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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2017, 11:21:14 AM »
Thanks Mick - great to know.

Thanks Carzee & Scott - that's interesting.

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2017, 10:37:46 AM »
Tom, some explanation has lobbed regarding the ROPS, just a coincidence too.

An ex-service member popped up last night on facebook with some interesting info when discussing a damaged air-drop LR110 and he said:

"If anyone has any of the ex 8/12 ffrs ( double barrel ROPS )... I'd be keen to see a pic.... I pulled them all to bits and put them thru AQIS for shipping back to Australia."

...and a photo of FFR 48-975 (with UN "INTERFET" markings) was posted. (see below)

Then he said:

"In this pic you can see the modified rear ROPS... I think there are only 6 or 8 like it... not sure if the mod will have been reversed."

So thats some good news for you. 48-753 was in East Timor like my son's FFR.

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2017, 10:52:09 AM »
So thats some good news for you. 48-753 was in East Timor like my son's FFR.
What!
Now I'm really jealous.
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2017, 04:51:48 PM »
Hi Carzee,

Thanks very much for the info - I will try and take some more detailed photo's this weekend for those that are interested, weather permitting... :)

Richard mentioned that he has a photo of mine (48-753) in action, being air-lifted.. I haven't seen the photo yet but I'm quite excited about it.  ;D

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 05:58:01 PM »
Richard mentioned that he has a photo of mine (48-753) in action, being air-lifted.. I haven't seen the photo yet but I'm quite excited about it.  ;D
Twist the knife.
I'm excited too.
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48-753 an update
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 01:50:24 PM »
Hi All,

So my replica TAC plates & number plates arrived the other day.. 


The Perentie has been at the local mechanic and had the following work:
* Complete fluid drain & change
* All Filters changed
* Installed a traxide light upgrade kit (relays)
* Installed a low coolant / engine saver
* RWC...

So the Perentie is now ready for registration...

Last night when I got home, I attended to some minor cosmetic stuff...

I figured that the traxide upgrade would be good, but with these being a little dirty/cracked..


Now they look like this:


Cheers,
GG

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48-753 Action Pics
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 01:53:22 PM »
Hi All,

I forgot to post up these pics..A big thanks to REMLR...







Cheers,
GG

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Painting Plastic.. 48-753
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 01:59:06 PM »
Hi All,

Last night I noticed that the mirrors & grill are looking a little tired.



A little elbow grease later, they now look a bit better:



I'm certainly not after a concourse look, or factory fresh - but what are other people doing?

I achieved the above wit Armorall - but what have other people been doing?

Tyre Black polish?

Re-Paint the plastic - if so, is there a specific paint for plastic?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
GG

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2017, 02:31:43 PM »
Use spray can bumper paint - available form Supercheap etc

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2017, 03:12:15 PM »
Thanks Garrycol.  :D

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2017, 03:12:27 PM »
Or you could paint them AUSCAM colours.
Get a few cans from Protec.

They appear to be that colour in those "in service" photos.
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
Now you'll have to get one of those thingo's with the whirly bits on top to complete your collection.

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Re: 48-753 an update
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 07:38:29 AM »
Hi All,

So my replica TAC plates & number plates arrived the other day.. 


The Perentie has been at the local mechanic and had the following work:
* Complete fluid drain & change
* All Filters changed
* Installed a traxide light upgrade kit (relays)
* Installed a low coolant / engine saver
* RWC...

So the Perentie is now ready for registration...

Last night when I got home, I attended to some minor cosmetic stuff...

I figured that the traxide upgrade would be good, but with these being a little dirty/cracked..


Now they look like this:


Cheers,
GG

Hi GG
Looking good.
Cheers
Rod
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2017, 03:25:27 PM »
Hi All,

Last night when I got home I experimented with the magic of Lanolin:

IMG_0714 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

I am very pleased with the results. I will finish off the rest of the car over the weekend.

Cheers,
GG



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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2017, 05:17:32 PM »
Scott reckons baby oil is better. I massaged baby oil into the Perentie with excellent results. I'll do the 101 when the weather gets a little better.
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