Levi’s CJ Jeep Hot Rod

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CJ Jeep Hot Rod was built o worthily celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the release of the first Jeep CJ Levi’s Edition. The very enthusiastic Jeepers Club Milano has designed a unique machine that I have had the opportunity to see at the Camp Jeep 2015, Montalieu Vercieu.
The team created the opportunity for a unique model, a Levi’s CJ Jeep Hot Rod, it’s a beauty. It took months between the project idea and its realization. First of all the club has set a goal: to make a Jeep Hot Rod, then they studied the feasibility of the prototype, and then had to find technical solutions before starting the build of the CJ. The project began in August 2014 to be released in June 2015, less than a month before the Camp Jeep!

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Everything had to be perfect and the Jeep Hot Rod had to be completely in the spirit of the Levi’s Jeep. The smallest details of design and finish had to be fully consistent with this Jeep Spirit so dear to club members. The colors, fabric, straps that hold the hood, visible screws, everything was done to make this thing a real masterpiece.

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The interior is very special, unique design, mostly Denim. Exceptional quality!

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jeep hot rod levi's cj interior

Let’s see in detail how this exceptional vehicle was designed.
The chassis comes from a Jeep CJ6 from the mid 60s. It was cut to make it lower. Structural reinforcements were welded to obtain the necessary rigidity to the assembly.
Both on the rear portion to support the spare wheel located at the back door and also on the front for receiving the V8 engine. Once assembled mechanically, everything has been cleaned, sanded and painted.

jeep hot rod levi's cj interior

It has ventilated disc brakes with twin-piston calipers has. All the hydraulics are modified. Obviously, all the links have had to be tailor-made and wheel spacers machined to be able to receive the Jeep 6 nuts wheels.
The suspension is also handcrafted and tailor-made, it is equipped with hydraulic dampers have been adapted.

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A Dana 44 serves as an organ donor for this Jeep Hot Rod. Hubs, disc brakes and calipers. Everything is nicely implemented so it can be perfectly adapted to the rear axle. All the steering linkage is home made.

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The front of the Levi’s Jeep is equipped with just one leaf spring taken from Ford model A. It is mounted upside-down.

jeep hot rod levi's cj

It was of utmost importance to keep the original CJ wheels. They’ve been polished and equipped with Cooper STT tires (35 inch size)
The engine is a V8 of course. It’s a 5900 cc from a 1972 Jeep Wagoneer, completely revised of course.
The gearbox is manual, model T176 from a 1980 Cherokee. Only one driveshaft though. To the rear.

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Front fenders have been removed, the windshield is lowered and the grille has also been adapted to follow the harmonious proportions and smooth lines of this Jeep CJ hot rod.

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This unique vehicle is really exceptional and worthy of being a nice piece of collection!
Bravo to Jeepers Club Milano!

TEXT & PHOTO: Journal du 4×4 France

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Photographer, reporter and promoter for various off road competitions. Owner of the website. We are reporting from the biggest European events and we are trying to do a good job. I hope you like it. In the business since 2010.
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