Went wheeling at Glasshouse today, bumped into Beno in his tidy lookin lux just after little red… One thing I discovered with the tyres is that while they perform well 12psi on a non-beadlocked rim is a bit of a big ask in a tight situation. Saying that I’m really glad I only broke the bead and not farked a brand new tyre…
Did little red but was driving down it, even that got the pucker factor up, some of those ledges are nastey, especially in a SWB.. we only nearly felt like we were gonna put it on its lid once a few steps from the bottom..
Anyway.. had a good day out with a few 80′s, lux and fresh 3wk old stock standard pootrol.
put the front bar on a diet this arvo due to constantly getting hooked up with the width of the front bar and sometimes even the hitch receiver would get caught up… getting the shits with it all I cut it down slightly, ensuring that some of the front wheels get some coverage.
that should be the end of it getting me hung up hopefully.
the front fenders have copped a hiding the last few times i’ve been out as i seem to have a tendency to put it on some extreme side angles, often folding in the bottom part of the fenders and caving in both sills… so i’ve had enough of that and am in the progress of making up some tube fenders/sliders that tie into some barwork over the rear wheels.
Today was mainly spent getting the tube bent up and in sections for each side. I also managed to get the tube fender bits trimmed and tac’d into place. theres still a heap to do but thought i’d post some progress pics.
tac’d up tube fender bits
Removal of the fenders, setting up the string lines and cutting of the sills
Cutting and fitting on side.
Rear mountpoint for the slider. This ties into the chassis-body support under the drivers seat.
starting to skin the top of the fenders with some sheet..
well.. did the 2nd shoot with the 4wdAction camera crew on much nicer day than the first shoot..
went out the springs 4×4 park the first time and it was pouring down.. we did 1 track and Roothy ran into some issues with his transfer case at the top of a big hill.. after winching him out and the camera dude getting soaked as well as coming down with the flu we called it quits..
then we return there on monday with much better weather than before and watched roothy do a cooking segment.. The springs pie.. a version of shepards pie.. went down well.. had a few brews around the camp fire then hit the sack for an early start.
got up around 7am the next day to another gorgeous day and got into conquering the hill that stopped our progress the last time.. with that out of the way the rest of the day was spent driving around,, waiting for the camera crew to setup, drove thru some obstacles then wait for them to packup… pretty hard when you just want to wheel but it beat a day stuck in the office..
i managed to grab a few pics throughout the day but not many..
Some photos from the first shoot:
And from the second shoot when the weather was a bit better: