info from well 33 north

we will be travelling north from well 33 csr in july and have heard the track is very narrow. don't mind getting a few scratches on the prado, however, can anyone report how bad it is ? thankyou
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:06

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:06
OWT

Reading through my notes of 1994 I see that I was doing 80kmh to stay on top of the corrugations one my way to Well 33 from the north :-)

Can't recall the track being that overgrown. Mainly Spinifex clumps on the side of the track. It is a two wheel track after all, not a 2 lane road!

Go here to have a read of our adventure.


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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:20

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:20
You will get a few scratches, but that is the least of your worries. The Canning this year was as badly corrugated as I have seen any track ever. There were many damage vehicles. I recommend you add about 4 days to your planned schedule and travel very very slowly over the corrugated sections as it is now impossible to travel fast over them. Around well 33 is very bad.

I broke the chassis on my Patrol this year at Well 48, but the trouble started at well 18. I am recommending people drag tyres or branches or something behind the lead vehicle to reduce corrugations, we did, and it made a big differnce in much of the country we crossed after I broke the chassis.

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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:29

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:29
Only went part of the way up to well 35 from 33 last year and width of track was least of our worries. In fact there are two sets of wheel tracks for much of the way from 34 to 35, I presume that when people decide one lane is too corrugated they can try the other ... bad news is they are both shockers ...
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Follow Up By: x - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:19

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:19
In a display of forward thinking Toyota fit a tyre under the car for that very reason
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:41

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:41
Toyota are short one tyre, you need two, and be blowed if I would do that to a good wheel and tyre. There are plenty dead carcasses along the Canning, no need to ruin a good wheel and tyre.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:51

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:51
No need to scratch the Prado. Put on a coat of Autoskin or Scratch-Pro and that will then be the least of your worries. Like Willem, I have recently posted blogs on this site for the Canning from Billiluna down to Well 33. Have a look HERE.

The corrugations anywhere south of 34 are certainly soul and vehicle destroying.
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:56

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 20:56
and north of 34 now
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Follow Up By: Member - one way ticket (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 22:20

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 22:20
bloody great idea, thanks very much
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:00

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:00
I have used both products depending on what was available at the time. Can swear to the effectiveness of both. Autoskin didn't have a Victorian distributer last year (2008) so I ended up getting a tin of scratch prop from TJM Mega Store in Geelong. Only managed time for one coat this year but it performed exceptionally well on 7,000 km of rough and off road travel. No scratches at all where it was applied. Only wish it would stop dents...Ha Ha.

Cheers Mick
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Reply By: Member - one way ticket (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 22:21

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 22:21
thanks to all replies, every bit of info counts
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