John Tuitele

Phoenix, AZ

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Year / Model 1953 CJ3B
Engine Buick 225 "Dauntless"
Transmission T-90
Transfercase D-18
Rear Axle Dana 44
Front Axle Dana 25
Wheels / Tires 10.5 chrome mags with 31 inch tires
Springs / Shocks Rancho shocks, stock springs
Misc: Weber carb, Edelbrock performance kit, Warn overdrive kit, 4.27 gears for highway speeds, headers and high flow exhaust, K&N filter, Optima battery, high output alternator, Tuffy console, rescued and modified storage boxes over rear fenders, CB, custom rollbar with family bars, custom fab front and rear bumpers, custom 13 gallon tank of heavy gauge plate, Warn hubs front and rear to allow flat towing, rhinoliner.
Current / Future Projects: Complete rewire kit from Painless, sound system, fold and tumble rear seat, recaro SE front bucket seats, second Optima battery & winch, rear bumper fab to include integral swing out tire, jerry cans, & safari rack unit, removal of 2 leafs on the rear and installation of reverse shackle on the front to smooth out the buckboard ride, underhood air compressor and tank, tow bar up front, flush mount round brake lights in rear.
Trails: mostly Flagstaff, AZ various & sundry trails, pictured is desert run from Lake Pleasant to Crown King.
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Previous or Other Jeeps owned: this is the first
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Other: This is a fun daily driver 8 months of the year (the not so hot non-summer months), and maintenance/modifications & outings serve as part of my 12 year old son's homeschooling curriculum. Many thanks are in order to my Wildcat brother in law for his many lessons in jeep modifications and capabilities.
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Sun, Sep 19, 1999