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Old 12th August 2009, 07:15 AM
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Old 13th August 2009, 03:18 AM
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Welcome Dellsfozz!!
I recognise your car from OzFoz. Pity I wasn't able to go on the rally this year though...
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Old 13th August 2009, 04:01 AM
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Thanks for all those compliments guys and your warm welcome to ORS

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Nice setup!

Can you tell us anything about the camper trailer as well?
I made this off-road camper about 15 years ago, been tested out in the outback, Flinders Ranges, and camping out in the Victorian/NSW High Country so its stood the test of time and pretty much been to hell and back. Well the unique part about his camper is that as soon as you unfold it, it has two double beds already done up. It sleeps 4 adults comfortably plus two more on the floor/middle area. Everyone sleeps up high, off the ground, so thats safety against the odds. It also means you dont have to set up camp on level ground, you can camp on a flowing river, rocky surface or mud. Another advantage with this trailer is that it can still be towed around once its fully set up, as you can see, its all supported without pegging/touching the ground, so if you dont completely like the campsite you can still move without folding it back in. I also fitted shock absorbers which stops bouncing on rough outback roads. Its completely waterproof and dust proof. It has an 80L water tank and a large utility box up the front which keeps the microwave, generator and the missus kitchen sink. It has recently been resprayed (silver hammertone) to match the new Foz (crystal grey).

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the OzFoz Sydney Rally and it towed beautifully and kept up with the fast cruising through the hills in the Hawksbury area.
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Old 13th August 2009, 04:11 AM
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For those guys interested in the custom fitting of my HD SubaXtreme Bullbar...I did the fitting myself and this is step by step how it was done.

BIG FACELIFT!!




This is my bargain of a century
This is a MY03-05 model bullbar, not designed for the MY06 but I like the looks of this one much better than the other model that SubaXtreme makes for the 06. It was quite a challenge to fit but I was confident that I will be able to make it fit.


The wrecking process starts...


Very tricky to remove the full front bumper bar but found all the clips, screws and bolts.


The bullbar is on! It bolts onto the chassis alright.


BUUUUTTTTT......

Now this was a bit of a drama with the 03-05 bullbar
I couldnt close the bonnet because the 06 front is a different shape.


I removed the bonnet protector and started putting spacers between the bullbar and the chassis, where the mounting bolts are. This is the gap i could get with two washers. Eventually i used 10mm spacers, so I could refit the bonnet protector.


This is the fitted bar, without any light surround or grill.


Had to cut the original bumper bar to cover the gap around the headlights and to fit the grill. It was a really tricky job, getting it spot on.



Another issue with this modification using the 03-05 bullbar made by SubaXtreme is that the 06 foz has a big washer bottle, which is now exposed for damage. I will fix this problem by replacing the whole system with 2 aftermaket horizontal bottles from autobarn. One bottle for the front windscreen and the other for the rear window.


and....PRESTO! all done, bullbar currently looks as it does in pics on previous page
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Old 13th August 2009, 04:48 AM
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very professional mate. Looks great!
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Old 13th August 2009, 05:03 AM
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^ x2 and all the better for being a DIY project.
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Old 13th August 2009, 05:17 AM
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That trailer is awesome. Still unsure of the bling Forester tho'
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That trailer is a very professional DIY dellsfozz.

Well done mate.

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Old 13th August 2009, 06:02 AM
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Thanks guys

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Old 13th August 2009, 06:15 AM
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This is how it looks now...




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