If you won loto an had $$$$ to spend

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If you won loto and could buy any 4x4 you wanted what would it be and what extras would you have added (no I havent) ???Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 20:59
Good day peter... hope all is well...

A t/diesel twin cab defender with all the normal recovery stuff...
but not too sure what i would have for the other six days of the week....

Regards........._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:10
how ya going Voxson , the answer to your 6 day problem is easy ...HEAD BUSH...Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:12

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:12
yeah mate.. heading bush really soon but from what i am reading i may need to allow another week from traffic jams......._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:51
You should come to WA you can drive for miles and never see another person ..off in 6 weeks heading north and inland approx 4000km of no one cant waitBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:47

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:47
I'd go the same way as Voxon but drop in a 6.5 litre TD Chev and set the truck up in a similar manner to the one the folks at Boiling Billy have done.Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:13

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:13
new GU with either

Worked TD42 with Hiflowed Turbo and D&F Racing custom Intercooler
Worked Chev V8 Turbo Diesel 6.5ltr with Same intercooler Eihter with Titanium 3.5inch exhaust

Rockhopper low range, 4 or 5 inch lift Konis, or Bilsteins with external valving, King springs or Dobinson, A Frame rear, 5 link front, Air lockers,

Snorkel, Towbar, Rear storage, Cargo barrier, FULL roll cage, Endless air, with outlets on each corner of car, GME 3200, and HF of some form, Alpine Car system, 4xlightforce 240s and bulllight for reversing light, Kaymar dual wheel carrier, Long Range Tank, Dual Batteries, stainless water tank, 40 ltr engel, ARB winch bar with siderails, and 8000 high mount, Rock sliders under car, and SAAS seats and Steering wheel with Klaxon horn (anyone know where to get one anyway of good quality?)

4 sets of wheels with Q78 Swampers on one, 35in Centipedes on nutha, 35 Coopers ST's for road, and ... Not sure about the other ones, maybe the new Mudzillas...

Fully Engineered, and registered, and MINE...

Thats her car, then theres mine >8 - )~

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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:15
and i'll ave half...._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:55

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:55
Truckster would love to be your tyre supplier woulnt have to win lotto LOLBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 19:11

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 19:11
Can you be more spisific (detailed) (I cant spell) Truckster!!!!!
I like someone who knows what they want unlike the blokes at work (if I won lotto Cr#p)Around Oz 06/2004
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Follow Up By: Steve from Offroad Shop - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 12:47

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 12:47
Worst part is that sounds a lot like my tyres in the back yard :0

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 09:16

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 09:16
Listen here Steve, I'll come and grab the swampers and bring them here ok? Call me bout them.
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Reply By: Member - Rick - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:23

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:23
Geez, Peter,

Fantasy land IS real!

here goes:

GU 4.2 turbo,
2 " h/duty lift, with Konis
return to centre steering damper
long range fuel tanks
stainless steel 60 litre water tank
quality CD player - has to be better than standard issue player
window tinting
Lightforce 240 spotties
replacement headlight globes & wiring loom to suit above etc
Steel Bull bar
Ox hydraulic winch
unifilter air filter
snorkel
Black Widow drawers- no fridge slide
Kaymar rear step with second swing away tyre & rear light
ARB roofrack
GPS latest model Garmin or similar
Cooper tyres
Lambswool seat covers
trip computer
under bonnett air comp.
deep cycle battery with the works
remote power pack for camp lights similar to Blue Apple/Waeco
50 L Waeco fridge on seperate slide
GME remote head UHF
cargo barrier

not that I have ever thought of this.................................................muchRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:34

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:34
Evening All,

80 series tojo with 100 series running gear
1HDT-FE engine, 3" stainless exhaust and puncture proof tyres. Champagne metallic in colour.

then for weekends, SUBARU WRX STi either blue or white

and finally, to relive my youth, a 79 series tojo ute with intercooled turbo, 3" exhaust, and painted in original Buntine Roadways colours. Only old Territorians would understand the last dream.

Gotta have a dream...

Hooroo...

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Follow Up By: Member - Chris (W.A.) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 13:50

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 13:50
...and make sure the computer is placed where the 80 series ones are as the current 100 series computers are plagued with problems due to their location - water leaking into them.Gibb River in July.
Chris
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:45

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:45
4.8 litre supercharged, GU Patrol with 2.5 or 3" exhaust
4 " h/duty lift, with Konis
2" Body Lift
return to centre steering damper
long range fuel tank(s)
16x10 Mags with Swampers & 16x8's with Wrangler MTR's
MP3 CD player & stacker, amp for each set of speakers
Overhead Console
Satphone fitted
Rotronics RDC12m Battery Management system
Limo window tinting
Lightforce 240 spotties
replacement headlight globes & wiring loom to suit above etc
Checker Plate side steps
Steel Bull bar
Warn winch
unifilter air filter
snorkel
Storage drawers with fridge slide
Kaymar rear step with second swing away tyre & rear light
ARB roofrack
Black Duck seat covers
under bonnett air comp.
GME remote head UHF
VHF Radio
cargo barrier
and a little bit more as it appears on the shelf
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:57

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:57
Just to dream the dream makes you feel goodBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:24

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:24
Actually, makes me feel the other way!! What I cant afford :(
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:59

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 21:59
i would keep my gq.
but if i had a big win i would buy as many of toyota drivers a nissan so they would know how good it is to own a real 4wd.
ps im only kidding dont get mad lololollooking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:04

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:04
there is always one trouble maker in the group LOLBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:34

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:34
Peter[wa],
I have not won the lotto but am about to retire and sell up. I tried to import a mercedes sprinter4x4 but mercedes will not bring one in at any price and they wont support one as a private import nore will they allow any imformation about servicing to be seen by any non mb employed person. So up them, I am planing to get a TI and have it stretched 1 metre and fitted with a tdi motor with an extra alternator to run a bread making machine. extras will include split rims and 750 truck tyres, air suspension, stainless water tank, marine gps, extra fuel tank in the stretch and 2 spare wheels under the back where the original tank was. Eric.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:26

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:26
Did you mean one of these?

Thats what Google came up with, not being rude!!

Mean wheels
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:29

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:29
OOps here it is.

http://www.ecars.com.au/Mercedes/Vans/Sprinter.html

Looks like a Ford Transit Van like Aussie Post use.
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Reply By: Andrew - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 00:07

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 00:07
Lada Niva !!!

Then I could roll it off a cliff. lol
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Reply By: Jason (macca) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 06:55

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 06:55
Suzuki Sierra fully optioned !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: chopper - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 07:01

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 07:01
f250 with a wrangler in the back.
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:48

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:48
A new optioned up and fully kitted GU Patrol ST 4.2TD

and one of the new V8 AWD Holden, preferably a HSV variant

and a some other cheap "a to b" vehicle for going to the station and shops. But then again, depending on how much the win was, I'd be retired and have everything delivered anyway.

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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:55

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:55
peter
i would buy any thing as long as it had 4wd ,8 months with out a 4wd & still cant find what i need sarting to have withdrawals,but i think if money was no worry i might have a bash at designing & building my own.
regards Bruce
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:09

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:09
Funny, hubby and I talked about this recently and decided on the following:

At the risk of being boring...we'd stick with our current 4.5L petrol GU Patrol. We'd probably add air lockers, a snorkel, long range fuel tank, Glind or Twine shower unit and a Sat phone all of which we intend to do on an as needed basis anyway.

On the camper trailer we'd get an extra water tank installed, some built-in drawers and an electric water pump, again all of which we intend doing anyway.

A Lotto win would mean we could get it all done straight away, pay the house off, spread some $ around family and friends, invest the rest and head off on a permanent holiday around Oz. No point taking a brand new rig out bush to run up huge k's, scratches and whatever other punishment it's sure to cop.

Oh yeah, and when we got home I'd by a Jag for non-4WD days. I think hubby would get a Manaro. By then our GU would no doubt have seen better days so we'd be ready to upgrade the 4WD to whatever was best on the market.

:o) Melissa

Petrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 18:34

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 18:34
I,m with you Melissa ! My GU is near set up as i want it too , and i carnt see why id start again , but i think id buy one of them big moter homes with a large vehiclel trailer on the back , so as id have the luxury but still be able to go bush when i wanted .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 22:52

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 22:52
Errol I am sure that she who must be feared would say that you can always find something else for the true love of your life ,didnt you just order a laptop and oziexplorer ? and what was that you said about a new phone ???????????Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: tristjo - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:50

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:50
Gday folks,

Thought i'd share mine.

GQ SWB cut down to a ute.
4.8ltr motor out of a GU.
Supercharged, after it's been blueprinted, balanced and had a P & P
4" King springs, 2" body lift.
RS9000's with in car kit
Twin ARB airlockers.
Custom Alloy low cut winch bullbar
Custom Alloy cams spec twin tube rollbar.
Recaro seats, with race harness.
35" Baja Claws on 15" Chrome mags.
4 IPF spots on rollbar.
2 IPF spots on b/b
Warne 9000lb high mount winch
Rock hopper reduction gearset
Fully braced and strengthend diff & axle housings, steering gear, etc.
Rock slider style side bars, with custom designed rear slider bumper bar.
Custom paint job in black metallic, with vivid lightning strikes eminating from the Nissan badge on the bonnet lip.

That would be enough for starters.

Oh, and I would become best mates with all those nice police people around oz!!!!

aaaahhhh, I love these kinda questions!!!

Tristjo.

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Reply By: Member - Karl - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:44

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:44
I proberly spend the money on my 80 Series and do all the things to it that I just dream of now. But one thing I would certainly do is finish up here on the East Coast and move back home to the West - hang on I am doing that it December - I haven't won Lotto but just feels like it. Looking forward to getting home.
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Reply By: Member - David - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 13:21

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 13:21
I saw a mean 6wd Royal Air Force cab over unit (similar to the OKA) and with a full camper conversion it would be.....'I'm outa here'A bad days sailing sure beats a good day at work
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Reply By: ThePublican - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 16:10

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 16:10
Get a chopper and fly everywhere instead,,grey nomads are in ever increasing numbers and it wont be long before traffic lights are installed on every 2nd sand dune in the desert and bridges built on every watercourse up to the cape,:):):);).
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 16:36

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 16:36
Geez Publican, you paint a SAD picture.Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 16:48

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 16:48
are they making a 4x4 turbo 12 cylinder porsche with elle as a navigator????Richard
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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 18:18

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 18:18
Porsche is actually bringing out a 4x4,, as for Elle as a navigator methinks the lotto win would not cover her fees.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 17:24

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 17:24
All i wont now is a hf radio & the lotto win to afford time off to use what we have ,as car has everything else as you will see if you click on my rig. I have a very understanding bank manager, he understands i need money & i understand he want's a sh** load of money. Regards Bob
27th June Gulf trip
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 17:25

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 17:25
should be load of interestRegards Bob
27th June Gulf trip
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 18:41

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 18:41
Alli need is the LOTTO win .Check my GU out . I see you have 2 sets of KC driving lights , i dont see them on your 4b , can i have the spare set ?Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 19:33

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 19:33
Hi
I would get one of those tank recovery vehicles that are 8x8 does that qualify?
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 22:47

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 22:47
Dozer ,where the hell are you planing on going if you need one of those big buggers?????????Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 09:26

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 09:26
MMmm around Australia of course, first stop Cape york...
Ive seen they are pretty good in the mud, but wonder how good they would go on the corregations...wonder how it would go on the rocks- only one way to find out... might need a tank to pull it out though:-)
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 23:15

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 23:15
I think the rig that David saw might belong to the guy from the underground motel at The Ridge.
All of these dreams are the dreams that start revoultions.
For me, I'd like to build a big camp fire in the big beyond and pay the expenses of everyone here to come and join me, so we could all meet and share a yarn and talk of our dreams. And I'll buy the beers and put on the steaks. Good luck to you all.
Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 23:22

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 23:22
Cocka if its cold I will bring the port (by the barrel )Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Member - Richard- Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 14:50

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 14:50
You have posed an interesting question which I expected would have had a flood of arguements for the ‘Cruiser and Patrol. Instead I am amazed at the number of hybrids people would build. After reading your question I had a little dream myself and came up with one of three vehicles. All have to be turbo diesels and they are either the ‘Cruiser, Patrol or Rodeo. Last month 4x4 Australia magazine did a write up on the ARB Hilux. I discounted the Hilux because two people that have driven them a bit said if you did not have a bad back before you started you would by the time you finished. The ARB Hilux had all the things I would put on plus I would add a Glind shower, Black Widow draws and fridge slide, Cargo barrier, dual battery system with a couple of heavy wired outlets in the back, a good UHF radio and Sat phone aerial and connection and Recro seats. I would probable fit a Thule Polar 200 top box and a custom made rack beside it instead of the full rack system. Why the last two. Firstly the Thule is easier to pack and is dryer and more dust proof than a roof sack. The rack would be to carry spare fuel, gas bottle and tyre carcase. I think the Kaymac dual wheel carrier for the back would be another addition. The bottom line for all these things... over $15,000!
Never mind Cinderella, you may go to the ball .... one day.
Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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