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Unread 06-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #16
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Dave it is about time!!! Glad you found the time to start your build thread. I love watching the transformation. Keep it going

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Unread 06-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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The rear cargo and compressor builds are top notch!

And I always imagined the right hand drive rigs having the skinny pedal on the left of the brake pedal...............

Glad to see your rig on the build threads!
Thanks JeepN4KC, was a bit of work but worth it!


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Fantastic WK dude!! I love your rig, look forward to seeing more!!
Thanks Mate, more will be coming

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Very glad to see you posting your build Loving my CRD..
Yeah, i came so close to grabbing a hemi first up, but after checking the diesel out I never looked back

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Nice to see everything in one build thread...looking good.
Thanks scootr, the good stuff is yet to come
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Unread 06-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #18
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Dave it is about time!!! Glad you found the time to start your build thread. I love watching the transformation. Keep it going
All good things come to those who wait Nathan....well thats what us lazy people tell organised people like yourself

More to come tonight!
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Unread 06-04-2012, 05:15 AM   #19
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Well, you already know I love your WK. Happy to see your build thread finally up, bro!
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Unread 06-08-2012, 02:24 AM   #20
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Some miscellaneous wheeling pics at that level of modification.....







Short vid from same trip to the Glasshouse Mountains



Hmmm, might need a clean

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Unread 06-08-2012, 02:42 AM   #21
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Just after this trip, the first of the Saguaro Gear arrived, and in a bit of a rush, the front was fitted up.

It actually took almost as much time to remove the ARB bar than it did to install the Saguaro. We also found that the dealer hadnt fitted the extra bolts that were supposed to be drilled into the frame, and many of the bolts were the wrong type. Lucky i hadnt used it for offroading hey . Muppets.

The front bar, coming very professionally and carefully packaged.



There she is, all naked.



Loosely bolted up.



Setting it all in place, Stu doing his thing with the Jack.



And there she was, changing the look of the Jeep forever better! Very easy install, excellent instructions and everything needed was in the crate. Well done Jackie Davis!






This was finished the day before heading to Landcruiser Park for a club run. Comment of the run, at the end of Carnage Canyon (overheard from a set of Patrol drivers) 'how the f*(k did he get that up here!'







And some trackside carnage. Coming down Telecom hill, lost a spring.



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Unread 06-08-2012, 02:48 AM   #22
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Missed a couple of trips before the Saguaro front bar went on.....

Ripley, only 15 mins from my house, and about to become around 200 house lots very soon. Sad.



Oops. Missed it by that much..!



Mud. Bead. Bugger.



And where it happened.


And a nice little climb. Wasnt my usual partners in crime on this run, and no one else was game to go up it.



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Unread 06-08-2012, 02:54 AM   #23
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Another little trip to Glasshouse, had a night run the night before, spent 6 hours winching an XJ up Big Red with a locked up front diff and transfer case.



Match the mountain to the sticker!





Rescued a JK that almost came unstuck.







And picked up some panel damage along the way



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Unread 06-08-2012, 03:40 AM   #24
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Couple of shots from the Jeep Appreciation Day. My Jeep was on display at the Murchsion Products Stand, if it had entered would have won the ramp for IFS.





And a mad CJ with custom hydraulic arms and patrol diffs.



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Unread 06-08-2012, 03:48 AM   #25
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Then it was time to fit the Saguaro Rear bar with Tyre Carrier. Once again, very well packed, detailed instructions and every thing i needed.



Luckily as I had dome some small (severe) damage to the factory plastic item i didnt have to remove all of the 21 clips that retain it. Just the 4 remaining and the 2 zipties that were keeping it on



Got the side sections bolted up. They sit under the rear frame rails, and the rear section ties these together and to the hitch mount. Can you say strong?





Then once the centre section is bolted up, all the bolts are tightened up. Time to add the swing arm.




And then a tyre :-)



Now we have a protected bum.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 03:57 AM   #26
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The old Warn Magnum 9k had done 3 years of work, and with a good deal from Stu on a new Warn 9.5 CTI-s it was time to fit a new winch! The 9.5cti-s has the contactor instead of the solenoid pack, and has the external brake designed for rope use. And looks good as well.




When I was fitting this up i kept getting a whiff of diesel, so though i had better take a look.

Tank dropped, and a nice little ohle in the top of the sender plate.



And about 10kg of mud and sand. Used some epoxy, sealed it up and its still there today!
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Unread 06-08-2012, 03:59 AM   #27
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This is an impressive build, much different then the typical USA builds.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 04:00 AM   #28
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Picked up a 26" lightbar very cheap off a camping forum. Contains 13 x 10W Cree LED's. Housing machining is a bit agricultural, but it does the job.



Mounted on the rack.

High Beam.



Light bar only.



Yep, she will do just fine!
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Unread 06-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #29
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Now on to the really fun stuff.

Had a Superlift kit on order since November of last year. Missed the first container when the forwarder 'forgot' to put it in the right pile, so after another 2 months it was here.

All laid out in Stu's workshop.




And only missing a set of swaybar bushes, which from what i hear is pretty good! Especially as i wont be using the rear sway bar anyway.

Strip down time.






For some reason, even after 2 hours of underbody hosing, dried mud was falling out of every crevice.

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Unread 06-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #30
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Luckily the kit I had ordered was one of the first with the new lower control arms and not the drop brackets (even though it took longer to get here :-( ).

Fitted the LCA's, the brackets for the upper rear arms and the track bar.




Carl got under the front and notched the subframe as per the instructions.




Painted the inner side to hold off rust.



And in place.




All welded up.

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