Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

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Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » June 17th, 2013, 12:43 am

Alrighty, where to begin, basically I have been sitting here staring at my wagon, looking at ways to shave weight, reuibld this and that out of ally, blah blah blah, basically it came down to a vast amount of work. but one way to drop weight quickly is to cut the body in half. haha.

I have been tossing this idea around for about a year now, I would gain room, lose weight, and it would look awesome, well I hope.

Here is a photochop of the plan, the cab was made a bit short, it will have about 150mm added behind the b pillar. like a small extra cab, which will allow me to fit a 1700x1700x1000mm canopy in size. with the spare tyres hanging of the canopy it will come in at the same length, but will allow me to raise my rear fuel tank for a slightly better departure angle.


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I did get some new tools to sort out the swap, including and air compressor, 200 amp ac/dc tig welder, and paint gun kit.

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by No Fn Idea » June 17th, 2013, 7:38 pm

Do it Matt!!!
It looks really really cool.
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by bp1495 » June 17th, 2013, 8:36 pm

^what he said, looks bloody awesome

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by BigDutchy » June 17th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Why do we like to turn a wagon in to a ute and put a canopy on a ute to make it a wagon......

But like the others I like it a lot!!

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » June 18th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Thanks guys. Just waiting for my forms back now..

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » June 29th, 2013, 10:24 pm

Found the design of tray/canopy I want. now to find someone to build it.

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by THE RIG » June 29th, 2013, 10:30 pm

i like that, will look good. chop it, im trying to convince a friend to king cab his pajero, the next shape up from yours

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » July 1st, 2013, 1:21 am

THE RIG wrote:i like that, will look good. chop it, im trying to convince a friend to king cab his pajero, the next shape up from yours
nice, the second gens have the toughest drivetrain of any pajero made to date. and if im not breaking cv's on 33's imagine that setup haha

I sent out a few emails today about a canopy, so get some quotes this week,

I have also found my cut line, 200mm behind the b pilar. allows me a slight amount of room to recline my seats and fits so speakers in

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by THE RIG » July 1st, 2013, 12:12 pm

look forward to see less of your 4wd ;) will look awesome.

I agree, they are tuff. he runs 35s daily on his.

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » July 7th, 2013, 6:28 pm

Well, today was a good day, I have gotten the whole interior stripped. My storage system had no fail points that i found while removing it which is good, but it was heavy. so it had to go.

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Then I reinstalled the front seat and set it all the way back to find where I should be cutting it at. where the green line is allows me 50mm behind the seat at its current setting which is more than enough.

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Here is the line down the whole side of the wagon.

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » July 12th, 2013, 11:09 pm

Chop Chop, t-minus 12 hours

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by Loagn » July 13th, 2013, 9:58 am

Keen to see how this goes, should look sweet!
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by Deans4by » July 13th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like when it's done. :drool:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by Missy » July 13th, 2013, 5:26 pm

x2 :D

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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by stretch4x4 » July 13th, 2013, 5:41 pm

This should be interesting alright...
Must nearly be some pics by now....? :D
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