Green Turtle GU Dualcab ute ITS BACK!

THE RIG
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 8th, 2015, 10:14 pm

so the turtle went for a swim afew weeks ago, bit muddy and got more than his flippers wet :(

I went out to recover another vehicle, turbo on the blink, shouldn't have gone out to be honest.

anyways I picked the wrong line no more than 30m from the stuck vehicle, and slipped into this bog hole.

no photos were taken when I slipped into it, but the passenger wheels were on level ground while the drivers side was in the hole.

so I hooked the runva up, but only had the handheld winch controller, which was now floating around on the floor. it didn't want to work.
I dug a trench in front of the front diff and that gave me enough forward drive to stop the water flow.

45 mins later the remote worked on its own and I was out in afew mins.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 8th, 2015, 10:17 pm

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 8th, 2015, 10:18 pm

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 8th, 2015, 10:22 pm

damage report is clutch no longer functions properly, goes into workshop this week, lost a tail light, smashed reverse light, replaced the floor, and diff oils will need to be dropped as a start. wheel carrier bearings are full of mud so im guessing buggered too.
I'm pretty certain I wont be doing that again. cant afford too.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by stretch4x4 » March 9th, 2015, 8:10 am

Bugger! I can think of more interesting things to fix..
Hope it comes good.

Did you end up getting to the other car?
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 9th, 2015, 3:43 pm

Yeah I did stretch, was an easy recovery!

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by stretch4x4 » March 9th, 2015, 3:51 pm

Well that is something at least :redface:
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by safari truck » March 20th, 2015, 9:32 pm

Mate, that sucks big time...water that deep is for catching fish in...i'm raising a beer to the thought the green machine comes good...bugger... the pics say more than you can....
Adulthood... its about doing the things you dreamt about as a child...and hurry it up...there is a time limit!

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 21st, 2015, 10:52 pm

thanks mate, new npc 6x6 clutch kit went in last week. old one was only 20 thou old but was buggered due to the mud.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by monkeybucket » March 22nd, 2015, 9:53 pm

Oh geez mate...bit of slop in the wrong areas...Hope she comes out in the wash...
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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » March 23rd, 2015, 10:21 pm

yeah mate, all good now. lots of money spent.

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » March 24th, 2015, 9:36 pm

Geez mate. Your wernt lying, it went swimming alright..

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 28th, 2015, 4:30 pm

I love your truck mate. I am sure all the muddy damage will be just a distant memory soon. Your mates will help you remembering it around the camp fire though.....

Good luck

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Re: Fat Green Turtle GU

Unread post by THE RIG » April 9th, 2015, 9:35 pm

thanks guys, going good for now!

just got home from fraser island, had a great time, lots of driving visiting most places.

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Re: Green Turtle GU not so fat anymore

Unread post by THE RIG » July 18th, 2015, 10:42 am

this happened
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