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4WD Nissan Patrol G60.

Nissan Patrol G60
Nissan Patrol SWB

The Nissan Patrol G60 was produced in short (left), medium and long wheel-base versions. It had a 3-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case with part-time four wheel drive.

The motor was a 6-cylinder unit of approximately 4 litres capacity; many have now been converted to large capacity V8's.

Nissan Patrol 4WD
1978 Nissan Patrol MWB

Styling was of the "straight up and down school" but the proportions worked out quite nicely.

The shackle pins on the leaf springs were of the kind that require greasing. The shackle plates were at the front of the front springs.

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A fully functional and slightly modified G60 patrol circa 1968 which has an original 37,500 miles on the clock from new and as far as I know has never had major mechanical work done. I am the second owner and currently drive the vehicle enthusiastically to work every day; here it is at the "Cherry Venture" Noosa Heads Queensland, Australia
- Ian Jacobi, Gympie [12/1998]

The Nissan Patrol had a reputation for simplicity and general toughness. It was lacking a real crawler low-first gear ratio on account of the 3-speed gearbox but the engine was a good slugger. Rust is the main enemy and you do not often see one as tidy as the Nissan Patrol MWB above.

Adrian Hoyland sends the following specifications:
  • pickup, 3-seats, 2-doors
  • wheelbase: 2.8m (9'2", 110"); load: 1000kg (2205lb)
  • engine: P type 3956cc (241.4cu in), inline overhead valve 6 cylinder, features bathtub shaped combustion chambers and fully balanced 7 bearing crank- shaft.
  • bore: 85.7mm(3.374in), stroke: 114.3mm(4.500in)
  • Transmission type-F3B83L, 3m, 2-speed transfer case, part-time 4WD
  • suspension: live-leaf/live-leaf; brakes: drum/drum
  • tyres: 7.50x16; fuel tank-64L

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