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  1. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hi guys. I’ve recently inherited my late grandfathers 1989 Ford Maverick 4.2l unleaded SWB. I’ve installed all the wiring for a dual battery setup, however the tray I ordered is far too small for a decent sized battery. Has anyone had an experience modifying a tray to rotate the battery 90...
  2. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Howdy fellas, putting a 3” lift in my shorty and am aware that I will have to put some spacers in for my gearbox and crossmember. Will I also have to add drop boxes for the lower control arms for a 3”? Or can I get away with just the spacers. Also will I need an adjustable panhard for the just...
  3. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hey all, Relatively new here and due to unforseen circumstances am forced to leave behind my gq lwb but now am thinking about getting into a swb patrol, preferrably the td42t, but iwas just wondering about the Ford Maverick swb, (now i know theyre basically just a rebadged patrol) but is there...
  4. Members Rides, Build Thread Forum
    Hello! I'm glad to represent the latest 2016 Nissan Patrol Y61 (GU) short wheel base or simply known as (hardtop), Safari trim, full specs (factory): (this thread is copied elsewhere, most of you here know about these specs anyway) Engine, Drivetrain and Main Specifications: - Engine...
  5. General Patrol Discussion
    Hi, My I have a GQ Shorty and the passenger seat does not move all the way forwards to allow the back passengers out without really playing around with the leaver. Had a look under it today and noticed there is a spring hanging down on the right side under the seat if your looking at the...
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  6. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hi guys I've been looking for a bolt on exhaust I can buy for a SWB 1989 Mav 4.2ltr petrol carby. Was hoping for the whole thing from extractors to tail pipe. Can't seem to find anyone who does these kits. Any help would be appreciated. Mavelick
  7. Suspension, Steering and Brakes
    Hey all, Looking to raise my GQ shorty. I have 50mm coil spacers and looking to order either 2" or 3" springs on top of that. Just wondering what other components i'd need for either the 2" or 3" lifts (panhard rods, brake lines, trans spacers etc etc etc) I've tried looking around forums etc...
  8. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Alright, so I'm thinking of buying a GQ Patrol / Maverick. Have been looking at a few with the 4.2 Turbo Diesel. Obviously they are the preferred engine of most people. But I really enjoy the SWB models I have seen a few of the 4.2 Petrol SWB models aswell. Is the huge price difference really...
  9. Members Rides, Build Thread Forum
    Hey, new here. I picked up this Ford Maverick less then two weeks ago and already have gotten elbows deep into it. TB42 4.2L Petrol, Carby, Short Wheel base. I'm hoping to build this up into a neat 4x4 for camping, exploring and as a daily driver. When i looked at it, it was sitting for a...
  10. General Patrol Discussion
    Hey all, I'm wanting to buy a rooftop tent with basket and I want the ladder coming off the rear not the side. Does anyone have any suggestion, piks, prices, brands ect. I've done abit of looking around but still can't find anything with the tent coming of the rear. is this as simple as turning...
  11. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hope this helps someone or at least gives you some ideas to come up with your own plan. Good luck. Cutouts in shelf are for speakers in doors. Shelf makes it better for storage instead of everything piled on top of each other. Normally have a plastic crate to slide underneith. Fold back...
  12. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hey guys, I have been looking for a place in NSW to get a SWB GQ ute conversion done. I am wanting to get it cut down not just a ute cab change over. I have done a ill research through various threads on here but not really had any luck finding a place to get it done, Any help would be much...
  13. Members Rides, Build Thread Forum
    Its been a long slow build bits and peices along the way, but i figure its a good idea to show off a few pics of all the work. When i bought it it was as follows: 93 GQ swb DX TD42 2 inch lift (sagged) Very very clean inside and out 33" bf goodrich tyres Here are some pics of when i got it...
  14. Buying a Nissan Patrol
    The time has come for me to move from hilux's all my life to getting a patrol. Mainly as I love the 4.2 diesel motor and most of my mates have them and love em. I have a company car so just want a toy I can take away 4wding and camping. For my liking wagons are a bit long and to big so I am...
  15. General Patrol Discussion
    Hey all just wondering if anyone can send me a pic of a chassis mounted rock slider on a gq swb, im making a set for mine but i can only find 1 spot to mount them. I was hoping to make it a plate-bolt mount rather than weld on but i might have to do that. Just wondering if anyone has any pics...
  16. General Patrol Discussion
    Hey guys just wondering are the cross members of a 4.2 petrol auto on a gq swb chassis the same as the 4.2 diesel manual? I am making a 4.2 turbo diesel gu swb ute and i have found a cheap gq shortie as my chassis, but its an auto, i want to make it a manual, i have been told they may be...
  17. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hey guys im looking at getting a swb troll soon, if everything goes well :) so i wanted to see your rigs and how you have them set up, mine will be good off roader plus camper as well and daily driver. so wanted to see how you have done it? with awnings and roof racks etc thanks guys
  18. Buying a Nissan Patrol
    Hi all, I'm a new member. But so far I've really enjoyed the forum so props to you all. I'm very interested in buying a swb any year or model I can find for a decent price, really. I just love shorties. First of all, can anyone tell list the model names and what year they're from? I've found a...
  19. Buying a Nissan Patrol
    Hi guys, recent member and first time posting, awesome site though. I'm very interested in getting myself a SWB patrol any model from 1983-1990 depending on price and what I'm able to find. I'm only on my Red P-plates in QLD. But I love SWB patrols. I want something that'll be able go off-road...
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