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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #125 on: December 19, 2017, 01:23:40 PM »
gotta love thisbloke



Wheres the problem with this - snorkel is in the air... fire it up and drive it out...





Cool, the swamping was at Tin Can..... thought I recognized the background.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #126 on: December 19, 2017, 05:42:08 PM »
gotta love thisbloke



Wheres the problem with this - snorkel is in the air... fire it up and drive it out...





Just wait till low tide.  Can't get any wetter than it is.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2017, 06:45:27 PM »
Look out for a white 80 series with Mexican plates in about a week and a half  :P

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #128 on: December 19, 2017, 06:59:44 PM »
Look out for a white 80 series with Mexican plates in about a week and a half  :P
we already have a news crew on stand by :D
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #129 on: December 19, 2017, 07:55:39 PM »
Look out for a white 80 series with Mexican plates in about a week and a half 
Enjoy the trip mate.  You'll have a ball.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #130 on: December 19, 2017, 09:23:36 PM »
Look out for a white 80 series with Mexican plates in about a week and a half  :P
Could you get some green gaffa tape and put some big Tiger stripes over it so it stands out   ;D ;D
You will have a blast, I wont even give a thought of you having fun up there, While I'm at work .  ;D
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #131 on: December 19, 2017, 09:34:26 PM »
we already have a news crew on stand by :D
Enjoy the trip mate.  You'll have a ball.

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Could you get some green gaffa tape and put some big Tiger stripes over it so it stands out   ;D ;D
You will have a blast, I wont even give a thought of you having fun up there, While I'm at work .  ;D

I will send plenty of pics.....stuck or not  ;D

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #132 on: December 20, 2017, 08:02:43 AM »
How's the latest lot at Mudlo Rocks, abit of salt water never hurt anything aye (scroll down page to the video) https://m.facebook.com/igotboggedatinskippoint/

Nice video of rocks with waves splashing over them ??? >:D

There were a couple of glimpses of cars in the background though ::)

Seriously though, why would anyone try to drive through there ???
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #133 on: December 20, 2017, 11:20:01 AM »
The Goobs  that do this crap must have more money than brains ..
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #134 on: December 20, 2017, 12:33:55 PM »
Well, lots of ads for cars, show them being driven on the beach, often, in the salt water.
I seem to remember a Hilux, rolling off a cliff, then getting washed up the beach as was as good as new.

Even an ad for new HQ Holden, showed a wave of water pouring over the car as it was being driven in the surf, so, if someone sees that, I guess they think  its ok.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #135 on: December 20, 2017, 01:42:05 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRbOfRkClmc   As if they didnt rust out quick enough let alone do that to them  ;D 
Sold as a demonstrator very quickly after the ad no doubt ..
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #136 on: December 20, 2017, 02:08:32 PM »
#@&*$%*() Fukk me, another link into cyber space.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #137 on: December 20, 2017, 02:40:46 PM »
#@&*$%*() Fukk me, another link into cyber space.
Aaahhhh  !! When you can right click n copy n  paste Glass Opper Then click post .. Youuuu will be ready https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP1Y-tIJ370  ;D ;D
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #138 on: December 26, 2017, 10:42:27 AM »
Another Banana Bender Dual cab ..Poor bugger what a way to start your holiday .https://www.facebook.com/igotboggedatinskippoint/
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #139 on: December 26, 2017, 10:52:40 AM »
Another Banana Bender Dual cab ..Poor bugger what a way to start your holiday .https://www.facebook.com/igotboggedatinskippoint/
If I wanted a dual cab, I"d cut down a GU wagon or breadbox.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #140 on: December 26, 2017, 11:03:53 AM »
Maybe I've got this wrong, but after market 4x4 accessories sellers will sell you anything you want, the part it's self isn't illegal, but what you do with it can be.
Over weight, double wheel carrier, only God knows what is packed in the back and in the front of the camper. 
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #141 on: December 26, 2017, 11:12:08 AM »
Maybe I've got this wrong, but after market 4x4 accessories sellers will sell you anything you want, the part it's self isn't illegal, but what you do with it can be.
Over weight, double wheel carrier, only God knows what is packed in the back and in the front of the camper. 
A little research goes a long way.
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personally I still think it comes back to poor design,and the axle not far enough back... move it back to support the weight from factory would go a long way... add to that trying to save weight and money = fail.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #142 on: December 26, 2017, 11:14:54 AM »
personally I still think it comes back to poor design,and the axle not far enough back... move it back to support the weight from factory would go a long way... add to that trying to save weight and money = fail.

Yep I agree.
it's a known problem yet people load them up to the hilt and when it happens it's like
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #143 on: December 26, 2017, 11:29:13 AM »
personally I still think it comes back to poor design,and the axle not far enough back... move it back to support the weight from factory would go a long way... add to that trying to save weight and money = fail.

These dual cab utes are sold all over the world but I would reckon that hardly anybody modifies them or  uses them the way many Australians do.

But the point about research is well made. When I talk to people in my travels I am often stunned at how little they know. I dont know much but just about the very first thing I learnt when I had my ute was watch the weight.

I guess people watch the 4x4 advertorials on TV and think "how easy is that" and off they go to the accessories shop with chequebook in hand and visions of travelling the country like Pat Callinan.

I guy I was travelling with in a near new fully optioned Ranger and towing a blinged (and probably heavy) MDC camper bent his chassis a little bit crossing the Gascoyne River earlier this year. I didnt see him cross but another who did said he started bouncing ... a lot,  with the car and camper going in different directions.

The car was still driveable and  the owner, who was from Sydney, baled out, leaving his camper in Carnarvon and heading home.     

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #144 on: December 26, 2017, 11:45:51 AM »
If I wanted a dual cab, I"d cut down a GU wagon or breadbox.

Yeah, but the roof also acts to support some of the load pulling down on the back of the chassis. Cut all that away and put a 1.5m tray on the back 300kg of towball weight then essentially double it by dumping it through a gully and they will bend just as effectively.

Thats when most of the utes buckle too, on a dip in the road. Vehicle hits the dip at speed, suspension compresses and meets the axle coming up. Then it is just a physics question of the load traveling down and then having to be accelerated up again. You could easily find the load experiencing 1.5-2G, so your 800kg that its comfortable carrying is applying 1600kg down force at the rear axle. 60 odd kg of rims and rubber or jerries at the extremities aren't a good addition either
Add into the mix a 2000kg trailer that is now pitching into the dip you are coming out of and it can get messy really quickly.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #145 on: December 26, 2017, 11:57:03 AM »
Maybe I've got this wrong, but after market 4x4 accessories sellers will sell you anything you want, the part it's self isn't illegal, but what you do with it can be.
Over weight, double wheel carrier, only God knows what is packed in the back and in the front of the camper. 
A little research goes a long way.
God help us. :angel:
I was wondering if that canopy is home made, being the different coloured door? Maybe he's already busted one leaving it open and driving off also, so might be store bought.
My dual cabs canopy is custom made, i shortened the standard tray length of 1800mm by 150mm to reduce rear overhang, then put the fridge and spare wheel inside at the very front to keep weight as far forward as possible for that very reason pictured below. As you say, a little research is all that's needed
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #146 on: December 26, 2017, 11:57:56 AM »
It amazes me that people are still bending chassies .
There are chassie strengthening weld in adapter plates available for nearly every model 4x4 or 2x4 ute/wagon that is on the market .
Most of the kit are around the $200 dollar mark for the kit only ( plus fitting/welding ) , why would you not if planning to do a big holiday towing a trailer or loaded up to the hilt be getting the chassie strengthened to at least reduce the risk of bending your chassie and like in most cases ruining your long awaited/planned and expansive trip .
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #147 on: December 26, 2017, 12:44:13 PM »
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Yeah, but the roof also acts to support some of the load pulling down on the back of the chassis. Cut all that away and put a 1.5m tray on the back 300kg of towball weight then essentially double it by dumping it through a gully and they will bend just as effectively
there is enough steel in a GQ/80/GU/100 chassis to make 5 modern dual cabs... sometimes over engineering is a good idea.


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It amazes me that people are still bending chassies .
There are chassie strengthening weld in adapter plates available for nearly every model 4x4 or 2x4 ute/wagon that is on the market


most people dont even know these kits exist - and putting on on my new 50,000 dream ute? Wonder how that would affect warranty?
 
Nil research.. most people listen to the car salesman "yea mate, she can tow anything" :worthles: read "towing capacity 3500kg" and believe it. until its too late.

Its hard to figure out who is the most to blame really...
I think car manufacturers have a lot to answer for with fictional figures,
I think caravan/camper companies also have a lot to answer for. Selling people things they cannot legally tow.. whether the owner realises it or not.

I also think owners need to grow a brain cell and realise you cannot put that much weight behind an axle and expect nothing to happen.

ya know.. she'll be alright

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #148 on: December 26, 2017, 01:03:45 PM »
It amazes me that people are still bending chassies .
There are chassie strengthening weld in adapter plates available for nearly every model 4x4 or 2x4 ute/wagon that is on the market .
Most of the kit are around the $200 dollar mark for the kit only ( plus fitting/welding ) , why would you not if planning to do a big holiday towing a trailer or loaded up to the hilt be getting the chassis strengthened to at least reduce the risk of bending your chassis
Even cheaper for some kits and a qualified welding shop would be roughly the $130 an hour  .https://www.superiorengineering.com.au/chassis-repair-plate-spainish-models-21680
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #149 on: December 26, 2017, 03:28:29 PM »
personally I still think it comes back to poor design,and the axle not far enough back... move it back to support the weight from factory would go a long way... add to that trying to save weight and money = fail.

And then we can fit a longer tray.

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