Ed's LJ20 Has Made It To The Shop!
Matt's Off Road Recovery
So I got a build project to fix the Jeep Banana, but first an Ed's LJ20 update.

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  • Matt's Off Road Recovery
    Matt's Off Road Recovery

    To keep updated on the Golden Nugget Build, check out Fab Rats here. youtube.com/c/FabRats

    • Richard Jensen
      Richard Jensen

      @Dan Rapp That's a Thought. (Would have made the road building pretty much a No Brainer.)

    • Waggtech

      Tell your buddy Paul to check his comments for the guy that has offered the donor vehicle.

    • calholli

      I wish you would try to get that old thing running.. rather than jumping straight to a engine swap. I like the 4x4 set up that little thing has, especially with the drop box.

    • Supernatural Being's of Earth. Study & Tracking
      Supernatural Being's of Earth. Study & Tracking

      Eye Gear on the under age Soon as they enter shop. I'm sure people said What's up with grind bits in the retina of the eye. *Supernatural Being's of Earth Tracker channel.

    • Conservative Hippie
      Conservative Hippie

      @Bart Bodeen yep...I appreciated letting me know. Thank you too!!! 😊

  • Frank Geimer
    Frank Geimer

    Way to go Ed!! Skydiving is now marked off your Bucket List!

  • Mike Desilets
    Mike Desilets

    Ed is far more brave than I am

  • Alex zoom
    Alex zoom

    Functionality over appearance I love it

  • Andrew Denis
    Andrew Denis

    The brake light that needed replacing removed itself

  • Random Luck
    Random Luck

    You know Matt , " ReservedForFutureUse " has a damn good idea you should follow up on it. But what I wanted to say was that lady at the end of your video sure look like she did not want to be there or she was angry about somthin.

  • Qwerty

    The lj20 wasn't really in the video, disappointing

  • Mix Garage
    Mix Garage

    That's a corvair engine block on the mill!

  • J R
    J R

    Ed’s gold panning show

  • David S
    David S

    Modern times?? Ed, stay where you are! It's a trap!

  • David Kihn
    David Kihn

    You guys and girls need to wear safety glasses upon entering that shop area. You all have pretty wives that I am sure you want to see again.

  • Albert Basson
    Albert Basson

    Matt you're fucking great!! And your whole crew also!!!!

  • Rogue Leader
    Rogue Leader

    love you guys!

  • Richard Jensen
    Richard Jensen

    You'll (likely) be able to renew your supply of Ed bobbleheads, but Can you find a Suzuki LJ20 of a similar Scale. (Looking to recrate that image someone Captured, of him walking past the Golden Nugget, with the damaged left "eye.")

  • Larz

    Should I just eye ball this? You mean welding and angle grinding with no eye wear? 🤣

  • Dustin Tunis
    Dustin Tunis

    I'm about a week behind, but I'm still waiting for the drag race between the new improved Banana and the Morrvair. I know Matt, you said it won't be a contest but I (and I assume I'm not alone) would love to see it.

  • Ryan Davis
    Ryan Davis

    Need a Rudy’s jeep build!!

  • ELchamuko100 A
    ELchamuko100 A

    Hey @mati saw a lot of part quarter panels body panels for these car on ebay brand new hope u guys make it happen

  • Justin DeVincentz
    Justin DeVincentz

    Not trying to tell you what to do but it's usually a good idea to unhooked the battery when your welding on a vehicle. Your electronics will thank you.

  • Arnold1987

    This crew is so wholesome all the time, Would love being part of it for sure!

  • _Краноvщик_47rus

  • _Краноvщик_47rus

    *Вот бы ещё была русская озвучка))!!!*

  • Mad Jeeper NH
    Mad Jeeper NH

    You have a great channel here Matt! Love your content and also helping the community! Way to go brother!!!!

  • Mad Jeeper NH
    Mad Jeeper NH

    Lizzy out.hoarsin around...😂😂

  • 4thGradeDropout

    Paul, your deck is amazing. Kudos.

  • Aravind Padmanabhan
    Aravind Padmanabhan

    Watching all this makes me want to go and shake hands with Matt and Ed. Added to my bucket list.

  • yuoop noke
    yuoop noke

    let this girl be one of the guys and taught me so much.

  • A. P.
    A. P.

    Ed has some great friends. He must be a pretty neat guy. Looking forward to the finished project.

  • Nic Restrepo Sus
    Nic Restrepo Sus

    PLEASE keep it 2 stroke.. making that a 4 stroke would be like throwing a ford engine on a Chevy

  • Dan G
    Dan G

    OSHA does not approve this video lol

  • Chad and Dyson
    Chad and Dyson

    Awesome Ed!!!

  • Jeremy Snobl
    Jeremy Snobl

    I actually thought you were going to give some interesting information on the DVD player. But will it copy to my VCR?

  • Stephen Boyd
    Stephen Boyd

    Those welds look nice Lizzy!

  • mmpj twod
    mmpj twod

    Just a note to say I love your content, your attitude, and your staff. If you were closer to Ohio, I would go get something stuck just to meet you all! ;-)

  • Baba Yaga Gaming
    Baba Yaga Gaming

    12:02 Osha approved 😂🤣 then right after "should I just eyeball it again" 🤣🤣🤣 loved it thanks for the laugh

  • Mathieu Morin
    Mathieu Morin

    Is it called the golded nugget because the size and color or because the Cost / Profit off that job and the youtube ? Not mad or jellouse just really into lore and an online media seller with a great business mindset. Side note you guys beard are Insane O.O and her hair braids is pretty sick im growing out my hair to try that out myself. The Banana is also cool :)

  • Woodensword sword
    Woodensword sword

    Love how they take safety in the workshop serious, especially when grinding 🙂

  • Irish Man
    Irish Man

    You pretty well built that entire winch Fairlane mount welding and grinding and drilling without any safety glasses!!; And you've got no excuses !!!

    • mmpj twod
      mmpj twod

      Just a note to say I love your content, your attitude, and your staff. If you were closer to Ohio, I would go get something stuck just to meet you all! ;-)

  • James Smith
    James Smith

    Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  • Brandon Colvin
    Brandon Colvin

    3:50 Starsky and Hutch😅

  • iNawrocki

    That's the one and only thing I dislike about my XJ - unibody. Damage is so hard to fix with a unibody vs. quick panel replacements. Lol "Some were my fault. The rest were also my fault." You're too cool!

  • Chevy Racer
    Chevy Racer

    I love the body damage Don't fix it man Its Battle Scar's From War I love Them. Fix what you got to like tail light!

  • Adam McKim
    Adam McKim

    I’d leave all the cosmetic damage alone and just fix the essentials like the taillights. Keep it as a reminder to the greatest recovery of all time.

  • Jim Jackson
    Jim Jackson

    Your mom's comment brought back a memory. In 1969 I was married, and at a family meal I had had a few too many cervesas and the subject of marriage came up, I blathered that when my wife turned 40 I would trade her in for two twenties. My mother, who was born in 1912 (long lived comment in the family), said. "You are not wired for 220". She was right.

  • Eric Siebert
    Eric Siebert

    Dude, welding and grinding without eye protection, all it takes is one tiny mishap and your life is forever altered in a bad way…

  • dirtdude

    i don't know, Matt. i spent a few hours looking in my corner of the country for a decent parts Suzuki, found a beautiful one, a ragtop, it's really nice. I sent a message to fabrats and never heard back. i would be half way there by now, what's going on? I'm warning you, Don't let this this thing get away, it's really nice.

  • Brandon Bollman
    Brandon Bollman

    Look up " Suzuki LJ20V Overview & Drive Demo - Bozemas83." He just restored 1 & mentioned getting parts from China.

  • Tony Miller
    Tony Miller

    Lizzy, you supposed to snap your fingers when you say “Let’s get started” ;-)

  • Dadwithallthecool

    Portals, definetly portals.

  • alida flus
    alida flus

    Just a note to say I love your content, your attitude, and your staff. If you were closer to Ohio, I would go get something stuck just to meet you all! ;-)

  • geranna 36
    geranna 36

    BUILD Idea: I think it would look good with an open plan, easy slide in/out bench seat (golf buggy), scrap roof & pillars-fab roll cage frame with front sun visor bib, rear like boat (i.e no rear pillars) tray back, sun shade roof , 1/2 doors like a Moke 🇭🇲 👍

  • Scott Lagaly
    Scott Lagaly

    If by “brand new”, you mean they came out in 1997… 🤣

    • alida flus
      alida flus

      Hey Matt, did Ed get a T-shirt? 😆 LOL

  • James Bockenstette
    James Bockenstette

    Lizzie is a delight. Thanks for featuring her.

  • Dale D
    Dale D

    A little crooked just shows you didn't buy it from China!

  • JAJohnsIP

    Matt says "I got the holes drilled 'in possibly the right place' " or maybe 'Impossibly' the right place. Either way , Ed will just say "it's 86 degrees, partly cloudy, and we'll get 'em out"

  • Racing with xboxguy
    Racing with xboxguy

    @mattsoffroadrecovery How often will we have updates on this build? What is the time frame to get it done for good ole Ed? The corvair and the banana build were quick and we had a bunch of updates on them

  • Jake Mustian
    Jake Mustian

    Fireball tool. " were gonna need something pretty durable to mount the winch and fairlead to. Luckily I have some 1 and 1/4 inch plate laying around. "

  • G Sticks
    G Sticks

    This is GREAT !!!! More Ed backstory, please! Also, the window stool decor makes me smile!!

  • noxious89123

    My lord, the skydiving people filmed on a potato.

  • David Windels
    David Windels

    ya know 41,000 people can keep a secret !

  • Nelson Clyse
    Nelson Clyse

    I think a 4.8 or 5.3 (stock) with a mild tune, full exhaust air intake of course. Like your tire idea, I think it would be cool to see a 4 link but maybe over kill? half cage heated bearded seats, turbo 4. Roof top tent or a slide out tent from the rear if he can’t climb up the ladder. A built in tablet for gps/phone purposes. Remote start.

  • prottentogo

    Matt‘s hairline is impressive.

  • Colt45d

    Ed is the Ultimate Badass!

  • Christopher Nerney
    Christopher Nerney

    Piter patter … great shows recognize great shows

  • Aphex Twin
    Aphex Twin

    Stupid question: What functionality does the bar on bumper add? I would think Matt wouldn’t put it there purely for decorative purposes.

    • Matt's Off Road Recovery
      Matt's Off Road Recovery

      Protect the power steering cooler that isn’t there yet.

  • boosted281

    suzuki carry Motor / trans. Defiantly small compact setup.

  • Sarah Elinburg
    Sarah Elinburg

    Hey Matt, did Ed get a T-shirt? 😆 LOL

  • Dean Wolslagel
    Dean Wolslagel

    welding without Eye Protection???????

  • Dean Wolslagel
    Dean Wolslagel

    I would leave the dents as Historical Damage !

  • Jason Tulloch
    Jason Tulloch

    Good to see Matt bringing out the Safety Squints 12:00 😂

  • WOF Walkers Offroad & Fabrication
    WOF Walkers Offroad & Fabrication

    I’ll buy the stock Transfer case🤘🏼

  • Thomas Wirth
    Thomas Wirth

    1972 lj20 yellow, for sale at Halstead, ks CL Wichita, ks

  • TheArcV

    why no hood on the Banana

  • Gustav GT
    Gustav GT


  • Chris Henderson
    Chris Henderson

    Matt, can you give your thoughts on synthetic versus steel winch cable?

  • Gary LEE
    Gary LEE

    Doesnt ED watch this channel? lol

  • Dustin Chaffins
    Dustin Chaffins

    Thus things smaller than a mini Cooper lol

  • Joseph Callahan
    Joseph Callahan

    WEAR YOUR PPE!! Safety goggles! If your insurance company, or The Utah State Industrial Insurance folks see this Uh Oh!!. Besides, you know better. Love the channel love you guys and Gals..

  • Malcolm Stuart N
    Malcolm Stuart N

    A throttle controller would definately be a great addition to the Banana.

  • Knolys Johnson
    Knolys Johnson

    Ed is the man:) He has done it al!!

  • Brad Klingensmith
    Brad Klingensmith

    Got my signed Ed bobblehead yesterday and thanks for the sticker too.

  • Chris Austin
    Chris Austin

    I just recently got my 1st XJ it will never be as good as the Banana and i've always liked the Banana but the Corvair is an awesome piece of off-road machinery, I wish my XJ was half as good as either one of these but it never will (old mans dream that will never be what I want it to be).

  • Jimmy Swint themissourianangler
    Jimmy Swint themissourianangler

    Dad: let him touch the stove he'll learn Matt 40 years later: bet

  • Sean Burton
    Sean Burton

    What ever happened to randy?

  • Austin Gordon
    Austin Gordon

    Yooo I got the same pair of sunglasses 😂 I gotta use them over my damn glasses though.

  • braap_ biglunch
    braap_ biglunch

    To the 298 people that hit that thumb down/ dislike icon, you suckkkk!! 💯

  • Jake Neal
    Jake Neal

    It doesn’t hurt to smile food pantry lady…. Why the sour look

  • James Foley
    James Foley

    LIZZZZZZYYYYYYY ! Even Matt is wearing safety glasses to grind ! Wait, at 11:00 Matt is not only grinding, but plasma cutting with no safety glasses! Jaymieeeee, come yell at Matt !

  • Nic James
    Nic James

    All of you are all just so damn easy going and wholesome.

  • Odinox

    Stud welds will pull ALL that out. :)

  • Loyd Courson
    Loyd Courson

    If you can sill see from not using a welding mask!!

  • PrettyLexiPrincess

    Lizzy’s hair always looks so nice!

  • Eric Lewis
    Eric Lewis

    The Letterkenny reference at 4:35 was a nice touch.

  • sabarslax

    is Lizzy matt daughter ?

  • Thomas Balue IV
    Thomas Balue IV

    Not sure if it's been requested in the past, but I'd love to see a walkthrough/explanation video of Rudy's Jeep!! It goes on plenty of recoveries, and I've always been curious about how it's set up. You guys are a major inspiration to my own XJ build, keep it up!

  • Chris Grant
    Chris Grant

    Dual wielding iPhone 12 Pro Maxes...and a big heart. Like a boss...

  • Morris Chandler
    Morris Chandler

    No welding helmet and no safety glasses while grinding.

  • Michael Dickens
    Michael Dickens

    Looks good to me



  • Tim Spreitzer
    Tim Spreitzer

    Where are Max & Lady? I've not seen them in a while.