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

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » January 5th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Well, I have begun to make some progress. its a little slow. but it will get there. a lot of thinking in between jobs on how to make it look as factory as possible.

Started by tacking welding the rear panel in place, along with the 3mm flat bar that holds it all in place The bottom corner will be filled with plate when I get some.
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I cut a section out of the old rear end and tacked it into place to set the corner. I am really trying to follow the factory lines. will require a bit of extra work, as the angle goes up to steep

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Following the lines:
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I figure I am going to start at the roof instead of the floor, the angles will be much easier to deal with. straight edge for the back of the cab:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by Sharky71 » February 7th, 2014, 9:42 pm

Love your work mate. Awsome when finished. I considered doing a chop on an NH I had a couple years back but going the opposite to you. I wanted the back section to turn into a camper. Rooftop tent so 2 x double beds, keeping the fuel tank as spare fuel but I cant weld and the project would have cost me too much to get someone to do the work. Cant wait to see your finished product.

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 1st, 2014, 10:28 pm

So, I have had this thing sitting in my shed for ages now... I even bought a shorty pajero to tide me over for weekend get aways, but its time. no more dicking around. I went head first into that garage and bam, 15 hours later. this: still a ways out, but progress is being made. single again so the free time thing right.. haha

basically have the top outer shell completed, I am sourcing another set of front doors for the skins to wrap around for lower corners. trying to make it look as factory as possible like I said before so there are a few hold ups as I am no panel beater.

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With the roof corners, the mitsu is about 12mm wider at the middle and about 5mm lower roofline wise to get the gutters to match up.
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 1st, 2014, 10:41 pm

open back:
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Closed up:
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90 Pajero - 2" lift, 33x10.5r15, custom roof rack, custom rear bumper, petrol to diesel swap, some other goodies too :)

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

Unread post by Millzee » September 1st, 2014, 11:23 pm

Great work Matt, looking good so far.

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

Unread post by Mungrel » September 3rd, 2014, 10:04 am

Wow, go hard or go home.

Look forward to seeing it progress
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by THE RIG » September 3rd, 2014, 6:13 pm

good to see progress, one of a kind.

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » September 3rd, 2014, 10:49 pm

Thanks guys, going to pick up another set of doors for the skins to try to wrap around the back corner this weekend. see how that goes. get a mop for the tears...

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

Unread post by 100reasons » September 4th, 2014, 1:42 am

Can you use the rear quarter panel? Fill in the tail lamp holes.

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » November 9th, 2014, 9:36 pm

Not any real progress, but moved her outside today to see how she looks overall with the 33's as in the shed I cant have a decent view as its a tight work area.

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » February 15th, 2015, 9:00 pm

Well pulled my finger out and put my head down and nailed out a corner of the ute today. its been.. ughh.. fun.. ya, fun. but at least halfway done the corners now. still following body lines which is what kills it. im liking how its turning out though.

Started with getting the corner rounded properly. old pieces still in for a guide.
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and completed:
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Further back view:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by Mungrel » February 16th, 2015, 12:21 pm

Nice work, keep it up
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by cruisn06 » February 22nd, 2015, 9:38 pm

little more progress for today:
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Re: Matt's Gen 1 Pajero - Touring...UTE???

Unread post by Eleve » February 22nd, 2015, 9:56 pm

Mate what an effort so far you've put in, look forward to following this build up.

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

Unread post by cruisn06 » June 4th, 2015, 10:23 pm

Got half cut removed, so was able to roll it out into the sun properly to have a good view of it. impressed with the looks so far.

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