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    Hi Razvan, a 3 door 2005 model would be a rarity...

    Hi Razvan, a 3 door 2005 model would be a rarity here in Australia. Have never seen one. I think the only short wheelbase Patrols I have seen have been older than GU's. Can you post a photo of yours?
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    Finished packing & prepping our Patrol (& Tvan)...

    Finished packing & prepping our Patrol (& Tvan) for our forthcoming trip up the Cape. Leaving Saturday via Chillagoe. Excitement (mixed with a little apprehension) is building. Will be on the Old...
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    If something on your car is not legal,insurers...

    If something on your car is not legal,insurers wont always automatically deny your claim, but the onus of proof that the illegal mod did not contribute to the accident is on you, & that could cost...
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    Sorry I don’t offhand. I can ask him, but it...

    Sorry I don’t offhand. I can ask him, but it won’t be for a while as he is not home at present & I am about th head ‘off grid’ again for a while.
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    Did you loosen or disconnect any earth wires?

    Did you loosen or disconnect any earth wires?
  6. Thread: UHF mismatch?

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    I just read the following with thanks to Mr...

    I just read the following with thanks to Mr Google. I think it explains it our situation. I have ascertained the neigbour's hand held is an 80 channel.

    When using a 80 channel uhf it can be...
  7. Thread: UHF mismatch?

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    UHF mismatch?

    Our Icom UHF in the car hasn't had a great deal of use, but has always worked perfectly when needed.

    Our old hand held GME hand helds similarly have never been a problem. (But have only ever been...
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    Thanks Pearcey, we had every intention to be...

    Thanks Pearcey, we had every intention to be driving it alone, but by chance a young NZ couple we got to know up on the Cape rocked up here last night in a new to them '94 80 series 1Hz Toyota wagon...
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    Hopefully it will be ok. A friend has a 6BT with...

    Hopefully it will be ok. A friend has a 6BT with much the same power output in his OKA (Approx 6 tonnes) & originally put a 4L80E behind it, but it let him down badly in the middle of the Simpson. He...
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    Old Coach Road, Cape York? Cooktown camps?

    We expect to leave Mutchilba within the next couple of weeks to head up the Cape.

    We are considering taking a 'back' route to Laura instead of the PDR, (& will then spend a few weeks in the Laura...
  11. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    Thanks Muddy, I suspect you are quite...

    Thanks Muddy, I suspect you are quite perceptive. He did mention he'd had a bad run with house sitters in the past. I expect he'll repeat that to the next ones.
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    Two for the price of one today! Two new posts...

    Two for the price of one today!

    Two new posts to bring us up to date


    http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2021/05/24/paradise-a-house-sitting-tale-of-woe/

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    Thanks Peebee & Mudnut. Have been through plenty...

    Thanks Peebee & Mudnut. Have been through plenty of water crossings without a problem. When I found the box was unsealed yesterday, & I inadvertantly earthed something & got some momentary sparks I...
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    Any comments on the 'supplementary question'? ;)

    Any comments on the 'supplementary question'? ;)
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    Fixed with thanks to Plasnart & the forum....

    Fixed with thanks to Plasnart & the forum. Getting the control box out was a total bastard, the hole in the bull bar is pretty much the same as the top of the control box BUT the four sides of the...
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    Yep, that's pretty much it. Ya pays your money &...

    Yep, that's pretty much it. Ya pays your money & makes ya choices.
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    I have never had to fan the clutch on a hill...

    I have never had to fan the clutch on a hill whilst towing. Second is usually quite adequate even on even most of Tassie’s long & steep inclines, although I have resorted to first on a few occasions...
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    Yep! But I did say "& kept reasonably close to...

    Yep! But I did say "& kept reasonably close to stock". Yours is the antithesis of that! :smile: Kinda supports my 'theory'.
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    The temp on mine, towing, with an all up weight...

    The temp on mine, towing, with an all up weight of around 5 tonne has never exceeded 105deg.C & that was working really hard on a hot day going up to Barrington Tops. For the past three years we've...
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    No, it's only the cover(cap) I need. It may need...

    No, it's only the cover(cap) I need. It may need the box to be removed to use the 'tether' strap on the cover. I'll have a look to see if it's possible to get the lid off without removing the...
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    Thanks TimE, I did see that after I posted, but...

    Thanks TimE, I did see that after I posted, but thought $42 for a plastic cap, even though the cheapest I've seen, was still pretty rich for a plastic cap. Was headed in the redneck direction but...
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    Thanks Hodge. Getting to the wires would be a bit...

    Thanks Hodge. Getting to the wires would be a bit of a mission. The control box top is flush with the top of the bullbar, so I'm guessing it would mean having to pull off the bullbar, not easy witha...
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    Excellent! Thanks Plassy. PM on it's way.

    Excellent! Thanks Plassy. PM on it's way.
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    Small Part needed - can you help?

    Hi folks,

    I'm in the midst of getting our car & camper ready for an extended trip up the Cape in a few weeks time, & this morning discovered that the little plastic cap which fits over the remote...
  25. Thread: Clutch died!

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    Yep! The place in the pic with the tow truck was...

    Yep! The place in the pic with the tow truck was a safe spot where an RACQ Patrolman towed us to after a couple of hours expecting a truck to hit us at any moment, & MrsTea up ahead around a corner...
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