This restored '74 Jeep J20 is the stuff of dreams
This is a 1974 Jeep J-20 and it's been restored, beautifully modified and as you can see from the pictures, it is now in pristine condition. It's hard to imagine that this amazing vehicle was bought for peanuts.
The owner bought it for a thousand bucks with a vision. He wanted to preserve its essence and nature but he also wanted to create something unique, something you don't see every day.
The first thing they did was strip it down bit by bit until all they were left with was the frame. They reinforced the chassis which hadn't been properly looked after and was brittle in certain points, and then they changed the suspension and updated it with a custom LJ long arm kit. The idea was to keep a long wheelbase, thus making it suitable for road use but also reliable and usable off-road.
It's called the "Tomahawk" and there are a couple of features that remind you of that. There's a tomahawk on the hood and then another one which is visible when you open the tailgate.
For the interior they decided to make it clean and polished while also keeping it as original as possible, with that "retro" feeling to it. The seats have been reupholstered with black quilted leather, the headliner has been covered with black and grey plaid.
Underneath its beautifully designed exterior beats an old iron all-American AMC 401 V8 heart because the ultimate goal was to keep it all about the feeling, all about the beauty of cruising on highways and enjoying the scenery in the great American outdoors.