Around the world in a D3 G4. Am I mad?

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Post by Chicken Duck » Mon May 14, 2012 11:05 am

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Post by Non Stick Nick » Mon May 14, 2012 11:51 am

JF Lux wrote:should we get Julian a sticker or two even if he is not a fully paid up member...?
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Post by CDS » Mon May 14, 2012 12:28 pm

Doesn't splippery know someone who does wrapping?? :D


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Re: Around the world in a D3 G4. Am I mad?

Post by GFour » Mon May 14, 2012 5:40 pm

Hey! thanks everyone. I really appreciate the positive response.

Maybe if I get the London launch organised you can join me for a quick half and see me off in a D3 convoy :)



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Post by Jason » Mon May 14, 2012 6:03 pm

Keep me in mind, I'm in East Sussex and work out of Kent....more than happy to assist where I can :thumbright:


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Post by Stu » Mon May 14, 2012 6:42 pm

Convoy sounds great. We could help with press coverage if you would like?


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Post by GFour » Mon May 14, 2012 8:06 pm

Stu. Let's talk. I guess you have access to my contact details



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Post by PillowSmuggler » Mon May 14, 2012 8:20 pm

Well in my 72,000 miles of on and off road, the only thing that's put me in the garage was me tinkering with things I shouldn't in those three laps of the globe worth of miles. I think it's a magic idea and well possible to get around the world in real comfort so you can appreciate the view; all the very best with it :thumbright:

Make sure you chat up St Nick (Nick Lee at Yeovil Landrover) so he's prepared to ship anything exotic worldwide to you; he has a real knack of tracking down spares others claim are currently unavailable. If you have St Nick on your side you won't go wrong.

Also make sure you have a hi-vis jacket and breathaliser for France, the only country I suspect will cause you any trouble :mutley:
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Post by GFour » Mon May 21, 2012 5:54 pm

Sorry for the late reply its a busy time and there's still much to do.

Thanks to Pillow Smugglers and others "go for it" attitude. FYI - I checked up with the AA and thought you may wish to see what they say as of today!
"As of the 1st July 2012 it will be compulsory for drivers of all motor vehicles including motorcyclists, excluding mopeds to carry a breathalyser in their vehicle while travelling in France. This will not be enforced until the 1st November 2012, where persons failing to produce a breathalyser will receive a fine on the spot of €11".

Anyhow, I'm now looking to source and enhance vehicle protection and security. i.e. a safe, blacked out windows and back 3 window grills. At the moment I'm hoping that Mobile Storage Systems or Gigglepin and Pentagon will be able to assist, but If anyone has old kit or can point me in a better direction then I'll be grateful.



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Re: Around the world in a D3 G4. Am I mad?

Post by D1+3JW » Mon May 21, 2012 10:13 pm

Hi Julian, good to see you getting closer to the big day, at least you got the best tires and wheels, happy to see my old 17" is seeing some action, interms of diagnostic aquipment , it may be worth contacting GAP-diagnostic ( very good product)or there retailer Britpart to sponser you with diagnostic equipment!!! Or Blackbox solutions? Happy to join in the London Launch, all the best Jurie



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