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Offline yerriyong

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yerriyong 6x6
« on: August 26, 2018, 11:08:29 AM »
My name is Dave I live on the sth coast nsw. I have been traveling Australia since the mid 80s. My current project is my 97 6x6 which i have had for about 5 years, it has traveled central aust 3 times like most setups it is still a working progress. I recently sold a gs 110 and also still have a rfsv.
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Offline Mick_Marsh

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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 12:33:30 PM »
Damned interesting conversion. Love the step through from the cab.
I know a fellow who is trying to get this done to his truck. How did you go with the engineering approval?
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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 05:40:08 PM »
Hi Dave - Welcome to the forum - I agree with Mick very nice job expecially with the walk through.  Any chance of some "How I did it photographs and tips"  I am sure there will be a que of interested persons.   Cheers  STDDIVER

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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 06:41:19 PM »
The walk though was straight foward removing cab window and cutting down to ground level, repeating this on the body, I apologise I did not take any photos during the work and I dont now if all body configurations will be this straight foward. No engineering cert was required but I do loose the rops capacity. I did have a engineer cert after this mod for down grading gvm and there was no issue.
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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 01:19:04 PM »
Thanks Dave for the reply - sometimes we are inclined to leave things as standard rather than do what we want to - I like the modifications though.  It is interesting to note that you had an engineer certify the work.  Nice one.  One question though, how did you handle the body  chassis/movement between the front cabin and and the rear module?  I had a mate that connected the front cabin on a unimog to a very solid home made rear with a solid connection.  The first time he did some serious off road work a number of cracks appeared between the cabin and the rear.   STDDIVER   

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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 03:45:36 PM »
It wasn't a light decision to chop into a truck that was in such nice condition, but I saw from the time I picked it up the potential for a unique expedition vehicle that ticked so many boxes. The cab and body are still independent and are joined via a flex joint, the floor was a little trickier, so checker plate is secured to the cab floor and extends into the body with rubber and siker flex to seal while retaining movement. Initially I wasn't sure how it would go but a few years of travel and it seams to work fine. Although it is setup for outback touring and not extreme 4x4.
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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 10:00:14 PM »
G'day Dave
Nice work you have done.
Couple of questions.  Your bonnet looks like it has raised section on it towards the windscreen?
Have you relocated the exhaust?
The more I look I might have a few more for you.

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Re: yerriyong 6x6
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 07:27:47 AM »
Thanks Rob, the raised section is to accommodate the water over air intercooler, I have also fitted the factory garrett wastegated npr turbo which is much better in the lower rpms. Dave.
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