Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 61 to 75 of 75

Thread: Off road Teardrop

  1. #61
    Down with ma homies Greg Rust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Perf
    Posts
    11,038
    Excellent build and looks bloody good. Itís going to be a nice shade of red dirt most of the time so close enough to orange.

    Looking forward to seeing your gold prospecting thread updates
    2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
    2007 KTM 250 SX

    Quote Originally Posted by Monza View Post
    I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

  2. #62
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Thanks Greg and you are right about the red dirt.

    Ended up asking the local print shop to make whatever they thought would look good and they came up with this.
    Pretty good I reckon, hopefully I donít fuck it when I stick them on.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	5CDC2A79-D7DF-492B-BE5C-860FCEFBC027.jpeg 
Views:	28 
Size:	110.8 KB 
ID:	110225  

  3. #63
    Chairbourn ranger! Mike Lowrrryyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    11,096
    Iíd somehow missed this updates to the thread. That has come up an absolute treat. Well done man.
    Quote Originally Posted by S View Post
    I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

  4. #64
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Cheers mate, still need to fit water tanks to it which is causing some issues. I have two 60L tanks for it however due to
    how far inboard the springs are and the light 39mm axle when I put 40L inside the van the axle noticeably bends.

    Not sure if I should just fit a 50mm axle with parallel bearings or spend up and fit a full trailing arm independent set up.

  5. #65
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Have also found a bit of rot in both the wheel archís

  6. #66
    Desert Nigga vet 180's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    3,505
    Quote Originally Posted by Shep View Post
    Cheers mate, still need to fit water tanks to it which is causing some issues. I have two 60L tanks for it however due to
    how far inboard the springs are and the light 39mm axle when I put 40L inside the van the axle noticeably bends.

    Not sure if I should just fit a 50mm axle with parallel bearings or spend up and fit a full trailing arm independent set up.
    If the 50mm will take the weight you are planing then just do it and be done with it. No need to spend up big on fancy suspension on something you will be just dragging along being the wrangler. If the 50mm gets the job done and cheaply no need to over complicate imo.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by Babalouie View Post
    Geez we're a bunch of softcocks...we have a 911 and we're obsessing over non-functional ducts and indicator colours

  7. #67
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Just spent 4 days in the centre and learned a few things, in 45 deg heat the A/C really struggles
    so much that I ended up booking into a van park as the generator was chewing through fuel.

    So now I need to add some A/C mods to the list of shit that needs to be done
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	A64EA8D7-7117-456F-B68A-47C17611E9EC.jpeg 
Views:	17 
Size:	1.91 MB 
ID:	110984  

  8. #68
    Registered User Gats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    7,607
    Made me think of your teardrop when I saw the new offroad jpod

    https://www.caravancampingsales.com....e-dirt-118239/

  9. #69
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Quote Originally Posted by Gats View Post
    Made me think of your teardrop when I saw the new offroad jpod

    https://www.caravancampingsales.com....e-dirt-118239/
    That looks like a good little jigger, shame it is so heavy.

  10. #70
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Finally getting around to fitting a stronger axle, ended up going 45mm with ford bearings.
    Hopefully will have the water tanks bolted in on the weekend and also chucked a microwave in.
    Need to have a think about how to stop the microwave bouncing around but I think I will make some
    25x3mm straps to bolt it down.

    A few things have rattled off on the inside like window frames etc but I think useing better fasteners then
    the original ones will do the trick.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B6544A27-651B-4A2F-B193-D876F15DD5E7.jpeg 
Views:	17 
Size:	1.18 MB 
ID:	112291   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1EEB406B-2CA1-4BEC-B336-30F271CD2C0C.jpeg 
Views:	16 
Size:	1,012.0 KB 
ID:	112292   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	D98F2153-32B3-46A6-AE3A-7E3CEAF8D1D6.jpeg 
Views:	16 
Size:	2.48 MB 
ID:	112293  

  11. #71
    Registered User South's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    777
    Why didn't you go for parallel bearings?

  12. #72
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Nothing available close, still had a 700km round trip to pick up that axle.

  13. #73
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Darwin
    Posts
    17
    Going off other posts I thought you were based in Darwin, Shep? Is there no one who can supply the right gear there?

  14. #74
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Quote Originally Posted by Likes Dirt View Post
    Going off other posts I thought you were based in Darwin, Shep? Is there no one who can supply the right gear there?
    Live 350km from darwin, had to drive there to get the axle.

  15. #75
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Katherine/NT/au
    Posts
    234
    Stickers on, microwave now has a 25x2mm steel strap over it to hopefully hold it down.
    Heading to darwin tomorrow to pick up the bits I need to plumb the water tanks.
    Nearly ready to call it finished

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3E1F91C0-8E24-4AC9-AC01-66B6E39F5C28.jpeg 
Views:	12 
Size:	2.57 MB 
ID:	112495


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	AB00F838-5573-4B67-846E-4B19390BA2FB.jpeg 
Views:	9 
Size:	3.20 MB 
ID:	112496

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •