Water Bladder in Gu III Patrol

Submitted: Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 07:36
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Hi Folks,
Has anyone successfully installed a water bladder in a GU III Patrol? I am trying to utilise the space forward of the cargo barrier and behind the second row seats. Thanks.
Jon W
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Reply By: brian - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 07:51

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 07:51
i have fitted one in my 2002 patrol in rear quarter panel lhs behind the cargo barrier works a treat only thing it took a long time and many flushes to remove the plastic taste from the water,just fine now.
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Follow Up By: JW - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:04

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:04
Thanks Brian. What capacity is it?
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor M (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:22

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:22
Just a trap for young players that the retailers don't tell you.....these rear quarter panel bladders cannot be fitted to a Ti because the space has been utilised for the rear air conditioning unit.

I only found out when I pulled all the bloody trim off, breaking lots of the plastic buttons in the process ....... not happy Jan!

Trevor
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:29

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:29
speaking of those bloody pastic pins etc. is there a place anyone can get them? over time with heat etc they obviously go brittle and some have snapped in my efforts to remove panels/trim. Do nissan supply spares or can one get them cheaper from another supplier without Nissan's hefty profit margin?
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor M (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:02

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:02
crash repairers are likely to have them I imagine
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Reply By: Mike DiD - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:06

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:06
I've seen quite a selection at AutoOne and Repco

Mike
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:25

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:25
You will find a good selection of sizes and colours for those plastic thingos at Repco but some of the specialised ones - like around the rear door trim are only available from Nissan dealers.

I have one of those 85l bladders that fits behind the front seats. Very useful on long trips.

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Follow Up By: JW - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:28

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:28
Peter,
Is that the one that sits in the footwells for the second row of seats?
Not practical for me as for a significant portion of our trip we will have four adults aboard.
Many thanks.
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:31

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:31
Jon

That's right. OK to store soft an not too heavy items on top but no use if you ened the back seat for passengers. Only two of us.

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Reply By: brian - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 13:07

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 13:07
Capacity approx 20-25 litres very useful.much more convenient than a 20 litre container and takes no space
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Follow Up By: JW - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:31

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 16:31
Thanks Brian. Did you fit it yourself? If so, other than breaking the plastic pins, how difficult was it? Can both quarter panels accommodate one?
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Reply By: brian - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:45

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:45
Hello jw yes i fitted it myself it is designed to bolt to existing threaded holes you will find when you remove the panel,but you have to cut the panel to fit inlet approx 2 inch dia hole i ran the outlet to the small removeable inspection panel near rear door bolts supplied with kit....i think mine was made by floatpak in melb purchased through arb outlet.floatpac have website and can custom make if you want hope btw i dont believe they chafe because there is almost no movement after installation
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Reply By: brian - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:47

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:47
jw dont think you can fit in drivers side ,
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Follow Up By: JW - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:13

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:13
Many thanks Brian.
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JW
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