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Hiya all,

Since we've found, and are finding out, people vehicles of choice(Think the landies have it by a margin ;), I thought it appropriate to find a little more about where people are from, and a little about them. Just basics, suburb/town, age, years 4wheelin, etc.

I'm Tom (or Thommo when my mates have had too many coopers), 23 y.o, live in Sydney's Nthn Beaches, this is my 2nd 4b, 1st was a 4runner at 18. I'm planning a trip next year around oz that will end up in Perth, where I think I might stay.(Lotsa family there).

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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:34

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:34
Hi Tom,

I'm Steve, I'm 37yrs young and live in the ACT. This is my first 4wd a 98 Prado GXL, and I've owned it for two years. Have heaps of trips in my wish list, not sure where the next big one is.
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Reply By: Member - Tom (NT) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:54

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:54
Im a Tom as well
25 and live at Ayers Rock (Yulara), Next big trip will probably be up to the top end next year, heading down to dalhousie next month and up along the finke to Alice. Im on my first 4by and will never go back to a car!!!
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:55

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:55
Hiya Tom...

well I'm Lyn aka Mrs. Al, aka Maaaaaaaaaaaaaa, 38 yrs old, Al is the silent partner he's 35 yrs old, got 2 chidlens and 2 dogs. Chidlens are- Tegan nearly 5 going on 16, and Callum 3, dogs are Tully an ancient Irish Wolfhound and L.J a youthful Brittany, we live in Romsey about 60kms north of Melbourne in the beautiful but chilly Macedon ranges...we're on our 2nd 4b, first one was an Landcruiser 80 series, this one 100 Series Turbo Diesel...got lots of trips on the wish list..just got to organise the time to go on them.....

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Spook (SA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:04

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:04
G'day
My name's Brad, live in Golden Grove, Adelaide. I'm 21 and am also on my second 4by (I still own both). First was a Sierra and my current tourer is a Hilux 2.8 turbo. I got hooked on 4wding after going a couple of times with my brother-in-law a few years ago and now I can't get enough of it.
I plan to do a few trips north of SA and up to the cape and NT. Just can't seem to squash all the wish trips into the 4 weeks we get each year.
Later
Brad
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Reply By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:10

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:10
Hi Tom,
Im Paul, im from the ACT, 37 married with a 4 yr old son, and a 11 mth old son. I have a 90 Patrol, which i recently bought, before that i had a 91 hilux (my 1st fwd) which i owned for about 10 mth's, so im relativly new to 4wdriving. I will hopefully be driving over to Perth next year to visit my sister outlaw and her family, so im looking forward to that..
Cheer's Paul....
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:12

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:12
Hey Tom, i'm Barry 48yrs living at Kingsgrove at the moment moving to Peakhurst in a couple of weeks this is my 3rd 4b 2 hyluxs before the Ford mainly to cart bikes to race meetings, have a camper as well. The Cape is our next big trip august next year.

Oh used to surf, Kevin Harman 6' 7" single fin pintail.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:15

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:15
G'day Tom

I'm Sam, 24 from Southern Sydney. From the time I was knee high to a grasshopper's bum I said I was gonna have a Hilux as my first vehicle and I held that promise. I've had the truck for over 4 years now, but am looking to upgrade to a bigger one. Looking to head up the Cape next year some time.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:54

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:54
Hey Tom.....

Ian is my name, just turned 46. Wife Tracy 40 something, son Mark 20 & daughter Rhiannan 18.
Live up at Bellevue Height, a hills suburb in Adelaide.

Drive a Honda 2 door HRV Sport and a Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear.

Own & Run Sheetmetal & Welding Workshop at Somerton Park.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Shawn - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:02

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:02
G'Day Tom / All,

Shawn, 44, live at Wattle Grove, SW Sydney. Patrol is the first 4by I've owned but have been driving them for the past 26 years (L/Rovers and Toyotas). Pick up our A'van in November, then off to Tassie for a month over Dec - Jan. Can't wait for that one.
Cheers

Shawn
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:51

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:51
Hey Shawn,

We're going to Tassie for the beginning of our trip next year, Gotta follow the weather, and we plan to be there round Jan-Feb. Doing wilsons prom 1st. We're doing the west coast.
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:07

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:07
G'day waveslave,

Your Mates live in Sydney area as well ???
They have good taste Mate, drinking Coopers. Yum!!!

Looks like I'm an old 'un. (but not as senior as Willem)
The name's Bill and I live in Redwood Park, in Adelaide's North East.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:09

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:09
Didn't disclose my age did I?

Ol '55, but who's counting.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:40

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:40
Ah...Ha.....

Born in the middle of last century were we........

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:15

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:15
Stop picking on us ol 55ers or I'll make a Bee line for you. LOL
PS On my 5th 4by first was a Datto the rest have been Cruisers.
Live in Berri
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:49

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:49
Coopers, the best beer around. And a hangover free next day. Something about the way they brew it and the not using chemicals. Costs heaps more, but it's smooth, and worth it.
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Reply By: cjd00b - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:14

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:14
Hi Tom, all

James, 39 yo married with 1 17 year old(!). Bought our first 4wd, a 96 Disco 2 years ago. Did a 3 month round OZ trip in 2002, but don't get out nearly enough. Live in Mortdale in sth Sydney.
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Reply By: Brian - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:15

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:15
In all the states I have lived in (WA,NT,QLD,TAS) "Landies" are Landover's!!!!!! Landcruiser's are "Cruisers" !!!!!!!
I'm Brian 35 Wife and 3 Kids Live in Tassie.
On 5th 4wd 4 "Landies" (2A,3,Stage1,110) And now a Gu Patrol (Why a patrol? the Disco just was not big enough!). Happy with the Patrol just need more mods on it!!!

Brian
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:53

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:53
You can never have enuf mods, it's terrible. I think they should establish a modaholics anonymous! Hi, my names Tom and I'm a modaholic!
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Follow Up By: Brian - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 17:01

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 17:01
I must be the Wino on the street, Always wanting more but never enough money for it!!!

Brian
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:50

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:50
G,Day ALL , The name is John from the houseboat capital of Aus . ( Mannum - whersthat ? - just upstream from Murray Bridge in SA) . On my first 4by, if you dont count the Army tour of nam , a 95 TD 80 . The bug has bitten hard - cannot stop adding, modifying and finding the hardest way to get there . According to the numbers a bloke should retire but it may still take awhile before I take 2x6 months holidays a year!
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:58

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:58
I'm Rick, and I live in Linden Park, S.A.

I'm 50, so it's all go from here.........been with 4WD's for 33 years.

I've had an 'Yota FJ 40; Suzi 3-cylinder LJ 50 that ended up with a Corolla motor in it; Landrover station wagon Series 2 A; Ford Raider; currently a GU Patrol. But I have driven & worked in heaps of other fourbys. Probably liked the Landies as much as anything- very torquey petrol motors, reliable no nonsense work horses.

Really enjoy the Flinders Ranges, & the deserts of SA, keen on following Explorers routes. Am a summer resident at Robe, fishin' & cruisin' the beaches.
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:58

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 16:58
I'm Brian, 45, live on the Gold Coast of Queensland. Married to the greatest bride ever.... still on our honeymoon after almost 17 years of marriage. Two boys 11 and 14. The Patrol is our first fourby, we were "bitten" by the bug about two years ago. Since then we have joined the Gold Coast Four Wheel Drive Club and go on as many trips as we can afford!
It truly is a great way to see the country!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Michael- Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:36

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:36
Hi ya Tom

I live in Atwell a suburb of Perth, I', 59yrs young and the handbrake(SWMBO) is 57, the kids have left home. We recently joined a 4wd club and we are just starting to explore our backyard. The Nissans my first 4by, while working in the mines in WA I drove plenty of Yotas of all shapes and sizes, and I find that they both have their good and bad points

Cheers
Mike
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:51

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:51
Tom, seems everyone is on truth syrup here tonight.

Yeh, is John here near the Great Ocean Road. First fourby was one of the very early land cruisers that raised dudt in the cab when you opened the vents for cool air. Son used to remove the keys and trrow them round the paddock. Learned to hotwire it from that. I am *6 incidently and wife Heather is *8 coming up *9. I look like Willies younger bro and, No I don't like crap unless I write it

Others since then have been Hiluxes by three I would think and a Rodeo we still have, a Suze too. Have owned a Rangie which was a great vehicle but got a bit dented with cows and employees driving too close. Aluminium skin loves that. Take it from that we are farming.

Have a gold 03 GU ute and a silver 01 Germerican 4by. 2 EO stickers and two wheel covers on the ute and one sticker on the Germerican just to keep it tidy.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Squid - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:28

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:28
Hi all,

Simon from Tahmoor (South West from Sydney), 33yo. I had a Holden Drover for a brief time. Now have the mighty Lux. Have been 4wding for only 2-3 years.

Planning to head off to the Flinders, Birdsville, Camerons Cnr etc in September. First of many trips planned.

Looking forward to meeting people at the EO get together at Bendethra.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:40

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:40
Sounds like a AA meeting.
Not that I have been to one. LOL
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:35

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:35
Hi thommo,
Steve and Glenda, 49 years young, Married 30 years soon, 3 offspring 24, 21,20, with one 3 year old grandson and a 6.5/9th's nearly grandson.
Been 4 wheelin for 15 years with Hilux, 75 series, 55 series, still own FJ45 series tray work horse and HJ 61 wagon work horse and Cruisin wagon.
Live at Blyth near Clare in Mid North of SA and own and operate a Pest and Weed Control business in local and extended areas.
Been involved with YP 4WD club for 5 years and have met many great people from other clubs.
Have met many great EO people in recent months and look forward to making more freinds in the near future.
Still have HUGE areas of oz to explore yet and cant wait !
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:36

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:36
Hey, tom.

My name is Peter and I live in Bundaberg formerly from Rooty Hill, Sydney.
Married to the greatest wife(Kristine) on this planet(Fact).I have a 18 month old daughter(Emily) who is going onto terrible two's.

I am a self employed Electrician and I have only just bought my first 4WD, 92 Jackaroo V6 and am now hooked on 4WDing. Plenty of friends who have 4WD's who are willing to show me the ropes if only I had the time.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)

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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:46

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:46
We live in Kurnell, 30Km from heart of Sydney (U know, where Captain Cook landed, U all probably fly over our rooftop as U come in to land at Mascot). We are of an age where we don't have to work for a living. We have an 89 FJ75 troopy, only owned it for 4 months & haven't dented it yet!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:04

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:04
"We are of an age where we don't have to work for a living."

I am sooooo much waiting for my turn. I don't want to wish my life away, just don't wanna work any more!

So, now that I've learnt that you are self funded, and don't have to go to work, that explains how you get sooooooo much time to make all those wonderful gifs!

Cheers

Slave Wolf
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:06

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:06
ya know how Kurnell got it's name don't ya, Captain Cook name it after being frightened by the locals who lived there at the time, far Kur nell run for ya lives !!!!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:14

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:14
Baz...... that is just plain funny!!!!

Cheers

Laughing Wolf
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 06:36

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 06:36
Can only wonder what Captain Cook would have thought if he had arrived Friday night at the Rec club, the friendliest club in Sydney. Come on Baz admit it, your just jealous cause you don't live in "The Shire". Carolyn.
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Reply By: Magnus - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:08

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:08
Hi Tom,

We live Mansfield, near Carindale, on the South side of Brisbane, Aged 62 and 61. Retired, as planned for a long time, 5 years ago. Children are 42, 40 and 37. On our second 4x4 but had a long time on Motorcycles in betwee the two. Still ride and tow a camper behind the bike and the Tribute.

No long trips left that we want to do. Prefer to go one spot and camp

Cheers

Magnus
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:17

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:17
Hey, tow a camper behind the bike thats coooolll, camperoo is it. First time i seen a camper behind a bike was 81 long flat rally at Warchope northern NSW, amazed i was at the time.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Magnus - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:16

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:16
Baz,

Sorry it took so long to get back. This site was just so slow last night I gave up. (And I am on cable)

The trailer is not a Camperoo. This one is a Baker built trailer designed specifically for motorcycles to overcome all the shortcomings of the Camperoo.

Before that we had a cargo trailer behind the bike and took it tio SA twice. Even did the Great Ocean Road towing the trailer behind the bike.

Still have the Baker but now also a 7x4 on road camper for the Tribute.

Cheers

Magnus
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:27

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:27
Hey All,
My Name is Matt and I Drive a Pajero........I'm 29yo and am married to a wonderful Girl named Lia we have 2 Tin Lids Aidan (10) & Tyler (6) this is my First 4by and am absolutely Hooked on it....We live in Kinross Perth 5min North up the road from the ExplorOz Team in Hillary’s.......hey your right it does sound like AA!!!!!!
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:47

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:47
gday all, and wolfie. :)
name is rick,,,(from the home of the Great Sticker God.)
married to a lovely lady named Leanne, got three girls. 15(going on 25), 13(hoboy..going on 40), and a little 2and a half year old , just to round things out.
we live in the southern suburbs of perth....not to far as the crow fly's, from all those EO stickers.
introduced to the great 4by at the tender age of 7,,,a million acres as a backyard just had to be explored, been hooked ever since.

rick.
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:51

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:51
Hi Tom

We live in Brissy on the northside near Sandgate and we are both 44 here.
Have 3 kids, 2 boys aged 25 (married) & 23, a daughter 22 and a granddaughter to the eldest.
Have had 3 Toyotas over the past 25 years.
1. LandCrusier SWB (Petrol) for when the family was young.
2. Hilux Dual Cab (Diesel) for when the family was growing.
3. Hilux Extra Cab (Diesel) now for just us 2. (the 2 seats in the back for the Grandies)
Have always got out and about wherever possible.

Cya
Tripp'n
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Reply By: Member - John C (QLD) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 22:21

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 22:21
Tom
John & Kym
We are just getting back into it, both aged 40, no scribs.
Had the paddock basher Toyo trayback for years but it died 1995 and we stopped.
Bought the Landy last year and off we go again, can't believe we gave it up for so many years.
Live in Brissie northside.
Doing Stockton in Oct, Birdsville etc next winter.
Can't get enough.!

John C
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:15

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:15
Well I suppose I should chuck my 2 bobs worth in
My name is Allan and have been married to Jan for 43 years. Lovely Kids and their partners and fantastic Grandkids
Not withstanding all the landy's I drove in the Army, my first unit was a 4 runner and spent many a night out of the back of it on our travells. Had an 80 series till we clocked up 350K and now have the Challenger. Reckon I will be going back to a Toyo though Jan says its her turn to pick out the wagon.
Have done 3 circuits of this great land but there is heaps more we have to see. Oh and the whole family are fanatical Collingwood supporters
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 07:55

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 07:55
some people just oooze class Macca - Go Pies !..ahhahahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:17

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 22:17
The Pies are going, Going down hahahahaha
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Reply By: Moz - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:17

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:17
Hi Tom,

My name's Stephen (35) married to Tanya (33) with a 1 yr-old Samuel and a red cattle Zoe (4).

We live in Wavell Heights on Brisbane's northside.

Our first 4wd trip was in a rented Suzi on Fraser Is. on our honeymoon 6 1/2
years ago and we were hooked.

Shortly after we got a HJ75 troopy and toured north and south.

Swapped the troopy for a HJ60 last year and rebuilt the motor and added
some bits and pieces.

Planning a big trip soon just can't decide where to.

Cheers
Moz
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Reply By: mr diamond - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 00:17

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 00:17
gday wave.
fantastic question.
im jimmy a very young looking 36 and mrs diamond is an even younger looking 35.
we live in bendigo (central vic).
we have 4 kids 3 girls 3-10-14 and a young lad 13 sorry to you all but our kids are the best(most times)
im a mechanic and mrs diamond runs a kitchen in a service station.
we bought our patrol with the intention of a few little drives here and there we camped a lot with our falcon and always said if we had a 4wd we could go over there and ended up bying the patrol because we needed the seating instead of a 7 seater falcon/ commodore.
we now do a few trips with people from e/o during the year and a trip or to to qld.
if you want to know any more i will have to see your coppers badge lol
cheers
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 07:59

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 07:59
ok Mr. Diamond, your kids aren't bad I'll admit to that, but I"m a bit worried about the 13 year old, last time I saw him he was looking rather primate like lol

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:21

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:21
Allyn, 42, married to Helen & live in Port Hedland, WA
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Next trip - NFI but it'll be soon. Probably Rudall River NP
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Reply By: TassieDave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:28

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:28
G'day
I live just out of Hobart, I'm 33 married with the greatest little 2 year girl in the world, she already knows the different between a cruiser and a patrol. We have a 105 1hz cruiser. The best 4wd I've ever had, if only I had time to use it. We also have a jayco hawk camper, having only been in Tassie for 3yrs we are still exploring this great state, always finding great camping spots.

Dave
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Reply By: fatz - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:50

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:50
Hi Tom,
Mick is the name, live in Kings Langley, NSW. Western Sydney for those interstate. On my third 4WD started with a shorty Patrol and then bought an 80 series. Now have a hzj 105 cruiser.
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Reply By: Member - sparra - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:18

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:18
how ya goin tom,my names barry and i live at useless loop w.a. which is a salt harvesting operation near steep point ,the most westerly point of the mainland.i'm 51 years old[just].worked in the mines and oil exploration for years before i came here 3 years ago.this is my second toyota trayback,i love e'm.my favourite places are the great sandy desert and the kimberely and pilbara. have just returned from the great sandy,i placed EO sticker on drum at windy corner and turnoff to midway well on tallawana track. cheers and beers sparra.
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Reply By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 11:36

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 11:36
Brett . 39 yo, married to a pom and living in Mackay Qld. Had 47 series troopy from 81 (I think) to 89 and a 75 series troopy since then. Took two years off work in 2001/2002 to travel Australia and only made it half way around and back the same way( No Barra South of Carnarvon LOL). Did 55000km though on that trip.

Drive a Hilux TD as a company car working in the Mackay and Bowen Basin coal fields area.

Looking to upgrade the troopy but can't make up my bloody mind on which one to buy as a replacement.
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 14:04

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 14:04
2 years and only half way! Jeez, we plan 1 year for the entire bloody thing. Heading sth. from Syd. down to Vic-Tas-S.A. then back up to the Cape(I know but ya gotta follow the weather) then across the top and back down nthwest W.A.(which if I had my way we'd spend 11 out of 12mths doing.........SURF). to Perth.
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 14:05

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 14:05
Oh yeah, and upgrade to a 78 series. I just got mine lifted and....well what can I say, my Girlfriends jealous!
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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 15:03

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 15:03
Cairns to Exmouth and then to Mackay = 2 years. We were getting too cold at night while we were in Exmouth so we went north again.
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Follow Up By: waveslave - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 16:24

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 16:24
What a trip! Did you take th boat. We're going to the boat show tomorrow, but I'm leaving my wallet behind! I imagine i'll end up getting a little inflatable, just to muck about in and have a fish. I think it's essential.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 09:59

Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 09:59
The pic on below is exactly how we travelled. I don't know about an inflatable up north. The lizards have teeth up there.

Yes it was a fantastic trip. My advice is to set yourself lots of time and don't stick to a timetable.. Stay in places for a minimum of a week, even if you don't like the place at first and you will find most places have a lot to offer when you have spent a bit of time there.
Be self sufficent and remember that you can only spend your money if you are near a shop.
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Reply By: Member - Mick S (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:52

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 13:52
Hi.
Mick & Joan. Late 50's. 6 kids,8 grandkids. Bought HJ 61 Cruiser & 24' van as a package 12 months ago. Only had time for a couple of trips but putting final touches on plans to spend a year or so (longer if we find work) touring.
Just this morning learned that one more piece of the jigsaw has fallen into place so should be free to go early September.
Mick
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:28

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:28
Gday
haven,t been here for a while, i am 37 & have owned 4 4wds live in perth & have been 4wheeln for about 20 odd years
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