Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

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Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » June 15th, 2013, 8:09 pm

So, the Jackaroo has made way for the Patrol. I had found the parts for the Jack were expensive and harder to find. A Patrol seemed a good option and fitted my budget well.

Here she is spending the first night in my driveway, doesn't fit in the garage with the roof rack.

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As you see it here she's got:

OME 2" lift
Adjustable Panhard Rods
ARB Winch Bar and Tigerz11 12,000lb winch and plasma rope
285/75 (33") BF Goodrich All Terrains
AVM manual Free-Wheeling Hubs
Dual Batteries and redarc isolator
Safari Snorkel
ASE Upgraded Intercooler
3" Exhaust
Pro Vent Catch-Can
"NADS" modifications to improve reliability including Boost & EGT Gauges in pillar pods
Storage draws in rear with Cargo Barrier
Roof Rack
Alpine iPod/CD/MP3 with Bluetooth
GME TX4500 80 Channel UHF
Navman MY350LMT with reverse camera and 4WD tracks

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I bought a set of Narva 225 halogen blue, spot and spread to help with me fear of the dark.
I've also got 5m of led strip lighting to put in tomorrow, going over the top of the rear doors and corners of the roof in the cargo section.
I bought a powerful4x4 2.5m awning that will be delivered Monday to slap on the side too.

Eventually I want rock sliders and rear bar with wheel carrier. This will replace the factory side steps and get the spare off the roof.

Hopefully I'll post some more photos with the lighting in tomorrow.

And so it begins,

Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by Mungrel » June 15th, 2013, 9:50 pm

Looks great Salty, nice buy!
Seems nicely setup already

P.S Better change the signature now eh? :)
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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » June 16th, 2013, 1:57 pm

I had to get as much of the fruit as possible. I can get approval from SWMBO for a new car, but getting subsequent approval for modifications is near impossible.

Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SparkieKev » June 17th, 2013, 7:19 am

Tidy rig mate nice upgrade.
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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » July 7th, 2013, 8:05 pm

I spent the afternoon today getting stuck in to installing some lighting in the cargo area.
I'm putting a strip across the top of the opening, this will help light the top of the drawers as well as provide light in the drawers when they're open. No longer need a torch to find gear in the back.
I'm putting another strip along the top of the right hand door. This will provide plenty of light for when I get around to making a fold down table on that door. That'll be the need project.

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2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » July 7th, 2013, 8:08 pm

And here they are. Plenty bright enough.
I have enough left over to place a strip along the awning. So I'm going to wire that up next. The strip will run along the aluminium bracket just above the slide track bit at the bottom.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » August 7th, 2013, 8:23 pm

A couple of weeks ago I ran the left over LED strip lighting (as $23 gives you 5m of it) along the awning plate.
I drilled a hole through the plate and passed the wires in conduit through and led them through the back door and under the trim. The switch is on the access door in the bottom left of the cargo bay along with the switch for the work/reverse light and 12v sockets.
I gave it a go last weekend in the Vic High Country and it works a treat, both the rear and side lighting and all for less than $30.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 10th, 2013, 7:05 pm

Today I installed two switches for the driving lights. I got the Carling rocker style switches to switch the lights on the front bar separately to the lights on the roof rack.

I filed out the switch locations in the rodio facia to fit the two switches. My power antenna broke so I don't need the half/full mast switch. I've plugged the rear window glass antenna in to the radio and it works fine.

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And the back.

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Installed with parker lights on.

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And with high beams and driving lights on.

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I'm hoping the blue light isn't too bright, but being a mariner with a love affair for a dark bridge I have a few ideas to dim them down.

Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:38 pm

I spent last Monday wheeling around Bunyip State Park which had some challenging bits but mostly mundane dirt road. Nice area to explore though. We found that a lot of the tracks that looked good on 4x4Earth were closed, and closed properly by an excavator obviously not to be reopened. There was one creek crossing I got a bit too ambitious and the bottom turned from sand to mud and I stopped. By the time the guys snatched me back the water had made it up to the speakers in the front.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:41 pm

The OE steps copped a beating on this track and to my suprise are still straight. The most challaging tracks in Bunyip State Park are by the powerlines.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:43 pm

We had a play in the mud. I'm very glad the door seals kept this water out. The water they flooded in later was at least from a running creek and not as muddy.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:47 pm

Driving up to the spot we stopped for lunch. My RR lights kept falling out so we fixed them in place with some fencing wire.

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Here's the crew for the day.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:49 pm

Some other photos from the day.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:52 pm

Wednesday we headed a little further East around the Neerim East Forest area. This was much more challenging with steep ascents and descents with ledges and ruts to negotiate. There was a whole lot less getting bogged but much more technical driving. We found an awesome camp site which the La Trobe River wraps around at a reasonable pace.

I don't have many photos from the day, but here they are.

This one I got bogged 2m off the graded road.

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When it came time to head home, the wheel balancing felt a bit out.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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Re: Salty's 2002 Patrol GUIII ZD30

Unread post by SaltHorse » December 21st, 2013, 9:57 pm

As a result of the dunking in water I've had the carpet up to dry and clean. I noticed a couple of spots of surface rust so I've cleaned them up and covered all the suspect areas with rust converter and tomorrow will top coat with under body paint. Hopefully this will stop any problems coming up in the future.
In addition to this, while the carpet is up I'm also going to give the car a good dose of Lanolin in the floor pan and in the holes on top of the sills.
It's been a pain I've been using a hair dryer to dry the wetter places and have an oil column heater in the car overnight with the carpet folded up.

This is how it initially looked when I peeled the carpet up.

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Cheers,

Salty.
1990 Suzuki Vitara 1.6
2000 Holden Jackaroo 3.0 TD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=135354
2002 Nissan Patrol ZD30 viewtopic.php?f=187&t=145261

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