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    New project.

    Hi Forum, been a while.....
    I had a convo with my partner recently as she is rapidly being introduced to the world of patrols...the crux of it was not everyone wants a patrol but a select few want all the patrols...which leads me to my new project.

    After recently sinking my daily drive GU in a bog hole and having it stuck for far to long and all the repercussion that go along with carpets soaked in stagnant water the KM2 were removed and I decided that I need a toy vehicle...I have an old diesel Hilux on the property which needs a new cab, I sourced another cab and began turning spanners when a friend also a forum member shamed me ( and rightly so) for wasting my time and making myself a laughing stock by believing that I could make a puslux a capable off road truck.....

    Which brings me to my post, but the important thing to remember is I had an onion on my belt.....

    I acquired a NA TD42 wagon with a strong motor and drive line...body is pretty gone with rust in the roof....I briefly considered doing a rough repair and getting some club plates for it...when out of sheer luck and a few minutes trawling the web I found a GQ leafy ute factory TD42 no motor or box...so my new project has begun I have taken inspiration from Mudrunner and will do a full build on the ute minus the high standard and quality components that MR achieved and used.

    Here are a few pics, I will hopefully add to it in the future and possibly even see some of you on the tracks...

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    Well done on the new toy,

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    Haha welcome back mate. This old girl girl get interesting eh. Look forward to seeing it looks great for what ya paid

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    Welcome back Shaun. It will be great to see this build. Licola is in two weeks so you better hurry!

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    Welcome.back mate, cant wait to see the build.

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    Welcome back mate, good to read ya again, can't wait to see this puppy grow!

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    Hey mate congrats on the new build... money aint coming with us to our grave so what better way to keep you happily occupied.

    Nice rig seems pretty straight. What ratios does it have in the diffs?

    Call me silly but you could get away with a barra or ls conversion for mext to nothing these days paired up to a manuamised auto... slap some.lockers in it and coil the rear job done!

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    Thanks all.

    BD I did think about an LS but I have a TD42 sitting here already and a choice of 3 turbos to bolt on...I knew I was collecting turbos for a reason....

    As far as diffs the ute has 4:3 with h260 rear
    The GQ wagon donor has 4:11
    My GUTD42 has 4:6

    I also have a spare rear GU housing disc to disc no centre that was 4:11.

    I am still trying to figure out where they should all be the GU is a tourer and the GQ ute will be for the tracks and paddocks. I Would like to put the 4:3 in the GU and 4:6 in the GQ ute.....however the h260 is drum rear, what would the patrol brains trust of the forum do?

    Maybe 4:11s into the GU and 4:6s into ute and get rid of the h260?
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    Any chance you can come down to Licola next weekend mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family4x4 View Post
    Thanks all.

    BD I did think about an LS but I have a TD42 sitting here already and a choice of 3 turbos to bolt on...I knew I was collecting turbos for a reason....

    As far as diffs the ute has 4:3 with h260 rear
    The GQ wagon donor has 4:11
    My GUTD42 has 4:6

    I also have a spare rear GU housing disc to disc no centre that was 4:11.

    I am still trying to figure out where they should all be the GU is a tourer and the GQ ute will be for the tracks and paddocks. I Would like to put the 4:3 in the GU and 4:6 in the GQ ute.....however the h260 is drum rear, what would the patrol brains trust of the forum do?

    Maybe 4:11s into the GU and 4:6s into ute and get rid of the h260?
    I have 4.11's in my GU TD40poo. Originally 4.3's. It went better with the 4.3's but first gear was virtually non existant, and 5th at 100k's it was screaming away at 2600rpm. So its better now with the 4.11's.

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