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    Re: WeBuyCars.......Buyers Experiences??

    I have offered 3 vehicles for valuation to them in the past. Every single one of them was way below book and what I eventually sold for my vehicles for. In November I got R100k more for my Amarok V6...
  2. Re: My Laaitie het 'n permanente 4WD Turbo kar gesoek vir sy eerste...

    Well done Biltong, best prezzie ever for a young man.

    A life long journey of knowledge accumulation, frustration, anger, satisfaction, sense of achievement ...
    ... passion, loyalty,...
  3. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    Phone Craig Anderson at Landy World in George, he does a complete insulation job. He will be able to point you in the right direction for stick on insulation 072dot380dot9870

    I insulated the front...
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    Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    ... and the Blue Lagoon was no longer Blue during Demonia, cows and corpses floating by out to sea. I was living in Umdloti at the time, hectic!
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    Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Totally normal, all part of the natural weather cycles until the internet came along - now we have attention spans of gnats, if didn't happen this week then it is the worst EVER!

    I have photos of...
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    Re: Canvas and Tent Brand Water Cooler Bag

    Duncan that looks like Execution Rock on the way to Port St Johns? ... great nostalgic photo by the way.
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Tell your friend that I do not follow him on YT or any other overlanders.
    He had a 'conversation' with a few of us Wild Coast cottage owners and the local Chief when he did his first Transkei 'trip...
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Yes I do expect people that want to camp outside of access controlled camp sites to ask for permission. Other than public roads, state property etc the fact is all property in Southern Africa is...
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    I worked for Dick Vincent on Minilya Station, WA for two years in the '70s so I am familiar with the outback. My response wrt camping on private property is a direct reply to Fat Huey's comment....
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

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    It is not only Australian bush etiquette, it is common decency worldwide - his disrespect for another persons 'private property' shows up the person he is. His camping in a river bed shows his...
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    Re: Engin / Engin Bay Cleaning

    I use moth balls on the farm vehicles .. find some old socks, put about 4 moth balls in each and hang 2 -3 socks in the engine bay.
    Buy some cats or a Jack Russel or two ;D
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    Re: What do you feed your garden birds?

    Half Pint .. knock some nails into the top of the wall and string some fishing trace wire or nylon between the nails, problem solved.
    You can do this on your roof as well to stop Hadedah's, Pigeon,...
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    Re: Bad behaviour: Old Postal Route to be shut down

    A sad but unsurprising post from Tony ... this will happen more and more as society becomes less respectful.

    The days of entitled tourism :-

    How I like
    When I like
    Where I like

    ... will...
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    Suspension Re: Towing with the new Shape Jimny

    A simple look around the Jimny page on the Suzuki website reveals that a tow bar is available as an accessory.
    So yes it has been designed to tow and I would approach Suzuki SA direct wrt design...
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    Re: Water Storgae for Camping

    Precisely what I have on my 130 [28L] but it is detachable, also a 75mm PVC irrigation pipe [48L] surrounds my trailer load rack.
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    Poll: Re: Types of 4x4 enthusiast

    This is the category that I fall into, this is my normal.
    I have no idea what 4x4x trails are or what their ratings mean and I find it difficult to understand why someone would purposely risk damage...
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    Re: New member in need of advice

    No mention has been made of the available or potentially available load space [2nd & 3rd row seat configurations].
    If you and your good wife plan on having children this is the most important...
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    Re: After ten years in a shed. . .

    1975 SADF Defenders [and Bedfords and Mogs] based on the cutline were green with no convoy lights. Only Sand Brown vehicles I saw were the Olifants, Ratels and Magirus Deutz ordinance carriers that...
  19. Re: MediaRelease: Kingsley Holgate and the New Defender hit the road again

    It is called the "Stomach" and for good reason too, carries quite a few putu pots ;D
  20. Re: G'day from Australia and thanks for admitting me.

    Welcome Sport!

    Unless you are doing the full on bling and image trip keep your vehicle stock standard and the equipment as basic as possible. Less to go wrong, cheaper and most importantly it...
  21. Thread: Mals next tjor.

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    Re: Mals next tjor.

    If the vehicle is in Pinetown the rust does not necessarily imply salt water work. All it needs on the Natal coast is to break the surface of any coating and the winch is pretty normal for that...
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    Re: I need help choosing

    Oct 2018 Amarok V6, 31k on the clock with a lot of extras ... your for R650k to overland around Sandton.
  23. Re: Guessing I have no option but to replace this tyre?

    I am not sure where or how you use your vehicle but throwing that tyre away is a waste.
    Put a massive gator on it, chuck the carcass onto your roof rack and use it as your second or third spare for...
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    Re: Retirement house near george

    Talking about hospitals ...

    I imagine there are a few members on the forum who are not on private health care plans. The George Provincial hospital is world class, it may be busy but the...
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    My 130 doing duty alongside the new rugrats ... so far it has more thumbs up and had a few offers ;D

    Had a good look at the undercarriage without having to getting level with grevel ...

    IMHO...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    Absolutely correct mikeml, the reason why my very very old Volcano along with a twin barrel hand pump are in my coffin box.

    @Dirk ... a combo of speed, distance and weight will kill an...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    A pen knife or a match to deflate ... and counting off seconds does the trick for deflating and pumping up the tyre. If you know your equipment you should know what your pump (electric) delivers per...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    You can buy one of these for each tyre for the price of the other compressors.
    I have had this particular one for a little over two years with no issues and I keep an old Hurricane compressor as a...
  29. Re: R5000,00 to replace Audi lost key!! Any cheaper alternatives?

    Land Rover wanted R10,500 for a D4 key. I found a local car electronics wizard, sound and alarms, who said he could code a blank fob. I bought one on Ebay for 14 and when it arrived the board was...
  30. Thread: 4x4 Van

    by Oreo
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    Re: 4x4 Van

    Here you go ... VWSA configuration site

    https://www.vw.co.za/en/models-and-configurator/california.html
  31. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    I would suggest that you have a closer look at what a VW Syncro can do ... the only aspect of using one in Africa is the lack of VW support, further than that it stands back for no other vehicle....
  32. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    These reviews are meaningless, to me at least, as they compare these vehicles to the Defender.
    Why compare this vehicle to something that has not been in production for 4+ years and whose...
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    Re: Stop me from buying Unimog

    My comment has nothing to do with tyre pressure ... treading lightly in wilderness areas is a multifaceted way of living or traveling.
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    Re: Stop me from buying Unimog

    To add to Tony's comments ...

    ... if you are conservation minded this is not the right vehicle as it does not tread lightly in any scenario.
    Africa already has to many oversized, over powered...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    One full spare wheel on the roof rack and a spare carcass ... a set of tyre levers, tractor tyre gators and spare valves.
    I also carry an inner tube just in case which can double up as a camp...
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