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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone:

My name is Jim Dromi. I have a 2006 Rhino that I use for gold prospecting and bird hunting with my two pups, in the SoCal desert.

I was going to build an off road vehicle from scratch, then decided that the Rhino would meet my needs (almost). This buggy has been a work in progress for the last four years.

So far I have done the following:
1. Cloth covered camper shell for the pups (to keep them out of the sun).
2. Back up battery, with charging controller (also added extra fuses and
relays).
3. Center console with more storage (with flat mounting space for gages).
4. Windshield, made from aluminum square tubing and T, with safety
glass installed.
5. Aluminum trailer for the gold prospecting gear that converts into a tent
trailer for overnight camping. Has the same bolt pattern as Rhino (for
spare tires)
6. Air horn for critters that get too close.
7. Xenon flasher on a whip antenna.
8. Bikini top that is velcrowed to the top of the windshield.
9. Steel front luggage rack.
10. Rhino half doors.
11. GPS mount.

FUTURE WORK

1. FZ-1 engine conversion AND retain 4X4, hi, lo and reverse.
2. Replace steel front rack with aluminum rack that will hug closer to the
Rhino hood, match the contour of the hood and have a rack to hold
the metal detector securely in place and, a spot for the survival pack.
3. Replace cloth bikini top with aluminum top that will have storage on the
inside and a roof rack on the top.
4. Full doors that will mate up to the new roof.
5. New Seats with integral headrests and four point harness.
6. Have the cloth camper shell top redone by a professional.
7. Spot light mounted on windshield frame (able to move it from the inside
of the cab).
8. Movie camera mounted on the windshield frame, looking forward. I had
a mountain lion jump right in front of me. It was stocking me
or my pup when we were bird hunting. But that is another story.

Hopefully, I will never finish "wrenching" on the rhino, cause it is a lot of fun to work on (and drive). Some day, I may buy a second rhino for riding in the dunes. Mine is set up for hauling gear across rugged terrain. I suspect it would not do well in the sand dunes.

Jim
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 09:16 AM
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looks like you have your hands full jim.... welcome to rhinotalk!

Fuck'em and feed'em cabbageI have found the richer your friends are.....the more they want you to suck their asses.......I guess these fools havent figured out yet I dont suck ass ~ the bigg anonymous
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