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Post  goldchaser on Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:20 am

goldwright wrote:Very nice build mate, have enjoyed watching its progress.

Thanks goldwright sorry i didnt reply was gonna wait till i throw a few more pics up......
Got it weighed and inspected last week,they said it was 900kg Shocked,near fell over backwards with that,thats with no racks or roof top tent etc,i was hoping for @ 600 odd,put some pics up in a cuppla days,just trying to do final bits and pieces amongst the rain again Twisted Evil
Gross is 2 ton on it and if it had a breakaway system he said it would pass as gross 3 ton,after racks -tent etc go on if the weight of it was correct that still leaves us about 950 carrying capacity,gonna get the weight rechecked when finished then straight up the pilbara for a month......
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Post  Digginerup on Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:12 pm

Bro......  scratch wheres the pictures?

Wayne cheers
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Post  goldchaser on Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:48 pm

Digginerup wrote:Bro......  scratch wheres the pictures?

Wayne cheers



ok wayne just for you,old welder crapped itself on the home stretch,picked this up yesty morn,its like one of those reno shows gone wrong,i missed my deadline,about 3 days late for a date with the pilbara allready,no more pics till im done sorry mate Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:52 pm

Hey Goldchaser!!!!!!

I was told to tell you to  " PULL YOUR FINGER OUT " lol!  lol!
Times ticking by..

Oh nice welder Very Happy

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Post  goldchaser on Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:01 pm

Jen58 wrote:Hey Goldchaser!!!!!!

I was told to tell you to  " PULL YOUR FINGER OUT " lol!  lol!
Times ticking by..

Oh nice welder Very Happy

oh yeah someones got itchy feet,no prizes for guessing who Jen Very Happy
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Post  goldchaser on Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Digginerup wrote:Bro......  scratch wheres the pictures?

Wayne cheers


heres one wayne throw a few more up later,just hitting the road
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Post  goldchaser on Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:44 pm





 still a few bits to do on it,at the moment its prop the top up by hand,need to speak to a strut guy and order the right ones to help lift it,tent solar panel and frame must be 150kg,so i'll get some excersise every time quad goes in or out,its a heavy setup,loaded we must be up around 1600-1700kg,weigh it when i have more time.
 camped up at menzies tonight,got out to check everything and one wheel bearing is to tight,hub was hot so fix that in the morning,my old landcruisers not happy,if she could talk i think it would be along the lines of WTF have you tied to my a#s?
 had four watertanks under it but pulled the rear one last night,overkill i think and a bit vunerable at the rear......
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Post  davsgold on Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:54 pm

Well done mate, what a mighty effort, now have a great and good luck out there ya hear.

cheers dave
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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:46 pm

Great effort you and the better half have done Q38

Poor old landcrusier..  Hope she doesn't complain to much on the trip up and back..
At least on the trip back it may be lighter..
Thats if you haven't found the mother lode Very Happy

You both have a great time..  
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Post  Nightjar on Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:25 am

Great project GC and co, you must be very happy with your months of work results.
Maybe you already have this in mind, travel with water tanks empty (with a few litres for emergency) and fill them at the last town before hitting the bush tracks?

Good luck with your travels.




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Post  goldchaser on Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks jen dave nightjar,nearly 1000klms and it hasnt fallen apart yet,put an extra leaf in the springs and its still to soft Twisted Evil  with coils and gas shocks on it,instead of fart a%#ing about with my hair brain scheme of long landcruiser springs etc i should of just bought maybe an independent system ready to roll,stiffer coils or even those heavy duty airbags ill look into when i get back,oh and my plastic watertank fittings coped a hiding on them dirt bits across from wiluna to meeka.
Filling all the tanks and jerrys in a cuppla days before going bush,might be interesting Very Happy
 Nightjar i hear what ya saying,got 3 tanks,82-60 odd and 50,like to run one of them while traveling with say 40-50 in it as we pull up anywhere most the time,shower on the road would be a nice option.
 It tows ok just floating a bit to much for my likings,few bits to sort out but it is nice to pull up and flip that tent open,used to throwing the swag on the ground while on the road.
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Post  joe82 on Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:33 am

done a bloody good job there mate!!! well deserved beer!!!!

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Post  goldchaser on Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:16 pm

joe82 wrote:done a bloody good job there mate!!! well deserved beer!!!!

cheers joe,bit of fine tuning here and there and should be ok i think,might not be suited to north qld though,its a bit wide and tight tracks could be a worry,just pulled into nullagine without major problems so a bit releived Q11
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Post  determined1 on Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:41 pm

Hi there GC,

Did not even realise that this thread was up until today which I guess makes the theory that I am a little slow seem like an understatement.Q22

Glad to see your getting along OK. Tralier looks good.

Suspension issues will no doubt sort themselves out once your able to establish final weight and balance both loaded and unloaded. How far off the stops do you  reckon it is parked with everthing on at the moment?

Hope the weather is being kind to you, your having fun and V25 .

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Post  Digginerup on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:30 pm

T06 sweet!, Looks Good mate, I'm sure you will tweak it as you go until its just right, gotta love a good camp I reckon.

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Post  joe82 on Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:56 am

yeah mate, i pull a 12x6 tandom for my polaris sxs and find some places a bit tight but no dramas yet!!!! all the best mate and good stuff!!!!

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Post  goldchaser on Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:57 am

determined1 wrote:Hi there GC,

Did not even realise that this thread was up until today which I guess makes the theory that I am a little slow seem like an understatement.Q22

Glad to see your getting along OK. Tralier looks good.

Suspension issues will no doubt sort themselves out once your able to establish final weight and balance both loaded and unloaded. How far off the stops do you  reckon it is parked with everthing on at the moment?

Hope the weather is being kind to you, your having fun and V25 .

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hey bernie,didnt get around to fitting bump stops yet,was in the plans but,got about 100mm between guard and tyre at the momement but it travels a bit,190ltrs of water and 6 jerrys to fill this morn wont leave alot of clearance,if worse comes to worse i'll put jerrys in the back of the car,take it real easy where we are off to today.......
Weather up pilbara is awsome,much better then down sth mate Very Happy
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Post  goldchaser on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:09 am

Digginerup wrote:T06 sweet!, Looks Good mate, I'm sure you will tweak it as you go until its just right, gotta love a good camp I reckon.

Wayne cheers

yeah your right there wayne,load up and take off for us hopefully soon,these outback roads sort normal trailers out real quick,been there done that,it dont work......
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Post  goldchaser on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:14 am

joe82 wrote:yeah mate, i pull a 12x6 tandom for my polaris sxs and find some places a bit tight but no dramas yet!!!! all the best mate and good stuff!!!!
yeah joe just pick ya spots through the bush,that gives me comfort- a 12x6,most of wa is pretty open going anyway,iam thinking about some scrub bars near the front doors if i can do it,there a bit vunerable i think.....
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