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Old 16 August 2009, 19:28   #1
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OK as some of you now know I have a grown-up 4x4 Diesel burner. I want to add some accessories.

I want a front mounted tow hitch to aid me in getting the boat up the driveway, I'm not worried about winch bumpers but a nice Bull Bar would be nice. (missed a nice one on ebay)

There are some cosmetics that need attention, notibly a key scratch down the off side. This could be covered up using a 40mm wide chrome self adhesive trim. However the jurys out to whether this will look right as I'm being dictated to by the scratch. Might get some graphics but would be difficult as the scratch is nearly 2 meters long and any graphic would really need to go from front to back.

The Rear bumper where it meets the wheel arch is detatched but this is an easy fix.

I've got on order and am going to apply some Dark smoke tint to the rear 8 windows as this seems like the cheapest option in keeping prying eyes out the back.

I went to install my Alpine head unit only to find out the tuners up the creek. The remote CD changer and tape worked just fine, but I do love to listen to the radio. So I guess that 5 years on a shelf in the garage has done it no favours at all I loved that sound!! So I guess it's off to Flea Bay for a replacement as I can't justify spending more than 400 on sterio equipement these days.

I want some side bars too.

Any other Ideas?.
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Old 16 August 2009, 19:30   #2
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Instead of a chrome strip what about that stick on vinyl woodgrain - or maybe even a rubbing strake???
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I'm just happy to have a diesel truck that should just about cope with anything I throw at it

I fancy one of those Roo bars you get for the Holdens in Aus. Must weigh a Tonne, everybugger would get out the way though
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And I can't believe my missus agreed to buy it......She must be angling for something
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I fancy one of those Roo bars you get for the Holdens in Aus. Must weigh a Tonne, everybugger would get out the way though
What truck is it exactly?

If you're lucky the chassis mounted front hoop like on mine will bolt on.
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I've had the radiator grill off today to look at something else and there are two ends of the chassis rail that something will bolt to. There is a 12mm hole going from one side of the member to the other, but to utilize this I would need tabs on the bracket of the bull bar and this doesn't seem right. Might be better to either drill a hole top to bottom or use U bolts. I'd have thought there would be a top mounting rail to support the top of the bull bar and hold it rigid. can't find anything solid enough for my liking. The other thing is that I want a front towbar, so will have to make something to fit to the chassis rails to fix this onto and then fit the bull bar to this somehow.
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Hee hee....firs toys on my list...

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when you've finished with DP (note not DG) heavy breathing I'd get a bar with some spots on the roof and a nasher like roof rack maybe. Small spots as reversin lamps are very useful

I've got a sapre landie frnt bumper which you can have for free

I've also got a Clarion head unit and an infinity 2 x 12 sub which you can also have but not for free
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when you've finished with DP (note not DG) heavy breathing I'd get a bar with some spots on the roof and a nasher like roof rack maybe. Small spots as reversin lamps are very useful

Good reversing lamps are often overlooked.......tractor work lamps are good, they are a flood rather than a narrow fog or spot beam.
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