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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Thanks for the info mate, might look into this seat cover idea a bit more...

In terms of transfer case mounting , I have wondered about it and it would theoretically be possible but the brackets would be using the holes at the transfer case mountin cast. As this is just cast alloy it isn't as strong at the diff housing. Part of me wants to move it there as it becomes far higher and there's no chance of getting caught on it...
Also my handbrake cable wouldn't reach and I'd have to run a custom short cable through the floor directly below the lever..
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby Lamoo » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:03 pm

I'm sure the GQ SWB came with drum hand brake on the drive shaft - although I don't know a heap about them, maybe you could modify one to fit the Isuzu Transfer?
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Yea it did, I started down that path. Except the patrol runs a drum handbrake and the whole housing for it bolts into a designed , threaded section on the transfer case outlet. There is no capacity for it on a Mu box....
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:46 pm

Rebuilt the caliper mount so it will be fixed and fitted a return spring.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:40 pm

still trialling the prototype for the window frame/net brackets. made up some solid samples out of thick heavy duty acrylic which i may even use rather than steel due to its many more favorable properties..

it has been suggested to me to modify the rear frame and cover the entire window with vents across it rather than just a section so ill dummy up a template for this too and compare..
bought a kit of nutserts so fit the frames to the mu so this will allow a flush threaded rivet that the windows will bolt to when fitted. allows for quick removal and tidy finish with and without the frames on.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby topgun94 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:08 pm

not sure what i think of the chrome door handles hahaha. Everything else is black and white!
I like the windows and think you should make the nets on the angle like in the second picture with either a black or white net. or combo!
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:32 pm

Thanks for your thoughts, the handles are factory,lol. I see your point though. They are a hard thing to paint as the are such a used, wear item.
The nets will be black once fitted, I'll dye them, was only colour they had :(
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby topgun94 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:50 pm

They are pretty easy to change though, that way the its not painted and wont fade.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOLDEN-RODEO ... 8f0&_uhb=1
So glad you pushed on with this rig! how long do you anticipate until its flex's over its first cruiser?
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:15 am

Hey, good find!!! Ill def look into this but its a fair amount of work to get the door cards off now so I might put it off till later.lol.
They certainly are cheap, not worth trying to paint them at that cost.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:37 pm

drilled out holes and fitted nutserts to hold window frame/window nets...
dummy fitted up the new rear window design
fitted both sliders, little bit of play in them but theyll do :)
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:10 pm

making some good progress now,
exhaust all made up now :P ,
new hid spotties arrived
fuel sender arrived and suits the dash gauge pretty well, empty is empty on the gauge and full is just above 3/4 full so thats good enough
handbrake brackets all welded up, as soon as paint dries ill refit it.
rewired and tidied up the centre console,
ended up ripping out the inverter,air tanks etc kos it was just getting to complex and to much "junk", simple is always better :)
window frames are all made up now and fitted, just waiting on getting the nets stitched to fit the frames and ill fit them up too...
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:13 pm

goodies!
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:38 pm

the handbrake brackets and centre console..
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:43 pm

made up a molle style rear door rack too, more pouches to come...
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby topgun94 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:45 pm

I love the pouches rack on the back door.
Just the finishing touches now.
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:49 pm

so she's more or less complete! been regod and running it in all week and so far so good...
had a few hicups with reverse lights blowing ignition fuse and the roof is leaking into the cab somewhere..
other than that i have a loud mechanical noise at high speed when backing off the pedal and decellerating, i suspect its the gearbox
but its going in this wk for a dyno tune so that will allow me to look for the noise while at speed yet stationary as it needs to be 4/5 th gear and around 70+ km/hr

happy with it though, handles well, sluggish to start off but without being tuned yet im not expecting to much..

fitted the boost bleed valve today so its running around 8 pis whereas before it was only making 5..
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby haven » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:10 pm

few more pics of interior and flexing it on the driveway :P
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby dalebroughton » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:50 am

pretty sick dude glad you stuck with it
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Re: haven's MUTROL sas project

Postby topgun94 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:39 am

Hey mate. I recently sassed my mu and by coincidence I have a loud mechanical noise when backing off the loud pedal as well. Did you figure out what it was?
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