Crusty181

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i say we both not using our new van tyres for another month or so.
Ha, Ill have to replace the new tyres because the rubber will go hard before we're allowed to cut loose.

I removed the factory Pedders shocks yesterday, they must have used King Kong Bundy at the Jayco factory to put them on. Bloody near impossible to get any leverage under van to coax the nuts off. There were so many golden opportunities to skin my knuckles, smash my head, bash myself in the face or pull a muscle .... managed to avoid the lot which was most unusual and that made me terrified to drive home.
 

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Ha, Ill have to replace the new tyres because the rubber will go hard before we're allowed to cut loose.

I removed the factory Pedders shocks yesterday, they must have used King Kong Bundy at the Jayco factory to put them on. Bloody near impossible to get any leverage under van to coax the nuts off. There were so many golden opportunities to skin my knuckles, smash my head, bash myself in the face or pull a muscle .... managed to avoid the lot which was most unusual and that made me terrified to drive home.
HAHA they attach the jtech units while the chassis is upside down, so plenty of leverage for them there.
 

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After a few hundred people (Andrews failed to inspire) went and partied on St Kilda Beach last week Andrews came out threatening to keep the remaining 4.999 million Melb population locked up till next year as some kind of bizarre guilt by association punishment and show of power. If history repeats itself, when Andrews locks up the rest of us (who werent at St Kilda Beach) till next year as a result, he won't punish nor issue a single fine to those that were at St Kilda Beach and caused the lockdown .... and there isnt a single Covid case resulting from any of it.

He's like a pathetic petulant (and dumb) schoolboy, stamping his feet. He cants lead to save himself, but becomes enraged when no-one follows. These idiots are so far our of their depth its breathtaking. The entire Govt is an incompetent basket case, the populous has had a gut full, we have no credible plan, he destroying the state and we are helpless to counteract any of it. Its like visiting your old nutty uncle in the asylum and they've lock the doors on you.

When it comes to predicting what this flog will do next, we've never had any map out or credible plan at any point, just a series of random and mutually exclusive restrictions and threats based on this flogs best guess ... its incredibly difficult to predict stupidity, so who knows what will happen next.

Like many politicians Andrews has never lived in the real world, and never had a real job. He's been a bureaucrat and politician his entire meaningless life. He has no credible qualifications or real skills of any sort. After reaching the incredibly lofty heights of an Arts Degree, he went straight into his first job as a office monkey in an electoral office in country Vic, and he's not seen sunlight or common sense or normal people since. And now he's by default in charge of this fiasco and we're depending on his limited skills and life experience to find the solution. Its like a game of Catch a Pikachu in Pokemon Go

The latest is the bandanas, socks, hankys, teatowels, undies etc etc used as masks are now OUT and prohibited. Now the only acceptable mask has to be an actual mask, and by actual mask I mean anything that is shaped like a mask such as a bandanas, socks, hankys, teatowels, undies etc etc cut into the shape of a mask.

I've completely given up all hope now
He's smarter than the average lefty, only took him seven years to do the arts degree.
 

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He's smarter than the average lefty, only took him seven years to do the arts degree.
Ha, yes I heard that yesterday on a Sky News report along with apparently still managing only a mediocre result. There's no excuse for that as he doesn't look like the bloke that was doing shots every night, smoking weed and chasing skirt either.

Being a dumb humble tradie all this higher edjamacation and learning'ness is a little lost on me, but isn't an Arts Degree just a means for dumb opinionated lazy lefties to avoid a real degree or getting an actual job ???
 

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Ha, yes I heard that yesterday on a Sky News report along with apparently still managing only a mediocre result. There's no excuse for that as he doesn't look like the bloke that was doing shots every night, smoking weed and chasing skirt either.

Being a dumb humble tradie all this higher edjamacation and learning'ness is a little lost on me, but isn't an Arts Degree just a means for dumb opinionated lazy lefties to avoid a real degree or getting an actual job ???
Yep, and scomo has just doubled the price for that degree and halved it for practical things like nursing.
 

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Ha, Ill have to replace the new tyres because the rubber will go hard before we're allowed to cut loose.

I removed the factory Pedders shocks yesterday, they must have used King Kong Bundy at the Jayco factory to put them on. Bloody near impossible to get any leverage under van to coax the nuts off. There were so many golden opportunities to skin my knuckles, smash my head, bash myself in the face or pull a muscle .... managed to avoid the lot which was most unusual and that made me terrified to drive
HAHA they attach the jtech units while the chassis is upside down, so plenty of leverage for them there.
 
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I now a long list of business that are useless. I'm left with a couple of contenders but waiting to get back to me after getting a little more accurate with the specs

I suspect you're hoping you wont need to worry about them too much for a while

Once I get the final replies I let you know which ones are cut the mustard
 

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After shuffling and moving the injector modules and re-routing some of the looms the dual battery tray went into a very tight spot in the Troopy last week. Today I finished off the installation fitting and wired up the DCDC charger. Ill pick up the battery tomorrow, and another job done. Note to the initiated, I discovered through the luck of no-one having $80 Redarc brackets in stock, ARB have their own branded brackets that fit very neatly to existing holes and OEM bolts for around $40. I didnt have any midi fuses, so Im using some blades until I can get some midis online where I don't have sell the car to pay for them

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The Step n Store caravan step I acquired has come in very handy as a stable work step for the slightly too high Troopy, even has a handy rubbish bin holder

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Great to see you using this free time you have, I would really get new rims though, they look like something on one of those Mazda shopping trolleys ................... and from someone who thinks changing rims is a lot of bling, thats saying a lot.... go to Solleys and get some black spray paint or maybe see @Bluey he'd some sitting around amongst the valiant spares.;);)
 

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Great to see you using this free time you have, I would really get new rims though, they look like something on one of those Mazda shopping trolleys ................... and from someone who thinks changing rims is a lot of bling, thats saying a lot.... go to Solleys and get some black spray paint or maybe see @Bluey he'd some sitting around amongst the valiant spares.;);)
I thought 33s were all the go for all your 20 year old mud bashing redneck .... no ???? The captive spare time is about to come to an end, and Im heading bush as soon as the gate opens
 

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I do agree @Drover new rims a must ive sent him plenty of pics but money bags isnt interested...... Arb dont make rims im sure if they did hed get them that cars full of ARB bling i think hes on the bord of directors now after the big spend
Most of the mums in the Woolies carpark really like your wheels and i agree, but im building more of a real 4x4. Youll be please to know ive sponsored more of your Eldee adventure by venturing into ARB on Wednesday and picking up more stuff.
 
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Then you will be needing split rims .....................................
.... and a crunch box, crank winder, wireless, colour fil'm and pork pie hat. Times have moved on (only slightly for 70)

I have the non-split ringed widow maker rims on the truck, and there's not too many tyre places that will touch them now. Even the Bridgestone truck tyre centre that has an inflation cage wouldn't touch them.
 
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Just found a real off road truck cheaper and more user friendly than any Toyota made, I asked him why the truck and he said with the van and family full time in the road it’s about the only choice left and cheaper than a 200 series even with all the accessories.
 

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Just found a real off road truck cheaper and more user friendly than any Toyota made, I asked him why the truck and he said with the van and family full time in the road it’s about the only choice left and cheaper than a 200 series even with all the accessories.
He's having a lend of you, you wont get one of them remotely close to a LC200 price. I had one on the short list ... then i drove one. No thanks.
 

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I get the ride in them, they are young and once the canopy is finished they will park the van and do some really remote camping he paid $130k for us so it’s cheaper than a Sahara once you as the GVM upgrade and visit ARB!!
 
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