Greg got home

Submitted: Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 22:51
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I know we are following up posts on Murray Sunset on Willems Mally root post , but I just wanted to thank all who helped get Gregs car back on trhe road . Also to let you all know that he called to let me know he got the car home safely

Broke all the top ball joint bolts , ripped the bottom ball boint out . Ripped out the brake line & and the wheel ended up under the car held on by the tie rod end .

Thanks to some bolts from Glenn and Jim getting his hands dirty lol We managed to remove the CV shaft , re insirt the bottom ball , into it's socket , clamp off the brake line with vice grips and then zip tie the clamps to the chassis . Find afew bolts to re bolt the top ball goint up , he was able to limp the car home .

Move over Bush machanic's and make way for team EO
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 22:59

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 22:59
Hey, I like that Eric. TEAM EO. We have a new Group Name.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 23:09

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 23:09
Eric, What was he driving and what happened ?
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Reply By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:53

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:53
I thought you would be the last to ask that John lol . His Pajero of course , and what was he doing ? Getting it air born for all of us tro take photos lol
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:26

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:26
Ahhh that Greg, I did not know he was going.
That explains everything. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:46

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:46
John, Truckster and I were stopped about 30k's from the camp having lunch in the heat when Greg pulls up asking directions. He was blabbering about driving around in circles, how much fuel he'd used and stated that this is his first and last camping trip. Gotta say I felt rather sorry for him.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 14:36

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 14:36
Didn't happen to say who had given him the directions did he Ray?
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:32

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 15:32
Ok , you want to go on a trip , you leave home withought a map into a area you have never been to . You dont take enough fuel , or ask what fuel you will need . Yep , i guess you can blame everyone else for that lol
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 16:15

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 16:15
lol....hopefully he learnt a lesson and will prepare better next time...that's if is there is a next time. Even Truckster didn't follow the directions I gave him to Pink Lakes....he went sailing on north past Ouyen instead of turning west.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 16:28

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 16:28
I think after the initial shock , he recoverd and now understands what going bush and Desert means, he had a good time in the end and is looking forward to the next trip.

He is alway unprepaired for trip's and dosnt take advise well lol . So I let him go, so he can understand how important it is to ask questions so you can be prepaired .
From chatting with him today , I think he has gathered what outback is all about . Even though this wasnt really outback lol
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:49

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 09:49
He even said "this is my first time camping, and THE LAST"... after going through 150 ltrs of fuel lost... LOL..
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:14

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:14
Aahh thats good to hear. Was wondering about all those clunking noises under the Mrs Bushie. Sounds like you had an EO Mechanics Convention on the track.

You have kept the name of Bushmechanics high!!!!! LOL
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Reply By: sickpaj - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:54

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:54
OK enough small talk. I broke it, I'm gonna fix it & I'm gonna jump it higher next time.
Thanks to all for an enjoyable first ever camping experience. Got the WAECO on order for the next trip, looking forward to it.
Thank you Eric & the others for helping me get back on the road. Next time I'll bring a map & some spare parts (wheels, axles, engine etc.)
Waiting to see some of those photo's & that vid Eric.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:14

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:14
glad to hear ya made it safely home mate .
didnt see you on the way back .
what time did you roll into the driveway?
pics on my 4wdlinks page soon
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 00:12

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 23:14

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 23:14
Glad some karnts made it home....
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 07:51

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 07:51
so did you after a slight detour....

thanks for hosting the street party...hahahahahha....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 00:11

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 00:11
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