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by Clint
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Warn 8274 DIY upgrades
Replies: 31
Views: 599

Re: Warn 8274 DIY upgrades

Looking good! Another idea I've seen for actuating a freespool is to use hydraulics with clutch master/slave cylinders. Though as Mdlva says an air ram is good as once switched it will hold the pressure on until things line up & it can click in.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: prado/surf SAS 4" lift custom radius arms
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: prado/surf SAS 4" lift custom radius arms

The way I'd do it would be to design them to suit your build exactly, machine up the diff end bush housings (or hack them out of some old suspension links if you can find some the right size) get the arm profile cut from 30mm plate with holes to weld your bush mounts into. The chassis end is where i...
by Clint
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: prado/surf SAS 4" lift custom radius arms
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: prado/surf SAS 4" lift custom radius arms

You probably can't angle the arms up very far on the diff like that without them hitting the steering tie rod that sits above them tie rod is in front of the diff. No worries then :D My LJ71 had it behind but hilux/surf must have it in front? In that case you'd probably be better off making your ow...
by Clint
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: prado/surf SAS 4" lift custom radius arms
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: prado/surf SAS 4" lift custom radius arms

they said replacement arms have to be same strength or stronger than originals, and preferably longer. also asked about reshaping the brackets that the factory arms bolt into to keep castor right if I keep using them and they happy. 002.jpg something like that. You probably can't angle the arms up ...
by Clint
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: X5 Project.
Replies: 82
Views: 2979

Re: X5 Project.

Nice work! Good to see a winch bar with a proper view of the drum so you can spot a snarl up before it gets serious.

In case you haven't seen it already, check out http://fozroamer.com/ - kinda similar build with a Subaru Forester.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

this one? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/viewranger-cycling-hiking-trails-topo-maps/id404581674?mt=8 Yep, that's it. The app is free but you have to pay to get the NZ topo50 maps. I think it has a free NZ topomap set which is actually pretty good & can also be downloaded for offline use, but I...
by Clint
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

wjw wrote:which topomap app is that? Maptoaster?


It's called Viewranger. Was $40 for all NZ on up to 3 devices, also have it on my phone, there are other free/cheap mapping apps but I reckon this one is worth the money. Can easily download all the maps for offline use & it just works well.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Haven't been too busy over the last week or so, so have uploaded all the pics to Smugmug & edited all the links so this thread is back, better than new as I've added in a few extra pics I've found trawling through my old folders. Really liking the Smugmug pic hosting, super easy to use, well wor...
by Clint
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: 96 v6 surf
Replies: 101
Views: 4683

Re: 96 v6 surf

Looking good! I've always wanted to put a removable horizontal bar across each door that hinges open with door, just below handle height, for leaning against banks/trees etc. had given up on that idea with no B pillar bar, but now its making me think again..... :shock: One thing that could be good f...
by Clint
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 1393

Re: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread

Nice work! Good to see some solid tow hooks going on early in the build - hopefully you've got something similar out the back? Looks like the next project should be a front skid plate going down from the bumper maybe?

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: DIY fridge slide
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: DIY fridge slide

Making any progress? I have now restored the pics in my thread detailing my fridge setup: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nmWP9dc/0/0b374842/M/i-nmWP9dc-M.jpg http://www.offroadexpress.kiwi/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2123&start=240#p462963 Cheers Clint
by Clint
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out

Man, a sweet running 2L-T - wouldn't be too many of those left in the wild :lol:

What are the doors like?

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

All pics in this thread are fubar due to my former pic host photobucket changing from free to US$400! When I get bored enough I will go back & edit some of the old posts so they have at least some pics, in the meantime, here's a test with some pics from our last South Is trip: https://photos.smu...
by Clint
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Suzuki Build
Replies: 24
Views: 615

Re: Suzuki Build

Very Cool! That will be an absolute weapon when it's done, keep up the good work.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: DIY fridge slide
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: DIY fridge slide

I should post pics but my free photo host site suddenly wanted US$400 so need to get another one set up... Yep, the 2mm alu fridge drawer is about 120mm high & retracts back into a box, & it sits on the floor of the box when in. The box has cutouts at the inside end to vent the condenser etc...
by Clint
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: '94 SR5 Ln106 Build
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: '94 SR5 Ln106 Build

Make sure that voltage drop is actually the starter - check the cable, solenoid, earth lead etc. Any of those things can be a bit bit dodgy, won't drop any volts at no/low amps but will steal your ergs when the load comes on. Good luck!

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: DIY fridge slide
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: DIY fridge slide

I made a drawer for my 35L Engel earlier this year. Used a pair of 60kg full extension rails https://www.fullie.co.nz/collections/drawer-runners/products/700mm-60kg-ball-bearing-runner-1-x-set (Doh, sold out now) Made it so the alu drawer tray sits on it's base when retracted, means the action isn't...
by Clint
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2017 MD Dirt Drags Kihikihi 7 Oct
Replies: 0
Views: 131

2017 MD Dirt Drags Kihikihi 7 Oct

The Dirt Drags are on again! Went last time with a few mates & it was great fun. See facebook for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/268621266939849/?active_tab=about

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: X5 Project.
Replies: 82
Views: 2979

Re: X5 Project.

Wow, wouldn't have picked you'd fit a set of 33's on one of those without some very major mods! Will be interesting to see how it goes. It'll certainly look badass :twisted:

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Stolen / Lost and Found
Topic: STOLEN: 3m alloy jetboat Rotorua 19 June 17
Replies: 1
Views: 237

STOLEN: 3m alloy jetboat Rotorua 19 June 17

Keep an eye out for this one please: http://www.nzjetboating.com/yabbse/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30802.0;attach=59889;image Swiped from a mate in Rotorua last night Monday 19 June. http://www.nzjetboating.com/yabbse/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30802.0;attach=59906;image 900 Kawasaki jetsk...
by Clint
Thu May 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Got a few pics of the finished aux power setup & fridge storage, this was all finished in a bit of a rush before we headed south last month but everything worked mint. Modified my old boxes a bit at the front to make a compartment for the 60Ah deep cycle gel-cell: https://photos.smugmug.com/phot...
by Clint
Mon May 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Well she made it down south & back no worries. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6L8XTMM/0/121b1a97/M/i-6L8XTMM-M.jpg Fridge & table etc in the back made it really nice to camp out of. Towed home a little souvenir from Dunedin too: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VHkCKcd/0/3f993815/M/i...
by Clint
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 2425

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Thanks for the report! Be great to see some pics of anybody has some. We got a bit held up when a wheel decided to fall off my new 45 year old boat trailer, made it home ok though. The cruiser never missed a beat towing all the way back from Dunedin, just made more noise & used more petrol :D Ch...
by Clint
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 2425

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Have the north islanders made it safely over the strait yet? Truck not legal but if I can sneak it past the short man I may make one of the shiny trips. We came down last weekend​. Had a great couple of days in the st James camping and MTB. Then the weather turned to crap so we decided to do some s...
by Clint
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Out cruising on the weekend.

Image

All going good. Got quite a few 'nice to have' jobs to tick off before sailing South on Saturday though.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Good progress on aux battery wiring over the weekend. First I stripped out a bunch of redundant/surplus wiring to tidy up around the battery area. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-85whWhm/0/27ece221/M/i-85whWhm-M.jpg Then made up some brackets & mounted up the blingtastic 60A fuse holder &...
by Clint
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

The Bar is open :D https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zqBRncg/0/46fd215c/M/i-zqBRncg-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NhmNmDr/0/a2690fda/M/i-NhmNmDr-M.jpg Now waiting on the alu tray that is being bent up at a local engineering outfit, this will be the drawer for the fridge. Just ordered a...
by Clint
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: V8 Land Rover project
Replies: 627
Views: 52026

Re: V8 Land Rover project

Looking good! (the landy aint bad either :wink: )

Did you ever install some soundproofing in the floor? Would like to block out my noisy transfercase a bit & looking at options.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 2425

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Do it man!, You'll be fine, there's nothing that will break a CV unless you drive like a munter... :mrgreen: The coast has a way of turning people into munters :lol: Tell me about it :roll: :lol: Last time the truck went to Reefton it left with a smashed in side & a grenaded back diff :oops: Th...
by Clint
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 277
Views: 40549

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

what ever you do do not put a GL4/5 mix into the transfer.. use GL4 only or it will self destruct..trust me the thrust washers will degrade the bronze and it'll just turn to custard from there :wink: Great info thanks, but I'm not sure I've got any thrust washers left in there, they're only on the ...

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