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

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Postby G60michael » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:52 pm

Recently Fitted one of the ever Cool, ever trusty Thomas T8000 Pto Winch setups off a G60 to my G60 :D 5594
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Thu May 25, 2017 7:39 pm

This week, finished dismantling my '77 donor car. Completely :shock:

Have to make room in the shed for a motor rebuild ( for a Toyota, but let's not go there ;) ).

Some thoughts after my first complete Patrol disassembly...

1) previous owners should be drawn and quartered for some of the mods they do...I mean seriously, just use good fasteners of the same thread...mixing metric and imperial on the same bolt-on accessory is just plain not cool !
2) rusted bolts suck. Angle grinders are very useful :lol:
3) that bell-housing arrangement...WHAT THE ??? I have to remove the clutch and flywheel first ??? ...must have been approaching a deadline when someone signed off on that, seriously :doh:
4) heavy...sooooooo heavy...everything is massive ! Except for the chassis, which I was surprised to be able to maneuver by myself...
5) can't wait to get busy building the G61 ute project now...I'm inspired !

It's had a full life and explored much of Australia judging by the stickers and the variety of dirt inside the chassis...and now it has come to an end :violin:

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Postby Peter60 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:46 am

Finally did a bit of 4WDing in the forest trails. A little more muddy that we expected. My mate came down the hill on the right and slid off the track into a ditch. I got stuck trying to get past to give a hand.
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However a group of friendly 4WDrivers (in the background) pulled over to give us a hand - the only guys we saw all day. Using 3 4WDs we retrieved the LandRover.

Overall a good day.
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Not sure if I will get back.
But I usually do!!!
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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:34 am

Looks like fun! I love mud. :twisted:
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:49 am

Mud is fun to play in, but I H8 cleaning it up afterward!
Even though you both got stuck, this is an excellent example of not going out alone. Glad somebody else came along to help.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:45 pm

Ah, a G60 in its natural habitat - thanks so much for the pic, keeps me ( and probably others ) focused on the goal rather than the frustrations and barked knuckles during the build :clap:

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PS - well done on retrieving the Landy, don't litter Australia ! :twisted:
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'74 G60H - strawberry farm patrol.
'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
'80 G61H - the start of things to come.
'93 V6 4Runner - her off roader, my daily driver.
'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
'14 200EXC - a chainsaw with wheels.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:09 pm

Finished dismantling my '75 - except for the fixed pins in the rear springs ( they're rusted into the crush tubes and have a date with the angle grinder tonight ! ).

Saved...
A pair of '60s outer fenders in reasonable condition - perfect when upgrading the headlights to LED versions with integral parking lights,
Drivetrain - all good except that when I popped the drain plug out of the Marks 5spd the first litre to drain out was water ! :o
4-post bull bar ( more like a rhinoceros bar ) - the plan is to cut this down to make a lighter, more svelte version with a winch mount,
A near perfect steering wheel,
A pair of AVM freewheeling hubs,
A set of 5 near new Sunraysia-style steel wheels and 31" tires,
A pair of '60s windscreen wiper motors - I'm so tempted to use these just so I have wipers that aren't synchronised - pure gold ! :lol:
All the other "unobtanium" small parts ( engine mounts, shift knobs, dash controls, etc. ).

From what I can tell it was a well used Patrol, and had an old-school ARB exoskeleton roll-cage at some point...before it got rolled and had many of the body panels replaced with '60s parts.

R.I.P. Lawn Patrol :violin:

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'71 P510 Wagon - the smile generator.
'74 G60H - strawberry farm patrol.
'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
'80 G61H - the start of things to come.
'93 V6 4Runner - her off roader, my daily driver.
'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
'14 200EXC - a chainsaw with wheels.
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Postby Esteban » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:16 pm

My next door neighbor went last weekend to Reno, NV for the "Hot August Nights" event. He told me that he saw one Patrol going into the auction. He didn't stay at that auction, so I had to dig some info from the event.

It sold for $33,000.

Scroll until you find #481 on the following page: https://www.motorsportauctiongroup.com/auction/129

Or if you want to see the pictures and info (not the price) here:
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:19 am

That Patrol was in Hemmings, there's a thread about it here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4542 . Very worthy of that price, it's good to know the effort put in to the restoration paid off. Very nice. 8-)
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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:53 pm

Very nice.
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Postby andy1963patrol » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:39 pm

Today I started taking parts of the Beach Patrol, dug around in the dirt, attached a new battery and found out that I have lights and a horn.

I also ordered a repro signal light set from eBay. (Because I only have headlights at the moment)

Next up is to get the gas tank cleaned out and fitted back up under the Beach Patrol.

I have not found a fuel sending unit in my various parts that came with, does anyone know what I can use as a replacement? Help! :?
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Postby andy1963patrol » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:08 pm

Today I cleaned out the back, the previous owner hand crafted a tailgate so I need to find myself some doors...

Also found out my heater blower works!
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:15 pm

Andy, I should have some extra rear doors in a month or so. Good shape, top and bottom.
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Postby andy1963patrol » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Amazing! Let me know when and I'll buy them from you.

I'm working on the emergency brake today, downloaded a nice "how to adjust" pdf from here. Honestly, without 60patrol I would be a lot further back right now!

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Postby chester3 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 pm

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I found this 69 patrol back in May while on a horse back riding trip. It was left out to die in the dessert of New Mexico and El Paso TX border. I had never heard of a patrol but I thought it was very cool looking so I asked if they wanted to sell it and they did.. Yahoo so I started working on it and couldn't stop. Just wanted to share a revived 69 Patrol
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