The Eagle Has Sanded
Gary Greytak originally stripped out his 1983 AMC to compete in a local demolition derby, but a rules change prevented the Eagle from being entered. So Gary sent us this photo of what appears to be a recent attempt at solo demolition, in a streambed near Havre, Montana. So far, he admits no luck at destroying the AMC, having "driven it very hard, and [I] have yet to break any parts." These would include the welded rear diff gears, 7.00-15 mud treads, and "homemade header" for the 232 six that comprise the mods made to date. The Eagle's current incarnation, according to Gary, is as a dune buggy.
Long a Mecca for surfers and Rastafarians, Santa Cruz, California, is also home to this unique rig. Living proof that you can convert just about anything to four-wheel drive, Michael Hebert's mini is ... well, a head-scratcher, to be blunt. In case you're stumped, too, it's a 1970 Honda 600, its rear sheetmetal chopped and formed into a pickup bed and resting on a Samurai chassis and running gear. The 'Zuki's 1.3L four-banger is certainly a step up from the 36hp Honda mill, and we'd imagine those AWG brushguards - with 56 rivets apiece - should keep the bodywork safely above the weeds of the Central Coast.
Creek It, Jimny
Nick Mitchell isn't afraid to get his rig dirty - in this case, a right-hand-drive Suzuki LJ20, aka Jimny, seen splashing around the waterways near Vacaville, California. While Nick may be kicking up a bit of agua, don't imagine that he's going too fast. The 359cc two-stroke was only good for 32 hp, 27 lb-ft, and a 47mph top speed back in 1973, but on the other hand, the 3:1 transfer case low-range gave the LJ a quite-respectable 68:1 crawl gear. Fifteen-year-old Nick admits that "I wheel it hard" and has "plenty of time to work on it." Er, does this mean they teach four-wheeling at Vacaville High these days?