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Old April 29th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Scott Brady Scott Brady is offline
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Scott-Is the Gelaendewagen a project vehicle?

Somewhat. The truck is Stephanie's daily driver, so the modifications will be limited. We really enjoy the G, and I have already tested its limits on a few local test courses. I am impressed. It really does not need much. Maybe just a HAM radio
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Old April 29th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Cool.

Is it one of the grey market SWB? Turbodiesel? Petrol?

I'm looking forward to reading/seeing what you do with it.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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Flagellant?

I had to look it up.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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You need a broom stick by that garage door so it can be pushed all the way up...
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Old September 25th, 2009, 04:03 PM
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Fall Issue

The Fall Issue has shipped today!


This issue includes our most comprehensive outdoor gear test to-date. Graham Jackson, a scientist by trade, tested 12 water filters and purifiers. Over $20,000 in tests were performed from laboratory samples. One major brand failed! Based on our research, this is the most comprehensive and decisive filter/purifier test ever conducted.

Sinuhe provided some excellent images from Utah, and his first cover shot (oh, and back cover and table of contents). So basically, it is the Sinuhe issue.

Of particular note for this forum, Tom Sheppard provided a classic kit piece on Rolex and his experience with the brand, helping to develop new features for Rolex and crossing the Sahara's Empty Quarter with the GMT. Good stuff.

FALL 2009 Contents:
Overland Post
Editor's Column
Editor's Project
Publisher's Project
News from the Trade
Overland News
Karakoram Highway by Tuk-tuk, by Sophie Ibbotson
Water Treatment System Test, by Graham Jackson
Latitude, Image Gallery
Algeria Solo: Adventure in an unproven vehicle, part two, by Tom Sheppard
Motorcycle Soft Luggage Test, by Scott Brady
Rock & Snow photo essay: San Rafael Swell Traverse, by Sinuhe Xavier
Vehicle Feature: BMW F650GS Project, by Brian DeArmon
Review: Quick Air X 2000, by Jonathan Hanson
Overland Conservation, by Roseann Hanson
Overland Medicine: Attack of the Chiggers, by Dr. Edward Beggy
Overland Chef: Poached Eggs in Creamy Polenta, Roseann Hanson
Classic Kit: Rolex Expedition Watches, by Tom Sheppard
Expedition Reads, by Jonathan Hanson
Tail Lamp: Wildlife and Vehicles, by Jonathan Hanson

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  #356  
Old September 25th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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Sinuhe provided some excellent images from Utah, and his first cover shot (oh, and back cover and table of contents). So basically, it is the Sinuhe issue.

Well, it's about time.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:02 PM
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Cool.

Is it one of the grey market SWB? Turbodiesel? Petrol?

I'm looking forward to reading/seeing what you do with it.

Wow, sorry I missed that. It is a 4-door Europa imported truck with a Brabus 3.6 petrol conversion.

A little testing the day after we picked the truck up.


There are very few modifications needed to these vehicles. Good tires, HAM radio, recovery equipment/winch, rocker protection. Much else would ruin it IMO
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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:15 PM
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You get that thing running again?
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Hmmm, it was never not running. We did have a problem with one of the old ignition keys locking up the ignition cylinder. Oh, and the joy of educating AZ MVD on a legally imported grey market vehicle. That kept it sitting for some time
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Question: Is it intentional that retailers get copies to sell before subscribers receive theirs? I always thought that one “benefit” of a subscription was to receive each issue a bit ahead of non-subscribers. That may be old school magazine mentality and/or it may just have never been true. I was just curious.

Edit: Or maybe my postman reads it before he delivers it to me.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
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Certainly not intentional. It all ships at the same time from the printer. The international and east coast subscribers receive their mailing later, just due to transit time from the USPS.

I think the lag you see with a traditional publication is that distribution goes through a distribution company, which receives a bulk shipment and then distributes to the newsstand.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Certainly not intentional. It all ships at the same time from the printer. The international and east coast subscribers receive their mailing later, just due to transit time from the USPS.

I think the lag you see with a traditional publication is that distribution goes through a distribution company, which receives a bulk shipment and then distributes to the newsstand.

Ok thanks. It is not a problem... I was just wondering. I think back in the day Hemmings and the related publications must have gone through a distribution company.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Jonathan,

I'm not sure when, but Victorinox released the SwissTool Spirit X:

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/...product=53814&

This Spirit line is coming along nicely.

Spirit:


This is an excellent multitool, but that politically correct knife sucks. It's almost a joke.

Spirit S:


The S gives us a real knife, but then takes away the scissors? Huh? Who made that call?

Spirit X:


From the pics, it looks as though the X is just like the original Spirit but replaces the peanut butter knife with the traditional and excellent Swiss Army blade. So now we have a good knife blade and scissors.

If only Swiss Army would wake up and:

(1) add a pocket clip; and
(2) make the blade open with one hand.

This isn't rocket science. It's easy enough to do. And it would make the Spirit the best multitool by far.

I guess we'll have to wait for the Spirit Z.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Check out what this guy did to his Spirit.

Spirit and Leatherman pocket clip:


Machine flat, drill out the center of, and tap the rivet:


His work is very clean:


Then he modified the Leatherman pocket clip:


Installed:


Now the sheath goes in the trash where it belongs:


Compared to the DIY build threads I see online, this is refreshing. He does very clean work.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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The same guy who did the pocket clip also made a one-hand-opening blade for his Spirit:


I'm not sure why he went with the thumb hole rather than the thumb stud. Perhaps he wanted the blade to look as factory as possible. I'm not sure.

If I were in his position with his machining skills, I would simply have moved the existing blade to the opposite side and cut a relief cut into the side of the SwissTool's body. He would have to cut a new nail nick into the saw, but that would be much easier than machining a new blade.

Still, excellent work. And I like the way this guy thinks. He fitted a one-handed-opening blade and a pocket clip.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Hmm . . . Those modifications on the Spirit X would be worthwhile, even though I prefer the sheath to a pocket clip.

That setup would undoubtedly have put the Victorinox on top in the review I did. In fact the stock Spirit X would have done it.

Did he just press out the rivet/pivot to replace the blade?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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I think he did press out the rivet. When he's flipping around the Spirit, you can see a domed screw on the other side. I think he did something like what he did to attach the pocket clip. That is, he turned the rivet body into a barrel nut of sorts.

I wish I had such machining skills. I've always wanted one of those Bridgeport milling machines for my own use.

And just say no to the sheath. Pocket clip is where it's at.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:25 AM
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The only thing wrong with the Victorinox sheath is the Velcro closure. Just say no to Velcro.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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If you were going to design a tool from scratch, what would it look like?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:43 PM
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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Scott- I admit I am not too familiar with the G trucks, but what was your reasoning for getting a grey-market truck opposed to NAS? Electronics? Cost?
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