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Good FC truck forum

Right here:
http://expeditionportal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26
(and a whole lot more besides - including forthcoming Overlanding magazine

The cunning Tatra sand ladders movie is worth a look:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoSSbg4y72k
They really are like giant (or useful sized) Pinzgauers!

And if you're self-building this thread is a book of ideas in itself (there's an idea...):
http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4800

These Americans sure love getting technical!

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Exact Date for Book

Hi Chris, do ou have an exact date for the book, or is that too far in the future? If so I'll put a reminder in my calender .....

Nice sand ladder action too!
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Well if I have my way it will be in the shops for Easter 2008.
We've lately decided to make it bigger and better than the plain AMH and Sahara format, while covering everything from 2CVs to MAN KATs and all the rest. Like Sahara II, vehicle choice and prep will be the most of it.

Always looking for more Overlanding trip reports:
www.overlanders-handbook.com/trip

Better stop, the spam metre is approaching the red line!

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How could I live without those sand mats all these years..? I want an extra rear axle in my truck, NOW..!

here a couple of extra links about inspiration in truck building:

Allrad-LKW-Forum -> 170D11

Camper build.... - ::. UKGS'er.com .::
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I wonder if I could put those san ladders on the 90 if i made them a bit longer..........id have to keep the steering wheel straight while they are in use though

That 6x6 Tatra is a nice truck - well sprung and with great axle articulation - I could live in that - permanantly !!!

Mario - what are you working on at the moment ? - those big 'Star' s at Brenu are worth the drive !!! ....great photos on your website by the way....

Im in Canada waiting on a Work Visa....theres a distinct lack of overland trucks over here... and not many Defenders

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I wonder if I could put those san ladders on the 90 if i made them a bit longer...
not really.., the front axel does not rotates as the rear one, and you'll need exactly the same rotation

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Mario - what are you working on at the moment ? - those big 'Star' s at Brenu are worth the drive !!! ....great photos on your website by the way....
I am in Denmark building an (orange) truck
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Mario - err actually with the centre diff lock engaged both axles turn at the same speed - and i was only joking - I dont think the little Tdi engine would like it !!!

Truck looks good....did you get the paint from G ?

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