We are pretty fond of our vintage 1980 AMC Jeep CJ-5, and we are glad Four Wheeler Magazine is, too! These guys discovered this gem at the 2019 SEMA Show, and we found it while on a hunting trip near Dripping Springs a few years ago.
It was covered in dirt, mildew, dust and more, but still, we became its third owner.
Despite the fact that it was left sitting for quite some time, the paint was original, with westerner graphics that could only be found at a few dealerships during the 1970s and 1980s. Even the top just needed a good cleaning before it was ready to go.
Beyond that, we added a new battery, new shocks, new brakes, a Holley Sniper EFI, a Detroit Locker and new seats, since it seemed at least a few animals had made these their home over the years.
This Jeep also had a hitch rack on the back, which was attached with steel cables… a hitch rack that sparked an idea and led to what is now the PAKMULE brand.
So while only 4,000 miles have been put on this vehicle, since it was discovered by us in the Texas Hill Country, it has brought about so much more, from bringing smiles to faces while on the road to serving as the inspiration behind the toughest cargo carrier on the planet.