Lovely build up!!!
One caution though- refer to a MN owner who bent his chassis rails up the arse end due to excess weight over hanging/ Cantilevering the tub- i.e. the 2 spare wheels, and all the load in the tub inc. of roof load. He was also towing a camper trailer too, through the simpson- with all the dunes ups and downs motion the static weight becomes live load. although he weighed his truck and it was under 1T and the camper trailer was only 900kgs or so, the live load with momentum can range up to 5 times greater.
Just keep an eye on your chassis rails- maybe even have it looked over by ARB or someone of the auto engineering field (I am not sure of your background- so apologies for any offence), to see if theres any creasing, and that it will hold.
We would hate to see you come home and report any disasters!!
I noticed a pic with your front L wheel in the creek- was this the track from Blinman to Parachilna?? I love that track- so many creeks!
A couple of pics at the beach- was that Myponga? if so I surfed there only a few weeks ago- My home town is Maslin Beach S.A. but I live in Newcastle now.
All the best mate, I'll be in Birdsville next yr for the races, and we are taking the simpson route home to..
Yep Bash plates are definitely next on the list. Then I'd like to have a play around with my diff ratios to counter act the 33's. May look into Pajero diffs to see if we can make any fit.Cowboy Dave wrote:Bash plates? I noticed the stock ones still on in some of the photos.
Thanks 13b bp. Pro4x4 are about an hour away. I'm down at Sellicks Beach, a beautiful part of the world.13b bp wrote:Nice another SA member and you look to be in the same area as me if you go to pro 4x4 they are a customer of work
Thanks, the tank is the reason I built the twin rear wheel carrier. The tank is 800 wide. I'll have one baffle cut out the same as the side plates you see in the pics. I'll cut the corners out before welding it in. My main issues will be plumbing the whole thing. Allowing for equaliser tubes above the tank where it wraps around the spare wheel carrier. Fuel filters etc. I look forward to the challenge.macca002 wrote:I am liking your tank idea. What are your plans for baffles?
changing diff ratios is definitely high on my list. I have been considering converting a paj diff. Cutting off the coil mounts and replacing them with leaf spring mounts. I measured up a 94 paj the other day. The diff was 4.875 and the whole assembly is 1500mm wide. Not that different to the Triton. The front diff seams to be the easy change.hvac guy wrote:track down some higher ratio diffs that will sought our fuel out more as well, do u run air bags i would love a rang of 1200 km
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