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    Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.........

    ... and it's only 2WD....

    :'(

    Now, I would rather get this, and go Hmmmm.....! It's all 'merican!
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    Re: Military Willy's CJ6 Restoration

    Wow, allow me to say this: You've done a helluva lot of quality work for four months! Good going!

    Can't wait to see the final product.
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Thanks Peter!

    The camera is being kind though. There are a number of spots and smaller issues that still need sorted (eg, wiper blades are too long, engine lid latch is not hooking correctly, and...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Soooo, Skollie-Vollie stole the show!!!

    I'm not sold on the whole 'better-than-the-Joneses, fashion pageant & one-upmanship' that matric farewells have become, but we realised that one cannot keep...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    AWOL! Love it... Enjoy it.

    I've unfortunately never owned a Beetle of my own.... Grew up with a series of aircooled Kombi's as a child and teenager though. Cut my spanner swinging teeth on...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Skollie-Vollie did it's first long(ish) test drive on Saturday, and all went well. Spannerboy Rudi took about a 40km trip via Rawsonville, and on the way collected a useable driver's door handle. Had...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    OK, it seems there is a company in Brackenfell that does a decent job of re-chroming the inner parts (reflector). I'll go see them when I'm in CT again, and hear what they say....

    ... but this...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    This is most kind... WOW!

    But, let me say this first. I think the picture may be a bit misleading, and they may not be as bad as they may seem. I'll see if I can get better pics later.
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    He has a bumper... but at the time he thought it a good idea to mount it in his room. The back bumper is also still there, but truth be told, it's not in great shape.

    Now, I'm not sure if he'll...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Update time again....

    Firstly, Buttercup is no more. She got renamed, and will henceforth be known as Skollie-vollie. Spannerboy eventually got the taste of it and now loves the name. Teenagers....
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    Re: Lorry / Car accident

    Eeeerm... so, by inference, you do stoopid stuff if there's more than 4 car lengths space?

    ;D
  12. Re: Fisheries Minister suspends octopus fishing...

    From Prof's post, it seems 'exploratory' is a stretch. It's been going since 1998. 21 years. :o

    But, that said, it seems it's only one company...
  13. Fisheries Minister suspends octopus fishing...

    Any truth to this... or fake news?

    Fisheries Minister suspends octopus fishing after whale deaths
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    Poll: Re: Bush Rash What do you do?

    Indeed. Around here, we call it protea pin-striping. It's reserved for those 4x4's loved enough to get to go play in the mountain

    ;D
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    Re: Tip-over best practices

    Firstly, prevention is always better than cure:

    Reduce weight on top or lower CoG. Full Jerry cans, roof top tents, spare wheels on roof racks, etc... are all making a tip-over more probable.
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    Re: They dont understand

    ... or a Jeep ZJ manifold....

    ;D
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    Re: Any XJ's for sale

    YES!!!

    With pictures.

    And if I could keep two XJ's happy, yours would have been parked in my yard.

    :'(
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    Re: Any XJ's for sale

    Bob, I don't know where you get your facts, but I fear you have it wrong...

    What parts for XJ's are difficult to get? ALL parts are relatively easy to get from the stealers (at a price though!),...
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    Re: Sand tracks which won't break the bank

    From what I recall, they are quite heavy...

    What is your intended use for them?
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    Re: Stuck

    'Dripping' with extras....
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    Cherokee Re: Jeep XJ leave spring replacement

    Part of the ride comfort of the XJ is those 'flat' leaves... Once you lift by increasing carrying ability, you lose some comfort. It's a trade-off.

    Fitting air helper springs tend to keep the ride...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Update time again...

    Beetle (No longer known as Buttercup... for the time being I'll call her Skollie-Vollie, but Spannerboy is not very amused) has seen some more work.

    Paint work is done,...
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    Re: Advice when buying a boat

    In my case....

    . it does!

    ;D
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    Re: To the Wild - a 100 day trip report...

    Indeed, I see it is available from Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Michael-Parfitt/dp/1795102608
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    Re: Iets vir Reenen!

    Nee, ek verstaan die motor het genoeg perde.... maar FWD is mos maar geneig om te wil 'traksie verloor' teen steil stukke, of met vinnige wegtrek. Ek sou net verwag dat so 'n skip dit nog erger sou...
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    Re: Advice when buying a boat

    I have a cousin, who is infinetely smarter than I am.

    He once told me you always buy twice. Whether you are buying a house, a 4x4, a rifle, or a boat... The first purchase just shows you what you...
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    Re: Iets vir Reenen!

    Ongelooflik om te dink hulle wil daai kasarm van 'n skip aan sy voorvoete rondtrek....
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    Re: Iets vir Reenen!

    Wag, verduidelik gou vir die dommie....

    Was daai Caddie/s Front Wheel Drive van die begin af?
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    To the Wild - a 100 day trip report...

    I have just finished reading 'To the Wild' by Michael Parfitt, and thought I'd mention it here.

    The Parfitt family moved back to SA after an 8 year stint in Belgium. As their school terms run from...
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    Re: Situasie in Brits

    Soos van my Ouboet af ontvang:

    "Nee wat vandag is daar net 'n vreedsame optog gewees. Nou is daar niks, ek is nou deur dorp en daar is niks moeilikheid nie."
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Thanks.

    The MED reckons I'm fullovit... but I see the places where he took shortcuts (or didn't take the trouble to fix properly). This bugs me to no end. But, I keep on reminding myself, he's a...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Eeerm, that didn't happen.

    Got Spannerboy to blow as much dust as he can out of the garage, and wash the garage floor... and it became his spray booth. I'm actually quite impressed with his spray...
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    Re: 1962 (?) Beetle... Buttercup

    Update time!!

    And excitement reins....

    Spannerboy woke up. As is usual with teenagers, a bit late, but he woke up nonetheless. he realised he's turning 18 1'st of June, and his Matric farewell...
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    Re: Situasie in Brits

    Buks, my ouboet Kobus is 'n onnie by Wagpos. Ek sal hom WApp en uitvind hoe dinge lyk daai kant toe.

    Waar is die kiddo, en as dit by Wagpos is, en Kobus sou vra, wat is die klong se naam? Hy kan...
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    Re: Stanley hand brace restoration

    Waa's hy, waa's hy. waa's hy...?

    Weg'is hy..!!

    >:D
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