Hi Patrol fanatics.

Please tell us about yourself :-)
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Full Name: Dirk Manten
Nickname: FKC010FS
Home Town: Deneysville
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol 3di GL
Home Language: English, Afrikaans
Location: Deneysville
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Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by FKC0101FS » 14 Nov 2013 10:20

So this is me introducing myself, I live on the banks of the Vaal dam and work as a boat builder/ harbour manager at our family business "Manten Marina".
My father always had Nissan Safari bakkies when I was young and we could not wait to be piled into the back for a holiday, so my love for Nissan was instilled in me.
I bought my own first Nissan Patrol SGL when I was 23 and have kicked my ass ever since for selling it, recently I bought a 2001 Nissan Patrol GL and have been like a child at christmas everytime I climb in her.
We arrange a 4x4 fun day once a year here in Deneysville and I will Definatly let you all know when it is for a get together.

1. Name: Full Name (Nickname/Registered Name)
Dirk Lawrence Manten
2. Birthday and Age:
1985-03-01 (28)
3. Town and Country of residence:
South Africa, Deneysville Northern Freestate
4. Home Language:
5. Occupation/Business:
Boat Builder, Marina manager
6. Family status:
7. Membership - Other 4X4 Clubs and Forums:
8. Current 4x4:
Nissan Patrol GL
9. Current Mods:
Raised suspencion (TJM); ARB full bullbar; Lifting points for highlift jack; recovery points.
10. Mods on wish list:
Black box(early warning system) ; collumb guages;
11. Vehicle on wish list:
Only Patrol!!
12. Previous 4x4's:
Nissan Patrol SGL; Land Rover Defender TD5
13. Last 3 offroad or overland destinations:
Swaziland; Mocambique; Drakensberg
14. Your favourite destination:
15. Other hobbies:
Sailing; Shooting; Motor X; Model Planes flying;
16. GPSr and Map Data used:
17. Rate your 4X4 and overlanding experience:
Comprehensive. Advanced 4x4 Course completed at Hennops (Klipdrift trail) with Tim Skelten.
18. Online Photo Site:
Facebook ( Dirk Lawrence Manten)
19. Photos of you and your Vehicle:TBA ( to be added :lol: )
Last edited by FKC0101FS on 14 Nov 2013 10:51, edited 1 time in total.

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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
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by ricster » 14 Nov 2013 10:25

Official welcome !!!

That sounds like a plan for the fun day.... keep us posted
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
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Full Name: Marinus Potgieter
Nickname: Marino4x4
Home Town: Bloemfontein
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Bloemfontein
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by Marino4x4 » 14 Nov 2013 10:27

Welkom Dirk

Hoop jy geniet dit hier.

:welcomewave: :welcomewave: :welcomewave:
Patrol 4.5 GL 1998

Terrain 4X4 Parts

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Posts: 1100
Joined: 02 Apr 2009 14:34
Full Name: John Murray
Nickname: John Boy
Home Town: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Also Bloubergstrand)
Current 4x4: Patrol GRX 4.8
Home Language: Afrikaans/English
Location: Big Bay, Cape Town
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by JohnBoyZA » 14 Nov 2013 10:27

Hallo Dirk,

baie welkom! :thumbup:

Ps. Dirk hit edit above your first post and then supply a few details. Tnx
Nissan Patrol, GRX, 4.8 (GU Y61)
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Chris Skinner
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Full Name: Chris Skinner
Nickname: Chris
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol 4,8 GRX 2005
Home Language: English
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by Chris Skinner » 14 Nov 2013 11:08

Welcome to the family!

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Full Name: Kobus Pienaar
Nickname: Herrie
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1999 Patrol 4500e GRX
1983 Datsun Safari
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Kempton Park
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by Herrie » 14 Nov 2013 11:31

Welkom Dirk!! :salute: :salute:
Herrie op Safari/Patrollie
1983 Safari
1999 Patrol 4500 GRX

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Full Name: Julius
Nickname: Jules
Home Town: Rietjiesvlei, Zoeloeland
Current 4x4: GQ Patrol
Home Language: AFR
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by Jules » 14 Nov 2013 12:10

Banja welkom, at least you have replaced the GQ with a GU !!!

Walk by FAITH not by sight
Patrol 1995 SGL
aka "Nomakanjani"
ProComp Extreme A/T 31x10.5R15
ARB Bullbar
OME, Frontrunner Roofrack
60L Snomaster Freezer/Fridge

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Joined: 28 Apr 2009 08:43
Full Name: Stefan de Villiers
Nickname: Stefan
Home Town: Bothasig, Cape Town
Current 4x4: 2002 3.0 GL Patrol
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Location: Cape Town
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by Stefan » 14 Nov 2013 13:17

Welkom Dirk!

Interesante 'Nickname' :confused:

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Peter Connan
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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
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by Peter Connan » 15 Nov 2013 06:49

Welcome Dick
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Full Name: Dirk de Clerk
Nickname: ORB
Home Town: Krugersdorp
Current 4x4: Patrol GQ 4.2 ST
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Location: Krugersdorp
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Re: Hi Patrol fanatics.

Post by offroadbiker » 15 Nov 2013 07:09

Welkom :thumbup:
1996 Nissan Patrol 4.2 ST

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