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Thread: 90 Mitsubishi Pajero - Long range touring ute

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    Suuuuubscribed. Looking to build the Rubicon into a bit of an expedition/camping vehicle as well. I'm sure there will be some good ideas in here!

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    If you hit up my other thread, before I chopped it, there is a heap of storage ideas, and a decent camp setup, as it was a wagon. But a little more room than a jeep.

    This round is mainly about weight saving for desert crossing. It was light before, but if I can drop more it will help the engine, drive train, fuel economy, basically everything. Which is win win for my situation.

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    07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty VRX - Bush basher
    90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - The project
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Pavement Princess
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor

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    Well, I have begun to make some progress. its a little slow. but it will get there. a lot of thinking in between jobs on how to make it look as factory as possible.

    Started by tacking welding the rear panel in place, along with the 3mm flat bar that holds it all in place The bottom corner will be filled with plate when I get some.






    I cut a section out of the old rear end and tacked it into place to set the corner. I am really trying to follow the factory lines. will require a bit of extra work, as the angle goes up to steep







    Following the lines:


    I figure I am going to start at the roof instead of the floor, the angles will be much easier to deal with. straight edge for the back of the cab:
    07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty VRX - Bush basher
    90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - The project
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Pavement Princess
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor

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    So, I have had this thing sitting in my shed for ages now... I even bought a shorty pajero to tide me over for weekend get aways, but its time. no more dicking around. I went head first into that garage and bam, 15 hours later. this: still a ways out, but progress is being made. single again so the free time thing right.. haha

    basically have the top outer shell completed, I am sourcing another set of front doors for the skins to wrap around for lower corners. trying to make it look as factory as possible like I said before so there are a few hold ups as I am no panel beater.







    With the roof corners, the mitsu is about 12mm wider at the middle and about 5mm lower roofline wise to get the gutters to match up.








    open back:


    Closed up:




    07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty VRX - Bush basher
    90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - The project
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Pavement Princess
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor

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    Awesome! Favourite thread on 780 by far. Keep up the work.
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    Nice man! Can't wait to see the finished product. Great work so far

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    Not any real progress, but moved her outside today to see how she looks overall with the 33's as in the shed I cant have a decent view as its a tight work area.



    07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty VRX - Bush basher
    90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - The project
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Pavement Princess
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor

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    Well pulled my finger out and put my head down and nailed out a corner of the ute today. its been.. ughh.. fun.. ya, fun. but at least halfway done the corners now. still following body lines which is what kills it. im liking how its turning out though.

    Started with getting the corner rounded properly. old pieces still in for a guide.


    and completed:










    Further back view:
    07 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty VRX - Bush basher
    90 Mitsubishi Pajero Ute - The project
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Shorty - Pavement Princess
    89 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed - The donor

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    Is it an auto?

    I have a 1992 Jtop that ate the valves, almost done a 1uzfe swap but mine is a 5speed so the bell had to be modded and had to get a custom clutch and flywheel for it. But the Auto trans of the ls/sc is the same as the auto in the Pajero with just a different inputshaft and bell. Easy swap though. Sits lower than the stock v6 and mega power upgrade and better mpg.

    Plus v8. Vroom

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