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by Clint
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 281
Views: 45082

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Time for a 2018 update. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kTrNgmp/0/321a2221/L/i-kTrNgmp-L.jpg Is this on top of the hill up Handcock Road Still got a few tracks up there ? You got it. All the tracks are still there although I need to do some digger work on the north side as it's getting a bit to...
by Clint
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 281
Views: 45082

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Time for a 2018 update. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kTrNgmp/0/321a2221/L/i-kTrNgmp-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Adventures-Trips/Whirinaki/Whirinaki-Winter-2018/i-NFtVDPc/0/fe58c4f6/L/IMG_8819-L.jpg Mostly just been using it. Always need to have a few improvements planned for when there'...
by Clint
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Cromoly tube
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Cromoly tube

https://cardwells.co.nz/4130-molytube-benders/chromoly-4130-tube-0-750-od.html

Cardwells have a good range of cromoly tube, looks like .156" might be the thickest in 3/4 though. They used to sell by the foot, give them a call.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Prado - Southland Vehicle Project
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Prado - Southland Vehicle Project

I got some Hankook RT03 MT's as they are a fairly close pattern for an MT - so probably a good option if you want to split the difference between an AT & an MT. They were fairly cheap, handle well on the road, not too rowdy & are wearing well so far.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: vitara solid axle build
Replies: 48
Views: 1932

Re: vitara solid axle build

Nice work. Looks like it should go bloody well. What engine is in that one?

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Replacement Driveshaft Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Replacement Driveshaft Bolts

Always a good idea to use the correct spec fastener, but... The grade 10.9 cap screws holding on my front driveshaft were obtained for a few cents each from the local engineers supplies outfit & have been happily joining together a low range geared V8 & a couple of 36" Simexs for a few ...
by Clint
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Awesome map of South Island 4WD Tracks!
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Awesome map of South Island 4WD Tracks!

Ripped off from https://www.remotemoto.com/route-maps/ by the look of it. The info on the Remote Moto site is really good if anyone was thinking of subscribing. Note that some of the tracks on that map go over private land & permission is required, if you're not sure a cross check on WAMS is a g...
by Clint
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3014

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

Bugger! Truck was looking good too. If you've got a hoist & a transmission jack gearbox swaps are easy :D If not I would recommend doing what I did last time I had the box out, bodge up a bit of a cradle that attaches to the trolley jack, bolts on to the gearbox mount at one end, with a scissor ...
by Clint
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: V8 Land Rover project
Replies: 632
Views: 57661

Re: V8 Land Rover project

Scrappy's around here don't sell stuff but not sure about Tga. What you do have in the Mount is HJ Asmuss Engineering supplies, assuming they are similar to their Kawerau branch they should have a good range of steel bar/pipe/angle/RHS with a 1/4 length minimum. Bloody handy for small projects. Get ...
by Clint
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: U-bolt flip 70 series
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: U-bolt flip 70 series

Heres an idea why not contact lvvta and ask them? Already said it looks tidy but im no inspector. Best to ask those thats going to cert it off Always a good strategy :D I'd be inclined to check out if it is ok, but not actually bother with the cert unless the wof man has a problem with it. I'd gues...
by Clint
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Water to Air Intercoolers - Pro's/Cons
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Water to Air Intercoolers - Pro's/Cons

I helped put a Subaru water-air intercooler setup on a mate's Safari years ago, maybe a bit undersized for the TD42 but it worked well & AFAIK it's still going strong today.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Warn 8274 DIY upgrades
Replies: 41
Views: 1702

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: 1210

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: 1210

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: 1210

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: 95
Views: 5295

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: 281
Views: 45082

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: 281
Views: 45082

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: 281
Views: 45082

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: 102
Views: 6761

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: 48
Views: 3014

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: 494

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: 945

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: 281
Views: 45082

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

All pics now fixed after the photobucket fubar. Test with some pics from our last South Is trip: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3PCXMzj/0/4cb9a8f9/M/i-3PCXMzj-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZhhrSvj/0/cfea6b48/M/i-ZhhrSvj-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VHkCKcd/0/3f993815/M/...
by Clint
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Suzuki Build
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

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: 494

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: 1255

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: 494

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: 303

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: 95
Views: 5295

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

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