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    Time to do something about the rear right corner...

    Time to do something about the rear right corner of this thing...

    Welded in some temporary support struts:
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    Removed the rusted bit of the existing support, removed the remains of the...
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    Some more progress...

    Finished welding in and grinding back a patch:
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    Complete with some primer:
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    Marked out some steel:
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    Then chopped it up:
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    Yup... I work in IT so I am able to work from...

    Yup... I work in IT so I am able to work from home pretty easily. Combine that with a senior management team that are bored senseless as a result of the lockdown, and it's very easy to get buried in...
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    Right... time to something about that hole... ...

    Right... time to something about that hole...

    Use some paper to make a template, then trace the result on to some steel:
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    Cut it out, stuck it in a bender then bash it with a hammer (or...
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    A short update...

    between the covid lockdown and a few weeks of bad weather I have not managed to get too much done, but I have made some progress;

    Chopped out a big chunk around the B-pillar:
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    cut out and...
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    A little more progress

    I'm trying to be nice to the neighbors during lockdown, so I have not been working on the Patrol much.
    I have made a bit of progress though;

    A couple of patches coated in weld-thru primer drying...
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    slowly slowly...

    Got some more done:

    Cleaned up this bit where the frame had rusted out:
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    Chopped a rusty bit out of the B-Pillar:
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    measured up and chopped off a piece of server panel that had a...
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    Q&A

    Figured I would answer some of the questions you guys are asking...

    I left the seats in because they are already rather tired/stained/ratty so I'm not worried about the odd burn mark (and I don't...
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    a little progress...

    Got a bit more done today. Nice to be putting metal back into the patrol for a change.

    Cut out, bend up and prime some sheet metal:
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    Clamp it in place:
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    Tack it in:
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    Some progress...

    Made some progress on the patrol over the weekend.

    Out came the air saw, and off came large chunks of bodywork:
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    The Headliner support brackets were removed, more rusty bits...
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    I toyed with the idea of swapping the shell or...

    I toyed with the idea of swapping the shell or grafting on a donor roof, but I have very little chance of finding either in good condition over here in NZ. Our humid climate and day/night temperature...
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    Old patrol roof rust repairs

    After enjoying my patrol for a few months, I started to notice the dreaded rust bubbles appearing on the outside of the 4x4, along with random flakes of rust falling on me while I was driving.
    This...
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    New GQ owner in NZ

    Greetings all,

    I recently picked up a 1993 GQ Patrol (Safari over here)
    It came with the TB42 engine and a bad drinking habit that I am trying to cure (replaced air filter, temp sensors, 02...
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