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PostSubject: Wheeling the Ford Escort   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:15 am

Hey guys,

Last week the weather was amazing here in Vancouver, and me and my buddy got the camping itch. Problem was that we like to go way out in the forest where there's no reception and not very many people, which means we have to 4x4 our way up mountains and camp there. But our two trucks which are below are both broken down and in need of some serious wrenching:



This forced us to take my friends ford escort stationwagon, and try and take it up some gravel roads. Ended up going near Hope to a place called American Creek, escort made it through with alot of clangs, and squeels from the underbody. The pics below are from this one culvert (used to drain creek water when the logging road was operational, now the road erodes over them and creates a nice little ditch) that had the escort as tweaked as possible showing the suspension flex. On the way up this culvert, the front tires span all the way up the hill, and all we could do was keep momentum up and make it through it (@$$ hole puckering moment for sure).






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PostSubject: Re: Wheeling the Ford Escort   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:58 am

Looks like fun, glad to see the Ford got you there and back!

Weather just broke here 63 degrees here tonight and a high of 81 tomorrow, camping trip is on the agenda!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheeling the Ford Escort   Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:24 am

my mechanic took a geo metro and fit it with a snorkle and a water sheild on the front and put some paddle tires on it. here is the result. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH-QSfx2rdU
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PostSubject: Re: Wheeling the Ford Escort   Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:41 pm

Stockman wrote:
Looks like fun, glad to see the Ford got you there and back!

Weather just broke here 63 degrees here tonight and a high of 81 tomorrow, camping trip is on the agenda!

Sounds like excellent camping weather, I wish I was going out this weekend, but I've got to tend to the broken pathfinder.

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my mechanic took a geo metro and fit it with a snorkle and a water sheild on the front and put some paddle tires on it. here is the result. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH-QSfx2rdU

That's hilarious, and super cool. I'm really surprised at what front wheel drives can do, after taking the escort out and watching videos of that metro. After my buddies toyota's fixed, we might turn the escort into a trail rig like that metro someday lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheeling the Ford Escort   Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:25 pm

We love camping. I take too much gear though, and there are hot showers where we go.

Lisa
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PostSubject: Re: Wheeling the Ford Escort   Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:05 pm

Hi Lisa,

I'm the same way, always bringing a lot of kit, better safe than sorry I like to think. Last time I had a shower when camping was with scouts in elementary school lol, since that I joined cadets and all the camping they did was roughin it in the wild, teaching survival skills.

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