what is the most stupid thing you have ever seen done to a 4wd

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Last Saturday I was going into the car park of the local supermarket when a white Hilux king cab, lifted and with MT tyres cut me off and drove like a lunatic though the car park (giving us all a bad name etc but that’s another story).

Anyway, while looking at the 4by as it zipped passed I noticed it was covered in orange mud, all the body, all the wheels, all windows with the exception of the windscreen that had wiper marks etc. But something about it didn’t look quite right.

Anyway, I parked and was walking towards the entry to the supermarket when I saw the Hilux parked. I had a closer look while walking by and saw that the wheel arches, the inside of the tyres and the underneath of the ute were spotless, absolutely pristine clean. So this guy has bought some of the ebay mud that was for sale a while back and has covered his 4by in it to make it look like he has been 4x4ing.

This, I reckon is one of the most stupid things I have ever seen. I wish I had a digital camera with me. Just interested in what is the most stupid thing you have ever seen done to a 4wd.

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Reply By: BenSpoon - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:25

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:25
Saw a landcruiser 80 about a year back in Bayswater-
Low profiles on huge chromed mags, limo tint, huge spoiler on the roof, lowered so the tyres sat inside the guards, rice boy stickers up the side of it and one of those bloody stickers on the fuel cap to make it look like a touring car refiller... I guess they got the car more for its sporty looks and fuel economy rather than its offroad ability.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:57
There's a Prado, Jeep Cherokee, a Hilux SR5 and a 100 Series here in Newcastle all done up like that. Minus the spoiler and fuel cap sticker.
They're all black with chrome 20"ish wheels, low profile tyres, lowered and tinted to the extreme.

The clown in the Prado pulled up beside me at the lights a month or so ago, first time I'd seen it. I absolutey Pee'd myself laughing! Don't think he was overly impressed.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:39

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:39
How the new trooppy going Geoff?? No drama's? Michael.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:30

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:30
Going well mate, thanks for asking.
I'm at that stage where my plans for it are bigger than the availale bank balance!
Had a few runs on Stockton Beach disguised as fishing. Handles that easy.

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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:02

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:02
just because he dosn't like lifted cars dosn't make him stupid, just diffrent.
Everyone is entitled to there own tast in cars. I say good on him for been diffrent.
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Follow Up By: PradoBoy - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:53

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:53
I've seen a white Pajero NM in Brisbane done the same way. More money than sense...
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:28

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:28
Hmmm ....... 10 or 12 driving lights!
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:31

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:31
OK, I'll bite.

Tried to drive Skytrek all the way in 2WD.
Could have sworn I placed it in 4WD Low but it wasn't engaged when I attempted "The Hump"

!MPG:8!

Duh! One has to place the Auto shift stick in neutral before the 4WD selector will move from 4WD High, to 4WD Low range. So, I wasn't in either.

Embarrassed but wiser after the second attempt.
(My Mate in another similar model Jack had cruised over it without drama, so I knew it could be done)

That's as stupid as I've been though, honest!
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:05

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:05
Reminds me of one night i kept slipping with the Cruiser, sliding further & further down the paddock, and ended up walking home in the rain. I would have better luck in the morning when i could see where i was going. The children asked "were the hubs on?" Of course they were - i checked them that morning. Oops - i took it in for a wheel alignment during the day. They must have taken them off lock. End of problem. It was 15 year or so ago so i hope I've got wiser since.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:43

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:43
A Suzuki Vitara with bullbar+side rails , 6 driving lights ,designer mud ,and to top or actually bottom it off ,,20inch blindingly bright mags with 35 profile tyres.
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Reply By: equinox - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:45

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:45
I saw a reasonably new Patrol with a Landcruiser RV wheel cover.

Haha - Dream on I thought!!!

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Follow Up By: Laura B - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:03

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:03
was that in nowra - cos theres one going around here looking like that!!

the best ve seen is a vitara with 5 spotties on top , shiny new mags with low profile tyres ans looking lik it just came out of te bw work shop!! Had a sticker that said "i wish i was a real 4wd"......knew the girl through work - had never been on dirt road, or even left out in the rain!!
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:44

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:44
Nah - In Perth about a month ago

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Follow Up By: A.J - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:08

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:08
I've seen a "When I grow up, I wanna be a Kenworth" on a Pootroll.. . . . . . now that is funny! LOL
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:44

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:44
Recently seen an F250 Dual Cab at Winton Qld towing a type of houseboat thing but Ford had so much clearance a Labradore Dog could have run under it flat out and not hit it's head , also had dual shockies on each front suspension, I wondered if they carried a ladder so she could get in
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Follow Up By: Ted (Cairns) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 20:36

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 20:36
Seen them in the states and YES the guy had a small ladder (like those step on things about a foot high for the elderly lady!
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Follow Up By: Sarg - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:23
Dual front shocks is pretty much factory standard on F series 4x4 . My F150 has got them.
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Reply By: disco driver - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:13

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:13
Hi Grumpy and All,

Saw one of them "AWD crewman" thingies proudly wearing a sticker "Toyota Recovery Vehicle", Didn't have the required 4 poster Bullbar,Aerials x3, Driving lights above cab, Sports bar,or even a towbar of any sort. It was on the road near Denmark, heading east.

Would have been worth watching it try.

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Reply By: optimist - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:45
Probably running out of fuel 15 kms from town after a 300km return trip to Melbourne, in the dark of course, but happy ending, a well mannered SA in a new Ford took my son into town to get some fuel & then fun began to prime & start it but all ended OK!

Getting bogged to the chassis on a SA beach when selecting a spot to camp & fish.
Fortunately friend was a most energetic digger & after letting tyres down heaps able to reverse to camp site! Absorbed many hours of precious fishing time too!
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Follow Up By: AS/KS - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:01

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:01
Late model 4x4's lowered with 20inch wheels.

BLOODY RIDICULOUS

Or on the other end of the scale 4 x 4's with monster lift kits and massive tyres peeves me off.

My 2 cents worth!!!
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:19

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:19
Hahaha, been there done that.............

That's how I found out the tank in my car is a 60 litre and not 65 litre as the brochure said.....waited 1 1/2 hours for the NRMA, only to find out later there was a petrol station about 2 km from where I was stuck (1 km off the hwy though)...Dohhhhhhhhhh!!!!
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:08

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:08
Why is it ridiculous ? because you dont like it ? because some people have there own taste ?

Why not a coment of , not my cup of tea etc. That I can live with
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Follow Up By: AS/KS - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 16:20

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 16:20
ERR, sorry crawler
just my opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:55

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 16:55
I'll bite too...

Now I know it's not technically what's being asked but I think you'll all agree those deadset d!ckheads that get 2WD Hi-Lux's and drop them on thier nuts, massive wheels with low profile tyres, the clear tail lights and "custom" paintjobs are about the biggest tossers getting around!

Mate of mine has one and the rear suspension has been lowered so much that it rides on the bump stops - which makes it almost rigid. And he wonders why he comes close to losing it every time he goes around a corner!? :-S

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Follow Up By: boogyman - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 20:43

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 20:43
custom pait job... usually consists of panel damage and undercoat
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:12

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:12
Not 4x4 but the most amazing thing I've seen for years was an enlderly couple on the Monaro hwy, near Tuggeranong in a vintage & I mean very old as in open with wagon wheels about 1900 or so car towing a morris minor...Must have been an interesting rally...
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Reply By: Member - John R (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:21

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:21
Tyres with white lettering on the outside (free advertising) :-) I mean, who cares if you have XYZ SuperTurbo AT GrooveThings?

** Ducks and runs **

Err, I saw a Pajero with little LED lights in the side steps. Absolutely p!ssed myself!
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:31

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:31
IMHO it is probably more likley that after getting dirty in muddy area the guy has driven through water or in wet conditions along bitumen for a considerable distance - this will result in the clean underbelly/wheel arches etc you describe. It just seems more likely than someone actually throwing mud on their car. More importantly...who cares?
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:50

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:50
Believe it or not you can actually buy clingwrap like stuff with imitation dirt on it.
Each kit is custom made for the various models so that you don't have to get down and dirty, you just stick it on. It's claimed to stop scratches in the bush????
When you get home the neighbours will be impressed with your "Outback Adventure".
Me, I'd rather do the real thing.

As you say---who really gives a sh#t.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:08

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:08
Oh well - as long as they're having fun - pretty harmless (even if a bit silly) - in reallity no different to some people running 33" mt tyres around town (for example) - or me - I have an exploroz sticker on my RAV to make it look like Im a "serious" offroader:)
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:52

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:52
Back when I was a youth in Sydney there was a place on the North shore where you could get your 4by mud sprayer. They did a great job too, underbody, guards and everything. There was a write up (send up!) and photos in the NRMA mag.

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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:41

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 17:41
I once saw a 4x4 headed for the outback laden down with so much gear it could hardly move, generator, solar panels, various cooking devices, television, bread maker. All the junk wouldn't fit inside so the overflow was stacked on the roof. All my mates in their VL Commodores were laughing their heads off at this fat pig of a thing. It takes all kinds guys.
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:54

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:54
That will be me this weekend - except for the TV and bread maker. But we will have a bedourie, cobb and dreampot on board.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:05

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:05
I got talking to a fellow at bramwell junction standing next to his broken axe led land-cruiser.
I asked him how it happened he said he had 300lts of water and 300 lts of fuel on the tray plus enough crap for the rest of his life.
AS he said to me he wasn't silly coz he ain't paying top price for fuel in no out of the way place.

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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:25

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 21:25
I once saw a four wheeler actually go off road...That was a long time ago but!

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: cackles - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:33

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:33
Being in a mining area we have lot of 4WD's with all the safety gear and lights. Usually late model cruisers and patrols.

Best I've seen is a Terios with roof racks with a foot overhang each side with safety lights on the very ends of these racks, reminds me of shrek!

Cackles

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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:49

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:49
Toyota Troup carrier as follows

Riding on Split rims
6 Jerry cans stacked ALL ON THE LEFT side of the roof rack
On the front of the Bull bar was one of those huge storage boxes in a basket that bolted onto the Bulbar and in front of that a spare tyre

LMAO now do you think they could of found a more effective way to cut off the air flow to the radiator or make the thing any more unstable around corners.
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:30

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:30
Hiya Grumpy,

Are you sure this was not a vehicle used in a film or TV shoot of some sort? This would be the sort of thing some brainless director or producer would do. Rather than just drive the vehicle through a bog they would actually pay someone to dress the vehicle with just the right amount and colour of mud. I work in the TV industry and you would not believe some of the daft (and expensive) things they will do to achieve the right look.

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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:37

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:37
evening all
a few years agoup at gembrook close to the end of the day a bit tired (probably explains it)group of 5 4bs the 1 in question a suzuki going down hill gets stuck in deep ruts driver(friend) hops out gets back in all the men folk start pushing smoke pouring off clutch another friend yells have you got hand brake on no driver yells back we all push again with the same result smoke and all friend looks thru rear window and stops pushing and yells at driver "FOR %%%^%%^ SAKE LET THE HAND BRAKE OFF""

you tell me whose the bigger dills

steve
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Reply By: Member - Tim - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:30
While on Fraser a few years back we were sitting on the north side of Indian head having fun watching people get bogged when one of those hire troopies full of back packers got stuck. About eight of them pile out and four go to the front and four go to the back and all start pushing in opposite directions. Took them a while to work out why they weren't going anywhere.

Same place there was a small Suzuki got stuck and when the good looking girl in a bikini gets out suddenly about six guys appeared from nowhere to help. They were so fast I didn't even have time to move.

It's always fun to watch people get bogged up there or down at the track that goes across behind double island point. Some of the most modified fourbys race at it and stop dead and back out again about half a dozen times before they finally get through and then the guy in a very slightly modified one just idles up and straight through first time.

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Reply By: Joe King - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:37

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:37
"what is the most stupid thing you have ever seen done to a 4wd "
do you mean besides what they call "B&S utes"
rolling billboards for Wrangler/Bluedog with 8 trillion candle power bull lights on the front of the 5 poster with the mack trucks mudflaps hanging off it usually full of wanna-be ringers who have never seen a beast in real life any way...
they are the most useless looking P.O.S.... the 2WD utes (Commodore/falcon) look even worse.....
my bitch for the day......
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Follow Up By: Member - John R (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:56

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:56
Otherwise known as Bogan Buses, Joe :-)

Don't forget the mandatory sticker of the buffalo head with the really long horns either stuck on the back window or tailgate.

Cracks me up every time.
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Follow Up By: Joe King - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:09

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:09
Bogan Busses.... ha ha ha
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 00:32

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 00:32
Not a 4x4 one but was driving back from the Goldie a couple of years ago and there was a old ford with a old man driving it and a sheep...yes a sheep in the boot, the boot was not all the way down and sheep was strapped in there. That was one of the funniest things I have ever seen
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Follow Up By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:49

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 20:49
Troll,
you reminded me of years ago before kids. We had a 1936 chev car and the lamb, cat and dog, all black and white used to pile in with me to go and collect the mail. We sure were a sight for sore eyes.
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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 08:16

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 08:16
What a sad lot you all are sometimes . I someone dosnt like 4by's , is a tosser , if someone wants a 4by lowered is a wanker . if someone lifts it to high , he is a d/ head . Low riders are Tossers .

if you have a shovle on the back of your car , does it make you a hill billy ?

We seem to hang sh i t on people who don't like our sport/hobby . Yet when I meet most people outside our sport/ hobbie the always come up with a comment of , not my cup of tea , but good on you .

maby we could learn a little from these people
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 08:55

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 08:55
Yeah fair cop but it's not limited to users of this forum or 4WDers in general mate.

I'm quite passionate about Rugby and a mad keen Wallabies fanatic. As a result I think that anyone getting around in an All Blacks or Springboks Jersey is a tosser, a wanker and a d!ckhead. But no one pulls me up on that! Same as the occasisonal yota driver bagging out a trol driver just cause he likes Datsuns.

We're Aussies (mostly) and Aussies tend to hang sh*t on other people - usually done in good fun. That's just the way we are and it's also one of the things I love about this country - the fact that you can call a guy a d!ckhead cause he doesn't agree with you on something and no one really loses sleep over it!

My post above refered to owners of lowered 2WD hilux's - and (as stated in the post) one of said owners happens to be a good mate of mine. He's a top bloke and an even better mate but when the topic of conversation turns to his ute - I laugh and call him a wanker, then he'll usually have a go at me for being a redneck cause I like camping and 4WDing! No harm done.

I agree, each to thier own, and good on them for having different tastes, but as far as being a sad lot for also having our own particular taste in vehicles, and having a bit of fun, I think I'll have to disagree with you on that one mate! ;-)

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Follow Up By: Dave ....Adelaide - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:53

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:53
Hey Scoey

Dont go callin Dean Brogan from Port Power a bleep ...lol.....you'll cop a broken nose ........Cheers ...Dave
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:24

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:24
"Dont go callin Dean Brogan from Port Power a bleep ...lol.....you'll cop a broken nose"

What's that?
Isn't a Brogan something you flush?
Port Power? Why would I get an electricity bill from that lot!! I don't even live in Victoria!!

Go Scoey, Go the Wallabies. Roll on France 2007.

You've got to love being Australian, hang chit for the fun of it on the world.

Except for the Wallabies.

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