Turned to the dark side

Tommy345 Jan 9, 2017

  1. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    well done you have made a great job Tom.
     
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  2. Josh Tagg

    Josh Tagg Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    That looks bloody awesome
     
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  3. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    But Tommy ........ you painted it the wrong colour ........ its gonna look real odd on my drive now :drool:
     
  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Couldn’t think of a better description myself.
    Love the colour.
     
  5. Gr8Yota

    Gr8Yota Member I am in scotland

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    Wow.. looks great.

    I would have bought that model back in it's day, but never found one and ended up with the KZJ70... no regrets but still like these.
     
  6. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Amazing transformation, close to unbelievable Tommy, respect.:bow-yellow:
     
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  7. Dave_S

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    Lovely job - looks ace.

    What size tyres are they - they look huge! Are you okay under full articulation??
     
  8. Jacob100

    Jacob100 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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  9. tonytoyota

    tonytoyota Well-Known Member

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    A top. Job Tom thanks for the pics:thumbup: I had one a LWD
     
  10. nielsc

    nielsc Member I am in belgium

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    Nice patrol :sunglasses:
    Here in Belgium everyone drives Patrols because they were cheap and very strong, but over here they have a "redneck/hillbilly status" so to speak :tearsofjoy: .
    I still love them tough, they are a good out of the box offroader.
     
  11. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Tom, the Patrol is looking amazing, you can see that a lot of work has gone into making it that good, and a lot of custom fab as well.

    Top job.
     
  12. moggy1968

    moggy1968 Well-Known Member

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    I once got my Artic Unit bogged in mud, the farmers telly handler, with tractor tyres, didn't manage to pull me out, but his Patrol (this model) pulled it out and didn't even break sweat!
    Loved patrols ever since, especially the early ones.
     
  13. Tommy345

    Tommy345 Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    9F99241A-BFBF-47BA-B7CE-26E721BA341E.jpeg Well phase 2 started today, pulling the RD28 out to make way for the TD42T, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a factory turbo engine, they are very rare.

    I am going to be painting the engine bay while it’s out, witch is quite the job.
     
  14. Tommy345

    Tommy345 Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    @Dave_S It’s on 37” BF-Goodrich, it suits them perfectly, I also find the 37” tyres suit what I want out of the vehicle. 35’s would of been slightly to small on the tracks in Portugal.
     
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  15. Dave_S

    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    Cool - Tommy - they do look the business - I was just wondering if they fouled at all?
     
  16. mettisse

    mettisse Well-Known Member

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    May I say great looking truck, and good choice of engine, good friend of mine has two, and on our trip to Morocco performed admirably. ( with this 4.2 factory turbo) On the build; is the wheelbase altered? Will you stay with the part time 4 WD or change to a centre diff type 4WD? These engines appear to be absolutely bulletproof, and huge amount of power/ torque can be obtained from them, wish you well with this project, I love it, best regards Bill Westley
     
  17. Tommy345

    Tommy345 Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Thanks, the wheel bas has been altered some what, it’s now a medium wheel base.

    It will be staying with the part time 4wd, the engines are really good set up correctly, they do get some bad press but you generally find they have been cowboy tuned.
     
  18. Tommy345

    Tommy345 Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Well I made a start on the engine conversion over Christmas, I didn’t get as much as I would of liked done really, the main objectives were to remove the old 2.8, deal with and rust and give it a paint, it’s turned out ok, even found time to try on a set of Ali beadlocks I’ve had my eye on, once fitted I had to order a set.

    I did come across some rot that had to be dealt with, so in went a new battery tray and replaced the front panel, witch was quite easy to be honest, managed to buy a genuine Nissan front panel for a reasonable price.


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  19. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    More details on the deadlocks please.

    Love a swb patrol
     
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  20. THL

    THL New Member I am in europe

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    Beauuuutiful!
     
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