My Evolvement

JAFO

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Been a while since I've been on the 4x4 Earth Forums, and as I'm about too take delivery of a 2007 78 Series Workmate Troopcarrier in the next week or so, I have found myself searching out information on the troopy as you do.

My last post here was about my SsangYong Musso Sports Ute . . . my first near new car, and even though many or the hard core 4wd'ers I knew at the time would turn their nose up at it, it was a great practicable and capable 4wd for me and my family at the time and lasted me for 6 good years till a blown head gasket forced an upgrade to a 2012 D22 Navara.

Now I find after 6 good years of fitting out and relyable service of my Navara and getting to what is a great 4wd Ute, funny enough, due financial practicability, I am hoping to take delivery of a 2007 Toyota Landcruiser 78 Serise Workmate Troopcarrier. Now I've always wanted a troopy, and this bus being an Ex-Mines Ambulance fits the bill to a 'T' for me, given I sub-contract as a 'Event Basic Life Support Medic', having provided Pre Hospital Emergency Care Medic coverage for Offroad Racing and 4wd Challenge events . . . looking forward to taking delivery and having my own bus that meets my needs to a 'T'.

So Now the fun starts, stripping out my Navara of her Ham Radio Gear read for sale, and then the Troopy build getting it ready for work and play.

So looking forward to this next chapter.

Grant
 
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JAFO

New Member
Been a while since I've been on the 4x4 Earth Forums, and as I'm about too take delivery of a 2007 78 Series Workmate Troopcarrier in the next week or so, I have found myself searching out information on the troopy as you do.

My last post here was about my SsangYong Musso Sports Ute . . . my first near new car, and even though many or the hard core 4wd'ers I knew at the time would turn their nose up at it, it was a great practicable and capable 4wd for me and my family at the time and lasted me for 6 good years till a blown head gasket forced an upgrade to a 2012 D22 Navara.

Now I find after 6 good years of fitting out and relyable service of my Navara and getting to what is a great 4wd Ute, funny enough, due financial practicability, I am hoping to take delivery of a 2007 Toyota Landcruiser 78 Serise Workmate Troopcarrier. Now I've always wanted a troopy, and this bus being an Ex-Mines Ambulance fits the bill to a 'T' for me, given I sub-contract as a 'Event Basic Life Support Medic', having provided Pre Hospital Emergency Care Medic coverage for Offroad Racing and 4wd Challenge events . . . looking forward to taking delivery and having my own bus that meets my needs to a 'T'.

So Now the fun starts, stripping out my Navara of her Ham Radio Gear read for sale, and then the Troopy build getting it ready for work and play.

So looking forward to this next chapter.

Grant

Well the Troopy fell through . . . the price you pay for getting involved in a screwed up relationship with a legit nut case . . . they can really screw up your finical's . . . so with Navara sold off . . . I had to spend the next 18 months in a Holden Cruze . . . must say though for a Diesel it had great fuel economy :-(

So 12 months ago I got a 2013 Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis on a Novated Lease, and Ex Electrical Authority Ute, it was already well setup - Winch, Canopy, Shelving, Ladder rack System, 180Lt Water Tank, 12v Water Pump . . . . and the start of 12 months gradually personalising it to My wants . . . . 12 months on . . . still would prefer the Troopy I was hoping for, but My Patrol has ended up being a good little work & play Ute . . . I'm happy with it.
 

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JAFO

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Well near 2 years gone by . . . I do Love the Patrol but my first 12 month were spent working out a few little issues, the biggest issue being 3.5T weight scrubbing 2 sets of tyres in 18months due to tyre being too small for the 3.5T weight . . . . . . the fix . . . a set of GU4 Alloy Rims & Back Bear Tyres to suit.

The Canopy Set-up did changed direction a little with the on set of COVID and lock downs. No Events for Medic's, so not much use for a Rescue Basket permanently housed on the canopies roof, so a little re-arrangement of the canopies roof area . . .
New Wheels & Under Tray Tool Box's
Change in Roof Rack Setup
Some Home Made Rear Steps
A Brass Monkey 65Lt Upright Fridge
A Codan 9350ATU for my Amateur HF Radio
And a 12volt Oven . . . how good are they . . . the best cooking accessory I have ever brought.

With current Diesel cost as they are . . . the next addition might be a Engine Conversion to run on thin air
 

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