1967 Family Patrol Project

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Postby faux40 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:40 pm

More Patrol action this morning!

A little clean up goes a long way!
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Now with improved drainage! But wait, there's more! Galvanizing spray inside!
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Here are those little cable/hose routing securing tab dingus
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And the cross member with three dingus' installed
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Done! Back to the blaster for some powder coat! (look at all the sand that poured out while I was banging away on it!)
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Frame may be ready tomorrow and the body panels by Friday!

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Postby faux40 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:07 pm

So, I popped by the shop today...

And lookie what I saw! The windshield looks awesome! I didn't see any evidence of rust -- It was just a quick look, but nothing bad caught my eye.
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But the real reason for my visit was to bring the frame home! This is what a Patrol frame looks when flying...
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And ready and waiting to head home!
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And sitting at the house... reminds me of the first day we ever had a Patrol at our place many, many years ago...
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Here's our first Patrol upon arrival Jul 31, 2013 (2,634 days ago for you numbers geeks) -- not Aerogirl, but ol' hack (yea, I just made that up based on the lovely work someone did on the firewall)
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Happy Thursday all!
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Postby mad4hws » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:40 am

the frame looks amazing. It's a great base for the rebuild.

... just one question. How did the tree get smaller in the past 7 years?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:45 pm

The kids were so cute!
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Postby faux40 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:52 pm

mad4hws wrote:the frame looks amazing. It's a great base for the rebuild.

... just one question. How did the tree get smaller in the past 7 years?


Our mad gardening skills! Well, that and the drought that killed off lots of our few trees! We planted four new ones this year!

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Postby faux40 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:59 pm

Today was take-apart-the-axles day!

There was lots of pad left on the front brakes... Nice and oily pad! ;-)
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Springs and goodies!
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The brake drums all look decent
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Axles post clean up!
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Quick question -- one of the steering linkage shafts has little bends at each end -- I'd have expected the shaft to be straight, but it's not... Anybody know the answer?
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Postby Esteban » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:48 pm

faux40 wrote:
Quick question -- one of the steering linkage shafts has little bends at each end -- I'd have expected the shaft to be straight, but it's not... Anybody know the answer?
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The bends at the two ends is correct. I just checked on mine. The one installed in my Patrol is a new one that I installed a couple of years ago (have had the parts for ages)
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Postby moore_rb » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:01 pm

You are rockin on this project, Amigo...

great work
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Postby faux40 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:23 pm

Thanks Esteban! Glad to know that it's not bent!

Rob -- Yes, I am very, very good at disassembling things! ;-) Now I have to put it all back together!

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Postby faux40 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:54 am

The sandblaster sent over a couple pictures of the top -- It's bad, although not as bad as I expected!

The top front edge at the visor
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One side
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And the other side
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And a lovely fiberglas repair
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What have I gotten myself into?

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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:42 pm

Yikes!
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Postby mad4hws » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:08 pm

so much for there not being any rust in California. I suppose after 50 years though.....
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Postby faux40 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:26 am

mad4hws wrote:so much for there not being any rust in California. I suppose after 50 years though.....


It is surprising though how much rust there isn't! Aside from the top, there is barely anywhere on the beast... whew!

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Postby faux40 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:35 am

It's been an exciting couple of days here in sunny, smoky, Northern California

First... STOP! In the name of love! nielsch99's brakes and parts arrived yesterday and look awesome - the first four items in my quick trick brake stack (anyone get the references here? ;-) )
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Next, a couple trips later and almost all the parts are back from being blasted and primed -- Only the top is still at the shop.

The ol' Family Patrol lived up to it's name (again) as Joe helped with the transport home
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One of the many parts stacks
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The floors look really good
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And a few views of the blasted and primed tub
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Aside from the top, the lower rear tub corners appear to be the places that will need the most attention.
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Its a good day!

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Postby faux40 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:20 pm

Day three of the Fall Season and yet it's actually springtime! ;-)

Dropped the springs off at Sacramento Spring for some love... They'll be massaged and recurved back to stock plus 1 inch, plus the bushings will be replaced all in the next two weeks! BTW, Cory at Sac Spring was familliar with the Patrol and has dealt with the springs in the past!

Here they are sitting by their big brother springs!
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On a completely unrelated note -- Since I was heading to West Sac to drop off the springs, the lovely Miss Em tagged along so we could stop by Bacon & Butter in Sac for some takeout. We sat in the park and shared "the kitchen sink" breakfast -- it truly is the BEST EVER and so, so worth the trip! Trust me, if you are ever in Sac, go have breakfast at Bacon & Butter...
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