New arrival

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:42
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Well there has been a new arrival in the household............... weight 2.3t, length 5mt :-)



Cute isn't she/he - haven't looked :-)

Sibling rivalry has already started with Dorothy (the Disco) having to give up her room.

Now we just need a name.
John

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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:51

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:51
Looks like you exercised some good judgement here. Congratulations!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:02

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:02
Cheers Luxoluk
looking fwd to putting on the miles.
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Reply By: Stoo - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:03

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:03
Nice!, 1HD-FTE I take it?
Stu

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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:47

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:47
Wasn't easy to find one, but yes Stu.
60K on the clock.
You've actually got to take it steady, the thing really gets up and goes.
Definitely a different diesel smell to the Disco. Bloody terrible headlights, been spoilt with the old car.
With the Kaymar carrier I've already dented the big barn door opening it, thinking the wheel was attached to it - habit from the Disco.
John
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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:48

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:48
Well done and congratulations - I see it is a boy ....At least it looks like something hanging out of the front by the pic!!

I hope he grows up to be a good reliable lad - better than my cousin Nissan...that is...

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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:06

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:06
Yeah I agree it's a boy even though the Boss is calling him a she all the time......."isn't she big".... isn't she high"......

How's 'Ted' the Troopy or Edward (E Bear) when he fails to proceed.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:34

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:34
But it's not dirty yet.

How about Timothy Troopy or TT for short.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 18:14

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 18:14
Just went out and threw some of that instant mud you can buy off ebay over her. ;-)

Will get dirty soon enough. Just gotta get used to something twice the size.
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Reply By: D-Jack - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 23:09

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 23:09
Congratulations John she's beautiful. I say 'she' because I thought all real 4wds were female. Sound a bit silly someone saying 'He's a beauty'

I guess you've got all those sleepless nights to look forward to, you know staying up all hours fitting the accessories, changing the oil, or just sitting in it dreaming of future trips.

Sounds like you're after suggestions for names. I think she looks like a Tess.

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 23:21

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 23:21
Damm you're right.........

OK it's a girl.....

They can be trouble
:-)

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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 02:58

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 02:58
Damn Chapth,

I with you lot would get a life!

How do you know we "fellas" would not be what you think we could be... The cheek of you all. No thankth to you - I could be the beth twoopy in the world... Jutht arthk the Nissus.

You should thee my towbar... not to menthon my exthorth pipe.... or my wack or my big wheelth...... or my winth... and you should see my exthorth bockth too...or my wethenaiter...

Queer isn't it ?

I would ask myself - did I do the right thing?
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:10

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:10
What about Thomasena or Theodora - then you've got six to one or half a dozen of the other (as my parents annoyingly would say). My mother's middle name is Bruce. So it doesn't really matter these days. Remember about the bloke named Sur?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:26

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:26
Hi Ruth
I swear to god women must have some secret invisible alien communication between each other we blokes will never know about.

They're the exact two names the missus has suggested. Now I'm stuffed.

She's having a field day yelling from the kitchen. "SEE I TOLD YOU"

LOL
:)

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:38

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 09:38
You've cracked me up. Thomasena is really my mother-in-law and she's the BEST.
Anyway, GREAT MINDS think alike.
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 10:03

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 10:03
Ozdyssey,
Now all you have to do is get a sticker for the back of the cruiser with the words "Disco recovery point" and an arrow pointing to the tow bar.
(All right get one for the disco saying the opposite, just so as to not arouse disco fans ire.) LOL.
Cheers,
bros.
PS, = Daisy diesel?
Work is the curse of the down and out bludger.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 14:47

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 14:47
Nah....
Stir up the Nissan lads.

"Attach Buggered Nissan Here....>>>"

I must say the Disco never gave any trouble and was a very comfortable ride. It was the last of the D2's and I think 10yrs+ to get the model 99% right was long enough. She was a fatihful old girl but she won't handle the treatment the Troopy's going to get and getting parts or finding someone who could fix it in the middle of the Never Never was the reason for the change.
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Follow Up By: Wisey (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:46

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:46
Sticker...

"Yes I do own this Toyota and no I won't tow your Nissan" :P
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 17:12

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 17:12
Hello John,
Got the "birth" notice on TroopyOz too.
Looks the goods,
Is yours a 5 seater RV? I've not long unloaded the 105 and am looking for one of the RV 5 seater variety. You're right, rare as rocking horse remnants.

Anything that floats or rolls is female, how do I know? Mate of my Dad's is an old Scottish merchant mariner (specialises in square riggers), Bill tells it this way,

When your at home you've got to work with the idiosyncrasies of the women folk or your life is hell ! (Sound familiar?)
When your at sea you've got to work with the idiosyncrasies of the ship or your life is hell.

Now,
When your in the bush you've ........ you get the picture,

Best of travels,
Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 18:09

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 18:09
G'day Geoff
No it was originally a 11 seater now 2.

>> When your at home you've got to work with the idiosyncrasies of the women folk or your life is hell ! >>

So true but the boss is constantly telling me to "go stand in the bathroom and take a good hard look in the mirror."
I still can't 'see' what she means ;-)

I noticed a little magnet on the fridge when I got home one day.
"When I married Mr Right I didn't know his first name was Always."
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Reply By: Axle - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:22

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:22
Hi John.
Understand your statement in regard to getting service or parts in the never neverfor disco ( defender driver myself) but hows the power down low compare between the two motors?
Cheers Axle
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 21:26

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 21:26
G'day Axle
Funny you should mention that. Threw the trailer (1.2t) on today and went for a short test drive. The Disco use to find it a tad difficult to get momentum up and then was OK. The Troopy had no hint of labouring and you could easily forget the trailer was there. Marked difference overall.
Pulling up was more confident also.
John
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Reply By: Redback - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 07:39

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 07:39
How about Traitor the Troopie, and a moment of silence for Dorothy the devistated Disco ;-))

Turncoat

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 09:12

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 09:12
ROFLMAO....

Hey Baz
Yes, I was waiting for that.
I will miss the old girl when she goes though, especially the luxury of full time 4wd and shift on the fly.

Ah well at least I can say I did own a real 4wd once. :)

John

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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 11:56

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 11:56
Mate good luck with the new beast, hope she serves you well, they are a good unit.

Baz.
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