Build of the Week - AdvHulk Wagoneer

Week Sixteen

In anticipation of KC’s 50th Anniversary in 2020, Alan Wang (KC CEO) wanted to do a build that captured both KC’s heritage of the 1970s, while showcasing KC's latest innovations. Alan considered many classic rigs from a Toyota Land Cruiser to a Ford Bronco. He brought in Rick DeWeese, who meticulously built the infamous 1966 Dunewhore Bug and asked for his help. Rick searched “far and wide” and finally found the 1969 Jeep Wagoneer in Southern California. Rick was fortunate enough to find a fairly mint condition 1969 Wagoneer, but he wanted to put his creative spin.

After months of working with Nick Valentine from NVFab and understanding Alan’s requirements, the AdvHulk Wagoneer debuted in the 2019 SEMA Show. It quickly became a hit at SEMA and made the list of Top 10 Overland Vehicles. From there the AdvHulk Wagoneer made its public debut at FourWheeler Adventure Expo and there was a surprise reveal of the RC MiniAdvHulk provided by RC4WD. The AdvHulk will make more shows in 2020, so be on the lookout.

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So what type of lights are on the 1969 Jeep Wagoneer? From the top, we worked closely with NVFab to fit a custom Gravity® Pro6 M-RACKS and a Rear Chase Bar on the back. The A-pillars are Slimlite® LED, which can be used with a variety of 6” covers. The headlights are Gravity® Pro, with additional Carbon Pod Gravity® inserts embedded within the grill. The front blinkers were repurposed with a 10” KC FLEX™ LED Light Bar. The fog pockets use the Amber Gravity® G4 Fog Lights. Then Green Cyclone Universal Rock Light Kit was installed throughout the underbelly of this beast while matching Green Cyclone accessory lights were used for under dash lights. Finally we finished it off with a Diffused Cyclone accessory light for dome lighting.

1969 Jeep Wagoneer

Body Protection
Custom Front and Rear Bumper by NVFab
Custom Tire Carrier by NVFab

Custom Gravity® Pro6 M-RACKS
Rear Chase Bar
KC FLEX™ LED 10” Light Bar
Gravity® Pro Headlight
Gravity® Gravity Insert from Carbon Pod
Slimlite® LED A-Pillar
Amber Gravity® G4 Fog Lights
Green Cyclone Universal Rock Light Kit
Green Cyclone Under Dash Lights
Diffused Cyclone Dome Light

Under The Hood
V8 Motor: LY6 6.0L with LS3 cam by NVFab
Holley Performance ECU and harnesses
Aeromotive fuel pump and filters
Novac Radiator/Core Support and mounting brackets

Drive Train
Fuel safe cell. Cradle/mount built by NVFab
4L80 Transmission and rebuilt transfer case by Maximum Transmissions
Currie Enterprises F9 front and rear axles
Reid Racing high steering knuckle
Warn hubs
Custom shifter and linkage by NVFab
Custom steering linkage by NVFab
Tom Woods drive shafts and transfer case slip yoke eliminator kit
Power steering solutions. Ram assist and rebuilt/upgraded steering box
Magnaflow muffler, complete stainless 3” exhaust built by NVFab
Hooker exhaust manifolds

XTC Power Products Switch Power Control Systems
Electrical wiring done by Hardwired Performance
(2) Optima Battery Red Top Batteries

Body Protection
Custom Front and Rear Bumper by NVFab
Custom Tire Carrier by NVFab

Wheels & Tires
Walker Evans Racing 17"
BFG KM3 M/T 37”

ICON 2.5" Reservoir Shocks
Atlas leaf springs front and rear

M8274-70 Warn Winch (70th Anniversary Edition)
Factor 55 Flatlink

Full Intercom System by Rugged Radios
Rockford Fosgate Audio System
Custom Rear Cargo area
SnoMaster Small and Large Fridge
PRP Seats / Harness / Recover Ropes / Tie Straps
Custom carpet, door panels and headliner by V&M upholstery
Center console wrapped by NVFab

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