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My New Zealand Adventures 2015- today

Postby felixx » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:23 am

Well in 24 hours I will be going out in my little tear for the first time ever.
I have a 128km drive in a car that my auto sparky could not find a regulator for my alternator in time for this trip
So I have 2 batteries and a charger!

I am in a convoy with about 70 mechanically minded friends, what can go wrong?

Pictures to come...
Thanks for all the support and kindness during this journey

I will report in upon my return..
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby dales133 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:39 am

Have a good one mate
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby KCStudly » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 am

Cheers! :thumbsup:
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:51 am

Well my adventure started well..
I met about 25 cars at the local pub
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We drove about 140km to the foothills of the southern alps to a town called Hanmer Springs
http://visithanmersprings.co.nz/

I made my campsite
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Stayed two nights and ate, cooked and drank my way through the weekend..

More pictures to come..
However I took this one on the way home:

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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby KCStudly » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:21 am

Good for you!

I did a google images search for Hammer Springs NZ, and wow!
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby dales133 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:45 am

Nice felix,hamner was certainly worth the visit for me on my south island excursion
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:04 pm

Thanks for sharing :) :pictures:
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Postby pchast » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:36 pm

Thanks for the Pix. :D
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:20 am

Sorry for the lack of pics, I only had my phone with me. Some people with real cameras took pics which I will be shamelessly hot linking once I get them
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:25 am

Oh I shot a rabbit one evening so I jammed it on the spit roast after I cooked a 150lb pig
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(As I was in charge of cooking for about 80 carnivores I did not have a beer until after I shot the bunny)
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Postby felixx » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:18 am

Some impromptu white mans blues by my mate malarcy
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Postby felixx » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:48 pm

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I got sent this picture and it shows my site perfectly
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby dales133 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:23 am

Cool bud,what did everyone think of it?
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:01 am

:D Great time! Loved the pic with the large RV vs tiny car & TD. Always good to travel with a group of mechanically adept folks too. Looks like a real successful adventure.
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Re: My New Zealand Adventuresd

Postby felixx » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:06 pm

Dale - it got lots of good feedback. it is not finished, but was campable.
I will be adding kwila (hardwood decking timber) flashings around doors and as a rubbing strip along the sides. There will be aluminium strips running 125mm high along each side as well (prob propellor or checker plate). This will be bent 50mm underneath as well to aid with weather proofing.

Teardrop Nanny- Thank you :)
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