Posted by: Crew Cav | February 1, 2010

G’day World

G’day World.

“Crew Cav”, is an ultimate touring rig and the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This Nissan Patrol 2003 coil cab ute has been modifided to seat six adults, more than one ton of payload and a FOPS (fall over protection system) in the Multicab. 

Phil and the team at increased the chassis strenth by extended the chassis 350mm and keeping a single tailshaft.  The rear axle has been replaced with a leaf sprung Patrol ute axle which is the biggest and strongest Nissan built diff.  Coils have been replaced with a full manual control airbag suspesion for an increase of 50mm ride height and increase GVM to 4.18 ton GVM on this Custom Crew Cav ute.

Brendan and the team at have hand crafted the multicab.  Which is Australian made, fully detachable with four bolts, three seats, FOPS and 60/40 split bench seat. Gary at painted the rig with Australian Caterpillar Yellow.  While Dale from has custom built the rock sliders, bashplate, recovery points to the tray.  The tray has roll over bar, toolboxes and a removable floor. 

Crew Cav has won a variety of awards from the last ute show that was at Stanthorpe Ute Show 2010.  Awards includ Best 4×4 Ute , Best Crew Cab and third in novelty ute.

Organsing ute show events and push bike shows is a great passion.  As the push bike is a great way to get arround and a lot less parking issues.

Rover Park at Tenterfield, NSW was Crew Cav’s last off road adventure.  There was mud, rocks and hill climbs to enjoy with off camber hills and narrow tracks lined with trees.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you would like to suggest changes or would like photos or movies leave a comment in the guest book or drop us a line at

Thanks, Cav 🙂


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