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    Dedication and committment or what ??? Love the 'mud' photos. Hope the mud wasn't too smelly ? LOL. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GQ4.2 View Post
    I was taking to Dave and Paul about that particular track in the photo's at sokil, dave said he has no intentions of doing that track again any time soon..., and I thought that track I do near Beech Forrest was hard, I was wrong!
    Hey GQ42, you were the guy talking to us near the fire on Saturday night with Paul and Dave. I was the other guy standing there telling you about it.

    I have had the opportunity to do it again and i can say i have been there and done that and dont need to do it again. Hardcore mate. I dont think anyone heading in there that morning really understood what we were getting into. Fortunately every vehicle was well setup and self sufficient, they needed to be. Never underestimate the Otways and the Nissan GQs are awesome ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch697 View Post
    Mate next time im going to Melbourne we will have to meet & have a coffee or something cos thats impressed the hell out of me. Top marks your a true die hard.

    Cheers
    Paul

    Good on ya Paul, where are you mate? do yo get to Melb often? bring your 4b and get muddy down this way mate,

    Thanks for checking out the build mate.

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    So just before i did the strip down i was shopping to upgrade the suspension. I did allot of research ad finally made my decisions.

    I negotiated with Shane from Suspension Stuff in NSW and bought a full 5" package off him 2 weeks before making the decision to strip it down.

    All the boxes arrived and i unwrapped everything to check it all out then packed it all up again for what i thought would be a few weeks, turned into a year before i would unwrap the kit to fit up.

    The Kit!

    5" Flexi coils
    12 stage adjustable extended length BOSS shocks
    Superiors everything
    --> Drop Boxes
    --> Adjustable Panards front and Rear
    --> Chromoly Tie rod
    --> Chromoly Drag Link
    --> Standard length Lower Trailing arms
    --> Adjustable Upper trailing arms
    --> Sway bar quick disconnects on front
    Drop out cones
    Spring retainers
    Extended front Shock towers
    80 series front Bump stops
    Snake Racing Braided brake lines to all corners and to both diffs

    How do you reckon i was feeling looking at all this stuff sitting in the shed while the GQ was a mess elsewhere??

    Here are some pics




    The spring in the middle is a 2" lift Tough Dog spring taken out and the others are the ones that went in!! Scary isn't it!
















    Drop out cones going in

    Last edited by MudRunnerTD; 29th June 2010 at 11:52 PM.

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    Then i fitted up the front. Much more work to do the front than the back


















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    ah ok sorry I didn't recognize you, yeah I thought someone was pulling my leg in saying the holes go up to the roof of a patrol....wrong again!

    I mite do that track next year with the mudrhino forum (good buch of guys come down each year for the trip, think ron and paul will be coming next year) but yeah I have to get off my backside and get F & R lockers and some more power to spin the 36" Pedes before I attempt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    Good on ya Paul, where are you mate? do yo get to Melb often? bring your 4b and get muddy down this way mate,

    Thanks for checking out the build mate.
    I hail from Dimboola & I get down to Melbourne every 2 or 3 months so next trip expect a call.

    A very nice way to lighten up the bank account with that new suspension package Mate.

    Cheers
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    Great story and pics MudrunnerTD

    I haven't been to the Otways in many many years, bought back some memories.

    Cheers.

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    Thanks for the comments guys, i am really please with how it all turned out finally. It was a massive task and i have not posted a quarter of it....but will..

    GQ4.2 if i dont think about it too long and i can jump on the back of the convoy and you lot can clean out the holes for me i might be tempted to take it on again????? Maybe??

    Ron and Paul will drive around most of it in their Zuks mate. that hole in the pics was surrounded in Tree Ferns and the zuk could fit between them and go around the hole but the GQs had no choice but to drive through..damn it. you will definitely want the front and rear lockers mate. That GQ winching out of the hole had 36s and a 6 inch lift and an very up-spec'd Hi mount on the front.

    Getting late now might post another batch of pics tomorrow night.

    Cheers MudRunnerTD.

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    Great effort mate.

    Loved the photos, top marks on the rebuild and as many people mentioned good on ya for finishing the job.

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