopped making the original part some time ago, Crown Automotive had stepped up to the plate and made a replacement. Crown has been building quality replacement parts for Jeep vehicles for decades, even going so far as to use OE part numbers to make finding and purchasing them even easier. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 10/18/2016 – Print (expected) March issue 2017

CROSS-COUNTRY AND BACK IN A DIESEL FLATFENDER – Jp Magazine

001-1946-willys-cj2a-kubota-dieselDaniel Buck picked up his ’46 flatfender as a project. Through the years, there was no specific plan during the build, but Daniel recounts that it was more like going through phases. Two things didn’t change though, he wanted it to be a comfortable daily driver and a mild wheeler. A cross-country trip, and back again, is nothing to scoff at for any driver and even a brand-new vehicle. Thousands of miles to drive, adverse weather to endure, and mental preparedness are only some of the hurdles. For Daniel, a Long Beach, California, resident, the end of that journey was his cousin’s wedding in North Carolina. He had driven cross-country before and enjoyed it, so the wedding was a great reason to do it again. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Daniel Buck
Published: Online 10/12/2016 – Print (expected) March issue 2017

IT’S NOT A JEEP: IT’S A GPW – Jp Magazine

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When it comes to building a project, there are many ways to skin the cat…ahem, Jeep. With so many paths, that generally makes each Jeep pretty unique, even if it doesn’t appear to be that different at first glance. Gary Ammon’s flatfender stood out at the 2016 Hi Desert Roundup held near Barstow, California, because it was moderately built, had clean lines, featured unique half doors, and it got the job done off-road. Now, the Jeep isn’t actually a Jeep. It’s a jeep. More specifically, it is a ’44 Ford GPW. Ammon is a life-long Jeep enthusiast, and he picked up this GPW because of its historical significance, and he wanted something to use for camping in the Sierras and to explore the deserts. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – September 15, 2016 Print – TBD

THIS FARMER’S 1975 JEEP CJ-5 IS HIS LUCKY CHARM – Jp Magazine

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When thinking of California, farming may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Most people from any of the other 49 states think of Los Angeles/Hollywood, San Francisco, sports teams, or smog laws when the word California comes up in conversation. In fact, the Golden State is the country’s agricultural production leader, and offers plenty of wide-open space and fertile ground. However, this isn’t a story about California, it’s about a 1975 Jeep CJ-5 owned by a California farmer named Vince Orgon.

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – August 22, 2016 Print – TBD

2ND ANNUAL KMC WHEELS SUMMER JEEP-BASH PRESENTED BY JEEP – Jp Magazine

003-kmc-summer-jeep-bashFor the second year in a row, the KMC Wheels Summer Jeep-Bash was a success. Presented by Jeep, the event took place on July 9, 2016 in Long Beach, California, at Shoreline Aquatic Park, just across the channel from the Queen Mary. More than 200 Jeeps showed up, more than twice last year’s attendance, covering the grassy slopes surrounding the lighthouse in the park. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – July 25, 2016 Print – February 2017

JEEP FUN AT THE CAL4WHEEL HI DESERT ROUND-UP – Jp Magazine

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High Desert Roundup – Jp Magazine December 2016

Summer was beating down the door and Jeep season was in full swing. What better place to enjoy Memorial Day weekend than the Southern California desert? The California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) has kept the holiday weekend earmarked for the Hi Desert Round-Up (HDR) for decades, making this the 45th annual event. Read More…

 

 

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – June 21, 2016   Print – December Issue of 2016