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    Hilux 3.0 D4D "Goldilocks" - Rigged for overlanding
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandeVierVoetJimny View Post
    Its not only about knowledge, its about time, tools, budget, materials and in my case who you know more than what you know.

    I drew up the plans, and got all the pieces together, borrowed a grinder to cut the bits to size, and then took the pieces of the puzzle to work and our handyman mechanic did the welding for me.

    Basically you just need to start with a basic drawing, then measurements, and then your creativity should be kickstarted already, and you go with the flow.

    Hope this inspires you to DIY something soon... a lot more sentiment goes into your own creation than into something you bought for an arm and a leg.
    Very valid points! Often the first step is the hardest!!

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    The nice thing about this thread, is that all the mods are done by normal guys that tried something without spending money on professionals. Now that's what makes DIY fun, and personalised. I have don a few, and their is one or two left to do....then ill post it

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    Quote Originally Posted by alancal View Post
    Great thread!
    Bad thread...hate thread...oh heck swambo will have to stay cross again,time to think of a project to make. I think a drawer system for my bakkie,tired of canopy looking like a dirt bin/scrap heap.
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    Default Camp Lights

    To keep myself busy this weekend I decided to make up some camp lights.

    I installed 2 x 12v batteries in a plastic crate. I can either charge the batteries with a trickle charger or a 10 watt solar panel. For the lights I used 4 x 30mm LED strip lights, each one with its own switch. The lights connect to the power pack with cigarette lighter connectors. The lights can also be connected to a normal 12v transformer fitted with a female cigarette lighter socket. The dual connectors on the power pack also have a USB port.
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    Default Ripstop Canvas

    Quote Originally Posted by janispluym View Post
    I have an ancient brother machine from about 1940. It is all steel. Works like a dream.

    Where did you get rip stop canvas from, I see you are also in Pretoria?

    Also available at Jeka in the city, or Hayford Traders in Midrand.

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    Very nice Welly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostokkelos View Post
    Very nice Welly
    Thanks Bostokkelos. Now for something new.

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    Fantastiese thread! Dankie vir al die great idees. My uitdaging was om 'n alles-in-een, alleenstaan kombuis vir die spesifieke gatjie agter in my Pajero te maak ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by staalwol View Post
    My portable battery box.
    Staalwol,

    This idea of yours was exactly what I needed for a project we will be doing at Scouts. Each year we have an event called Kontiki where we build a raft and scouts need to live on it for 24h. We need lights / battery etc. (red and green lights for port / starboard and white for light on raft) and this compact idea of yours was perfect, especially the digital voltmeter.
    I contacted Staalwol regarding the voltmeter and he actually donated a spare one he had to me the next day. I will send pics when we actually build the portable battery box in May this year to be used for Kontiki. I want to also add a small solar panel to the mix.
    Staalwol you are indeed a fine example of the 4x4 community which helps each other out. Hopefully I can reciprocate the favour to some fellow forumite sometime in the future.
    Thank you again for your generosity!
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    I am starting a Drawer system this week, will post with all other mods some time....

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    Some photo's to supplement post #109
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diestadsegat View Post
    Fantastiese thread! Dankie vir al die great idees. My uitdaging was om 'n alles-in-een, alleenstaan kombuis vir die spesifieke gatjie agter in my Pajero te maak ...
    Dis netjies en welgedaan. Sal dit in n Jimny ook pas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Some photo's to supplement post #109
    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikavs View Post
    Also available at Jeka in the city, or Hayford Traders in Midrand.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    Homemade awning:
    Some picks showing planning and production and open and close pics.
    Also 2 vids of opening in 45sec and closing in 90sec here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF6OKquelSs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61hhlHJ_7s
    Could you post some pics of the way you hinged the poles in the centre and at the ends please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janispluym View Post
    Could you post some pics of the way you hinged the poles in the centre and at the ends please.
    Pleasure:

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    Then the outside end with the leg still closed.
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    I put far to much extras onto the outside edge: zip, exstra flap, end belt.
    All this just adds to the volume when packed which wont happen on the ne one.
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    You are a star thanks. I am getting up the courage to follow your lead. been working out layouts for the pattern Not as easy as you would think
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    Quote Originally Posted by janispluym View Post
    You are a star thanks. I am getting up the courage to follow your lead. been working out layouts for the pattern Not as easy as you would think
    Janis, I see you're in Pta. You're more than welcome to come around and come and steal with the eye as much as you want.
    I plan to build a new one for the 120 Prado so i already have some other ideas as well, regarding things that worked and things that didn't work on the first one.
    (Would be more than willing to use you as guiney pig )

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