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

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

Unread post by THE RIG » July 13th, 2013, 9:59 pm

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » July 14th, 2013, 5:18 pm

Well, the chop has begun... I am committed, no backing out now. LOL

Pretty straight forward to chop, pulled all the wiring out. and dropped my second fuel tank to make the cut.

We started at about 1pm and had the back of the body sitting on the ground by 5. It would of been quicker, but there is a video that goes with this and filming takes a while to setup ad get the shots right.

A good day. mixed it with beer and a bbq too, a lot of fun was had. Many thanks to those who showed up to help

With all the doors pulled off:
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Starting to mark it out:
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I used plumb lines to line the cuts up. a bit tricky on slightly curved surfaces. but I had my 1m ruler to help make sure it was all straight and square.. this was a measure 8 times deal. haha

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Time to cut:
photos coming soon

After the cut!!!

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Nice straight cuts:
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The sills and roof support:
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The frame with the body off, it was very clean. impressed for a 90 model. haha.

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

Unread post by Deans4by » July 14th, 2013, 7:57 pm

Looking good keep the pics coming I'm hanging out to see what it looks like when it's finished. :thumb:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by THE RIG » July 14th, 2013, 10:50 pm

nice one. will be different from the rest now

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

Unread post by furious » July 17th, 2013, 4:48 pm

keen to see the end result.

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

Unread post by Doowrag » July 18th, 2013, 8:20 pm

Keen to see this proceed.

i had a Gen 1 shorty for a while and once dreamt of chopping and made a few sketches a few years ago just for funnies.
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » July 20th, 2013, 8:26 pm

Alrighty, time for that update with the cut photos I was talking about.

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And BAM its off

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I am heading back to Canada for 4 weeks for vaca so for now... she sleeps

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 7th, 2013, 10:55 pm

Alright, Back from Canada. was a good month off.
been a bit of a slow start. jsut sorting a mig welder out to start tacking it together.

I began today making templates for the front of the rear doors to fill the gap after the hinges are gone and hold it in place.
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How wierd do the doors look hanging there..
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pulled all the gear out of the door so I can begin cutting the panels for fitting.
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Another cut line:
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pulled off a cover and found some orignal untouched paint. love the colour:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 8th, 2013, 10:39 pm

I'm not sure it would look good all 1 colour, i think I will keep the ally its normal colour. jsut the ute body I am going to paint.

A little more done today, but some of my tools have gone walk-about... i know where they are and why they are there... but they shouldnt be there anymore... ugghhh i need a lock on my garage.

dropped the fuel tank, Will do a full inspection for cracks to see how it is holding up as some of the welds on install were questionable for me. its also a bitch to drop by yourself. Also removed the rear cut springs and will remove the axle once my air tools are back home too.

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And I got one door cut to size, well close, the outer sheet is still to long but I will wait to cut that once I have stripped more from the back half for corners so there is no mistakes.

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 9th, 2013, 8:24 pm

I picked up a foxwing awning for the rig recently. I used to have jsut a square type side awning now I will have one that wraps around the vehicle for better shade coverage.

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Size: the old awning was jsut a 2.5M long by 2M out from the rig

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Link for more info:
http://www.rhinorack.com.au/AccSubCateg ... ng_56.aspx

Got mine form a mate with the sand bags, side walls, screens and some other gear. Will be nice to have shade all day without having to move the rig around.

The cool thing I will add is that you can push the outter legs higher than the part closest to the car and it has a drain system with a funnel so you can catch rain water from that huge surface and refill your water tanks. which for where I end up is a great thing. cause if it rains I may be stuck for a few days.

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

Unread post by SparkieKev » September 9th, 2013, 10:20 pm

Go man go! Committed now mate:) keen to follow this thread mate and see how it pans out. You certainly have the vision. Good luck with it

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

Unread post by Geeps08 » September 11th, 2013, 8:25 pm

God it's gunna look cool. Get cracking and finish it. You will luv a canopy , so many ways to adapt and modify for personal preference due to heaps of room. I luv canopies.
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 14th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Thanks for the support guys. I have a mig welder showing up tomorrow to start tacking it all back together. I have my vision of how I want it to work/look and if its close to that should be a monster for long distance touring. as its already a light machine. and flies over sand without issues

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

Unread post by FuzzyM » September 16th, 2013, 11:41 am

Love ya work!

Definitely should have chopped my mates NH and made a play truck, instead he sold it to my family for a farm truck. 32 (actually 33) inch simex ET's make for a pretty good tractor, has aircon and a radio unlike the real tractor. :)

Saving up for the materials to make myself a steel tray and slip on box.
But rent, saving for a house and paying off repairs make it hard :cry:
So hard having a new Mig welder and nothing to melt together! :lol:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » January 3rd, 2014, 9:54 pm

Good news, I have a mig welder at home. time to get back on the project. tonight I cut the other door to suit. this weekend my goal is to try to get the bottom half mostly fabricated and tacked up.
I got side tracked for a few months since I bought a ss ute.. was having to much fun to sit in a dark shed and weld. but now, it is time.

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