Intoducing myself

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RayS
Vehicle: Pajero SWB 3.2 DiD [2008]
Country: South Africa
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Intoducing myself

Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:17 pm

A bit late after being on here for some time - keep meaning to do it but... well eventually.


My name is Ray Shaw

My birthday is in July and past retirement age but still working!

I live in Roodepoort South Africa

My home language is English

I am still an Industrial Designer

I am Married

I do not belong to any other clubs or forums - but visit several other forums occasionally

I have a 2008 SWB 3.2 DiD which was purchased new and now has 286000 trouble free kms on the clock! (I am touching my head!)

The car looks fairly standard from the outside but has:
Bilstein shocks giving a approx 30mm lift (with new longer progressive rear coils)
Stofpad bashplate
Front Runner rack with lots of brackets
Under bonnet built in compressor
Split charging system
Twin batteries
In cabin 220v
Drop-in rear bed storage organiser

Not much else I need except maybe the gearbox bashplate and two more Cooper S/T Maxx tyres!

Too old for another 4 x 4 but having driven only 4 x 4s for the last 30 odd years - the Pajero is THE best all rounder! And (touching my head again) the most reliable - nearly 300K kms and nothing but a couple engine mounts and rear suspension bushes!!

Series 2 Land Rover (yes, that old)
Isuzu Trooper (the very first one)
Toyota Hilux
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80 staitonwagon
Land Rover Discovery 1
Land Rover Discovery 2 facelift

Kgalagadi, Baviaanskloof (towing a Namib all the way through!), Karoo

Actually not quite sure! Maybe everywhere! Over the years we have driven (and towed, and pushed) through Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique - some of these several times. Actually the favourite destination would be to do everything all over again!

Game viewing, birdwatching, photography and nowadays gentle Hiking
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Lock
Vehicle: Pajero 3.2 2002
Country: South Africa
Location: Horison Park, Roodepoort
Posts: 271
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:53 pm

Re: Intoducing myself

Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:10 am

Welcome Ray! I'm also from Roodepoort, so if you see black gen4 with a lot of bush paint (scratches) hoot and wave. What colour is yours?
If you can feel the grass between your toe's, your flying too low!
3.5 GLS F/LIF 1998 Lost to the x wife
3200 Tdi GSL 2001 Written off
3200 Di-D 5Dr A/T 2002 338 000 Sold
3500i A/T 5Dr 2001 Sold
3.2 Di-Dc GLS A/T 2008
RayS
Vehicle: Pajero SWB 3.2 DiD [2008]
Country: South Africa
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Re: Intoducing myself

Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:25 pm

Hi,
Thanx for the welcome!
My SWB is pearl white, has a s/s nudge bar a shortened Frontrunner roof rack with brackets all over. My first Pajero and bought new nearly ten years ago and now running up to 300,000 kms - and as i am past retirement age, hoping for another 300,000!!
Regards, Ray
EbenPajero
Vehicle: 2001 Pajero 3.5 V6
Country: South Africa
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:40 pm

Intoducing myself

Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:33 pm

Hello every-one I am Eben Barnard age 44 and live in Pretoria. I have owned the following Pajero's:

1995 3.0L auto LWB Pajero
1998 3.5L auto LWB Pajero
1998 3.5 GDI LWB Pajero.

Currently I have bought a 2000 3.5L Auto SWB Pajero.

I like doing trips to Mozambique with the family (Wife and 2 daughters). I am also part of the Patrol forum and have a 4.8 manual Patrol which I turbo.

Hope to share info and ideas.
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Mitsu Fan
Vehicle: Pajero Gen 4 2015
Country: South Africa
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:50 pm

Re: Intoducing myself

Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:07 am

Welcome Ray.
Never too late to join.
Sounds like you have had fun in places i still need to get too!
Cheers
Henri
RayS
Vehicle: Pajero SWB 3.2 DiD [2008]
Country: South Africa
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Re: Intoducing myself

Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Mitsu Fan wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:07 am
Welcome Ray.
Never too late to join.
Sounds like you have had fun in places i still need to get too!
Cheers
Henri
Hi Henri,
Thanx for the welcome. the answer is mostly yes -with a few problems here and there! But this has been over the last 30 odd years! A trip to Moremi in the 1980's was very different than today!
Cheers, ray

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