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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocicat58 View Post
    I have to have a man cave, somewhere to tinker and reinvent the wheel, or I like to think I am!!
    That's what you have a shed for mate

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    Eish this is so bad, Namibia is just around the corner from Cape Town.

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    Hi all
    First post on here. We had to call it a day in Namibia so left landy there with family friends. It's up for sale as spares. Lots of new parts from intercooler to turbo to brakes and suspension

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    Congrats and respect to you guys, hopefully you will do the trip again soon and we can wish you in person at the Lord Nelson

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    Quote Originally Posted by L2CWorldRecord View Post
    Hi all
    First post on here. We had to call it a day in Namibia so left landy there with family friends. It's up for sale as spares. Lots of new parts from intercooler to turbo to brakes and suspension
    Nice job man. Great idea for a trip! How long did the whole visa situation take you?
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    I was looking forward to meeting you guys in Cape town but it's one of those sad stories. But job well done driving all the way to Namibia is a job for tough guys

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    Visa's took over 4 months and only got our passports back the day after we proposed to leave. So we had to delay a day. It's a long long process for visa's

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric60260 View Post

    - The car has been raised by 2 inches..in such cases, it is quite common as well that one has problems with the front propshaft, unless you change it for a shaft with double cardan..

    Cheers..
    Double Cardon joint or not. The condition this one found itself in after 250000 miles in UK road and off road conditions, I suppose a failure is eminent.
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    I have followed with great interest. Tough project you were tackling, I know how frustrating African travel can get if you are in any sort of a hurry.
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    Very brave. I don't think I would attempt the same with a LR even a new one. I think a Series 70s Landcruiser is the best for this type of trip. Previous to our Jeep GC we had a 1996 Toyota HiLux Surf 3.0 and I had confidence that the vehicle could travel anywhere. We sold it a few years ago and it is stil going strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L2CWorldRecord View Post
    Hi all
    First post on here. We had to call it a day in Namibia so left landy there with family friends. It's up for sale as spares. Lots of new parts from intercooler to turbo to brakes and suspension
    Congrats your epic undertaking! Best wishes for the future
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    Quote Originally Posted by L2CWorldRecord View Post
    Hi all
    First post on here. We had to call it a day in Namibia so left landy there with family friends. It's up for sale as spares. Lots of new parts from intercooler to turbo to brakes and suspension
    I am sure L2C will respond once he gets out of hospital. Yeah, a week after being back in the UK, he contracted Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria. So far he is still in hospital, day 3, but on the mend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocicat58 View Post
    I am sure L2C will respond once he gets out of hospital. Yeah, a week after being back in the UK, he contracted Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria. So far he is still in hospital, day 3, but on the mend.
    That's definitely wrong, he contracted it on the trip and it manifested itself a week after being back.
    Subtle difference, but there is NO MALARIA in the UK

    Wish a speedy recovery.

    Note: I was in the same boat about 15 years ago, never had a relapse, so I hope the guys didn't take prophylaxis as it would have prolonged the outbreak and camouflaged the symptoms until having spread through the body.
    Best of luck then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari Safari View Post
    That's definitely wrong, he contracted it on the trip and it manifested itself a week after being back.
    Subtle difference, but there is NO MALARIA in the UK

    Wish a speedy recovery.

    Note: I was in the same boat about 15 years ago, never had a relapse, so I hope the guys didn't take prophylaxis as it would have prolonged the outbreak and camouflaged the symptoms until having spread through the body.
    Best of luck then
    Excuse the way I constructed the report, you are correct, and it is only a grammatical error. Looks like we going to have to check all the reports placed on the forum for these types of errors. He is on the mend, and was not on prophylaxis, as couldn't risk the side effects, diarrhea being one of them. This doesn't go down well with non stop, 24/7, driving, plus we have spent a lot of time in malaria areas, using only sprays to prevent being eaten alive!! What happened here, is the boys ran out of spray, as they didn't expect, or didn't plan, to be in the zone for so many days. They also thought they would be moving all the time, and due to not getting border crossing correct, this is where they were forced to stop. Think about it, most borders are rivers, so that is the area where mozzies will be prevalent.
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    No I cought it in the UK. Brought a mozzy back with me as a pet. Then he bit me so I put him down. True story!
    I think my bite was from Angola but could have been anywhere. Just waiting for all bloods to clear then I can leave the hosp and plan the next trip.
    Oh and continue to try sell that Land Rover thing

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    That's the point, but I guess it will take a few weeks to get over it and lucky enough you had early treatment.
    The time from the bite to manifestation of symptoms can be around 10 days, then the longer yu wait for treatment the more severe the implications.

    Keep an eye open for relapses, could recur after months.

    Good luck with the recovery and the new plans.
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    This trip is the sort of thing I would have done if I was 40 years younger and IF I had had the kind of money needed to do it at the time.
    Even now I still do crazy stuff, but budget rules supreme, being retired for a few years now.
    Well done! I am sure you will try again and with more experience and hands-on knowledge will no doubt ultimately succeed.
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    To bad that the trip not just was a pleasure

    Such a trip could end anytime with repairs or a crash - something like this we travelers have to calculate with.

    Our Transafrica with over 20`000km was finished without major problems http://transafrica2012.blogspot.com - just a new front windscreen in mauretania had to be optained.

    My Panamaricana http://adventure-overland.blogspot.com ends after 30`000km in Peru - too not because of running out of money....

    I guess that is part of the advenure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4tripping View Post

    Our Transafrica with over 20`000km was finished without major problems http://transafrica2012.blogspot.com - just a new front windscreen in mauretania had to be optained.

    I guess that is part of the advenure....

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    I read some of your blog. I am in Germany, and understand quite a lot, after being here 5 years. Nice to see your route was basically what my boys did, except you enjoyed the adventure, instead of racing it.
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    Hiya

    I was watching the following video, there was a small snippet, shedding a bit of light, why this poor guys were unsuccessful. (Long story short, they were over weight (I,e, carrying to much load))
    https://youtu.be/M73VBXpgFPw?t=717

    It actually starts here
    https://youtu.be/M73VBXpgFPw?t=557

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