1967 Nissan Patrol Soft Top

Rust or bling, we want to see it!

Postby Edgar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:36 pm

Meet Edgar, our "new" 1967 Nissan Patrol Soft Top.
We will be giving him a lot of attention over the next long while.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:39 pm

Welcome to 60Patrol! :text-welcomeconfetti: That's a great looking Patrol! It appears to be in very good condition. Congratulations on a nice find. Eager to watch your progress on it. :D
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Postby Edgar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:21 pm

Thanks RiverPatrol. Edgar looks good from some angles but we have a lot of rust to get cleaned up. May need a new rear tub.
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Postby Edgar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:26 pm

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Actual Mileage. Edgar hasn't been registered since 1979.
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Postby r1lark » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:05 pm

Welcome to Edgar! Looks like Edgar the Patrol has a hydraulic snow plow setup maybe?
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Postby Edgar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:58 pm

Yes, Edgar was used as a snowplow exclusively from 1967 to 1979 at which point the restaurant closed due to road expansion. He has not been registered since that time. We inherited the plow which will be coming off as we start to put him back together.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 am

Excessive rust unfortunately is pretty common with a vehicle that has been used as a plow, as well as low mileage. It does appear to have been kept under cover though, the condition of the gauges speaks to that. It should be a fun project.
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:58 am

Yes indeed you are starting with a good one. Patrols are fun to find and fun to restore. My advice is try your hardest to have repairs made by someone who has done it before...even if you have to ship it off on a trailer...you will dollars ahead as every mechanic says they can fix them up but once they pull them apart they have big trouble which will cost you 2-3x what it should cost. To a mechanic they "look" simple, which is generally the case for an experienced Patrol mechanic, but they are not to the inexperienced.
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Postby Edgar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:51 am

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After a long trailer ride home which included a drive over Parley's Summit near Park City in a snow storm Edgar is finally indoors in his new home.
Spent the evening tearing out the old horse blankets used as seat covers and cleaning out the muck.
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Postby Esteban » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:28 am

Congratulations on Edgar, and welcome to 60Patrol. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just curious, where did the name Edgar came from?
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Postby ShowMePatrol » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:52 pm

Nice Patrol! Good luck. Great group of people here at your disposal.
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Postby Edgar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 pm

As I was cleaning up Edgar last night I found the paint code label for the vehicle which was 502. From what I have been able to find, that would have been white. Is that correct? Also, what were the standard interior colors for 1967? In response to Esteban, Edgar was my grandfather's name and it seemed appropriate to name the new member of the family after our grandfather who died in 1967. Keeping a little family history alive I guess.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:24 am

Great story, thanks for sharing. Since it is a soft top, other than the heater and defroster vents, the interior color would be the same as the exterior.
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:33 pm

Looks like a nice find from here. Welcome to 60Patrol.
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Postby caterpillarman » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:54 pm

Congratulations.....


what a beautifull Patrol. I wish you the best,,, it seems you wont have to do many modifications or stethic work due to the fact EDGAR looks ins great shape..... Hugs from Bogotá, Colombia.




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