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    #61
    Excellent build and looks bloody good. Itís going to be a nice shade of red dirt most of the time so close enough to orange.

    Looking forward to seeing your gold prospecting thread updates
    2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
    2007 KTM 250 SX

    Originally posted by Monza
    I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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      #62
      Thanks Greg and you are right about the red dirt.

      Ended up asking the local print shop to make whatever they thought would look good and they came up with this.
      Pretty good I reckon, hopefully I donít fuck it when I stick them on.
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        #63
        Iíd somehow missed this updates to the thread. That has come up an absolute treat. Well done man.
        Originally posted by S
        I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

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          #64
          Cheers mate, still need to fit water tanks to it which is causing some issues. I have two 60L tanks for it however due to
          how far inboard the springs are and the light 39mm axle when I put 40L inside the van the axle noticeably bends.

          Not sure if I should just fit a 50mm axle with parallel bearings or spend up and fit a full trailing arm independent set up.

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            #65
            Have also found a bit of rot in both the wheel archís

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              #66
              Originally posted by Shep View Post
              Cheers mate, still need to fit water tanks to it which is causing some issues. I have two 60L tanks for it however due to
              how far inboard the springs are and the light 39mm axle when I put 40L inside the van the axle noticeably bends.

              Not sure if I should just fit a 50mm axle with parallel bearings or spend up and fit a full trailing arm independent set up.
              If the 50mm will take the weight you are planing then just do it and be done with it. No need to spend up big on fancy suspension on something you will be just dragging along being the wrangler. If the 50mm gets the job done and cheaply no need to over complicate imo.


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              Originally posted by Babalouie
              Geez we're a bunch of softcocks...we have a 911 and we're obsessing over non-functional ducts and indicator colours

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                #67
                Just spent 4 days in the centre and learned a few things, in 45 deg heat the A/C really struggles
                so much that I ended up booking into a van park as the generator was chewing through fuel.

                So now I need to add some A/C mods to the list of shit that needs to be done
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                  #68
                  Made me think of your teardrop when I saw the new offroad jpod

                  https://www.caravancampingsales.com....e-dirt-118239/

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by Gats View Post
                    Made me think of your teardrop when I saw the new offroad jpod

                    https://www.caravancampingsales.com....e-dirt-118239/
                    That looks like a good little jigger, shame it is so heavy.

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                      #70
                      Finally getting around to fitting a stronger axle, ended up going 45mm with ford bearings.
                      Hopefully will have the water tanks bolted in on the weekend and also chucked a microwave in.
                      Need to have a think about how to stop the microwave bouncing around but I think I will make some
                      25x3mm straps to bolt it down.

                      A few things have rattled off on the inside like window frames etc but I think useing better fasteners then
                      the original ones will do the trick.
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                        #71
                        Why didn't you go for parallel bearings?

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                          #72
                          Nothing available close, still had a 700km round trip to pick up that axle.

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                            #73
                            Going off other posts I thought you were based in Darwin, Shep? Is there no one who can supply the right gear there?

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Likes Dirt View Post
                              Going off other posts I thought you were based in Darwin, Shep? Is there no one who can supply the right gear there?
                              Live 350km from darwin, had to drive there to get the axle.

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                                #75
                                Stickers on, microwave now has a 25x2mm steel strap over it to hopefully hold it down.
                                Heading to darwin tomorrow to pick up the bits I need to plumb the water tanks.
                                Nearly ready to call it finished

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