a 4wd is born just died

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 17:46
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Not sure about others here , but I have been following a show on discovery every Sat. morning , called a 4wd is born. After months of waiting , they finally take this vehicle off road. Mind you this is a pom show . The do a ramp test and the springs are miles from touching the chassis. And the big test. Off road they go . What a crock . I have seen better tracks in Gembrooks main roads lol . OHHH he says , lets try this 1 foot hill with no diff locks . Gee we made it . I must have over engineered the truck he says .

Lost me for ever . Ill stick to our own home made channel 31 from now on .

cheers all I have had my winge
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 18:31

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 18:31
Eric,
I hear you mate. Thank god the Poms didnt use the same engineer to build the Spitfire WW2 Masterpiece. Glad that one worked as well as it did. Guess some people just have nothing better to do with their time ay.

Angelo.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 19:08

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 19:08
Okay, here's where it got really exciting for a minute.....

I don't have pay TV, so I am not aware of the shows that air.

I have just been woken up, from an afternoon nap, and I'm sitting here reading this, whilst eating my tea, without wearing my glasses. Remember the part of not wearing glasses....

"Mind you this is a porn show......"

Well, I'm like reading, eating, and waking up REAL quick like, waiting to see what's gonna happen in this steamy 4wd story, and, like nuthin's happenin'.....

Oh, now I see ................ pom................

Life is sort of exciting when you cant see properly sometimes...............

Yeah, I know, I never had enough toys when I was a kid...........

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 20:49

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 20:49
Freudian Slip?
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Reply By: Exploder - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 20:22

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 20:22
A 4WD is bourn this wouldn’t be a follow on from another pommy show, A car is bourn would it?

Now a British show about 4Wding sorry to say you were just setting you self up for disappointment
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Reply By: Bilbo - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 22:37

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 22:37
Being of Pommie extraction myself, I often wonder how on earth the last days of the British Empire were built on the back of the Landrover. I was a mechanic on LRs about 30 years ago. They were "HOS". It was only when I came to "Oz" in 1974 that I knew what a real 4WD looked like.

I've often regarded my childhood in England as an accident of birth.

I also read recently that after a comprehensive survey, there is no spot in Engalnd that is further than 3 kms from a bitumen road!!

Ya gotta love those Poms ain't ya!!

Bilbo.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 18:14

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 18:14
Bilbo,
its the same here in Japan mate. There isnt anywhere you could drive a 4WD without chewing up some buggers rice paddy or mowing down shacks. Explains why they cant build decent vehicles too.
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 22:07

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 22:07
Bob,

As I don't know you that well, I'll assume that you're of U.K. extraction and you are taking the p*ss. ;)

Bilbo
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 04:09

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 04:09
I can't wait for the Dutch version of 4Wding then (if you've ever been to the Netherlads you know what I mean) LMAO. S'pose lots of mud would be good, but the country is flat as a pancake and 6' below sea level (except for a small area in the S/E of the country)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 20:00

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 20:00
was that the dude building up the landy stripped right down to chassis and new body etc??
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 22:05

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 22:05
yep
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:01

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:01
saw that one 12 mths ago when it was run for the first or 200th time on Hopetus..

I might be up for a run later this week to drop off yer charger that I own :( .. The foots still sore asbleepand in bandages etc..supposed to be off it for 2 weeks...

headin to Bentleigh on wed/day if your in the region... Lemme know.
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Reply By: old-plodder - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 14:03

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 14:03
Caught the show a week or so ago.
Take this 4wd to a paddock, i.e. at least a 100 metres from a decent dirt road and get it stuck in the mud. Not even up the axles as far as I could see. His mate got bogged trying to pull him out, so they had to walk to the local farm (2 to 3k?) to borrow a tractor!
These blokes wouldn't have a hope knowing what to do 100k plus from no where stuck in a dry creek crossing or on a sand dune.

And yes, I was england born, but have the paper to prove I am now aussie.
Visited my cousin on a farm and had a laugh telling some of the trips we do.
At least he is a pom with a sense of humour.
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Reply By: Baldrick - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 09:26

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 09:26
Hmmm,

I have the DVD of the series. I thought it was quite well done, although the guy is a bit of a tosser. What they end up with is a pretty good hybrid vehicle which lots of people in the UK have done in the past, awesome off road in the right hands but these guys are not experienced in that regard so their antics with the finished vehicle (which amount to about 5 minutes of the whole series) are really irrelevant.

Funny how ignorant Aussie tossers think that there's no good off roading to be had in the UK. It's actually quite a popular hobby and they do some extreme stuff but it mostly has to take place on private land as most of the public access unsealed roads are being restricted.

Anyway, the main point of my post is that I find the term 'pom' racially offensive and would appreciate it if people stopped using it.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 11:32

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 11:32
I find the term Aussie tossers racially offensive and would appreciate it if people stopped using it.

"awesome off road in the right hands"
LMAO!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 14:29

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 14:29
they donrt call australia the lucky country for nothing "Extreme stuff but it mostly takes place on private land" ROTFLMOA sounds about as good as the fishing
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 14:58

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 14:58
Wouldn't worry about it if I were you Baldrick. Objecting to something as little as being called a Pom will only get heaps of scorn poured upon you. I've been here 30 odd years (very odd!) and have got my licence papers to prove I've had my teeth drawn and brains taken out but still get called a Pom.
Who really cares?
Worry about things that matter as it's quite obvious there's not the opportunities over there to get off road as we do.
Let them have their fun on private land, (who cares if they've got different ideas to us) because if all those loonies went off road it'd be a bloody big mud hole after a couple of weeks.
Go and enjoy yourself before the greenies and public servants lock the whole place up!
And then we'll be in the same boat.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 18:00

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 18:00
Gday Rick , dont take offence to been called a pom , get use to it . I use to get offended at been called a wog , now I accept it and move on. Actually i refure to myself as a wog lol . I wasnt knocking the country , I know nothing of it , I do however hate the show now lol

Keep smiling
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