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25 Aug 2019 19:56 #212667 by Gadget

Andy2640 wrote: Just had a email off GeorgeC. Remember him?


An email? Did he get put of the permanent naughty step on the forum?

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25 Aug 2019 21:53 #212672 by Andy2640

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Andy2640 wrote: Just had a email off GeorgeC. Remember him?


An email? Did he get put of the permanent naughty step on the forum?




Yes, he has been a very naughty boy! :laugh: :laugh:

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
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26 Aug 2019 09:10 #212685 by DAGZOOK
Gadget what kind of CB radio are you looking to run? I’ve read some great things about the ‘Uniden’ handheld CB for sale on amazon. You can power it via your 12v socket or batteries. It comes with an antenna which from what people have said is ok if you’re travelling in convoy, but for longer distance communication they used a mag mount temporary set up. I’d imagine the handheld would fulfill the needs of most weekend warriors in this forum
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26 Aug 2019 09:58 #212686 by Gadget

DAGZOOK wrote: Gadget what kind of CB radio are you looking to run? I’ve read some great things about the ‘Uniden’ handheld CB for sale on amazon. You can power it via your 12v socket or batteries. It comes with an antenna which from what people have said is ok if you’re travelling in convoy, but for longer distance communication they used a mag mount temporary set up. I’d imagine the handheld would fulfill the needs of most weekend warriors in this forum


Good sanity check, thanks. I think you're probably right. Not sure why I've been so keen on getting a fixed setup, or indeed a CB at all, as I'll only use it once in a blue moon! I do like my toys though :laugh:

Am now seriously considering the Midland 42 DS, which seems to have all the bells and whistles.

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26 Aug 2019 20:03 #212705 by Andy2640
What about the midland M5 Gadget?

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27 Aug 2019 11:33 - 27 Aug 2019 13:32 #212716 by Andy2640

DAGZOOK wrote: Gadget what kind of CB radio are you looking to run? I’ve read some great things about the ‘Uniden’ handheld CB for sale on amazon. You can power it via your 12v socket or batteries. It comes with an antenna which from what people have said is ok if you’re travelling in convoy, but for longer distance communication they used a mag mount temporary set up. I’d imagine the handheld would fulfill the needs of most weekend warriors in this forum



My plan is to get the Midland M5, have a 1.5m antenna on the spare wheel and then connect it up to a Blackveu magic pro module.

The magic pro is ace, it connects to the fuse box so no hard wiring to the battery. It then is put somewhere mega discreet. It has a 12v ciggie connector, so there will be no need to plug the CB into the front ciggie lighter.

The magic pro has voltage cutt off, so when using the CB with ignition off, the power is still running to the CB, but will turn off power from the battery if its becoming drained.

The magoc pro is intended for dash cams when in ignition off and park mode, so the cam still can record if someone bumps you whilst out shopping etc. You dont need this module to run the CB obviusly, but its a cool feature, and no un tidy wires going into the front ciggie lighter
..yaaay!

EDIT: OHH AND YES, I AGREE THIS CB INSTALL IS A "DESIRE" AND NOT NESSERSARILY A "NEED" - LOL. STILL COOL THOUGH, AND WILL BE SWEET USING IT AT THE MEET.

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28 Sep 2019 10:15 #213962 by Gadget
Fitted a Jimnybits fuel filter guard this morning. Nice and easy, despite me not finding the instructions until after I'd finished! Being on the skinny side, I even managed it without stands/ramps, although it was fairly snug under the car! :lol:

Impressed with the design and quality. It uses existing mounting points, so no drilling required. Two of the mounting points re-use existing bolts (12mm socket needed) with one longer replacement bolt supplied for the final mounting point (13mm socket needed).

All the delicate, low-slung plastic bits are now behind lumps of powder coated steel.

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28 Sep 2019 16:43 #213973 by Soeley
It's a well made bit of kit isn't it!

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29 Sep 2019 11:51 #213993 by Gadget

Soeley wrote: It's a well made bit of kit isn't it!


They are! All the JB stuff seems very high quality. Thanks for the install photos on your car thread, they came in handy when I could find the instruction sheet! :)
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29 Sep 2019 11:57 - 29 Sep 2019 11:58 #213994 by Gadget
Next job if the rain ever goes away is to fit some @jimnybits rear recovery points.

Really impressed with the build quality of these again. 7mm thick steel, galvanised and powder coated. Supplied as a pair, with each clamping either side of the rear chassis rails. Towing eye is 22mm diameter.

Only downside is again weight, at 4.45kg each! I suppose I could just fit one, but the lack of symmetry might induce OCD rage :laugh:

I'm undecided on colour, should I leave them black or paint them gloss red? #firstworldproblems





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29 Sep 2019 14:08 #214002 by CC Baxter
Go on, paint just the eyelet end. Red or yellow, a colour coded recovery is scientifically proven to be more satisfying.
I can't have these as I use a trailer regularly, will be buying the fronts when they show up on the site.
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29 Sep 2019 19:07 #214022 by DAGZOOK
Looks like a lovely bit of kit gadget! that j-wagon of yours will be an absolute tank as a result of all these mods, thanks for the update!

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