RON JRs NISSAN PATROL CREW CAB UTE

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Postby Coyote Patrol » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:51 pm

Ok please don't laugh at my drawing skills :hand: :shhh: :lol: here in the next few weeks me and my son are going to start building his UTE. I have not decided yet wether we are going to build a standard cab or the crew cab, im leaning towards the crew myself. Please give me your honest opinion. Here is what we have planned. We are starting with a 1994 Jeep CJ chassis 4.0L straight six. We will be lengthening the chassis quite a bit. Im going to use the 69 doors ( i think the door latch assemblies are much safer) and base the rest off an earlier Patrol, i like the round turn signals. We will be scratch building the bed and tailgate, other than the bed floor. We will be using the bed floor from a donor Nissan pick up we salvaged from the wrecking yard. The cab from the rear of the front doors to the rear of the cab will be scratch built other than the rear doors, i just have to fabricate new window frames on those. Roof will also be scratch built. Im also thinking of installing a complete roll cage and building the cab so the hard top will be removable? Im going to incorporate the Jeep gauges into the Patrol dash some how. Original front bench, rear we will fabricate a solid bench. It will have AC, Power steering, Power door locks, maybe Power windows. We will use the Jeep column and try to install the Patrol steering wheel. We will use all the Jeep brake equipment (booster, master cyl,etc.) 4" lift kit, 33" BFG mud terrains on alloy wheels. WARN powerplant up front. When all the body work is complete we hope to wrap it in AP camo vinyl wrap, we will see. I threw this drawing together to get an idea what a crew cab would look like. :D
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Postby faux40 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:06 pm

That will be awesome! I wish I wasn't so far... I'd love to pitch in!

I was telling my lovely wife not so long ago that it would be cool to make a long bed with two rear axles...

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Postby Coyote Patrol » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:09 pm

faux40 wrote:That will be awesome! I wish I wasn't so far... I'd love to pitch in!

I was telling my lovely wife not so long ago that it would be cool to make a long bed with two rear axles...

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There was a pic floating around here somewhere of a Patrol with dual axles.
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Postby Esteban » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:37 am

The concept drawing is awesome since it shows the right proportions, and conveys your idea.

This will certainly be a buildup that we'll be watching. I'm eager for the next installment already.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:00 am

Sounds like it will be a real beast. This will definitely be a build to watch. 8-)
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Postby G60michael » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Love the Idea Ron, il be a keen follower. I like the idea of an original tub back tray for it, but where the heck are you going to find one of those.

Over here in Australia, down in Tasmania there is a Dual cab G60 Ute, with a camper setup on the back, i like your idea though original tub body :)
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Postby Coyote Patrol » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:32 pm

G60michael wrote:Love the Idea Ron, il be a keen follower. I like the idea of an original tub back tray for it, but where the heck are you going to find one of those.

Over here in Australia, down in Tasmania there is a Dual cab G60 Ute, with a camper setup on the back, i like your idea though original tub body :)

I will scratch build the tub. :)
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Postby G60michael » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:46 pm

If it were me I would use 60 Series Patrol chassis and weld them together to make correct length. I would use All Patrol Panels, you really need a couple of ute cabs then use factory steel roofs to make the new Crew ute Roof. Get a G60 Tub tray ect.

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Postby Coyote Patrol » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:59 pm

Thanks for the input Michael, this is for my son. He will probably be using this vehicle for college. He really likes the looks of the Patrol, but i want him to have a vehicle thats decent on gas and dependable to drive out of town on long trips. His grandfather gave him a Jeep to use for the chassis. It is fuel injected and has a pretty good drivetrain. So we will have the Patrol looks and a fuel injected motor in front of a 5 speed tranny along with power disk brakes AC and a chassis that you can get parts for easily. Thats why im taking this route. For the tub, the UTE tubs just aren't available over here. Thats why im taking this route. :D
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Postby faux40 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:40 pm

Will be be registered as a vintage Patrol or a modern Jeep? Or, is that a silly question?

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Postby Coyote Patrol » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:46 pm

faux40 wrote:Will be be registered as a vintage Patrol or a modern Jeep? Or, is that a silly question?

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Patrol i hope, i have to file for abandon title on these parts patrols. If it becomes a problem i might have to register it as a jeep. But i think Arizona has to go off the vin on the body. So probably Patrol. :D
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Postby Wylder1324 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:02 pm

Very cool project. Crossing fingers that you get it registered as a Patrol...plenty of jeeps rolling around.
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Postby moore_rb » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:32 pm

Hey Ron...

Make me one too, while you're at it... 8-)
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Postby Coyote Patrol » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:46 pm

moore_rb wrote:Hey Ron...

Make me one too, while you're at it... 8-)

Ok, do i hear BEER? :lol:
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Postby Coyote Patrol » Thu May 22, 2014 4:34 pm

Well me and my son have decided to build a standard cab. Time constraints and cost helped make this decision. I just ordered a 4.5" lift kit for the jeep chassis we are going to use and a set of 33x1050x15 BFG KM2 mud terrains and 15x8 Black Rock Viper wheels 3 3/4" offset. OUCH! That was about $2500.00 in about 15 min. :shock: And im not even 1/4 of the way there yet. ;) What did i get myself into! HE HE, Its going to be a fun project. :D im going to order the sheet metal and tubing for the cab and bed in a couple of weeks. I will post more pics when we get started.
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