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Postby Esteban » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am

MadTripper wrote:... I've always loved the idea of modernizing a Patrol so I believe that is what will become of this unit.
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I visited member Natron037 near York, PA last year, and also a couple of weeks ago, since he sold me his Patrol power train including axles. He's installing an Atlas 6 cyl engine from a Trailblazer. Maybe you should take a look at his work sometime. He's not been too active in the forum, so pictures are not yet available. He has only the engine installed at this time, and he has the flywheel also (this engine was never mated to a manual, so some creative work had to be done). The Atlas engine looks like it was always there in the Patrol bay. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Maybe you should visit him for some outside the box ideas.

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Postby MadTripper » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:51 am

Great info and thanks again! He is about 3 hours from me so perhaps I could catch up with him before too long.
Funny he mentioned a few options I've been considering....the Ford 300 and staying Nissan.
Some of you recall I was looking into and had the parts for an Isuzu 4bd2t mated to an NV4500. I still think that would be a nice setup but I'm really not sure how this will turn out. I'd like to change axles so I can get some air lockers and so forth. Lots of different ways to move forward at this point. I did find a possibility this weekend as a friend has a 1995 dodge 2500 HD I could basically have. Dana 60's front and rear. 360 gas engine all with 70k miles. It isn't what I'd love but the axles may be the ticket with some work.

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Postby MadTripper » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:59 pm

I finally acquired my patrol today. It took a few trips and I've not gone through everything but all appears to be quite original and in decent shape. I'll update as I check things out but here are a few photos.


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Postby MadTripper » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 pm

A few things...
It's a 69, twin window vents with original screen. Split rims, running boards/steps, original service manual...

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Postby Esteban » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:41 am

Looks to be in good shape. Congratulations!

Is the plan to try to install a different engine from the start?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:57 am

Looks like a great project.
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Postby Swerve » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 am

7 year thread bump, I love it. Keen to see how your kids have grown as well :) Good luck Chris
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Postby MadTripper » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:03 pm

I'm not sure how I will attack it. I plan on getting it into the garage today so it is under cover. I honestly won't have time to dig into it for a while...maybe this fall/winter. I definitely want to update the engine but we shall see. The po indicated the engine was rebuilt but it was sitting in a very damp basement with valve cover off for years. I was able to turn the crank by hand so it's not froze up.
I'm anxious to just go through everything and start from there. I'm sure I posted but this is my current project followed by some updated pics of me and the kiddos as well as my girlfriend and her two. Life is certainly busy as we all know but moving along well. I am happy to see the original crew from this site still around and active.



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