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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 08:37:07 AM »
i had pics from 'Dranoweb' in Victoria, didn't notice on the thumbnails that they were taken in-service. I was going too quick, too much hurry as usual.

Hi carzee cool pics! Yep that’s him in his army life. Looks like he had a very easy lifestyle. My mate went over his books last night and sent me this message:

I spent a fair bit of time going through the log book last night, found some very interesting history. In actual fact it did no go into service until 2009, but the first entry in 2007 at 240 Km the vehicle was part of a Commonwealth Government Directive and for same reason it was totally dismantled and rebuilt, they say that every major component was rebuilt, stripped to bare chassis. I can only assume that it may have been a special programme preparing some vehicles for deployment overseas, may need to do more research, but yours never got overseas.
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2018, 08:39:02 AM »
Looks great! Welcome to the RFSV club   :)

Thanks dozer! Some mods to the roller door and I might even get him in the garage  ;D
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2018, 08:40:51 AM »
i had pics from 'Dranoweb' in Victoria, didn't notice on the thumbnails that they were taken in-service. I was going too quick, too much hurry as usual.

well at least we can surmise from the kms and the gentle location that it wasn't abused overmuch - wasn't "driven hard and put away wet" as they say in the north :)

Hi dugite, books show he was living in Victoria doing not much at all
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2018, 09:55:11 AM »
i had pics from 'Dranoweb' in Victoria, didn't notice on the thumbnails that they were taken in-service. I was going too quick, too much hurry as usual.

well at least we can surmise from the kms and the gentle location that it wasn't abused overmuch - wasn't "driven hard and put away wet" as they say in the north :)

Hi dugite, books show he was living in Victoria doing not much at all
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2018, 09:57:13 AM »
Thanks mate, they're the good ones to get - mine had spent its life in Alice Springs (nice arid environment) apparently not overdoing it too much as well
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2018, 09:58:18 AM »
i had pics from 'Dranoweb' in Victoria, didn't notice on the thumbnails that they were taken in-service. I was going too quick, too much hurry as usual.

Carzee I couldn’t find the original post of these pics. Wouldn’t mind getting them in bit higher res. Cheers
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2018, 10:00:18 AM »
Thanks mate, they're the good ones to get - mine had spent its life in Alice Springs (nice arid environment) apparently not overdoing it too much as well

Yes I was happy to find that out. My FFR was in Townsville getting flogged and going rusty. So I was pleasantly surprised to see the rfsv had an easier life
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2018, 01:59:10 PM »
i had pics from 'Dranoweb' in Victoria, didn't notice on the thumbnails that they were taken in-service. I was going too quick, too much hurry as usual.

Carzee I couldn’t find the original post of these pics. Wouldn’t mind getting them in bit higher res. Cheers

Yep, thats why I save Facebook pics when warranted - Farcebook is not organised at all -its digital landfill. Then out of nowhere they send you a trip down memory lane with a serving of your own stuff you put up years ago as if to prove how organised they are. :)

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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2018, 01:47:02 PM »
Hi and congrats. Looks like the AFM Minto one sold this month with fresh paint.

There is a FFR owner on facebook currently selling a set of bonnet furniture /brackets if you are looking for them.

I ended up with 2 sets of bonnet brackets. Full set of tools, 2 pintles and a heap of straps and buckles and storage box dividers galore 😂
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2018, 07:35:00 AM »
This bad boy is now living with me. If anyone has any info on him in service would be greatly
Appreciated!. Cheers

Nice one!  Did you drive it back from Minto ? How did it go ?

Cheers.

Chaotic violent wobble in the front end started up at 90kmh. Pulled into tyrepower at Bowral for a balance which cured it enough to get home at100-110kmh the whole way
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2018, 10:01:49 AM »
Could be a good opportunity to take a look at the condition front end bushes and the steering damper

I found the combination of split rims + HighMilers just about impossible to finely balance.

(I reverted to D1 tubeless with BFGs)
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2018, 01:20:38 PM »
 ;)HI DUGITE, Have a rfsv as well, am thinking of upgrading my rims/ tyres what would you recommend, I do a bit of off roading  about 20% rest on the black stuff,THANKS TONA,.

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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2018, 02:54:55 PM »
;)HI DUGITE, Have a rfsv as well, am thinking of upgrading my rims/ tyres what would you recommend, I do a bit of off roading  about 20% rest on the black stuff,THANKS TONA,.

Tony,

Mine are awesome on and off-road and same rolling diameter as the hi-milers
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2018, 04:15:42 PM »
;)HI DUGITE, Have a rfsv as well, am thinking of upgrading my rims/ tyres what would you recommend, I do a bit of off roading  about 20% rest on the black stuff,THANKS TONA,.

Hi tona, I have 235 85 16 BFG Mud Terrains on Disco1 (tubeless) rims, I've sprayed the rims with Protec drab olive and they don't stand out too much :). Some owners use the tubeless wolf rims but at the time I couldn't get any. Regards - Laurie
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Re: Rfsv 51636
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2018, 04:49:00 PM »
 :)   THANKS LAURIE, are the new tyres as tall as the hi milers?, I wouldn't like to drop any road speed?/Do those rims comply with requirements??TONA.