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#51

Philthy
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From: Wagga Wagga, NSW
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16 May 2018 11:15 am

Loving the build.

In my previous job, I had put 1000's of hours driving and fixing these things.


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#52

Wally69
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16 May 2018 11:19 am

Any must do modifications come to mind Philthy ?

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#54

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16 May 2018 01:03 pm

People often say if you won multi millions in lotto you wouldn't know what to do with it big_smile I'd have a bloody huge toy box that's a certain thumbsup

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#55

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16 May 2018 06:40 pm

That's insane, don't think I have the budget for a 4wd version though

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#56

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16 May 2018 08:12 pm

Bogger wrote:

People often say if you won multi millions in lotto you wouldn't know what to do with it big_smile I'd have a bloody huge toy box that's a certain thumbsup

I'd like the chance to prove them right !


Turbo gold pan, Ancient 1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab GPX 4500, SDC2300, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#57

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17 May 2018 08:32 am

I quite rate the 6x6 vehicles.

There are no real immediate mods that I can think of. All ours were unmodified of course.

Our biggest issue was the rear axle seals and hub gaskets. They were always letting go, so I would carry a couple of spares of each.
That way if they do let go, your not waiting in some small town for days while they get them in.

Other than that, they are pretty reliable.

We flogged ours pretty hard and they were usually towing a 1 tonne load in the trailer.


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#58

Philthy
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17 May 2018 08:39 am

Dihusky,

It looks like it has the FFR pack too (Fitted For Radio). The distribution box is behind the passenger seat. Does it also have the 100 amp alternator under the hood?

If so, all your bush power needs will be well taken care of. We also used to use a 1.3kw 12/24 volt DC generator to charge them if we were parked up for a long time.


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#59

texta
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17 May 2018 08:40 am

should end up looking like this one maybe .

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#60

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17 May 2018 10:01 pm

Philthy wrote:

Dihusky,

It looks like it has the FFR pack too (Fitted For Radio). The distribution box is behind the passenger seat. Does it also have the 100 amp alternator under the hood?

If so, all your bush power needs will be well taken care of. We also used to use a 1.3kw 12/24 volt DC generator to charge them if we were parked up for a long time.

Yep it's all there, wanted to hang on to is and will probably mod the Disi box as all the gene needs to do is feed the batteries, much of the gear will run out of the main board in the new chests. Once she comes home from the diff upgrades I need to check out the charge rate to see if it's sufficient for the Lead Crystal batteries. The other reason is there is a 24v Warn M1000 hanging off the back. Think there's a pic earlier in the thread.

I can also run the 3 fridge freezers more economically, one Waeco 40 and two Evakool drawer units, one freezer, one food and one for refreshments... of course!

Haven't settled on generators yet. Not a high priority at this stage as the batteries will have solar backup.

#61

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17 May 2018 10:03 pm

texta wrote:

should end up looking like this one maybe .

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 5072_o.jpg

Hmmm, if it did might give the Mod certifiers a nightmare yikes yikes

#62

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18 May 2018 12:15 am

Thanks for the tip on the headlights too but I cant seem to find them on thier website? Off the top of your head can you remember the cost?
I will replace mine for sure, though they are still better than the ones on my toyotas.


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#63

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18 May 2018 12:31 am

madtuna wrote:

Thanks for the tip on the headlights too but I cant seem to find them on thier website? Off the top of your head can you remember the cost?
I will replace mine for sure, though they are still better than the ones on my toyotas.

http://www.nuggetstuff.com/product/defe … ndicators/


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#64

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18 May 2018 12:46 am

Beauty thanks for that!!


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#65

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18 May 2018 01:32 am

madtuna wrote:

Thanks for the tip on the headlights too but I cant seem to find them on thier website? Off the top of your head can you remember the cost?
I will replace mine for sure, though they are still better than the ones on my toyotas.

Lightforce HTX thumbsup every day of the week / year you won't regret it. They won't retrofit inplace of your existing lights but they will stun anything in their view.

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#66

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18 May 2018 06:54 am

i was told by a sparky that the main problem with most vehicles mainly ones with a little bit of age is not the lights but the wire feeding them .he and i rewired an old ford van of mine years ago using the old wiring to turn on relays to the new wiring and it made quite a difference .the factory wires are just barley heavy enough for the job and they degrade over time to where they are not good enough for the job .just what i was told , but i hate working on anything with wires i am a nuts bolts and bearings person and am much more at home with a spanner or on the lathe and mill than with a multimeter .
johno


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18 May 2018 07:21 am

Wiring thru relays rather than supplying power thru a switch will usually eliminate a lot of voltage loss. In the "old" days switches were tough enough to do this when new, but nowadays the cheap stuff used wouldn't handle the load in any case and probably result in a melt down yikes .
Stedi lights do some good products and best part is he backs without question what he sells, so any problem isn't a problem so to speak thumbsup
Di H again your attention to detail and no cutting corners will without doubt result in a trick vehicle at the end thumbsup It's always great to get away, and doing so in a well thought out vehicle, not only makes the trip more pleasurable but the time spent camped up as well once the destinations reached. wink

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21 June 2018 07:52 am

Di H is she in paint yet big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile How's progress ? thumbsup

#69

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21 June 2018 09:47 am

Had some fun yesterday, the finished chests arrived a couple of weeks ago and having been stripped of all fittings, were finally taken for chromating yesterday so they can be sprayed. For those unfamiliar with painting aluminium, most paints won't stick well and special primers have to be used, these acid etc the aluminium so the paint will stay put, without them it comes off easily.

The other alternative is chromate, don't try at home, it nasty stuff! I took everything down to the local powdercoaters and they did the job in their massive chemical tanks, had to drill a few drain hole but to get everything professionally treated for $300 I think is a bargain.

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1529533212_centre-chests.jpg

Lizzy wouldn't start yesterday so decided to get the battery checked while the chromating was progressing, sure enough... battery was old and stuffed so new higher capacity battery was installed, then things went wrong!

When doing the terminals up, the mechanic slipped and his spanner arced across to the front brake line from the master cylinder.... straight through.... brake fluid everywhere and a few interesting words flying around! mad

2 hrs later, a new brake line had been made and installed so I could pick up the chests.

Had an interesting chat during this, the assistant at the battery shop, who was in his 60's and just working there to keep him self busy, turned out to have worked for a number of years with Peter Jackson on Lord of the Rings yikes and a heap of other films as a cameraman, since I used to do a bit of this myself, time passed quickly! smile

Anyway the next step is the painting which should commence this weekend. More pics to follow... stay tuned as they say!!

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#70

Dihusky
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01 July 2018 03:09 pm

Bit of progress... Saturday doing the epoxy undercoat then today 3 layers of the base colour, now to let everything harden up for the week then bolt all the chests together next weekend. Finally seeing so light at the end of the tunnel... smile Once everything is back in place then it's the final colours, green and black for the authentic look.

1530418133_chests-base-colour.jpg

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#71

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01 July 2018 04:40 pm

Going very well DiHusky.
Mackka

#72

7.62marksman
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01 July 2018 07:18 pm

if the gods smile on me this will be Turtle No 2
well i can dream

1530433108_slr_adventurer_4x4_motorhome_expedition_vehicle_14.jpg

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#73

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01 July 2018 09:18 pm

Dihusky wrote:

Bit of progress... Saturday doing the epoxy undercoat then today 3 layers of the base colour, now to let everything harden up for the week then bolt all the chests together next weekend. Finally seeing so light at the end of the tunnel... smile Once everything is back in place then it's the final colours, green and black for the authentic look.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … colour.jpg

It's going to be quite the beast when finished Di H thumbsup

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01 July 2018 09:19 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

if the gods smile on me this will be Turtle No 2
well i can dream

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … cle_14.jpg

Love it .................. but the price tag scares the bezeezus out of me yikes But a damn nice base to come home to after a day of digging. wink

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#75

Dihusky
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01 July 2018 10:02 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

if the gods smile on me this will be Turtle No 2
well i can dream

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … cle_14.jpg

May the gods be blessed, hope you find the reef of your dreams.. if the gods are not hearing you there is an alternative or two... https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toolibi … 1094449417


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