TONI (TOyota/NIssan)

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 06:42
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Some members will remember my 1HDFTE Conversion of my ex 3Ltr Patrol.
TONI was sold about a year ago to a mechanic in Central coast NSW. He has done a bit of restoration work to it & TONI lives again.

I am pleased the vehicle has gone to someone who appreciates the work we did all those years ago.

I NEVER regretted the work & money we invested in the conversion back then & am thrilled the new owner has restored it to its glory days.

I still today, get questions from all over the world about that conversion. It’s a well known vehicle it seems. TONI has a new lease on life.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 15:09

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 15:09
Hi Colin,
Good to hear, a best of both worlds vehicle, the toughness of the Patrol and the reliability and power of the relatively modern 100 series engine. A great combination. Regards, Michael
Patrol 4.2TDi 2003

Retired 2016 and now Out and About!

There's time to rest when you're dead,
Get out and do something instead!

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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 20:54

Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 20:54
Remember meeting you at Airley. You certainly put a cat amoungst the pigeons....take care Colin
b4 you bag me out, walk a mile in my shoes, then your a mile away and have my shoes :)

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Reply By: axle - Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 at 08:36

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 at 08:36
G/Day Colin

I remember that build , it was a real testament to all involved, especially the electrician.

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Razor2000 - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 11:37

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 11:37
Your thread and write up on the patrol forum was one of the deciding factors when I decided to put one in my patrol. I also met one of the mechanics that worked on your conversion when I was at Lorella a few years back which was interesting and have chatted to the new owner a few times online as he was getting it back to its prime.
Got over 50,000k on mine now all over aus since the conversion and can’t beat it as a tourer really
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Follow Up By: Colin P9 - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 11:53

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 11:53
Razor2000
I never regretted the time & money spent on TONI.
I FIRMLY believe the Patrol is the genuinely better built vehicle, combined with the 4.2 Toyota, one of the best Diesel engines ever made= bullet proof total vehicle.
Cheers. Colin.
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Follow Up By: Razor2000 - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 12:30

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 12:30
I don’t rate the Nissan 4.2 especially if you’re going for a bit more power. I’ve got 300hp and 840Nm on 285s on mine and trouble free engine wise for 50,000k, you just won’t get that out the Nissan motor with any kind of consistency
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