What have you done to your 60 Series Patrol this week....

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Postby miller » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:07 am

Ok so I know we dont always get a chance to spend countless hours on our Patrols in our spare time but I would like to hear/see what you have been up to. It dosnt matter how big or small the job post it up to let us know your still involved. Maybe you went out wheeling with the family? Maybe you changed that blown indicator globe or maybe you tore the whole thing down to the chassis rails??

I'll kick off.. today I drove the '72 out of the garage in anticipation for the tow truck to collect and take it to the exhaust shop. Unfortunatly he didnt show up, so I figured I might as well take a picture. I think its the first photo of my '72 with the canvas top and new paint job out of the garage!

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Postby mr muck » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:05 am

looking good miller :clap:more pictures required,engine bay,interior,etc,
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Postby limited slip » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:00 am

i flushed the whole cooling system on hermit. pulled the thermostat out and tested it to discover that it was not opening at all. its a new one i put in 2 weeks ago, worked for a week then she gradually started getting hot under the collar again. so i cut the center of it out and re installed the outer center-less flange that was left just to keep a little restriction in the thermostat area. then i went for a test drive to see if she got hot still. nope, she now sits around the 170-180F mark, which my Celsius gauge tells me (when it chooses to work- bad earth) is 65-75 degrees or so. much better than the 190-200deg f (90-95deg) temps it was running before, though she was OK on a cooler day, getting into the hotter part of summer i was beginning to worry about the hot days and not looking forwards to watching the temp gauge more than the road. now i can simply enjoy the drive as i head off for a few days away after Chrissy....
prior to this i replaced the radiator with a bigger more efficient rad from a ford falcon, modified and fitted a 4 blade direct drive fan to the motor in place of the electric thermo fan, and i shifted the thermo fan to the front of the rad. not as efficient as pulling from behind the rad but the mechanical fan is now doing most of the work- thermo fan keeps the status quo when slowly rumbling around in or at traffic lights .

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Postby MadTripper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:08 am

I looked at mine out in the yard and cried.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:09 am

I pulled the cover back over the green softie where the wind had blown it off. I cleared the drain hole in the tub of the other softie so the rain water could drain.
Beyond any hope for intervention

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Postby bosque » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:14 pm

Dang that Patrol is nice, with a nice stance.
Reminds me that I need to some work on my Patrols, thanks. :evil: :oops: :cry:
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Postby mr muck » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:02 am

no work this week,but in recent weeks i got a couple of jobs crossed off the list,first was the pto winch,winch has never worked as i could not get the shafts past the v8's starter + exhaust,took the 60 to the shop + had the exhaust re-run,then cut + shut the shafts to the required length,next was to fit my arb deluxe v bar,found this attached to alandcruiser tray back up the local scrap metal yard,swapped the bar for a slab of vic :D had to cut a couple of rust spots out,a coat of paint + it looks a million bucks,will put up some pics later
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Postby limited slip » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:25 pm

mr muck wrote:no work this week,but in recent weeks i got a couple of jobs crossed off the list,first was the pto winch,winch has never worked as i could not get the shafts past the v8's starter + exhaust,took the 60 to the shop + had the exhaust re-run,then cut + shut the shafts to the required length,next was to fit my arb deluxe v bar,found this attached to alandcruiser tray back up the local scrap metal yard,swapped the bar for a slab of vic :D had to cut a couple of rust spots out,a coat of paint + it looks a million bucks,will put up some pics later
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love the bar. exactly the same as the one my old mans mwb used to have. though i wasnt aware they were made by arb :clap:
definitely suits her too a tee!!!
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Postby G60michael » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:41 pm

thats a tough looking G60 muck, i have the exact same Bullbar aswell, there a solid bar,ploughed hed first into a Gum Tree,didnt even bend of buckle anything
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Postby miller » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:10 pm

Well ive been away on holidays so no work done on the 60 for a while. Heading out today to pickup diff and gearbox oils. I have also booked in to have my exhaust done this thursday so fingers crossed it happens this time.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:27 pm

I just got Pot Farm Patrol running for the first time in 2 or 3 years, for all of about 1 minute. Bad gas/petrol needs to be drained and pour in some fresh. That will have to wait...
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Postby MadTripper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:50 pm

mr muck wrote:no work this week,but in recent weeks i got a couple of jobs crossed off the list,first was the pto winch,winch has never worked as i could not get the shafts past the v8's starter + exhaust,took the 60 to the shop + had the exhaust re-run,then cut + shut the shafts to the required length,next was to fit my arb deluxe v bar,found this attached to alandcruiser tray back up the local scrap metal yard,swapped the bar for a slab of vic :D had to cut a couple of rust spots out,a coat of paint + it looks a million bucks,will put up some pics later



Have any side profile shots of that? Looks great!

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Postby miksum56 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Got my 64 out and cleaned up for a visiting friend with camera skills.She took tons of pics and a few videos I gotta try and get on utube. It was fun and she even knew all about Patrols. Showed me that you could shift in and out of 4wd while coasting in neutral under 25mph. I never knew that! :lol: :lol: :lol: Shot just up the river from San Francisco Bay, Martinez ca.
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Postby Eddy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:41 am

MadTripper wrote:I looked at mine out in the yard and cried.

I can equate to that ...
77 Leyland Terrier Truck ... yes an actual TRUCK
80 G61 ... not a truck
'80 720 datto 4X4 "Baby Patrol" ... also not a truck
'78 351 F100 LWB
Cupboard full of things that go "bang" .. and some that go "BANG!!"
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Postby miller » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:39 pm

miksum56 wrote:Got my 64 out and cleaned up for a visiting friend with camera skills


Love the shot with the dogs chasing you up the hill. Some video would be good to see.
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