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Discussion in 'Australia' started by seancampbell, Jun 24, 2018.
I'm waiting for the HIAB crane to appear for lifting the kayaks down
Kayaks = cheap.
This whole build it on a shoe string budget.
Yes, there is some climbing and family team work needed to get them up there.
One of my next projects is to make a new full roof rack that incorporates front protection (scrub) bars, driving light mounts and a ladder to make it easier to get up.
Just found some photos of my first 3D models.
Who needs AutoCAD?
Says the bloke with the $4000 "exhaust"
Really enjoying this Thread.
Can you please stop!
This is too good. You are living out my dreams & making me realise I can do this on my budget & with no skills but my missus has told me very directly that if I start another project before she gets a new kitchen & bathroom my testicles & her best knife are going to get very well acquainted.
I stopped lurking in Expedition Portal some time ago as it was too painful drooling over those trucks & now it has followed me to advrider!
Please DONT stop!
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The $4k exhaust is an investment in driving pleasure. If I didn't have it... every kilometer of struggling to get up to speed would be wearing on my mind... why did I choose a boat over a turbo?
Just going through some old photos while I jog my memory and help keep this thread interesting....
New tyres arrive at home. The boys think they are great toys...
Meanwhile.... the wife wants to know how $5,000 can turn in to this!
"Why do we need such big tyres?"
Over the coming years and trips she learnt the value of good tyres with tall, strong sidewalls. Tyres that can eat up thousands of kilometers of corrugations without flats. Tyres that can float over sand and up dunes.
I sold this to fund the build
(A toy that maybe only I enjoyed, for a toy the whole family can enjoy)
Do they think you're the coolest dad after this build? The table your boys and father in law made you was way, way cool.
This thread is really gonna' take some shaking to knock it off my top list of candidates for "2018 Ozsylum thread of the year !"
Simply awesome story Sean, interesting read, great photo's/documentation of the build progress... personal insights. Wonderful.
And the "no motorcycle content" stick in the muds can bite me where the wiping happens - 'cause this is without question, a thread about lifestyle choices, adventure and family commitment - that many of us here on Oz ADV obviously can relate to.
Again - awesome job Sean.
That actually means a lot to me. To be able to give something back to the people and place that has kept me sane over the years. In times, for whatever reason, I am unable to ride and destress, this place gives me a little up lift and I see this as a form of pay back.
To get the "Bike Count" up, let's look at how many ways the truck can carry a bike:
One: The simple (Dodgy), cheap (very cheap out of leftover scrap), homemade "Rack"
Two: The more refined, more expensive (except I am the Gumtree King and scored it cheap) and definitely more 4x4 friendly with a much higher rear ground clearance for better departure angle.
This is my "Go to" rack. It's the easiest one for me to load the KTM530 on by myself.
Three: The "STEALTH"
This comes in handier than you would imagine....
Wife "Where are you going?"
Me "Nowhere! Just out to see (insert the name of some friend she only has heard about but doesn't have any contact details of)"
Wife "Well, as long as you're not leaving me to go riding again"
Me "What.... I can't believe you even said that"
Wife "Sorry, I just get upset when you go riding all the time. Have a great day, don't rush back."