Rugged Radios created a uniquely cool vehicle recently, as it used a 2016 Polaris General and built it into a World War II Willys Jeep. The Rugged Radios creation features a Willys Jeep front end, complete with flat fenders, grille, hood and more.
Built at the NVFab Shop in Grover Beach, California, Nick Valentine and his team worked on building the unique UTV. The team first mouthed a new Willys front clip to accommodate the Willys-style front end. After that, a SuperATV 3-inch high-clearance lift kit was installed to fit the fit the off-set wheels and accommodate 32-inch Ivan Stewart Edition GMZ tires on 15” Casino Beadlock Wheels. Walker Evans 2.5-inch shocks are employed to improve the ride and complement the SuperATV suspension lift.
KC Hilites are featured on the Willys front end, including Amber Cyclone LEDs turn signals wired in using an XTC plug-and-play turn signal kit. Also on the front end of the Rugged General is a winch setup loaded with a Bubbarope 50 ft synthetic winch line and Factor55 recovery tow points. Other cool features include a PowerTank Trigger onboard air system configured to run on 2 20oz pin-valve CO2 bottles, negating the need for an onboard compressor as well as an Assault Industries Tomahawk custom steering wheel.
The Rugged General is outfitted with the finest communication equipment including the new Rugged Radios RM50-MB 50 Watt Multi-Band Radio. This radio is capable of transmitting on 4 different frequency bands including VHF, UHF, CB and HAM. The radio is paired with the RRP660 PLUS Bluetooth intercom for in-car communications using headsets or helmet kit speakers. Lastly, the dash features a Magellan Explorist TRX7 GPS which allows you to share your trail ride on social media.
The tailgate on the Rugged General was removed and swapped with a spare tire and ammo can carrier. NVFab made a flat-top cage ad fitted it with a custom-sewn canvas top. PRP Premier low back canvas seats are fitted inside, and the driver uses grenade-topped shift levers, bed tilt levers, an Air Raid siren mounted up front. Matching HJC open-face helmets are featured inside, along with a shovel, axe, ammo can storage containers, and a custom-built subwoofer box using a bed mounted ammo can.
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