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Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

For the mesh, consider stainless instead.

Weld strips of flat bar on the edges with bolt-holes to attach to the frame. With some clever design, this could then hold the frame together and remove the need for any aluminium welding...
by Peter Connan
29 Mar 2017 05:50
 
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?
Replies: 24
Views: 157

Re: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass

Everyone, includes all overlanders of all levels of experience, rather than weekend trail drivers only. If you are not used to driving trails like Moegatle, At se Gat, Rust de Winter, etc. then doing a 3 rated trail will result in war-stories afterwards. This is kind-of what I have been surmising. ...
by Peter Connan
29 Mar 2017 05:42
 
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass

I have often wandered about the true difficulty of Van Zyl's. I know somebody who has towed a big off-road caravan down there with a standard Pajero. The IRS model. And having driven a few trails in the company of those, i don't have a particularly high opinion of their off-road ability, especially ...
by Peter Connan
28 Mar 2017 13:42
 
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?

Whatever you do, make sure you spend sufficient time and thought to the feet. They are by far the most critical part of the rack.

I have seen roof rack feet collapse on a couple of occasions. If you can stand the extra cost, look at how Hannibal do theirs.
by Peter Connan
28 Mar 2017 13:36
 
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Waarvan bou 'n mens n dakrak?
Replies: 24
Views: 157

Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Dirk, springs cannot be tested on the car. And in any event, the only degradation is in ride height. The only real way to check them is if you vave historic ride height information which you can compare to. The problem with that is that your car is evolving, so the weight keeps changing. In any case...
by Peter Connan
28 Mar 2017 13:30
 
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Patrol suspension specialist HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 279

Re: Engine Noise

I had a somewhat similar problem with mine at one stage. It had a bad timing chain rattle upon first start in the morning.

I think in my case it was due to sludge build-up in the timing tensioner. I started using a thinner oil, and it stopped after a week or so.
by Peter Connan
28 Mar 2017 13:20
 
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Engine Noise
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Ok, so I'm I need of a suspension guru now - the suspension in my newly purchased 4.8 is absolutely shocking. I didn't know suspension could be so bad in a car - we were in mabalingwe over the weekend, on one of the game drives with friends I was actually embarrassed by the ridiculousness, it bounc...
by Peter Connan
28 Mar 2017 06:01
 
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Patrol suspension specialist HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 279

Re: Gearbox/transfer case oil change

Donnie, to get all the gearbox oil out the car needs to be pretty level.
by Peter Connan
28 Mar 2017 05:49
 
Forum: 10. Drivetrain
Topic: Gearbox/transfer case oil change
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Barn door not opening on remote

I have found with mine that if the big door isn't closed proprly, such that the top catch doesn't engage fully, and you drive for a while, this happens.
by Peter Connan
27 Mar 2017 05:18
 
Forum: 13. Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Barn door not opening on remote
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass

I guess not many people see it like that! Very green. Nice trip and great photos, thanks.
by Peter Connan
26 Mar 2017 04:39
 
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass
Replies: 15
Views: 173
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