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Old 07-22-2014, 12:37 AM   #1096
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If I come for a visit do you promise to take me out and scare me with it?
Nice colour, I'm thinking of painting the wee bus a similar colour so we can blend in with the surroundings whilst doing a bit of sneaky camping.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:07 AM   #1097
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Toyota 80 series Landcruiser rear axle with Eaton diff lock, Nissan GQ Safari/Patrol front axle, both with various bits modified & rebuilt.

The donor vehicle suspension linkages were used & modified to fit where needed. New chassis mounts fabricated for most bits.

On the way from Oz is a set of extra reduction transfer case gears to correct for the big rubber & the fact that the diffs are 4.11 vs the 4.88 original.

Just sourcing some flare material, conveyor belting I've seen is a bit heavy &/or floppy - they have to stick out a long way. A mate has used some 3mm polypropylene sheet with good results so going to try & get some of that.

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If you use anything too rigid you'll end up replacing it all the time or bending your guards, well, depending on the sort of wheeling you do. Mine wasn't as wide (75-100mm from memory) as yours will need to be but I kept it taunt and used a few extra bolts after I didn't like how they sat to start with and they were fine.

Nice combo on the diffs. You going to throw an LSD in the front?

Did you do the suspension work yourself?

Good effort and enjoy man!
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:20 AM   #1098
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Loving the colour of the truck Clint.

Have you looked at Jeep Wrangler flares?
I've seen some real wide ones from the Wrangler fitter to Land Rover Defenders and Suzuki SJ's.

These guys do flares up to 7" wide:
http://www.all4jeep.co.nz/index.php/.../fender-flares
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:49 AM   #1099
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If I come for a visit do you promise to take me out and scare me with it?
Nice colour, I'm thinking of painting the wee bus a similar colour so we can blend in with the surroundings whilst doing a bit of sneaky camping.
Hell yeah! The test track is 10 min up the road A mate reckoned I should paint some faux army insignia on it to further lessen the chance of being told off for being in the wrong place or hooning

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If you use anything too rigid you'll end up replacing it all the time or bending your guards, well, depending on the sort of wheeling you do. Mine wasn't as wide (75-100mm from memory) as yours will need to be but I kept it taunt and used a few extra bolts after I didn't like how they sat to start with and they were fine.

Nice combo on the diffs. You going to throw an LSD in the front?

Did you do the suspension work yourself?

Good effort and enjoy man!
Dead right on getting just the right material for the flares, they will be getting a hiding.

The diff combo came about as the Nissan are big & cheap, 9" + , but have a centred rear diff would make for a lot of angle on my short rear driveshaft, the 80 series rear is also 9"+, the same width, has the offset to match the t-case, is a slightly stronger full floater & has a built in handbrake which the Nissan lacks. However the 80 series front is only an 8" centre...

Not really into LSD fronts, would like to put an Eaton electric locker in there too but not without uprated hubs plus cro-moly axles & CV's, which makes it about a $4K job, so not any time soon. Just having the rear locker is going to be a huge novelty, the cruiser has always needed it.

Apart from the cutting & shaping of the wheel arches which a mate helped with as he'd just done the same on his, everything in the current round of mods is my work. I talked to the certifier before starting, sent him some pics of my welding & got the go-ahead. Not all super pretty but will be strong.



All done with my TIG apart from the overhead sheetmetal work on the wheel arches where I had to give up & borrow a MIG

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Loving the colour of the truck Clint.

Have you looked at Jeep Wrangler flares?
I've seen some real wide ones from the Wrangler fitter to Land Rover Defenders and Suzuki SJ's.

These guys do flares up to 7" wide:
http://www.all4jeep.co.nz/index.php/.../fender-flares
Thanks, it made economic sense to do the roof, the fence & the 4x4 all the same

Jeep flares is a really good idea. I think a mate with a jeep may have upgraded his a while back, should see if he has the stock ones around, could use them to check fitment.

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:59 AM   #1100
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Three and a half minutes to go in the final,two points ahead and you are in the oppositions half playing a fricken good counter attacking team and you kick the ball to them??
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:13 PM   #1101
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Three and a half minutes to go in the final,two points ahead and you are in the oppositions half playing a fricken good counter attacking team and you kick the ball to them??
Yep those silver ferns are def missing Irene
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:07 PM   #1102
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Richie who
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #1103
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Richie who
Not allowed to say anything bad about Richie in my house in case the wife hears.

Thats why I blame which ever halfback chipped that ball over the lineout in the dieing minutes when all they had to do was pick and go for the duration..

Was an epic final though, and I am happy for the Tahs.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #1104
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So, I take it the Crusaders won the silver medal.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:21 PM   #1105
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Not allowed to say anything bad about Richie in my house in case the wife hears.

Thats why I blame which ever halfback chipped that ball over the lineout in the dieing minutes when all they had to do was pick and go for the duration..

Was an epic final though, and I am happy for the Tahs.
I told my long suffering bride at the moment Willie Heinz kicked the pill to the Tah's for the second time in as many minuets, that they had just kicked the 2014 super rugby title to touch.

My question to Toddy would be "if an old broken ex lock like me can spot that after hanging up my boots for the Blenheim based Redwoodtown rugby club under 16's 135 yrs ago.....how come you blokes couldn't?

if that happened playing against India there would be a full police investigation by now
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:28 AM   #1106
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pubs with craft beer?

is there any riders out there into decent beer, craft beer i mean.i brew at home and im hooked on great hoppy beer. what pubs around nz sell craft beer?
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #1107
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Hallertau in Riverhead
Galbraiths in Mt Eden Rd
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:58 PM   #1108
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If you like hoppy beer, I do a mean creamy Irish Red
3 different malts
2 different hops
2 different yeasts
1kg honey

It gets up around 7% and takes at least 6 months to mature.


As for pubs selling craft beers, there are a few in Marlborough:
Dodson Street Bar (Renaissance Beers)
Moa Beer is found in a fair few places
The Cork and Keg
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:12 PM   #1109
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Hell yeah!

Best one in Rotorua is the Brew Bar - lake end Tutanekai St. Run by the Croucher Brewery guys - all the goods from them plus a really good selection of other cool stuff on tap & in the fridge. We go there fairly often.

Also localish to me is the Mata brewery in Kawerau, no bar attached but worth a visit if you're in the area - they've been brewing some really good stuff lately.

We are in the design stages of building a full mash home brew setup

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:17 PM   #1110
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Great stuff guys. If we can get more people's ( piss heads) recs on where to find real beer, then I can travel the length OD the country and not have to drink crap beer.
Here's a few
Deep creek oneroa Waiheke
Granges half moon bay marina
Mussle inn takaka
Hop garden mt cook Wgn
? Hahei
? Whitianga local brewery
? Main st of rotorua
Astrolab the mt, emmersons on tap
Not much in northland.
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