I think I’ve died and gone to Jeep heaven, because my trusty $600 Jeep Cherokee and I just stumbled upon the most incredible Jeep junkyard I’ve ever seen. I want to live in it.
On our return to Michigan from Moab, Project Swiss Cheese and I took a break in Colorado Springs to help fix a friend’s AMC inline-six. On our way back from a machine shop, my trusty steed and I came upon an absolute goldmine for Jeep enthusiasts: an indoor junkyard filled with the most random Jeep parts I’ve ever seen.
As I walked into FN Jeep in Colorado Springs, I was greeted with a wall of old Willys grilles. But I had no idea what I was about to walk into. After a few more steps past the entrance, my mind melted.
This was a huge warehouse filled with almost every Jeep part you could ever even think of.
I walked through the warehouse, wide-eyed, with a steady drip of drool escaping my mouth. A salesperson came up and asked “Hello, how can I help you?” I just stood there, mouth agape, trying to process where I was. Had my $600 Jeep actually sent me off a cliff? Is this heaven? Do I have to pay rent to live here? Is there rent in heaven?
After getting myself together and buying a fender and shifter lever for my Jeep collection, I walked through the vast aisles of this Jeeptopia, amazed at the sheer volume of strange Jeep components on the shelves.
You need fuel rails? They’ve got dozens of them in a big pink bin. You want throttle and transmission kick-down cables? They’ve got scores of them hanging on the back wall. You want hood prop-rods? They’ve got hundreds of them in a bucket. You need shifters for your Jeep J10's T177 transmission? They’ve got boxes full of the things.
That’s the thing that makes this junkyard special— it’s not a typical “You Pull It” kind of yard—all the parts are already removed. And it’s also not your typical warehouse filled with new-old-stock parts. This place basically takes wrecked Jeeps, pulls the parts off, and keeps everything. And I do mean everything. Some of the stuff for sale I would never even think to buy used.
Here are some pictures of the random Jeep-y goodness. Prepare your minds:
Buckets Of Engine And Transmission Dipsticks
Fuel And Transmission Hard-Lines
Used Water Pumps
Crates and Crates Of Air Boxes
Two Giant Bins Filled With Starters and Alternators
Cylinder Heads Out The Wazoo
So Many Axle Shafts
Axles and Leaf Springs
Steering Intermedia Shafts
A Bucket Of Hood Prop Rods
A Shelf Of Carburetors Next To A Barrel Of Track Bars
Two Bins Filled With Shifters