Anyone going for a 4WD trip on Sun

Submitted: Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 22:46
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Hi Guys
I am interested in taking my GQ out for a bit of adventure with the girlfriend on Sunday in / around Melb.
If anyone is going on a easy/moderate drive I would love to tag along. As far as mods go my GQ SWB has a winch and a set of wide wheels, so anything which involves very deep water will be out !
I am still getting my feet wet with 4WDing so am not very experienced...but keen to learn ! Not scared of getting muddy though !
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 23:02

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 23:02
why not join us at Mt skene ?
1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 23:04

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 23:04
Would love to...where do we meet and what time ? What do I need to bring in the way of equipment ?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 23:25

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 23:25
read the thread called MT SKENE.

Everyone will need their own recovery gear.

Min:
2x rated Shackles
Snatch strap
Shovel

Also bring Lunch, thermos, and camera.
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:06

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:06
gday truckster.
where abouts would we meet in mansfield on sunday.
ill be there about 10.30 and ill see if toonfish is folling me up.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:48

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:48
Come into mansfield, nearly out the other end of the main street, Servo on right side of road, opposite the servo on main street, theres a cafe, coffee, and shiat b4 leaving. Nice and warm.

Parole still not totally granted, she gets 4 wisdom teeth out tomorrow, so depending how she is.. Or just leave her at home, and go!

:-)
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:53

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:53
gday truckster.
i think if your wife getting four teeth pulled it might be safer if you and the young one werent there.
safer all round.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:17

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:17
I agree :-o~~
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Reply By: mcboom - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 13:30

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 13:30
Where would you recommend I get the recovery gear from ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 14:46

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 14:46
Which part of Melbourne are you from???
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Reply By: mcboom - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 15:30

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 15:30
Mount Waverley....SE suburbs
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:50

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:50
yea know where you is,

Um.. Dont really know any 4b shops around there, only really know Dandenong and this way..

Any 4wd shop around you would have the gear. Ask for 2 RATED shackles, and 8000lb snatch strap at least.
bring shovel, and coffee and lunch etc.

Dont scrimp to save $2, get quality bleep first time. Its well worth the effort. Could be your life you save, or more importantly mine ... :)
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Reply By: mcboom - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:56

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 18:56
Could you give me an indication of cost...... Dandenong is close enough, which shop would you recommend in Dandenong ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:07

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:07
Try TJM in Seaford,
Alan is the man to talk to
Hartnett drive.
Seaford,
Tel - 03 9773 5573

Brawn 4x4
Colin is a good bloke
210 Cheltenham RD
Keysborough, Vic, 3173
Ph: 03 9798 8522
www.brawn4x4.com.au

ARB Sthn
Matt, or any of the blokes there
Address: Princes Hwy Dandenong
Phone: 9793 0002
www.arb.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 22:28

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 22:28
TJM 4WD Megastore
166 Princes Hwy (Melb side of Dandenong)
Dandenong
97921116Just Do It!

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Reply By: mcboom - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:09

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:09
Any ideas of $$'s ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:43

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:43
Shackles around $10-15ea

snatch straps $60-100 depending...
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:46

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 19:46
Thanks for all your help mate !
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:18

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:18
http://www.brawn4x4.com.au/straps.htm#Snatch%20Straps
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Reply By: mcboom - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:22

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:22
Cheers, they seem like good value. Any luck with finding the front passenger side mud flap in your parents shed ?? I will need to buy one before Sun, and my chances of finding a used one are not looking good :o(
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:58
Na mum flew to england today so was flat out getting lost going to airport, losing car and comin home.

tomorrow am should be ok ;)~
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 22:23
gday mcboom.
why not wait till after sunday before bying a new one.
you never know.
looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: mcboom - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 18:37

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 18:37
Truckster any luck with mudflap.....getting desparate now ! Also would a cable with a loop at each end suffice as a snatch strap ??
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 11:00

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 11:00
Ok, the mudflap, No go.

but ive been driving without right rear for 3 mths now! So dont panic, nothing will break, or get ya in poo.

With the snatch strap, you should get the real thing, if the wire breaks, it would be a nasty missile, but if you dont have one, there should be someone there with one that you could use.

Im not sure if Im going
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 00:17

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 00:17
a cable is fine for towing a short distance maybe but a snatch strap is needed for extraction as it uses a bungee effect to jolt the car from the bog .
trust me i know from experience .
too much stress on a cable where it joins on itself.
see ya sunday
cheers1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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