Jeffery Beyer

St. Charles, IL

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Year / Model

86 CJ7


258 (4.2L I6)





Rear Axle

D44 rear w/PowerLok, 4.56 R&P

Front Axle

D30 front w/PowerLok, 4.56 R&P, Tom Woods extra-long slip joint driveshaft

Wheels / Tires

33X9.5 BFG MT / 15X6 American Racing 767 rims

Springs / Shocks

National Spring leaf springs / DeoschTech

Misc: Big 'Ol Ramsey winch w/custom-built mounting brackets, tow hook mounts, and turn signal lights. Optima Red top battery, M.O.R.E. front shackle-reversal kit, Perma-Cool electric radiator fan, Hella H-4 off-road headlamps, Computer bypass control of carburetor fuel mixture and timing, Underhood Hayden electric air compressor, tank, air horns, K-N air filter, TJ fender flares, Hi-Lift jack, 4 ton hand winch. Lot 'o h/d stuff build by me: shock axle-mounting brackets f&r, front shackles, U-bolt flip brackets f&r, sway bar disconnects and mounting brackets, f&r air-tank 'rock-crusher' bumpers w/built-in rear receiver hitch, heavy-duty Rubicon rack w/twin gas can mounts, and wheel wells enlarged enough to fit the future 35's thanks to the TJ fender flares. And don't forget the bumper-blender/spare starter!

Current / Future Projects: Now that I'm in the mud, no more plans for the 4to1 transfer case, but 35X12.5 muds would be good!  Converting to a rear cv/driveshaft sounds better and better. Still working on a custom-built full rollcage - don't think I'll ever finish it. Also, gotta fab up an aluminum far shroud. Since my Jacobs unit is flakey, I eventually want to go with the HEI or Ford TFI distributor conversion too. The paint job keeps falling back in priority...

Trails: Rubicon, Big Bear (John Bull, Holcomb Creek, 2N93,...), Los Coyotes, Ocotillo, Truckhaven, Joshua Tree (Geology Tour Road and south), Monache Meadows/Dinky Lakes, Borrego Desert (all over), Canyonlands' White Rim, a few Colorado trails including Engineer pass, Mexico from Punta Bonda south on coast, many other local Southern California trails. New trails: the stuff up at Trolhaugen, WI, plus Attica, IN

Events Attended: Memorial 2001 at Dresser, WI

Clubs: Northern Illinois Jeep Alliance, IL 4Wheel Drive Assoc.

Previous or Other Jeeps owned:

Other: Haven't heard much Grateful Dead music on the trails or in camp. Come on now, where are all the Jeeping Deadheads?

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