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  • #1 by Alloy C/T on 01 Jan 2015
  • 50,000km service yesterday , actually 53,496 ……….
  • #2 by Stepho_62 on 01 Jan 2015
  • Washed, n washed n washed n washed! Is there no place that the red BD doesnt get?  Will upload some pics to a post 4  uall to have a look at soon.
  • #3 by BIGRANG on 01 Jan 2015
  • Went for a drive to Smiths Beach, excuse the photo it was taken from across the road on a balcony whilst drinking an icy cold Corona (It's a tough life sometimes)
  • #4 by Benny E on 02 Jan 2015
  • Started making my Rear Quarter Panel Speaker Mounts for my Alpine 5 1/4" speakers, will look pretty good once i cover them in carpet or vinyl of some sort. 3 speakers installed, i got another 6 to go. :Awesome:

  • #5 by KathyL on 02 Jan 2015
  • Bought a fairly comprehensive Stanley metric* toolkit (77-096) for the FJ - it means I won't need to pinch too much stuff from the tool sets/kits we have in the garage when we go away (or that if one of us goes away on our own the other one will still have a full set of tools at home!).  



    I particularly like that this toolkit has screwdrivers, pliers and an adjustable spanner and that the two tool storage shells can be separated if necessary (they are joined using retractable spring hinges).



    *  So many toolkits include SAE or AF tools and, with the exception of spark plug spanners, I don't see any point in having SAE/AF tools for a metric only vehicle - if I need them I'll add them individually.
  • #6 by Anakist on 02 Jan 2015
  • Went camping and tested all the tested all the lights.





    James
  • #7 by Craig TAS on 03 Jan 2015
  • Currently on holidays in the highlands of PNG at Mt Hagen where it is very wet and muddy, monsooal season is currently in full swing up here. A good friend has borrowed us his old VX to drive around, great 4 wheeling here every time we get on the road/track in the mud every day. Whilst the VX isn't an FJ it's still fun in the clay. Sadly there are no FJs in PNG appart from the one or two that may have been imported privately.
  • #8 by Benny E on 03 Jan 2015
  • Changed out my dash speakers today with some Alpine 4" Type S, had to do a little bit of massaging to make them fit, but got there in the end.


  • #9 by Stepho_62 on 03 Jan 2015
  • Took this photo, just cause I can n it looks tough!



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    Took this photo, just cause I can n it looks tough!

  • #10 by GazLaz on 03 Jan 2015
  • To be sure
    To be sure
     :Smirk:
  • #11 by mikl on 03 Jan 2015
  • Make a difference Benny?
    Michael
  • #12 by mikl on 03 Jan 2015
  • Just drove home from 2 nights in Wonnangatta, no one around so we camped in the Elms on Conglomerate Creek. Only saw 4 vehicles the whole trip out.
    Pics to follow.
    Michael
  • #13 by Benny E on 03 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: mikl;77562
    Make a difference Benny?
    Michael

    I haven't connected them up yet Michael, i got to change the head unit out and wire up the Amplifiers yet, which i have not ordered yet. Will be a couple off weeks at least till i get to crank them up, can't wait i just want it now  :Twitch:
  • #14 by uu11wa on 03 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: Benny E;77568
    I haven't connected them up yet Michael, i got to change the head unit out and wire up the Amplifiers yet, which i have not ordered yet. Will be a couple off weeks at least till i get to crank them up, can't wait i just want it now  :Twitch:

    I've got those same 4" Alpines in the dash and 6x9's in the front doors only with an inline Alpine AMP.

    With all you are putting into yours I reckon you will be VERY happy with the result.
  • #15 by Benny E on 03 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: uu11wa;77569
    I've got those same 4" Alpines in the dash and 6x9's in the front doors only with an inline Alpine AMP.

    With all you are putting into yours I reckon you will be VERY happy with the result.

    Haha yeah i hope so, it should be able to blow my hair back. 8 speakers, 1 subwoofer and 2 big amplifiers all running at there maximum rated RMS. It will probably destroy my poor old FJ. Bring on the rattles.
  • #16 by uu11wa on 03 Jan 2015
  • Dynamat the shizen out of it and you should be laughing
  • #17 by Benny E on 03 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: uu11wa;77583
    Dynamat the shizen out of it and you should be laughing

    Yeah i don't think i'll have a choice the squeaks and rattles will drive me bat-***** crazy.
  • #18 by mikl on 04 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: Benny E;77568
    I haven't connected them up yet Michael, i got to change the head unit out and wire up the Amplifiers yet, which i have not ordered yet. Will be a couple off weeks at least till i get to crank them up, can't wait i just want it now  :Twitch:


    Sorry mate I thought you just did the dash speakers then after I posted I looked through the rest. I am guessing with all that kit you will make a huge difference  :Haha:
    Michael
  • #19 by mikl on 04 Jan 2015
  • Wonnangatta pics.
    Michael



    No one around so we grabbed the Elms camp spot, planted in the mid 1800's by one of the early owners (too lazy to look it up who lol) it is one of the best summer camp spots I have ever seen, full shade all day and sits just by the Conglomerate Creek for a bit of feet wetting.







    More here at my Smugmug account ..... LINK..... Wonnangatta NY 2014-2015 - ozmikl
  • #20 by Dally on 04 Jan 2015
  • Drove home from Cobram on the Murray yesterday...close to 1000km round trip...my longest so far...polyairs were great towing the van..got about 17.5L/100km which is a huge improvement on my old petrol Hilux...Car went great...only problem was a B-Double coming the other way blew my R/H towing mirror off...big scratch on the door...panel beaters tomorrow :Riled:

  • #21 by BIGRANG on 04 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: Dally;77631
    Drove home from Cobram on the Murray yesterday...close to 1000km round trip...my longest so far...polyairs were great towing the van..got about 17.5L/100km which is a huge improvement on my old petrol Hilux...Car went great...only problem was a B-Double coming the other way blew my R/H towing mirror off...big scratch on the door...panel beaters tomorrow :Riled:


    Pretty good figures for a van that size!
  • #22 by Dally on 04 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: BIGRANG;77654
    Pretty good figures for a van that size!

    Yeah I was pretty surprised...there was a fairly strong North wind behind me so I think that probably pushed me along a bit...
  • #23 by Crui5erFJ on 04 Jan 2015
  • Quote from: mikl;77624
    Wonnangatta pics.
    Michael


    No one around so we grabbed the Elms camp spot, planted in the mid 1800's by one of the early owners (too lazy to look it up who lol) it is one of the best summer camp spots I have ever seen, full shade all day and sits just by the Conglomerate Creek for a bit of feet wetting.

    I too was in Wonnangatta for New Years, on the Great Divide Tours trip I won from the summit raffle. Was awesome, loved the high country and need to get back again as we didn't see anywhere near enough.
  • #24 by FJWally on 05 Jan 2015
  • Nice work mate - would love to see a little trip report to show peeps what Vic gets up to - assuming he went along with this trip?

    Quote from: Crui5erFJ;77697
    I too was in Wonnangatta for New Years, on the Great Divide Tours trip I won from the summit raffle. Was awesome, loved the high country and need to get back again as we didn't see anywhere near enough.
  • #25 by Crui5erFJ on 05 Jan 2015
  • It wasn't Vic who ran this one, one of his guides, Dave, who is known to Wolfgang as he did the Cape York trip with him and has that awesome footage posted here somewhere. I intend to do a little write up any way as it was truly a great trip.
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