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Zilch



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Cape York Trip

For the few aussie members that may be left i was thinking of heading up to Cape York this year, around July ish.
Any recommendations for what to do in terms of going "up norrfff" past Cairns in terms of off roading/camping and
places to stop

Cheers

Jim Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

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Beancounter_74



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"Camping"..... Shocked ....bloody hell Zilchy.......you're better than that Wink .......you'll be part of the 'tin tent' brigade next Rolling Eyes Whistle Rolling with laughter BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
MERCEDES GL350 - Metallic Navy Blue w/Grey interior

GONE: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE - Stornaway Grey w/Black Interior (starting to wish we'd kept it Surprised )
GONE: BMW F10 520D MSport - Carbon Black
GONE:MY12 RRS SDV6 HSE Sumatra/Ivory/Grand Black Privacy glass

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BKHK



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I am still here Zilchy but I won't be going up to bloody Cape York in the X6! It's a 5 hour flight from here .....too far to drive! Rolling with laughter there's some big crocs up there as well so take the dog. Coming - 2017 V8 SC
Going - 2015 F80 M3
Going - 2010 RRS 5.0 V8 Petrol non SC

Post #413752 Wed Feb 12 2014 9:44pm
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Zilch



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Beancounter_74 wrote:
"you'll be part of the 'tin tent' brigade next Rolling Eyes Whistle Rolling with laughter


you will have permission to shoot me at that point Whistle Laughing Thumbs Up Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

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Zilch



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BKHK wrote:
: there's some big crocs up there as well so take the dog.


BK that is why i was asking if you want to come along to walk the river crossings and make sure its safe for
the car Whistle Wink Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

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Beancounter_74



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Zilch wrote:
Beancounter_74 wrote:
"you'll be part of the 'tin tent' brigade next Rolling Eyes Whistle Rolling with laughter


you will have permission to shoot me at that point Whistle Laughing Thumbs Up


Noted, gun loaded and ready Thumbs Up Laughing BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
MERCEDES GL350 - Metallic Navy Blue w/Grey interior

GONE: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE - Stornaway Grey w/Black Interior (starting to wish we'd kept it Surprised )
GONE: BMW F10 520D MSport - Carbon Black
GONE:MY12 RRS SDV6 HSE Sumatra/Ivory/Grand Black Privacy glass

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Zilch



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BK you will be happy to know the Sport is booked in for a succession of serious modifications over the next
2 months Laughing Bash Plates ordered, Snorkel will be tomorrow, Rock Sliders and step out extenders next month,
followed by the inevitable ATR's from General Tires .. I will make sure i post you some pictures when its complete BK
as i know you will appreciate a fine looking Sport Whistle Laughing

Cheers

Jim Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

Post #414732 Thu Feb 20 2014 8:31am
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BKHK



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From exec express to bush basher huh? I suppose the Jeep has replaced the RRS! These days I go to work on the number 82 TransPerth bus or courtesy of Qantas / SQ A380. The X6 has been quiet for the last month. Pics please when it's done! Coming - 2017 V8 SC
Going - 2015 F80 M3
Going - 2010 RRS 5.0 V8 Petrol non SC

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Zilch



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BK the Jeeps spends most of its life do local runs .. i spent a lot of time getting a bus and manly ferry to work..

The Sport will be retained for many years once the work is done and will not look too different to a standard
school run machine.. even the sliders have extenders to make it look like steps.. Normal tyres will be applied
after trips Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

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Zilch



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Modifications have finished

Well after a lot of research with the 4WD specialist companies transformation is complete for its Cape York trip..
here are some pictures for the purists, namely BK Laughing who will be happy to know the Sport has stayed
untouched and we bought an old Bush Basher for the Trip, it will reside at Airlie beach for an easy life once
the Cape York trip is completed and assumed it makes it back. Subject to inspection not finding anything drastic
(apart from the Nissan badge Laughing ) its ready made for our adventure to the top of OZ and should be ours by
Friday.. 3 4WD's in the family now Shocked

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3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

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BKHK



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Zilchy, I AM relieved that you haven't butchered the RRS. The Nissan is a disposable item, I hope it wasn't too expensive. 3 4x4 s, huh? You are becoming quite a car baron, perhaps you should start a rental company!

In the meantime, I won't be having any hols this year, I have 2 large new S-92 helicopters about to start supporting the crew change for pipe lay vessels laying an 890km subsea pipeline, a drilling rig starting soon with 3 more helicopters and travel to arrange for 1400 people offshore.

The X6 is still not being used much but is a hoot when I do use it. I have 2 speeding tickets in 2 weeks ( the last one towing my boat FFS) and I have now bought a radar detector which are legal here in WA. Coming - 2017 V8 SC
Going - 2015 F80 M3
Going - 2010 RRS 5.0 V8 Petrol non SC

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Zilch



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BK thought with the abolition of the carbon tax imminent i should raise my footprint Laughing Thumbs Up Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

Post #420560 Mon Apr 07 2014 9:18am
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garrycol



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Why are you not taking the RRS and taking that white heap of #$%^ instead.

A RRS will have no issues doing the Cape - by not taking it you are just reinforcing the Jappers view of Landies.

Garry 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #420563 Mon Apr 07 2014 9:36am
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MartyRRS



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Quote:
Why are you not taking the RRS and taking that white heap of #$%^ instead.

A RRS will have no issues doing the Cape - by not taking it you are just reinforcing the Jappers view of Landies.

X2 Regards, Marty

Now: 2008 RRS TDV8; 1975 Rangie ute

Then: 2010 Defender Puma TdCi 110; 1996 Defender 300Tdi; 1997 Disco V8 on vsi gas; 1976 Rangie 4.4l; 20 yrs of back breaking Tojos

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Zilch



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Gents it is not about the capability, it's about the potential for damage, researching other cape trips it seems to come away
Unscathed is not a common occurrence, so it's about protecting the invesstment (if a lsport can be deemed as such) Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

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