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    Brilliant! Didn't know you could do stuff like...

    Brilliant! Didn't know you could do stuff like that.
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    We knew about the possibility of snow on the...

    We knew about the possibility of snow on the Whipsaw Trail in October but we were hoping it wouldn't prevent us from having a good time. Kids had fun. Dogs had fun. Landcruiser didn't get stuck once...
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    215914 Intro to sailing for young ones. ...

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    Intro to sailing for young ones.


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    Catch and release, on the fly


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    Snow camping with the family.
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    Sub'd. Cool build. Can't wait to see the finished...

    Sub'd. Cool build. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Wondering why the spring u-bolts aren't the flipped style, so that they'll slide over obstacles. I realize that spring under setups can...
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    Tire irons aren't expensive, and don't take much...

    Tire irons aren't expensive, and don't take much space. They're also handy for prying all sorts of other stuff. A piece of hose can help reduce gouging with tire irons. Having the tire bead pushed...
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    No mention of hardware? I'm setting up a NAS for...

    No mention of hardware? I'm setting up a NAS for the home office, and will burn physical backups to disc and store offsite. Not interested in net access to my pics. I may select some for an album on...
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    213878 My son's new watch that we got him for...

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    My son's new watch that we got him for Christmas.

    Bertucci titanium case, Japan movt with date. Screw down, offset crown and recessed glass and Zulu strap. Integrated spring bars so...
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    Some radiator shops can repair gas tanks. Take it...

    Some radiator shops can repair gas tanks. Take it in for inspection and a repair quote.

    IMO, since new NATO steel jerrycans are about $50/ea so sometimes it may not be cost effective to repair.
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    Gas storage recommendations

    On an 80-series the proper method is to install an aux fuel tank. These systems were available from the factory for Australian spec vehicles, and can be adopted to US spec. But they're not cheap,...
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    Nice 914. Looks just like my old 73 2.0 except...

    Nice 914. Looks just like my old 73 2.0 except mine was yellow.

    315s are pretty much 35x12.5 and there isn't much wiggle room to get that diameter and get a narrower tire due to the aspect ratio....
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    Be careful when you disable an engine, it makes...

    Be careful when you disable an engine, it makes for fun diagnose when it quits on you in the middle of nowhere. And could make for a dangerous situation if it cuts out when driving.

    Starter...
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    Pull it out 1/4" so it's not charging and you can...

    Pull it out 1/4" so it's not charging and you can leave it there forever. Or you can toss it into a cubby as well.

    My USB charger is on a constantly powered outlet so that I can charge a phone...
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    This! If you're building a trailer, it makes...

    This!

    If you're building a trailer, it makes sense to use the same tire size. If you had three flats on the truck and only one spare, you could rob the trailer tires to make the truck mobile...
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  14. Does your truck already have an aux cooler in...

    Does your truck already have an aux cooler in front of the rad? I know mine came with one, but its a USA spec fzj80/petrol truck.

    If it does, make sure that it isn't caked with mud/dirt and that...
  15. Thanks for sharing! One day in the next few years...

    Thanks for sharing! One day in the next few years I shall drive to the arctic circle and see this for myself.
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    As long as there is more than 5/8" of material...

    As long as there is more than 5/8" of material around the hole, the steel block will not be the weak point, but rather the 5/8" steel pin would be. Or your 5/16" wire rope if you're winching on it. ...
  17. But what if the wire is pinched to short-...

    But what if the wire is pinched to short- circuit? Wouldn't the battery feed power back up and create a fire hazard? Or am I missing something here?
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    I like that! Looks good.

    I like that! Looks good.
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    Wow. Limited edition bags, they look good! I...

    Wow. Limited edition bags, they look good! I would proudly tote my computer and stuff around in that.
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    Nothing increases the fuel economy on an...

    Nothing increases the fuel economy on an 80-series other than a Diesel engine swap :p

    You're stuck with 10/14 city/highway, just like the rest of us.
  21. Lol I was thinking the same thing. ROADTRIP!! ...

    Lol I was thinking the same thing. ROADTRIP!!

    Free bump for a cool looking trailer.
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    Plastic bag over distributor if you want to be...

    Plastic bag over distributor if you want to be able to start it afterwards. Avoid direct high pressure spray at anything with a lid. Brake fluid reservoir, power steering, etc.
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    211181 A nut, welded to a plate welded to the...

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    A nut, welded to a plate welded to the body, with a hole in the trim panel to let it poke thru.

    I drilled a hole in the 1"x3"x1/8" plate first to allow a longer screw to fit. I used an...
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    Thanks for the kudos. The first build was years...

    Thanks for the kudos. The first build was years before I got the fridge. I made a removable bracket to mount the legs. It was hidden under the carpet, and allowed use of the 3rd row seating with the...
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    211176 Not an explorer, but this is how I've...

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    Not an explorer, but this is how I've done it on my 80-series Landcruiser. Platform with 1" square tube steel frame and legs. 1/2" plywood.

    I installed nuts thru the side trim panels at...
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