The Moon

Submitted: Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:33
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The average distance to the Moon is 384,400 km, My Toyota Landcruiser has travelled 833,467K's enough Kilometers to equal to the Moon and back and is half way to the Moon again..OH WHAT A FEELING.
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:39

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:39
Good to hear from you Doug. Trust you're travelling as well as the Tojo mate. Almost at the magic million.

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trip would doubtless be attended with much hardship.''
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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:08

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:08
G'day Mick, yeh still lurking but don't travel anymore, except flights to Germany, I was going this year but all my money I can spare is going to getting our upstairs rooms ready for my occupation, actually the the 2 night concerts are on this weekend , but now plan to go see her next year., always something to do here on the Farm near cold Orange..
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Follow Up By: duck - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 14:46

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 14:46
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Hey you could be colder in your area if you lived at Lake or Mt Conobolas, my mum remarried & moved from Molong to Lake Conobolas she lasted 1 winter & they moved to the NSW North Coast as she was going if he came or not, has it snowed on you this year yet?
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:44

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:44
Looks like it's missing its heat shield, Doug. :-)

Or maybe you just painted it "NASA black":-)

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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:54

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:54
Troopy's don't need a heat shield...lol
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 17:36

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 17:36
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Heat shield on a Troopy ?????

You must be joking !!!!!

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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:56

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:56
Been trying to do an edit on the post... I just added the K's as 833,467, but went out to check and it's showing 836,179 . not to worry ...
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 10:20

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 10:20
Hi Doug

Great to see you on here again.

Yes those Toyota’s seem to go for ever.

My brother in-laws old 100 series drives like new, never had anything done except oil changes and now they have a new 200 series, the old 100 series is now handed to one of his sons for farm use with over 750,000 km on the clock.


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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 10:57

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 10:57
My brother bought a new 200 series not long after they were released in late 2007. He sold it to a mate around 2010, and has kept track of it since, as they are still mates.

It's been pushed hard from new, and it now has over 800,000kms on the clock.
The V8 diesel is still original, but the suspension has been rebuilt three times in its life.

I've seen 6 cyl diesel Landcruiser traytops come through the auction yards with over 600,000 kms on them, but they were all pretty sad, after a lifetime of abuse and hard work.

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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:03

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:03
G'day Ron, My Troopy had the Suspension replaced at ARB Rockhampton in 2005, it still stands to attention.
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:59

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:59
Doug, now you can list your new occupation as a sky pilot. LOL. Have you got yourself a gig on the radio again.

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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 22:30

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 22:30
No, not on radio since Nov 2018,
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 17:47

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 17:47
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G'day Doug, my Troopy is only at 332,000 km.

That must have been you I saw over on the down-track from the moon.

But then you had an eight-year start on me. lol

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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 20:49

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 20:49
Here's a minesite, 2008 Hilux up for auction, it's done 740,000kms - and it's a bit sad.

2008 Hilux, low kms, one owner, well cared for ...

I reckon 740,000kms on minesite work, must be the equivalent of 1,500,000kms on any other type of work!

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Follow Up By: axle - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 12:33

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 12:33
Ron that would be another ideal project for you!,

A can of white paint

A tin of bog

And a can of "
Start Ya Bastard'

And off you Go!.....LOL.


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Reply By: RMD - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:05

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:05
Doug
You vehicle has similar aerodynamic features to that of the space shuttle vehicles. Pointy front, windows faceing front, blunt rear end with exhaust there too. Also the same colour scheme.
Are your wheels retractable for the higher speeds? What is the handling like at Mach 3 and above???? I see you are a PILOT, so well versed in blinding speed travel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 12:29

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 12:29
I have good M8 out west who has a 1992 GQ TD42 Patrol...which has 1,024,336 k,s on it last time I saw it back in June this year...still starts first roll of the starter. Must be something about those early 90,s Jap diesels hey
Just keep servicing that Troopy properly Doug....and we will be burying it with ya ...LOL.

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Follow Up By: RMD - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 13:38

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 13:38
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I think the longevity is because they are not stressed like modern CRD engines are. Regarding mileage/kilometres, I know of an SV21 '90 Camry auto which did over 1,000,000km without the engine or auto ever being opened, just serviced. Needed new drivers seat and suspension though.
Probably, if the hole is big enough, Doug can be buried in it still in the seat with seat belt on for safety reasons.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 13:51

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 13:51
With all this talk about burying Doug with his Troopy I hope he really DOESN'T need that heat shield for the next leg of his journey!!!. Lol.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 17:12

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 17:12
836179 Kilometres !! You should be over the moon with that sort of mileage Doug! :)

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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 21:16

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 21:16
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Reply By: Member - TONIONPATROL - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 18:53

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 18:53
TONI would be halfway back ??
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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 21:22

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 21:22
OK all you blokes... thanks for all the replies .. so I think I should share this with you all...


I'll drive it in heaven....
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 21:41

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 21:41
Very good :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - TONIONPATROL - Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 22:21

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 22:21
What makes you think you’ll get to heaven Doug ????
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Follow Up By: OutBack Wanderer - Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 01:42

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 01:42
We all want to know, How did you get out of the bog?

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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 13:24

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 13:24
Trust Outback Wanderer to ask the Q,, after 2 days and burning out the Warn 9000lb,winch and a ripped left steer tyre we decided to get a tractor in...
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 14:27

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 14:27
Gday Colin, Hows life out west? Michael
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