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Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

AutoMC has built a ladder bar locally to deal with the axel wrap issue you get when you put some power on the rear diff of a hilux with V8 conversion.
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Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby scunick » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:58 pm

My custom shop recently went about doing some work on my Patrol.

This car is now complete and the list of work is rather extensive to say the least.

New 33" Tyres and Dick Capek Wheels
3" EFS suspension lift
Custom Drop Boxes
Adjustable Panhards
Extended Drop Links
Chrome Delete from exterior of Car
Black anodised running boards
Colour coded snorkel
Custom Front Bar
Custom Rear Bar
Daylight Running Lights
LED Spot Lights
LED Light Bar
Plastic wood delete (replaced with Piano Black)
Full Sound and navigation Install (Kenwood and Rockford Fosgate)
Black Roof Lining

While I appreciate that this may not be to everyones taste I personally am very happy with the final product.
The workshop update on this project and others can be found here
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby Dewald Posthumus » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:55 pm

I like, I think it looks awesome!
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby Thunder02 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:00 pm

Like the idea of the snorkel being color coded :thumbup:
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby legend35 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:37 pm

Lyk baie nice.Het nog altyd n sagte plekkie vir hulle gehad :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby Huismoeles » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:17 pm

Lyk heel goed

Wie het daai voor bumper gebou?(maniac 4x4?)
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby scunick » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:43 pm

Huismoeles wrote:Lyk heel goed

Wie het daai voor bumper gebou?(maniac 4x4?)

Nope... The front bumper frame was manufacturer by some local fabricators according to our specs, and we (AutoMC) did all the final fab and finishing.
It ended up similar to the Maniac4x4 one, but was loosely based on an ARB Sahara bar without the grill hoop.

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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby Thabogrobler » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:45 pm

I like - bar the mags.

Must be the best overlander you can buy in SA today!
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby scunick » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:55 pm

Thabogrobler wrote:I like - bar the mags.

Must be the best overlander you can buy in SA today!


You are really limited on wheels that fit the bore and offset requirements of the patrol. I was looking for something completely different in the Dick Cepek catalogue, but these were the only ones that were correctly specced, and I needed much wider rims than stock to deal with the tyre choice I wanted. They are far from the prettiest rims out there, but like all truly ugly things they grow on you... ;-)

She is a great overlander, now I just need to get a little more power out of her and she will be spot on.

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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby 4x4BEES » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:44 pm

The truck looks awesome :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby Zubz » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:53 pm

Very Patrol
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby Zanemvula » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:34 pm

Looks the part, had the pleasure of using a Patrol as part of our tour business on the Wild Coast for a couple of years. My only grumble was the fuel consumption (petrol), but nothing stopped it!!!
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Re: Not a Hilux but still a cool truck

Postby scunick » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:31 pm

Zanemvula wrote:Looks the part, had the pleasure of using a Patrol as part of our tour business on the Wild Coast for a couple of years. My only grumble was the fuel consumption (petrol), but nothing stopped it!!!

Yep... The fuel consumption on the petrol is nothing short of eye watering... ;-)


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