Bristle Stone Deflectors

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 09:36
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Hi All,

I am trying to track down a mob that sell stone deflectors made from bristle for the back of the 4wd to stop rocks from hitting the underside of the camper (the gal is chipping off).

I am certain I have seen an add for them in one of the 4WD Action mags but have gone through several issues with no luck. I have also tried Googling again without luck.

Has anyone heard of or seen them?

Cheers
David
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 09:51

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 09:51
I bought some of that from Truckline (in most States, I believe) and fitted as per the photo.

The mudflap needs a strengthening rib, say a strap of aluminium, to stop it from blowing upwards when driving.

But it still works OK. We call them "eyebrows".

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Follow Up By: Grungle - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:21

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:21
Hi Gone Bush,

Thats the idea (love the photo) but moreso to cover the area between the mudflaps and from the towbar to just above the ground. Might have to gove them a call to see if they do longer ones.

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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:49

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:49
David,
www.northcoach.com.au, I think what you are looking for is called a TowTector made by them, cheers unc.
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Follow Up By: Grungle - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:26

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:26
Hi Uncle,

Thats the one (though I didn't know it was a Yank product). I have emailed them for pricing so here's hoping it is not too dear.

Many thanks.

David
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Reply By: PradOz - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:34

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:34
not sure if this helps you get started:

stoneguards they have a couple ideas on how to make them

or look at this LINK and go down page until you find the heading Stoneguards

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Reply By: austastar - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 13:32

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 13:32
We have similar on local buses. No rocks on city roads, I thought they were only designed to reduce water spray, and they do this quite effectively.
My gut feeling is that rocks of significant size would pass right through them.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 20:05

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 20:05
I am with you, austastar as they fit them to trucks to reduce the spray, not stones
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Reply By: RV Powerstream P/L - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 13:53

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 13:53
Ive got the broom effect on my pantech trailer and its not cheap and its more a mud and spray deflector so I would agree that stones of size may not be deflected by it.

The cheapest way would be to get some one eight insertion rubber and cut it the depth you want then slit it up to make hanging stripsof say 25MM wide or wider and use a strip of aluminium to fasten it .

TYhat would definately do what you need at a better price.
Ian
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Reply By: Grungle - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:46

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:46
Thanks for the comments guys.

I am starting to steer away from the bristle because I want to stop the rocks completely so if there is going to be minimal reduction then I will just go for a rubber deflector as they are easy enough to make.

For informations sake, I have been quoted $510 for the longer bristle deflector (normal vehicles with minimal lifts are $450) to suit our GU Patrol from Northcoach for the TowTector.

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