Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

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cruisn06
Vehicle: 1990 Mitsu Pajero LWB
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Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:41 pm

Well, after sitting and thinking for quite sometime I have decided to keep my Pajero and modify it to be a self sufficient long range tourer. I chose to keep the pajero due to its reliability and ease to fix.


A few goals I have so far are:
-1500km Range between fuel stops
-enough battery power for 48 hours rest stop with out starting wagon
-comfy to drive a/c must be maintained

The work not pictured to date is standard maintenance that would be needed. repack the bearing, brakes. overall good clean.

Mod 1 - 2"/50mm lift - allowing to still be reliable yet give me that little extra clearance.

Well I got my lift installed today, 50mm toughdog kit.

50mm medium duty springs - good for 300kgs of weight in the rear.
41mm foam cell shocks on all corners

It started off great installing springs and shocks in the rear....

then it took a turn for the worst, I get underneath to crank up the torsion bars and find that 1 side is already cranked to the max... but no achieving anylift..

Run to the wreckers and get a spare for 110. auz dollars

start installing new bar.... removing the front bolts caused them to all strip..

Walk to bolt shop in blazing heat with no clouds in the sky..

get 2 dollar bolt and return. finish lift.
45mm front lift so far, will turn it up another 10mm max to level it out a bit
the rear is at 70mm lift right now till it settles. I am very happy with it.

The rear:
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And then I noticed....
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Junk bar.. could be used as a beating stick or extra long paper weight
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All done, with exception of settling and 10mm front raise to go.

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All leveled out:
Fixed the front end lift issue, got it as level as I can safely do with torsion bar fronts. the back should sag about 10mm still.

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For the Inside:

Went online today and found an 80L Waeco fridge for sale for 900.00 so I went for a drive to check it out and ended up taking it home. WOOT WOOT.

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Roof Top Tent
Got my roof top tent today. got it installed on the new roof rack I built. the rack is not finished as we had to be able to live out of the tent in about 6 hours since we are out of a place to live till wednesday.

looks good all installed. will have opened photos tomorrow. after opening it up already I was to aggrivated to take photos.. LOL. there was a lot of guess work.

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a little closer:
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07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor
Theunsb
Vehicle: Pajero 3500 V6 Blister Fender
Location: Overberg Western Cape
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:00 pm

Good looking wagon. :mrgreen: Tyre size:?:
cruisn06
Vehicle: 1990 Mitsu Pajero LWB
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:50 am

Theunsb wrote:Good looking wagon. :mrgreen: Tyre size:?:
31x10.5 right now, thinking of going to a 33x9.5 not sure though

Roof top tent setup:

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There is a lot of room inside. very comfy to sleep in.

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07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor
cruisn06
Vehicle: 1990 Mitsu Pajero LWB
Posts: 107
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:28 am

Well, we had to test the tent out along with awning, so lets go camping!! went to wedge. caught the brunt of a cyclone whilst out there. that was sure intersting. but a great time. everything performed top notch.

next mod to do will be getting a deep cycle battery mounted with dual battery system.

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From this weather-
notice beach width:
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To this less than half an hour later:
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notice how the storm surge almost wiped the whole beach away
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07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor
cruisn06
Vehicle: 1990 Mitsu Pajero LWB
Posts: 107
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:55 pm

Well, I figure the key to easy wiring is mostly plug and play, and keeping all options added seperate of the stock harness for a power source. so I was given this awesome fuse box setup by a good friend here in perth. lots of options for current output, and is plug and play at each end. keeping it as simple as possible.

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Fuses are
4 x 7.5amp
4 x 10amp
4 x 15 amp
4 x 20amp
4 x 25 amp

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07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor
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tonton
Country: RSA
Vehicle: 2007 3.8 GLS LWB (Gen 4)
Location: Bellville, Western Cape
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:02 pm

Lovely post, thanks!

Looking at the beach pics reminds me of "Those were the days" - when we were allowed to drive on beaches in South Africa.

Here it is no longer allowed, as it disturbs the eco-system. Enjoy it out there while it lasts!

Good to see the "campware" worked out well. Now go out and use it!

Regards,

Anton
Pajero 3.8 GLS (A) LWB 2007 (Gen 4)
Pajero 3.5 GLS (M) LWB 2000 (Gen 2.5) SOLD
Pajero 3.5 GLS (A) LWB 1995 (Gen 2) SOLD
cruisn06
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:11 am

Detailed yesterday, still have to finish the interior. its been a long time since it was waxed I figure. made one hell of a difference.

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After:
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After:
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Full body shot:
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07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor
cruisn06
Vehicle: 1990 Mitsu Pajero LWB
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:16 am

Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:19 pm

Slowly making progress towards the diesel sitting between the fenders

A little more progress in the engine.

Got the parts cleaned at work in the robowash. did a great job.

The underside of the head is still a mess. but when I get it planed that will all be gone.

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07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor
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tonton
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Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:08 pm

Eish! That first cillinder seems to be a mess!? What was the cause?

Anton
Pajero 3.8 GLS (A) LWB 2007 (Gen 4)
Pajero 3.5 GLS (M) LWB 2000 (Gen 2.5) SOLD
Pajero 3.5 GLS (A) LWB 1995 (Gen 2) SOLD
cruisn06
Vehicle: 1990 Mitsu Pajero LWB
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:16 am

Re: Pajero Mk1 Tourer build-up

Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:10 pm

actually it is #4, it had a headgasket blow, hence how I picked it up for 500 bucks.

head is not cracked or warped, just needs a clean, will get ne valve guides since I am in there at the time.
07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The bush basher
90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - the project
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - The rolling resto
89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor

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