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  • Around Africa in A shorty

    Good evening,

    As some of you know I started building a 07 NS shorty wagon for a weekend warrior, and as usual I have a blow out. anyways, why not actually use it as it was intended, like going around Africa.

    In January I put the little beast in a container and headed to work in the DRC, end of march it finally arrived in Maputo.

    Ill try to keep the writing to a minimum and let the pictures tell the story.

    The ship leaving port while I enjoyed the process of getting it out. I shipped to maputo to avoid a carnet, basically you mention carnet in OZ and people try to charge bulk coin for any paper work.

    IMG_5679 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    And finally on the streets in Maputo!!
    IMG_5694 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr


    We quickly made a run for ponto for a night to get sorted:

    IMG_5699 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    Where I found a giant snail:
    IMG_5698 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    Heading out:
    IMG_5711 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    The we headed onto the Maputo special reserve, no cats here though:
    IMG_4156 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_4206 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_4161 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5725 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5729 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    Dinner and camp:

    IMG_5735 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5738 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5739 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    We had a short deadline this time so we only headed north of Maputo about 60kms to a place called Lugar De Cel, stunning place. and had it to ourselves. the managers were great.

    IMG_5780 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5781 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    Found this guy:
    IMG_5783 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5795 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    20kms of sandy track south lead us to El Paso where we had lunch
    IMG_5803 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5805 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    Leaving the area:
    IMG_5819 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5824 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    We aired up jsut to air down again with a short cut straight across the country.

    IMG_5826 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5827 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    Those photos are the nice exit and entry roads.. it went to sand track and tight bush
    IMG_4305 (2) by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    but then we headed into town for a feed, found a great spot in the market.
    IMG_4318 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    And into South Africa!!!
    IMG_4330 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    IMG_5849 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

    And thats all for now:
    IMG_5860 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr
    07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
    Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

  • #2
    Great pics bud, enjoy the trip.
    2008 NS X SWB DiD auto in cool silver, Pirelli Scorpion ATR's, MCC bull bar with Stedi Summit fog/DRL's, Airtec(TJM) snorkel.

    Previously
    88 NF SWB 2.6 manual
    92 NH LWB 3.0 auto
    92 NH J-Top 2.5 manual
    95 NJ SWB 3.0 auto
    99 Cruiser 4.5 manual with all the fruit

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    • #3
      Great. Thanks for the write up, keep it coming
      1994 NJ SWB, 3.5 Manual, 285/75/16 Deegan 38s MT, 25mm body lift, Twin ARB air lockers, XD9000 winch, custom bar.
      1991 NH LWB, 3.9 V8, trayback, solid front axle, Toyota hi mount winch
      2011 NT GLX DiD, 3.2 Manual, 285/65/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W, SPV EGR, Lovells SD rear, HD front, Bilsteins, Custom underbody protection, Safari Snorkel, JTig intercooler and loads of zip ties in the dash...

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      • #4
        Well I totally didn’t see that coming after your build!! That’s insane! So many questions as to how you did this.

        One I’ll ask though, you don’t need local registration, or is there something you had to do to meet local requirements? I love that you have the WA personalised plates “wrong turn” - you’ve certainly got that right!

        Enjoy! I’m sure I’m not the only one to say I’ll be looking forward to your updates!

        Cheers

        Bennie
        2005 NP DiD auto. The family bus. Dual batteries, snorkel, one side step, no lift (yet), 81L LRA tank (awesome!). Other rides: "Ruby Scoo" my lifted L series Subaru and my "Redback" Targa top Brumby - only mods are 5 poster bullbar and nicer dashboard from a coupe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by El_Freddo View Post
          Well I totally didn’t see that coming after your build!! That’s insane! So many questions as to how you did this.

          One I’ll ask though, you don’t need local registration, or is there something you had to do to meet local requirements? I love that you have the WA personalised plates “wrong turn” - you’ve certainly got that right!

          Enjoy! I’m sure I’m not the only one to say I’ll be looking forward to your updates!

          Cheers

          Bennie
          No local rego required. I can drive everywhere on my WA plates. its gets a lot of attention. a little to much sometimes.

          its hilarious because the last cop that stopped me did 2 laps around the wagon before asking where my rego was.

          The next update will be in june or july. I have to run back to OZ for a few days to finish a few item, then off to Armenia for break. then another 6 weeks in the Congo before the poor girl gets any use.
          07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

          Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
          Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

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          • #6
            Small update I guess, we have changed our plans and instead of small jaunts and locking it up, we have commited to at least 4 months of straight travel starting july 4th. How Exciting! Just need to finish a bit of packing in oz, finish work and gone.



            In the mean time though I have had the wagon sent to Mitsi Tech in Joburg for some routine maintenance as now we are doing a larger trip with more time away form the cities and after my stint in Moz I found that getting parts would be a little trickier than i figured. Just having a few basics done, wheel bearings as a precaution, sway bar links, and a few small touch ups.



            The girl gets collected:





            And into it:

            07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

            Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
            Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

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            • #7
              Wow, overlanding doesn't get much better than that scenery and vehicle wise.

              Your shorty looks to fall in love with my wife just said.
              Besides functional it just looks good with that ARB Sahara and OL rear bumper.

              Keep the good stuff coming!

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              • #8
                Wow, Good luck. You chose the right guy to look after your Paj at Mitsi-Tech. Arnold Venter really knows his stuff.



                Pajero SWB 2014 3.2DiD

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by surf54 View Post
                  Wow, overlanding doesn't get much better than that scenery and vehicle wise.

                  Your shorty looks to fall in love with my wife just said.
                  Besides functional it just looks good with that ARB Sahara and OL rear bumper.

                  Keep the good stuff coming!
                  Thanks mate, We really like the wagon.

                  As for the rear bumper, I built it myself actually.
                  07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

                  Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
                  Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

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                  • #10
                    As for the rear bumper, I built it myself actually.
                    Possessing craftsmanship is not for sale

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                    • #11
                      I have been super lazy, more posts on my instagram if anything, check it out @wrongturnadventures

                      But here are some animal photos, and a heap of the pajero, cause its the star of the show

                      Botswana:






                      Salt flats:







                      The rest are from around Namibia:















                      On top of Van zyls pass:


                      After van zyls:


                      On the road to Epupa:


                      We drove from the brandeberg mountains all the way to the coast via the Ugab river






                      Posing in the dunes south of Walvis Bay:





                      Last edited by cruisn06; 27-09-19, 12:08 AM.
                      07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

                      Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
                      Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

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                      • #12
                        What an amazing adventure you are undertaking, they are stunning photos!!

                        Cheers,
                        Stephen
                        2011 Silver NT GLS DiD Auto with extra bits - build thread http://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum/...ad.php?t=36099

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                        • #13
                          Im still working on m drone work, but here are a few small clips from Botswana. ill piece a proper video later when i get around to it



                          https://youtu.be/IE_zR-7X8vA

                          https://youtu.be/eRdZ617Nnd4

                          https://youtu.be/6r3ddaP6Gv0
                          07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

                          Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
                          Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

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                          • #14


                            It's a very nice trip that you do there , enjoy

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                            • #15
                              We have crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo. Or DRC for short. sitting in lubumbashi at the moment so see where this goes, most likely short trips as its the start of the wet season.

                              Crossing in:



                              Posed up at the hotel after driving to town in the dark. 100% do not recommend night driving. haha. all good though.



                              I did do an extra hot lap in Botswana too, posingon the salt flats again:
                              07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Currently rolling around Africa

                              Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wrongturnadventure/
                              Website: https://wrongturn.com.au/

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