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Thread: Figjam's Portal, Duramax, Extracab GU build

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    Figjam's Portal, Duramax, Extracab GU build

    Hi All
    I have had this build in process for a few months now. It has taken a long long time to gain licensing pre-approval for this project but we are there now .

    The rough outline is:
    2008 GU coil cab chassis with 30,000Km starting point.
    Extra Cab conversion
    Duramax stage oneish (800hp) build by Socal and PID
    Allison 6sp stage 5 (1000hp) build via PID
    PTO & hydraulic system
    Portal axles with all the fruit VIA Mark's Adaptors
    Arctic front flares

    Current status is
    Stripped 95%
    Axles are only just on their way to Mark's now we have approval
    Engine waiting final stages of completion and dyno USA
    Transmission and most accessories are here
    Trial fit of transmission and dummy engine (loaned by PID) underway

    Here is what I started out with
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    Stripping
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    Cutting
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    Awesome! Keep it coming...

    What is the aim of this conversion? Awesome tourer? Pod on the back? Work Truck or what?
    Last edited by FNQGU; 6th May 2014 at 05:59 PM.
    Had a beaut GU with 6.5 Chev TD, but sold the soul and now driving a 79 series dual cab. Yes, a Tojo on the Patrol Forum! Also having fun trying to build the ultimate Expedition Grade storage box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenK View Post
    Awesome! Keep it coming...

    What is the aim of this conversion? Awesome tourer? Pod on the back? Work Truck or what?
    Because he can lol


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    Man this'll be awesome look forward to the build

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    This thing will be a beast. Very cool

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    Look forward to seeing more of the build Ewan
    2004 guv1 4.2 deisel, Gone

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    you'll be able to drive through the dunes down here next time and not have to go over them...sounds awesome.
    I just bought my lovely wife Jess a new model Patrol, as she deserves it more than me

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    Sounds like its going to be epic! I rekon there'll be tons of people following this thread with anticipation!!

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    Nice one. What a build.

    But I see the fuel tank though is a pita.. Would it not have been easier just to make a custom one so it didn't intrude on the cab space?
    Cheers
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    Thank you for the positive comments

    The aims of the conversion are:
    Demonstrate what can legally be achieved and promote the vehicle as an emergency response vehicle for rail and emergency services.
    Build a fun vehicle that can haul ass at the drags, play well offroad, cross a desert or tow a caravan. Five tunes from economy to wild are available on the fly at a touch of a button to enable this.

    For the extra cab, the auxilliary fuel tank is factory and yes a pita. I didn't want to lose it though.
    We have set the ledge up inside to permanently fit a small fridge and some storage shelves.
    My wife gets uncomfortable travelling so the idea was to be able to recline the seat further. I pulled out some Recaros which Stropp is now using and they will most liklely be replaced with Stratos suspension seats.

    Here is a shot of the engine 3lt CRD and 5sp manual harnesses
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    This is the aftermath in the cabin :-/
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