Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB, Modified.


The Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB (Short Wheel Base) is another first for Modified.

This one being a 1989 model and is in very good condition not to mention setup up well for play and touring considering the size of the vehicle.

I saw this nice rig at the Lancelin Muster and managed to get hold of the owner Nido.

Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB.

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Nido has made the most of the tight space in the rear and tells us the importance of having draws and a roof rack. It’s a well-balanced setup running big tyres for the rough stuff even with all the weight on the roof.

The Ford Maverick is basically a Nissan GQ Patrol rebadged by Ford, it’s the same vehicle the same engine all replacement parts are all Nissan factory stock.



Vehicles specs (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model: Ford Maverick SWB 1989

Engine:   TD42 Turbo Diesel

Drive train:   Manual Transmission with manual locking hub

Suspension: Coil all round with live axles


Nido’s mod list for his Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB:

Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track.

Engine:

-TD42 Turbo Diesel

-DTS Turbo

-DTS Intercooler

-4 inch custom stainless snorkel into 4 inch air box


Electric upgrades:  

-Dual batter system


Lights: 

-9 inch LED spotlights

-LED reverse/work lights

-50 inch single row light bar

Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track.


Comms & GPS: 

-GME 4500 80 Channel UHF

-GME 6.6db aerial


Suspension and tyres:

-2 inch Dobinson’s HD springs

-Fox remote reservoir shocks

-All heavy duty arms underneath

-35x12.5R15 Mickey Thompson MTZ on 15 inch black alloy wheels


Bar work and exterior mods: 

.ARB Deluxe Winch bar

-Scrub bars into Xrox sliders

-Custom rear bar with swing away spare wheel carrier

-Steel flat roof rack


Back of the wagon/ute: 

-Outback Accessories drawers

-40L Engle fridge

-Cargo barrier

-Fold down barn door table


Recovery gear: 

-Winch

-Front and rear recovery points

-Maxtrax

-Hi-lift jack



Nido’s top 3 trips in the Ford Maverick SWB:

  Cheyne's Beach

Steep Point

Harvey Dam


Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.
Ford Maverick 4x4 SWB on a bush track in Western Australia.

Unstoppable moment in the Ford Maverick 4x4:

-Climbing Harvey Dam hills in winter

 

Most scary situation in the Ford Maverick SWB:

-Powerlines track, almost slid in a big ditch that would have rolled shorty onto its side

 

Nido's modification tips:

-give things a crack don’t pay someone else do it all



Things to lookout for with this model Ford 4x4:

-Rust (roof, under battery tray, floor pans)

 

Top 3 tips with the Ford Maverick SWB:

1.      -Bigger tyres

2.      -Turbo

3.      -bar work protection


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