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    Re: Bronco, would you?

    This could be more in keeping with what we can possibly expect for the full size Bronco.
  2. Re: An update on Save'Conservancy - Humani and Mokore Ranches

    Good morning Waldenser, Yes December is hot, but sometimes you have great afternoon showers that cools the evening down. I have always done the July - September period. My next target date is...
  3. An update on Save'Conservancy - Humani and Mokore Ranches

    I am attaching two documents that give information on Humani and Mokore Ranches in the Save' Conservancy. I have stayed at both these destinations and I can only say that it was a wonderful...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi or ???

    Metalian are very good Trailers but I agree with Danie in his note that Desert Wolf is worth looking at. Not only is it built with Stainless Steel but you get the option of configuring it the way you...
  5. Thread: Fire Pit

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    Re: Fire Pit

    Large pipe flange with welded supports. About 300 mm deep. Have also made a scuttle braai assembly using similar flanges.
  6. Thread: Fire Pit

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    Re: Fire Pit

    They are nice units Tony, but I have just got my builder back from 7 weeks away and thought I would get him back into building mode. We decided on a simple build to start with and built a rustic fire...
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    Re: Corona Virus is over

    I see this thread has some momentum, Well done Halfpint. My 21 day is through South Eastern Zimbabwe. See attached detail plan.Cheers and have a good break.
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    Re: Corona Virus is over

    We are in the same boat, I will be the one without a mask. I retired in 2006 but started working again when I decided to go farming. Planning to retire when my son has learn enough about...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi Ross - Was this unit not advertised the other day in Autotrader or did you purchase it? I quite liked its layout at the back.
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    Re: AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    Thanks Jelo, I was referring to deep cycle as that is what we are using as stand alone installation on the farm. They are quite narrow batteries that is why I thought to use them as a second battery....
  11. For those who love the Gonarezhou wilderness

    I have been following up on developments in Gonarezhou and there appears to be two new destinations for us. http://www.wild-africa.org/manjinji-bosmans/4594790189 . The Manjinji oxbow lake (small)...
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    AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    I understand one cannot use an AGM battery for primary use (Something to do with cracking power and engine electronics) but is it usable as a second battery in a vehicle or trailer / caravan. It is...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce how can we brand bash after seeing that picture. All the best with your build.Do not forget water purifying system and energy generation when in one spot.Cheers
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    Re: Massey 165 advies benodig

    .Mine is like new now. You need to understand that there are various aspects to a refurbishment. Gearbox etc could be anything from R9K to R15K. Then you have the engine and Injector pump that could...
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    Re: Converting Slides and Negatives to Digital

    Hi Peter, I inherited one of the old travel suitcases which are rather large. The suitcase is full of photos going back to the '70s. I think it will be fun to go through them with a scanner as I have...
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    Re: Massey 165 advies benodig

    The Massey MF 165 is a great tractor, I have just had mine rebuilt. I have had it since 2004.
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    Converting Slides and Negatives to Digital

    Where can I purchase a unit for converting slides and negatives to Digital Please?
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    Re: New Bronco pics leaked

    This could be the future to replace Defender as new Defender maybe a bit pricey. One needs a simple / no fuss vehicle for the bush trips but can still be used normally by the family.
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    Sticky: Re: Packing for an overland trip

    The older you get the less attractive option is the RTT. Specially when you need to get up 2 or 3 times a night. We have a 2 roomed tent with a centre section. It does not take long to put up and...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    Total cost excluding Freezer. Check their website for video. Also speech to Gerrie - 082 839 2966.
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    picture and dimensions
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    See my note on https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/328464-Pullout-Kitchen-Drawer-System - Picture with dimensions on thread.I spoke to Gerrie Labushagne at "Quick Pitch". Pull out...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    All the best with your project Bruce. This video gives some good suspension tips. worth watching. Also long range tanks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLqc5ICnDSU
  24. Thread: Rocket stove

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    Re: Rocket stove

    My Son made me a rocket stove to go in my Braai Area. I want to concrete it in to insulate it. The tubing gets very hot. We cooked a wonderful steak on it. See pics. Also included pic of my Pizza...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    First off - Thank you Bruce for starting this Thread. I mentioned in the "Is this It" that I thought the 130 was an ideal Overlander for a base vehicle to build off. I think one needs to spend some...
  26. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The Defender 130 is a great option for overlanding. I would love to have one with the new P400 engine and drive train setup. I have been toying with the idea of getting 130 for a complete rebuild...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    We drive on Gravel every day. Our Farm is off the main Sappi gravel roads. Observations are that it is a smoother ride in 4x4 and there are 2 sweet spot speeds. 35 kms / hour and 70 kms / hour. We...
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    Re: Gonarezhou in December

    The rivers you mention are totally unpredictable in December month. They could be dry but also could be "uncrossable". Beit Bridge is not a problem these days and you can overnight at Lion and...
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    Chizarira update

    Friends of Chizarira Facebook updateWithout a well-maintained road network inside the park, it is impossible to effectively deploy law enforcement personnel, and security rapidly breaks down. When...
  30. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    How many of these discussion points will be regurgitated when the Jeep Gladiator does make its appearance? It's arrival still doubtful though. ...
  31. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    This thread started as a Defender review thread now has become a free for all thread. Firstly, I find it difficult to compare SUV's with double cabs. Again it is dependent on overall usage. I have a...
  32. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The Fortuner / Everest type vehicles have improved somewhat over the last 2 years to improve their attractiveness to previous D4 owners and price breaks are better. The Everest improvements done by...
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    Re: Pullout Kitchen Drawer System

    I spoke to Gerrie Labushagne at "Quick Pitch". Pull out Kitchen is R18975 incl Vat. and he sent me a picture with dimensions. The price does not include the Freezer.
  34. Re: 2020 Defender Namibia, koakoland, Van Zyls Pass driving impressions

    Does the new Discovery not give similar options to the Defender. I would find it difficult to choose between the two. I notice that there are a number of Forum members using a Discovery for their...
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    Re: Deciding on what trailer to Buy

    Sorry folks - I tried to correct this layout but when correcting it would not accept my save. Maybe doing something wrong.
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