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  1. Re: hi Im new here is have a vw touareg 2.5tdi automatic R5

    Why are there 2 identical threads?

    Why are there 2 identical threads?
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    Re: After ten years in a shed. . .

    Correct. '82 - '85 everything was still green. And I'm only as old as the woman I feel. ;D
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    Re: size pf compressor and nozzle advice..

    It may be cheaper to take it to someone that does hydroblasting. Basically the blasting media mixed with water. Not only is it cleaner but there is very little chance of warping the larger panels...
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    Re: Newbie advise please

    Do not under any circumstances walk away from this vehicle - RUN!!!
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    Re: Spotlights banned

    These are mostly fitted to the Dual Sport bikes that ride gravel roads. Where a normal light disappears in the dust, the orange actually penetrates and shines through it, making the bike visible,...
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    Re: Recovery tracks

    And therein lies the crux of many such things.

    Everyone (well, almost everyone) likes you, great ideas, great posts, great product, great price, everyone like you even more now ...

    And then his...
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    Re: Electrical Queston - Driving Lights

    I think Casper is referring to the Driving lights (there is nothing in his post about "fog lights"), otherwise known as Daytime running lights (DRLs), since, as their name suggests, they are to be...
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    Re: Anyone have a Powerflow exhaust system?

    Pic is there.
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    Re: Anyone have a Powerflow exhaust system?

    De Graaf 76mm Stainless steel pipe for my LC 76 was R6600 incl vat, incl shipping. A straight bolt-on.
  10. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Nah, there is an easier way. Just add some filler to the bottom edge to line it up with the plaque. ;D
  11. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Have you tried Sumatran Coffee at 205 Main Rd, Walmer? Best take away coffee in town with a huge variety of beans and ground coffee. I have no affiliation there whatsoever, except that they take a...
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    Re: Anyone have a Powerflow exhaust system?

    Here is the pic of my Bantam Powerflo exhaust as promised. While it doesn't look bad from this viewpoint, the original OEM smaller diameter pipe is cut off where the lower red line is. The new pipe...
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    Re: Anyone have a Powerflow exhaust system?

    I have one on my Bantam, but not impressed by the quality. The front end is just welded onto the original pipe, or should I rather say over the original. The new pipe is substantially larger than...
  14. Re: V8 70 series snorkel and exhaust upgrade stats?

    I don't have any numbers, but recently fitted a De Graaf pipe to my 76. Motor is definitely more responsive, although the pipe is a little noisy between 80 and 100km/h under acceleration.

    I...
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    Re: Tow bar receiver square tube.

    OK. So custom make the pieces that fit into the red areas below in 5mm MS tab and slot, and let them protrude say 50mm. I can draw it up for you and you just have it laser cut. You can have 5 or...
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    Re: Tow bar receiver square tube.

    I am trying to get my head around you needing 2m of special tubing for a quad.

    Would it not be easier to custom make the end that fits onto the quad using tab and slot in 5mm MS and then just...
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    Re: Want to buy a bluetooth OBD2 scanner

    https://www.obdlink.com/lxbt/

    Be careful what you buy. Many are not compatible with certain vehicles. The above is what I have, and I have yet to find a vehicle it cannot talk to. Order online...
  18. Re: Replacing car battery with gate motor batteries

    You need a few of these. Beauty is their weight. Only 1.28kg. Pricing is a little nasty though at around R3534.00
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    Re: Securing cargo slide to loadbed

    Agree wholeheartedly!
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    Re: Securing cargo slide to loadbed

    What you could of course do, is place a fender washer on either side of the hole with the appropriate sealer in place, and then use a Rivnut through all 3 layers.
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    Re: Securing cargo slide to loadbed

    Remember that the strength of the entire fitting and what it is holding in place is only as strong as the weakest point. In this case, that would be the fixtures, and pop rivets are not strong at...
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    Re: Securing cargo slide to loadbed

    If you are going through 2-3mm thick steel, then rivuts are not an issue and the easy route. If it is sheetmetal you are going through, then you need a larger area for the bolts to hold on. Going...
  23. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Obviously. Otherwise it wouldn't be called brazing, would it? ;D
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    Re: Land Cruiser Brakes

    Check the rubber hoses that run to the front wheels. With age they sometimes start to deteriorate inside, creating a blockage. Brake fluid is forced to the wheel under the pressure from the master...
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    Re: How I broke it:

    That is a serious obstacle! And well done on keeping it together!

    A little off topic, but watching the clip in the first post led to this clip. I think most individuals here were well lubricated....
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    Re: DIY Frontrunner Roofrack Brackets

    Paint is Hammerite "Oil Rubbed Bronze". The camera for some reason makes it more brown than it actually is, but it is almost indistinguishable from the original colour. The only difference is that...
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    Re: Sanparks booking system

    I made a booking about a month ago and have yet to hear anything at all from them. I have an idea that they are not taking any bookings, although their website doesn't actually tell you that. It...
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    Re: 2nd hand Pajero loud droning exhaust

    I recently replaced the stock exhaust on my LV76 for the 63mm De Graaf pipe, without the CAT and DPF. I immediately heard a different rumble/drone going out onto the highway for the first time. My...
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    DIY Frontrunner Roofrack Brackets

    I recently purchased a roof rack from Anthony here on the forum. It was originally fitted to a Land Rover, and when it arrived I realized that it was a little too large to fit my LC Station wagon. ...
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    Michel's Pass/Katberg/Devil's Bellows

    Having spent the past long weekend in Hogsback, we decided to do a little round trip. We headed for Katberg Pass via Michel's Pass and Seymore, and then on to Devil's Bellows.

    The road has...
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    Re: BMW 650 GS - Badge - Help needed pls.

    Looks like you're in luck. I have only 1 in 55mm (57mm). It is not new, but I think will be ok. Where are you located? I can Postnet to you.
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    Re: BMW 650 GS - Badge - Help needed pls.

    Send me the diameter of the badge. They come in a huge variety of sizes, to measure the corresponding one on the other side of the bike and let me know. I have a whole selection of them and will...
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    Re: Extension to towbar

    The problem I have with that, regardless of its original purpose, is that some ignoramus IS, sooner or later, going to try and tow a trailer with it, with potentially disastrous results for his own...
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    Re: Newbie, looking to get a 4x4 vehicle

    Oh boy, now you have opened a can of worms. Hold on, need to get my popcorn! ;D
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    Re: Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    So I have realized that some of this material is extremely hard. Here is the first project completed using the 2 thinnest shafts.

    Vice end stop.
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