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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sledheadak, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    since lift springs are so hard to come by here in the usa for my patrol we added a set of 3" add a leafs to help the saging springs.1st 2 pics are before 2nd 2 pics are after.net gain was 4" of lift

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    looks good, what company makes that truck?
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Nissan Patrol ... know it's sold in Australia, donno 'bout where else in the world.

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    nissan i think. Did you ever think of getting a custom leaf pack made. Most spring shops can make any size you can imagine.
     
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    Yeah they can but he's in alaska, that adds to all costs except for some fish and seal blubber:haha:
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  6. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    it is a nissan patrol mq series,i would like to get a set of alcan or deavers for it but with shipping it will be close to 600 delivered to alaska.i want ot get my jimmy finished before i spend that much on this one.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Cool patrol. How'd it end up in Alaska?

    Specs or a build thread anywhere?
     
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    patrols are pretty cool. my first 4x4 vehicle was a 1967 nissan patrol someone gave me. that thing was a beast. kinda wish I hadn't sold it. what motor do you have in yours?
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    it is a 1981 mq lbw-4 door
    it has the 2.8l inline 6 cyl,4 spped,divorced tcase,h200 front diff-open,h233 rear diff-limited slip with 4.62 gears.mine is from switzerland and still has the swiss plates.only mods i have done to it was a spring over axle.it was left here in anchorage after the people toured south america and north america.guess they didnt want to ship it back to europe.
    so far it has amazed me how well it works off road.i have had the hood under 3-4" of water with out a issue.it is one of 30-40 in the usa.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    So that thing can be licensed here?

    I know guys who have wanted to bring the newer ones from the '90's over and pretty much got no where with that.

    Cool rig none-the-less.:cool1:
     
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    Dang Mike, your shop floor is dry :wink1: . When are you guys going out next? I got the fenders trimmed and am ready to go.
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    not anytime soon.i now have to build a new crossmember since the driveshaft can only droop 2" at the diff before it hits and the shocks are too short now lol
     

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