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LaContra
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PostSubject: Hey Everyone   Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:23 am

Got a message from the apparently all seeing, all knowing Terracan Jas when I posted a reply to a message on the difflock forum. Very Happy

I'm an Aussie/Brit now living in Ukraine because I figured the UK would be a miserable place to sit out the economic crisis.
So now I own a couple of backpacker/traveler hostels in Odessa and Sevastopol.

My 4x4 thing is long distance, solo, winter expeditions....It's more fun at -30c

Can provide detailed first hand advice to any fellow nutcases on 4x4 travel in Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and winter driving inside the Arctic circle and Siberia.

Currently planning a 3-4 month winter trip for 2012 from Odessa, east into Chechnya and the Caucasus, past the Caspian Sea and on to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in central Kazakhstan. Then into Mongolia, north up through the Altai mountain range into Russia, and then west across the Siberia steppe and back to Odessa.

Always remember: There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:33 am


Hello and welcome to the forum!

I look forward to hearing about your travels. I love the sound of the winter expeditions.

What vehicle do you have?

TJ

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PostSubject: The Vehicle   Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:29 am

Well originally it was a 1981 2 door Range Rover Classic in god-ugly Tuscan Blue

Now its a 1981 RR pick up truck body (not a bob) in Matt Black
with a reinforced chassis with 1994 running gear and 5 sp box
behind a 4 litre V8 with a 500 Weber Carb running both LPG (140lt in triple tanks)
and Petrol (80lt in tank, 100lt in j-cans)
with a Red Top Starter and 2 Yellow Top Acc Batteries with splitters.
A Hi output 160amp Alt
Arctic Oil Heater Unit
Oversized heater matrix

TerraFirma BigBore Expedition shocks and springs all round.
2 inch lift lit
Kumho 265 KL-71 boots.
12000lb winch.
Lockable Custom Pickup Cover
Custom Roof Bars and Racking
Racing Buckets with 3 point Harnesses

I tried to upload you a pic but hey....not allowed to post images for 7 days.
Its dented and dinged, rusty and homemade...but reliable and unstoppable.
She aint no showpony
But I'll take Ugly but Effective over pretty any day.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:30 pm

Hi and welcome, looking forward to seeing a picture of your truck, and reading some more of your travels. clinking teacups
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:42 am

An official welcome from yours truly, and thanks for the offer of travel advice BTW.

That trip of yours seems awesome, in a class vehicle no less! That's two of us on here that have good taste!!! thumbsup

My ambulance-soon-to-be-camper ...




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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:09 pm

Hello and welcome.
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