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by alpha1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day
Replies: 36
Views: 12963

Re: G'day

I chucked a camera on the back of the canopy pointing back with a 7" tft screen mounted to the interior mirror post and wired to come on with the ign as a rear view mirror. 2 camera input allows for a dedicated reversing camera pointing down if you want as well.
cheers
by alpha1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 472259

Re: Random Rangers

Could they bolt any more crap on to the orange one?? Thing must be over gvm with all that stuff hanging off it :shock: :roll: :lol: Not that that would worry them given the lift kit/wheel combo etc ;) Guess bling is best over there... :D
by alpha1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day from scratcha
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

Re: G'day from scratcha

I had a 68 Diamond T 6 wheel tipper, 354 Perkins, 5sp with 4 sp Joey, vacumn brakes (read no brakes) but built like a brick outhouse. Ahhh the good old days ;) :lol:
by alpha1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Alloy Canopy!
Replies: 15
Views: 8718

Re: Alloy Canopy!

Just one observation, with my canopy I snuck the fuel filler tube up between the canopy and the cab to get a more height and a positive inflow to the tank. Filler mounted that low is a very flat feed to the tank and can be a pain and slow to fill.
cheers
by alpha1
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Alloy Canopy!
Replies: 15
Views: 8718

Re: Alloy Canopy!

Looks the goods. Who you got building it Rocket?
by alpha1
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My XLT Ranger Bushtrack
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: My XLT Ranger Bushtrack

Big country, BIG pics :D all good ;)
by alpha1
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Long range tank fill issue.
Replies: 13
Views: 6525

Re: Long range tank fill issue.

I have the factory tank in mine with a larger vent hose installed and fill with hiflow as I also have a 220lt tank in the canopy for work use. I have found putting the nozzle in upside down seems to avoid any "backing up" of fast flow fuel, maybe it just follows the pipe better flow wise but works f...
by alpha1
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Long range tank fill issue.
Replies: 13
Views: 6525

Re: Long range tank fill issue.

Install a bigger diameter vent pipe, air needs to be able to escape as fast as it is displaced by incoming fuel, if not the result is blowback as you are describing.
by alpha1
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My New Wildtrak and build
Replies: 141
Views: 124400

Re: My New Wildtrak and build

Way ahead of you Linc, I suspect it is the consumption of multiply 3 can units that led my feeble mind to try and rationalise the colours of my strut set and the implications it has on my manhood :? :? Hell another 3 can unit may cure my dilemma, I think I will try that ;) ;) :lol:
by alpha1
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My New Wildtrak and build
Replies: 141
Views: 124400

Re: My New Wildtrak and build

Love my billies, although running dobbies spring set with them. A bit more macho colour would be nice tho, thinking more like a dandyline (cape weed) colour than a daisy. Work bloody well tho so colour does not affect the performance at all. Maybe i will paint them ford blue to satisfy my macho colo...
by alpha1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Scotty's hot lap..
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Scotty's hot lap..

How special was Scotty's top ten shootout lap, first into the 3's... :D :D
by alpha1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The White Knight FX4
Replies: 11
Views: 5781

Re: The White Knight FX4

Welcome Macca,
More pics please, interested in your roll-out tray. Tell us a bit about you and your rig.
cheers
by alpha1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ranger is on its way
Replies: 31
Views: 30831

Re: Ranger is on its way

And thats no "Bullcock" :lol: :lol:
by alpha1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Suspension replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 13040

Re: Suspension replacement

Hi Macca,
I am running Billies shocks and dobbinson springs @ 50mm lift and very happy with the ride.
by alpha1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Ranger arrived
Replies: 17
Views: 9104

Re: Ranger arrived

Don't forget the 2m fibreglass whip aerial. ;) :D nice rig. cheers
by alpha1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 41292

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

Great explanation of the process. Can we get this as a sticky??, save a lot of searching and waffle regarding gvm/gcm upgrades.
by alpha1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 472259

Re: Random Rangers

Interesting hardlid/rear visor on the Prague ranger. You would think with the worldwide sales and popularity of these that someone would be doing diff ratio sets for these by now?? Be a decent market for them given the size tyres that can be put on a ranger with minimal modifications, could make 37'...
by alpha1
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Supercab seats in dual cab??
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Re: Supercab seats in dual cab??

Cheers Butch, Full seat backrest would not be a problem and if i could get 1 squab in that would be perfect. Have to have a closer look at a super cab to compare squab mountings to see if it will fit. Prob a few guys who have removed them from super cabs that I could get one second hand if it will w...
by alpha1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Getting ready for summer
Replies: 14
Views: 8851

Re: Getting ready for summer

How I get ready for summer is to fill both sides of my national luna 74lt fridge with coldies ;) ;) :lol:
by alpha1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Supercab seats in dual cab??
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Supercab seats in dual cab??

Hi Guys, Just a random thought that my tiny brain came up with. I have been tossing up whether to remove the rear seats and build a platform for more storage room, fridge, work stuff etc but do very occasionally need another seat. Then I thought what if the super cab seat could be fitted to make the...
by alpha1
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Alpha1's Rig
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

Re: Alpha1's Rig

Yes, built them ourselves. Was a bit of a rush before our CSR trip, finished them the night before we left. A few things I would tweak a little with it but happy with the design and lines. Will probably do the same when I update next and incorporate those tweaks. Still need to remove it to tidy up t...
by alpha1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Alpha1's Rig
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

Alpha1's Rig

Ranger on the prowl on the CSR
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by alpha1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Finally got pic's to work.
Replies: 11
Views: 7051

Re: Finally got pic's to work.

Nah got that component, top pic on the road in the background. Agree moist is good eating, a budding critic picking that up Linc ;)
by alpha1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Finally got pic's to work.
Replies: 11
Views: 7051

Re: Finally got pic's to work.

Look out, the photo critic has awoken from his slumber :shock: Be prepared for some criticism if he is in a bad mood although he may be mellow as the sun is over the yard arm ;) ;) Evidence pointing to a recent wash are evident, ladder, bucket, wet grass which will cost you points :oops: and thats b...
by alpha1
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 Extra cab Tonka truck
Replies: 5
Views: 4253

Re: 2017 Extra cab Tonka truck

I like the profile of the underbody lockers, suits the line of the body I think and the guard flares enhance the tough look. well done
by alpha1
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Matte Black Ranger from Madagascar
Replies: 15
Views: 12115

Re: Matte Black Ranger from Madagascar

Needs a chase rack with a 50 cal mounted on it to complete it.
by alpha1
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 472259

Re: Random Rangers

GerryP wrote:Mmmmm... VW eh? I put this up earlier somewhere, but worth another stir... errr I mean look... ;)

Image
"I am an island" (also)
by alpha1
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Matte Black Ranger from Madagascar
Replies: 15
Views: 12115

Re: Matte Black Ranger from Madagascar

Linc would run thru a rugby team to get to a rig setup like that, One guy, no probs :shock: :lol: :lol:
by alpha1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Caravan towing weights - Please explain
Replies: 13
Views: 9239

Re: Caravan towing weights - Please explain

Well block of cans comes in at about 11.5kg so he can carry approx 35 blocks and still be within the vans gvm ;) :lol: :lol:
by alpha1
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New PX mk 2 wildtrak... advice/info
Replies: 14
Views: 10528

Re: New PX mk 2 wildtrak... advice/info

Good comeback……"Say nothing on the grounds it may incriminate you" ;)
by alpha1
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New PX mk 2 wildtrak... advice/info
Replies: 14
Views: 10528

Re: New PX mk 2 wildtrak... advice/info

More than 3 cans Linc ?? ;) :lol:
by alpha1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: BENT RAIL BETWEEN REAR WINDOW AND BACK SIDE WINDOW
Replies: 19
Views: 14961

Re: BENT RAIL BETWEEN REAR WINDOW AND BACK SIDE WINDOW

Maybe loosen off the well body mounts and see if it will move back to give a little clearance to the cab
by alpha1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 508
Views: 472259

Re: Random Rangers

They did a nice job parking :oops: :lol:
by alpha1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Well done trublu
Replies: 13
Views: 8595

Re: Well done trublu

Oops, looks like True BLUE has become a "greeny" with his new title :shock: :roll: :lol:
by alpha1
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Slide on
Replies: 27
Views: 25507

Re: Slide on

I am only seeing up to the front doors?
by alpha1
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sell it or keep it??
Replies: 15
Views: 11245

Re: Sell it or keep it??

That is my major concern, generally like to wait for the series 2 upgrade with the major bugs etc ironed out before jumping into a new model. I do like the temptation of the possible new motor lineup tho, in my mind that would make the ranger almost the complete package. Oh well, I will start lookin...
by alpha1
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sell it or keep it??
Replies: 15
Views: 11245

Sell it or keep it??

Got a 100000k up on my 014 px1 ranger now and was starting to think about upgrading to a px 2. looking at a few online and came across the article with the spy pics of the 019 ranger and the engine specs with the possible new diesel v6 it is supposedly going to come with and now I am thinking maybe ...
by alpha1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Slide on
Replies: 27
Views: 25507

Re: Slide on

Ok George,
Enough of the teasing, show us the big rig all set up ready to roll :roll: ;)
by alpha1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 XL GPS / Camera Options
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: PX2 XL GPS / Camera Options

I am running a 7" tft screen from jay car as a dedicated rear view camera on my canopy, 2 x camera feeds, one with audio. Going to hook up the second camera as a reversing camera pointing down at the tow bar when I get around to it :roll: I broke open my rear vision mirror and used the post and ball...
by alpha1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Cool white XLS build up
Replies: 201
Views: 201326

Re: Cool white XLS build up

I like the look of the transits, dump it, wide rims and tyres, flares, limo tint and a debadge would be a tough look!!