Rear bar for a gu patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 14:18
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G'day all, never used this before so lets see how we go. I'm wanting to put somthing on the rear of my patrol that will give me more strenth but i dont want to lose any clearance. I droped the rear end in a small rut and it popped out the lights and smashed some plastic from around the lights above the bumper. I,ve looked at the kaymar bar but thats a lot of kanga. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 15:33

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 15:33
That is extremely common with the GU popping the light out.

They will all be expensive, you wont find much cheaper, unless you make yourself.
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 19:44

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 19:44
Yep, ya only gotta fart near the GU rear lights and they hang for good measure, the Kaymar bar rules!

All the bestSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 12:16

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 12:16
Agree that the lights shake loose readily but this problem can be fixed by changing the original screws with ones of a sharper pitch that bite into the mount. Did mine in Bamaga two years ago and they haven't worked loose again.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:22

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:22
what dya mean a sharper pitch, i havent popped mine out but 3 GU's on a trip last yr all popped theirs with just a little knock on a rock.

If you use this method what happens when they get a belt?
So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:31

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:31
Hi Bonz, when you see a GU with the tail lights intact, i always wonder why?? regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:46

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:46
yer Michael, I lookat the lights and see beauracrats in a whirling dervish, silly buggers!So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 20:04

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 20:04
G'day Redman,
I've got the same problem. I've seen a bar on a GQ that looks the biz. It has a main tube of about 80mm diameter that goes straight acroos the back and turns forward at the corner to run under the cut-off panels (which are hidden under thiose big plastic side bits on the GU ) The tube goes forward to just behind the rear wheels and has a bracket back to the chassis. BULK strong and BULK clearance. I don't think it would be too hard to make but it's about third on the to- do list, 'sides I gotta get off my backside too pull apart the car for measuring etc. BTW It should be possible to mount tail lights inside the tube in roughly the same position as standard. The bar I saw had a HR tow reciever as well.
Where are you.
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Follow Up By: redman - Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 20:32

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003 at 20:32
thanks for the idea sounds good not much chance of me making any thing up but its somthing to work with. btw i'm from castlemaine vic
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 09:42

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 09:42
I have a Kamar rear bar on my 80 series and find it great, no worries about backing up in the scrub.
I find it has a slightly less departure angle but hey, you can't have every thing.

Pitty there so expencive !
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Follow Up By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 18:21

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 18:21
Just another thing Redman, The Kaymar bar has the towbar inside it so that clearance is improved unlike their toyata model. dunno why for, but its gotta be good.
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Reply By: stuart - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:26

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:26
sell it and buy a toyota
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:34

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:34
Hi Stuart, The guy only has a small problem with a tail light, he wouldn't want to swap it for BIGGER problems. regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:34

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 16:34
Hi Stuart, The guy only has a small problem with a tail light, he wouldn't want to swap it for BIGGER problems. regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:03

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:03
yer at least my spare isnt holed every time I want to use itSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: donc - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 21:42

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 21:42
Not sure if this of any help, but got a galvanised steel step off the rear of a GQ wagon in the shed, not sure if it would fit the GU. Came off my GQ and no longer require it. Its an ex-telstra item, very solid and if anything you gain ground clearnace. Has the holes for the bumper mounted rear lights in it and have the cable extensions to run the rear lights out to it. If you interested contact me and can send you further details.
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