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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by Mystical_Beast » 03 May 2018 16:08

Bre wrote:
03 May 2018 15:54
Eish, sorry to hear about this Julian. Hope your next one give you as much joy!
Thanks Bud

I am excited at the prospect of the new one.

Just by the way, if anyone else is looking there is an immaculate one in the Cape, 2006 model with 130 000 km for 200 k
It really is a clean un abused vehicle which I was going to buy until the 29000 km one came my way.

But because I will be Charging the new one I would prefer a lower mileage model.

Thanks to all for your commiserations.

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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by hugejp » 03 May 2018 16:34

:imsorry:

Bad luck Julian.

Hope the new one comes home fast.
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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by graham1 » 03 May 2018 17:26

Geez man, terrible news, sorry about that!
Just shows though, patrols don’t get killed by conventional methods! :)

Seems like a great deal for someone keen on a project to buy this one from insurance though hey?

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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by Mystical_Beast » 03 May 2018 17:46

graham1 wrote:
03 May 2018 17:26
Geez man, terrible news, sorry about that!
Just shows though, patrols don’t get killed by conventional methods! :)

Seems like a great deal for someone keen on a project to buy this one from insurance though hey?
Considering the overall condition and the low low kms I think you are right.

To my mind the best option would be to do a complete nose job if one can find a donor Patrol, perhaps with a rear end.

And then just respray to suit.

But I have no idea of the costs involved.

I did a quick costing from Nissan for all body panels and that came up to 40 k and still need to be sprayed.

This excludes the front doors but they have minor damage and can be repaired.

If one could find a relatively clean front end and fit to the Patrol that would be the least expensive route.

You still have to move the motor and everything else across.

So I cant see you doing it for less than 100 k.

I dont think there is a bargain to be had.

Where the money lies though is in the motor, the gear-box, the diffs, parted out.

I would imagine you could get 80 k for the motor alone.

Just who wants one?

And how long will it take seeing there are really not that many Patrols on the road.

To my mind, its a proposition if you can do most of what needs doing yourself.

Otherwise you can buy a Patrol for the amounts involved.

As mentioned earlier, a nice 2006 one is available for 200 k with 130000 km on.

82 year old man owns it, its never been off-road.

That makes more sense than fixing my one, to me anyway.

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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by Mystical_Beast » 03 May 2018 18:02

Actually I am talking nonsense

The Motor is already in place :lol:

Its just a new front end and cradle that would be transferred accross.

So I imagine you could do it for 50 k if you could find a front end of another wrecked Patrol.

Then its a value proposition.

But from a psychological point of view, to me the car would never be the same, anytime I drove it, I would know what had happened, but thats just me.

I just couldn't love her the same way anymore and then I would rather not have her :rolleyes:

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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by Michael » 04 May 2018 05:56

Hi Julian

Sorry to hear and see the damage on ypur Patrol.....sucks big time.

I might be interested in it..... will send you a PM
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Re: Patrol Written off

Post by JohnBoyZA » 04 May 2018 11:45

Hi Julian

Glad you're ok. Now stop horsing around and offer R470K. Good luck. :thumbup:

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