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Default 20 Years of the monocoque Pajero

An interesting article in Unsealed 4x4 regarding 20 years of the revolutionary monocoque Pajero.

Nice to have someone praise it rather than denigrate its off road capabilities for a change.

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https://www.unsealed4x4.com.au/revol...29th+June+2020
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Yes, I just read that and was going to post it here too. The Paj is a warhorse and built tough and it's a lot less like a truck than my mate's Ranger. I'm not looking to sell it any time soon, it's too good.
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A truly great pedigree.
A little clarification, probably stated elsewhere on this forum, but for the uninitiated.
The term monocoque is frequently misapplied to unibody cars. Commercial car bodies are almost never true monocoques but instead use the unibody system (also referred to as unitary construction, unitary body–chassis or body–frame integral construction),[14] which uses box sections, bulkheads and tubes to provide most of the strength of the vehicle, while the skin adds relatively little strength or stiffness.
For a detailed discussion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocoque
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Lots of people all who donít know any better also assume that because it doesnít have a ladder chassis and body itís no use off-road... not knowing that as well as having the unibody framing, itís also got effectively an integrated ladder chassis of external reinforcement. A design which morning doubt has been copied umpteen times since.
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Lots of people all who donít know any better also assume that because it doesnít have a ladder chassis and body itís no use off-road... not knowing that as well as having the unibody framing, itís also got effectively an integrated ladder chassis of external reinforcement. A design which morning doubt has been copied umpteen times since.
And no doubt stronger to a comparative ladder only chassis.
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It is more than 20 years for the Paj though!
The first Paj was released about 1984 in Aus.
In Jan 1985 we bought our first Paj (hence Old Paj on the forum, because it was when the forum first started) 2.6lt of petrol power at 49.9c/lt (ACT).
On 19 August 2005 we then bought an NP, 18 months after I retired from the Army. 380K Kms on it is still going strong, but with a new owner who I do actually see regularly and he tells me it is up to 417K.
As an interlude, at the end of May 09, we bought an Jan 06, NS with 55K on it and moved it on to the BIL in Mar 17 with 322K on it, who bought it for towing his work/business trailer (Awkward Rural Fencing). This was SWMBO car, so we were running 2 Pajeros.
In Jan 17, we bought an NX.
SWMBO now sadly drives a Holden Captiva because "the seats" suit her better than the equivalent Mitsubishi product.

Do we like Pajeros?
I suppose I would have to say yes!
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Seven years on I've "retired" my NW Pajero, no I didn't sell it, I put in the garage. Why, because its such a good tow vehicle, and so good off road, and I have put so much effort into making it a truly great touring car that I cant justify using it as my run around car any longer.
I love the 4X4 system, being able to simply shift into 4H on the fly while towing gives confidence in slippery conditions, a few mods and its equally capable as any other "true" 4x4 we have travelled with. And, the only reliability issues I have had have been of my own making.
To replace it with something else would be a lot of work to recreate what I already have.
I now have a 2009 ford Ranger for around town, its useful, but really shows itself to be no where as nice or refined as the Pajero.
So, now the Pajero is reserved for trips away, I guess it gets to do all the fun stuff as a reward.
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