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REMLR Technical => Vehicle Markings => Topic started by: mike_k on February 13, 2015, 03:13:57 PM

Title: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 13, 2015, 03:13:57 PM

As some of you may have seen on the 2A page, I've been looking into remaking some of these labels for my 2A GS.

As far as I know, these are no longer available.

I have a quote from a metal label company that I will go ahead with, this will supply,

All of the Army switch labels, i.e,

     MAP LIGHT,
     FUEL GAUGE LH TANK RH TANK,
     TRAILER FLASHER, &
     LH TANK RH TANK.

They will also produce the Low Ratio Warning placard for the bulkhead.

All of the labels will be produced on 1mm aluminium using the photo anodised process, which is the way that they were originally made (I think - I'm not an expert in this field!).

They will be made in the same font, and reverse printed ( black background) for the switch ones, and in the correct 2 colours for the warning sign. They will be the same dimensions as the originals.

I guess that if I need a set of these, then other people will as well, so I'm more than happy to produce as many sets as we all need.

At this stage, I will probably sell them as a full set, so the price will be,

$ 25.30 plus postage to your address.

I'm not making a profit on this, that's not what it's about, but covering my costs.

There are set up fees as well as freight and graphic imaging costs.

Unfortunately, as it will be a small run for the printers, I will not be able to show any proofs, but I'm happy to order them and if they are satisfactory then everyone can pay once we see them.

I'm pretty confident that they will look almost exactly the same as the originals, but 50 years newer.
The printers seem very professional, and have done work for Defence in the past.

So, how many sets do I order?

Let me know via this thread, I've told the printers that I'll get back to them with numbers in a week, so last orders will need to be in by 0900 EDST Monday 23 Feb 15.

Cheers,

Mike.

Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: John H on February 13, 2015, 04:16:38 PM
1x set for me please.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: FFRMAN on February 13, 2015, 04:27:08 PM
1x set please

Thanks
Scott
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: kman on February 13, 2015, 05:05:50 PM
One set please.

Howard
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: cookey on February 13, 2015, 05:19:55 PM
10 (ten) sets please

thanks,
Cookey
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 13, 2015, 05:30:07 PM
2x sets please.

Thanks for doing this.

Pete
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: juddy on February 13, 2015, 05:30:49 PM
2x Sets for me please
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Mick on February 13, 2015, 08:25:59 PM
2 x sets here to please 😄
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: John H on February 13, 2015, 08:36:33 PM
Pls make mine 2x sets(Im sure to stuff up and if not I can pass on the others to those in need of something specific)Thanks again for your effort.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Hot Rover on February 13, 2015, 10:21:01 PM
Hi Mike
I would like 1 set please.
Cheers
Rod
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Carzee on February 14, 2015, 11:02:40 PM
1 set for me too thanks.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on February 16, 2015, 10:14:56 AM
1x set please
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 16, 2015, 10:53:10 AM
Thanks for all the interest everyone, we are currently looking at 24 sets which is terrific.

While this job is being set up, does anyone need any other labels of this type, say for an ambulance or FFT?

It would be a good time to get them made, as the printers are only charging a flat rate set up fee for the whole job, rather than for the individual labels.

So if anyone is after anything else, all that I will need is a fairly good photo, and the exact dimensions to use for the artwork.

It's great that there is interest in this, it's what REMLR is all about. Ive got some good help over the years from here, it's nice to be able to put something back.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: THE BOOGER on February 16, 2015, 11:48:11 AM
What if any other foil stickers are there if not to much trouble the sheet could cover all series rovers?
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Hot Rover on February 16, 2015, 01:11:41 PM
Hi Mike
Can they photi etch aluminium? I would lile to get a new placard done for the transfer case instructions that mounts above the speedo and gauges. This might be something that others might be interested in as they fade like mine has.
Cheers
Rod
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: FFRMAN on February 16, 2015, 01:20:09 PM
Hi Mike
Can they photi etch aluminium? I would lile to get a new placard done for the transfer case instructions that mounts above the speedo and gauges. This might be something that others might be interested in as they fade like mine has.
Cheers
Rod

Yeah good idea, they do go purple after a while

I'll take one
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: stephendavis on February 16, 2015, 05:08:52 PM
hi i will have two gs a one ambo thanks
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 16, 2015, 08:25:30 PM
G'day Stephen,

I'm more than happy to get some Ambo labels made up, but I'm not sure what the extra ones look like!

If you could possibly post some clear photos of the Ambo specific switch placards, I'll get some made up.

If anyone else can help, that would be great, unfortunately I don't have access to one in my neck of the woods.


Rod and Scott, as far as replicating the aluminium photo etched stuff, I'll ask them. I'm not sure if it would be the same job, but it would definitely be worth doing anyway.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on February 16, 2015, 08:26:33 PM
the s2a landrover 2.25 tappet cover Tappet clearance decal
cheers Greg Egretz 150
(http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p603/igrec1/TappetPlate247634.jpg) (http://s1158.photobucket.com/user/igrec1/media/TappetPlate247634.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Phoenix on February 20, 2015, 01:34:39 PM
I would like a set, although I think the ambulance has a few extra ones, have to double check.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Phoenix on February 20, 2015, 01:36:27 PM
My ambulance gauges look like this
(http://www.remlr.com/photos/pics9/rg109amb_g.jpg)

So a regular sheet is little use to me :(
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 20, 2015, 04:43:24 PM
G'Day Richard,

It would be possible to make the Blower and Heater labels if required, and they could be included in the current job if necessary.

Just let me know some dimensions, they look like they are 50mm wide, and 13 mm tall -  the same size as the fuel gauge one.

There is no need to order a regular sheet, we could do any number of any label.

Cheers,

Mike.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Phoenix on February 23, 2015, 09:21:41 PM
I will look at it closely ASAP and let you know Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 25, 2015, 09:45:49 AM

Thanks for that Richard,

We have made up the artwork for these if you need them, just need you to check the dimensions so that we get them right!
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 25, 2015, 10:04:04 AM
A Bit of a update / change

Thanks to everyone who has shown an interest in this project.

The printers sent me some samples yesterday, and it looks like I was a bit wrong about the way they make the labels.

As we know, the originals from the 60's were printed onto thin foil with an adhesive backing.

Apparently, this company photo etches onto aluminium plate, and the minimum thickness is 0.5mm. Adding the adhesive backing would make them up to about just under 1mm thickness.

Obviously this is not quite the same as the original, but they will definitely look exactly the same, just a bit thicker.

They will certainly be a lot more hard wearing, and the samples look quite good.


I would like to show everyone what they will look like, but as this is a fairly small job for the printers, they are unable to produce an exact sample of the job prior to the go ahead.



The other thing is that they will be able to make up any other plates we need.

At the moment we are making up artwork for the big instruction plate that goes over the instruments, the 'Plate recording vehicle repair', (that they had when accepted - I've never seen an unfaded one of these) and the Black Out label.

So is the change from a foil sticker to an alumimium label an issue?

I did talk to a couple of businesses that make 'foil stickers' but was told "That will cost you 1000's of dollars". I suspect that they were not interested!

Let me know if this is an issue, if you have changed your mind, no worries.

I am still going ahead at this stage with the labels for my vehicles.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Ravvin on February 25, 2015, 10:12:09 AM
Mike, that's awesome news for me.
The labels on the switch panel in my Inter are badly damaged and I could use a couple of Mod plates as well. It sounds like the labels these guys make would be very similar to the originally fitted ones.
If others would find it useful, I could take some detailed pics of the switch labels, mod plates and other warning & instruction plates from my MK3 and post them up with measurements.

Greg.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 25, 2015, 10:38:36 AM
Greg,

All we need is a good photo and some accurate measurements, and we can go from there.

I didn't think of the Truck plates, but it should not be a problem.

I've seen some of the switch labels on the inters and I know what you mean.


As far as the printers go, they will do all of the labels as one job, including cutting them out.

The bigger labels will cost a bit more, but then again, where else can we get them?


This little project is getting bigger!

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: timb072 on February 25, 2015, 10:58:21 AM
Hi Mike,

The blackout switch panel in my series 3 has been drilled through twice - right through switch labels!
Does anybody know if the series 3 markings are the same as the series 2a? Making the aluminium panel will be simple, but i was wondering what to do about the labels.
Sorry i dont have a pic of the series 3 panel at the moment. I would be very keen if they could be replicated.
Regards,

Tim
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: John H on February 25, 2015, 01:05:38 PM
No issue for me.As they will be thicker,I have less chance of stuffing up,so if its no hassles I will only get 1 set(71 WKSP).Thanks again for your efforts.Cheers Hallsy.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Hot Rover on February 25, 2015, 03:34:51 PM
Sounds alright to me.
Cheers
Rod
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 25, 2015, 03:40:11 PM
Ok by me too.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: jcm68 on February 25, 2015, 05:21:10 PM
Two set for me please.

John
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on February 27, 2015, 09:25:24 PM
Righto,

I'm going to put in the order on Monday.

At at this stage, to get the ball rolling, we will start with the 2A GS ones.

Remember that these will be on 0.5mm aluminium plate, instead of the original foil, so slightly thicker.

This 2A GS set will be:

 the Low Range warning placard, The TRAILER FLASHER, FUEL GAUGE LH TANK RH TANK, LH TANK RH TANK (for the fuel changeover tap) and the MAP LIGHT placard.

5 labels in total. Cost for the set will be $25.30 plus postage.


Here's a list of who we have so far,

John H x 1

FFRMAN x 1

kman x 1

cookey x 10

AGAS5 x 2

juddy x 2

Mick x 2

Hot Rover x 1

Carzee x 1

greg egretz x 1

stephendavis x 2

jcm68 x 2

South65pac x 4

For phoenix and stephendavis, I'm happy to get some of the ON BLOWER OFF and ON HEATER OFF placards made up, if I can just confirm the measurements.

Please let me know by Monday if you can.


So a total of 31 sets, thanks for everyone's interest.

As far as placards / labels for the Inters, Series 3 Mod plates or anything else, a good photo and some accurate dimensions is all we need to make up the art work for the printers.

So, the next batch will include all the other bits and pieces, as well as some Blackout labels and the Transfer case placard for the 2As.

If anyone else wants to go on the list, let me know before Monday.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: John H on February 27, 2015, 10:31:19 PM
Thaks  Mike-k for your efforts.Pls let me know how to pay.Drinks are on me when we eventually meet.Cheers.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: kman on February 28, 2015, 10:58:25 AM
You missed me :-[ Please add one set.

Oops, no you didn't - forgot my user name :( Sorry

Thanks, Howard
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: juddy on February 28, 2015, 12:54:48 PM
Thanks for putting in the time, How can we pay you?

Cheers

Justin
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: stephendavis on February 28, 2015, 08:55:35 PM
will you be at corowa?
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Steelo on February 28, 2015, 09:49:55 PM
Mike

Put me down for 3 sets please

Steelo
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on March 01, 2015, 08:21:09 AM
No worries Steelo, you're on the list.

Stephen, unfortunately I can't make it to Corowa this year due to work. By the way, are you happy with the ambo labels that Phoenix posted, or does your vehicle have different ones?

As far as paying for these, I hadn't really thought that far ahead. I guess a bank transfer would be the best way, I do have a paypal account but that would mean paypal fees as well.

I'm happy to wait until they are made, (no one has seen the finished product yet) and we can sort that all out then with postage /addresses etc.

I suppose when they arrive, we can use the personal message system here for all of that.

If there is anyone else, let me know before tomorrow morning.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Phoenix on March 06, 2015, 12:18:06 PM
My ambulance is a Series 2 Ambulance, not sure if the 2A had a different one.  I am fairly sure I still have the blower label still, but the thickness does not worry me.

However if I don't need to order now, I won't.  Life is kinda hectic right now.  Might ease off if we can sell the shop.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on March 23, 2015, 08:10:32 PM
Well they have finally arrived.

We are very happy with how they look, hopefully everyone else will agree.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk135/pinegrove_photo/image.jpg2_3.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/user/pinegrove_photo/media/image.jpg2_3.jpg.html)

And the Ambo ones,

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk135/pinegrove_photo/image.jpg1_5.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/user/pinegrove_photo/media/image.jpg1_5.jpg.html)

I have everyone's order, so If you could send me a PM with your address info, I'll reply with the bank account info, and we can go from there.

If that is okay with the mods. of course.

I did get charged GST on these, which I didn't see coming (!), so the final price per set of 5 labels is $27.83.

The Ambo labels are $3.30 each, for anyone who needs them. Hopefully these are also correct for the 2A Ambulance, as they are copies from phoenix's Series 2.

They will go  into a postage paid envelope, for a flat rate to anywhere in Australia, and I'll register them as well, so postage will be $5.50, to everyone.

I'm really looking forward to putting these onto 178 193, will be looking good for Anzac day.

Cheers,

Mike.




Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on March 26, 2015, 04:54:12 PM
hi did you get a chance to make the tappet cover clearance plate
(http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p603/igrec1/TappetPlate247634.jpg) (http://s1158.photobucket.com/user/igrec1/media/TappetPlate247634.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on March 26, 2015, 05:28:59 PM
G'Day Greg,

We have not yet made this one.

We were concentrating on the GS ones for the first run.

I'll include it in the next batch of stuff.

At the moment, we propose to make the big instruction plate that goes on top of the instruments, the 'Plate Recording Vehicle Repair', some Nomenclature plates and anything else that anyone is interested in.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on March 26, 2015, 06:18:23 PM
ok thanks, could you maybe think about of making the fuse box plate that sit behind the fuse box in the engine bay, this is all going on my son SWB survey, he defiantly missing the fuse box plate and pm sent
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on March 27, 2015, 12:09:16 PM
No worries Greg, the fuse box plate is now on the list.

I've sent out some labels in today's post, AGAS 5, Mick and Carzee, keep an eye on your letter box!

More ready to go when the bank account catches up.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 27, 2015, 03:11:34 PM
Thanks Mike, will do.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Mick on March 27, 2015, 10:07:57 PM
Job well done Mike, catch you ANZAC Day .

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Mick on March 31, 2015, 08:09:16 PM
Hi Mike,

Labels arrived today - really happy mate. Appreciate your efforts in having these made.

Thank you ,

Mick
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Carzee on March 31, 2015, 09:17:11 PM
 :) :) :) :) mine arrived -they're the real thing, thank you.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 02, 2015, 09:19:52 AM

...I've sent out some labels in today's post, AGAS 5, Mick and Carzee, keep an eye on your letter box! ...

Cheers,

Mike.

I got mine yesterday. Very nice indeed ! Thanks heaps  :)

Pete
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on April 03, 2015, 05:38:23 PM
hi can any please give me mike bank account name, he gave Anthony all of his details but the account name(Anthony wants to pay him for the labels). any help would be appreciated
Cheers Greg Egretz 150
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Carzee on April 03, 2015, 05:54:17 PM
sending email
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on April 03, 2015, 06:45:18 PM
thanks Carzee for your help
Cheers Greg Egretz 150
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: kman on April 09, 2015, 05:31:53 PM
Mike

They arrived and were installed yesterday. Whoever made them did a beautiful job and many thanks to you for organising them - they really finish off the restoration!

You can certainly count me in if you get the instruction that mounts above the instrument panel.

By the way, the label that was above the fuel tap was missing from my series 2a: presumably it is installed so it can be read when you look straight at it? i.e. not so you read it by bending over which would have it upside down?

Howard
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on April 10, 2015, 08:07:49 PM
G'Day Howard,

Glad they got to you safely.

The main credit goes to my daughter, who spent a long time carefully setting them out, so that the artwork was perfect (or as close as we could get) before we got them made up.

You are right about the Fuel tank changeover tap placard, they are almost always missing.

I have the remains of one on 178 193, and it is mounted "upside down", above the tap.  So, when you look down at it as you sit in the drivers seat, it reads correctly - so it then looks the right way up. I hope that makes sense, a bit hard to explain!

I've almost sent them all out to everyone now, a few bank transfers are yet to come in.

I'll let everyone know what the next lot of placards will have in it, I will get a quote for the transfer instruction placard, as it is fairly big compared to the stickers.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: FFRMAN on April 10, 2015, 08:23:22 PM
Mike

Did my transfer come through?

Regards
Scott
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on April 11, 2015, 05:01:37 AM
It did Scott, thanks for that.

Yours were in yesterday's mail, hopefully you should see them on Monday.

Has anyone got any photos of the placards installed yet?

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on April 11, 2015, 04:23:04 PM
hello Mike did my son  transfer come through?
cheers greg egretz 150
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on April 11, 2015, 07:56:06 PM
G'Day Greg,

I haven't seen it yet, I'll check on Monday.

Sometimes these bank transfers seem to take a long time, and I guess it was Easter last week!

I'll let you know as soon as it comes in.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: John H on April 17, 2015, 12:48:04 PM
Thanks Mike.I recieved mine the other day.Very happy with them.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on May 15, 2015, 04:26:34 PM
Thanks Mike.I received mine today.Very happy with them.
Cheers Anthony (Tony) Egretz 368
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on May 15, 2015, 09:17:05 PM
Great to hear Anthony,

I'm looking forward to seeing a photo of them when your vehicle is finished!

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: jcm68 on May 18, 2015, 09:55:02 AM
good morning

Just got back from out bush ,if you still have mine I will pay for them this arvo

john
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on May 19, 2015, 08:39:21 AM
PM sent John.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Hot Rover on May 26, 2015, 07:42:40 PM
Arrived today and fitted today. I am really happy with them. Thanks for the effort Mike
Cheers
Rod

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n637/HotRover/IMG_0563.jpg)

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n637/HotRover/IMG_0565.jpg)

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n637/HotRover/IMG_0567.jpg)
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on May 26, 2015, 08:48:48 PM
Looking very good Ron,

Your vehicle is very impressive, all to aircraft standards!

Great to see the placards fitted, I'm aiming to have a go at the other aluminium etched ones in July.

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: Sam ball on October 12, 2017, 10:38:49 PM
Hi Mike did you ever get these labels done?
Thanks
Sam
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: mike_k on October 13, 2017, 08:07:45 AM
G'day Sam,

Yes, all of the Land Rover ones have been completed.

I do have some left, send me a pm if you are chasing any.

Unfortunately, the photos have fallen victim to the photobucket scam, I will have to update them!

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: Reproduction Warning placard and Switch labels Series 2A
Post by: kman on October 13, 2017, 01:27:33 PM
Sold my S2A the other day. When pointing out all the features to the new owner noticed for the first time the error in the instructions for engaging/disengaging 4WD.

Howard