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My $500 Postal Jeep Triumphantly Arrives in Moab After a Grueling 1,800-Mile Journey My $500 Postal Jeep Triumphantly Arrives in Moab After a Grueling 1,800-Mile Journey

“It’s too far gone,” the unbelievers said. “It cannot be saved.”Project Postal—the $500 postal Jeep that at the time had a two-foot rust hole in its frame and a cracked engine—was met with plenty of doubt from the beginning. And people were right to be skeptical, but after intense wrenching that consumed my life for…

My $500 Postal Jeep Has Been Stuck in a Colorado Days Inn Parking Lot For Two Days My $500 Postal Jeep Has Been Stuck in a Colorado Days Inn Parking Lot For Two Days

I haven’t written an update on Project Postal—my rusty, junkyard-grade $500 postal Jeep—since Wednesday, because driving the Jeep drains me to no end, and more importantly, the vehicle has been broken for two days, and my brothers and I have been running around trying to fix it.

My $500 Postal Jeep Made It 400 Miles to Illinois but It Was Truly Miserable My $500 Postal Jeep Made It 400 Miles to Illinois but It Was Truly Miserable

After fixing the engine, ignition system, frame, body, suspension, steering, and basically the whole damn car, I finally got my $500 Postal Jeep on the road, and amazingly, it’s gone 400 miles from Michigan to Illinois without a major issue! Well, except for one: I was miserable the whole time.

After Endless Setbacks My $500 Postal Jeep Finally Begins the 1,800 Mile Journey to Moab After Endless Setbacks My $500 Postal Jeep Finally Begins the 1,800 Mile Journey to Moab

I haven’t showered in five days, and I’ve barely slept. Trying to prepare my dilapidated $500 Postal Jeep—dubbed Project POStal—for an 1,800 trip to Utah brought me so close to the brink that on Thursday, I actually gave up. The Jeep was too far gone, I decided. But a last-minute burst of energy changed everything,…

My 1,800 Mile Trip in This $500 Postal Jeep Is Starting to Look Less Hopeless My 1,800 Mile Trip in This $500 Postal Jeep Is Starting to Look Less Hopeless

I’m supposed to leave tomorrow on an 1,800 mile expedition to Moab, Utah, but the amount of work I have to do to get my 1976 Jeep DJ-5D—dubbed Project POStal—ready will likely push that back. Still, I have lots of great news to report: The engine now sounds better than ever, I have the front axle all hooked up, the…

The Jeep Wayout Concept Is a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Turned Into an Overlanding Beast

One of the most exciting things about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and about mid-size off-road trucks in general, is that they make for excellent overlanding rigs. And to prove this point, Jeep has built the “Wayout” concept for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Check out its awesome rooftop tent.

Here's How the Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter's 700+ HP Engine Sounds

With the M-715 “Five-Quarter” concept, Jeep somehow turned the already perfect M-715 military truck into something even perfect-er. Among modifications that contributed to bringing this Jeep into the pantheon of legendary concept Jeeps is the Hellcrate engine. Here’s how it sounds.

The Jeep J6 Concept Is the Regular Cab Long-Bed Jeep Pickup We've All Been Yearning For The Jeep J6 Concept Is the Regular Cab Long-Bed Jeep Pickup We've All Been Yearning For

When the 2020 Jeep Gladiator debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, many complained that the first Jeep truck since 1992 was too big. “I want a regular cab,” the masses of internet truck-diehards yelled in all caps. Well, there’s some good news for them, as last week, Jeep showed off exactly that in the Jeep J6…

The Jeep M-715 'Five-Quarter' Is a 700+ HP Convertible Military Supertruck The Jeep M-715 'Five-Quarter' Is a 700+ HP Convertible Military Supertruck

Jeep is launching the 2020 Jeep Gladiator this year, so it makes sense that all of the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari concepts are trucks. Many of them are extremely cool, but one concept rises to the top: The Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter. It’s a hellcat-powered brute with military roots, so if you love Jeeps or trucks or both,…

By the Grace of the Car Gods My $500 Postal Jeep Actually Runs Pretty Well By the Grace of the Car Gods My $500 Postal Jeep Actually Runs Pretty Well

Good news on Project POStal, my seemingly hopeless rusted-out $500 Postal Jeep that will soon be tasked with an 1,800 mile trip to Utah: It runs! And not only does it run, it runs well (ish). Here’s where my build stands just six days from departure.

The Tiny Romanian-Built ARO 10 Is my Current 4x4 SUV Obsession The Tiny Romanian-Built ARO 10 Is my Current 4x4 SUV Obsession

There are certain off-roaders that will always have my heart—vehicles like the Jeep XJ, the LJ Suzuki Jimny, and the Lada Niva. But some SUVs only occupy the obsessed parts of my cerebellum for fleeting moments, and currently in the tiny space is the Romanian ARO 10.

Turns Out Bacon Grease Isn't the Worst Thing to Use as Engine Oil

You know that bacon grease that you always pour into a glass jar because you’re afraid it will clog your sink? Well, a recent YouTube video shows that, if you warm that stuff up and pour it into your lawnmower’s crankcase, your machine may not immediately blow up! Behold the most helpful consumer advice you’ll witness…

We Dug Into a Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt to Learn Their Secrets

If you still don’t believe that electric cars are, at the very least, going to be a big part of our automotive future, then, well, I suppose have fun in your beautiful gasoline-soaked fantasy life. If you’re like most everyone else with eyes and brains, you know EVs are here to stay, and it makes sense to get to know…

Please Help Me Get My $500 Postal Jeep 1,800 Miles to Moab Please Help Me Get My $500 Postal Jeep 1,800 Miles to Moab

This year’s off-road project has been a disaster, and I’ve now got only eight days to essentially repair an entire suspension system, braking system, steering system, electrical system, and also to get the engine running properly. It’s good news, then, that—of all years—this is the one year that failure is not an…

A Reminder to Tighten Your Damn Lug Nuts

A reader named Roberto just sent a video of his car crashing at a race track because of loose lug nuts. Many of us can relate; I myself have far too many stories about loose lug nuts, including one involving a professional technician at Fiat Chrysler and a preproduction Jeep Cherokee KL. And you know how many such…

Toyota Patents Bedwetter Toyota Patents Bedwetter

Toyota has filed for a patent for a system that, in theory, will help users wash out the beds of their pickup trucks. As pointed out by It’s Not That Simple—a website that regularly publishes cool automobile patents—Toyota’s invention is called “Integrated truck bed washing.” Here’s how it works.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator's 'Build & Price' Configurator Is Live—Here's the Truck I Would Buy The 2020 Jeep Gladiator's 'Build & Price' Configurator Is Live—Here's the Truck I Would Buy

I’m not in the market for a Jeep pickup unless it’s a rusty Forward Control for under $1,000. Still, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator’s “Build & Price” website tool is up, so now I can show you—based on my short test drive—which Gladiator I would buy.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Is Even Better Than the Wrangler Truck You Dreamed Of The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Is Even Better Than the Wrangler Truck You Dreamed Of

Anticipation for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has reached a fever pitch, as Jeep fans yearn to jump into the truck world, and truck fans hunger for the taste of that sweet Jeep nectar. Now that the first Jeep pickup in 28 years is here, many wonder: Can it possibly live up to the hype?

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Costs $35,040 To $62,310–Here's a Full Price Breakdown The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Costs $35,040 To $62,310–Here's a Full Price Breakdown

Ever since the 2020 Jeep Gladiator debuted at the LA Auto Show, everyone has been asking: “How much will it cost?” Now we know, and while it’s certainly not cheap, you get a lot of truck for your bucks. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of how much you can spend on a Gladiator and how its pricing compares to other…

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