Dualcab Patrol!!???

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:01
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Hi There,

Question......
Do Nissan make a dual cab?, with a reasonable 6-7ft rear bed?, OR is it time to do a 6wheel coversion and add the extra lenght/carry capcity?
How easy is this type of conversion? pricey?
Cheers for any thoughts guy's, think it may be a better bet than a 130 landy!
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Reply By: tour boy - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:03

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:03
No they are all conversions I think for about $65k. Try motor traders in QLD they sell a few of these modified vehicles.
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Follow Up By: tomic - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:29

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:29
Thanks for the info tour boy, did not realise it would be Sooo expencive!
Wife and 2 young boys to support also!! This is a major fund cutter!
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Reply By: Simon - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:40

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:40
Navara is dual cab.

If you want a 6/7ft rear bed get an F Truck.

Not sure about the others but a Mitsubishi Triton dual cab
has a tub only about 6 inches shorter than a XF Falcon. (5' triton, 5'6" falcon?)
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Follow Up By: Brian - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:51

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:51
Landrover 130 would come close!

Brian
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Follow Up By: tomic - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:27

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:27
Yes Simon I would love an F truck but initial cost and running costs very prohibative!
Cheers mate!
A 1995/6 landy 130 only around $17-18,000 for a turbo diesel! sounding like a good bet, even with a few niggles!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 17:51

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 17:51
Nope Nissan never made them in a Patrol.

Sandy Bowman at Aust 4wd Specialists in Melb is the one to talk to. He has one.
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Follow Up By: tomic - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:31

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:31
Cheers Truckster, hopefully they will do something like the 130 landy in the near future!
Till then its either the landy or Navara dual cab!
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Reply By: Glenno - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 21:16

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 21:16
Check out this months 4wd monthly, it has an article on Sandy Bowmans outift and some of the conversions he does.

Takes a lot of nerves to take a big mutha angle grinder to the back of a 100 series! I cringe when i see a snorkel hole being cut, let along the back end off a new truck!

Cheers,
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Reply By: Eric - Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 21:58

Thursday, Jul 17, 2003 at 21:58
Tomic.
Fraser coast conversions do a dual cab. the only drawback is the rear axle rating, nissan say 2000kg max, that means 700kg load capacity in a standard wagon, if you ad the wieght of a tray and extra chassis minus the wieght of the body removed the carring capacity of the dual cab conversion would be about 300kg, if you then put a decent water tank and a large tool box under the tray then you will be overloaded when you drop you camping gear in the back, that is possibly why nissan dont do one. The possible upgrading of the axle to the one used in the leaf sprung ute may be the answer, if you wanted the tray just to sleep in then the standard axle would be ok, I am very close to ordering one but cannot decide on which motor to use. Eric.
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Follow Up By: tomic - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:24

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 11:24
Hmmmmmm!! sound like a MAJOR headache!!
Good point, thanks, the landy is sounding better now! carry around 1.5-2tonne! I would guess.
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 11:23

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 11:23
Check out the photos Truckster set the link for . You will probanbly get some cheap body sections there. Ray
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 16:59

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 16:59
Gerry and Mark at Trinity Smash Repairs in Cairns have done hundreds of conversions now on a variety of makes and models. Thier workmanship is first class and thier conversions have featured in many National 4wd magazines
http://www.rwvconversions.com. Cheers RobCairns Offroad Training & Tours
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