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by Clint
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 288
Views: 55506

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

2020 Update. Cruiser has been running well. Got in a last hardcore hoon on the local gnar just before lockdown. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sSBM3Dq/0/e12cde89/L/i-sSBM3Dq-L.jpg ...which resulted in smashing a side window on a bank... Of course not the side I had a spare for... Not totally a ...
by Clint
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: The "Going to buy some 4x4s" Project
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: The "Going to buy some 4x4s" Project

Much as I dig the looks of the FJ Cruiser, it's worth remembering that they are basically just a V6 Prado with a different body. I'd have to REALLY need a ute before I'd buy one if shopping used, you pay such a massive premium for anything with a tray, plus more again if it's a Hilux or Ranger. Chee...
by Clint
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: MADMAX - Our J20
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

Re: MADMAX - Our J20

not looking for a LOKKA for the dana 44 ............ got one lying around from a previous project love the look of a J20 not sure the mrs would be please if iturned up with 1 Cheers for the thought, but no way! :D We've learnt the hard way that 35's & a big truck on a Dana 44 is borderline as i...
by Clint
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Jeep
Topic: MADMAX - Our J20
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

Re: MADMAX - Our J20

Out for a hunt on the weekend. Madmax running mint. No deer but a nice walk.

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Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: An Un-named Outlaw...
Replies: 55
Views: 9087

Re: An Un-named Outlaw...

Nice work. Good to see plenty of drillium being used for max power/weight :D

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 288
Views: 55506

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Hit the South Is again last month for some biking, hiking & 4wd. Drive/tramp up the head of the Rangitata: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3MbxRxc/0/99788cbe/L/i-3MbxRxc-L.jpg West coast: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-C9S6CmP/0/2e2c7d1c/L/i-C9S6CmP-L.jpg Cheers Clint
by Clint
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: Modified 4WD Insurance 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Modified 4WD Insurance 2019

My cruiser is done through Classic Cover. Good price & years back when I made a claim through them for a motorbike crash it was pretty stress free. They were recommended by an insurance broker mate.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 288
Views: 55506

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Looks good as always Clint. You’ve had this machine for a long time now, remembering back to the reefton rollover days. If only my workshop looked like that.... can’t see the floor in mine... :roll: Ya gotta go past 90 degrees for it to be a rollover don't ya? :lol: I need to go have a another try ...
by Clint
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 288
Views: 55506

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

wjw wrote:Those dog bones will help, but you will need to follow the factory instructions for adjusting the handbrake, since I put the dog bones in and learnt how to adjust it properly I havent had any issues.


Cool, I have the factory manual so will definitely do it by the book.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 288
Views: 55506

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

The cruiser has been on firewood duty over the last couple of months so now ours & mum's woodsheds are all stocked up. I wanted to sort out a few 'nice to have' jobs & decided to get stuck in when I broke a rear spring a couple of weeks ago. Cracks in the steel had been steadily corroding aw...
by Clint
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Jeep
Topic: MADMAX - Our J20
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

Re: MADMAX - Our J20

I love the look of the old J20 and Cherokee, A J20 that has been rolling about between a few family mates is getting a new lease on life at the moment. Good to see yours is earning its keep. Green J20.jpg That looks interesting, more pics & details please! What's the powerplant? One thing to wa...
by Clint
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 5136

Re: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff

Good work! It is SO nice to get that cert eh? We need some pics of it in action now!

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Jeep
Topic: MADMAX - Our J20
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

Re: MADMAX - Our J20

...bit quiet in here. Our Jeep hasn't been though - it's firewood season so the hills have been alive with the sound of a straight piped Lexus V8 :twisted:

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Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 29651

Re: Checkerheads new project.

No excuses now. Looking forward to seeing some more progress!

Getting a lathe & a TIG in the shed was a quantum leap for me in terms of what I could fabricate. You can design & build much cooler shit when you're not limited by the capability of your tools.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project
Replies: 43
Views: 7579

Re: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project

Looks very cool! Top marks for some good fab work with a basic workshop 8) & great work actually getting it muddy!

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project
Replies: 43
Views: 7579

Re: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project

Very tidy! I'd shorten that rope a bit if you're actually going to use it though, looks like a jam-up just waiting for the first slightly sideways pull.

Cheers
Clint
by Clint
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 288
Views: 55506

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: 288
Views: 55506

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: 1206

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: 1283

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: 53
Views: 6624

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: 1345

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: 7
Views: 11430

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: 55
Views: 6230

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: 68640

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: 1004

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: 1805

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: 5089

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: 2948

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: 2948

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...

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