Sunday, April 17, 2011

Save the Hammers and Johnson Valley

The Marines want to expand the Twenty Nine Palms Training base. They have several options including going east, but their preferred option is to go west. This will close 188,000 acres of BLM OHV area! You may not have visited Johnson Valley, but I can tell you it is a great place with something for everyone. There are dry lake beds, dunes, and mild to extreme rock canyons known as the Hammers. Most of the area is accessible to 2wd vehicles.

Please take some time to send in a comment

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available online

You can get more information by checking out the Johnson Valley Page on Pirate 4x4

Thanks for your time and support!

Monday, April 4, 2011

One good turn deserves another

The day at Hollister was a lot of fun, but not without a few suprises. Spencer broke a shock mount so Matt fired up the Lincoln to weld it back up.

At the same time Matt was welding, a Toyota decides to help Mike's 90 Series out of the frame-twister.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The before pictures

What started as a broken passenger door lock turned into the restoration of the door completely... new felts, rubber, lock, epoxy primer and paint inside, dynamat, new exterior door upholstery and on and on.

The bad part however was that this was just the beginning of what turned out to be a virtual restoration of the whole truck. I call these the before pictures because I am afraid of what it will look like after a trip through the Rubicon.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Warm Feet

Matt's Jeep with a Dana 60 and 36" tires works hard during the summer, so he decided to give his Jeep a little extra love for the winter. Not only does it get an enclosed garage, but also heated floors to keep its feet warm!

What have you done for your Jeep lately?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sierra Traffic


Who says things don't slow to a crawl?

Postcards



Here are some of our Jeeps trying to get into calendars.













This last one wins the "Shiny Award".

Pick your line

Some shots from past runs into the Sierras. Anyone care to name the obstacles?