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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

    Ok, so our trip got cut short due to a cooling problem on the Disco and as Andrew mentioned on the trail, it was basically the exact same spot where the Isuzu popped a water pipe the last time we where there.

    Third time lucky?? hint hint.

    I really enjoyed the piece of the trail we did. Differently challenging at some spots.

    It's a pity we could not stay for the braai afterwords. I would have loved to get to know a few more people/forum members that joined us today.

    I only good pictures we got.


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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

    Johan het jy al daai bruin merk uit jou sitplek gekry

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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

    Thank you to all who joined, and thanks to everyone who assisted on the trail. It was awesome having all the guys there yesterday. I have to say, and obviously, this excludes the likes of the Mog and Granny, the trail is challenging for normal vehicles. It is very technical and requires constant vigil.

    I have to commend the guys, they did very well.
    Considdering that 90% of them were stock, or with minimal mods, they did extremely well. Use the previous weekends NORC event as reference..
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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkie View Post
    One of those (previously dug) holes had Ganny jump so high, and of course come down hard on the rear suspension, that the prop pulled the rubber boot right out the centre bearing. Fortunately no damage done. Slow clunk-clunk-clunk drive back to camp, and 10 minutes having my hands up Granny's skirt, and the old girl was sorted again. Just clamped the cushion back into place.

    That Unimog is a beast! I trusted her enough to not even wait for you at the top. What was I going to do in any case. Pull the Mog up there? Yea okay she had a tough time up that loose slope, but the rest was no more than a Sunday drive......oh wait, it WAS a Sunday drive. Glad you stayed in it and not give up. Glad you swopped co-pilots!!!! This one is MUCH better looking, and Adele enjoyed the company!!

    Here's a pic I received of the group.
    Eish, what a silly typo I made, implying that "we" quickly sorted the problem at camp.
    I of course meant "he". Sakkie had BOTH driven up Swift's pass, AND fixed Granny by himself, before I made it to the top of Swift's pass in the Unimog.
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    It was a great day out. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It's a shame that Franz's Landy got a bit hot under the collar, I mean bonnet, and that Johan had to pull out. Johan lost out on a great opportunity to show the critics (mostly jealous) that the GWagons aren't as 70's as some believe.

    We must do it again......soon.
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    Yip, it was a pity we didnt get to see the Gwagon do the full day, next time hopefully.

    Those wranglers are also just on another level. Completely amazing what they do with seemingly no effort at all.

    Oh yes - and mention must be made of John in the Triton for most spectacular obstacle drive of the day. Only once the dust had settled could we see he had made it to the top!
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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkie View Post
    It was a great day out. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It's a shame that Franz's Landy got a bit hot under the collar, I mean bonnet, and that Johan had to pull out. Johan lost out on a great opportunity to show the critics (mostly jealous) that the GWagons aren't as 70's as some believe.

    We must do it again......soon.
    Johan het geskrik toe hy die 76 sien...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Yip, it was a pity we didnt get to see the Gwagon do the full day, next time hopefully.

    Those wranglers are also just on another level. Completely amazing what they do with seemingly no effort at all.

    Oh yes - and mention must be made of Johan in the Triton for most spectacular obstacle drive of the day. Only once the dust had settled could we see he had made it to the top!
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    Default Re: Outing - 4x4 Trail Drive. Piesang Kloof. 4th of March

    Hi

    Just want to thank everyone for an awesome day out. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Thanks to Andrew for arranging the trip and it was great to meet all of you and see the different types of vehicles tackling the obstacles.

    Had to do a tyre change after the left rear tyre was cut on the sidewall. Oh well that is the joys of what we do.

    Here are some photos of the day and some of you going up the hill.

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    The big Unimog (thank you Dawid for bringing it along. (Took swambo about an hour to finally get the name correct )

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    And Sakkie trying an alternative route

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    The hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
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    Welldone Hedgehog for arranging this trip. It just shows that it is possible to arrange these types of events on the forum without over complicating things, and like David said it was nice to meet all of you guys that did the trip. That is what this should be ALL about, having fun, enjoying our vehicles and meeting new people...

    HATS OFF TO YOU HEDGEHOG.

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    I have to commend the guys, they did very well.

    But offcourse Hedgehog....isn"t that what i said.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Su-SWYS-ki View Post
    Welldone Hedgehog for arranging this trip. It just shows that it is possible to arrange these types of events on the forum without over complicating things, and like David said it was nice to meet all of you guys that did the trip. That is what this should be ALL about, having fun, enjoying our vehicles and meeting new people...

    HATS OFF TO YOU HEDGEHOG.

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    Bells to you Hedgehog..
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    I doubt I will get a serious answer, but Graham's comment made me wonder.

    In sport we usually say the more talented the athlete, the easier they make it look.

    I believe the group included some of the most competent 4x4 vehicles, did any of them stand out in how effortless they made everything seem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I doubt I will get a serious answer, but Graham's comment made me wonder.

    In sport we usually say the more talented the athlete, the easier they make it look.

    I believe the group included some of the most competent 4x4 vehicles, did any of them stand out in how effortless they made everything seem?
    Most of the Jeeps were quite seriously modded. If not all. The others were rather stock.

    I think the Jeep guys got frustrated with the pace, but that said for me the Patrols just made everything seem trifle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Most of the Jeeps were quite seriously modded. If not all. The others were rather stock.

    I think the Jeep guys got frustrated with the pace, but that said for me the Patrols just made everything seem trifle
    The Jeeps did make everything look so easy. And I'm not even going to mention Granny, or the Mog...

    The Patrols cope with the stuff awesomely, but the shear size is the drawback on a narrow route like Piesangkloof. It has been mentioned on the forum somewhere before (cannot remember by who), that driving a GU wagon is like driving an imperial battle cruiser. It's true...

    That said, I think all vehicles did very well on Sunday. And as I mentioned before, it was an epic trip.

    It's a pity about Franz' disco, and Choppies' tyre damage. But the day was fantastic.

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    Hedgehog, how did you find the V8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ismail View Post
    Hedgehog, how did you find the V8?
    Very nice thanks
    I am very happy for now.

    The two stand out talents for me is the very low first low and the fantastic engine braking
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    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    And I'm not even going to mention Granny, or the Mog...
    Who could ever have imagined that an Isuzu and a Unimog will ever, in your wildest nightmare, be mentioned in the same offroad conversion. let alone, sentence.
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