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Author Topic: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)  (Read 4439 times)

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Offline rollguy

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My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« on: February 03, 2014, 12:14:16 AM »
A recent article in our local paper http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/drive-44795-father-hammers.html is about the "Father of the Hammers", a friend of mine named Chuck Shaner.  The Hammer trails are some of the roughest 4X4 trails on the planet.  Years ago when the trails were being built, I was a member of Victor Valley 4 Wheelers.  I have done most of the trails in Johnson Valley with my Eagle.  Here are a few photos:









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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 09:38:56 AM »
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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 10:03:48 AM »
why is it that sometimes you don't have door and a hood?  I get the doors being off so you have better visibility, is the hood so it doesn't overheat or something? I'll bet this is fun, but I wouldn't do it.  plus you probably have some modifications on it.

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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 12:12:22 PM »
why is it that sometimes you don't have door and a hood?  I get the doors being off so you have better visibility, is the hood so it doesn't overheat or something? I'll bet this is fun, but I wouldn't do it.  plus you probably have some modifications on it.
The hood had a problem with the hinge and the hood pull cable (very rare problem with Eagles ;D), so I removed it for that run.  Besides, I had to open and close the hood several times on the previous run, so I just decided to take it off.
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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 12:17:39 PM »
So I was right about the door? just for spotting rocks?  this is really neat. I'd suspect a great way to test your car, I just doubt I'd be willing to do it!

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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 02:08:40 PM »
So I was right about the door? just for spotting rocks?  this is really neat. I'd suspect a great way to test your car, I just doubt I'd be willing to do it!
Yes, for easy entry and exit just like a Jeep.
1980 Eagle Turbodiesel Wagon (only 2 known to exist as of 2008)- 7-7-2011 Flight to it's new nest @ Rambler Ranch
1983 Eagle Wagon  Tan over Copper
1982 Eagle SX4 "ALTREGL"  (avatar photo)
1982 Eagle 4 Door Sedan  Copper over Satin Black
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1983 GMC Van (6.2 Diesel)
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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 02:47:32 PM »
Cool pictures!
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Re: My Eagle on the "Hammers" (OHV trails in Johnson Valley CA)
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 12:20:37 AM »
Great photos!  I can just imagine the reaction to your EAgle going up those trails lol
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