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    Re: Tankwa Karoo and Old Postal Route

    lovely shots! The Tankwa is a very very special place.
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    Re: SWB Defender

    Chris, it was good to meet you the other day, despite the Frankenyota.

    How anyone could do that to a Jeep is beyond me. Bloody Philistine, but your love of proper 4x4s warms my heart.

    As I said...
  3. Re: I think I must replace, but must I really?

    are you asking about the tyre or SWAMBO?

    the tyre is clearly in need of replacement.

    On the other hand, you might want to cut SWAMBO a little slack. unless she's done it before. in which case...
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    Re: 3CR12 or 409 for trailer body?

    attaching any Stainless Steel to any kind of zinc plated sub structure is fraught with danger

    make sure you isolate the 2 materials adequately to avoid galvanic corrosion.... any kind of contact...
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    Discovery 3 Re: I think its happened

    you should stick to sewing up canvas bags. your mechanical knowledge is clearly zero...


    As far as the missing link goes..... you might be it.
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    Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    Well, just bumped into slow ones across the road from the workshop / my current abode!

    noisy buggers!

    🤣
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    Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    The fire dept spotted my pool after they'd got my place under control, and came charging in with water pumps to refill their tanks so they could move onto the next place that was going up!

    hats...
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    Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    First of all thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and offers of assistance! very much appreciated and I can't possibly reply to all of them, so if I haven't don't be offended!

    Obviously...
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    Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    Time for an appropriate song....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8D4AsLzlM0



    Current count is 5 to 7 houses depending on who you ask.
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    Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    must apologize guys - for some completely obscure reason my browser logged in as ADORE on this machine, and I did not notice.


    post above was in my personal capacity, not ADORE account which is...
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    Re: Jayde Panayiotou

    I see Hubby has been found Guilty and will doubtless be doing the long stretch....http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/top-news/2017/11/02/panayiotou-found-guilty/I'm sure this is probably a bit of a...
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    Re: Upgrade my car carrier

    check the GCM the troopie is registered / homologated for in SA - on your paper work. you can pull it at the testing station. Looks,like this.:

    466200

    and what the Trailer is registered for as...
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    Re: Upgrade my car carrier

    I seem to be all out of sugar coating just lately.... what are you hoping to hear?

    pass a weigh bridge with that trailer and a big 4x4 on it and the fine will be around R10 000 or more depending...
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    Re: Upgrade my car carrier

    just saw this thread. I'm horrified.

    a few observations....

    I presume that the axles, rims and tires are suitably rated for the application. To be honest, 4 stud golf 1 PCD and light road...
  15. Poll: Re: Would you spend R20k once off on an insurance policy for D3/4 crank?

    I would be very careful here.

    what you are describing is close to a Ponzi scheme (pyramid scheme)

    you are creating a fund that pays out 120k for a known and highly likely event, for a 20k buy...
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    Re: I am told this is illegal

    the actual full regs are available on line. definitely a better source than arrive confused.

    1 pair of lamps which emit a dipped beam per the regs (reg 159 and 161 have the details)
    1 pair of...
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    Re: I am told this is illegal

    1 pair of Dipped beams.
    1 pair of Main beams
    1 pair of Additional Main beams
    1 pair of fog lamps

    Provided they are all properly adjusted and positioned, and have E marks on the lamps and the...
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    Re: I am told this is illegal

    Exactly . I'm glad there is someone with some common sense still here.


    the law actually allows for a full Rally 6 pack of lights on the front of any vehicle - which is good for 300m of good...
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    Re: Gladiator - Building the "Thing"

    Post of the week!
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    Re: I am told this is illegal

    the usual guesswork / make it up as you go along happening again I see.....


    Both the lamp and the bulb / globe must have the E mark on them, and they may not be altered or obscured in any way...
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    Re: Gladiator - Building the "Thing"

    Really sorry to hear this Naas. This is s hell of a build and a real labour of love. I really hope you beat the medical issues very soon!
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    Re: Corona SFA build

    Just spoke to Reenen... no one harmed , all taken care of.
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    Re: Corona SFA build

    Reenen , are you guys okay? Do you need any help?
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    Defender Re: Abuse from....

    To be fair.

    not many Boere are particularly active. How else do you get the 'pens' ?

    Reenen is obviously the exception to the rule. Skinny little bugger running on duracell!
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    Defender Re: Abuse from....

    I will predict that it won't last long.

    make sure you have a good supply of scented handkerchiefs on hand for the D3/4 and VW owners, but even then, it will become a whine fest....
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    Re: how cool is this landy

    Lovely!

    just make sure no one ever ever uses it as a tissue box, it's a REAL Land rover!

    It deserves blood sweat and oil stained rags to keep it in good order!

    ;D
  27. Discovery 4 Re: What offer can I make for a 2013 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE (155KW)?

    no, thats a misquote.

    starting any kind of debate based on a misquote is a pointless exercise. because the debate just ended.
  28. Discovery 4 Re: What offer can I make for a 2013 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE (155KW)?

    why?

    there are pros and cons to both...

    hard to 'lose' a debate that has 2 sides perfectly acceptable arguments in their favor.
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    Re: Your most disappointing vehicle ever owned

    AWESOME things!

    loved them!
  30. Discovery 4 Re: What offer can I make for a 2013 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE (155KW)?

    the launch of the D5 has certainly made prices drop quite quickly.

    the image conscious people are well aware that the D3/4 shape is no longer the latest thing, and will be selling off.

    As ...
  31. Discovery 4 Re: What offer can I make for a 2013 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE (155KW)?

    I guess that when it comes to BS I shouldn't take on the experts from the TDV6 club. hey boss?

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/makemodel/make/LAND%20ROVER/model/DISCOVERY%203/search

    one of those...
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    Re: Your most disappointing vehicle ever owned

    Ironically, mine snapped it's crank on the way to work one day.

    true story.
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    Defender Re: Abuse from....

    back then it was a Land Rover, not a Defender.

    Series 1, 11 or 111

    you needed to be a real man to drive one of those. camel plain and tight jeans were mandatory.



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  34. Discovery 4 Re: What offer can I make for a 2013 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE (155KW)?

    I am sure that not all after market guarantees are equal, and some pay out more than others . thats why I said 'generally speaking'

    the OP would be well advised to read the fine print very...
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    Re: Your most disappointing vehicle ever owned

    if you couldn't sort out a ford 1600 properly .... you probably have no mechanical knowledge whatsoever!

    those motors were the very definition of bullet proof when properly sorted and tuned.
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