As a mod I can delete and un delete as I see fit, don't worry I have a thick skin, also a nice van so I can be comfortable , I can also survive in the desert for 2 weeks without the need for civilization , even longer if there is a stinky well I can suck water up and put through the filtering system stuff a roof top and one fridge you would have to be madWhy do Disco 4's have Rooftop tents?
Somewhere to rest till the tow truck turns up.
As a mod I can delete and un delete as I see fit, don't worry I have a thick skin, also a nice van so I can be comfortable , I can also survive in the desert for 2 weeks without the need for civilization , even longer if there is a stinky well I can suck water up and put through the filtering system stuff a roof top and one fridge you would have to be mad
I had a neighbour who was absolutely loaded, he owns a large earthmoving business that he has built up himself but was funded entirely by royalties that the family receive from a property they once owned. The family sold the property to a mining company on the proviso that they receive royalties on the tonnage after the sale. They still get 10 cents per tonne on the 6 daily trains that cart 3,000 tonne each and the continuous line of B Doubles that run throughout the day.
He told me once that "You are in charge of your own destiny" I said "that's true to a point but, it sure as hell helps if your born into a wealthy family!" He looked at me with disgust and walked away.
No I can not see PM’sI did think it was strange that my post had been modified.
So let me get this right.
I posted somthing, then changed my mind 2 mins later and deleted it.
Then as a mod you decided to undelete my post, and leave it there.
Is that right?
Are you also reading my PM's including the one about that post?
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Picked up my new 79 Dual cab a couple of weeks ago to replace my 2012 model after clocking up 260k on her. I ordered it about 9 months ago rather reluctantly as I was quite happy with my current one so my heart was not in it but with second hand prices running so hot it made financial sense to make the change now.
It is a funny thing buying another vehicle almost identical to your current one that is going on 10 years old, there are very few vehicles that you can still do that. With all the shortcomings that the 79 offers there is still nothing that compares with it on the market which is a shame. I still have a romance going with an Iveco Daily and may end up there a bit further down the track as a tourer.
The most noticeable change with the new 70’s is the cup holder, the owners manual is now a two page document with a picture of the vehicle on the cover showing you which end is the front plus a couple of arrows pointing to the key components of tyres x 4 and a steering wheel. On the reverse side there are instructions on how to use the new cup holder.
Just a bit of history for some of you may not realise but the 79 series has been around for a long time and predates the cup. You used to just collect and drink water that landed on the bonnet. The cup was later invented by a fellow named Ronald McDonald, he actually invented the cup by accident when he was looking for a third item to be included in his Happy Meals. Toyota thought it was just a passing fad and the cup would go the way of yo-yos , slinkies and dingbats but it persisted for many years and Toyota finally caved in to peer pressure and reluctantly developed a cup holder.
The other notable change is the radio, AM plus there is this new thing called FM, I am not sure what that is but will find out. Of course there is the other great invention the cassette, there is a vast selection of tunes available through your local Vinnies and Salvation Army music stores. None of this squashed / compressed music nonsense, that doesn’t sound very reliable.to me and probably just another fad.
The speakers are reminiscent of speaking through two jam tins with a string between them but I must say the hollow ring compliments the cabin noise beautifully
The seats are identical to my old ones with a fabric covering that looks like the lounges in my nanna‘s nursing home
Now to a couple of minor changes
- Freewheeling hubs are a nice touch so you don’t have to get out in the mud or water to lock your hubs
-The gearing is taller which I like, at 100kph I am doing 400 rpm less than my old one which is nice and it feels more comfortable doing 110 than before
-It has a traction control for onroad use that disconnects when using front/ rear factory lockers or low range
-It has hill start assist now as well which will probably be kinder on your clutch in tough conditions
-Injectors are now Piezo instead of Denso which are quieter and I believe offer better fuel efficiency ( haven’t done comparative figures yet)
-The brakes are much improved from my old one and are happy with them
-cruise control is standard now too so don’t need to carry the stick I used to wedge on the pedal.
- I now have a DPF but don’t know if that will change anything in my life.
- the turbo must be a bit different as well because they are producing better numbers than previously with a remap.
I have done plenty of mods and there are more to come. We intend on hitting the road shortly for 3 to 6 months to see what it is like and whether we want to rent the house out and live longer term on the road
I was a bit ho hum initially about the new vehicle but since driving it I am in love with it and are surprised how different it feels for a vehicle that is essentially the same as my old one.
The love affair continues……
AKA SentinelNo I can not see PM’s
I saw he post as another LR bash which was deleted as no doubt you thought it was inappropriate , possibly on a few levels, I thought it was funny and had no issue with it
so put it back for you.
If you prefer I can and will happily delete it again if that is what you want
Sorry to hear of you loss Alby, condolences to you and your family.
We did Lorrella Springs in 2018 on our Kimberly trip, fantastic property that you could spend months on, we only had 5 days which was nowhere near enough
It's always sad to lose a family member or friend for that matter but, 93 is a ripe age and no doubt well lived. I lost my Dad just over 12 months ago at the age of 91. He had been suffering from dementia for several years and it was very sad to see a man who was a University Lecturer in computer programming and a wizard of anything electronic reduced to a poor old man who was amazed by the technology of the zipper on his jacket.Losing someone is never good but my father was 93, in good health and lived a good life with a glass half full type of attitude. A few days before he died he was still chowing down a big serving of dinosaur ribs at the local club. He had all his paper maps out on the kitchen bench enjoying reliving the memories of where we were on our trip.
My father did several laps around Australia with his mate who was also a close friend of Len Beadell and did a number of expeditions with him.
So whilst it is still very sad I am very comfortable with the situation
Nice spot. Great sunset. Hope things are getting back to normal.We flew back to Darwin to pick up the ute to continue our journey
We decided to leave Arnhem land for later and head west to WA as we had some time commitments to meet over there
The Gibb River road was busy at the start, El Questro was ridiculous and resembled a Woolies carpark so turned around and left to find some quieter camping spots out of the way. All the major publicised attractions we’re getting a workout although it was much quieter up at Mitchell falls end as the caravan brigade are scared off by the road conditions
There are three tilt trays keeping busy running picking up broken vans, trailers and vehicles and the tyrefitter near Mt Barnett does alright too
Found some pretty nice riverside campsites along the way
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