Od(d) Green Beast
Not For Sale
Engine : 4.9 liter (inline six) EFI
Drivetrain : E4OD tranny, D44 front, Ford 8.8 rear
Formerly owned by the Yakima Indian Nation of Washington State. It was beat to tarnation on the super rough mountain fire roads on the Res. Now it's the fixer upper I never knew I always wanted, until I saw it on Craigslist. $850 running!
Actually, I bought it because it WAS rough and figured it would be a good vehicle to leave at trailheads for hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, etc. I never really intended it to be a fixer-upper because I was going to leave it pretty crappy. But I just could not resist the urge to fix it up. Doggone vehicle upgrade projects are a disease, I tell you what.
As of October 2011, it's about 75% restored. New front and rear black bumpers replacing the #@$!@ bent up chrome nasties, rebuilt BW1356 transfer case, rebuilt driveshafts, new exhaust with Magnaflow hi-flow cat and Flowmaster 40 muffler, DIY new passenger front fender, DIY paint job with Gillespie #319 (Late WWII Lusterless Jeep Olive Drab) enamel inside and out, interior tub and exterior rocker panels covered with black Monstaliner, 12.5 inch Tuffy security console II, new mirrors, Detroit Truetrac rear differential, new Cragar Soft 8 wheels with 31x10.50 Firestone Destination AT tires, new brake lights, SixLitre tuneup, etc. Nothing too fancy. Still need to black out some cosmetics, replace all the front lights (hazed and cracking), replace shocks, and rebuild or at least re-bearing the outer front axle. No, I'm probably not going to lift it. Already have a lifted Heep.
Thanks to Bronco Graveyard, Amazon.Com, NAPA, Summit Racing, LMC Truck, Joe's Transmission in Pittsburgh, Six States Distributors, and Drivetrain America for parts, Ron Fitzpatrick's VintageJeeps.Com for the Gillespie paint, Monstaliner.Com for the awesome UV-proof polyurethane truckbed liner, Bonnie and Clyde's in Pasco for the new exhaust system, and Diesel Performance Unlimited in Pasco for the Detroit Truetrac install and set-up!