Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

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Khan
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Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Wed May 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Hello everyone

I started this thread as i would like to do something that may be too ambitious or impossible.

I have tried to sell my gen 3 pajero with no success so i decided to keep it and as a project convert it into a gen 4 :)

It seems that both are about the same dimensions and just slightly improved chassis.

I would like to change the whole front to gen 4 and use the back from a 2 door gen 4 with the slightly updated rear tail-lights and the updated bootlid/tailgate. And the interior as the dashboard, center council and door panels are updated.

I am aware of some fitting at the front that will need to be changed including the bar supporting the headlights and radiator components.

I will try gather all these peaces from cars that have been into accidents in order to save costs and will paint it all at once when it is done.

I would like your comments and suggestions on this or even to tell me i am just dreaming :D .

Let me know what you guys think!
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KurtG
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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Wed May 22, 2019 7:26 pm

I have to ask......

Why?


Rather spend the time and money making it an awesome off-roader or overlander.

Personally, I don’t see the appeal of changing an already good looking car cosmetically, rather kit it out
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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Wed May 22, 2019 9:16 pm

I agree with Kurt.

In some ways I miss my Gen 3 and think some of the build quality was better than my Gen 4.

I wouldn’t.


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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Fri May 24, 2019 9:36 pm

The cost would outweigh selling your gen3 and buying a gen4.

It would be an immense project but the payoff will be small.

Sell then gen3 and buy a gen4.

Or just keep your gen3 and keep it running.

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Khan
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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Fri May 31, 2019 9:41 am

Hi guys

Thank you for your replies! i really appreciate it :)

My reason for the project was, as i bought this car for R 150 000 with 90 000km if i had to do this conversion i believe i would spend about 50k as i would do the labour myself. The gen4's with a similar mileage are R 370 000 + in price which makes the conversion worth it in terms of money.

The benefits that i am looking at on the gen 4 is the more modern looks on the outside and inside as it is my favourite looking generation. However i will follow the advice of turning the car as is in a capable overlander first and reconsider this possibility again later on if i still lean towards it.

Thank you guys once again i am really glad this forum exists for conversations such as this one.
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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Fri May 31, 2019 12:42 pm

Hi. It may cost R370,000 in the showroom but try sell it, the price will be more like R270k
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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:54 pm

How comes the discrepancy in price is that much? What's going on there?
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Re: Pajero Gen 3 to Gen 4 conversion

Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:52 am

Finchum wrote:How comes the discrepancy in price is that much? What's going on there?
Capitalism at work

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