Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Wed May 03, 2017 4:26 pm

Excuse my drawing. Trying to get some ideas for the canopy. Not sure if I'll hinge it like my old fastback canopy and have the whole hatch open on gas struts, or have gullwing type doors on either side. Either way the canopy will follow the shape of the roofline and be lower at the rear than the front.
Spare wheel and recovery gear will be housed under the tray.Click to view larger picture

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Jacobie on Fri May 05, 2017 8:19 am

That design is quite different, I actually like the look. Will look sweet when it's done.
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby 4wd26 on Fri May 05, 2017 11:48 am

its a shame the intake for the older style V8 air intake manifold is plumbed to the side making it harder to get the dual snorkel effect going.

The later ls1 engines have the manifold central making it easier to split into 2 airboxes/ 2 snorkles

I like the shape of the canopy to match into the shape of the cabin, but the vehicle is already looking high so unless you can get the tray to sit a bit lower it will show a LOT of space at the back and may not look right?

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just a worry, but your at the design stage so you can work on the design ;)
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Fri May 05, 2017 11:59 am

4wd26 wrote:its a shame the intake for the older style V8 air intake manifold is plumbed to the side making it harder to get the dual snorkel effect going.

The later ls1 engines have the manifold central making it easier to split into 2 airboxes/ 2 snorkles

I like the shape of the canopy to match into the shape of the cabin, but the vehicle is already looking high so unless you can get the tray to sit a bit lower it will show a LOT of space at the back and may not look right?

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just a worry, but your at the design stage so you can work on the design ;)

Gday mate, I agree a central throttle body would be ideal. As it stands I'm goung to place a 3 inch pipe parrallel to the inside of the radiator support panal. It will directly link into each snorkel. I'll have a T from it up to the bottom of the air box. Hopefully should come up neat.



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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Fri May 05, 2017 4:33 pm

Out of the workshop and back at home. Now for a tidy up and start putting everthing back together. Click to view larger picture

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby snakesoup on Fri May 05, 2017 4:50 pm

don't forget a nice tidy spot to put the step ladder!!!! Jesus that's high!!
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Fri May 05, 2017 5:13 pm

snakesoup wrote:don't forget a nice tidy spot to put the step ladder!!!! Jesus that's high!!

I can always drop the suspension. It has an EFS 5 inch lift with the weight of a Patrol on it. She sits a little higher due to the Tritons body wieght.

If stability becomes an issue I can wack GU diffs under it with neg44 rims and make it really wide. As is stands the wheel track suit the Triton's body well.

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby snakesoup on Fri May 05, 2017 6:37 pm

got any plans for the front bar /gap ?
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby dieselweasel on Fri May 05, 2017 6:57 pm

Your Triton would just run mine over like a little bump in the road
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Fri May 05, 2017 7:19 pm

snakesoup wrote:got any plans for the front bar /gap ?

Yes mate, I'll plate the wings like an Xrox and follow the tubing up over the wheel arch like I did with my original Xrox bar. I'll use a similar theme at the back to tie in the tray and slider. I'm thinking the canopy or hatch will lift up at the top like my old fastback canopy and will be easy to remove.
If it all looks terrible I'll put my Xrox and brush bars on it.

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby har05l on Fri May 05, 2017 9:00 pm

I'm not sure if it the pic or me but I like the xrox approach as that bar looks a little out of proportion to the triton body.
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby snakesoup on Sat May 06, 2017 4:47 pm

keep the pics coming mate !!
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Sat May 06, 2017 5:57 pm

har05l wrote:I'm not sure if it the pic or me but I like the xrox approach as that bar looks a little out of proportion to the triton body.
Nice work btw


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It should look ok once the gaps are fillĺed in. Its the same width as my Xrox. The brush bars will flow up and over the gaurds as they previously did.


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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Sat May 06, 2017 6:01 pm

If you take the plate off the top of the Xrox it would look similar.Click to view larger picture

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby triton_guru on Sun May 07, 2017 7:47 am

Haha brilliant so beachport oz day long weekend?
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Sun May 07, 2017 8:10 am

triton_guru wrote:Haha brilliant so beachport oz day long weekend?

Fingers crossed mate.

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Wed May 17, 2017 4:12 pm

Snorkels nearly done. Need to sort out the plumbing now with flexi tube to the air box and the crossover pipe.

Then back to the tray. [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]Click to view larger pictureClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger picture

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby 4wd26 on Wed May 17, 2017 5:05 pm

have you got maxtrax rear mudflaps!!!

your getting there, will be awesome once finished :o
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Wed May 17, 2017 5:18 pm

4wd26 wrote:have you got maxtrax rear mudflaps!!!

your getting there, will be awesome once finished :o

Gday mate. I'm playing around with a few ideas. I think I'll have them as gaurds and run the flaps under them. Will see how it all fits!!

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:09 am

Nearly there. Lane change and engineering within the next month hopefully! Click to view larger pictureClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger pictureClick to view larger picture

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby moses on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:19 am

That thing is so ugly but I love it
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby triton_guru on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:23 am

Haha very nice lets see if it can keep up with me at beachport
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby emjayar on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:24 am

This is amazing. Looking forward to videos :) Would love to do a photo shoot of this if you're ever around canberra.
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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:43 am

moses wrote:That thing is so ugly but I love it

It's whats on the inside that counts. [WINKING FACE]

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Re: Brett's V8 ML Triton. "WRONG"

Postby Bilbo on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:46 am

triton_guru wrote:Haha very nice lets see if it can keep up with me at beachport

Cheers mate. The car should keep up. Don't know about the driver though. I'm a little more conservative now days. [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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