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Forum: General Tech Forum 08-13-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Air Randy
That was a pretty good old buzz box, still made...

That was a pretty good old buzz box, still made good welds.

I am coming back from Australia in October, this will be the end of the international assignments. A couple more years of running domestic...
Forum: General Tech Forum 08-10-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Air Randy
I've used commercially produced pull behind sleds...

I've used commercially produced pull behind sleds with snowmobiles for years, transporting radio equipment to mountain top sites.

Most of them are made from aluminum because when you get stuck,...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 12-21-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Air Randy
Merry Xmas from down under

Hi everyone, wishing all of the Rising Sun gang Merry Xmas and Happy New Year! Attached are pictures from a run we did last weekend to Goolwa Beach. Miles and miles of beach you are allowed to drive...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 06-24-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Air Randy
A few more photos. Dee with Arthur, one of the...

A few more photos. Dee with Arthur, one of the rangers from the local aboriginal tribe. Kangaroos, Wallaby (which is a smaller species of kangaroo) and a yellow footed rock wallaby.
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 06-24-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Air Randy
Completed the first outback trip, Prado performed...

Completed the first outback trip, Prado performed well but the ground clearance and tires are marginal. It goes in for a 2" lift and bigger/better tires next week.

Lots of 70 series rigs down like...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 05-31-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Air Randy
No, Buddy is still in the US undergoing the 6...

No, Buddy is still in the US undergoing the 6 month quarantine process. He will complete that in October. We come back then for a few weeks of home leave and we'll take him back with us. He will have...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 05-30-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Air Randy
Hello from Oz!

Hey everyone, finally got the 2016 Prado and got it outfitted for the outback. First big trip is planned for next week. Its a 4 cylinder turbo diesel with 6 speed automatic, center lock and electric...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-20-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
Thanks everyone for the kind wishes, I will be...

Thanks everyone for the kind wishes, I will be sure and post up pictures once we get down there!
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-19-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
Darrin who and where is he located?

Darrin who and where is he located?
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
That's still an option. Stay in touch via email...

That's still an option. Stay in touch via email and we can probably arrange that with our son who will be staying in the house.
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
Ken, You've already researched all of the...

Ken,

You've already researched all of the different possibilities with the Aussie pop up trailers. What brand/model is your recommendation even if we just rent something?

If you decide to come down...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
Well, Dee and I leave this coming Monday the 22nd...

Well, Dee and I leave this coming Monday the 22nd for Australia. We should be back at the end of 2017.

I just ordered the company vehicle. It will be a Land Cruiser Prado with the 2.8l turbo diesel,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-30-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
Maybe. We need to find out for sure if were going...

Maybe. We need to find out for sure if were going first, then find out if the company will compensate me for selling almost new vehicles. If not, it wont hurt it to sit inside the garage. We'll be...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-16-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Air Randy
Going Down Under?

Finishing up my assignment in Norway and coming home this Friday. Now there seems to be discussion about moving us to Adelaide, Australia for 2 years for a big Homeland Security type communications...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-04-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Air Randy
I work for Motorola and I am the project director...

I work for Motorola and I am the project director for a nationwide public safety system that covers all of Norway. Here is a link to a video the customer created for the formal launch of the system...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-04-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Air Randy
Real off-roading

Happy December from Norway. Thought I would share some video clips with you from a trip we made to one of the sites. We were traveling about 200 meters from the Russian border the entire way, between...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-04-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Air Randy
Maybe........now they are discussing a possible 2...

Maybe........now they are discussing a possible 2 year assignment in the UK, managing projects in Morocco and Algeria.
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Air Randy
Sure, shoot me an email when you want to talk....

Sure, shoot me an email when you want to talk. I'm still lurking on the website and I keep getting tempted to build another Toyota based buggy but the "fun money" only goes so far. Currently its all...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-23-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Air Randy
Redline does this all the time. I think they take...

Redline does this all the time. I think they take either an 80 or 100 chassis and install an FJ40 body on to it. They then modify it to become essentially a crew cab FJ40, not sure if it becomes a 4...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-23-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Air Randy
Although I have a 2015 Rubicon now, and being a...

Although I have a 2015 Rubicon now, and being a former Toyota guy, I don't consider myself to be one of "those" Jeep people so here are my inputs:

If the vehicle/tires are stock, they may have...
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-13-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,981
Posted By Air Randy
Howdy from Norway! Since Steve is making such...

Howdy from Norway! Since Steve is making such great progress I thought I would chime in with some factoids: The balanced rotating assembly out of Steve's original 2F ended up in Ricardo's 40. Steve...
Forum: 4Wheeling and Event Staging Area 05-23-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Air Randy
Dee and I might be interested in something going...

Dee and I might be interested in something going South, depends on if the new race engine is ready to be picked up on Monday or not.
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 05-04-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,642
Posted By Air Randy
The blue 40 that spit the rear DS has a huge lift...

The blue 40 that spit the rear DS has a huge lift on it. I don't know if he has his rear pinion rotated up or not, but if he doesn't use a double cardan DS on the rear he will keep spitting out...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 05-04-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,642
Posted By Air Randy
Looks like you were close to the correct line on...

Looks like you were close to the correct line on High Dive but on too much of an angle at that spot, your back end should have been a couple feet over towards the passenger side. That last drop is...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 05-01-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,642
Posted By Air Randy
no seks er ikke nok takket. du skulle komme over...

no seks er ikke nok takket. du skulle komme over noe tid til å besøke , badestamp tid! :D
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