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My 150 Kakadu

Gasmanjc Feb 25, 2017

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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    Spent the weekend at Levuka 4x4 park. Couple of pics below. Didn't get to try out the winch.
    This is actually the wife driving. Shes pretty proud of herself. I switched on the crawl control for her and off she went.
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    It was pretty dry out there but I managed to find some mud to play in
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    Will get a video done once the young fella gives me access to his phone
     
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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    Videos as promised





    I have another one uploading with other bits in it as well as these that will be ready tonight
     
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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    Noticed the rear tank bash plate was a little bent from the Last Adventure, I was concerned the plate may be rubbing on the tank it was meant to protect. Unfortunately I was correct, though only the paint was rubbed off.
    I used the weight of the vehicle and my jack to press the dents out
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    Straighten out ready for paint. All the Diagonal scrapes were where the dents were .
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    All done. Whole job only took 2 beers and a rum
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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    I recently embarked on a rear drawer system build. I managed to do it with limited tools and resources but am pretty happy with the outcome.

    Here's how it went down!

    Power tools:
    Circular saw $98 , Drill , Belt sander
    Hand tools:
    Curved scalpel , sanding block , Scissors , chalk line , chalk , pencil , tape measure

    Misc:
    hole saws , Drill bit for pilot holes.

    Tools I really could have done with but didn't have:
    Table saw , set square , big clamps , proper work bench.

    Bill of Materials:
    3 x 8kg Magnetic latches $35
    2 x 2400 x 1200 15mm ply $free (packing sheets from work)
    4m² outdoor carpet $8m² (on sale ½ price)
    Approx 100 x 6g x 75 batten screws (from work)
    45 x 6g x 15mm wood screws $4
    wood glue $5? missus picked it up
    2 x 50mm x m6 and m10 bolts and washers to suit $10
    2 x flat black paint $7
    1 x painters masking tape $3
    nylon strips for runners $ free from building site skip.

    Time taken: approx 30 hours

    I'm gonna say about a total $200 AU including the cost of the circular saw. I could have gone down to 4wd super centre and picked up a set for about $300 but they weigh around 75kg and weight is a bad thing in a 150 as it has a very limited payload. I haven't weighed them but I'm gonna guess 40kg max.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    First cut! Measured the space in the wagon and set to work building the carcass
    After test fitting the carcass I realised that if I was to fit a fridge I would need to lower one side
    The carcass covered
    I had an after thought and decided to paint any visible timber black to give it a better finish
    Here the runners can be seen. Drawers covered , painted and ready.
    The Magnetic latches in the back of the drawers, the back of the carcass is off here, the backs hold the rest of the latch assembly
    all bolted in

    The table will be taken to work and edged with a wood grain veneer and the top will be stained. Wings will be added for power , air and water outlets.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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    garygiles1963 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nice, like the added table.
     
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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    AndyCook Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    That's much better !
     
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    Gasmanjc Active Member I am in australia

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    Yeah now I just gotta get around to washing her
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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