Brunswick V8 Nissan Patrol Diesel, Modified.

Welcome to episode 55 of Modified featuring yet another V8 Nissan Patrol but this time it’s a Brunswick Diesel 6.5l V8 GQ Patrol.

The owner Danny was part of our east coast adventure and took us to a few places around Coffs Harbour, one of those places being the morbid track. A track straight up a mountain on some really gnarly terrain. This is where we saw the true capability of the GQ Patrol making the track look like a walk in the park (an awesome gnarly walk I might add).

This twin locked machine is one of the most capable vehicle and by far not over the top. It has what it needs and that’s it.

Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.

Click Any Photo To Enlarge Or Open Photo Album.



Danny has built a legal tough truck that idles up pretty much anything without much trouble, of course picking the right lines is necessary so it’s a good rig driven by a good driver…


Vehicles specs (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model: Nissan GQ patrol

Engine:        6.5 Chevy turbo diesel from Brunswick diesel in WA

Drive train:   5 speed

Suspension: 4 inch lift with Dobinson’s springs in front and kings springs in rear. modified long arm rear , tough dog 9 stage adjustable shocks , superior engineering drag link and tie rod arms and a custom long arm front set up with full custom gearbox cross member.


Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.
Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.Modified.

Danny’s mod list for his Brunswick V8 Nissan Patrol GQ Diesel Wagon:

Engine:  

·         6.5l Chevy turbo diesel

.

Electric upgrades:  

·         2 batteries in back with redarc dc charger with solar input

·         built in compressor

.

Lights: 

·         20" 120 watt light bar on bulbar

·         32" 200 watt light bar on roof rack

·         6" 80watt floodlights angled on bull bar

·         eagle eye 10 watt rock lights in all guards

·         2 x 6" rear facing flood lights on roof rack



Comms & GPS: 

·         GME TX 40 channel full din unit in dash

·         VMS navigator

·         explore OZ on laptop

.

 

Suspension and tyres:

·         4 inch lift with Dobinson’s springs in front

·         kings springs in rear

·         modified long arm rear

·         tough dog 9 stage adjustable shocks

·         superior engineering drag link and tie rod arms

·         custom long arm front

·         Tyres are Dick Cepeck 305/70R16 extreme country

·         Dynamic 16 x 8 rims neg22 off set


Bar work and exterior mods: 

·         upgraded to twin locked GU diffs

·         TJM bull bar customised to suit body lift & High mount winch

·         Warn High mount winch with Dyneema rope 40m x 14mm

·         Custom made rear bar with swing away

·         Quarter chop on rear quarters.

·         Full custom Rhino roof rack

·         ARB awning on drivers side

·         Foxing wrap around awning on passenger side

.

 

Back of the wagon: 

·         full custom drawer set up

·         built in twin batteries

·         sub-woofer

·         full standalone electrical system Inc. solar input and rearc dc charger

·         built in compressor

·         fridge slide (custom made)

·         National Luna 55l fridge

 

Brunswick V8 Diesel Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon.

Recovery gear: 

·         full ARB kit with extras


Dans top 3 trips in the V8 NISSAN Patrol Wagon:

       .Fraser island towing a camper all the way to Waddy Point in 2015

       .Pebbly Beach Coffs Coast towing our new Summit caravan

       .Watagans State forest in 2017 boys weekend away extreme 4wdriving

       and off course 2018 with Ronny and the boys on the Coffs Coast

 


Unstoppable moment in the Nissan GQ Patrol Wagon:

driving wave rock in the wet in the Watagans

Driving through an unexpected bog hole on way to Pebbly Beach towing 2.5 tonne of Summit caravan

 

Most scary situation in the V8 Nissan Patrol GQ:

Never really had one


Dan's modification tips:

do your research, keep it simple and make sure you get it all engineered.


 

Things to lookout for with this model GQ:

They do have a tendency to have rust in the rear of the roof on the earlier models and you will need to definitely reinforce the rear top coil spring mounts if you intend on carrying any sort of load. Also drivers door hinges fail. Don’t muck around just replace them with genuine new ones not cheap aftermarket ones

.

 

Top 3 tips with the GQ Patrol:

1.       Regular servicing.

2.       Don’t go for big lifts you don’t need it.

3.       Definitely the 4.2 TD diesel motors are the way to go with a turbo of course.


The Modified Video.



Thanks to the following people for helping with my:

 

Hi Tech drivelines/leonards mufflers

Coffs Harbour Automotive Mick and Cindy

Superior engineering


Leave V8 Nissan Patrol And Go 4 Wheeling In Western Australia.

Go To 4x4 Trucks.


Top of page


Google+ follow button.

SS Auto Repairs.

Van Life Youtube Channels

Can't find what you are looking for?

Use our Site Search.


Our Sponsors.

Club 4X4 Logo.
Ontrackfabrication Logo
Predator Campers Logo.
All Four x 4 logo.
JeepKraft Logo.

Get YOUR advertising

site-wide.

Over 150,000 page views

per Month.

Click for more info...



Follow us on Instagram.

@ronny_dahl
@brian.e.dahl