My 4x4's

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:09
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There is no moral to this story but here are all the 4x4's I have owned in sequence. The first one was bought in 1977. Prior to that I used to go bush in a Renault 1o and a 'Come-along-puller' to get me past difficult obstacles.

1976 Suzuki LJ 50 Soft Top
1977 Suzuki LJ 50 Soft Top
1977 Suzuki LJ 50 Hard Top
1978 Suzuki LJ 80 Hard Top
1978 Suzuki LJ 80 Ute
1980 Nissan MQ Diesel Wagon
1976 Suzuki LJ 50 Soft Top
1977 Ford F100 LWB 351
1982 Suzuki SJ 10 Hard Top
1971 Landrover/Holden 2 door
1976 Nissan Patrol G60 3 speed SWB
1958 Landrover Series 1 SWB
1976 Daihatsu F10 2 lt conversion
1978 Daihatsu F10
1986 Suzuki JX 5 speed 1.3 High Roof
1975 Suzuki LJ 80 Mud Racing vehicle
1987 Toyota Bundera 2.4lt
1975 Landrover LWB
1979 Toyota Landcruiser FJ 55
1978 Nissan Patrol G60 5 speed MWB

Seems to me I am still living with the 70's :-)

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:24

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:24
Me too, got the right day, got the wrong week, I get paid for just being a geek!

My list is paltry

87 Paj
91 Mav
2001 GU

Such is lifeSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: john - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:36

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:36
I am so interested in knowing that you have owned so many great 4wds. You must be a fund of information having had so much experience in off road travel. We are certainly very lucky to have people like you to call on when we need information. You have certainly done it the hard way too - you haven't exactly had any of the recognised good 4wds which gives all the more credit to you to have persisted with less than capable machines.
Good luck with your travels and feel free to ask for advice on here - there are many well informed and well equipped drivers on here who will gladly lend you a hand if you are looking at upgrading your vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 21:11

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 21:11
Dear John.................

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:16

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:16
What out there is as strong as G60? Most made past 1998 are plastic... Melt down a G60 and make 12 100 series...
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Follow Up By: john - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:34

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:34
Yes, Truckster (I guess your name says it all) and the DC3 is a far superior plane to the Boeing 747. Sorry Willem if I got more responses than you were obviously trying to elicit ... but I do have a way with words, in fact I'm quite a wordsmith.
One day I'll list all of the articles I've written and papers I've presented .....
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:47

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:47
Hey John,

I would love to see the list but don't post it here. Send it to my email address via my website www.kempen.id.au There you may read all the articles I have written and enlighten yourself a bit more.

Hey, some posts I make get varied responses and others are just ignored. So what. Forum posts can be compared with drugs....you don't have to read them.

Have a nice evening and take something to get your blood pressure down:-)

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: CirclingVulture - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:57

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:57
Wow......... John you remind me of my brother , and he is a real piece of work ! Must be hard finding a hat to fit around that melon of yours ('-
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:21

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:21
Heres a list of some of the bikes I've had, only ever had 3 cars!

Datto 1600 (180B SSS, Triples, cage, struts the works)
Rodeo Ute
GQ.

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Bikes.

XR75 (didnt everyone start on one!)
TY80 Yam
XT200 YAM
DR250 SUZ.
XT250 YAM
400WR HUSKY
VF750FD (83)
KATANA 750 (non pop up light)
SUZ GSX1100 SUZ
YZ250 (85,86,90)
YAM YZ490 YAM
ER185 SUZ
FZ750N YAM(one street and one race)
GPX750 Kawa
RZ250 (race)
RZ350 (race)
TZR250 YAM
TZ350A (74 Mod)
TT600N YAM(ended up as a 720)
TT250N YAM(ended up as a 280)
KTM350MXC (Ex 6 day bike)
RZ500 YAM
RGV250 SUZ
KR1S 250 KAWA
$HITBOX DUC 900SS (SS= Super bleep )
KTM250MXC (85,89)
VFR750FV (green) BEST OF THE LOT!
ATC185 Trike(in the shed now!)

Cant think at the moemnt!
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:33

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:33
Jeez...........thats a lot.

I think I only had 4 bikes and they were all littlies. With the last one I slide under a bus on a wet road in the main drag at Surfers and give the bikes away after that !!

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Slammin - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 23:37

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 23:37
The trike is probly the most dangerous of the lot, don't let Willem near it. I had one and all my mates that rode it hit the only tree in the paddock. Should of been on funniest home videos. The XT250 brings back memories. I rode an '82 from Cairns to Syd in 3 days, straight route thru Lightning R.
I've upgraded a bit now to the 640LC4 - KTM. The back wheel is still spinning at 160 on dirt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard- Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 23:11

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 23:11
Truckster,
as an ex datto 1600 rally driver i would love to know how you set up triples on a 180sss motor .(4 cyl 3 carbies???) BTW if nissan trucks were 1/2 as good as datsun cars I wouldnt be driving an 80 series lc.
go the datto
Howard
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 23:28

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 23:28
Triple S (SSS) I meant.. Banrock Stn strikes agian...

We bought it as an ex club car from Nowra in South NSW, was a good old jigger, but as time went on we found more and more about its history.... Rolled x times, bent diffs, then the photos came out... :(

BTW, if Yotas were 1/2 as good as Nissan they would hold their value...
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Reply By: UB.1 - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 23:51

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 23:51
What worries me about these long lists, apart from the self acclaim, is the possibility that so many changes of vehicle may be the result of accidents or poor maintenance.

If so does this mean the drivers are putting themselves and others at risk?

PS Most people who knock Ducaties bought a dud in the first place then either didn't realise or have enough nouse to fix and maintain them properly. There are still plenty of 25-30 year old Dukes running very reliably today. Say that about the average Kwaka, Honda, Yami, Suzi which were made in far greater numbers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:53

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:53
Hello UB.1,

Self acclaim is great. If you don't promote yourself who will??? But then on the other hand, these lists are anonymous.........

You mustn't worry so much..........its not good for your health.

I only wrecked one of my 4by's. Got cleaned up by a Commodore. At the scene of the accident there was a whole heap of rust and bog lying in the middle of the road:-)

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 23:52

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 23:52
MMmmm Cars and bikes
FB
HG
HR
EH (turned old enough to have a licence)
er185
VC val Safari wagon
gs850
77 Subaru 4wd wagon
z1000
XA GS
xl500s
XK 1962 wagon
xr500re
XY GS
GSX1100x
XY 351(loss of licence for a while)
86 TX3 Laser
it490k
84 forrunner
88 bj70
90 Corolla 4wd
82 fj60
88 hj60
86 Cressida
84 sigma
86 xf wagon
83 L300
90 fj80
94 fzj80
I might have missed a few:-)
wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:09

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:09
ok, if we're listing vehicles, and I'm sure John will find this incredibly interesting..this is a list of vehicles we have now, out the back and in the shed..

1925 Oldsmobile Tourer
1926 Oldsmobile Tourer
1927 Oldsmobile Tourer [restored]
1928 Oldsmobile
1929 Oldsmobile Roadster
1936 Oldsmobile Truck
1939 Oldsmobile Truck
HD Holden
HZ Prem Station Wagon x2
VH Commodore
1997 80 series Landcruiser
2003 BA XR8 Ute

and........

195? KL Lanz Bulldog Tractor.....

have pity on me boys.....:)

Lyn [Mrs. Al]1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

Corrugations...what are they?
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:17

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:17
Further to that...there are a several chassis, that Al thinks I've forgotten about...:)1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

Corrugations...what are they?
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:22

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:22
You missed one - Looked very much like a 1921 Olds in there yesterday!"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:27

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:27
Wombat...you won't believe this/....

as of 8pm last night 2 1926 Oldsmobiles are headed our way!!!..

"Lyn the raditor surround and cap are worth that money!!!"
1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:03

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:03
OMG the big fellas sick. Maybe you should start looking for an Oldsmobile rehabilitation centre so that you can him off them. A hard drug addiction would possibly be cheaper!"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:15

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:15
you're right!!!

if you know of a rehab centre let me know, I'll book myself in...1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

Corrugations...what are they?
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 09:49

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 09:49
Willem
Keep the posts coming. It is great to hear what others have been upto.
Have had lots of cars and bikes, no need to list em for me. Only ever owned two 4wd and still have em both. GQ & Suzi Vitara.

My first real outback trip was in 1977 in an HQ holden Monaro and we travelled around Oz for 5 months with 2 little kids. Great time and there was nowhere the number of tourists around then. You could travel all day on the main road and see no one.Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
Get out there & have a look
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 10:12

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 10:12
Hi Bigbear,

Yeah, if I had to list all my cars I would fill up the forum page.

I started my journeys in Australia in 1968. First Hitch-hiking everywhere and then by car. Did some memorable trips such as Darwin-Melbourne in a 1959 Beetle. A trip from Melbourne to Mt Isa in a Renault 10 in the wet and a similar trip from Katherine to Townsville in the days when there was still a lot of dirt road and alot of mud when it rains. When we went to the Kimberley in 1986 we saw 4 vehicles in two weeks.

I have spent most of my life travelling around Oz and other places and have had 104 vehicles. Not much money left but I would not change it for anything. I would do it all again if there was another life available:-)))
Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:08

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:08
Just an 80 series for me Willem.
Do it once - Do it right !!!
LOLNext Trek - Callawa Rd
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Reply By: haze - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 15:18

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 15:18
Love those old Lanz tractors, and if you dont declutch in time all those forward gears suddenly become reverses. And if listening to one start doesnt get the blood flowing, nothing nothing ever would. ( unless its dropping back two gears from a ton on a db34 gold star beeza) Come to think of the only decent bike mentioned was the "duke"
ps: My first effort at an "ATV" was a 49 Ford Prefect ute with 2 gearboxes in series .Low/ low was a ripper, and with big tyres and chains we saw a hell of a lot of the E. Gippsland high country. When she eventually capsized the motor was rescued, converted to run on power kero. and pushed a boat around the Gippsland lakes for years after.
haze
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