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haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:12 pm

hi guys, thought i'd start the thread for my sas build and that way it might motivate me to keep updating things as i go.
took a leaf out of yarno's book and decided it was far easier and more approachable to get an existing coil sprung chassis and modify it to fit the mu shell.

so, one spare mu as the donor, mount locator shell, one cheap for maverick (gq patrol) and its underway :P
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:15 pm

hmm dont know why it put the photos in the reverse order i uploaded :S
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:14 pm

started cleaning up the chassis and removed the steering box to replace the input shaft seal [its leaking :( ]
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:34 pm

thinking of modifying the patrol front grill to convert the mu to round lights, cut a section out the middle to make the widths equal but the overall height of the grill is still larger on the patrol and the corner indicator shape is slightly different so im not yet sure how to solve that problem and make them sit in the guards properly....
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby slightlydodgy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:52 pm

local auto sparkey said you will get more light out of rectangle light just replace the sealed beams with semi sealed halogens (cost me just under $300 each) when I looked at changing
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby muzila » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:33 pm

I run the H4 semi seals with 90/130 watt halogen bulbs. They kick ass. Would still like HIDs though. My mate put HIDs in his 4 runner. I so jelous. Considering the change.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby jellis » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:54 pm

i brought hids for my lights and i also got new headlight
so much more light.
definatly recomend them
also they only cost 135 bucks for both lights.

im definatly following this build.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:34 pm

thanks for the ideas guys. i wasnt looking at the front grill conversion for light brightness at all. i will also be running clear lenses and hid's once i get to that but it was more for a new look on the front, the square lights and plain-ish looking grill needs a little sprucing up so i thought i might try it. going to check the cut patrol grill against my spare mu to see if its close at all but i still havent quite thought of a way to fit it to the curved indicator unless i just cut out the patrol section and stick it in between the corners of the mu's normal grill...
ill keep pondering...

started rust killing and prepping the chassis for its paint job. going to paint whole chassis in bitumous black and go for a black and white scheme with springs and shocks etc to match the cow camoflauge paint job i have in mind at the end :P
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby daisy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Might as well buy a patrol you like the running gear you think the Mu grill plane and you might be right but wouldn't it be easier and cheaper just to buy a patrol :lol:
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:56 am

You are sadly mistaken. I do not like patrols. The mu's driveline is lacking in the extreme sense hence the conversion and I like the idea of a unique looking vehicle. Driveline and a grill hardy make a vehicle. Why be a sheep all the time and drive something hundreds of others drive?
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby daisy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:53 am

haven wrote:You are sadly mistaken. I do not like patrols. The mu's driveline is lacking in the extreme sense hence the conversion and I like the idea of a unique looking vehicle. Driveline and a grill hardy make a vehicle. Why be a sheep all the time and drive something hundreds of others drive?

:oops: sorry if I offended you! I agree that the nissans running gear is one of the best and that the Mus looks cool!
Good luck lots of work ahead I'll be watching this build.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:44 pm

haha no harm done diasy, was not sure if your post was malicious orn ot, i suspected it just a misread impression on my behalf. hope to keep you entertained with the build :)
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:49 pm

started rustkilling and removing as much as possible to prep the chassis:
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:58 pm

primed and painted the chassis today :)
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby Captcol » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:10 pm

Looking good, nice work on the paint job
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:29 pm

removed the original body mounts from the patrol chassis..
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:37 pm

cleaned up shock mounts and painted coils get an idea of what my black and white scheme will look like..
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby muzila » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:07 pm

Keep up the good work! I watching your progress to decide what path I will take with my rebuild.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:45 pm

put the springs, shocks and brake lines back on today. will repaint the brake lines and fuel lines once they are fitted..

realised today that the gq petrol fuel pump runs to the right of the vehicle so i removed the fuel hoses and will have to use the mu ones to trace down the left hand side ofthe chassis, better than having two stupidly long rubber fuel hoses crossing the motor to reach the injector pump and fuel filter..

still in the process of putting new seals in the sterring box. was trying to get the little oil seal that seals the steering column input shaft but seems i can only get a complete seal kit at 140$....
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project (early days)

Postby haven » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:46 pm

thanks for the comments guys.

muzilla, im looking forward to getting onto the engine too :) cant wait to get the rebuild kit and start stripping the motor down. that will probably become next priority oncei get the carport up and buil the a-frame to support the shell in the air..
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