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by Family_Dog
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Electrical leak
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: KZTE Electrical leak

If it is an old tracking device, it can draw up to 800mA as the device attempts to charge an old battery. Had this problem with the first generation Netstar. Changed to a newer Netstar and no further problem.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Owning a Prado. Pro's and Cons.
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Owning a Prado. Pro's and Cons.

it has loads more flex with its coil springs.
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The V6 Prado 90 is indeed a fantastic vehicle! Doubt I would ever sell it :thumbup:

Consumption is as George states above.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 33
Views: 464

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Hennie, you, Sonja, Edge & Viv had an amazing time and thank you so much for such a detailed trip report! You have now seen a great deal of Southern Africa and I am sure you will all enjoy many happy memories of this trip for some time yet. Your First Aid Kit is also an eye-opener and very valuable ...
by Family_Dog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: New Hilux
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: New Hilux

Much depends on your family requirements, but personally, I would stick to what you already have!


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by Family_Dog
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Killarney 4x4 Trip Report 14 - 16 June 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Killarney 4x4 Trip Report 14 - 16 June 2019

Great report Hendrik, it certainly does appear to be a beautiful place, looking at your pics.


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by Family_Dog
Fri May 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 47
Views: 2859

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Pieter, you've replaced the engine, good move!

Now all you need is a Prado body... :mocking:

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by Family_Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: KZTE help needed

Try measure the voltage of the battery, might be an oldish one and lost some of its charge. Try measure with no load as well as when pressing the remote button if you possibly can.


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by Family_Dog
Tue May 21, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: KZTE help needed

Silly question, but is the new battery 100%? Is it making proper contact? Is there a little red light or not on the remote to indicate whether its working or not? Presumably you only have the one remote, not a duplicate?


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by Family_Dog
Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2000 Hilux mods
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: 2000 Hilux mods

Stay FAR away from fitting a Turbo - the head will pop.


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by Family_Dog
Fri May 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Free State
Topic: Calling all Free Staters (and anyone else interested)
Replies: 27
Views: 2405

Re: Calling all Free Staters (and anyone else interested)

Andy, I have the Jim Reeves version as well as the Billy Vaughn arrangement, narrated by ken Nordine,. Both excellent, and yes, very nostalgic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPt8qlPXiBc


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by Family_Dog
Thu May 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Free State
Topic: Calling all Free Staters (and anyone else interested)
Replies: 27
Views: 2405

Re: Calling all Free Staters (and anyone else interested)

Haboob wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Listen for my call...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgAvHo6vpe4


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by Family_Dog
Fri May 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Radio programering in Pretoria

Thabo, jou nuutste lisensie is in jou email box...


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by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio's in Lesotho?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Radio's in Lesotho?

Thabo, you're not allowed to use them in Lesotho. When I was in Lesotho, no one at any of the border posts came to check whether I had radios in my vehicle or not.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Light bar radio interference
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Light bar radio interference

Don't know that there is much you can do except relocate the light bar. Ensuring the wiring runs far from any antenna wires will help, as will ensuring the radio antenna is as far as physically possible from the light bar, but LED electronics do tend to generate a lot of RF interference. Check also ...
by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Living SFA
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Living SFA

I bought a new one from Toyota spares some years back, can't remember what I paid for it but I doubt they would still have stock. The old one was very brittle and simply picking it up caused it to break.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Living SFA
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Living SFA

Not sure whether this was originally posted gere or on the Community forum, but makes for interested reading:

https://www.facebook.com/Livingsfa/

Seems a useful source of spares too, eg:
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by Family_Dog
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Loadbin
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Loadbin

The old Ford Sierra uses the same windscreen washer and pump bottle, according to the Scrapyard where I bought one some years ago.

You can also modify a Golf 1 Heater valve to fit the SFA, obtainable (a few years ago, anyway) from Autozone.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How strong is an Aluminium Canopy?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: How strong is an Aluminium Canopy?

Interesting Thys, and certainly an eye-opener.

Well done to the test drivers, Team Off Road and most certainly Razorback, the Manufacturer of the ali canopy! I guess we all know which company to support when purchasing an ali canopy. :thumbup:


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by Family_Dog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: LED Light Bar
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: LED Light Bar

Unfortunately, it appears you heard correctly. Something also to do with minimum height mountings as well as may not be mounted in the centre of vehicle. Outdate laws perhaps, but that is how things currently stand.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: General ratio query?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: General ratio query?

I don't know if these links are active still, but grab the SFA manual if it is still available, it should have all the info you require.

https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... f=44&t=462


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by Family_Dog
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: General ratio query?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: General ratio query?

Hi Ruan,

Unfortunately, that I cannot answer. Will try investigate and see what I can find.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: General ratio query?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: General ratio query?

As I recall:

2.2P SFA 4.88
2.4D SFA 4.88
2.4P SFA 4.55
2.8D SFA 4.55

Subject to correction though.

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by Family_Dog
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP - Chopper
Replies: 15
Views: 523

RIP - Chopper

Just received the sad news that Chopper, Thinus Janse van Rensburg, one of our long-standing members, passed away this morning after undergoing hip-replacement surgery. Cause of death seems to have been a blood clot through his lung following this surgery. Condolences to his family and friends. -F_D
by Family_Dog
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Radio toets
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Radio toets

All being well, the radio can certainly be left on permanently, it will never heat up enough to damage components, assuming the radio is in good order and the 12v voltage feed and antenna are correct. That being so, there will be no problems with vibration and/or shock. Having said this, a portable ...
by Family_Dog
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Cooper Dust Series Western Cape S4E1
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Cooper Dust Series Western Cape S4E1

Thys, you do realise that the link you posted is directed to Hugh Hefner's mansion? :cooldude:

















just kidding...


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by Family_Dog
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Cooper Dust Series Western Cape S4E1
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Cooper Dust Series Western Cape S4E1

Apparently I am the only one just seeing a black square, no video?


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by Family_Dog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.

I actually quite like the Everest ;)


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE 2004 Engine sny uit
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: KZTE 2004 Engine sny uit

Marius, good to hear it was a simple repair, things like that can be very troublesome and worrying at the time.


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by Family_Dog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lights flashing when trailer plug inserted
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Lights flashing when trailer plug inserted

Basically the module comprises either a relay to operate the trailer lights, or a Thyristor, which operates like an electronic relay. In other words, no additional current load is placed on the existing wiring loom other than the drive for the relay or thyristor which is usually inconsequential. The...
by Family_Dog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

And this morning when I was more awake than last night when I wrote the article two posts up, I realise that I have never had the boat at East London. I was there and we did camp along the Nahoon river somewhere, but without the boat. :slap: The references to EL and Nahoon river above actually refer...
by Family_Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

Andy, my dream boat at the time was a G4 cabin cruiser, I thought it was the greatest thing oin earth. As said, we camped many times at the Vaal dam and I wanted to fit it out for cruising and living in, but I was sadly too poor to afford one, they used to sell for around R1890 brand new. Where was ...
by Family_Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

Thanks Andy, and Hi! to Ben. May well have been PE then, or maybe they were imported? Mine is still in pretty good nic and it has no plate stating manufacture, serial number etc., other than s silver sticker stating "Crestrider G3". My trailer is original except for the mudguards, these were origina...
by Family_Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Crest Rider Boats - East London?

In ±1973/4 I bought a Crestrider G3 speed boat brand new for the princely sum of R1100. I still have this boat and was contacted recently by a chap on the 4x4CF who had just bought one as well. These are sound boats, very, very stable as one would expect from those massive pontoons on either side of...
by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 44
Views: 4036

Re: Intermittent misfire

I had the same with a 2700i after someone got over-ambitious with a hi-pressure pump. Only thing that solved it was a replacement plug harness from Toyota. Guess some water got inside the cabling and leaked to earth, although I could not see any sparks at night when I checked.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 309
Views: 40119

Re: Long overdue project.

Roger, your friend will have to join the forum and continue the tale, with lots of pics as well!

And he should take you out with him when he goes trailing :)


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by Family_Dog
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My New Bakkie
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Re: My New Bakkie

Congratulations Luke, I hope it brings you much joy!


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by Family_Dog
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3692
Views: 218281

Re: Joke of the day

:cooldude: :cooldude:


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by Family_Dog
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2013 VW POLO VIVO 1.6 TREND - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: 2013 VW POLO VIVO 1.6 TREND - SOLD

Sunlight Dishwasher is probably the worst thing to use when washing cars. It removes any wax finish that the car might have had - it is formulated for washing dishes and removes fatty, waxy gunk.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux 3.0 d4d Electrical Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Hilux 3.0 d4d Electrical Problems

The only person I can think of who might be able to give advice would be Christo, and he is in your area as weel.

I will PM his cell number to you.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip
Replies: 8
Views: 6484

Re: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip

Hi Ian, Thanks for the kind words ;) Range is always 'line of sight' with VHF two-way radios, the real difference is the fringe area reception where Analog starts to get choppy and noisy, as heard in the audio clip above. But the digital audio retains clarity before dropping off, due to the line of ...
by Family_Dog
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Magnetic Antenna Car Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Magnetic Antenna Car Mount

we have new ones in stock but courier costs would kill the deal.

As long as you opt for a quarter-wave VHF antenna tuned for ±157MHz you well be fine for the normal ORRA channels.


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by Family_Dog
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip
Replies: 8
Views: 6484

Re: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip

Thabogrobler wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Bl!ksem!

Dis 2 werelde uitmekaar!!!

I just love seeing people's faces at work when we do this demo! It really makes a HUGE difference to voice communications :mrgreen:


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by Family_Dog
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Brake Vibration Article
Replies: 2
Views: 6204

Re: Brake Vibration Article

Talk about resurrecting an old post... ;)

Glad it is of use to you, Tony!


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by Family_Dog
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lost Hilux key...
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Lost Hilux key...

I would suggest having a chat with the Insurance company as well, would be in their best interests to perhaps fund this?


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by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip
Replies: 8
Views: 6484

Re: Digital Two-Way Radios

No more 'beep', but the radios do give an audio indication when the operator can talk. The Digital radios have so many other features, for example the ability to hold two separate, independent, conversations simultaneously - in private- over the same repeater. This is a huge advantage for Institutio...
by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip
Replies: 8
Views: 6484

Re: Digital Two-Way Radios

Stef, those are on conventional VHF channels. We do have a number of UHF Digital radios in use by a couple of Security companies... they love them because no-one can eavesdrop on them ;) These specific radios in use by the Security companies incorporate a GPS and tracking, which means they can be tr...
by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: kzTE fuel problem
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: kzTE fuel problem

Can't help with the fuel problem, but very doubtful that the CPU would be faulty. A CPU acts according to the information presented to it and very seldom itself gives errors.

Sounds stupid, but try disconnect the battery for a few minutyes and then reconnect, maybe the CPU just needs a reboot.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip
Replies: 8
Views: 6484

Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip

Two-way radios are going Digital in a big way, while Analog models are slowly being phased out. The advantages of Digital Radios are numerous but most strikingly is the difference in voice messges received compared to the older Analog system. The actual reception range is pretty much still the same,...
by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.5 D4-D 2007 headlight failure
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: 2.5 D4-D 2007 headlight failure

>> Is it possible that both "main beams" can go together on the globes? It certainly is! A matter of years ago we were staying in Durban (common link? ;D ) and one evening we were going out. I started the car, switched on the headlights (low beam) and poof! - the left headlight blew. Barely a second...
by Family_Dog
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baboons Pass 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2856

Re: Baboons Pass 2018

Nicely done, Jacques, excellent video :)

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by Family_Dog
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

Re: Older Hilux insurance

Tim, list the vehicle on one quote and then get a second quote for any accessories you may have fitted. I am insured with M&F and this is what they requested from me.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wheels lug nuts for 1994 SFA - Where to find
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Wheels lug nuts for 1994 SFA - Where to find

Pierre, the SFA looks brilliant in 4E9, you will never be sorry!

Unfortunately can't help you regarding the wheel nuts but a tyre fitment place might be able to procure these.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE 2004 Engine sny uit
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: KZTE 2004 Engine sny uit

Marius, perhaps take it to an alarm-fitment centre. Either they repair it if it is the immobiliser, or they remove it and fit a new one. Both options should not be ridiculously expensive.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 3000D (5L-E) EFI Hilux double cab 4x4
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: 3000D (5L-E) EFI Hilux double cab 4x4

Hi Simon, and welcome to the forum.

It might be prudent to climb underneath the vehicle and inspect the chassis for rust, much more important then general body rust. If the vehicle has been used for sea-launches it might be best to walk away from it.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 42
Views: 1705

Re: Changing The Clutch

I've uploaded the '85 Truck & 4-Runner Service Manual to Dropbox. Should help you.

PM me for the link if you want to download - 60mb.

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by Family_Dog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baboons Pass 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2856

Re: Baboons Pass 2018

Excellent video! Some of those long drops on the sides gave me the creeps...

Music is excellent as well :)


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by Family_Dog
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 143210

Re: The Hilux Story

all of which reminded him
by Family_Dog
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 143210

Re: The Hilux Story

the hamburger was very greasy and

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