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by Family_Dog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle

It scares me to think of the quality of service work being carried out on one's expensive pride & joy with people who do not know their ***** form their elbow. The dealers charge a fortune for a vehicle service but really seem to have very little knowledge of what they are meant to be doing. Glad yo...
by Family_Dog
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

This sounds to be a most interesting project...!

Pics-a-plenty are a definite requirement.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Repcom Communications
Topic: Multi-Function Power Pack
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Multi-Function Power Pack

Our source of supply for these units has sadly dried up now, but for the record, my unit is still going strong and it has started PraDog (3400cc V6) with no problems, the motor turns over fast. Mate of mine started his diesel-powered Unimog with one as well. This little unit has really impressed me!...
by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 58
Views: 907

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Hennie, I really think you should compile a booklet of all your trips. They make for gripping reading and one eagerly looks forward to the next chapter!!


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by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Prado Gearbox
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Prado Gearbox

Shot, Martin!


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by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Features of currently available Two-Way Radios, VHF/FM & 29M
Replies: 7
Views: 4102

Re: Features of currently available Two-Way Radios, VHF/FM & 29M

Kenwood TK-D740E DMR Mobile Radio reloaded. The Portable radio simply remains as a thumbnail, cannot load a proper pic.

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by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Features of currently available Two-Way Radios, VHF/FM & 29M
Replies: 7
Views: 4102

Re: Features of currently available Two-Way Radios, VHF/FM & 29M

In Lieu with other major two-way radio manufacturers, Kenwood is also phasing out the older Analog radios in favour of the modern Digital DMR radios. DMR - Digital Migration Radios - are capable of both Analog as well as Digital modes of operation, with Digital mode offering extended clarity over th...
by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 58
Views: 907

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Hi Hennie, been a while!

Now gooi!


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by Family_Dog
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Prado Gearbox
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Prado Gearbox

Geez, sorry to hear about this, Martin. Speak to JohanM, you might be able to salvage the gearbox from his old Prado from whoever has it now.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle

Was there a loss of power too? I'm suspecting might be a coil pack, HT plug cable or possibly semi-blocked injector, but the guys with more brain cells than I will surely reply soon.

Please keep us updated when you find the cause.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018

Congrats guys, may you go from strength to strength!


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by Family_Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Chances are the holes are there, can't see Toyota using different roof cabs for LHD & RHD models.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Powerbrakes special offer
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Powerbrakes special offer

Although advertised on the 4x4 Community Forum, I'm pretty sure they will oblige to this forum as well. https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/300116-Powerbrake-Promotion-Toyota-Hilux-Fortuner-FJ-Cruiser?p=3938795#post3938795 All I can say, this was the best move I ever made with Bulldo...
by Family_Dog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Looking forward to following your progress, Pieter! Think you will end up with a near-perfect combo and if anything probably even better fuel consumption - depending on the weight of your right foot, naturally :thumbup:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this yesterday!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Got this yesterday!!!

Shot Marnus, may the two of you enjoy a long and lasting relationship!


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by Family_Dog
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Simple AntiTheft Device
Replies: 120
Views: 6610

Re: Simple AntiTheft Device

This little device is worth its weight in gold! Simple, yet effective.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is this something to worry about
Replies: 26
Views: 1018

Re: Is this something to worry about

Ben, speak to the guys at 4x4 Direct in Cape Town. Hoppy's place was in the same complex, sure they can direct you.

Contact details for 4x4 Direct in the left side "Quick Links" of this forum.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this on Friday..
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Got this on Friday..

Very nice, congratulations!


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by Family_Dog
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: My new Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: My new Ride

Looks good, Johan, I'm sure you will love her/him/it!

Now you will have to start kitting her/him/it out all over again.


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by Family_Dog
Thu May 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Driver feet heater
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Driver feet heater

Presumably the ducting between the heater flow to the foot section is blocked or has worked loose somehow. Hope you do not find a rat's nest blocking it - that could develop squeaks as the babies are born! Perhaps chat to a panel beater or browse through the workshop manuals section on the forum, pe...
by Family_Dog
Mon May 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: 22R Alternator Not Charging

Apparently the diode has to be in the voltage sensor lead. I'm not au fait with car electrics but seems what people do is to remove the voltage sensor fuse and replace it with a diode, thereby gaining ±0.6v over & above the nominal voltage. Some people have put two diodes in thereby effecting a 1.2v...
by Family_Dog
Mon May 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: 22R Alternator Not Charging

Yep, if it was wired incorrectly, it would not work at all. Probably do all sorts of horrible things to your vehicle electrics as well.

Please post the link to Cassie's original article if you still have it.


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by Family_Dog
Sun May 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2210

Re: Power brake

You will have to only use the PB pads with their disks, anything else will void the warranty. It is money well spent!

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by Family_Dog
Fri May 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: 22R Alternator Not Charging

The only difference between those two diodes is that the first can work with a voltage up to 1000v at 1 amp, while the second one is a 3 amp diode rated at 200v. I don't know where the diode is fitted, presumably in the 'ground' (or negative) lead of the VR? When forward biased, both these diodes wi...
by Family_Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2210

Re: Power brake

I fitted a Power Brake conversion kit to Bulldog shortly after purchasing Bulldog, the brakes were an immediate improvemnt and well worth the money spent. It is important to run the brakes in as per PB's instructions.


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by Family_Dog
Mon May 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: 15" hilux rims for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: 15" hilux rims for sale

Neil the fart, the tyre in pics 1,2,3, & 7 looks brand new!! ;-)


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by Family_Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Willy's Jeep
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Willy's Jeep

Mike a Seaweed? No wonder he did such an excellent job! :thumbup:


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by Family_Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gauteng Kontiki 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Gauteng Kontiki 2018

Sadly it's died out in my home town. We're sitting with a magnificent Scout Hall that is not used at all and there is a very good chance that we might lose it for this reason. Although with girls & boys in one trip, I am certainly glad I am no longer running the troop.... can just imagine the shenan...
by Family_Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gauteng Kontiki 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Gauteng Kontiki 2018

Neil the fart, you landlubbers do realise that it is the middle of Winter, do you not? :cooldude: We only took part in one Kontiki, many years ago and pretty sure it was then held during warmer times. Great fun is had at these events but sadly organising a 10-ton truck to cart our pioneering equipme...
by Family_Dog
Thu May 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

Ah.... Ol' Big Red is back again! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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by Family_Dog
Wed May 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

Rebel 4x4 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Sorry, bit of a NOOB - How do one steal a logo?
That is the $1,000,000 question. It used to be glued to my computer screen.

Now... 'Poof!' - it's gone!


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by Family_Dog
Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

Dear All,

I have just noticed that somebody has stolen our red Hilux logo.

Hilux Club Logo.jpg

Will the guilty party please return it - no questions asked.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: 22R Alternator Not Charging

The alternator should provide minimum of ±13.1v when engine is at idle, if not, then it is faulty. Midas should be able to assist you there.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: 22R Alternator Not Charging

More than likely the voltage regulator has died. Replace it and maybe check the alternator bearings as well. One assumes you have checked that the cables around the alternator are tight and in good condition?


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by Family_Dog
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Tree Felling

Going to be tricky with those power lines near it. Might be wise to speak to your local Electrical Dept about this.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit

Jou radio is Midband (66-88MHz), hulle sal ongelukkig nie op die ORRA frekwensies werk nie. Jou VHF (Hoeband) radios sal ook nie met die PT8100 kan werk nie.

Die PT8100 radio is beskikbaar vir 66-88, of VHF (137-174MHz) of UHF (400MHz), maar hulle is drie verskillende modelle.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit

Of miskien hier. Hierdie is 'n Motorola radio maar in Hound Dog het ek 'n Kenwood TK7100 in dieselfde plek gemount, ongelukkig het nie 'n foto van dit nie.
image025.jpg

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by Family_Dog
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit

Linke kant voor op die transmission tonnel, ver genoeg vorentoe dat die pasasier sitplek dit mis.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gauteng: tweede event en tweede uitdunne op 14 April 2018 FOTOS
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Gauteng: tweede event en tweede uitdunne op 14 April 2018 FOTOS

Pics now work, but the video requires one to log in.


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by Family_Dog
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Which engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Which engine?

I wondered about that, but did they still do so in 2009? By then even the KZTE engine was long obsolete here, in favour of the D4D.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Which engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Which engine?

I find it strange that a 2009 model is fitted with a 5L engine, these were abandoned some years ago in favour of the KZTE engine, which was a vast improvement in terms of performance and reliability compared to the 5L. Both engines however had a history of head failures. Having said that, we had a c...
by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL

Lovely present indeed, Rodney.

Can't wait to see the pics!! :thumbup:


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by Family_Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LF assistance for transporting goods from Hartenbos to Klerksdorp
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: LF assistance for transporting goods from Hartenbos to Klerksdorp

Pics are attached below. The stands look like sleeper wood (not sure if they arwe) and they are mounted on a granite slab. The speakers are bookshelf units and have been packed as shown, two speakers with one subwoofer. Sizes are: "Sizes as follows One crate is 500mm x 530mm x 550mm high. Other one ...
by Family_Dog
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LF assistance for transporting goods from Hartenbos to Klerksdorp
Replies: 1
Views: 395

LF assistance for transporting goods from Hartenbos to Klerksdorp

Hi all, I bought some loudspeakers and their stands from a chap in the Hartenbos district. At the time, we had transport arranged by someone who was moving furniture from Hartenbos to somewhere near to me in Klerksdorp. This has unfortunately fallen through. The speakers are crated but the stands ar...
by Family_Dog
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: HILUX ,WHATS IT WORTH
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: HILUX ,WHATS IT WORTH

Looks like it has had a suspension/body lift as well.

Taking a fling here, but any motor other than the original unfortunately does devalue a 'Lux, so I'm guessing about R45k would be a going price.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Management of club email
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Management of club email

Er... Andy?

Wait a min - I need to go change my profile! :wave:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: BILLET GRILLE FOR 2003 HILUX
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: BILLET GRILLE FOR 2003 HILUX

I agree, it looks much better with the new grill. The old look had a bit of a toothless-grin appearance.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Management of club email
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Management of club email

Jaco, please send Quentin (Obelix and Dogmatix) a PM as well.

PM link bottom left in his profile.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 120 Prado V6 Wanted or a VIGO V6 4x4 A/T
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: 120 Prado V6 Wanted or a VIGO V6 4x4 A/T

Very nice, George! Hope you have lots of fun with it.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: More books
Topic: CB Radios in use
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: CB Radios in use

Sorry, only saw this post now. Pretty much dead nowadays, although there are scattered groups here & there still using CB radios. A major problem is that new VHF radios cost the same - and sometimes less - than new CB radios and of course the reliable distances obtained by a VHF radio system compare...
by Family_Dog
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 120 Prado V6 Wanted or a VIGO V6 4x4 A/T
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: 120 Prado V6 Wanted or a VIGO V6 4x4 A/T

Where? I can't see it... :mrgreen:


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by Family_Dog
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Warning... All SFA Owners!
Replies: 47
Views: 18470

Re: Warning... All SFA Owners!

When Bulldog was resprayed some years ago, this is some of the muck that we found after removing the air-flow plate between the windscreen and bonnet: 4Y respray 019_Resize.jpg I don't have any other pictures but those leaves were from the far corners (right & left) of the plate and they effectively...
by Family_Dog
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Vigo Singlecab tralies
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Vigo Singlecab tralies

So obviously SWAMBO does not read the forum! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Vigo Singlecab tralies
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Vigo Singlecab tralies

Perhaps buy one for him as 'lobola' for your lovely wife.... :mrgreen:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)

Andre, don't believe a word these okes are saying - they are all biased towards Hilux! :cooldude:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Events Calender
Topic: Hilux Club RFAD Team
Replies: 64
Views: 2020

Re: Hilux Club RFAD Team

Robbie and Vicky - Also known as Bliksempie and Glitter Pumps
Part of me is dying to say something but somehow feel I should rather keep quiet.... :siffler: :angel:


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by Family_Dog
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Vigo vibrasie
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: 2011 Vigo vibrasie

Shot!


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report - Bhanga Nek
Replies: 20
Views: 1747

Re: Trip report - Bhanga Nek

Excellent trip report Robbie, glad you had such a great time. And your Hilux just happens to fit right in on the rugged sections of that trip, really can be referred to as "Hilux Country"!


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report for Competition - Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Die Hel, Nieu-Bethesda, Valley of Desolation
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Trip Report for Competition - Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Die Hel, Nieu-Bethesda, Valley of Desolation

Great trip report Thomas, and your little daughter certainly has her Mom's good looks! ;-)


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