Hello all you fellow Jeep lovers. Today we have yet another Jeep Enthusiast that we would like to share with you – Michael Riley. Michael resides in California. Please read on to learn more about yet another fascinating jeeper straight from Michael himself…
Well to start with, I’m a mechanic and own my own shop. I have one employee.. ME! I’m 49 years old, have 1 son, 3 grandchildren, and am single but taken. Ally is my girl and she loves the trails as much as I do! I have a CJ-7 with a Brodix 383 Stroker th-400 trans with a Dana 20 transfer case 4:56, with arb lockers front and rear, and 6 in. lift on 33s, On board air, 9000 lb winch.
My favorite wheeling spot, (there are many) but Red/Coyote Lakes in the Sierra’s is by far the most pleasing place to be, and wheel. My Jeeps’ future will hopefully see some armor, and new bumpers’, a full cage, and soon new paint. I have most of the off-road goodies to keep it safe when the going gets tough.
I belong to Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno. We open and close the trails in our area as well as clean and preserve them. We have also install restrooms in familiar camp areas above the Shaver Lake area, maintain the trails and we do battle with those whom would like to close them.
I tipped my 1st CJ-5 and thought that didn’t hurt so I built this jeep to be bigger, faster, and slower on the rocks an it is also my daily driver. The best modification I ever done on my Jeep was putting my racecar motor in it. It is a little over the top and gets one of those “what the heck” looks everywhere. I’m a member of Cal4Wheel the Fresno Club and friends with many 4 wheelers on facebook all over this great country.