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    if your looking for a winch to drag immobile shitboxes on the back..

    https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/spe...with-rope.html

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    Just add paint

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Tidy, this is a brilliant idea. Last car trailer I built with a mate by the finish I reckon we would of put around 4k into it, then needed something to pull it with.
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    I agree with Rdyno

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    As mentioned before - I would be getting those Wheels / Tyres check to confirm they are the correct rating...

    Better safe than sorry....

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    I'm replacing the 225/75r16s with 215/70r16s to give me a bit more room. They're rated at 1000kg each. How do I check the rims rating?
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    It should be on a commercial light truck tyre.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    It is and the ones I'm getting are LT tyres also
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Amazing work. Ended up with a two piece tailshaft? Are you going to fill the middle of the tray in?
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    Yeah, it ended up 1.84m long and the longest they recommend in one piece is 1.5m. If I don't fill it in, I'll fit some wire baskets
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    The tyres are easy to check ( stamped on sidewall) but the rims - no so easy - They should be stamped on the inside also, but due to age / rust / dirt etc - can be impossible to find...
    They look like a Old school Landcruiser rim or similar - so I doubt they will be ratted to 3.5t GVM (or thereabouts)

    There should be a tyre placard on the vehicle that says what it needs as a minimum..

    Speak to the bloke swapping the tyres over and see what he reckons about the rims too...

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    I'm surprised it hasn't got dualies on the back.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southo View Post
    The tyres are easy to check ( stamped on sidewall) but the rims - no so easy - They should be stamped on the inside also, but due to age / rust / dirt etc - can be impossible to find...
    They look like a Old school Landcruiser rim or similar - so I doubt they will be ratted to 3.5t GVM (or thereabouts)

    There should be a tyre placard on the vehicle that says what it needs as a minimum..

    Speak to the bloke swapping the tyres over and see what he reckons about the rims too...
    Yeah they are cruiser rims. I can't find an exact match though these later model (17's) are rated to >2000kg per rim (so 8.0t GVM)....

    http://www.marks4wd.com/drive-line/w...611-60630.html
    Last edited by ALLMTR; 27-09-17 at 11:37 PM.
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Yeah, Later model landcruisers went 5 stud to save money - I guess 4 wheel studs per vehicle adds up to a lot - LOL


    If you are getting the tyres from a reasonably large retailer - they should be able to check a catalog etc for a suitable rim that will fit and be rated high enough..
    Failing that - speak to a truck wrecker that specialises in the Dyna / Coaster etc and ask them what rims are available other than the fugly factory rims..

    You may be in luck and those rims may be rated high enough, but for definite peace of mind, ask the question at the tyre dealer and make sure insurance doesn't try to screw you over if you are unlucky enough to have a blowout etc... And yes, they usually have a smaller (14" I think) dually rims on the back of them... - So that would be a giveaway for a copper if they were on the hunt for defects etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Yeah they are cruiser rims. I can't find an exact match though these later model (17's) are rated to >2000kg per rim (so 8.0t GVM)....

    http://www.marks4wd.com/drive-line/w...611-60630.html
    They look like 90 series Prado rv rims (6" wide)

    If you want a bit more girth, gx and above Prado's come with the same style wheel but in 7".

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    Spoke to a truck tyre place today. Toyota 4wd or truck rims will never be a limiting factor, it'll always be the tyres. The rims are all >1500kg rated
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Awesom news and result.

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    It might be missing from these photos but is there any extra bracing on the banana back part of the new tray to stop it snapping off when you lever the weight of a car on it? Assuming the leading edge will be bolted or welded to the end of the chassis somehow.
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    Another crossmember 50 x 50 x 3 angle has been added to brace the banana. The wheels don't sit on the banana when transporting only on and off. Banana'd car floats don't have any added means of support.
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Was supposed to make ramps today but I'm going to use my car float ones next week and going to buy some alloy atv style ones. I'm thinking I'll need 400kgish ones
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Ive got alloy painters planks for my car trailer with hooks welded to the end. Flexes like crazy but light as a feather and perfect for my application (not heavy cars).

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    Yeah, I was looking at bunnings scaffolding (250kg rating) and thinking of bracing it with a 1m piece of 50 x 50 x 2.5 angle
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Take one end off the alloy planks and rivet a box section up the inside guts. I did this with mine and then angled the other end and welded it up so it sits more flush with the ground. Came up a treat and minimised the flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potsy View Post
    Take one end off the alloy planks and rivet a box section up the inside guts. I did this with mine and then angled the other end and welded it up so it sits more flush with the ground. Came up a treat and minimised the flex.
    What weight car?
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Last edited by ALLMTR; 29-09-17 at 03:06 PM.
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Like !

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    front yard looking like skompas back yard - winning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potsy View Post
    Like !
    Me too. Drives mint too. The extra wheelbase really softened up the ride
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Very cool! Very jealous of the lifestyle change you've made, well done. Hopefully it's not all on credit and actually do able.

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    The Porsche is on cash advance on a credit card but most of the other stuff I own outright
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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