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openboater

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About openboater

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    North Somerset
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    Environment Agency labourer/bodger
  1. I've had an 05 Thunder spacecab for about a year now. Average between 25 and 30 mpg. Had the ECU remapped from 109 bhp to 150 and a similar torque increase. Pulls hard in every gear, a really good tow truck. Considering adding air bags to the rear suspension to improve the stability and maintain the right height when fully loaded, but still be able to keep a comfy ride and some flex when empty. Anyone tried this ?
  2. I use a Husky 345 and a Husky 141. Neither are great but I manage. My theory is it's more about the result than how you got there
  3. I'll be carving and milling at North Somerset Show. (in the rain?)
  4. Congratulations, hope the weather's on your side:thumbup:
  5. Fair point Jim, but I'm not sure the sill bars are mounted very securely. The only thing they're good for is putting mud up the back of your leg when you step out of the truck. The bits that look really daft are the two layers of 3" tube wrapped around the back corners below the tailgate exactly where you don't need anything to drag in the dirt. Free to collector if somebody want them.
  6. Ok, so I bought one. The black Thunder spec one that was on eBay for a few days recently. It's got 14 surplus lights dangling off it, and twelve of them don't work ! There's going to be a bit of tidying up, and all the stainless tubes will come off too. The winch on the front seems to have been properly fitted so will stay. Just looking for a good canopy to cover the back now, so if you have one please get in touch. Cheers all !
  7. Hmmm, that sounds like just another excuse to cripple the working man. Sorry to be nosey, but who is your ensure r ?
  8. Yup, I was thinking similar. Really like the practicality of those doors.
  9. Does anyone use the back seats in their cab-and-a-half pickup for passengers? How do people get on travelling back there? I'm just not sure I can justify a full double cab for an occasional third person. What do you think?
  10. definately softwood. almost definately firewood (but not for this year)
  11. Thanks for the hat:thumbup1: Raincoat would've been more use on the dayb:001_rolleyes: At least I'm ready for winter now. Cheers Aspen.
  12. I preferred the old one that was parked next to it
  13. And I've spliced rigging and climbing lines too:confused1: But I'll not issue a LOLER ticket for them:001_tt2: Quick, get the worms back into the tin !

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