G60 Patrol on market

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 18:23
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I spotted this on a Facebook 4x4 buy and sell forum. Don't know anything about it apart from the photos and the fact it is in Doodlakine WA.
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Reply By: Paul E6 - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 22:25

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 22:25
Knew a bloke who had one once. Strong big six motor, but bit of a rust bucket.
That one don't look too bad from the photos. Couldn't imagine driving one though, a three speed box!
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 23:37

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 23:37
I know of a few still running around the wheatbelt, but they are definitely collectors items today.
They were built like a truck, and a few even had Perkins 6-354 truck engines slotted into them.

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 05:32

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 05:32
Can't be real and has to be photo shopped. Where all that white paint is it should be rustic red as you could watch them rusting overnight.

They were good work horses in hard country with strong running gear but don't take them near any soft stuff. They also loved being fed copious amounts of petrol.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:32

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:32
9900Eagle - you're spot on, with the petrol thirst - but as regards rust, Doodlakine is a typical dry Central Wheatbelt area, with probably less salt than Southern Wheatbelt areas, so it's highly likely the rust is very minimal.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:47

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:47
Ha ha, looks like it's been in the shed for a while! Might be some other "good stuff" in that shed too.

Remember those old FJ45's, never had much to do with the G60's, 10mpg on a good day, 5mpg if you were working them a bit hard. Still, Super was under 20c/L back then.

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:34

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:34
Bob that old Tojo 3 speed matched to the long stroke petrol was a gem.
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:24

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:24
I remember reading something 20+ years back that the triple windscreen wiper versions were for military service and were galv bodies and chassis? Something like that.
The hidden handbrake posing as a gear lever caught a few out.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:34

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:34
Don't ever remember seeing any galvanising on any G60 I ever got close to - and a number of my farmer clients had them in the 1970's.

I was quite surprised to find my '77 4WD F100 had a fully galvanised floor pan, when I stripped it right down and restored it, in the early 1980's.
It was really thick metal, too - none of this tissue paper we get today.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:37

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:37
Me neither Ron. I remember on a quiet night you could hear my uncle's one rusting - or was that the old alfa romeo joke haha.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:52

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:52
In the early 80's I bought a (I think) a 1976 model Nissan g60 lwb h/top. I did approx. 50k on trips around aus without problems. The good side was it was rugged, relatively powerful and had quite good clearance after I put bigger tyres on it. The downside was the fuel consumption, engine noise, heat from engine bay and the poor gearing of the 3 spd box with no syncro on 1st which you did need to grab in rough country.

There were some good options for a 4spd all syncro transplant but after about 5 years I bought a Pajero which was like a Rolls Royce by comparison.
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Reply By: ian.g - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 13:28

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 13:28
Had one on a property I worked on at Walgett in NSW also had a mid wheelbase Toyota Three on the tree vacuum 4WD control both 1963 models I think, the Nissan was twice the vehicle that the Tojo was, turned me off Toyotas for life, the Nissan was rough but then again so was the Toyota. The Nissan never gave problems and was very reliable whereas the Toyota was a heap of junk. Both of these vehicles were driven very hard by all and sundry that worked there. Both of the carcases of these vehicles were still on that property about 18 months ago.
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 13:34

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 13:34
Forgot to add the rust problem probably came from being shipped out from Japan as deck cargo, no wax covering in those days and some sat in holding yards for some time before ever being sold, and when they were, went straight to work, never having been washed. The early Toyotas were just as bad but seemed to suffer electrical problems from salt corrosion.
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 14:58

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 14:58
For those who want to relive the joys of unpadded dashboards, 90kmh being a bearable top speed, brakes that take 100M to pull you up from 60kmh, noise levels enough to warrant earmuffs, fuel thirst like a Yank Tank, and a ride like a dray - then there's 6 x G60's for sale in W.A. on Gumtree! - including one totally original - with just 53,000 miles (yes, miles), and even complete with original, undamaged seats!

I think I can understand why it's got so few miles on it! - the owner could probably only stand driving it for a few miles at a time, before he needed a week off, to recover! LOL

Cheers, Ron.
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