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  1. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    What, no update today?! Unacceptable I tell you. Unacceptable! >:D
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    Re: Fortuner Roof console

    Not sure about the Fortuner, but I am busy with a custom one for my LC. DIY is ALWAYS possible. ;D
  3. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Rust-oleum make a wrinkle finish paint. I have used it often for switch panels etc. Actually looks like the textured plastic on your car's dash. Available at Builders Whorehouse.
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  4. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thanks. Will send you a PM. ;)
  5. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yip, Sardinia Bay dune has awesome clean sand for blasting. I collected 3 large 25kg chlorine buckets full a few weeks ago.

    Mygoggie, would it be possible to come and have a look at your project...
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    Re: Prince Alfred Pass

    Which way will you be travelling? To or from Avontuur?

    I am assuming to Avontuur. Start the pass from Simola golf course, not from the location. That way you include Kom se Pad, although in the...
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    There are a number of YouTube clips in this thread that show how the tool works.

    As for cost, it cost me as much as it costs to run my lathe and milling machine for 45 minutes. Tool itself was...
  8. Thread: Awning on RR

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    Re: Awning on RR

    Posting a pic or a drawing will make it easier for someone to assist with ideas.
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    I am very much like Plunger in this regard.

    I grew up on a farm, and grew up with all things practical, way before things like computers, cellphones, internet, social media and YouTube. Hell, the...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Then I'll need to buy a dovetail bit as well...

    Wait, here comes an idea ... :D
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    Re: Best Bakkie for the farm? Advice needed

    Last year I was up in Mpumelanga. All you see on the roads up there are Land Cruisers and Mahindras, with the odd Hilux or Isuzu in between. Ford Rangers are nowhere to be seen. Almost like...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Nah, got about 15 already. ;D
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Tramming is good. (yes, it can be adjusted) The crosshatch pattern is visible (in the photo along the left edge) but as you say, the camera lies. Crosshatch covers the entire surface. The tool has...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    The end result is quite acceptable I think. The short tool gives a total cutting sweep of about 90mm, and the longer tool around 160mm. This piece is 45mm wide.

    https://i.imgur.com/F3npSIt.jpg
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    It's always weird how you buy one tool, and then find out that you need more. ;D


    So busy with a cooling airfeed to the mill and lathe. The largest endmill I have is a 16mm, but the airfeed...
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    Re: Adventure Bike

    My wife rides a 2015 R1200GS Adventure and loves it! I have given up trying to stay with her on my old 2007 Adventure. And a good 80% of our riding is on gravel.
  17. Thread: Trade thread

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    Sticky: Re: Trade thread

    You have a PM.
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    Thanks @rodneykdc. The one I made is based on your first link. It doesn't have the internal threaded rod.
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    Wire tying tool

    I burst an airhose this morning. Trimmed the split part off, added a suitable connector and then discovered I was fresh out of clamps. So I quickly made one of these. Awesome having a lathe and...
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    Re: a welder who needs a welder

    I purchased a Panweld Pulse TIG 200 AC/DC recently, and can honestly say I am very happy with it.

    Does everything you would ever need. MS, SS, aluminium, Tig and MMA. And for R7500.00 new, all I...
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    Re: Plotting a route for a gps

    With some devices you need to go to the "Route Planner" (I think) after uploading to the GPS. You select "Import" and select the uploaded route which then gets imported and can then be viewed.
  22. Re: Help needed icw legality of driving lights.

    Spotlights/driving lights (whatever you want to call them lights) have to be wired through a separate switch. However, they must not be able to be turned on unless the OEM bright lights are on.
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    Re: Plotting a route for a gps

    I use either Mapsource or Basecamp. IMO Mapsource is much easier. I plot the basic route, then overlay it on Google Earth. Browse through all the Google Earth photos close to the route, and then...
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    Re: Action camera - do we really need one?

    And then just when you wonder what you ever did without an action cam, you realize you need a drone for the aerial shots. ;D
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    Re: LC 76 SW (4.5 V8) Rear Brake Pad Question

    I did take one pad along when I purchased them. Compared them to what their system told them the correct pad was and shape was 100% correct. The difference here came in with the thickness of the...
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    Re: LC 76 SW (4.5 V8) Rear Brake Pads

    Yes. Correct pad thickness is 17mm. (each) The ones I got from Midas are 19.5mm. No way they would fit.
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    Re: LC 76 SW (4.5 V8) Rear Brake Pads

    I managed to find the actual Ferodo catalogue with the drawings and specs. Got the correct numbers from there.
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    Re: Remote Vehicle Diagnostics

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    Remote Vehicle Diagnostics

    I recently purchased one of these OBDLink LX dongles. Absolutely magic.
    https://i.imgur.com/wtFvCoC.jpg

    So far it has worked and I have been able to read and clear faults on a number of...
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    Re: LC 76 SW (4.5 V8) Rear Brake Pads

    Ok, thanks guys. Got the correct part numbers!
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    LC 76 SW (4.5 V8) Rear Brake Pad Question

    Does anyone know what the correct Ferodo part number is for the rear pads of the LC 76 V8?

    I bought a set from Midas just before lockdown (Part Number FDB4230). Came to install them this morning...
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    Re: Pathfinder V6 for sale in PE

    I can go and have a look after lockdown. Owner's details should be in the service book.

    And don't believe the"partial service history". They say that with all the vehicles. I purchased my LC...
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    Re: Route shaping?

    This works in Mapsource. Basecamp works a little differently.

    With the arrow tool, right click on the route. A dropdown will appear with all the tools. If you select "Add into route" the...
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    Re: Chemicals for reverse electrolysis?

    You probably find that you have in fact stripped the chrome off it. Remember that the chroming process actually gets done, IIRC, in 3 stages.

    First the part is copper plated. This is polished to...
  35. Re: Attempting (and failing) to merge Basecamp Collections

    I find it easiest to use the GPS itself for this function. Use the "Send" and "Receive" buttons on Basecamp.

    Select all your collections, and send them to the GPS. Now plug the GPS into the...
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