This is the Full Metal Jacket, or FMJ, a 1941 Dodge Power Wagon with a Cummins Turbo Diesel (4BT) under the hood, backed by a TH350 transmission. It was built by Weaver Customs in Utah. Enjoyed a quick look at this beauty near the end of the 2018 SEMA Show. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: Weaver Customs … Read More
For years I’ve been casually looking for a good fan for my shop. There are many inexpensive ones, from under $100 to a several hundred, but less than a handful that look like they would last long or work well. At the 2018 SEMA Show I found the Big Ass Fans display near closing time on Thursday. This particular fan, … Read More
At the 2018 SEMA Show, the Diesel Brothers introduced their new Legion tire brand, a collaboration with Cooper Tires. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved.
My 2017 Overland Expo West coverage in TDR 97 included photos and prose about AEV’s new 4” DualSport suspension for 1500 Rams. However, the light was challenging and sometimes it’s difficult to show parts installed on a truck. AEV displayed a 20th Anniversary Recruit with the DualSport 1500 4” suspension at the SEMA Show, and also had the kit mounted … Read More
In just five years Factor 55 has helped revolutionize the self-recovery winching market by intelligently promoting Closed System Winching™ and rigging techniques better than anyone had before. They have done this by manufacturing fantastic products to facilitate safer recoveries, with education, and documenting scientific failure testing. Everything they make is designed by their small team in Boise, Idaho, and made in … Read More
Firestone took a couple big steps forward this year by redesigning two of their light-truck tires that may appeal to the TDR audience: the Destination M/T2 and the Transforce AT2. The previous Destination M/T was a whopping 12-years old and needed an update; even Firestone admits it was very long-in-the-tooth. The new Destination M/T2 retains some family heritage, but the … Read More
At the 2016 SEMA Show Superwinch introduced their new EXP, Expedition Grade, winches in 8, 10, and 12,000# versions. At the 2017 SEMA Show they released the big dogs for the larger, heavier trucks, with new 14, 16, and 18,000# EXP Series winches. We are looking forward to their retail availability. My last two truck builds both featured the previous … Read More