The first Patrol

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 22:40
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The first Patrol....It was a Datto 1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:13

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:13
Willem, You are not like our son, are you? He is 19 and cherishes the old Dattos, is doing a 1977 Datto up at the moment. By the time he finishes spending money on it, I am sure it will be worth more than a new one. He would love to get his hands on one like this.Looking forward to the cruise and snooze years.........Retirement
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:32

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:32
Hey guys,
Was wondering if you would share that crossing with me. I'd love to know where it was. Looking at it here, I just feel like jumping in.

Regards Angelo I love it when you talk DIRTY !
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:43

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:43
In our back yard, at the moment................it has been pouring flood rains all afternoon. Helicopter breakfast drops coming up I feel, for tomorrow. No seriously, it was up at the Cape, Cannibal Creek.Looking forward to the cruise and snooze years.........Retirement
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:58

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:58
Hello Jen,

Nice to see you posting again.

I got the pic off a website www.ebroadcast.com.au/ecars/Nissan/Patrol/1958.html

When I buy my "new" truck I will set about restoring my G60. Have not restored a vehicle before...only wrecked 'em. It is good that your son is doing up an old vehicle. Keeps him busy and gives him an appreciation of how to go about things. I bet he will be very good with his hands and his mind and will accumulate the commonsense I carry on about on this forum:-)

Cheers,

Willem

1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:15

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:15
Yes Willem, I have been hiding, and yet pop out once in a while and have a peek. I will show Aaron this website he maybe very interested, as he has liked mechanics since childhood, now he is aiming to join the police force. He reckons if you can't beat 'em , join 'em. Looking forward to the cruise and snooze years.........Retirement
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:16

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:16
Willie, love the aerodynamic lines, bet it was a real chick puller. Could it pull the heads off of emu's and ducks, as it might clean this site up a bit. It would send your mates green with envy. Dare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:15

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:15
I wouldn't mind pulling the heads off those spoggies at the moment as they are eating my grapes !!!!

Willem1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:21

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:21
G'day Willem

I think your new pic may have superceded the dune pic. I could not see the dune pic - only the '58 datto. What was the model called?

Did Reg Sprigg drive a simialr vehicle over the Simpson & Tanami with his family, or was it a 'Yota?
Have you read Griselda Sprigg's book? Can highly recommend it.

Will raise the issue of the Beltana plaque & J. Mc Douall Stuart NOT utilising camels shortly, at committee level, but I do not expect any action for Noel. There are many discrepancies & errors re Stuart all over Aus. One of the most notable is on Stuart's statue in the Mall in Darwin, on that patch of lawn. Do you know where I mean?

Kind regards

I have fond memories of driving a G60, with crash on 1st gear, for 3 years. Wasn't an issue, actually, at the time. Rick ( S.A.) - ' All things considered there are only two kinds of men in the world - those who stay at home and those who do not '
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:11

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:11
G'day Rick,

I can send you the dune pic if you would like to see it.

According to Truckster this vehicle was a F60. It had the same motor size in as mine 3956cc but was a side valve engine.

Reg Sprigg drove Landrovers as far as I know.. Have read the book yet but will when I get the chance.

Yep I know where JMcDS stands in Darwin,arm outstretched, pointing south, I think. What was the discrepancy there?

My G60 has a 5speed box albeit a tad noisy. Doesn't make much difference to the fuel consumption though:-)

Regards,

Willem1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:39

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:39
Rick
I can't say it with any great authority but some where in my cranial archives I recall that Spriggs were in a Tojo.
Regards

John
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:23

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:23
The mighty F60.. what a Gigger... Looks nothing like a jeep, or the South African 40 series
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:14

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:14
Truckster, I do not recall seeing the South African 40 series on the roads there. The only 4x4's I remember from my youth were Landrovers. Four Wheel Drives only started making inroads in to South Africa in the 1980's. Would you have a pic of a 40 series?

Cheers,

Willem1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 11:38

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 11:38
I'll dig one up later tonight, gotta go get Cammo from first day of Pre-School..

From what I remember they were mainly Troopy style things.. There could have been a thread on Overlander while back, theres 3 in Aussie...
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