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Hmmmmmmh.....
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Nice one Jeoren ;-)

Now that you've posted the clip of the one and only time I got stuck....

...it's open warface on the ToyBloatAs:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Reggwen...eat=directlink (lots more where that came from)

never had so much exercise on a desert trip!!
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Just watched all your videos what an excellent trip. Reminds me of the middle east 20 years ago, where I grew up.

On another topic, where do you get that white stuff on the defender windows?

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We all know well that is not the vehicule but the driver (the hilux was in 2wd all the time!) so being the less experienced driver I didn't mind getting stuck every now and then...I had you to push me!
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On another topic, where do you get that white stuff on the defender windows?
Danward, The 110 is a station wagon which has had the rear side and back window glass & surrounds removed. The body has then been over-plated with sheet aluminium and sprayed to match the rest. The second row side doors have simply had stick on vinyl applied (I got some on eBay for my car).

The alternative is to do what Jeorone did to his (Red!) Land Cruiser - a complete body wrap, which was a stunning piece of work.
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Epic scenery. Wish I was there. Unfortunately me and group are waiting for visas since 27 Dec 2010...

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For Chris Scott

Hi Chris

Thanks for posting yr video which I enjoyed very much.

In it I spied you doing your Chef bit in front of a stove surrounded by a very nice sheet steel windbreak which really attracted my attention(yes,call me a nurd but here in the Middle East wind is a big problem),

Did you have it made or,did you buy it.If the latter where from?

Thanks for all the input you give to the website.
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Hi Tony, if you mean the big windshield seen @2.50, that was hieronymus's cooking set up. He posted earlier in this thread so PM him (or he may well chip in).

I'm told the story is in the current issue of 4x4 mag.
In fact I see that Jeroen's 80 is on the cover! Never had a cover shot before.

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In it I spied you doing your Chef bit
Think that was The Man himself, Hieronymus, cooking up some breakfast. Chris's main contribution to the cooking was turning manky 7 day old bread & Hilux scrambled eggs into delicious Eggy Bread!
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I've shot many covers in my life, but never starred on it before! Nor have I ever been called an intrepid Scott before.......

@Tony, the shelter was made from thin metal sheet (zinc) with piano hinges all around so it is foldable 3-ways...the sides go inwards and then back and bottom fold 'double'. It is designed for my tailgate but it can be used anywhere to stay out of the wind or to make the cooking more relaxed :-)



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Jeroen, Fame at last (for the Scots, Kenyan, English and Dutch that made the trip!) Would you like me to send you a copy?
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It's a small (digital) world, Jon offered me the same service two hrs. ago!
So thanx but it's been taken care off already (I hope) :-)
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Lovely bit of kit. I live in Dubai and there are many sheet metal workers who make feeding troughs for goats etc.

So,armed with your photo and a sketch here I come!!
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Nice one Jeoren ;-)

Now that you've posted the clip of the one and only time I got stuck....

...it's open warface on the ToyBloatAs:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Reggwen...eat=directlink (lots more where that came from)

never had so much exercise on a desert trip!!
It's pretty flat by the looks of the pictures, if I didn't know I would have said the road was just off the side of the pictures and you were playing in some soft sand just for the fun of it...
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To be honest, the tarmac road was just 50 meters away....
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