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  1. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    The whole filling and sanding, filling and sanding, filling and sanding looks like a real ### job!

    They make it look so easy on the car-rebuild shows on Discovery channel...like anyone can do...
  2. Re: Prado 150 V6, 220,00km preventative maintenance

    Honestly, you cannot compare a Hilux to a Prado.
  3. Re: Prado 150 V6, 220,00km preventative maintenance

    To be honest, nothing much.

    I drive a 2010 TX, on 183k km and have only done services.

    Brother has a 2009 VX on 230k km- services done - and a lot of other things that went wrong after a recent...
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    Re: Gum Poles, for Jungle Gym

    There is one trick to planting the poles though - do not encapsulate the bottom in concrete. The water will run down the pole and will have nowhere to go - this will shorten the lifespan of the pole....
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    Re: Gum Poles, for Jungle Gym

    I built my jungle gym form stuff I bought here 13 years ago in Hendrik Potgieter drive: https://polemartsa.co.za/

    They have all the slides, caps etc..
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    Re: Rhino fundraising in Limpopo

    Great watch, well done!

    Is Niall an Afrikaans Irishman?? ;)
  7. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I don't want the thread to end, so the longer it takes, the better..;) as I've said before, it's my daily read and I'm really enjoying the level of detail and correctness of the restoration. It...
  8. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Oh no!!!!! Where is my daily 'fix'?? Nothing posted last night? :(:(:(
  9. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Can be because every 'Appy' had a mullet back in the day...and because SA gentlemen are a bit bigger than the average guy out there, they had to bend down to read the plaques, presenting an all new...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I have also deployed the two vessel system, both 33.5 liter volume. Have a big coolerbox as a mash tun and a 57 liter fermenter. I'm brewing 42 liter batches. Works out perfect for my equipment.
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    Re: Custom pole fabrication

    Try Blue Hole trading, they do custom canvas and tent work.

    https://www.bluehole.co.za/

    They are sometimes a bit slow to respond, so just be patient.
  12. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thank you for this thread, it makes for very interesting reading and great entertainment, I cannot wait to read the next chapter every morning. How I wished I had a beer whilst reading this thread, I...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Yup, go ahead and prime.
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Uhm Jurgen,

    At 1.010 you beer is done fermenting.

    The target SG of 1.050 will be your Specific Gravity in other words, the Original gravity, not the FG (Final Gravity)

    Remember, you start...
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    Re: Knippe/fasteners

    www.4x4direct.co.za

    https://4x4direct.co.za/539-locks-and-catches?page=2
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Thanks Jelo,

    The question was more around the mounting location of the pad, around the fermentation vessel? Against the side of the fridge (inside obviously), on top or at the bottom?
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Where do you mount the heating pad?

    Also, what size heating pad would you recommend?
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    In winter I use a large container filled with water, emerge the bucket in the water and I use an aquarium heater to keep the water in the container to a set temp, usually around 18 degrees celcius.
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    Re: Swart gietyster potte

    Daar is ook n simpel manier om daai panne skoon te hou met die gebruik van sout.

    Ek gooi n laag sout in my gietyster pan, maak hom rokend warm op die stoof (met die sout wat die bodem bedek), die...
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    Re: Lawnmowers & Weed-eaters

    You will find everything you need form these guys, they stock Stihl and Professional lawn mowers.

    I've had my Professional Hi-Vac for ages now, minimal cost to replace blades and tough as nails.
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    Re: Q8 petrol or touareg tdi.

    The Q8 is may favourite car on the road!
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    Discovery 4 Re: 130k service Disco 4 2016

    R3680 per hour for labour? Can it be?
  23. Re: Snomaster 85l Dual Compartment Fridge / Freezer

    I have one, and it's awesome, comes with carry bag, solar remote control and bottle opener! Mine runs all the time under the lapa with ice and meat in it...never had any issues.

    It's too big for...
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    Re: Roof carrier for Prado

    Bump.

    Looking at Holdfast rook bars and carriers, they are about R2k cheaper. Good option?
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    Re: Gas Geysers?

    I have a 16l gas geyser for the en-suite bathroom, more than adequate.

    Atlas geysers are not too bad and you'll be able to find parts quite easily.
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    Roof carrier for Prado

    Hi all,

    I need some advise please, I have to cart around 4 mountain bikes as from next week.

    I have a Holdfast sparewheel carrier for 2 of the bikes (can only accommodate 2 bikes as I am towing...
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    Re: Prado 150 advice

    Agreed, good buy.

    My 2010 TX is one 176k, no issues.

    Friend has a 2010 VX with 310k km, he complained that he had to replace the headlight bulbs the other day, that's it.

    Brother has a 2009...
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    Re: Catch of the day- please post

    Would LOVE to get one of those on a popper/gt ice cream!!
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    Re: Catch of the day- please post

    Struisbaai.

    The strength of the current and the depth of the reefs will determine the weight of the jigs. We used 170 gram jigs in 20 meters of water, current was not too strong. If you are not...
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    Re: Catch of the day- please post

    My youngest with some yellowtail - was his first time jigging, and boy can he jig! He put all the other people to shame on the boat with his work and catch rate!
  31. Re: Car jammer at the office. Is there any hope?

    There seems to be some confusion on how keyless entry works.

    This applies to Toyota vehicles.

    Keyless entry unlocks the car when you put your hand INSIDE the door handle to open it. Not on your...
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    Re: NL: New Product

    Uhm, not coming in the near future...

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/323792-National-Luna-Factory-Fire?p=4277969#post4277969
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Perfect, that's the one! Yes, the female is speckled. Strange the there are always two males and one female when I see them..
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Hi all,

    Need help identifying this bird. Have seen them regularly in my garden in Benoni of late, there are three of them, two of the darker colourations like this one and then a lighter version...
  35. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    I would ask Frontrunner for an option to turn the existing two jerry cans sideways, this should create enough space for two more next to them.
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