Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Anthony Forgey
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 301
Joined: 07 Apr 2016 09:46
Full Name: Anthony Forgey
Nickname: Anthony
Home Town: Randburg
Current 4x4: 98 4.2D
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by Anthony Forgey » 15 Jun 2018 08:25

So Dirk arranged with me to bring his Patrol to install a few shiny bits and for some TLC

Fit new headlights which he had supplied and install LED headlight globes. The headlights came with “angel eyes” amd these needed to be wired to run as DRL’s

Remove alternator and fit supplied alternator

Fit boost gauge and plumb to boost pipe

Fit supplied dash pod for madman, rear camera screen and boost gauge. Upholster and velcro to existing dash cover

Move madman from the existing location (down near his left knee) up into the new dash pod. The madman installation which had been done previously was really not good. It was also wired incorrectly. I rewired a whole new madman harness.

Build and fit new rear speaker pods to replace the plastic jobbies that were clinging to life while holding up the pioneer 6x9’s

As I started working through the things I found some items which I couldn’t just leave because it was unsafe, or it didn’t work or it just had to be sorted out because it wasn’t right.

• Test for speaker phasing and correct speaker wiring order
• Remove and repair and re fit vintage horn
• Re terminate existing Auxillary power cables to Alternator
• Remove unsafe wiring at amplifier fuse. Re-wire and refit
• Silicon Spray to window runners
• Repair, clean up and spray paint intake air hose at joint
• Repair faulty alternator charge sensing cable at plug
• Repair central locking mechanism
• Remove broken brush bar, weld, respray and replace

Here’s some pics and videos I took whilst doing the work:

First the dash pod

Dirk got the pod from Tijmen, Its made of supawood and sits in the center of the dash. Dirk wanted a boost gauge, his rear view camera screen and his madman fitted in this pod. Tijmen warned me that when he did his, sometimes the madman screen would go black because of excessive heat buildup in the pod so I drilled some vent holes in the sides to help with heat dissipation.
Dash pod cut outs.jpg
Dash pod cut outs.jpg (106.61 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Dash pod bracket for rear view camera.jpg
Dash pod bracket for rear view camera.jpg (107.5 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Dash pod mocked up with gauges.jpg
Dash pod mocked up with gauges.jpg (89.14 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Dash pod holes drilled for heat dissipation.jpg
Dash pod holes drilled for heat dissipation.jpg (103.53 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Dash pod more heat dissipation holes.jpg
Dash pod more heat dissipation holes.jpg (90.99 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
marking out uphoistery.jpg
marking out uphoistery.jpg (96.81 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
upholstery done.jpg
upholstery done.jpg (91.04 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Dash pod final.jpg
Dash pod final.jpg (100.92 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Dash pod final - whole dash.jpg
Dash pod final - whole dash.jpg (94.95 KiB) Viewed 1038 times

Now the rear door speaker pods

Dirk already had pioneer 6x9's in the back doors, however they were mounted in some flimsy plastic pods which kept breaking off.

I made some shutter ply baffles and upholstered them with the carpet which DIrk supplied. The original installer cut a hole in the door just big enough for the speaker magnets to fit, so the speakers could never "breathe". I cut the hole in the door the same size as the holes in the baffles I made. that way the speakers could use the air volume in the door cavity. This greatly enhanced the bass response. I also affixed the baffles through the door card directly to the metal. This makes for a solid base which will keep the speakers where they are supposed to stay, good and solid. It also provides a better base for the speaker and reduces unwanted panel flex, again, improving the audio response.

DIrk wanted to buy a subwoofer and I told him not to until he heard his car after these improvements.

Rear Doors Speaker Pods
Rear door pod 1.jpg
Rear door pod 1.jpg (94.08 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Rear door pod 2.jpg
Rear door pod 2.jpg (116.72 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Rear door pod 3.jpg
Rear door pod 3.jpg (114.79 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Rear door pod complete 2.jpg
Rear door pod complete 2.jpg (82.03 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Rear door pod complete 3.jpg
Rear door pod complete 3.jpg (87.5 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Rear door pod complete 4.jpg
Rear door pod complete 4.jpg (96.08 KiB) Viewed 1038 times
Last edited by Anthony Forgey on 15 Jun 2018 09:09, edited 1 time in total.
'98 Patrol 4.2D (turbo added)

Intelligence is measured in smarts, stature is measured in hearts

Anthony Forgey
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 301
Joined: 07 Apr 2016 09:46
Full Name: Anthony Forgey
Nickname: Anthony
Home Town: Randburg
Current 4x4: 98 4.2D
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by Anthony Forgey » 15 Jun 2018 09:05

Charging woes

The alternator charge was intermittent. I found what was part of the problem. The positive post of the alternator has come loose inside the alternator.

https://youtu.be/t42xbrVKtPg

Dirk had another one which he brought to me. I fitted it and...

https://youtu.be/EN4XGusfohY

All was fine. But when I turned the car on again later, it was acting up again. I traced it to the charge sensing cable which had been hanging on by a thread at the plug. I soldered a new section of wire into it and all was well again.
Alternator -charge cable repair 1.jpg
Alternator -charge cable repair 1.jpg (84.13 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Alternator -charge cable repair 2.jpg
Alternator -charge cable repair 2.jpg (78.83 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
I felt that the other cables attached to the alternator post were not safe so I re terminated them
Alternator - other cables terminated neatly.jpg
Alternator - other cables terminated neatly.jpg (111.09 KiB) Viewed 1029 times


Amplifier power cable fuse

I also found this super dodgy connection (if you could call it that) at the amplifier's power cable fuse near the battery. this was a serious fire hazard so I removed it and re terminated. I also found that the whole inside of the short length of cable between the battery and the fuse was full of battery acid corrosion so I replaced that section of cable too
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 1.jpg
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 1.jpg (145.31 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 2.jpg
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 2.jpg (115.92 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 3.jpg
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 3.jpg (135.82 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 4.jpg
Amplifier fuse wiring exposed 4.jpg (134.63 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Amplifier fuse- corroded cable.jpg
Amplifier fuse- corroded cable.jpg (77.63 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Amplifier fuse - re wired.jpg
Amplifier fuse - re wired.jpg (70.19 KiB) Viewed 1029 times


New Headlights with Angel eyes

Dirk came over on Saturday to help with things. We installed the new headlight lenses. For those attempting this, be aware that its not a simple swap. I had to modify and mix and match between the patrol originals and the VW lenses. I installed the new LED globes at the same time.
New LED globes 1.jpg
New LED globes 1.jpg (53.7 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
New LED globes 2.jpg
New LED globes 2.jpg (122.14 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
New LED globes 3.jpg
New LED globes 3.jpg (67.12 KiB) Viewed 1029 times


Then I had to wire the relay from the ignition accessory switch so that the angel eye lights would come on automatically when you turn the car on.
Angel eyes.jpg
Angel eyes.jpg (115.47 KiB) Viewed 1029 times
Dirk has a vintage sounding hooter which sounded more like a constipated chicken trying to lay an egg while gagged :lol:

So I removed it, dismantled it, fixed it and reinstalled it.

https://youtu.be/e1H7nY7blBU


His central locking didnt work, so I looked into it. I took the drivers' door panel off and found that the rod that connects the solenoid to the locking shaft had come off and fallen down inside the door. I fixed it and voila!

https://youtu.be/vueC6XP5xgw



I also did a few other things to improve his audio system's performance :cool: :cool: :cool:


Enjoy Dirk :thumbup:
'98 Patrol 4.2D (turbo added)

Intelligence is measured in smarts, stature is measured in hearts

User avatar
TijmenvdS
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 247
Joined: 23 Nov 2016 06:25
Full Name: Tijmen van der Steenhoven
Nickname: Tijmen
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 1997 Patrol TD42 GQ ST
Chevrolet 1974 K10 402 V8
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 40 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by TijmenvdS » 15 Jun 2018 09:16

:goodpost: Awesome work. Really nice to see a person taking such great care in bringing a vehicle back to good condition and going above that and going a few steps further. Really neatly done.
Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above ALL else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

My Build Thread: http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=7110

User avatar
offroadbiker
Moderator
Posts: 2740
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 08:36
Full Name: Dirk de Clerk
Nickname: ORB
Home Town: Krugersdorp
Current 4x4: Patrol GQ 4.2 ST
Home Language: Afrikaans/English
Location: Krugersdorp
Has thanked: 109 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by offroadbiker » 15 Jun 2018 09:21

BIG BIG thanks to Anthony, he did a stellar job and went out of his way to make the Trol safe to drive again.

Installs done very professional and neat.

Still a few things to be done after my Kruger trip, so the Trol will return for some more TLC.

The sound is now Way Way better and that was done with no new or additional hardware. Awsome!!
Dirk
1996 Nissan Patrol 4.2 ST

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5943
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 244 times
Been thanked: 255 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by ricster » 15 Jun 2018 11:34

Nice work there Anthony!!!!
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

Anthony Forgey
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 301
Joined: 07 Apr 2016 09:46
Full Name: Anthony Forgey
Nickname: Anthony
Home Town: Randburg
Current 4x4: 98 4.2D
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by Anthony Forgey » 15 Jun 2018 13:38

Thank chaps
'98 Patrol 4.2D (turbo added)

Intelligence is measured in smarts, stature is measured in hearts

User avatar
Peter Connan
Moderator
Posts: 5404
Joined: 10 Sep 2010 07:21
Full Name: Peter Connan
Nickname: Piet
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1996 Patrol 4.5SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Kempton Park
Has thanked: 280 times
Been thanked: 356 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by Peter Connan » 15 Jun 2018 15:06

Well done Sir!
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1543
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 86 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by hugejp » 15 Jun 2018 15:52

:goodpost:

Nicely done boet!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

andredurand
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 549
Joined: 12 Mar 2012 17:24
Full Name: andre durand
Nickname: leeuloop
Home Town: Alberton
Current 4x4: 2001Nissan Patrol 4.5

Jurgens xt 140 sleepwa
Home Language: afr
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by andredurand » 16 Jun 2018 07:11

:bravo:
Andre Durand
Nissan 4.5 Patrol
Nissan Juke
Jurgens xt 140

User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2628
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 135 times

Re: Dirk's GQ Patrol got some TLC

Post by Alex Roux » 18 Jun 2018 08:07

Dirk

Van daai ou draad werk op jou kar het darem bietjie erg dodgy gelyk, sjoe.
Skilpad & Shortie

Post Reply

Return to “13. Electrical & Electronics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest