Feb 2002 Cover of Petersons 4wheel & Offroad. "Night Crawler"

This article is from 2002. The online write up and a majority of the pictures are now lost on the web. Here is the one picture we have from the cover and article. This is the original buggy built by CK in 2002 and is now known as the "Wraith". The buggy was featured on the cover in February 2002. This was the start of the buggy craze of Y2K.

Suzuki Samurai Junkyard Creation Driver Side

When Jake Hallenbeck of Reno, Nevada, got tired of wheeling his old Samurai, he decided to build a tube buggy. He found that the Samurai body was getting destroyed, and with a buggy he could build a rig around the drivetrain he wanted and make body panels that could easily be replaced. So in about two months Jake and some friends built an awesome all-around trail machine that is comfortable, uses all junkyard parts, and is fun to drive on almost any terrain. Plus, unlike many of the tiny competition rigs we see, Jake's hot rod has plenty of room for a cooler, tools, or a tent. Jake has had such a good response that he is thinking about making more tube chassis in his Canyon Krawlers shop and hopes to show folks that tube buggies aren't just for competition and can be as cheap and fun as building and beating up their old trail rig.


Sold Out


This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 22 August, 2012.