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the BuTch3R
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:42 pm

So, it's been a rough 707 days (but who's counting, anyway) since my hilux, my pride and joy was stolen from a lonely parking lot in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, never to be seen again. We had been through such a lot in our 3 brief years together...including a 3rd place in the Bridgestone Night Challenge, no less than 6 Be-a Blessing outings with underprivileged kids, leading the Hilux4x4 Team pack at the AAWDC interclub fun day, and so much more... there was just no way on earth that anything would come close to replacing it.... but my new Toy does help numb the pain a bit.

After a few months worth of analysis-paralysis I decided to hunt for a Prado 120. This was a vehicle I'd always liked the look of and it certainly has the respect of many off-roaders worldwide (Oz in particular). I ignored my head and went with my heart, opting for the 4.0 V6. I had to really look hard to find one in good condition but still within my price range. I missed a few bargains along the way but finally found a beautiful one-owner vehicle with full service history, agents only. He was almost in tears as I drove the van out of his yard and the more I drive it, the more I understand why.

This is definitely a keeper, a vehicle I will surely be building up a relationship with. In fact, so much so that I've already given it a name...."BONES".

No, it won't replace my Hilux... but it comes damn close :yahoo:
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:46 pm

Very glad to hear that you are coping now without your SFA :thumbup: :thumbup:

And remember, :ttwwp:
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:54 pm

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Still a little "bare bones", but I have a few ideas for mods. Won't be going overboard though. He's still too refined for that. But I definitely want to give him a little more attitude (and be able to find him easier in a full shopping centre parking lot) :twisted:
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:56 pm

Looks great, now the fun starts
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:03 pm

Nice Vehicle you have there Shaun!!! Im sure you'll get the enjoyment from it that you are expecting and more. :thumbup:

Keep the Pics coming through as you change it!!!

Like Pieter said, now the fun starts!!! :cool:
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:22 pm

Shaun you have a great toyota there.I've always dreamt of owning one of them cars.Very capable 4x4 with all the comforts,bells and whistles.Enjoy it
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:38 pm

Congratulations! Still on my wish list too.
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:30 pm

Congrats Shaun.
Looks great!!
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:51 pm

nice,,very nice
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:13 am

Congrats! Awesome vehicle, enjoy! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:10 am

Geluk Butcher!! :thumbup:
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:31 am

Thanks manne! I'll definitely post a few pics of the Bones Evolution.

First order of business: ARB bumper - black or white ? :?
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:53 am

Black for sure Shaun..............white will make it look even more ''Barbie". :surrender:
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:54 am

zepplin wrote:Black for sure Shaun..............white will make it look even more ''Barbie". :surrender:
+1 :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:00 am

Nope White looks good Adriend of mine have one with the ARB colourcoded in white.

Very nice!
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:50 am

Baie geluk met daai Prado, n goeie koop. :thumbup: Wat die bumper betref die wit arb sahara lyk baie goed op hulle.
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:56 am

zepplin wrote:.............white will make it look even more ''Barbie". :surrender:
Hahaha. I expected that response somewhere along the line...

Fully agree, black would really look mean. Black rims. 33"muds, etc.
However, that can come later.

For now I'd like to keep it neat, but still have it stand out. It's not a challenge vehicle after all.

I must admit I'm leaning towards white.... maybe a snorkel too (in black obviously). A nice set of spots, and take it from there...
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:19 am

This is just wrong son! Are you going soft too? Lol! :lol:

Very nice... that's the jealousy speaking above... those are fantastic vehicles! :thumbup: :thumbup:

When can we rebuild the motor? :twisted:
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:52 am

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Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:06 pm

Mr_B wrote:...When can we rebuild the motor? :twisted:
Thanks for the offer, I'll call you the minute I reach the 600,000 km mark. :eh:
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:15 pm

Thanks George. That's pretty much the look I had in mind for now. Is that your friend's van?





Later on, when the look wears off, I may wanna go somewhere in this direction....

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But let's not post too many monster pics here... Bones may start to get a little self-conscious... :oops:
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:04 am

Took a trip out to Kagga Kamma this past weekend. Beautiful part of the world and such an awesome drive from Cape Town - didn't want the road to end...

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Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:44 pm

A Prado does that to you... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

But very nice. Here we only have dusty mielie fields :cry:


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Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:49 pm

Here we only have dusty mielie fields :cry:


So why not come thru and join us on a club outing at Piesangkloof Uncle Andy?
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:58 pm

Yes Andy, why don't you? :twisted:


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Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:06 pm

eish thats a nice truck ,really like that monster look :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:58 pm

Finally got around to fitting my bumper, KC's and snorkel. :cooldude:
Dual battery and Frontrunner drawer system fitted too... roofrack to follow ...and maybe some new rubber :shh:
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Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:13 am

Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:Here we only have dusty mielie fields :cry:


So why not come thru and join us on a club outing at Piesangkloof Uncle Andy?
Family_Dog wrote:Yes Andy, why don't you? :twisted:


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Quentin, I think you're getting the 'dogs' mixed up and meant to say "Uncle Eric", or perhaps "Oupa Eric" :D
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Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:46 pm

Shaun, Glad you are happy again. Just make sure that this one does not leave without you. Great Vehicles that Bones...
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Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:44 am

Good looking Vehicle........Congratulations. :thumbup:
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Sun May 15, 2016 1:22 pm

Bones is certainly a worthy Be a B stable mate!

Looking good mate!


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