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Letters To Four Wheeler Editor

Posted in Features on April 27, 2017
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About Granville

Love the Granville reprints! I’m not usually very emotional, but the Granville reprint (“From the Back Country,” Mar. ’17) had me bawling my eyes out. Crazy how animals can work their way into our heart so. I’m too young to have read any of Granville’s writings except for the recent reprints. Any chance you might do a special bonus issue with nothing but Granville articles? I’m sure it would sell. Got a real kick from the vintage ads in the article too.

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I love your entire magazine. I want a newer Jeep than the smelly ’03 Rubicon we have. It’s a five-speed, almost all original, with a lift. I get to drive it behind my husband as he drives the fifth-wheel when we travel all over to go Jeeping. We’ve been to the Colorado Jeep Jamboree, the California desert, and King of The Hammers and are looking forward to more adventures. I always tell everyone that I don't know what I'm doing, but God-bless-it, the Jeep sure does! I usually skim over most of your publication looking for something to grip me. I always learn something. The Mar. ’17 issue—you really got me!! “From The Back Country” by Granville King! Wow. I’m old as dirt, and I must have missed this era. “Ode to Dawg—Ode to Superdawg” had me laughing and crying. “I hung around the border for a time weeping on the shoulder of anyone who would listen. Or who wouldn't listen; it was the World's End and I by-damn wanted the entire world to know about it.” Who hasn't had a dog that they felt like that about? If there's more articles by Granville King, please publish them again for us newbies who should know better. Meanwhile, I'll follow behind the Ragen, dreaming of big adventures, hoping to climb a mountain with my own dawg, Emma.

Roberta Woods
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Thanks to everyone who wrote in with comments about the new “Granville Salute” column in Four Wheeler, which highlights a past story of Granville King’s each month. His writing style and stories are truly one of a kind. We’re excited to republish these stories for past readers and new readers alike.

Keep It Up

Mar. ’17 issue—dang. Y’all hit it! I’m not an IH-ish kinda guy, but this issue is the bomb! Old Jeeps(ters) and tow rig of course are my deal, though I found everything cool in here. The historic IH racer (and bloodline) was epic. Very funny revisit to the old man of the desert and his dog, whom deserve great credit, and brought back a lot of memories. Even the Rover was way cool. The issue had great old and new top-line, unique rigs, humor, and tech both driving and mechanical—very cool. Great lighting ideas, really, although simple, great application ideas. Three similar mags for decades, and this is the first congrats I’ve posed. Keep it up (please)!

Robert Brown
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I have old Suzukis, which I spend most of my money on and spend countless hours on in the shed. My family has always asked why I spend so much time and money on a hobby that loses money? I must be crazy!

So why do we modify/fix up old 4x4s?

Indy Buchan-Hepburn
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Because it’s fun?

Walk to the Light

Thanks for the lighting stories (Mar. ’17). After reading the issue I did a couple of those on my old Chevy 1500. It never occurred to me to put light on the winch drum, but it sure has helped when I’m winching my truck out of yet another predicament at night.

Kevin Buntjer
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Just read the CTIS story in the Mar. ’17 issue. In answer to your question, “Would you pay for it?” I say no. It would add complexity and cost to already complex and expensive 4x4s. With deflators and my air compressor, I can do the job just fine.

Alan Wilson
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And This

I need better brakes.

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You guys should do a story on me because my girlfriend says I’m the greatest off-road driver ever.

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