Discussion in 'Philanthropy' started by Corey Batt, 1st Apr, 2017.
Punch a few screw driverholes into the muffler, give it a bit of rally grunt.
haha yeah that would sound aweomse!....... for a nice long 10hr drive! do it guys!
@Corey Batt send me a PM,i know a bloke who can sort the above for you.
that rollcage is fully hektic - got some great 'street cred' there
don't forget the big red mudflaps and paint the rearview mirror covers red to match..
make up a fake roof vent..
maybe a big wing off the roof..
(hmm maybe ive thought about this too much)
A nephew of mine and his beautiful, 'willing to give anything a go' girlfriend did this last year. They did it in an 80s falcon station wagon. Alex is a ship's engineer and has been working on cars since he was a youngster, so he spent a fair few evenings on the rally under other people's cars. They got attached to their car after driving it from Sydney to Mackay to start the rally, then driving it to Tassie. So they drove it back to Sydney and still have it. I just messaged Amy and asked her for some tips:
1. Don't overpack. You won't change often. And bring clothes you are happy to throw away. They were down to their last set of clothes on the way home.
2. Bring plenty of toilet paper (that might be a girl thing).
3. Get a really good swag and make sure you will be comfortable when sleeping - too hard to do those days when you're tired.
4. Rig up a 12v fridge for the car.
5. Take a decent 12v light to work on the car at night.
6. Spend the money and get a good CB/UHF.
7. Renew every hose and belt you can find on the car before you go and take spares.
8. Take extra spare tyres and a puncture kit - and know how to use them.
9. Protect the sump. Weld something, anything, around that area (and others) to protect them from rocks. (I recall Alex put his car on a hoist and looked at everything that could be damaged by a sharp rock and either protected it or rerouted it.)
Can see Corey having a whole world of trouble with #1
I'll drop this here...
A good sheet of canvas or tarp will come in handy for servicing or emergency shade or cut it for other uses
Spare cheapy oil fuel filter doesn't take up much room but could be of use
Thanks for the offer Jim - we're borrowing a set of IPF spotlights and mounts from a friend, so we should be good in the light department.
Great advice! Hopefully Corey won't pack too much
We're borrowing a in car UHF, so that should work out well (last thing we want to do is be stuck using handhelds!). Car fridge is tempting, but then we have to get it home somehow!
Funny you should mention the maintenance, Corey has been of the strong opinion 'it only needs to go 3800km, no need to do any maintenance
Maintenance, pssh. I think half the fun is the roll of the dice whether we'll actually make it.
(in reality, the car had a new motor, radiator etc put in it <12 months ago)
$100 for a second hand plug-in esky sort of thing. I think Waeco is the favoured brand. Amy said it was one of the best things they took. At the end of the rally, just give it away.
Gee almost enough things to depreciate....
As clothing? Toilet paper?
In terms of decoration - carbon fibre adhesive Contact, duct tape and matte spray paint.
Here is my Contact skillz honed from school book wrapping.
Pack lots of duct tape and cable ties
Are you allowed to do the rally "au naturale" so to speak? Or will the abrasion form the seats be too much? Maybe compromise and the team can just have budgie smugglers?
Yeah easy done! you wont need to service it, just have oil to top up as you go!
How many people driver day in day out never checking oil or water etc?? You're only doing 3800km! she'll be right!
Emergency toilet paper
they may not have socks with them
Other things to consider
- fire extinguisher
- good first aid kit
- blue tooth wireless speakers so you can play music from your phone when radio service cuts out
- cigarette charger expander - not sure what it's really called but there is like a powerboard you can plug into your cigarette lighter that then has another 4 slots on it so you can plug in the fridge, 2 phone chargers, GPS connector etc.
Sheesh........you boys drive a hard deal. @Corey Batt @Waldo do i have to physically throw money at you?
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