I'm sure most everyone knows Dale and his jeep Fledge - Fledge and Dales exploits has been well documented on ROF for many years now.
Dale doesn't post nearly as much as he used to, a simple thing like life, moving to Colorado, starting a family etc - have taken center stage for him.
As life changes - so to does your hobbies.
Dale built Feldge up with som of the better bolt-on improvements available for the time - and Fldge was built to be more of a backwoods explorer and expedition style rig. It certainly served it's purpose giving Dale, his with, and dogs plenty of life experiences to never be forgotten. But one thing it also gave Dale is a very well rounded taste of whatthis hobby has to offer. And you know what - Dale loves the Rock Crawling!
Moving to Crawerado, and starting a new family, it was time to update Fledge for it's new mission - To be a family friendly, serious Rock Crawler. Capable of running all the hardcore tails in Colorado and Utah. It has to be family friendly, and perform exception on the street and highways, as Dale doesn't plan on trailoring Fledge.
With a bunch of consults, tons of planning, and a test drive - Dale knew our Freak Platform was the perfect choice.
Following our Keep it Simple, Keep it Solid approach - Fledge will be completely converted to our Freak Platform, and gone through thoroughly to remove, repair, and simplify previous modifications. Fledge will also get some some custom touches not seen yet on the Freak platforms.
Now the real transformation begins....
Model: 2005 LJ Rubicon
Axles: Custom Spider 9 Assemblies
Engine/Transmission: Stock for now...
Wheels: Walker Evans 17" Beadlocks
Tires: 40"x13.5" GoodYear Kevlar MTR's
Suspension: Rokmen Custom Tuned 2.5"
Armor: Rokmen all the way around
Steering: Custom, w/PSC Hydro Assist
And lots of custom touches... You'll have to follow along to see them all...
The gallery with tons of pics can be seen here: