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  1. Thread: Chassis bend?

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    Re: Chassis bend?

    Only a true gambler will know that expression (I had to google it :-) ). But yes, adding airbags to especially leaf sprung double cabs just worsten the situation by concentrating loads in the chassis.
  2. Thread: Chassis bend?

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    Re: Chassis bend?

    That easily happens when towing heavy trailers offroad with the vehicle also loaded to the hilt. Weak point in just about every double cab on the market (even LC79's), and many people got that...
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    Re: Double cardan joint or CV for propshaft

    That era Pajero rear suspension has radius arms very similar to LR and LC SFA front radius arms. The best is to get cranked radius arms that corrects the angle for the new "neutral" diff angle...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    :-) Cruise control in a Landy is a brick on the fuel pedal, that does exactly what the real thing will do, keep the throttle fully open all the time :-)
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    You perhaps have a picture Koos?
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    Re: Defender window braai grid removal

    No problem with rivet heads on a Landy, just paint them body colour and they will look like they should be there.
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    It is a double fault against regulations. A single light may not span the vehicle center line and lights must always be in pairs (unless motor cycle). And no auxiliary light may be mounted higher...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce, is you canopy already reflected in your kerb weight?
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    Re: LC 105 4.5 EFi - Gearbox Leak

    What Grips says is quite possible. Also, the 4,5 EFi gearbox should be the H150/H151 (small ratio differences), and the oil pump should have a relief valve. That may be stuck closed causing too high...
  10. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Koos, a roof lift for tent is not a good idea for a unibody vehicle.
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    Re: Land cruiser bent Steering Tie Rod

    Straightening larger angle bends can initiate cracks, so is a no brainer from the start.
    Straightening smaller angle bends leave a lot of residual stresses in the rod, and these stresses in balance...
  12. Re: Defender wheel bearing and loud bang type noise

    110? If the bearings are that loose you drive member- and halfshaft splines will also be toast.
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    Re: FS : An Overland Wet Dream, see Pics!!

    Not with a 1HZ engine!...
    Oh, you mean from the floor :-)
  14. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Suzuki Samurai

    You serious? The big dual rear tyred thing? Off-roading? Two things, you will destroy rear tyres on rocky roads. And you wil destroy two-track roads with that things rear wheel layout and track...
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    Re: Prado 120 Gearbox problem

    My gevoel sÍ dis nie te lae olievlak nie. Die feit dat dit skielik gebeur het, na 'n draai, dui op iets ernstiger as net ratkasolie.
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    Re: Koro Koro land claim - gobsmacked

    Maybe, just maybe, the owners decided to take the money in the light of the collapse in tourism due to Covid? The value of any game on the property has already collapsed to only about meat value long...
  17. Re: campingsites FOR hwange - MANA POOLS JULY / AUG 2021

    Seems its been done
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    Re: Land cruiser bent Steering Tie Rod

    Hi guy with the unpronouncable handle
    Once bent a rod is never the same, better to look for a straight 2nd hand one
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    Re: So I just bought a Jimny

    OK, sent PM with link, thanks for price data, right within our budget!
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    Re: So I just bought a Jimny

    Yes, the A-Class also had the little compartments both sides, one with First Aid, other empty.
    BTW, I have a complete workshop manual for the Gen 3 Jimny. Can put it on Dropbox if you want it. ...
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    Re: So I just bought a Jimny

    Some European countries require vehicles must be sold with a small first aid kit, it is usually stored in a little box like that (experience from original Merc A-class)
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    Re: So I just bought a Jimny

    Just be careful with a roofrack on a Jimny, I've seen one go seriously wonky with just a little too much mass up top. I would not let my daughter drive a Jimny with a loaded roofrack, not enough...
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    I think the biggest mistake he made was putting the camper on a trayback. He had his reasons, such as leaving the camper at home and using the vehicle with trayback as a daily, but I think it...
  24. Thread: Is this it?

    by Mike N
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    Re: Is this it?

    en

    Vrywaring: Niks wat ek hier kwyt raak moet hoegenaamd as feite beskou word nie.

    ;D;D;D
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    Re: Autograph Boxes by Pioneer Plastics

    The Autograph boxes are quite expensive at R860 each (VAT incl) due to AStPW's royalty (it is his design and he owns the rights). So they sell less than a dozen a year (I have some inside info), and...
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    Re: C36 Omaruru to Uis

    White Lady Lodge (or Brandberg White Lady Lodge) is quite far out of Uis on the other side than Omaruru? There is a White Lady Guest House in Uis, that the one? There is also a Brandberg Rest Camp...
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    Re: Murrum road driving

    Come to think of it, those old Prado bodies became the LC76 bodies if I'm not mistaken. Does not seem to be as strong as I thought it was as the front section really collapsed.
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    Re: Murrum road driving

    Well and truly bent that one!
  29. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Also on Carsalesbase is Defender figures for Europe.
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    Re: Batoka Gorge hydro scheme

    The area where the dam will be built is shown in the attached GE (.kmz) file. Easy to identify as there are already roads leading there and airstrips either side of the river.
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    Batoka Gorge hydro scheme

    Zambezi River Authority gears up for community consultations on proposed 2 400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro schemeThe Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is preparing to conduct disclosure meetings with...
  32. Re: Where to source a 96/97 80 Series Transfer Case

    Which TX is it, the part time or full time 4x4? They are expensive though, with the full time the pricier one.
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    Re: Car Roof Lining - how to fix??

    He-he! Seems cars are not supposed to get as old as we use them in SA. My 2005 Chrysler Voyager also look like and inverted parachute and needs serious attention. Did my 1989 Landy long time ago by...
  34. Thread: Knp

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    Re: Knp

    A few strange posts here, I hope it is just Bertus and Jens's accounts that have been compromised by a hacker. Otherwise they might seem somewhat strange / rude / onder die prop.
  35. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    A conventional hi-strength positive diff lock with dog engagement is very difficult to control in these complex systems where instant response is required to assist an ignorant driver and to prevent...
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