Green Turtle GU Dualcab ute ITS BACK!

THE RIG
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » May 11th, 2014, 9:53 pm

not a great deal happening, replaced all the body mounts, bit more boost and fuel, ready for a dyno tune.

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repaired and painted the rear bar today, this is the finish I put on it, bit more rugged.

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second swing out made a while ago, these will be painted same as bar this week.
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went to manar park just before easter, no riding pics unfortunately

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by SparkieKev » May 11th, 2014, 11:59 pm

Black hammertone finish looks good mate, rear bar will look great when it's done. All coming along nicely dude. I'll keep ,y eyes out for a missing flare too:)
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » May 12th, 2014, 5:02 pm

cheers mate, its more like a ute liner finish really, just different gun settings to get that effect. haha I still have the flare, all the clips are busted, other side isn't too good either.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » May 12th, 2014, 7:04 pm

afew pics of the bar all finished.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » May 28th, 2014, 7:30 pm

I made a jerry can holder for the roof rack for my upcoming north qld trip.
don't mind the one strap, will have 2 when fitted.

heres afew pics.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by Mungrel » May 29th, 2014, 11:31 am

Nice job on the holders. very nice.
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » May 30th, 2014, 4:41 pm

I meant to ask ya about those body mounts. Do they make much difference to ride quality? Considering I'm in a lux and it's older than the patrol. I'm not convinced about the change but havnt really seen anyone do it to ask about the change.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » May 31st, 2014, 1:42 am

it was a noticeable difference, I had rattles throughout what felt like the whole car when hitting small bumps, especially under the front footwells. took it for a run to glassy tonight and it was a pleasure to be in.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by stretch4x4 » May 31st, 2014, 10:30 am

Hmm maybe I need to be doing mine... :crazy:
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » October 21st, 2014, 3:50 pm

since my last update, ive had the pump rebuilt, new injectors etc, tough dog adjustables, theyre a pretty nice ride from what it was.

went for a play last week, and the H260 ''plow'' was at it again hanging me up in some ruts, once again, wouldn't be without the runva.

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and a couple from kia ora trail ride this year.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by safari truck » December 8th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Nice work on the rear bar, my jerrys are up on rack... just figured a mod for them due to Rtt no longer on rack. hoping 60 litres up high wont be too much?
fuel is always an issue, no one wants it inside. fabbed 2x55ltr tanks for my boat trailer, they sit either side of axle. so far so good.
love to get a bike on the outfit but havin serious room issues...ta for comments on my thread...helps keep a man goin when pissed at the whole project...
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » December 9th, 2014, 11:17 am

thanks for the comments too safari truck. appreciate it.

not a lot going on with it at the moment. got some new treads for it, I love the gu dx steel wheels, had these powdercoated, just need to find another 2.
after xmas, the roofrack will be modified to hold a cracking big solar panel on the front, afew more lights, which I already have.
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met seano a 4wdsupcentre brendale

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » January 4th, 2015, 9:01 pm

went away for the weekend, decided on the way home id get off the highway. ended up going from amamore to Jimna 95% on dirt roads. beautiful scenery and it sure beat the usual sunday afternoon traffic.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by Eleve » January 5th, 2015, 9:29 pm

Nice one, the bride and I are always looking for dirt road alternate routes.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » January 7th, 2015, 4:57 pm

cheers, didn't see a vehicle for over 3hrs

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