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by ScottishPinz
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Truck painting
Replies: 13
Views: 2263
Great Britain

OK this might not be the how to paint properly, but its the best for original military look: 1. Power washed the truck removing dirt and loose paint 2. dealt with any spots of corrosion 3. Brushed (or roll) on new paint (swiss army green in my case) Great thing is it is really easy to touch up if it...
by ScottishPinz
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Truck painting
Replies: 13
Views: 2263
Great Britain

OK this might not be the how to paint properly, but its the best for original military look: 1. Power washed the truck removing dirt and loose paint 2. dealt with any spots of corrosion 3. Brushed (or roll) on new paint (swiss army green in my case) Great thing is it is really easy to touch up if it...
by ScottishPinz
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Help, we're stuck in our Hummer.
Replies: 17
Views: 3199
Great Britain

Yes anything can get stuck, but some people (perhaps H2 drivers more than others) don't realise this! Also being self reliant at getting yourself out is important which is why when travelling as a solo vehicle I'm always really cautious off-road, much more so than when out with others (especially Pi...
by ScottishPinz
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reliability Issues!
Replies: 7
Views: 1795
Great Britain

I think useability is the relationship between reliability and fixability. I wondered through the maximog pages mentioned in another post and couldn't help but think how in the world would you fix it in the middle of no-where. So whilst the pinz is perhaps not the most reliable vehicle in the world ...
by ScottishPinz
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Shunted
Replies: 5
Views: 1489
Great Britain

OK so I have the repair estimate for my truck... New Rub Strip part 713 183 0111 New Door Lower part 711 176 0022 Body needs repair and repainted where damaged and because the tyres took such a blow to the sidewalls these are to be replaced as well. Good news is the mechanicals seem to have survived...
by ScottishPinz
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Disk Brakes?Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 1944
Great Britain

Ron your pic is of the newer TD Pinz:
Disk brakes
Air suspension
wider track
longer wheelbase
water cooled
diesel fueled
diferent panels, windows, wheels
Other than being based on the same engineering they are completely different vehicles sharing very few parts, I think the axle boots are the same!
by ScottishPinz
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Shunted
Replies: 5
Views: 1489
Great Britain

Most of the impact force went from the left front wheel, through the drive/steering/suspension to the other wheel, body damage is minimal but I've yet to get it checked to see if its straight. BMW got a really big dent in its boot (trunk) from the side rubbing rail which has split and broken. The wh...
by ScottishPinz
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Shunted
Replies: 5
Views: 1489
Great Britain

Shunted

Truck got shunted! Neighbour's car reversed into left side pushing Pinz into wall and destroying wall! Off to Pinz hospital soon for repairs.
Picture on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85306730@N00/1063966043/
by ScottishPinz
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7108
Great Britain

Well the research has paid off... I conclude: Cross or bias ply tyres as the Mayolas are are good for hard off road conditions particularly when the side wall may hit rocks or stumps etc. They are no way as good on the road as a radial. Radials are best for all round use if you drive on the road at ...
by ScottishPinz
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7108
Great Britain

Thanks all, I'm getting quite good at translating American or Australian English, I'm Scottish after all so variations on English are second nature! (ken wat I mean) Now I'm still wondering if anyone is running 750-16 cross ply and how they size up. In the UK there is only BF Goodrich AT / MT and Go...
by ScottishPinz
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7108
Great Britain

Thanks for all the responses. Still one question unanswered... Cross ply or radial for the Mayolas? The sizing makes sense in a theoretical way, but the reality does not add up, John's pics of 235/85/16 tyres beside the mayolas seem to prove that! Also what is size 750-16 they seem to be similar to ...
by ScottishPinz
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7108
Great Britain

What I'm really wanting to do is get a tyre that is biggar (greater circumfrance) or at least equal to the Mayolas. 255/85/16 is, but I'm not sure about 235/85/16! Using an online calculator the Mayolas seem to be about 245/80ish/16 as they are marked 245 and measure 80cm diameter on my worn out one...
by ScottishPinz
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7108
Great Britain

Mayola Question

Getting to the point of buying new tyres (or tires for those in the US) and I have a few questions about the original Mayolas: Are they 245/85/16 in size, and are they radial ply or cross ply?

Perhaps we could also have a survey of tyres in use by members, metric sizes please.
by ScottishPinz
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinz Sighting in Iceland
Replies: 3
Views: 1359
Great Britain

Plan to visit Iceland with my 710k next year. Wonder if they broke a side window as its all covered over!?
by ScottishPinz
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: To Hel and Back
Replies: 6
Views: 1690
Great Britain

OK well I'm still editing the video which I may make available as a DVD! There are a few pics now on my website, mainly with the truck in (most of these are video stills so low res) http://www.bagstraining.co.uk Sailing from Rosyth near Edinburgh we landed Zebrugge and drove through Belgium into Hol...