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    Re: Recovery tracks

    Just to give some an idea how designs evolve with design.

    So, I changed to 3mm T4 Aluminium, and as the rust wear off I could improve significantly.

    I can now span a single track of 4.5m and...
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    Re: Recovery tracks

    Lots of playing.

    On design 3 now. Much simpler, and from Aluminium.

    Hehehehe. Brushing up on a subject I passed on Vasity 20 years ago. One of the few I managed to Cum.

    Did not prevent me...
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    Re: Recovery tracks

    Still working hard to get to grips with the software.

    A combined simulation with the ladders connected.

    7mm Deflection. Cool, but still some way before I can say it is not a matter of GIGO.
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    Re: Recovery tracks

    Very interesting day playing.

    As mentioned in the first post, I suspected to up on the guage of the metal - mainly due to some high stress points at the bends in the bottom flanges.

    With 2mm in...
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    Re: Recovery tracks

    Will have a look. :)
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    Recovery tracks

    Crossing some really rough terrain can be hard on manual labour, and from the off road challenges I experienced over the year, I thought of a set of tracks that can not only help in sand, but also...
  7. Thread: Brandt BRV

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    Re: Brandt BRV

    There are very few spares on the vehicle.

    And it is fully manufactured form 1.6mm sheet metal.

    If I had the money, I would take it any day before a Hilux.
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    Re: Most powerful airguns in SA!

    This is what I have.

    The Iluda N400.

    Discontinued. But spares can be get.

    I tried a Bullpup but with my stiff back and neck it did not work.
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    Re: Most powerful airguns in SA!

    Old thread, but after about 25 years of not touching a gun, I got myself a JK Han 5.5mm.

    By now, they are any time on par with power as the Sumatra on the small calibers.

    (I have seen a youtube...
  10. Re: The hinge linkage for "The Coffin" on my trailer

    Was not aware of that.

    Simulator: https://blog.rectorsquid.com/linkage-mechanism-designer-and-simulator/
  11. Re: Gouritz Mouth: The "West Coast" of the Garden Route?

    Not that far. I think it was about 15 km or so and then you stop at the gates of a private reserve that blocks further entry.

    But IMHO, an area worth it to explore.
  12. The hinge linkage for "The Coffin" on my trailer

    The previous box on my trailer was hastily made from plywood one year before a December holiday.

    I knew that was not permanent, but at that time I had little choce.

    I now had a box made up from...
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    D3 TDV6 - What a monster tow vehicle!

    Yesterday, dad and I had to go and fetch a Pajero Gen 2 DID 5-doorin Colenso Natal and wnet over van Rheenens.

    As we did not know what to expect, we took with a double axle vehicle trailer and as...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Mine too. But it is still registered as a 5 seater.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Incorrect. The D1 was registered as a 5 seater.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    I will obviously keep the coils for spares.

    That said, the airbags are really good quality and I would gladly replace them every 100 000 km.

    I also have an extra compressor.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    LR Service Centre.

    Dunlop airbags

    I also had to cut the nuts for a push-in fitting and I very much like that method a lot more.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    You don't need any brackets at all. It fits straight.

    At R 3600 for the two airbags, I thought it was not a bad price.

    The difference is really big. Handling wise, the car feels like it is...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    This weekend, I reinstated the rear air suspension.

    After a long hard "struggle" if and how I should implement it - I even considered to use coil-over Firestone air helpers - I decided lets just...
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    Re: Mobile water purifier

    Thanks.

    Of course I could go cheaper.

    Unfortunately one pays a price for some compactness and quality.
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    Re: Mobile water purifier

    The filters I bought are standard in-line water filters that you get from water purification shops. (do note that quality of these filters can be very suspect depending on where you buy.)

    On the...
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    Mobile water purifier

    I always wanted a water purifier for my camping setup, and the problem with a domestic RO is that it is bulky and has a relatively low flow.

    With the help of a good friend who know the products...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    And a little youtube to show how the compressor works.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrIhLbSURtA
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Right, so I have some feedback.

    With the pipe diagram that has some errors in the RAVE manual, I could not manage to get he pressure through the way I initially envisaged, and I also had a pipe...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Today I managed to find the parts I needed to modify the onboard suspension compressor to pump the wheels.

    I could not spend the entire day on the mod, and eventually it got dark and I still have...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Maybe I should just supply the DXF file and you cut yourself form what ever material you like.

    The alu works very well, but is not a heavy duty tool.


    There it is on Thingiverse.
    ...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Removed all the radiator foe a proper clean. used the high pressure washer and out came plenty of gemors.

    Hope this helps to cool a bit more when towing hard.


    I also made a special tool from...
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    Re: Lo and behold.... another diy caravan.

    I doubted your claim for a moment, but that should be possible.

    I was thinking of perhaps laminating a 0.6mm alu sheet to the the exterior of the shutter board.

    Thing is shutter ply is...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    I removed both rear seats.

    I fitted a 102 AH battery in the one hole, and there is space left for all my electrics.

    On the other side fits some plastic bins from Mambo's. They are stackable....
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Very cool! Wiull see if I can source some, but if not, I wll cut some alu hooks on the CNC and use the seatbelt bolts.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Sigh... Mine is currently there. Hope it is not bad news. Lost 10 kg in 5 weeks.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Just a very plain a simple loading shelve. Fits those standard black 4 x 20 litre creates perfectly.

    Simply can't see the need of a sliding system.

    Still playing with how everything should fit...
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    I am a bit anal on that. I believe that things that travels with us int he car, should be soft things only. Pillows, jackets, blankets etc.

    So, this shelve is again only for soft things and in...
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Problem is two fold:

    1. The brackets are not bend 90⁰, so turning them around will me more than 90⁰. No way yo get to the screws then.

    2. This will lower the shelve such that the rear view...
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Installed a top shelve for our sleeping bags. Soft stuff that just hogs a lot of space in the trailer. Now I have 2 open bins for other things.
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