Sasquatch Teardown and Suspension Design/Install
Sasquatch is a 1979 Jeep Wagoneer that we are taking to SEMA 2022. The build will be debut in the TREMEC Transmission booth on Tuesday Nov. 1.
This is a complete teardown and rebuild using the latest technology. There will be many new products debuting on this build. We are excited to be working with some of the oldest and newest companies in the offroading community.
The Wagoneer had been sitting for the last 20 years.
On the way to Jerry Logan's Car Barn where we held the kick-off meeting for the build with some of our partners.
Starting with a Razor grille, we pulled ideas from 3 different grilles to come up with the Sasquatch grille.
We found a set of Super Duty axles at All American Classics in Vancouver, WA.
Yukon Gear & Axle supplied and installed Zip Lockers and gears. We are also using their chromoly inner axles in the front. CBM Designs did the installation of inner axlels and wheel bearings.
Using rear springs from BJ's Offroad, the chassis is starting to make the transformation.
One Up Offraod designed and fabricated the suspension to bolt up to a FSJ frame.
This is the prototype for an off the shelf product from One Up Offroad.
This suspension is interchangeable with modern super duty suspension. We will be using off the shelf shocks from Fox and springs from Eibach.
Thanks to the Guniwheels, we are able to roll the jeep around the shop without having to mount the wheels and tires.
Fake wood decal removal.
First mock up using 37" Mickey Thompsons and 17" Vision beadlocks.
Front clip, doors and tailgate have been removed and bodywork begins.