VIDEO & BUILD GALLERY
I've been in the automotive industry for about 7 years now, and owned at least 15 vehicles in the past 14 years. I've always been interested in the automotive-related world, but all of my daily drivers have stayed primarily stock. That changed when I got the 1987 Jeep Cherokee that I currently own, as when I bought it, it had a bad transmission and bad transfer case, and I couldn't even limp it home until I had changed the idler pulley in the guy's front yard. However, it had a 5 speed AX-15 transmission, and I didn't want anything else.
I've spent more than 4 years now teaching myself how to build it, daily driving it off and on, and learning how to offroad when it's not broken. One transmission swap, two transfer case swaps, newer upgraded geared axles with limited slips front and rear swapped in, two clutch replacements (learning to rock crawl with a manual has been a good time, especially before the lower gears), a 4.5" Frankenstein lift I pieced together, 35" tires, and more have already gone into it, and I've done a large part of it myself. Eventually I'd love to do a roll cage, 3 link long arm, 4 link rear conversion, frame stiffeners from front to rear, rock sliders/rocker panel protection, and more are all on the list. However, my dream vehicle is a 04-06 Jeep Wrangler LJ with a diesel swapped in.
I came to Diesel Power Products from an offroad shop specializing in regearing, suspension installs, and more. I learned so much about the hard parts that push builds to be able to handle hard abuse while rock crawling with as much articulation as possible, and be ready to go out again the next day with minimal issue. It's been pretty cool seeing how all the skills, knowledge, and abilities I've learned over the years have translated into helping build these diesel trucks to be as badass as possible.
When I'm not under my Jeep cursing myself for all the dried mud falling into my eyes, I'm hanging out with my dogs, a hellion Husky mutt and a sassy terrier mutt. I also enjoy wheeling (obviously), trying to figure out the intricacies of photography with my DSLR, hanging out with my friends, spending time out in the woods, and target shooting.
I'm excited to be at Diesel Power Products, and hope one day to have a sweet diesel rig myself!