Friends from the Aiken Horsepower Club urged me to send you a picture of my Jeep which has become the rolling icon of my political campaign for the South Carolina State House.
It's a '98. To our surprise, in 2000 a photo of our Jeep graced the cover of Best Tops quarterly catalog. It was crawling rocks on a mountain in Moab, UT when someone snapped the picture. Around the same time, it was also featured in a picture in Off Road magazine's story about the annual Moab event.
I tell its history this way --- it's climbed mountains...been muddin'...and done plenty of chores on our SC horse farm -- now it has a new purpose: to visit every neighborhood in my SC House District so I can meet every voter and be elected. I'll ride in it to the State House!
Bill Taylor - Aiken, SC
Hello, figured I would also send a picture of my 1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler, (the “Blue Mule”) this has been a work in progress for about 15 years of fiddling around with it, I use it for hunting in the desert and north country of Arizona, I originally purchased this from a Farmer here locally and it was a plain Jane that he used to haul hay bales out to his livestock, After redoing the suspension, upgrading from a 4 cylinder to a straight six and trading off the truck cab for the CJ-7 hard top, last part of the details was the paint job and rims and tires, I call it the Blue Mule as it has never let me down out in numerous hunting trips and I have only had to use the winch for myself once when I got into deep snow in Flagstaff during a elk hunt and tried turning around on a road, seems the wheel base is the same distance as the deep ruts were under the snow!
If anyone is looking for any FC170 Jeeps I have two in my yard that are up for sale from a friend of mine that has lost interest in rebuilding them, price is negotiable, one runs and the other is a parts vehicle, both are complete.
Major Leon N. Wilmot, CPM