Alex Heuman originally had a 2012 JK that was, as he puts it, "mildly built and I was super proud of [it] until I was involved in a vehicle accident on December 17th 2014 where I was super lucky to walk away alive. But my jeep was unfortunately totaled."
After several years, Alex finally received the replacement value of his Jeep JK and it was time to plan out his next build to be even bigger and better. He was introduced to Motobilt back in January of 2017 when he was down in the area for some military training.
Alex had been a fan of Motobilt products and once he met founder Dan DuBose and the Motobilt crew he decided that he wanted Motobilt to do a custom build on his Jeep. Through some discussion and talking over some details, Dan agreed to do the build, which at the time was a 2016 Jeep JKU. We still had to finish the Black JKU that was in the shop before starting to work on Alex's Jeep.
Fast forward a little over a year and the 2018 Jeep JL was released. Alex test drove one and decided he wanted the Jeep JL. Motobilt had not yet finished the Black JKU build so Alex decided to fly down to grab his Jeep JK and trade it in on a new 2018 Jeep JL.
Around January 2019 Alex brought his JL to Motobilt with less than 5000 miles on it. Before he left we put the JL up on the lift and stripped the axles and transfer case "for one of my best friends Cody Davis to use on his Motobilt YJ build (@the_altered_yj)."
Alex's overall goal for the build was an LCG (low center of gravity) build on 1 tons with ORIs, on 42s, flat belly, half doors, B pillar chop, custom cage and some PRP seats. Now a lot has happened with Motobilt since Alex and Dan met back in 2017. We've moved shops twice as Motobilt expanded and grew the business and hired new employees. There are always delays with builds, as Motobilt is focused primarily on manufacturing, and Alex has been understanding throughout those delays.
Alex's build is coming along nicely now, as Bruce Hodder and Bender design and prototype. Our Media Guy Carey has been cataloging the build in photos and video, which you can find on our Motobilt YouTube channel. Subscribe to get notifications as each new video is produced.
We can't wait to see this build come to fruition, and there will be many new Motobilt products for Jeep JL that will debut as the Red JL Build continues.
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