We mounted up in Anchorage and headed out to “attempt” to recover the Jeep from its grave. This was a joint effort from existing and prospective Alaska Extreme 4x4 and Last Frontier Club members.
We all arrived at the Jeep around 10 am on Saturday, and started to assess the damage. We immediately started to dig. We kept digging for the next 8 hours. When we had enough of the Jeep exposed we started to winch on it. We had Phills 12k Warn, my 8k Milemarker, and Matts 9.5k Warn. Due to the suction of the silt that we have in Alaska it took another couple hours to brake it free. When we finally got it free we towed it to the trail head and took what we could to keep it from being vandalized, this wasn’t over until around 10 pm that night. The next day Myself, Chaz, and Mike headed back to the trailhead and took what was considered salvageable by us off the truck, axles, drive train etc. The plan was to trailer it to the junkyard. A good friend of both clubs, Frank and Cole, came in from Wasilla and decided a rebuild was in order for the Jeep. The Jeep currently resides with Cole and Frank, the engine has been flushed and does actually run again. I request the pictures stay uncopyrighted and free to anyone who wants to host them.
Red 02’ TJ
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