There are certain things we find on the internet that make our souls hurt and this 1979 Jeep CJ5 is one of them. Looking past the purple chassis and suspension components below the blue body, looking past the weird looking beam front bumper, there’s just those wheels and tires. The wheels are 26″ American Force monsters and the tires are low profile Tri-Ace Dakar models. There’s an element of monster truck to this thing and then there is an element of monster badness to this thing as well.
Is it so weird that with a different wheel and tire combo and an afternoon with a Wagner power painter on the chassis, we’d like this Jeep? The whole rig is easily “fixed”, right? Outside of the obvious taste driven things we hate the bones are good. A 304ci V8, a 3-speed stick, and according to the seller, they can wrap in chrome green in a jiffy. Oh God…someone is going to wrap this chrome green.
Obviously everyone’s style preferences are their own and just because this one does not match up to ours does not make the thing vile, it just makes it vile to US. Hell, if anything the combined weight of those four tires and wheels may actually provide some stability when cornering. No?