My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » May 9th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Thought I'd throw up some pics of the front suspension showing off its lack of flex haha.

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Definitely keen to look at other options in front to get a bit more movement.
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » July 12th, 2014, 7:30 am

So the Mrs disappeared with the ute for 5 days 2 weeks ago, found this on YouTube. Crazy chick!

http://youtu.be/CKuS-qq4yJs

In build up relate issues I've got Mickey T MTZ's in 35's waiting at my mechanics for me to have fitted. I'm just waiting on my black steelies with 0 offset at the front and neg 44 offset in the rear. Can't wait to see how they go!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by shaneev77 » September 16th, 2014, 6:35 pm

Can't wait to see the big rig in the DVD issue 223! Looks good Mat. :truck:
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » September 16th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Awesome. Was this in one of the magazines already?

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » September 16th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Cheers Ev, neither can I. Yeah Aaron it was in an action and adventure a fair few months ago.
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » September 24th, 2014, 7:56 pm

So on Sunday morning I thought I'd whip the intercooler off and have a sticky beek in the EGR pipe and ........ You know ......... Do what people do in that area. Now the cars only 10K old and I was pretty surprised with how dirty it was in there.

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So the blanking plate had the standard 10mm hole in it to keep the alarms away and I had to drill out the bottom 2 mounting holes to allow for the fact that the pipe has moved all so slightly. Took it for a drive an to be honest, there is a noticeable difference when it's cold in first gear. You don't have that low down lag anymore.

Another thing that I noticed was the oil in that blowby pipe or whatever it is called which prompted me to by an oil catch can.

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » September 24th, 2014, 8:05 pm

So I ordered the taipan catch can because it looked pretty easy to install and it came as a hole kit designed for my car so I didn't have to worry about anything going wrong. It was way as to install and took about 15 minutes.

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I had bucket loads of cables around the area where the hoses are suppose to come up so it's not very neat but this will do for the moment. I'm a little disappointed I thought it would come with a tap to make servicing easy. Maybe I should have researched it better but it still looks the goods. Will just have to pull it out every 5 thousand to empty it.

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by piercey » October 5th, 2014, 10:33 pm

Mate that grub screw at the bottom is now the drain. I have one also waiting at Cape York Automotive in Cairns to be fitted with a Taipan exhaust. Where did you get the blanking plate from ?

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » October 6th, 2014, 8:27 pm

Yeah Piercey It says it all in the destructions maybe I should have read them first haha. The plates an eBay special mate, they're all pretty similar I reckon so any will do!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » October 6th, 2014, 9:00 pm

So I changed the roof rack out last week for something a little more practical. Mob out of Adelaide sold it to me. Way cheaper then the major retailers. Fits close to perfect and looks pretty neat also!

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Great for the swags and camp chairs!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by piercey » October 7th, 2014, 5:19 pm

Cheers bloke , I will have a gander on there shortly.
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » October 7th, 2014, 6:40 pm

They're called Big Dans window tinting from Mareeba I'm pretty sure. Was a nice job!
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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Chrisso82 » October 7th, 2014, 7:13 pm

Just had a read through your thread mate I have to say nice rig !!! If I was to upgrade my truck it would have to be one of these!!!

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » October 18th, 2014, 6:11 pm

So last long weekend the misses and I ducked up to one of our local watering holes for a bit of camping. The beauty of living in the cape is we get little gems like this all to ourselves for 3 days straight. It's a terrible life!

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Anyway we usually go camping with people and after our solo mission I decided that a camp light was probably on the cards. Just something a little extra on top of the headlamps and 12v plug in mechanics light that we already use. Picked up this little fella from a local place up here in Weipa and got the auto lecky at work to wire it up for me as he's really neat and I knew he'd do a way better job then me!

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He's ran it of the dual battery for us and whacked a switch on the dash so we can us it for reversing if need be.

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Surprisingly it was a hard choice as to how strong a light to use because I didn't want it to be that bright that you can't look into it but bright enough so that it's useful. It seems to be alright. I think maybe another one on the other side could be a winner. The true test will be next time we go camping but for now I'm happy!

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Sorry about the poor quality of the last shot.

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Re: My Cape Dual Cab Cruiser!

Unread post by Mattricho12 » October 23rd, 2014, 3:02 pm

Boost and pyro gauges. They were elcheapo's off the bay. Probably should have went the VDO's but we'll see. They appear a bit slow to react and also the boost has a vacuum side to it also which isn't needed.

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They light up once the ignition is turned. They actually look really neat!

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Sorry again about the photos I've got no idea what's going on there.

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