Snow is the Maine Attraction


Jon Spence of New Hampshire and Jason Grindell of Maine are both members of the Western Maine Mountain Jeepers of Bethel, Maine.   Jon Spence's '53 CJ-3B (with license plate BBB) has been seen in the past on CJ3B.info in its former peacock blue paint, but is now repainted in orange. It has a mostly-stock drivetrain except for a T-98 four-speed from a Postal Jeep. Jon built the tub himself, using 3/16" plate on the rockers and corners.

Jason Grindell's blue '54 is seriously modified under its stock exterior. Jason has put in a Buick 225 V6, a Dana 30 axle in the front, and a high-pinion Dana 44 built from a Ford front axle in the rear. Other additions include a T98 transmission, Detroit lockers, Holbrook springs, and power-steering from a Ford van.

Gabrielle Goodwin gave us these photos of Jon and Jason's Jeeps in January, and says, "They were taken in Bethel during our winter club run; we went trail blazing in the snow except we never actually made it to the trail head we usually run. These pics are the main access road."

The photos really give a great sense of what the trip was like, so we thought we'd add some of the dialogue that you might have heard. Click any of the pictures for a full-size copy (100K JPEG) -- without the balloons!

You go firstGive 'er
Winch and V6Man
Lockers3B's rule

Thanks to Gabby Goodwin for the great photos. -- Derek Redmond

Also on CJ3B.info, see my visit to Maine and some more Snow Jeeps.

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