Victorian Four Wheel Drive Show 2001
Roger Smith of Beadlock Australia
was promoting the Beadlock device which
grips the bead of the
to the rim, thus
enabling very low pressures to be used,
at low speed in severe offroad situations,
without the tyre coming off the rim.
is an inflatable belt, with its own valve (left),
which grips the bead, but does not extend above the rim walls.
Polans (tel: 9794 0626) were back again, after
this time with a Landcruiser 6x4 sporting an extra (lazy) axle and
their 3-door troop carrier conversion (on the near side).
running around the site doing odd jobs.
Right: Coopair air bag suspension on the rear of
Toyota Hilux. The front live axle and leaf springs
are retained. The air springs are brilliant at handling
variable loads (as truckies know), and
allow good axle articulation.
The Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria (LROCV) prepares the Wandin site
over the weeks and days leading up to the Victorian 4WD Show.
On the Saturday night, dinner is served to volunteers and to exhibitors
who set up on the Saturday before the show.
6am Sunday "What a Beautiful World"....
On Sunday morning it is traditional for those who
came up to work on the Saturday and camped overnight,
to have breakfast at the Scout Inn.
That Hafi' again.
Before the public arrive:
Coopair - tweaked Toyota Hilux.
Left: This set a few
Land Rover Owners' hearts beating quickly -
and these ones were for sale.
Pictured a white cab ute, and a hard-top, Tdi's,
a few years old, a few 10s of K-km shown, and the asking rate
was around au$30K+/-
from `British 4WD Imports' of Bayswater Vic'
breeding like rabbits.
Keeping the family happy.
Marks 4WD Adapters
(look them up in
make alternative transfer case gears for Toyota Landcruiser transfer cases.
These are 0.92:1/ 2.81:1, and they have
1.08:1/ 3.05:1 "coming soon".
Interestingly, they tried to do a similar job for
Patrols but found that there was not enough room.
Ritters Automotive were up to their
usual tricks suspending Range Rovers (left)
high in the air.
This is an unusual view of a Range Rover 4.0.
Right: Part of the good turn-out. The day was sunny, if a little warm, and the public came in great numbers.
High Lift Jacks seemed to be going for about au$120,
cheaper Brand-X alternatives for $99,
Black Rat hand winches for $430.
Next, the Landrover Owners Discovery stuffing (click), one of the special events.
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