"Froggy’s Ride" is a custom, professionally built, pick up style 1995 Jeep Wrangler. More than 400 hours has been invested in this vehicle in a professional off road shop and it is complete in every way using the best of parts. Built from new, or as new parts from the ground up, it boasts a 350ci Chev fuel injected crate engine, and a 700R 4 automatic rebuilt transmission. The rear diff is an Eaton 8.5 posi with new 4.10 gears and bearings. The front diff is an Eaton 8.5 with new 4.10 gears that has been narrowed 2".
Frame is powder coated and lengthened 26” to accommodate the custom 5 foot pickup box. The body holds aluminum checker plate lower body guards, Xenon fender flares, a custom fabricated Rocky Mountain Off Road box tubing front winch bumper with a Waren 8274 winch and Pro Comp 6” driving lights, The underside of the Jeep and pickup box has been covered with spray in box liner.
The interior impresses with leather TJ seats, cruise control, power windows and tilt steering. The custom fabricated aluminum dash face displays a set of Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges that include water temperature, voltage, oil pressure, fuel tachometer, and speedometer with digital odometer as well as a B & M Pro shifter and GT Grant steering.
The removable hardtop has been painted to match the body color with paint work completed by Pala Autobody. Windshield mounted 5” Pro Comp Explorer road lights, a 4 point roll cage, cut tub behind the doors and custom fabricated cab enclosure to fit a CJ-8 hardtop make this unit a head turner.
Front and Rear Tires are Super Swamper Radial TSL 36x12.50 R16LT’s mounted on Eagle 186 Polished aluminum 16”x8” wheels.
Additionally this V-8 conversion includes fabrication for an engine wiring harness for fuel injection and automatic transmission. MSD plug wires, flex fan, 3” aluminized exhaust system with Magnaflow stainless muffler. The rear bumper is a custom fabricated, heavy duty Rocky Mountain Off Road with 2 tow points, new Rubicon 4 ½” express lift springs, spring over ale conversion, fabricated shock mounts and reverse spring shackles. New sway bar and link kits, Rancho lift shocks, steering cross link, drop pitman arm, rebuilt front drive shaft, custom lengthened rear driveshaft and NP241 rebuilt transfer case.
This truck has not been driven off road and is like new with no damage or rust anywhere.
This is an attention grabbing vehicle where ever it goes. Jeep lovers are constantly pulling alongside on the highway to take photos or following you home to do the same. It has a cool Tonka kind of style with the big 36" Swampers on Eagle 16 x 8 rims all around.
Money will be used to expand the program for the coming school year
Online auction will raise funds for additional automotive education programs
Fans of the Spielberg film customize their off-roaders in the style of those in the movie
The national organization and a group of sponsors help New Mexico auto-tech class with the hands-on project
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