Newbie but not newbie

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Sweetlips
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Full Name: Lawrence
Nickname: Sweetlips
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Newbie but not newbie

Post by Sweetlips »

So i have been on this forum since 2011 and have been avoiding this introduction until i become a Patrol owner.

After selling my Hardbody i promised myself my next 4x4 is a Patrol or nothing.

After years of quietly trolling this site and hunting for a Patrol with the help of Tinus, the time has come to formally introduce myself.


1. Name: Full Name (Nickname/Registered Name) Lawrence Smith (Sweetlips)

2. Birthday and Age: 22 December 1974, 44

3. Town and Country of residence: Paarl, Cape Town

4. Home Language: English

5. Occupation/Business: Civil Engineering Technologist

6. Family status: Married, 2 children

7. Membership - Other 4X4 Clubs and Forums: 4x4 community

8. Current 4x4: N/A

9. Current Mods: N/A

10. Mods on wish list: N/A

11. Vehicle on wish list: 4.8 GRX (Hopefully very soon :biggrin: )

12. Previous 4x4's: 1997 Nissan Hardbody D/C

13. Last 3 offroad or overland destinations:

14. Your favourite destination: Tierkloof & Atlantis Dunes

15. Other hobbies: Any motorsport

16. GPSr and Map Data used: N/A

17. Rate your 4X4 and overlanding experience: Novice

18. Online Photo Site:

19. Photos of you and your Vehicle: Hopefully very soon :biggrin:
Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!!

XenoBlitz
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by XenoBlitz »

It seems strange to welcome a name I have seen a few times on the forum before, but hey here goes!
:welcomewave:
May the road be long.. and dirty.
The 4.5 Turbo

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JohnBoyZA
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by JohnBoyZA »

Welcome Lawrence :thumbup:
Nissan Patrol, GRX, 4.8 (GU Y61)
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhemurray/sets/

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Peter Connan
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by Peter Connan »

Heard you've found it! Congratulations and welcome to Patrol ownership, if not the forum.
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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2003 TD42T GRX "The Coal Roller"
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by hugejp »

:bravo:
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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Sweetlips
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Full Name: Lawrence
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by Sweetlips »

Peter Connan wrote:
28 Mar 2019 13:46
Heard you've found it! Congratulations and welcome to Patrol ownership, if not the forum.
Thanks Peter. Tinus has been a rockstar in helping me.
Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!!

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Jules
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by Jules »

Welkom, enjoy the Lorrie and all the fellowship that comes with it 🍺

Shalom
Walk by FAITH not by sight
2014 Pathfinder 2.5 LE
Stofpad 4x4 Bashplate
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by ricster »

Hey hey.... We met on the old Nissan forum.... we met at Atlantis Dunes..... soon we will meet with PATROLS !!!!!.... Good to see you back here again buddy !!
Regards
Cedric
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Re: Newbie but not newbie

Post by iandvl »

Welcome Lawrence. :salute: :salute:

Just remember - pics, or it never happened... :rolling: :rolling:

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