Long Island Off Road - Members Rigs
Bob Blair's Howler Hybrid   48/77
The Howler is a 1948 Willys-Overland ("Jeep Truck") pickup cab mounted on a 1977 International Scout II XLC chassis. The Scout running gear is retained from the Howler's previous life as an open-topped rock crawler. When the rust and trail dents overwhelmed the Scout body it was cut off and the transformation began. See the Howler through the years.

IHC 345 CID engine
IHC square-bore intake manifold
Holley Sniper 4bbl EFI
Pertronix Ignitor II electronic ignition
727 Torqueflite trans
Dana 20 t-case
Dana 44 axles, 4.56:1 gears, Detroit Lockers front & rear
Rear disk brake conversion
Skyjacker 4" lift springs
Desert Steel 2" rear shackles
D&C Extreme HD front shackles w/ anti-inversion blocks
Rancho Polyurethane spring bushings
Warn internal locking hub conversion
Yukon chromoly 4340 front axle shafts with SuperJoints
Superior chromoly 4340 rear axle shafts
SuperSwamper Q78-15 (35.5x11)
American Racing 15x8 Rockcrawler wheels
All spring mounts gusseted
RCI 15 gal. Street Rod fuel cell
Holley Hydramat fuel pickup
Holley electric fuel pump
Fabricated power steering cooler
Derale dual fan rear mounted transmission cooler
HD Aeorquip brake hose
Optima Yellow Top battery model D34/78
Painless GM 18 circuit wiring harness
Premier Power welder & 160 amp alternator
Metalward winch bumper
Fabricated 1.5" DOM tie rod w/ 1 ton ends
Fabricated 1.5" DOM Drag link w/ 1 ton ends
Maxxima 4" LED Stop/Turn/Tail
Extended length driveshafts
Axles, t-case & trans breather
Fabricated bed tailgate from .120" wall 1x1 & 3/16" steel diamond plate
Expanded metal bed floor & walls
CJ-7 seats w/ neoprene covers
Sun Super Tach II
Autometer Street Rod 2 1/16" guages
Heater Craft ATV heater
Herculiner rubberized epoxy coating on floor panels
Remote Ford starter solenoid
4' aluminum diamond plate tool boxes
Fabricated 14g. 1x1" door bars
Aluminum RnDfabrication radiator
Flex-A-Lite Low Boy fan
Fabricated steel fan shroud

Safety & recovery:
Superwinch S9000
5' HighLift jack
Fire extinguisher
10,000 lb (F) & 15,000 lb (R) D-Rings
Keeper stretch strap
Pair of shackles
Tow chain
Tree saver
Midland 40 channel CB
Smitybuilt 12v air compressor
Safety Seal tire repair kit
2000 lb come-a-long
4" Angle grinder
Welder's shade, gloves, tools, 1" angle iron lengths

On-board Spares:
(2) Front axle shafts w/ u-joints
Rear axle shaft w/ bearing under bed
F & R driveshafts
Starter solenoid
Stock ignition module, coil & reluctor, distributor cap & wires
Radiator & heater hoses w/clamps
Rubber brake lines, axle U-bolts, center pin
Oil, gear lube, ATF, antifreeze, water, grease
Throttle cable, fuel filter & hose
Drag link
Tie rod
Full size spare tire