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Unread post by Deadly GU » November 29th, 2009, 8:37 pm

utedriver wrote:


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As usual Rich, top pic's:thumb:
Really like these 2..........interesting cloud formation there:thumb:
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Unread post by OffRoadDave » November 30th, 2009, 9:16 am

Good pics Rich, as usual I didn't get the camera out often enough, but I did manage to get one of your rig up at the slate mine.

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Unread post by Travis22 » November 30th, 2009, 10:53 am

Great photos guys.

Travis.

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Unread post by utedriver » December 2nd, 2009, 12:28 pm

Thanks Travis, you will have come along on one of our trips one day!

Cheers Rich
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Unread post by OffRoadDave » December 5th, 2009, 8:34 pm

utedriver wrote:Thanks Travis, you will have come along on one of our trips one day!

Cheers Rich
Agreed, bout time you came for a run Travis. :thumb:
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Unread post by Travis22 » December 5th, 2009, 10:18 pm

Hey guys,

Believe me you have no idea how much its killing me looking at all of your awesome trips away. While im stuck at home, going on nearly 7 weeks!


Fair to say i have quite a few trips planned :crazy:


Once the little devils are gone im hoping to finish off a few things on the old Toyota. Ive fitted new front shock's and will do the rears when i have a spare 20minutes.

Still havent fitted my long range tank altho ive made some progress including adding a new power tool to the garage that ive been wanting for some years now. :) (Needed a drill press to drill the mounting holes in the 50x50x6mm SHS that im using to mount the tank under the tray)

Which meant i needed to make up a bench to mount the drill press on, which meant i needed to sharpen my welding skills lol (100% self taught) btw youtube SUX for arc welding tips and instructions hahaha.

Borrowed my fathers old arc welder which is OLD OLD OLD (older then me!?) along with the leads, earth clamp and stick thingie... oh and lets not forget the face mask! The old face mask is so old and crappy you can hardly see through it, it has no lift up window etc... so you have to hold the stick steady, pull the mask down then hope the stick is still in the right spot lol im sure you know what i mean!

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It took me ages to figure out how to stop getting that little crater at the end of my welds!!! Just needed a little figure 8 kind of motion before stopping the ark... Yeh it took me just about the whole bench worth of welding to figure that out haha.



So.... once the little devils are gone im hoping to install the tank then get a new and larger exhaust made up to go around the tank.

And the misses is keen on a fridge so that means i may shortly get permission to add dual batteries :waycool:

Oh and here is my work of art (not!) but still not bad for my first welding project. Took me two days on my own to tack it together square, weld it up then prime and finish painting it. I was going to have a shelf under it (still might one day) but the welder wouldnt fit under there so i left the front open.

50x50x4mm SHS with a 6mm top.

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My little corner of the garage is slowly growing!

Would love to get out with ya'll soon, let me know when your heading out in the near future and i might be able to swing it. There is a light at the end of this tunnel!!!!!!!!

Travis.

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Unread post by utedriver » December 8th, 2009, 1:15 pm

Gee Travis you have been busy!!, There the jobs that you think, I wish I had this or that. Now you have done it once you can sit back and relax!!

Rich
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Unread post by Aaron Schubert » December 8th, 2009, 5:54 pm

Great pics of the hay and cloud formations!

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Unread post by utedriver » December 17th, 2009, 4:22 pm

Aaron Schubert wrote:Great pics of the hay and cloud formations!

Aaron
Thanks for your comments Aaron, As soon as we saw the sun shining with the dark clouds behind we had to stop!! :D

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Unread post by OffRoadDave » December 23rd, 2009, 7:53 pm

Hey Rich, been a bit quiet lately, you got any time off at xmas?
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Unread post by utedriver » December 23rd, 2009, 8:17 pm

Shonky wrote:Hey Rich, been a bit quiet lately, you got any time off at xmas?

No mate working through this year. Might have time off later in the year though :D

Rich
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Unread post by utedriver » January 9th, 2010, 9:48 pm

Well not much of an update , but over New Years we headed up to Jamieson for nearly 4 days. Had dinner at the Jamo pub on New years than spent of the weekend just relaxing, Only went for one spin and that up Polettis Tk towards Mt Terrible, Nothing to exiting! Also dropped into Grannys Flat too.

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Cheers Rich
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Unread post by Celt's » January 9th, 2010, 11:07 pm

At least you got out there Rich, :thumb:
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Unread post by utedriver » January 19th, 2010, 8:25 pm

Well I headed to the High Country again without the camper trailer time. We left mansfield out to Lovicks Hut for friday night. Then saturday we camped at Wonnagatta heading down Zeka Spur tk. Sunday we heaed back to Mansfield completing a loop out Harry Shepards Tk. We also cover Camp Tk and Buggery tk near Abberyard.
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Bluff Tk
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Camp at Lovicks Hut site.

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Zeka Spur Tk
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Unread post by utedriver » January 19th, 2010, 8:34 pm

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Bluff Hut
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Inside Bluff Hut
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