|16th September 2009, 01:22||#1|
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This 4x4 at its worst or best modification?
i use to see this 'thing' during my weekly trips to Musafah, Abu Dhabi. but today was a different day for me as i could not control myself and i had to stop and take photos of this 'thing'!
its a Nissan Patrol on that 'thing'!
whenever i use to pass by it, i use to get uncontrolably irritated by this contraption and use to wonder who the hell came up with this idea?
its over done SPOA!!
and guess what? this 'thing' is for sale, any one interested?
i just want to share my irritation with you all through these photos!
|16th September 2009, 03:08||#7|
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Though it's not a SOA (spring over axle) conversion, i really don't understand the point of making this oh-so-top heavy"Thing". What interesting is that it has all and nothing of a few things. Firstly its got 2 chassis. Yeah, you read it right, 2 of 'em. The first is under the body and the second, us cut in half and then joined together in a sort of "V-shaped" cross-member, which in turn joins it to the upper chassis.
It's got a full body lift, whereas at the same time you can say it doesn't even have a body lift. The body is placed high above the lower chassis, whereas just as close to stock to the upper chassis.
The steering box doesn't have an extended and lowered pitman arm. Infact it has an entirely lowered steering box itself,lol. the box is placed in the lower chassis, and the universal joint linkage's is extended for that purpose.
What would be really interesting is the kind of distruction that would happen when the drive-shaft break, which seems like soon enough judging by very stupid angle dive its been placed in, especially the skinny double jointed front one.
The engine too has been placed at too great an angle towards the rear, and i'am sure it might be having some sort of lubrication problems and maybe fuel priming too b'coz of the angle involved.
It looks like its using 2 transfer-cases, both places at equally opposite angles to each other, with one delivering power to the front one and one to the rear.
Phew, thats some contraption..........
|16th September 2009, 07:45||#9|
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I agree with 4x4addict. It looks like a vehicle which used for to monitor something which either is in water ot quite high up (just guessing). There is a platform around the body and ladder at the back to climb up.
Quite a sight anyway!!
|16th September 2009, 09:53||#10|
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I cant see any other reason for him to have done this, or as Tini says is it the hookah mix.
|16th September 2009, 10:01||#11|
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This one can be really useful for our netas. They can use this for their speech platform. If situation heats up, easy to get the hell out of trouble zone.
|16th September 2009, 10:02||#12|
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I had seen something similar in a poirot serial
It was used to cross a deep water point.
In the serial, the vehicle was lifted a good 10 feet!!
It was the access vehicle for a resort located on an island.
Guess it makes sense if the water is not too deep.
Guess someone has made it on similar lines for similar uses.