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#21 tonypark

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:53 PM

Dik Dik, lekker, ek se! Haven't I seen you in the SA 4x4 readers' rides section?

Thanks for a fun stay in CT.

#22 OurLifeInSlowMotion

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:32 AM

Hey there, its so nice to see we are not the only people obsessed with their landy. We have recently aquired our '88 V8, also a hard top with two seats (although previous owner fitted backseats..which will be leaving the vehicle shortly).She is called Armour-dillo.

We have all these ideas and are documenting it step for step.... we first fitted a new nose complete with 8000 pound winch. What a bargain when we realised we get the winch too on purchase. River crossings should be easy now...cast the hook over the river,hook on a tree and press "play"....wallah!! Bushveld waterskiing in its own glory! hehehehe :)New nose pictured here

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Yesterday we gave her some brand new boots and now she looks so stylish and handles like a dream!

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Quite a few things next on the list and suggestions are welcome on where to go...we have Pretoria and the East Rand easily available.....

3 second 2man tent (we have a larger tent already for `longer stays)
fridge/freezer
ammo box drawer system (custon made design)

Also, anyone have a suggestion on a good mattress to use? Air matrresses really"let us down" in the past! Literally!!

As you can see,,,Armour-dillo is an empty shell and we are going to have the time of our lives fixing her up and having adventures.

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Keep us posted on Broomas please....its so interesting to see peoples ideas!

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:42 AM

That second image isn't the right link, let me know what it should be and I'll edit it in...

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#24 OurLifeInSlowMotion

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

aha!! I have learnt how to edit my posts and now the pictures are there :D..... that pic should show up now?? Im getting there, lol.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:56 AM

Yes, ideal. Looks like a great old Landy. V8? Petrol? Must cost a fortune to run... With regard to the tent, are you going to have it roof mounted? Don't forget that vital beer fridge...

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

Yes, ideal. Looks like a great old Landy. V8? Petrol? Must cost a fortune to run... With regard to the tent, are you going to have it roof mounted? Don't forget that vital beer fridge...

Yep, she is a petrol V8 motor, but truthfully we have no real idea how much she costs us..lol...with working on the reserve we hardly go anywhere...and we havent had her long enough yet. Off to Jozi,then Sun City next week...a good tester for fuel cost.

We were originally thinking rooftop,but, after chatting to a few people and re-looking our camping equipment,we decided to use what we already have. Rooftop seems practical in some respects but a combersome thing to lug around.We have no garage etc to store when not used,so it will have to be on the roof permanently. Apparently thats suicide for fuel consumption!

How does a 74ltr fridge/freezer for food AND an electric cooler box sound??? No ways we can go without cold beer and TAB for our brandy!

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

This is what my Jeep looked like without the new tyres. - If you look carefully you can see the suspension lift and the long range tank. biggrin.gif
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This is what it looks like with the new tyres.

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OK - Dont ask why, but this old ride has also been pimped somewhat. 

 

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