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  1. utherjorge

    1990 Daihatsu Rocky: Reddy the Rocky

    I will be letting y'all know what I get up to. I am kinda/sorta a mod on WARFS. But by no means in charge there. I'd like to know more about the forklift engine you speak of. Other Dai vehicles use a Toyota 3Y engine (not these little Dais, but others). That one also goes in some forklifts. Is...
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    1990 Daihatsu Rocky: Reddy the Rocky

    Hello to one and all. You might run into this story in a few places on the internet as I look for advice, but my Rocky engine is no more. A quick engine summary: when I first got it, I changed the fluids and started it up. I blew a hose. So I replaced that hose. Then, I started it up again. I...
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    Increasing Power Wagon payload

    A gimmick? Do tell
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    Hyundai Tucson aka Firefly Maiden Voyage

    +eleventy million for TV show references. Looking good so far.
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    1990 Daihatsu Rocky: Reddy the Rocky

    OK, so got some nice progress going on this week. Dual batteries and winch are in. Sadly, I've got an electrical gremlin I didn't know about with my turn signals. They work, but now the brakes are flashing too, instead of just the turn signals. So, that's on the list.! And the winch!
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    Can it be done?: Swing-out Tire Carrier and Carry 4 Bikes

    OK, so I have a tiny SUV that only fits four people anyway. I have a hitch-mounted rack in case I wanted to use it, but I haven't mountain biked for years. So, I'm asking this question out of pure curiosity instead of anything else. But that pic at the top of the page: who's carrying 5 bikes...
  7. utherjorge

    Finished Lowe's trailer

    This sort of engineering is beyond me. But I seem to recall someone doing something similar (not as comprehensive as what you've built, but taking a HF trailer and upfitting it, I think) had to swap the axle, more for allowed speed than anything else.
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    Small efficient overlander

    I like mine, but they are hard to find, and due to the difficulty finding parts, that's another mark against it. Before I post a pic of mine, you can get a lot of great aftermarket support for Geo Trackers, and the four door ones have decent space. I wanted a convertible, though, so I avoided...
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    New Question: Power requirements for ARB onboard air

    Thank you for these replies, guys. I stayed away from this post (and one more about batteries) because I've been trying to sort out what the electrical will be like. Once I do that, I will know what I have for space. I believe we are going to try to cram dual Type 65s in there; there is just...
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    Status of US Maltec Campers?

    There is no information around to see what they do.
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    Finished Lowe's trailer

    Are you keeping the stock axle?
  12. utherjorge

    Project: Stratotrooper

    I'm sorry, man. Heal up and take care of yourself.
  13. utherjorge

    my (almost) homemade above-the-spare cargo rack

    Not to hijack the thread, but did you make that interior tailgate table yourself? I have to do that the next couple of months or so.
  14. utherjorge

    Onboard air with ARB: questions

    Hello to all. I just posted this question to the electrical board here, as they have been awesome with helping me navigate and understand what I will do with my electrical system. This does include an electrical question about a compressor, and while this isn't a straight recovery question, the...
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    New Question: Power requirements for ARB onboard air

    So, a lot has come together recently. I have a Daihatsu Rocky, and the offroad bits for it can be hard to source. I'll keep to the point for this thread here: I finally found a locker for my rig. Even though the Rocky rear end is essentially a 7" Toyota, you can't simply throw a 7" in there...
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    Need your help and advice: Adding electrical stuff...does this make sense?

    I merely wanted to update the thread, because I've made some decisions (and need different help, so I'll start a new thread for that) and closure matters. I'll do pics when done; I think I can get this done while I'm waiting on the parts from a container ship outta Australia :oops: For now, I'm...
  17. utherjorge

    Thoughts on POR 15 for trailer build?

    I used Rust Bullet, which is very similar to POR-15 from all that I've heard. I have used it a few times, and am completely satisfied with what it does, and that seems to be a common theme. I did RB and then Monstaliner. I used RB for the primer: Then after sanding it (it gets thick...
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    1990 Daihatsu Rocky: Reddy the Rocky

    A little bit of snow fun the other day. I chose to not go too much further, as the snowmobiles were out, and it's the first time they could do so all season. Coming around a curve and stuffing into a snowmobile going 50 would be a bad day for all. Plus...I learned I have no heat. MORE WORK TO DO
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    LHD Troopy

    That was my question...what's a website for whoever is doing the importing?
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    LHD Troopy

    We have a website for such things?