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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Fire breaks are really a misnomer. They don't stop fires with any kind of wind behind them. Most they provide a clear area with low fuel load which makes for a good refuge for fire fighters if they...
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    Re: 1984 Hilux 4x4 SC

    It's not an 84, that shape was 85-97 if I recall correctly.

    The 22R 2.4 engine definitely didn't come out in 84, so it's had an engine replacement, probably a 2y or 3y originally.

    Lots of nope...
  3. Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    I sold my diesel SFA hilux for 45k just the other day. Mechanically it was fine, body had rust issues though but nothing structural.
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    Re: Wanted: IFS DC tonneau cover

    And found one for the price of a bottle of brandy :)
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    Re: Wanted: IFS DC tonneau cover

    1999-2005 Hilux double cab, the first model with independent front suspension, commonly known as the IFS
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    Wanted: IFS DC tonneau cover

    Hi there

    I'm looking for a tonneau cover for a DC IFS if anyone has one they want to sell/get rid of?

    Cheers
    Nic
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    Re: Slide on canopies

    We got an AHA camper with the bakkie when we bought it. We weren't sure if we would like it, especially since we have a very good ground camping setup, but we do like it a lot.

    It sets up as fast...
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    Re: Gas struts needed to lift roof

    If you buy the struts from Midas or MacNaugtans they can fill the struts to any amount, but they can't discharge them. So you can get say 4x400 or whatever and test, then see if you need more. But...
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    Re: My DIY Roof Rack + other odds and ends

    Looking good!

    Any steel supplier should be able to cut pieces of plate to size for you, to make the bases. You can then use the bolt holes to locate the bases.

    They can even bend the plates to...
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Something he doesn't mention is how the switching works. Do you have to have high current switches? If you have to couple this thing up to relays then there really isn't any point.
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    Re: Fibre Glass or Metal canopy?

    The design of the load bins has changed. If you look at the edge of the load bins on the old/utility versions the edge of the bin is rolled over, with the cargo hooks underneath. The new/fancy bins...
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    Re: Nudge bar brackets

    The nudge bar usually mounts to the chassis rails where the recovery points can be mounted. Some 50x50x5 angle with holes for the bolts would work fine as a DIY solution.
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    Re: Brand se baai

    Sorry, haven't done that section, but from what I can see, it looks like gravel from Port Nolloth to Kleinsee, then tar to Hondeklip Baai. So it should all be fine.

    I'm not sure if the National...
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    Re: Brand se baai

    In the National Park between Boulders campsite and the Groenrivier exit there are two long, very sandy sections that I'm not sure you'll be ok on. I presume that you probably have low profile tyres...
  15. Re: TSHWANE mass roll out of forced pre-paid meters

    When in a month you purchase power will affect the cost per unit as well. Try to buy enough for the month on the 1st, but also beware of the stepped tariffs. You might exceed the ceiling for the...
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    Re: West Coast and Tankwa Karoo Trip

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/144514-Brand-se-baai?p=4483705#post4483705

    Have a look here, some good info in this thread.
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    Re: square rod to normal pitch

    You can usually find longer than normal ACME type threads in the Mercedes and BMW jacks at a scrap yard.
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    Re: LED Light Bar

    It needs to either be SABS or E1 compliant, and you need two, mounted symmetrically on the front of the car.
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Yes, that's what I understood from the interview with Elon Musk.
  20. A week in the Kalahari, what would you do?

    Hi there

    We're planning a trip to the Kalahari in June or July. We'll probably have about a week there. It's our first time there, so what would you have on your list of must do's?

    We'll...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Elon Musk has. Apparently of we stop refining fossil fuels we will have more than sufficient capacity for total EVs.
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    99 IFS Hilux replacement bumper

    Hi there

    My Hilux had an unfortunate run in with a patrys (francolin) and smashed the front valance and grill. I'd prefer to replace the original bumper with a steel one, and this gives me an...
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    Re: Low Range - yes or no?

    The only thing that you have to watch for in the Baviaans is the guy ahead of you on the up hills going super slowly in 1st 4L, too slow for anyone without lowrange to drive without stalling, so you...
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    Re: Deregistered vehicle

    Registration and licensing are two separate things. You can register the vehicle in your name (I think you'll need police clearance since it was deregistered) without a roadworthy certificate and you...
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    Re: Toyota OEM parts

    Yes
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    Re: Toyota OEM parts

    Just order from Gemini parts in Joburg, they courier
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    Re: Road to Wuppertal

    If you really need fuel, Dawid Niewoudt at Sanddrift will sell you a few liters of diesel from the farm tanks. It's worth going there for the wine tasting anyway.

    Otherwise the Co-op at...
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    Re: Removing spare wheel carrier

    Second for the sacrificial Torx bit hammered in. If that doesn't work, I'd try a left hand drill bit in a drill running backwards - get from specialist engineering shops. I've had much more success...
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    Re: Builtconcepts Modular Racks

    Be careful with placing loads directly on the sides of the loadbin. If you look at the newer canopies etc, they typically have a bracing system that carries the load through to the floor of the bin,...
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    Re: Road to Wuppertal

    The locals drive that road in Opel Kadettes.

    In May, after heavy rain, some of the drifts may become flooded, but the flood waters usually drop quickly. So if you wait, have a couple of cups of...
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    Re: 2.2TDCi reliability

    I think you just bought the one I was looking at ::)
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    2.2TDCi reliability

    Hi there

    I'm in the market for a 2nd hand bakkie and looking at one with the 2.2TDCi engine. What's the long term reliability of the 2.2 like? The one I've seen has 150k kms on it. And should...
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    Re: Removing spare wheel carrier

    If you have a welder, a couple of tacks on the nut body usually does the trick. You can try a cold chisel in the castellations but it'll probably break them off. A 6 sided impact socket from Midas...
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    Re: Brand se baai

    IMO perfectly safe.

    We only saw other campers and a bit of traffic to the mine and windfarm.
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    Re: Fuse advice

    Outdoor Warehouse sells them as accessories for the National Luna inline fuse holders. I got some at Outdoor Warehouse Somerset West not long ago.
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