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Ep31 A history of sleds - the first off road vehicle!

November 18th, 2019

Diane Kodet of Clay Township Michigan collects everything to do with Christmas and runs an event called "The History of the Christmas Tree Walk" every December. She comes in studio to tell us a little about that event, and how the popular downhill sled came into existence.  

For more information check out www.thechristmaswalk.com

Ep30 Dana 30 history and tech

November 11th, 2019

The Dana 30 front axle is in millions of 4x4s, yet it is often thought of as a throwaway axle. But is it? Keith and Johnny Orange discuss the various versions throughout history, and when you should consider keeping your stock axle. 

Ep29 The History of International Harvester Vehicles

November 4th, 2019

The International Harvester company is one of the oldest truck and 4x4 manufacturers and was the first to introduce many vehicular innovations that are still used to this day.  

The History of International is rich and needs to be remembered. Keith and Johnny Orange talk about some of the most popular models, including but not limited to the Travelall and the Scout. 

Ep28 Halloween Rambling and IT’s ALIVE!!!

October 28th, 2019

Keith and Johnny Orange tell some marginally automotive "ghost" stories. 

Continuing on that theme, what do you need to consider when bringing a vehicle back from the dead?  We cover that a bit. 

Hey, this is a fun episode. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Halloween! 

Ep27 Tranny Talk

October 21st, 2019

Keith and Johnny Orange discuss options for factory overdrive manual transmissions that also have a creeper gear, and discover there really aren't many.

Chad from Quick Draw Brand Adapters returns to the show and gives us a rundown of Overland Expo East. Additionally, he talks about NV4500 swapability as well as some modern options such as the TR4050 Tremec. 

Further info at www.quickdrawbrand.com and www.shiftsst.com

Ep26 Bodywork Do’s and Don’ts

October 14th, 2019

Both Keith and Johnny Orange have been involved with bodywork projects as of late. What should you consider when fixing dents and rust on your rig?  

There are many things to think about when choosing coatings and paint. Especially when using multiple stages or doing the floor of your garage. 

For additional floor coating information consider checking out www.mscfloors.com

Ep25 Farewell to a founder and the importance of securing your rig

October 7th, 2019

Al Kodet, Keith's dad, passed away unexpectedly the day after Wheels in the Woods 2019. He was instrumental in getting the Museum of Off Road Adventure open, and supported the growth of the MORA in many ways. We say goodbye, and the circumstances of his death gave us reason to think about the security of our rigs.  

What are you doing to keep your rig from getting stolen? How about things taken from your open-top Jeep? This is the episode to listen to for those answers.

Ep24 Wheels in the Woods Recap

September 30th, 2019

Wheels in the Woods 2019 is in the books! 

Keith and Johnny Orange wind down after the show, along with special guest Ed Henry. Ed is a longtime friend of both hosts, and also an avid Wheelin' listener who won several awards at this year's show with his wild custom-built sandrail.

During the show this year, we interviewed several of the attendees about their rigs and experiences to air on Wheelin'. 

Ed stuck around for our aftershow, called "The End of the Trail" which can only be found at https://www.patreon.com/join/wheelinradio. During the show, Chad from www.quickdrawbrand.com happened to call, so we patched him right in. It was meant to be, because Ed happened to win a QuickDraw R2.8 AX15 bellhousing at the raffle. So, for the first time, we had four voices on the show. 

Ep23 History of the AMC Eagle

September 23rd, 2019

The Eagle has landed! The Museum of Off Road Adventure has brought back on public display one of the finest survivor examples of the introductory year of these revolutionary cars. Keith and Johnny Orange discuss what it took to bring America's first mass-produced All Wheel Drive Crossover type vehicle into production, and why it may have caused the eventual demise of American Motors.  

Along the way we cover some unique options and rich racing heritage of the Eagle line of vehicles, and how many of the technologies developed are seen in vehicles of today. 

More information at www.themora.org and www.facebook.com/themoramuseum  

Ep22 Truck Show Prep and Wheelin’ with Pets

September 16th, 2019

Keith and Johhny Orange are excited for the upcoming 2019 Wheels in the Woods 4x4 and Off-Road Vehicle show. Our entire staff is involved with the Museum of Off Road Adventure, so this fundraising family event is very important to us. This year the MORA has added several new events for everyone's enjoyment. We cover the schedule, what to expect, and encourage our listeners to attend!  

Traveling with pets is always a challenge. Taking them on the trail or for multi-day trips can be extra stressful and challenging. What should you consider when bringing your four-legged co-pilot with you?  

www.wheelsinthewoods.info