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by FIRSTGEER
Fri May 15, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alarm triggered intermittently on my 2,5 d4d
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Alarm triggered intermittently on my 2,5 d4d

Hopefully a member out there can assist me with my alarm issue. I own a 2006 2,5 d4d single cab 4x4 .I understand that my model vehicle has an alarm which is only activated by the door switches and does not have any other devices such as sonic or movement sensors to trigger the alarm. I installed a ...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Introduction and Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: Introduction and Greetings

Welcome back. Please post some pics of your vehicle and enlighten us where you are in the world nowadays
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch

I agree 100 percent with Muddog. Rather keep the 15 inch rims. You have a lot more sidewall space and less chance of Tyre damage on rough surfaces
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Newbie

Howzit and welcome to the forum
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

Howzit Gareth. I have been waiting to hear how your conversion build to your hilux performed during your December travels. Kindly post an update on your creation
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: hilux over heating as soon as it gets load
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: hilux over heating as soon as it gets load

I would look at the viscous fan. Seems Ike the fan isn't turning at the correct speed
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Pieter!
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Happy Birthday Pieter!

All the best Pieter. 👍
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 3614

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

A big thank you to Andy and the organizing team for the effort, making this a very successful outing. I must admit that I prefer to travel in a smaller group but thankfully everyone managed the trails without any serious incidents. I decided to test drive Wade's sfa which we retrofitted a 5cyl diese...
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

Enjoy your holiday and you can proudly display that superb and unique build of yours.Well done indeed :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

I agree with you and Andy. Good place for even storing the potjie pot and recovery gear. I would also look and see if your second battery could possibly be mounted to free up space above it. Look at my camper build thread and so how I tried to utilize every possible hook and cranny. Yours is a very ...
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

You are almost there.Although the small finishing touches are the things that take time to complete.Great job.
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 3614

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Andy can you also add Brad Geer and family. He is a forum member
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Spookspruit 4x4 Trail: 22 - 24 November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

Re: Spookspruit 4x4 Trail: 22 - 24 November 2019

I'm sure it will be a successful fun event. You guys enjoy and post lots of pics
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

Nice project so far Gareth.Classy workmanship.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Jumping out of low range
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Hilux Jumping out of low range

Another thing to check which might seem silly, is the clearance around the selector lever on the rubber boot and housing.
Seems very strange for the replacement transfer box doing the same thing as the original one
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Jumping out of low range
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Hilux Jumping out of low range

Howzit Hayden. If you engage 4wd high ratio and drive does it stay in gear. Does it only jump out of gear whilst engaged in low ratio
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 3614

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

FirstGeer and Naomi
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 120
Views: 14197

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Looks very good Andy. I like the sectioned steps with the aluminum.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

Tks Andy I will do so as soon as I can figure out the technicalities.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

The Dakei 2019 Rally The inaugural Dakei Rally took place during late November 2018. An invited group of 20 drivers and co-drivers driving in ten 4x4 vehicles of various brands, started the rally on Friday morning from the Kei River Mouth, making use of the pontoon to cross over the river into the T...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

Sharing a few toys with some local kids .... IMG-20191030-WA0043.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0048.jpg We had our prize-giving back at Wavecrest on Sunday ... IMG-20191030-WA0053.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0054.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0059.jpg Some running repairs at Wavecrest .... IMG-20191030-WA0082.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

We spent the Saturday night at Wavecrest. We were in paradise.
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by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

Shortly after entering the Transkei we were stopped and checked out by police and Dept. of Fisheries and Forestries. Fortunately we all had our Transkei Coastal Reserve permits and 2 way radio licences. Permits are issued free but if you don't have them the fine can be very heavy, they can even conf...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

Breakfast at Tiffany's ..... err ... TRENNERY"S
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by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Da Kei Rally 2019

The vehicles .... IMG-20191030-WA0005.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0006.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0007.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0008.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0009.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0010.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0011.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0012.jpg IMG-20191030-WA0013.jpg Pub crawling in Kei mouth IMG-20191030-WA0014.jpg Waiting for the ...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: New Member - Prado
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: New Member - Prado

Welcome Johan.A very reliable offroader you have there with all the creature comforts to make your 4x4 adventures a bliss.
Enjoy.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 24
Views: 2091

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Seems you had a great time with lots of fun. Thanks for sharing. 👍
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: 1992 Hilux Surf 7MGE mod
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: 1992 Hilux Surf 7MGE mod

I used a radiator from an old Nissan laurel which was available those years and and the dimensions where the best I could find to fit. I used double fans in front of the radiator. And yes I was referring to the fan switch. Also how clean is your radiator
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: 1992 Hilux Surf 7MGE mod
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: 1992 Hilux Surf 7MGE mod

Hannes where have you installed the aftermarket thermostat switch and what radiator is installed in your surf. The reason for asking these two questions is that we have recently completed a conversion to my sons sfa.We installed a merc 602 5 cylinder diesel to the hilux and I found that by installin...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

Gareth another very important aspect of your project which I fully agree with,is to use the origonal mounting points on the chassis without welding and cutting anything on the chassis. I have completed many projects over the years, including engine conversions and campers etc and have always applied...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: The Super-Single cab

Very brilliant idea. I like your way of thinking. Please keep us posted as your build progresses. I cannot wait to see the finished job
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 3592

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Also a big thanks to you again Andy. I shared a box of the wines between my daughters in law and a few friends and they were all impressed. I myself prefer the good old red like the merlot you managed to organize a year or two ago. Now that was really a bargain.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 3592

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Thanks for your efforts Andy. Will chat to you when I collect.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 3592

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Andy kindly make it two boxes. My chommies here are thirsty.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 3592

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Howzit and regards Andy.Kindly add a box of 12 to the list for me.Thanks a lot.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nog n nuweling.
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: Nog n nuweling.

Jammer Danie. Was seker die klippies en coke
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nog n nuweling.
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: Nog n nuweling.

Welkom Dawie
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hilux Camper Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: Hilux Camper Build

Looks great so far Jofre.I l really like the idea of making a removable camper bin as it makes the vehicle more versatile especially if you need to use it for loading other items. Just a thought,have you considered maybe using an overhead winch attached to a frame for removing and reloading the camp...
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: Nuwe lid

Howzit en welkom
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

Howzit and welcome Peter
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: SOLD Toyota Hilux SFA double cab (fully kitted for overland expedition) R90 000 Neg
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Toyota Hilux SFA double cab (fully kitted for overland expedition) R90 000

Wow what a stunning sfa.I dont think you will battle to sell it.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1121

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

I agree with Andy.I experienced the same problem on my colt work bakkie.After replacing the solenoid ,the starter still had the same problem of clicking and not spinning over.I checked the wiring and found the main earth between the battery negative and the engine block had a bad connection on the l...
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My New Bakkie
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: My New Bakkie

:thumbup: Awsome
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Stel myself voor
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: Stel myself voor

Howzit and welcome Yacov.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.5 d4d not starting
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: 2.5 d4d not starting

Hi David.There is a fuse box behind the removable panel below the steering wheel.This panel just clips into place so it is easy removed.Hope you come right.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: New member and new Prado 2006 VX 120 4L V6
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: New member and new Prado 2006 VX 120 4L V6

Howzit and welcome Andrew.Super looking very reliable set of wheels have there.You will have many happy miles with smiles with it.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Wild coast (Transkei) trip planning
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Wild coast (Transkei) trip planning

Gerhard you will have to meander back inland to be able to travel up the coast.For example from Trennerys you will go inland for about 30km to Kentani.From there there are various interlinking roads to the various resorts and towns as you move up the coast but I suggest you get a very good map of th...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: UHF two way radios - Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: UHF two way radios

Howzit Riaan.I also responded on the other forum.Kindly send me pics of the battery charger setup as well as the battery as I could possibly use the charger and battery on my vhf.Show pics depicting the voltage and the connections on charger and battery.
My cell is 082 971 8519 Tony
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Klippe uit Namibië
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Klippe uit Namibië

Very interesting.Do you perhaps collect stones as a hobby.?
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4293

Re: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018

Hennie thanks for the great trip report.The pics were great and your day to day narrative was very informing.I agree you can learn lots from Edge.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baboons Pass 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4103

Re: Baboons Pass 2018

Very well done .A well balanced and edited trip report and very gig thank you for sharing it with us. :thumbup: :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 165357

Re: The Hilux Story

Wish full thinking on my part Andy.Good thing swambo cant read
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 165357

Re: The Hilux Story

Smelt his mother in laws breath for the first time
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: angola 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2402

Re: angola 2017

Great trip report so far Andre.The pics are also amazing.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Engine conversion chev 4.1
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Engine conversion chev 4.1

I agree with Muddog.Also I would think that the straight six could be a bit too long to fit into the sfa engine bay.I installed a toyota six cylinder 7MGE into a hilux years ago and that was a really tight fit.
I would also rather consider a more modern engine for a transplant.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 165357

Re: The Hilux Story

type of oil used in the first place thus...
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Noordkaap toer 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Noordkaap toer 2018

Thanks for sharing Ben.Great to see you and Bokkie are really enjoying your retirement and traveling a lot.Regards to you guys and look us up when you are back in our neck of the woods.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC
Replies: 10
Views: 2227

Re: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC

Howzit and welcome Shawn.Great set of wheels you have there.I always enjoyed the kzte shaped Hilux.Happy motoring.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 165357

Re: The Hilux Story

contractions caused by early labour pains...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4991
Views: 165357

Re: The Hilux Story

the Landie so called specialist(covered in oil) forgot to put back the sump plug...

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