Lowell Arnold – Class 8 Jeep

Lowell Arnold
Builder: Arnold Auto Center
Chassis: 1983 Jeep
Weight: 5500 lbs Dry
Wheel Base: 120″
Track Width: 78″
Front Suspension: Custom Leaf Springs, Reinforced Dana 44 with 4:57 Gear, 3.0”  Swayaway External bypass Shocks
Rear Suspension: Custom Leaf Springs, 3.0” Swayaway External bypass Shocks
Engine: 401 CI. Arnold Auto Center
Transmission: TH 400 Arnold Auto Center, TCS Coverter
Fuel Cell: Fuel Safe 44 Gal
Ignition: MSD dual ignition boxes, MSD distributor
Tires: 37” BFG Projects
Wheels: Walker Evans Racing 17″ Beadlocks
Paint: Arnold Auto Center Paint and Fiberglass
Seats: Beard
Brakes: Willwood Rear Brakes GM Front Brakes
Communication: PCI
Navigation: None
Extra: Headers by Arnold Auto Center, Gauges by Autometer


4 comments on “Lowell Arnold – Class 8 Jeep
  1. Dream scenario….. HOOT finally makes it to a BAJA race. While chugging Tecate’s and quickly forgetting about Kentucky as the trucks wizz by. The ultimate 4 wheel drive, a FSJ (My forever fav since 1976)comes hauling serious butt down the track at him. A stepside to boot making the blood pressure explode. In a roar from the 401/th400/Quad(totally cool) set up and a major dust cloud the truck disappears down track. HOOT craps his self.
    I hope I get to see this truck race in the future, I’ll be wearing Depends just in case.
    Best of Luck,

  2. Dennis Richard Sletten says:

    Thanks for showing a real Off Road truck. Old School. back when racing was racing. long live the JEEPS.

  3. Tim Wiley says:

    Great to see this truck and to find out it is close by. I am building a pre-runner like this for our race cherokee. Need to find out if he still runs this truck or not. thanks Tim wiley-moeracing

  4. Yep, I too have a love of the Honcho step-sides. I’ve built several street/pre-runner versions of them, all based on the race trucks of the past. Long live the “Old-School” thunder trucks.

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