These cars will come several enhancements such as red seats, chrome detailing and a black matte exterior paint scheme. The alternative model codes of GR and GQ were applied to left- and right-hand drive models, respectively. The Jonga was also briefly sold to civilian customers with a 4.0-litre Hino diesel engine in 1996, but the demand was low, mostly due to uncompetitive price, as well as its unappealing looks. Generally the body and body hardware stands up well, although window regulators are known to wear out. The largest advantage of this approach is the fact that the owner has complete control over what their car is capable of, because every element of the car is custom crafted. There were a variety of trim levels on offer, starting with the base-spec DX, which had vinyl trim, manually operated windows and mirrors, manual free-wheeling hubs and optional air conditioning.
From 1989 to 1994, Ford Australia sold a rebadged version of the GQ Patrol called the Ford Maverick, in both long- and short-wheelbase models. The LWB variation has furthermore been available inside utility plus cab chassis variants alongside the wagon. And surprisingly, the five-link, coil-spring suspension arrangement added less than $1500 to the price of the cab-chassis Patrol, proving popular with recreational four-wheel drivers who didn’t need a wagon. Там гораздо больше написано, правда только на англ. языке. Having said that, the TD42Ti could get quite hot when driven in soft sand, but fitting a bigger aftermarket radiator was an easy fix.
High range two-wheel drive was available for highway touring, with the choice of high and low range four-wheel drive once you left the blacktop behind. Bigger CVs, more syncros inside the manual gearboxes. Early examples of the 60 had a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case; a four-speed manual was eventually introduced. In 2012, Nissan celebrated the 50th anniversary of what it claimed to be the first vehicular crossing of the Simpson Desert. This was a result of the Button car plan devised by the Government of Australia. Большинство моделей имело задний дифференциал повышенного трения, кроме того некоторые варианты имели ручную блокировку заднего дифференциала. The vehicle used in that 1962 crossing was a G60 Patrol, and it was piloted by famous geologist and founder of South Australia’s Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Reg Sprigg.