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Scott Riebel Independence, CO

Scott Riebel's '78 CJ-7 three wheeling on Independence

Owner: Scott Riebel
Vehicle: CJ-7
Year: 1978
Location: Colorado
Club: Colorado Rock Hoppers
Favorite Trails: Pritchett Canyon, Die Trying, and Independence
Worst Stuck: Blown Dana 20 output shaft at Hackett Gulch in Colorado

Scott Riebel in the A-Hole
"Bunker Hill" Independence, Colorado
Photo by Vickie Riebel
Scott Riebel in the A-Hole
"The Air-Hole" Independence, Colorado
Photo by Vickie Riebel
Scott Riebel Independence, CO
No, that is not a picture from above.
Photo by Vickie Riebel


Equipment & Modifications:

  • 4" Rancho lift, 8 KYB shocks 2 1/2" body lift.
  • 35x14.5x15 Super Swamper SSR's on 15x10 American Racing aluminum
  • AMC 360 V8, performer cam, dialed in Edelbrock carb on a Torquer Manifold.
  • Jeep T-18 4 speed.
    Dana 20 transfer case with the Teralow 3.15:1 reduction
  • Rear Axle: Dana 44 with ARB, Warn full floater, 4:10 gears, and disk brake conversion
    Front Axle: Dana 44 with ARB Air Locker, Warn axles and 4:10 gears
  • Warn 8274 Winch
  • Besttop Super Seats
  • Custom built six point roll cage, Sun rock sliders, bumpers, Rock Ware tire carrier, Premier Power welder, dual Predator Batteries, Pioneer CD Player

Future Plans:

  • Run it hard and leave it sweaty


I've been wheeling all my life, mostly in in Colorado, Utah, Arizzona, California and New Mexico. One of my most recent trips was to Tellico. It's a different kind of wheeling on the east coast, but the people are great and the wheeling is a kick in the butt.

Editor's Note: Scott is an avid four wheeler and the 2000 President of the Colorado Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc. Scott has also played a big part in getting the Independence trail system open.

Scott on his side Green Horn, CO
Greenhorn, Colorado Scott rests on his side in a nice shady spot on Green Horn, Colorado

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