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Derbyshire Jan 2005

Written by ralph on December 17th, 2009. Posted in Photo Gallery

A few photos from our third and most ambitious year greenlaning in Derbyshire.

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Derbyshire Jan 2004

Written by ralph on December 17th, 2009. Posted in Photo Gallery

A few photos from our second year greenlaning in Derbyshire.

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Derbyshire Jan 2003

Written by ralph on December 17th, 2009. Posted in Photo Gallery

A few photos from our first ‘expedition’ weekend in Derbyshire.

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Fitting extended range fuel tanks to a discovery 1

Written by ralph on December 15th, 2009. Posted in Vehicle modifications

For our trip to Tunisia, Atlas Overland recommend carrying a staggering 200 litres of diesel.  With the standard disco tank holding 80 and my auxiliary (starter) tank holding 20, I was halfway there.

Nice day out testing my bits :o)

Written by ralph on December 13th, 2009. Posted in Ralph's blog

Sunday 13th December 2009

Days to go : 293

Yesterday I managed to finish the mammoth install of the 2 fuel tanks (full details are in the modifications section), and so, with 160 litres of freshly filtered vegetable oil on board we set off for a few hours playing at Beeston pit.

Although soft and muddy the rough terrain gave me a chance to test the terra firma suspension ( which was excellent Smile), the ground clearance of the new tank (which didn’t seem to it anything Laughing) and the awning (which provided cover for nearly everybody at one point Surprised).

A good day seemed to be had by all.

Now a few gratuitous pictures to test the new ‘gallery’ plugin.  Seems to work fine Laughing.

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{becssg_c}0|Under the awning.JPG|Testing the new Hannibal awning|Beeston Pit December 2009 – 4X4 Response assessment day{/becssg_c}

{becssg_c}0|Tom in the mud.JPG|Tom trying out his disco off-road for the first time|Beeston Pit December 2009 – 4X4 Response assessment day{/becssg_c}

{becssg_c}0|Tom uphill.JPG|Tom trying out his disco off-road for the first time|Beeston Pit December 2009 – 4X4 Response assessment day{/becssg_c}

{becssg_c}0|The playground.JPG|The Pit in all its glory|Beeston Pit December 2009 – 4X4 Response assessment day{/becssg_c}

{becssg_c}0|On the hill.JPG|Posing on the hill|Beeston Pit December 2009 – 4X4 Response assessment day{/becssg_c}

{becssg_c}0|Splashing in the puddles.JPG|Nice deep puddles|Beeston Pit December 2009 – 4X4 Response assessment day{/becssg_c}

 

 

A day of annoyance

Written by ralph on December 11th, 2009. Posted in Ralph's blog

Friday 11th December 2009.

Days to go : 295

Today was spent mainly swearing at a fuel tank Frown.  I have spent several hours today trying to fit a 120 litre replacement fuel tank and a 35 litre ‘fill through’ wing tank from Safari Equip.  Trust me when I say it was not easy……

The main tank fitted fairly easily but the wing tank is currently still supported on the trolley jack, although most of the plumbing is connected.  3 hours of scraped knuckles, back ache and a few new swear words and it still isn’t fitted.

Despite what their website states, Safari Equip do not provide fitting instructions Frown.  This leads to a fair bot of guess work.  I hope to finish the job tomorrow and I shall write a full article and add a link here when I have finished.