Oh what a depressing feeling....

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This poor cruiser, from eye witness information so third hand, must have had a silly fellow for a driver near the Warren River mouth on the weekend.
It would have certainly been a sinking feeling once he realised what the hell he did to his car.
It was recovered yesterday with a massive all wheel drive tractor.
I thought the only way was to get a list of parts, take them down, fit them, and drive it out.
I certainly hope his pocket was big enough for the bill.
Was a lovely weekend down there. Dunes no real issue, but many seem to make hard work with their climbs.

Brett....
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Reply By: equinox - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 22:57

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 22:57
April Fools Day joke?
Cruisers are renowned for their indestructibility.


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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:31

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:31
Haha....it did happen two days ago.
Initially, from the distance, we thought it was bogged...but could not possibly see how.
When we got there our jaws dropped. The whole front axle had come away from the car....so definitely not indestructible.
One of our group was a Toyota mechanic, and she went through the list of things that it needed to fix her up. She felt it would have been better to drag it into the sea as less expensive option.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:35

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:35
No worries Brett, I saw your Nick and your profile picture so couldn't resist :)

I'd be interested to know what happened in the lead up to the event.
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:40

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:40
I was led to believe, that when he crossed the Warren he aimed it up a wall of sand, hit it way too fast.....game over.....but third hand info. Happened a few hours before we came across it.

Any car doing that is a guaranteed wreck....and a painful experience.

Hopefully the owner, if on the site, can share further info, or an eyewitness.

There were more photographs been taken of this than the launch of the recent Range Rover Sport.

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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:50

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:50
Alan....attached another couple of pics.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 19:10

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 19:10
SAND!! Lucky it wasnt sandstone!! Michael :)


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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:16

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:16
Over-adjusted camber?
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:32

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:32
The owner wished.

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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:50

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 23:50
Couple more pics.

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Follow Up By: 08crd - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 00:04

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 00:04
A few years ago we were at the mouth of the Warren River a couple of young blokes tried to cross on a rising tide.
Well to cut a long story short, we gave them a lift as waves were crashing over the car.
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 09:03

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 09:03
You would have to be a first rate D***head to do that to a cruiser! I sincerely hope the bloke had a sinking feeling when he got out and had a look at his predicament.
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 18:41

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 18:41
It looks like he has definately hit something too hard but it should be an easy fix. The whole birfield joint has come away. This would mean the housing there has broken which would be a possibly a toyota warranty issue. By rights he should bent something before that housing breaks in half.

But since that joint is the same one as the 80 series and the 100 series it should be cheap enough for a second hand one. Also they don't break that often so not a high demand part.

Stuff will happen when you push a car too far but not the end of the world.

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Reply By: Dreadnought - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 23:29

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 23:29
Definitely looks like mechanical failure....obviously caused by the nut behind the steering wheel............
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 08:53

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 08:53
This was mine just off the Pentecost last September.

I'd checked underneath a few times but hadn't been under it for a week. I'd sheared the studs that hold the steering arm to the hub.
It's the second time I 've done it and there was another 80 with the same problem stuck in the Gibb River when my mates went past a couple of weeks earlier.

Maybe it was something like this and he kept driving.
We fixed mine up enough to get to Wyndham for a tow to Kununurra.
$1200 repair in Kununurra.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 09:42

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 09:42
Ouch Steve. It looks cross-eyed!
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 10:36

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 10:36
We were really lucky because we'd crossed The Pentecost five minutes earlier. This was about 300 metres from the river at the start of the Karunjie Road.

I was driving up a wash out and the Cruiser steering went from side to side. Really lucky we weren't driving at any speed.

It's great travelling with bush mechanics to keep me going.

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