Finally Unveiled!!!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:37
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You have waited long enough!!!!!!

I have quickly put up a couple of piccies of my Love & Joy........Oh my god!!!.......hope Tracy doesn't get to read this.........

......... better press Submit before she comes back in...........

........... gotta go!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:46

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:46
Nice one gov, dekciw.

Zab.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:50

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:50
mate youve either gotta buy a nissan or start drinkin beer with all the water carriers you will be going rusty inside lol
steve
ps a nissan will get you ther quicker so you dont need all the water lol
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:06

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:06
I tell ya what. That's probably one of the NICEST things people have said to me....

Try these........

"Is that a ramp to roll your wheelchair up?"
" Do they hold brochures?"
"Ian, you have waaaaaay to much spare time....."
"Did you say they hold testosteone?"
"Wanker!"

I have had about 9 people approach me at Mungo alone to see where they could buy them. It's good having something that no-one else can have.

Gotta use the outside of the Honda, cause by the time I whack in a Waeco, there's not much room left.

Did you know that a Waeco CF 35 will hold EXACTLY 24 premixed cans of Wild Turkey & Dry? Theres a little spot left near the top for some Dick Smith cheese slices.

Ya reckon Tracy cracked up when I told her!!!!

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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:34

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:34
goodday ian
typical woman i suppose she wanted to put food in there for the family,but dont worry my wife is exactly the same "do you really need to take that much alchahol???

lol

steve
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 07:45

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 07:45
As BAz said you got to stsrt drinking beer.....and gett a bigger fridge....24 can wont last long

That way uou wont need so much water hanging on the back slowing you down lol
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Reply By: robb - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:58

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:58
hmmmmmm... interesting one lone wolf..... why do you need all the water?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:08

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:08
I like to soot thru maybe 3 days at a time........ you never know what could happen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:36

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:36
Hi Ian
What size water containers do you use or how many litre total ?
Like the lights at the rear how do they affect departure angle ?
not good if you went to some of the Flinders treks!

cheers
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:41

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:41
4 x 10 Litre.

Lights are narva 100 Watt Spots....... I was given them....... bit of a wank really, but it does make reversing less of a hit & miss affair!
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Reply By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:02

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:02
Interesting setup without a doubt.. Applied Tectonics? are they local?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:07

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:07
Very local....... I own em!!
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:36

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:36
do they havea web site maybe you could mem msg me with details

steve
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:44

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:44
Not really........ you see....... my brother & I are in our mid forties, and we work 6 days @ week now. Always seem to have way too much work.

I specialise in display work in Adelaide, the bits on my car are simply personal projects, nothing more than that.

I hope I have not put any noses out of joint, but I simply cannot fit in any type of this work, I wanna go camping!!
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:13

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:13
Would you tell us the nitty gritty of Applied Tectonics role in this universe?

It's not advertising - I asked you specifically, you didn't hand the info over unsolicited..........

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:48

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:48
Okay........

Applied = to put to good use

Tectonics ( Greek ) = the art of making useful & beautiful vessels.

I specialise in the production of Sign & Advertising materials in Adelaide. We are like a wholesaler to the trade, have been doing this for 15 years now, Michael & I.

Basically a Sheetmetal & Welding workshop with WAAAAAAAY to many toys!!

Sometimes I get jaded making the same crap, so I make something for myself, just so IU can keep thew fire in my belly, nothing more.
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Reply By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:21

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:21
Thats impressive Ian, I'd like a bit more info on the Internal lockable weldmesh security cage
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:50

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 20:50
Simply a full blown cage with gas strut lockable door. It is caged on ALL areas, including roof.

Southco recessed locks ( x 2 )

This is primarily to store Camera equipment.

Pull out drawer was put in later.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:14

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:14
WHOA!!!!!!!!!

Got my FIRST MEMBER MESSAGE...........COOL!!!!!!!!!

This must be what it feels like when you join the Mason's or something & they show the secret handshake!!

I feel special now.........
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:39

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:39
Dont use the brothers name in vain lol , We could show you , but we would have to kill you ,

or were you just wondering if we were happy to meet
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:14

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:14
I'll take the fifth............. aw what the hell............ make that the sixth, seventh & ninth!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 09:47

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 09:47
LOL Ian. You are special. We're all special. Right?

Just one question, given your obvious talents and the amount of work you put into that thing - why on earth did you choose a Honda HRV?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 19:30

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 19:30
Yeah..good call.......others say the same thing as well.

Bought it new 5 1/2 years ago. Kids had grown up & I just wanted something small & personal to drive to work & back. Seen it on the telly on Friday Night & bought one Saturday Morning!!

I would say that 85 % of my driving is to & fro from work, so it fits the bill.
It is just the right size for one person to go away in as well.

I was never contemplating going away hardcore when I bought it, just sort of progressed.

We also have a Mitsubishi Delica Deisel Turbo if we want to go somewhere special.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:04

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:04
Fair enough. Just wondering, because with those ideas and skills you could clearly have built a "killer" fourbie tourer from one of the big three.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:17

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:17
Ian,
A not-so-softroader I'd have to say mate; well thought out.
I can see what another bloke meant (above) about the rear lights affecting departure angle though. Have you given any thought to alternative mounting spots? Maybe underneath or beside the top water can holder.
I've got my 2 rear lights mounted up high on the roof rack and they are well out of the way most of the time (sometimes I knock them when I climb on the back step to access the rack).
If you're ONLY working 6 days a week, i reckon you could rent out the toyshop (oh, sorry...I mean "workshop") to various forumites on the 7th day. LOL
Hope to see you up this way.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:28

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:28
I have considered raising them. Sort of chuckled to myself, thinking that if I did, and what with my "Sanity Recovery Vehicle" stickers on the side ( not in photo's), I would stop at the Deli on the side of the road and all the traffic would probably think they'd have to slow down to 40 kmh!!!

Perhaps I should.............
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:26

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:26
IS that a wheelchair ramp on the china?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:31

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:31
Naaaaah Mate........Flux Capacitor!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:54

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:54
Where do you carry the spare wheel?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:16

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:16
On the flux capacitor!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:18

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:18
Strangest thing. They give you a space saver, then above that they give you this gay plastic thing which looks like it belongs in a packet of Arnotts Family Assorted, supposed to hold little things in their own little compartments, can't figure what though......then you get the MDF lid. Well, piss off the plastic thing & the motorbike tyre and presto........ you can actually fit a proper spare in there..........wonder if I should tell Honda.........
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:45

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:45
Good setup Ian. You will have to market the water holder now!

The car is interesting - is it a 'grey' import - cant say I have seen one with that type of rear light setup, must be "as rare as hens teeth!"

The HRV's I have seen I thought were FWD only?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:24

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:24
Yeah........... the "Hydration Station"......... or something..........

Car is ridgy didge above board import, not grey like my wifes Delica.

Rear light set up is my own.

HRV is predominately Front Wheel Drive, but cuts in the rear when around a 5% disparity is detected between front & rear. Rear wheels will never catch up....... always 5% behind so I'm told.

I am led to belive that I can fiddle with the oil lines and fit a solenoid to actually bypass the sensor which in effect gives something resembling centre diff lock.

Couldn't be bothered.........just take Tracy's car out instead....... after she's filled it & cleaned it.......
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Follow Up By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:15

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:15
Yeah - it is hardly worth the bother fiddling with the transmission, especially if you have another car for tougher 4WDing!
Reports I've read on the CRV seem to say that they don't 'select' 4WD quick enough or if the car is stationary ?

With auto Foresters you can buy a switch that will over-ride the computer and select constant 4WD - the auto's normally run in mainly FWD although they don't have the CRV 'delay'.

We are off up the CSR (from Perth) to the Calvert Ra/Constance Hedland via Carnegie and Glenayle in 2 weeks - 4 Foresters and a '81 MY.
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Reply By: Bazza - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:48

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:48
G'Day Lone Wolf,
A very nice set-up, love the lockable cage feature. I think you may have given some of us a few ideas.
Regards,
Bazza.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:22

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:22
Cheers Bazza........... go for it!!!!!!

R & D......... Research & Development / Rob & Duplicate!!

It's worth the effort making a cage, you can go for a walk confident that when you get back, your stuff is still there.
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Reply By: pathfinder - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 13:06

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 13:06
mmm, I hope you've got upgraded rear suspension. There also seems to be a fair leverage effect on those tall water holders - wouldn't it be better to have two low-mounted 20l holders rather than four 10l holders?

Don't know if you've taken it off-road, but don't rely too much on the '4WD' system of CRV/HRVs - they get stranded on wet grass!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:28

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:28
Yes....... 14 mm. Dia Wire King Springs....... these are my second set.

The leverage is not too bad, if you look closely, the rear axle is quite close to the back of the car.

Cage & Table weigh 32 kg.

Water carriers weigh 40 kg.

Water weighs 40 kg.

I opted for 4 smaller containers for two reasons........

Not putting all my eggs in 2 baskets......

It just looked waaaay cool when I drew it up using 4 containers. It had to have that sort of Space Age - Hummer type look about it.......... simple as that.

Point taken on 4WD....... It has served me well so far. Been to Lake Torrens, Snow Country Little Dip Conservation Park only to name a few.

I think the key is not to be too adventurous.
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