Re-loaded "Our 4x4s" from the old website: Cousin WIllard

Below is the build thread on Cousin Willard from our old website!

Cousin Willard

Cousin Willard started life at ORD as a battered old parts-getter.  But what seemed at first like maybe a downright silly idea - to build the long-bed crew cab into a capable trail rig -  has turned Willard into livin' proof that, with the right buildup stuff, even Gigantosaurs can 'wheel right along with the best of 'em. 


Cousin Willard wore a bright orange coat of paint for Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road's 2008 Ultimate Adventure.

ABOVE:  Here's Willard sporting the new ARB tent near Moab at the 2010 Easter J**P Safari.

BELOW:  Cousin Willard in action during the 2007 Ultimate Adventure.





TECH BONUS: Many of you have asked how we decided where to slice and dice for Cousin Willard's boatsides.  They make a huge difference on gnarly trails.  Look below to see how the cuttin' was done

Cousin Willard's Boatsides

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Above: Before (left) and After (right)