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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by Dustin » 13 Jul 2017 10:17

Hi Michael
You've almost got it there.
Not quite OME, but were an accessory option from Nissan dealerships.
The bars were made by Tuffex Manufacturing right here in my hometown of PE :biggrin:
I knew someone who worked there and I got to see the factory a few times.
They made Maxibar, Excalibur and a few other brands.
Looks like they've dropped the bar manufacturing and focused on exhaust systems lately & they've got a facility in CT now as well.
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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by Michael » 13 Jul 2017 10:55

Thanks for clearing that up Dustin :thumbup:
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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by Peter Connan » 13 Jul 2017 18:08

That is Anton (Mamba)'s car.
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Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Wie het gaan toer in die Weste?

Post by Ds J » 23 Jul 2017 12:05

Ons het Vrydagmiddag met die N14 uit Pretoria weswaarts gery. Op pad terug naby Coligny het ons 4 Patrols gekry wat duidelik gepak was. Twee wittes en 'n silwer een. Ek kan nie die vierde een onthou nie.

Was dit dalk iemand op die forum?

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Re: Wie het gaan toer in die Weste?

Post by Ds J » 23 Jul 2017 13:25

En wie was vanmiddag teen 12:30 net buite Stella met 'n silwer Patrol? Ek het te laat gesien dat jy wou stop.

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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by Chris Skinner » 25 Jul 2017 19:10

Spotted this at Mopar Spares in Centurion - really rugged and hard working bakkie!
Met Stefan...
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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by Russ Kellermann » 26 Jul 2017 09:26

Michael wrote:I think those bumpers are actually OEM and were an option on the NA pickups prior to the 4.2TI bakkies. I had about 2 Patrols in the last month with those bumpers and currently have one at my place.
Maybe someone can confirm this?
Correct.

They came out Standard (OEM) on the first batch of Patrol Pickups (early 2007 models).

Late 2007 models then sported all ONCA bars, front, rear, rollbar, sliders,.. on the "SAFARI" pack, offered Standard by Nissan, which also included the double skin rear Bak. My Pickup is a Safari pack example.
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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by iandvl » 26 Jul 2017 09:45

Patrol spotting with a difference this time...

I was in Maseru for work on Monday. Etienne, a mate of mine with a very bad case of "FOMO"1, decided he'd never been in Maseru before, and wanted to see the place, so he went down with me. Stayed over in Ladybrand on Sunday evening. On Monday morning, "dou-voor-dag", we crossed into Lesotho at Maseru Bridge. It was 2 degrees in Ladybrand when we left, but by the time we reached the border, this had dropped down to -5..... :confused: :confused: That is beside the point.

I drove to where I was working, gave Etienne the keys, and he took my truck for the day to explore Maseru and its surrounds whilst I did my project.

Sometime around lunch, I got a call from a Lesotho number. A very excited masotho guy mentioned "bearded man", Patrol, my number plate and similar. I got a bit of a fright - thinking my mate had perhaps had an accident or something, but the next moment they guy was telling me that he had the exact same vehicle. He'd bought it after an accident, and was trying to get it fixed. He'd got everything sorted, but was trying to sort out the front axel.

Discussing the incident with Etienne over a Maluti after work, he said the guy had followed him for about 15km before eventually being able to chat with him when he stopped for lunch. He said the guy was very apologetic and so on, but appeared to be quite "desperate" to get hold of me.

In any case, I'll track down a front diff for him, and get it to Bloemfontein. He can collect if from there.

1: Fear Of Missing Out :rolling:

PS: we checked out of Lesotho at Peka Bridge border post yesterday morning. It was absolutely amazingly quiet. At 09h30, when we crossed back into ZA, we were the only people at the border post apart from immigration and customs officials. Absolutely amazing.
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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by SJC » 26 Jul 2017 10:05

Russ Kellermann wrote:
Michael wrote:I think those bumpers are actually OEM and were an option on the NA pickups prior to the 4.2TI bakkies. I had about 2 Patrols in the last month with those bumpers and currently have one at my place.
Maybe someone can confirm this?
Correct.

They came out Standard (OEM) on the first batch of Patrol Pickups (early 2007 models).

Late 2007 models then sported all ONCA bars, front, rear, rollbar, sliders,.. on the "SAFARI" pack, offered Standard by Nissan, which also included the double skin rear Bak. My Pickup is a Safari pack example.
Ja and you can see that those bumpers were designed to fit a patrol without wheel flares, hence the narrower width...

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Re: Patrol Spotting

Post by Alex Roux » 27 Jul 2017 08:04

I saw this Hulkie in Linden this morning.
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Skilpad, Shortie & Witblits (in no particular order)

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