Patroll Rollover and Split in half photos

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Hi All, My mate just rolled a current model patrol 4 times and hit a tree while doing 100 near Yark in Victoria. The vehicle was split in half and he survived with only a bump on the head. He fell asleep at the wheel at 10.00 at night. I have the photos and can send them to anyone if you put your e-mail adress in a reply. He is so so lucky to survive the accident. Both airbags went off and he didn't even get a scratch on his body. He is 6 foot 4 and a really solid guy. The front of the car was torn off at the firewall as you will see. His feet were not even sore. I reckon that this car would have to win a safety award for letting this guy survive the accidant. I will be looking at buying one for my family when upgrading in 2 years.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:42
Upload them to a Geocities account?
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:55

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:55
how ?
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:09

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:09
Everytime I go to geocities I get hit with damn windows poping up all the time. Is that normalHooroo
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:11

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:11
yes normal.

Andy, Register an account, then there is a FREE ting that you just click on buttons, and it does the stuff for you.

Failing that, mail them to me.

vfr750fv
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Reply By: Phil R - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:05

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:05
Your mates lucky to walk away from that one !!!, my mate would be interested to
see pics. He has one of those.

Phil

Phil.robinson9@bigpond.com.au
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:17

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:17
You should have them by now.
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Follow Up By: Phil R - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:39

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:39
Thanks Andy got the pics

Your mates a very lucky man to walk away with a few bumps, looks
like the transmission disintergrated as well.

Phil
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Reply By: Member - Chris- Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:31

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:31
Could you send them to cellis4@bigpond.com

Cheers!!!!
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:39

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:39
done
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:43

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:43
Please send to glennamarshall@iprimus.com.au

CheersJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:02

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:02
Just did it
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:19

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:19
I would certainly be buying a tattslotto ticket and sending the photos to Nissan with a big thankyou note. Very lucky to be alive, but were it not a 4wd I don't think your mate would be alive today.Just Do It!

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Reply By: Ferret - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:49

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:49
I'll have a look thanks.
Scott
decostsa@bp.com
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:02

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:02
Just dit it again
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:43

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:43
Scott,
Could you send me a copy to my bp account, thanksKeep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Tim - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:09

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:09
Yeah I'll have a look too thanks mate.
Tim

tjegan@kooee.com.au
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:31

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:31
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Reply By: The Crow - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:15

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:15
I have a new Gu3 3ltr St and would like to see the photos. email gjdixon@bigpond.net.au
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:32

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:32
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:17

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:17
gday andy.
ill also have a look please.
swingers@iprimus.com.aunew job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:34

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:34
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:28

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:28
I wouldn't mind seeing the pics mate...
chapples@primus.com.au
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:32

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:32
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:33
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Reply By: stillthinkinaboutit - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:40

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:40
Hi Andy,

I have a GU1, would like to see what happened !
Came very close to a big one last weekend, whooo, so close.
my email

markmc@vema.com.au

regards,
Mark

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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:47

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 18:47
On the way
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Reply By: Steve Mc - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:10

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:10
Hi Andy I,ll jump on the Bandwagon as Well.
Cheers Steve kames1@bigpond.com
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:28

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:28
done
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:12

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:12
Mail them to me, I'll put a page up on my site
www.gqpatrol.com

vfr750fv
at
yahoo
dot
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:28

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:28
on the way
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:12

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:12
is it up yet Truckster>?So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:16

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:16
And again mate I've got a GUIII and intersested in hoe it held up

dennissx2@aol.comKeep your powder dry
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:29

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:29
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:23

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:23
Thanks Andy,
Please send to
nsbc@bigpond.comJust made it, King Edward River
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:33

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:33
its in cyberspace
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Reply By: Nissan Man - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:37

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:37
Yeah I'd love to see them as I drive one them. kevjulie@bigpond.net.au
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:48

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:48
on the way
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Follow Up By: Nissan Man - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:51

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:51
Thanks, he is a very lucky man!
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:40

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:40
Yes please, I would like to have a look. william59@bigpond.comKeep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: andy - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:48

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 19:48
sent
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Reply By: Ed - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:04

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:04
G'day Andy,
Wouldn't mind a look at those myself...
edjan@bigpond.com
Thanks!!

Ed. C.
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Follow Up By: Ed - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:32

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:32
Man, that was quick!! .. Thanks again!
Thinkin' your mate may just about qualify for a new nickname....
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> LUCKY!!!

r/Ed. C.
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Reply By: Shannon - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:04

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:04
Worn out yet Andy.... anyway Can I please have a 'captin ccok' too:
shannonc@optusnet.com.au

Cheers
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:25

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:25
Me too !!!.....................sorry.

kev5@austarnet.com.au
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Reply By: Member - Gary - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:26

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:26
Andy - Another GU patrol owner. Love a look at the pics
gcwright@hotkey.net.au

Thanks GaryDead in the City - Alive in the Bush
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (SouthOz) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:40

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:40
me too please

ajhiscock@yahoo.com.auAndrew - 1999 GU ST 4.2Turbodiesel Wagon
Whyalla SouthOz

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/4wd_out_of_adelaide
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:48

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 20:48
Ok people...

you can see the car here.

http://truckster.offroad.au.com/shaggedgu.htm
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:22

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:22
Can't find it Truckster. Typed the URL in correctly as given but no show.Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:33

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:33
Whats it saying??

SHAGGED GU
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:54

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:54
Thanks Truckster. Geez do those GU's have a chassis or a moncoque body? Reminds me of the old Valiant Chargers and early model Mitsubishi's that used to split in to 2 pieces. Don't know what it says for the manufacture quality. Crumple zone yes...but complete dislocation.

I had a toy car like that when I was a kid in the dark ages. You could wind it up and aim for a wall and on impact it would break into about six pieces. Then you spent 10 minutes putting it all together again.Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Slammin - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 23:17

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 23:17
Nice Val, Willem.

VC? slant 6
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 07:59

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 07:59
Hi Slammin,

Yep it is a 1967 VC islant 6 in showroom condition with the original salesroom stickers still on the rear window and manufacturers paper stickers inside the engine bay. Only modification is that extractors have been fitted. Bought it on a whim and I am only the third owner and have owned it for about 18 months. Unfortunately I don't have a shed to park it in but it lives under a car cover under shadecloth pergola and I drive it as often as possible about once a week.Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: andy - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 13:30

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 13:30
Truckster thanks for setting up the link. I was getting a bit tired of sending the pics to so many people. Didn't think that the shots would be so popular. Whats the record for the longest question on this forum???
Cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 16:52

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 16:52
HA so it was staged just to get longest thread?

:P
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:17

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:17
I hate to see crashes and he's very lucky, but I've got to ask why is the vehicle in two pieces?? Can't see any sign of the chassis there - looks like it got cut like a knife. Is that a good thing or a bad thing??
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:22

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:22
3.0 or 4.2? if 4.2 how much for intercooler ?? also how much for bonnet scoop?
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Reply By: Darren - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:47
Would like to see.
dlhoward1@bigpond.com
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Reply By: Peter - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:53

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:53
newbits@iprimus.com.au
Thanks for sharing the pic's, I'm glad your mate is O.K.
Regards,
Peter.
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:58

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:58
ditto
bruce@budgetsigns.biz
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:12

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:12
love a look phewitson@westnet.com.auBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Member - Rick - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:25

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:25
all i can say is "ouch".
thank god your mate walked away..
but what was he doin at that time of night to fall asleep at the wheel?????

rick
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:34

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 22:34
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SHAGGED GU

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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 23:19

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 23:19
I'd be asking Nissan why it fell in half, really the damage to the rest of the GU isn't really that bad, like someone else said about crumple zones but are Nissans made to break apart like an F1 racecar in an impact to dissapate the forces.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 16:54

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 16:54
I think hitting a tree at 100kph usually cuts cars in 1/2, specially if at the right angle, adn on its side, if tree hit base of Windscreen area would have been like a hot knife thru butter.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 01:08

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 01:08
pity about the car was he a skier too or just a driver .
I have seen this car a few times b4.
I know plenty of people who drive hour to ski and leave it till the last minute to head home after skiing and get very tired taking big risks going home .
I would not like to see anyone get hurt on the road (seen enough ) BUT THEY HAVE TO REALISE THAT THEY CAN ALSO HARM OR KILL OTHERS.

Glad your friend is ok though1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 08:20

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 08:20
I don't think we can conclude much about the safety features of the Nissan from these photos or from the fact that the occupant survived. I am assuming there was a lateral shearing force applied in the region of the firewall which caused the separation. He was lucky the tree didn't hit the car a bit further back.
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Follow Up By: Old Jack - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 15:29

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 15:29
Bob,
couldn't agree more about you comment about the safety of the truck, some people might not like to know that the reality is that had they been driving a Normal modern car rather than the truck the roll over would have probably not occured in the first place(simply lower centre of gravity to start with dramatically lowers the risk of roll over) still would have run off the road while still asleep & hit something anyway. interesting the two air bags went off, most cars will only fire an air bag in front of an occupied seat. I wonder was there a passenger ?

With the constant advertisements about driving while tired (which happens anytime of day) why do people still do it? I't like drink driving. people still don't get that the 1-3000kgs of metal they drive doesn't know how to drive it's self if they are not in control.

I hope the guy driving bought a lottry ticket & has had his sleep paterns checked.....
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Reply By: Hughesy - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 08:29

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 08:29
Make me number 100347658 to have a look please mate.
jason_hzj75@hotmail.com

Cheers,
Hughesy
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 11:29

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 11:29
Glad to hear your mates OK but I hope he's learned his lesson about driving whilst tired. He should be thanking his lucky stars his tiredness didn't get anyone else hurt too. We got run off the road several years ago by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel and I tell you I thought we were dead! When you see accidents and head-ons on dead straight, nice wide roads and wonder how on earth it could happen 9 times out of 10 its a tired driver at fault.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: colin - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 11:57

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 11:57
kiwicol@austarnet.com.au thanks Andy. Col
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Reply By: BJ42turbo - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:56

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:56
Me too please
05brocky@tpg.com.au
Good to hear your mates ok unlike so many who have had accidents on that road. I still get nervous driving that way when heading to high country with so crosses and flowers on the side of the road betweem Yarra Glen and Mansfield.........Dazz
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Reply By: fj45ute - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 13:08

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 13:08
me as well

matt@bookshop.jcu.edu.au
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Reply By: andy - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 13:19

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 13:19
If anyone else wants a look then please click on Trucksters Blue Link above. It is a bit esier than me sending it to a thousand people. I didn't realise that teh response for the shots would be so popular. I wish that I had something that popular to sell then I may be rich. Thats got me thinking. Anyone want a couple of boys? They will be real cheap to a good home (Toyota owner obviously).

If the link doesn't work then go to: http://truckster.offroad.au.com/shaggedgu.htm
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Reply By: charlie - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 17:42

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 17:42
Wouldn't mind having a look sounds pretty scarry.

Cheers

charles_noble@hotmail.com
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Follow Up By: charlie - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 17:43

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 17:43
Ill click the blue link instead cheers
charlie
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Reply By: Chris (W.A.) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 20:15

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 20:15
Cheers Andy,
Address is cjones@westnet.com.auGibb River in July.
Chris
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Reply By: redman - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 21:35

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 21:35
your mate is very lucky i have a gu and now feel a hole lot safer.
redman76@bigpond.com thanks
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Reply By: B.P.L. - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 22:14

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 22:14
If you still can be bothered (very interested)

bdlavis@bigpond.com
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Reply By: Member - David- Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 22:21

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 22:21
Love to see them. Thought about sending them to any of the 4 x 4 mags
millscolq@bigpond
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Reply By: d.b. - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 23:16

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 23:16
dbarwis1@ford.com
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Reply By: Mark from Getaway Portable Refrigerator Hire - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 14:33

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 14:33
It would be a hell of a lot easier if everyone got Truckster's message ......Hit the blue message that he has sent and you will get the pictures. Regards Mark
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Reply By: Member - Scotti - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 02:36

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 02:36
If I was your mate I would have gone straight to lotto retailer.

Glad to he is ok and lucky no other cars in firing line.Gregory Rock on the Murchison river, Kalbarri.
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