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Thread: Gu patrol cummins 5.7 bt6 engine conversion, who in qld has done one

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    Gu patrol cummins 5.7 bt6 engine conversion, who in qld has done one

    Hi Im looking for a workshop or someone that has done a 5.7 bt6 cummins engine conversion on a gu patrol before, I live on the sunshine coast and no one here has done one so they only give me a rough estimate which I don't like, what I would like is a definate quote from someone who has done it before
    So any workshops that anyone knows that you think could do the job around qld??
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    I've never had a definate quote on an engine conversion....ever
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    As above ^^^.

    So much variability in fitment. Unless you know every step with your eyes closed every stage is a black cash hole waiting to be found.
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    Firm quote would be 80k with any cash not spent returned !!

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    I'm sorry guys but a person who has done this job before on the same car would be able to give a pretty firm quote, can we just keep comments to people who u might think have done the job before preferably workshops

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    Who is AL??

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    And honestly just a workshop that has done the conversion before would do so I can give them a bell

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    JZK25 on here. He's done an cummins engine and allison gearbox conversion on a late model patrol. He might see this thread and chime in or just look for http://www.performanceforums.com/for...hp?10398-JZK25 <<<<<< Al
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    What makes you think that even having done the conversion before, you can give a price?There are so many variables at play.
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    If your planing to drive this on the road and enjoy it, id suggest a second opinion, someone with a history in Australian Rally or Fink River . If your just playing dyno comps. Then ok

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    Like any big car related project budget double what you are told and be happy with leftover residual.

    Be more specific, you already have the 6bt, gearbag or you want the whole package drive in drive out?

    You got 30k dollarydoos laying around, thatís my estimate
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    Quote Originally Posted by richzx View Post
    JZK25 on here. He's done an cummins engine and allison gearbox conversion on a late model patrol. He might see this thread and chime in or just look for http://www.performanceforums.com/for...hp?10398-JZK25 <<<<<< Al
    Al did a Duramax conversion on the Patrol. Totally different engine, with totally different fitment issues.
    Iirc the only Cummins swap was 68NR who put a 4bt into an F100.
    http://www.performanceforums.com/for...hlight=Cummins

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    Already have the bt6 and a conversion kit, so gearbox adaptor, engine mounts and a couple other things with the kit

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    4.5l cummins is the new hotness. Auto etcellence and diesel conversions australia (from memory) are selling kits now.

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    Barra turbo conversion and 75k left over for fuel?

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    0% chance of the job coming in at a fixed fee. Will be subject to all sorts of assumptions, qualifications and exclusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post

    Killa Kustom Kables & Conversions: Prices for duramax into patrol are from $43k inc engine and box. Can send detailed quote if interested

    Hey Zeus
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    tried Heath Lawson at Buderim?

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