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New Zealand Members

Postby felixx » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:20 am

Hi there fellow Kiwis, or people planning to visit NZ.
I thought this thread might be a way for us to meet up.
It would be good if you could put the following info on your first post on here.

Location/ Region:
Link to your build:

Location: Christchurch, NZ
My Build: Hasnt started yet, but this looks like what I will try to emulate:
http://www.angib.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/teardrop/tear32.htm
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby CustomDave » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:29 am

Hi Felixx,
I'm a Kiwi living in S.E. Michigan for past 40-odd years and recently obsessed with building a teardrop or tiny trailer. My hobby has been building custom cars and have 4 that can haul. I've designed two of them so that the seats fold down to make a double bed so I don't understand my obsession with teardrops but perhaps it's the idea of building something cool again. I retire in 2 years and plan to spend Summer 2017 in NZ doing a top to bottom re-acquaintance tour. I'm glad to see Kiwis doing this. Not surprising given we are such DIY s and tinkerers. Anyway good luck with the build and perhaps I can follow it here.
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby felixx » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:18 pm

Awesome..
Feel free to drop in when you get to chch
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby felixx » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:49 pm

NZ members
Where do you shop to get things like Hurricane Hinges, etc.
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Sheddie » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:02 am

I looked all over for hurricane hinge in NZ. As far as I could see no one in NZ has them. Others I have been in contact with have found the same. I did not want to bring one from overseas for risk of it getting bent it transit, so I used 3 large stainless steel hinges from Bunnings and they have worked well. Check my build and my travels, I have made mention of it in our Kaihu trip.
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby dales133 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:36 am

There are gear hinges and hurricane hinges avaliable here in aus.
I'm thinking of going the piano hinge direction this week :o
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Sheddie » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:10 pm

What about next week? :lol:
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby dales133 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:32 pm

Who knows! :)
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Bantam » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:22 am

Im in east Auckland. Teardrop ready to camp. Have a Ford Escort and now a MK5 Cortina wagon for towing duties. or a Mazda6 if in a hurry!

Ned lives a few km's away and is in the same car club as me.

http://www.iforce.co.nz/i/3e4lablb.vyr.jpg
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby felixx » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:43 am

Bantam, I too am in that club.
I WILL DO NATS NEXT YEAR!

If I get a new job
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Dusty-NZ » Wed May 27, 2015 4:44 pm

I am in North Canterbury , and I'm always interested in getting out for a weekend away. Although my teardrop plans are a long way off being started , I am happy to throw the camper on the pickup and get some miles done.

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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Sheddie » Wed May 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Hi Dusty, would like to join you some time, but it might be a bit far for a weekend! :roll:
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Kololikova » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:47 am

Hello. I am in dunedin and have just started work on my tear. Looking forward to getting out in it
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby Sheddie » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:26 am

Welcome from the other end of the country :shake hands:
start a build journal and keep us posted on progress. We like to see lots of :pictures:
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Re: New Zealand Members

Postby dales133 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:43 am

Least your closer than this kiwi frank lol
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