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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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
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?
September 9th, 2019
4x4 enthusiasts are probably the largest consumers of used tires. This is mainly because of the ever-rising cost of buying big rubber. Plus, tires no longer good for highway driving might still have a life in the dirt.
Keith and Johnny Orange have bought hundreds of used 4x4 tires over the years, and have learned the hard way what is a good purchase, and what is downright dangerous.
Do you know how to date code a tire? Do you know the difference between advertised and actual size and why this matters? Are bias-ply or radial a better choice for your trail rig? Are used military tires a decent deal? We answer all these questions and more on this episode.
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September 2nd, 2019
Are online forums dead? Are Facebook groups the best way to find information for your build these days? Keith and Johnny Orange discuss the pros and cons of each format.
Episode 20 features some extended 4x4 news coverage, including the recent unfortunate passing of Jessi Combs. Johnny Orange updates us on Project XJ. Keith Kodet of Thin Line Offroad starts plans for a 7.3 Excursion build and continues his name search for the FJ60.
The Museum of Offroad Adventure has several important announcements and is ramping up for their annual Wheels in the Woods show.
Extremely exciting news comes from the aftermarket with the insane pricing on 2.8R Cummins swap packages coming out of QuickDraw Brand.
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