Am I really doing this?!

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Alex Roux
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Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
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Am I really doing this?!

Post by Alex Roux » 28 Jul 2017 13:42

Nissan Patrol for sale
This can also be seen at: http://www.4x4community.co.za/classifie ... sale/cat/4

This car was gradually modified over a period of 6 years, with the aim of reaching the best possible compromise between an extremely capable trail driver and a very reliable overlanded.
The car is ready for either challenge and has a proven track record to back this up.

DC / DC
Dual batteries inside engine bay with national lunar battery controller system, and battery monitor inside car.

Steel works:
Custom steel front bumber with original fog lights. It was designed specifically to permit the maximum approach angle
The front bumper includes an integrated bashplate.
Custom steel rear corner bombers that includes tail lights and indicators ( in addition to the lights n the body)
The rear steel corners include two recovery points.
Rear swing arms with two spare wheels. The one includes a bracket for a gas bottle (gas bottle included).
Steel rock sliders - also custom made

Drawer system, fridge and water tank:
The drawer system has a fully operating 50 litre Waeco fridge and 50 litre water tank with pump.
The drawer system includes space for four ammo boxes.
Seats are all leather, but protected with Melville and Moon covers (including the rear bucket seats).

Sound System:
Akai double din car radio, CD and DVD player with blue tooth

Roof rack:
The roof rack was custom made
It includes a camping table, and a shower rail (photos included), as well as a hatch (to permit the car's sun roof to still be used).
The roof rack was made long enough to permit a total of 12 ammo boxes to be loaded without being stacked ontop of one another.
The car currently has a new Eazi-awn roof-top-tent which may be negotiated for separately from the sale of the car.
The roof rack includes a spade.

Fuel:
Long distance main tank was installed in June 2016. This has a capacity of 135 litres.
The car also has the factory fitted sub tank of 40 litres, giving the total capacity under the body of 175 litres.

Suspension:
Suspension lift is 2", with a 2" body spacer lift.
The additional body lift permitted the front shock towers to be extended, with longer shocks.
An X-link system was installed (in 2016) to connect the radius arms, with quick disconnects (photos included), and longer front shocks now makes this vehicle arguably with the most axle articulation among South African Patrols (at least Patrol forum members).
With the QDs released, the front wheel can drive up a ramp for more than 80cm with all four wheels still retaining traction.

Power train and comments on the conversion:

This was a 2004 model 3-litre turbo diesel that hand grenaded in 2011 (on 200,000 km).
The conversion to Lexus v8 (1UZ FE) was done in 2011 by Attie van Biljon in Bloemfontein.
I regard this conversion as one of very few that is truly successful. The car's history in doing service is a testament to that. Many Patrol4x4 Forum members can support this.
Original manual gearbox was retained. It has done over 90,000 kms in a period of 6 years since the conversion (current mileage 296,000) with minimal conversion related issues experienced over that time (but which had been resolved).
In terms of performance, the maximum torque is already reached at 1000 rpm (370 NM) and remains level until beyond 5,000 rpm, giving it an extremely smooth torque curve. Maximum power is reach at 5,000 rpm (175kw).
Consumption depends on the driver, but when fully loaded and driven responsibly, it has done between 6 and 6.5 kms per litre). It is therefore markedly lighter on fuel than the standard 4.5 and 4.8 petrol model Patrols.
Given the fuel capacity of 135 plus 40 litres, the distance that can be reached (on tar) is comfortably over 1000 kms.

Service and maintenance:
Clutch was replaced by Toyo service in Krugersdorop in November 2016. Since then the car has done several trouble free long distance trips and the operation was therefore very successful.
These include the following: Northern Cape Dune trip (2017-03), North Coast and Mozambique (2017-04), and Southern Kalahari and Transfrontier park (2017-07) with no issues of note picked during of after these trips.
Prior to that the car did service traveling through Kaokoland (2016-07) and many long distance vacations through the country prior to that.

The car has been maintained through regular services by GTECH Auto services in Valhalla since 2013.

Rear diff lock is fully operational

Also included in price:
Spare alternator
Spare polly-belt (the two things you cannot do without on an overland trip)
Four ammo boxes included in the drawer system
A total of 7 tires (285/75/16)
Two on swing-arms and on additional tyre. There is about 35% tread left.

Not included but can be priced and sold separately:
Tire pressure monitoring system (external)
Melville & Moon seat covers (including the bucket seats)
(the MM seat covers have been used for most of the time that I have driven the car. SO the leather seats underneath are in mint condition)
Howling moon rooftop tent (only used once)
9000 lbs WARN winch with synthetic rope and whinch controller system

Total mileage
I bought the car in 2010 with 180,000
The conversion was done on 200,000
It has done 96,000 since then. Mostly long distance and 4x4 trails. Very little city traffic.
Total mileage 296,000 km.

Asking price:
R140,000
This is a small fraction of the amount that I have invested over the past 7 years into this car. But market dictates otherwise.

Why do I sell?
Well, if you ask my wife, as a Patrol fanatic I still cannot have as many as three of them. I only have roof space for two. Emotionally this will be difficult for me to do. I am in no way desperate to sell, and if you wait long enough, I may still change my mind.
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Skilpad & Shortie

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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by TIMKEN » 28 Jul 2017 14:06

But why Alex, but why? :think: :think:

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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by SJC » 28 Jul 2017 14:12

Do you have 3 patrols now Alex?
This one, the shorty and ?

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Alex Roux
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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
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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by Alex Roux » 28 Jul 2017 14:12

SJC wrote:Do you have 3 patrols now Alex?
This one, the shorty and ?
Skilpad, 4.8 GQ
I am yet to start the Skilpad thread, but too little time.
Skilpad & Shortie

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Alex Roux
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Full Name: Alexander Roux
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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
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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by Alex Roux » 28 Jul 2017 14:13

TIMKEN wrote:But why Alex, but why? :think: :think:
Too many trollies not good for marriage.
Skilpad & Shortie

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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by hugejp » 28 Jul 2017 14:29

Ek ken daai ding ja... :thumbdown:
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by Rhett » 28 Jul 2017 15:12

EISH!!
I would love that, but I have no more space left for more cars :doh:
The outdoors life for me, thanks.
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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by ricster » 31 Jul 2017 10:11

Wow Alex, man oh man.... that beast of yours will be missed by you I'm sure. Witblits is a legend !!! and well looked after and maintained too. Good luck with the sale, and hope witblits stays in the Patrol family, or even a new member of the Patrol family!!!
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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by Kagiso II » 31 Jul 2017 11:50

Tussen SKILPAD [ex Charlie Duckett] en daai Lyksoos "Trol sou ek ook vir SKILPAD gekies het ..
en nie een van die twee sal ek ruil vir iNyathi nie .. Michael het te mooi gemaak met hom ..
[as THOR weer in die mark kom kan ek dalk heroorweeg :-) :biggrin: :confused: :lol: :rolleyes: :oldtimer:
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Re: Am I really doing this?!

Post by Jules » 31 Jul 2017 13:57

Oom Mac , my Lorrie Nomakanjani sal heel moontlik beskikbaar wees in n paar maande se tyd

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