The custom build includes a body made from a 19th century steel bridge. - Photo: Dana

The custom build includes a body made from a 19th century steel bridge.

Photo: Dana

Dana Incorporated showcased its newly customized Jeep Gladiator at the recent Winter X Games Aspen 2022. It features an Ultimate Dana 60 front axle, Ultimate Dana 80 prototype rear axle, and Spicer performance 1350 driveshafts.

“We are calling this adventure rig ‘The Ultimate Bug Out’ because it is loaded with Dana and Spicer parts, along with other accessories to explore the wilderness for long durations of time. Having it on display will show off-road enthusiasts how Dana aftermarket performance parts enhance durability and performance, even in extremely rugged conditions," Bill Nunnery, senior director of sales and marketing, global aftermarket for Dana.

A unique feature of the Dana-modified Jeep Gladiator truck is that some of the body components – including a majority of the vehicle’s bed – were built using the remnants of a 19th century steel bridge that was located in Sydney, Ohio.

To further enhance overlanding excursions, a snowmobile track system from HellTraxx will provide deep powder winter access when the vehicle is not traversing rugged trails in the summer. Upgrades such as lights, shocks, and suspension are added features.

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