Sick 'Cruiser in Weipa

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 07:26
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Hi All,
Got a 'phone call from my son last night, he has broken something in the front axle of his '79 series on Frenchmans Track. It has intermittently stiff steering and it sounds like something to do with the swivel housing or axle. He is limping into Weipa today. Can anyone recommend a mechanic in Weipa who has done some work for them?
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Reply By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:01

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:01
I have had work done at RACQ Weipa and almost needed a bank loan to pay for it. They can see you coming for miles. Barnray
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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 17:37

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 17:37
Harry,
if you were a member, il'd give you the low down. i dont want to post to the forum.
if you know any members, get them to PM me.
hope things work out.
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 18:40

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 18:40
I'd try taking the front prop shaft & the free wheeling hubs out then see if that fix's the steering. Quite possibly a blown front diff. If that's the case then he could drive it home in 2wd if he wanted.
Cheers Craig..
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 20:59

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 20:59
He has almost definately smashed a cv, and it needs to come out so he can steer. The good thing is an 80 series part time c/v will fit in if he can find one.
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Reply By: Tony B3 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 23:18

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 23:18
Hi Harry
Found this on the net,
Weipa; If you need work done on your car or trailer see Glen Griffon, has work shop down the back of Iraci rd in Evans landing.
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Reply By: harry & the hobbit - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 07:12

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 07:12
Hi guys,thanks for your help. He is in Weipa and it's a CV joint and chewed axle. At $180 per hour labour I expect a plea for monetary assistance soon.I told him welcome to the world of 4WD touring,
Regards, Robert
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