Long weekend 1st of June

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Long weekend 1st of June

Postby zukmeista » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:42 am

Went out for a play in the mud on Saturday, was down at pouto last weekend. Pics here:
http://www.offroadexpress.kiwi/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=43961&p=445362#p445362

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Crash bandicoot » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:48 pm

Did the Big Brake conversion on the front of the mistral, 300mm discs and 4 pot calipers. :D now i got to go and fix the worn bushes in the a arms that go clunk everytime ya go round a corner :shock:
Waiter...there is a drought in my glass.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Mattman » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:08 pm

Replaced the power steer high pressure line which was a lot harder than it needed to be and did some work on my front bar to incorporate some winch rope hoops. Also made a handbrake chock on a piece of rope. Isuzu handbrakes are terrible.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby MrBeef » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:52 pm

[quote="Mattman"Also made a handbrake chock on a piece of rope. Isuzu handbrakes are terrible.[/quote]

haha this reminds of the episode of top gear in africa trying to find the source of the nile river. Clarkson had a log he rolled back onto, which evidently ended up smashing his back window! hahaha

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Mattman » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:02 pm

Great episode!

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby BlakeNZ » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:02 pm

what are the details of the disc and caliper upgrade, Crash? Bolt on upgrade?

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Crash bandicoot » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:20 pm

stx navara front rotors skyline calipers. bolt on
Waiter...there is a drought in my glass.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Clint » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:40 pm

Had a good weekend pit-crewing for Dan as he won class 6 at the Woodhill 100 (100 what? it's 250ish km?) Due to Dan's excellent vehicle preparation & driving about all the pit crew got to do apart from watch & drink beer was to give 627's windows a clean & pump in a bit of fuel after qualifying :D

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby kbushnz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:03 pm

More welding done on the Playdoh... Rear cage almost there...
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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby drive it ... » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:24 pm

Went to Coast. Bent 5 out of 5 trucks. Had to dial up a rescue from Nuts & Flag. Good B..stard award to them.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Smurf » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:59 pm

drive it ... wrote:Went to Coast. Bent 5 out of 5 trucks. Had to dial up a rescue from Nuts & Flag. Good B..stard award to them.


Where is the trip report?

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby drive it ... » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:26 pm

Where is the trip report?

Got frustrated with photobucket :x last night and gave up.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby drive it ... » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:02 pm

Photo downsizing business too painfull. Heres a link to the trip pics. Sorry they're no particular order and i havn't deleted all the blurry ones. Them's that know can ID Taipo, No Name and Tailings

http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/prado ... t=3&page=1

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Mehrts » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:33 pm

Drive it - Something doesn't look right with that front end :mrgreen:

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby drive it ... » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:36 pm

Nah, thats all good Mehrts, just long soft springs working over logs and stuff. The winch gave up tho.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby Crash bandicoot » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:47 pm

Mehrts wrote:Drive it - Something doesn't look right with that front end :mrgreen:

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just stick The New Holland's Super Steer logo on it :shock:
Waiter...there is a drought in my glass.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby drive it ... » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:06 pm

Nah - the super steerer award went to my prado, bent the drag link so much it could only turn one way, rod got hung up in suspension trying to turn other side. Pulled it out straightish with winch, go 100m hit more ruts/logs/rocks bent again, straightened again, bit further, bent again. 3rd time lucky it held till we got back to camp and could take it off and bash it a bit straighter for drive back home.
Looking for some seamless tube 25mm ID to sleeve it with if anyone in ChCh has some.

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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby kbushnz » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:10 pm

I used some chrome moly tube... The local supplier here in Auck had some with the perfect ID.... Just slip it over and retain it between the clamps for the original rod.
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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby nuts » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:01 am

drive it ... wrote:Went to Coast. Bent 5 out of 5 trucks. Had to dial up a rescue from Nuts & Flag. Good B..stard award to them.

had a blast pulling yas out and no thanx needed :D
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Re: Long weekend 1st of June

Postby kbjj » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:13 pm

nuts wrote:
drive it ... wrote:Went to Coast. Bent 5 out of 5 trucks. Had to dial up a rescue from Nuts & Flag. Good B..stard award to them.

had a blast pulling yas out and no thanx needed :D

Oh dear, Mike drove his IFS Surf thru there by himself. You lot must be rough like me :lol:
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