New Legend Links with SoCal Clothing Company for Cool Wagoneer Build
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Wagoneer is a work of art, one that will work as hard for its owners as it did all those decades ago.