New Legend Links with SoCal Clothing Company for Cool Wagoneer Build

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New Legend x Iron & Resin 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

Backed with a bit of LS power and a four-speed automatic, Wagoneer build features tons of vintage cool, and then some.

For nearly three decades, the Jeep Wagoneer brought luxury to the ruggedness Jeep is known for. Some bits may have changed, but the big SUV remained largely unchanged over its life as the third longest-produced single-generation vehicle built in the United States.

Thus, something with this much authenticity can only draw the attention of Southern California-based Iron & Resin. The clothing company recently paired up with their friends, Ames, Iowa-based New Legend 4×4, for an amazing build, featuring a 1978 Wagoneer.

New Legend x Iron & Resin 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

The build was designed to give Iron & Resin the ability to handle whatever adventure comes their way, whether it’s a day of surfing, horseback riding, or dirt bikes in the desert.

New Legend x Iron & Resin 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

Under the hood of the Iron & Resin Wagoneer is not the AMC 360 or 401 V8 that would have been there back in the day, but a 5.3-liter GM LS motor paired with a four-speed automatic, linked to the ground through a set of stock wheels and all-terrain tires, each pair attached to a rebuilt axle.

New Legend x Iron & Resin 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

Inside, the Wagoneer is all-Iron & Resin. Tan horween leather and waxed canvas come together with Del Sol diamond serape trim to give the Jeep a desert Southwest vibe, one befitting its classic looks. The retro-fitted AC will keep one and all cool on those treks when rolling down the windows isn’t enough.

New Legend x Iron & Resin 1978 Jeep Wagoneer

This Wagoneer is a work of art, one that will work as hard for its owners as it did all those decades ago.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]non.com.

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