1989 Ford Maverick SUV

From 1988 to 1994 Ford sold a rebadged Nissan Patrol in Australia as the Ford Maverick. This Maverick features a TD42 turbo diesel engine and manual transmission. 2-inch Dobinson’s HD springs make room for 35×12.5R15 Mickey Thompson MTZ on 15-inch black alloy wheels. Fox shocks with remote reservoirs smooth out the ride. The Maverick also features an ARB winch bumper and Warn XD9000 winch. 9-inch LED offroad lights help light up the trail at night.

Custom sliders protect the side of the Maverick. A custom rear bumper features a swing out tire carrier as well as a water tank for camping. A roof rack holds a Darche roof top tent and awning.

See more details and specifications below, as well as a complete walk around video.


  • Make model: Ford Maverick SWB 1989
  • Engine: TD42 Turbo Diesel
  • Drive train: Manual Transmission with manual locking hub
  • Suspension: Coil all round with live axles


  • TD42 Turbo Diesel
  • DTS Turbo
  • DTS Intercooler
  • 4-inch custom stainless snorkel into 4-inch air box
  • Electric upgrades:
  • Dual batter system


  • 9-inch LED spotlights
  • LED reverse/work lights
  • 50-inch single row light bar

Comms & GPS:

  • GME 4500 80 Channel UHF
  • GME 6.6db aerial
  • Suspension and Tires:
  • 2-inch Dobinson’s HD springs
  • Fox remote reservoir shocks
  • All heavy duty arms underneath
  • 35×12.5R15 Mickey Thompson MTZ on 15-inch black alloy wheels

Bar Work & Exterior Mods:

  • ARB Deluxe Winch bar
  • Scrub bars into Xrox sliders
  • Custom rear bar with swing away spare wheel carrier
  • Steel flat roof rack

Back of the Vehicle:

  • Outback Accessories drawers
  • 40L Engle fridge
  • Cargo barrier
  • Fold down barn door table

Recovery Gear:

  • Winch
  • Front and rear recovery points
  • Maxtrax
  • Hi-lift jack


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I have owned numerous Ford trucks during my lifetime and am best know for my involvement and influence with the Ford Ranger. I'm equally excited about the Ford Maverick, and look forward to sharing stories, features, and other information with you.

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