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    First patrol!

    Hey names graham just picked up a 1982 mq lwb 355k. Its my first 4wd and I thought id use it for fanging (l28 4spd hahah) around wa/gero/denham/narvon area.. needs a lot of tlc but its my first project and im having fun learning the ins and outs.. currently been re upholstering the interior, new vinyl and freshly painted dash and other bits and pieces. Tore out all the rotten carpets cause the previous owner seemed to be carting around vats of goat piss. Rewired most of the electrics and installed keenwood b/t head unit/6x9s in the front (cause I can)/sony 4chnl amp and 6" in the cargo area. Had to fix what the last owner messed up, didnt have the memory connected and power was on a constant (didnt work with the key)..
    Removed the strip decals, painted the trim over the wheelwells, painted the grill and bumper (tried to form the bumper back into place but its still far from perfect.. basically lots of painting and cleaning

    Recently ive noticed shes pumping smoke during long decents on hills so ill be tearing into the engine in the next couple days.. lets pray its not the head or rings and I can fix with vrs kit! Not fussed if it needs new parts, got a donar datsun in the backyard..
    To do list:
    Get engine running 100%
    Replace shockies 2" lift, dampener
    Level out cargo area and build draws
    Dual batts

    The more I read these progress blog threads the more stuff I find to buy/install
    . I can see this project being endless but I love it.. im fairly new to stuff like this so excuse my ignorance regarding patrols but im learning and I will definitely have lots of questions!!

    (When I got her, currently @ my dads in nsw)
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    Welcome to the forum mate.
    In the words of a Dhuck "QUACK".

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    More pics of blue steel
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    Love the name. Welcome aboard

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    Cheers lad.. should I use this post for progress updates or move it to members rides

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    Hello and welcome really "Blue steel" love it mate called his Milton.
    Anyway jump in anytime and enjoy
    04 ST 3lt auto, not enough Mods to keep me happy, but getting there

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    welcome mate,glad you could join us.
    I just bought my lovely wife Jess a new model Patrol, as she deserves it more than me

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamap View Post
    Cheers lad.. should I use this post for progress updates or move it to members rides
    Welcome mate, start a new thread in the Members Rides section as not everyone reads the introduction section
    If any members require assistance in anything regarding this forum, just let me know via a PM and I will help you in any way that I can.

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Looks like you have a pretty decent fixer upper

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