BLUE BARS

4 x 4 Australia - - 4x4 Event -

YET an­other fella who wanted to be dif­fer­ent and stand out was Glen Bower. Glen’s Troopy has cus­tom front, side and rear bar­work knocked up by Thor­burns Fab­ri­ca­tions, a Syd­ney based mob that’ll seem­ingly have a crack at any­thing a cus­tomer wants. Glenn has coated all mods in a beaut blue drop, ex­cept for that shiny work-of-art stain­less-steel snorkel, which is also a Thor­burns cre­ation.

Glen has added a ful­l­length K9 al­loy roof rack onto which he has so­lar pan­els feed­ing his bat­tery pack, which in turn pow­ers the fridge. Glenn has made full use of ev­ery square inch of in­ter­nal cav­ernous space to fit his Troopy out for long-term travel with his fairer half, Peta. Glenn con­sulted with ORS for cus­tom shelves, draw­ers and drop-down tables. An awning and de­tach­able side room makes for the per­fect es­cape ma­chine, and Glen es­capes with a re­cent fit­ting of front and rear Elock­ers.

A smart ad­di­tion to Glen’s Troopy comes in the form of split CV boots, from Gear­ing Dy­nam­ics, which keep the swivel hous­ing and king pin bear­ings clean. An­other great ad­di­tion is a full set of Tyre Check­ers wheel nut in­di­ca­tors, which vis­ually warn of im­pend­ing loos­en­ing of nuts prior to cat­a­strophic wheel sep­a­ra­tion.

Lots of thought went into mak­ing this silk purse. And money.

there’s a Troop­ies can be eas­ily mod­i­fied, and huge choice of af­ter­mar­ket gear

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