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  1. Four-Wheeling Australia's Holland Track

    Hi Moses Dennis just sent me some pics of the day it rained & we got diffed in a slippery hole & had to winch the ground anchor was a fail fortunately 1 of the small trees nearby was just strong enough cheers ian
  2. Four-Wheeling Australia's Holland Track

    Thanks Moses im glad you like the photos you are right this is the reason for owning a 4wd & harry performed flawlessly didnt miss a beat if you & your family do get the itch to come see it for yourself let me know i'd love to show you around theres a lot to see around here you would have a great time cheers ian
  3. Hi Moses ive posted pics & little info on them in the places ive been section of the forum cheers ian
  4. Four-Wheeling Australia's Holland Track

    last day home time now thats a sunrise on the road & stopped by a big warning sign at the end of the track to pump the tyres back up a few wild flowers along the way then when we passed the start of the holland track we thought we better get some photographic evidence so i backed harry in the track for some pics then headed for home & it rained so hard the car was almost clean when we got home & yes we had a great time & would do it again maybe when its a bit wetter next time hope you enjoy the pics if i get some from dennis that are good ill post them to cheers ian
  5. Four-Wheeling Australia's Holland Track

    day 4 hearty breakfast of bacon&eggs not far down the track we came across these unusual wattles with white bark lining the track to form a tunnel effect then we got to cave hill a large rock with a dammed basin to collect water for the steam trains of old another good chance to play with the camera after leaving cave hill we found another track called mundale 4wd track didnt know that till we got to the other end & it had a sign it was a very interesting track we came across another perentie got a few good shots then was supprised to find some quandong trees with ripe quandongs (the australian aborigines ate these) usually the emus get them first then on past a few salt lakes befoinding camfor the night found a tree with some misseltoe growing out of it & found a big black pier wandering around our campsite
  6. Four-Wheeling Australia's Holland Track

    day 3 no rush this morning had some thunderstorms over night so the swags had to dry out a bit before we could roll them up you can see water laying around on the rock then we drove up on the rocks for a look before heading off for the day heading to coolgardie for fish n chips & a beer then stopped at the lookout with an old mine head then headed south back into the bush on the woodlines track so called as it was an old rail line to carry timber to the gold mines to sure up the tunnels the day was quite wet we actually had to winch out of a bog hole dennis has these pics on his camera hope to get some from him before too long once again found a perfect campsite beside the track the rain was gone thankfully
  7. Four-Wheeling Australia's Holland Track

    day 2 1st pic is me all loaded up ready to hit the track before long we came upon the mallee fowl nest believe it or not that big pile of gravel is a birds nest soon found some mud to play in some sections of this track are very deeply rutted as you can see by that pic of the dry hole there were many like this i think if we had done this trek a month earlier the degree of difficulty would have been tenfold as these holes would have been full of water we stopped for lunch & this little tata lizard got very inquisitive not for down the road & we came arcoss a larger perentie (goanna) thats my old mate dennis setting up camp just before some stormy looking clouds start to roll in
  8. day 1 the track starts just out of Hyden so we stopped in at the famous wave rock for a quick pic before hitting the track the orange flower is a grevillia a native shrub we collected some firewood & found suitable campsite so most of the day was just driving to the track on the black top
  9. Hi Moses thinking about keeping the existing steering set up as the diffs ill be using are the same as what is currently in it but will have front discs so no ifs theyre solid axles also a ratio change from 4.10:1 to 4.30:1 not much difference i know but should suit the 5spd better im off on my trip on the holland track in the morning so i should have some nice pics to post next week sometime when i get back cheers ian
  10. Hi Moses had too much work on to get anything more done this week the engine & driveline i intend on using is from a mid 80s nissan patrol its the sd33t & 5speed gearbox & the transfer & diffs (front disc rear drum) it will be easier to get parts later on if its all the same model running gear i have the nissan already its a complete runner just rusty with no rego perfect donor cheers ian
  11. Hi Moses the motor mounts will be repositioned also that crossmember that i removed wasnt original & would have made it hard to remove the motor mounts & would have been in the wrong place so once the chassis is cleaned up ill mock up the engine/trans & work out how best to strengthen the frame also the rear cab mounts will be replaced & the rough looking shock towers as well the only things that was prviously done that ill keep is the front crossmember but ill clean it up & the steering box mount also looks solid but ill tidy that up to its got nasty looking sharp corner on the under side cheers ian
  12. Hi Moses ive had a chance to do a bit more today got the cab off & started cutting some of the bodgey crap off the chassis still more to go theres a few cracks in the chassis so i think i may box it or at least the from 1/2 as its 60 years old already & will have more torque than original im thinking ill concentrate on the chassis/driveline before getting too carried away with the cab as i will need to address engine/transmission clearances cheers ian
  13. Hi Moses yes the flat bed ( trayback over here) is very popular here & is 1 of my considerations as they are readily available second hand for a good price so if the budget get blown the flatbed that will be my cheapest option cheers ian
  14. Hi Moses i know the price of a repro bed be crazy with frieght & finding 1 in oz wont happen so i think that fabricating a custom bed that looks the part is going to be my aim at this stage these thing are as rare as rocking horse doodoo over here, im very jealous of you guys ( but if i lived in the US i can imagine i would wont to do something exotic haha cant win, i also have a series 3 land rover) but im intent on doing a good job even though an original resto is out of the question cheers ian
  15. ive done a bit more today wow this thing has had some crap work done in the past lucky i always intended to do a full resto or i would have had a rude shock its had parts from so many different vehicles ; holden engine,toyota gearbox,nissan diffs,holden steering box,ford falcon wiring harness & lights & wiper switches,ford speedo,brake booster/master cyl looks like ford also,wiper motor unknown,fuel tank unknown & the seats look like they were from an 80's Japanese car of some sort so all of that is scrap pretty much & even though ill also be cannibalising other vehicles to make this work im going to make sure my fabrication is of a much higher standard
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