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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 01:43:55 PM »
Nice photos Craig - envious of your trip - well done mate

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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 09:08:24 PM »
Loved the kick vents in my HJ45, so will need to install this form of air conditioning in Spence as well.

However, I don't think you will need them in Tassi in July!!
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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 11:01:57 AM »
Good one Criag - even more ideas!  I like the idea of the vents too - I have them on the RFSV and they are excellent -The awnings are a great idea.

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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 04:57:44 PM »
Great work Craig - I have a small ex army 1/2 size plastic box I use for keeping things I need quick access to and the dust and insects out.  They fit in rear of the vehicle and are reasonably light but strong enough to put an aluminium plate on top of and use as a small table.  Great photographs too!

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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
I don't have a 110 military vehicle, but I do own a 1984 110 Isuzu County and I fitted the same vents to my 110 about 23 years ago, one of the best things I added to it cheers Dennis

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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 10:37:37 AM »
G'day craigb,
mate I did this job over 25 years ago now so my memory is a little fuzzed on it, I can clearly remember though it was a bit nerve wracking marking out a perfectly good guard then cut a rectangular hole in it, anyway a few images

and open

and a few from the inside showing the distance pieces x 2 that fill in the gap


the distance piece is 1mm aluminium and is screwed to the inner footwell, hope that is of some help, cheers Dennis
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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 07:40:20 AM »
As usual, great photos, especially no 9 in the sun.
I also got a early set of dbl jerry holders from 4x4designs. Have yet to fit them. What primer did you go with?

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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2018, 01:41:58 AM »
G'day Craig, I note with interest your comments about the passenger side dual jerry can holder and the fitment issues that you had...
I also had issues with mine, I didn't end up modifying it for mounting, I've tried it now on 4 different chassis and there is no way to fit it without relatively major modifications that I don't want to have to do.

The other interesting comment of yours is that Jason has refunded half the purchase price for the passenger side jerry can holder....

That hasn't happened for me, nor did I know anything about this refund until reading it here in your comments.
I'll be contacting him (Jason) to request the same refund as the product is obviously faulty.

Jason is well aware of the issues with the fitment of the jerry can holder that I purchased from him as he responded to most of my comments on one of the Facebook pages about his product.

Anyways, enough of my complaining,
Your pics (as always) look good!
With the extra weight at the rear, have you considered installing the D110HD/D130/RFSV/SRV helper springs or airbags inside the rear coils?

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Re: craigb's Perentie FFR and No. 5 Trailer
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2020, 12:25:27 AM »
Announcing Project FFRFSV

I have a bunch of RFSV bits in the shed, and since I'm here at home for the foreseeable future rather than travelling around northern WA like I was supposed to be, I thought I might as well convert my humble and much-messed with FFR to near-RFSV specs. Most of it is just a case of bolting on various bits.

Here's the RFSV-esque mods already done to my vehicle, both by the vehicle's previous owner and by Yours Truly:

Disc brakes all round
12V RFSV-style dual battery system
Heavy duty clutch
Helper springs in the rear
Dual jerrycan carriers
FrontRunner Cub Pack SADF ammo style box bolted to the driver's side battery slide in similar fashion to an RFSV security box
Toggle switch for compressor in vehicle interior
APT snorkel

Here's the parts I have not yet installed:

RFSV mass reduction program brush bar
RFSV side scrub rails for the above
Commercial 7-inch HMMWV-style 12V LED driving lights
24V M113 APC headlights (need to swap the guts with 12V units - these will be mounted as per SRV-SF IR lights, which are the same light just with an infrared filter)
RFSV-style side panniers (part of Ant's recent group buy on Facebook)
RFSV dual spare wheel carrier with installation hardware
RFSV underslung jerrycan carrier
A set of footwell kick vents of same make and model as the originals on an RFSV
ARB compressor, hoses and fittings - same same RFSV

I think I have all the RFSV style bits I want for the vehicle. I was after an insect screen for the grille, but don't really need one since one of the first things I did after acquiring the vehicle was to line the inside of the grille with aluminium mesh.

Here's a picture of the starting point:



It's a rather modified FFR. It's had various paintjobs, but for now it's all over camouflage brown.
It has a hard top roof panel of which I am quite fond now, as well as a very convenient FrontRunner 3/4 Defender roof rack to which I have bolted normal camping store 4WD side awnings, 2.5 x 3m.  The vehicle has long-travel suspension too. The vehicle is now fitted with Wolf rims and BFG mud terrain tyres in 7.50R16. When long distance camping I usually have the split rims and hi-milers fitted since I think they are a great tyre/wheel combo out bush.
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