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Hey guys..

Bob's (T0nka) brother here, i see that my bro was a sort of regular here and a few people might know him, he passed away suddenly on the 18th and we laid him to rest last Saturday, He was only 45, I saw this website on his 4wd windscreen so i thought i would come and let you guys know..

But, his Patrol will not die, he loved that thing and thats all he talked about, also spent a motza of cash after the engine blew on his trip to Sydney many years ago, $12,000 just for engine i think it was, also added many extras like leather seats and so on, so the story now is, i will continue his journey on the patrol cause i just cant sell it, meant the world to him, his unfinished project will become my project, so please excuse me for any future dumb questions i might ask, as in, "whats this thing he installed"
I plan to spend up to 15k on getting it right, will start with a full body pearl white 3m vehicle wrap, my bro has cut the passenger dashboard open for a laptop project but i will replace it with a new complete dashboard, if i can find 1

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welcome to the forum. my condolences to you and your family on your brothers passing. feel free to ask any questions on here. put up what model and engine and where you are, it helps people to know what you are building.
 

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LED ZEPPELIN
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Goz, I am very sorry for your loss mate :(

I always enjoyed TOnka's participation here, he seemed like a great guy.
 

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Certainly remember TOnkas saga with his Patrol. He had some really bad luck with it.

Condolences to you and your family.

We are all here to help you taking on the Patrol as a project.

Cheers

Justin
 

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Sorry to hear about TOnka and thank you for letting us know.

We hope you can enjoy the patrol as much as he did, and if there is anything you need just let us know on the forum.

Regards
 

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Hey goz, condolences on your loss.

I believe your brother was also a member of mypatrol4x4.com while we had some issues here a couple of years ago.
If you search there also it might help you track down other work he completed on the patrol.

Good luck with the patrol and keep us updated how you get on with it.
 

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Rest In Peace Bob, T0nka. My condolences.

Goz Taking over the project is a noble thing and I wish you luck.
 

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Thanks guys
Bob lived up at Tweed Heads, Im in Sydney, so Im in the process of getting it transported to Sydney, It's a 1998 GU Patrol 2.8d turbo?, reading some of his posts here is making me pretty teary, just read 1 where he said, "Tonka will be with me till I die" sorry Bob, you might have passed, but Tonka will still be here in the family

Thanks for the other link GUEY, will need all the help i can get in regards to whats hes done to it and what needs to be done, wont pass blue slip cause of the dashboard.
 

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My condolences to you and your family in this hard time.
It is good to hear that T0nka's hard work and dedication won't go to waste now.
 

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Bloody hell, shock, 45, what a waste, although he was not regular I do remember him well from here and mypatrol. Commiserations to you, the family and friends. Welcome to the forum under such sad circumstances.

RIP mate.
 

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Goz, your brother was also active on nissanpatrol.com.au

You have to do an intro post there when you join, this is his: Hello?
 
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Ahh fuk thats sad news :( I liked t0nka, he was a good egg. I think he left due to too much T&A???

My sincerest condolences goz.

Rip T0nka.
 

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Ye i seen on the other forum there was some dramas here which made him leave, but im not about pointing fingers and having a grudge on the sake of small talk, its a 4wd patrol brotherhood and im sure it can continue that way, times to short to be arguing for small reasons, like i said, he was 45 and healthy, overweight maybe but no signs what so ever when he passed, proves to me that life is really that short and you never know when your time is up
 

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Shyte..really sorry to hear the news and big thanks for coming on and telling us!
Sincere condolences mate.

Cheers
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Very sad news, thanks for letting us know, please let the other forum know if you can , I had a few small chats with Tonk over there, he came across as a genuine and nice person, all the best to his family.
 

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Rip, Condolences to family and friends.

I maybe able to help with the dash, I'll have a look at my wrecked Gu tomorrow.
 
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