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Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:40 pm
by faux40
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!

John

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:07 pm
by faux40
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!
J

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:40 am
by mad4hws
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?

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:45 pm
by RiverPatrol
The kids were so cute!

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:52 pm
by faux40
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!

J

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:59 pm
by faux40
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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Happy Saturday Night!

John

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:48 pm
by Esteban
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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Happy Saturday Night!

John


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)

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:01 pm
by moore_rb
You are rockin on this project, Amigo...

great work

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:23 pm
by faux40
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!

John

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:54 am
by faux40
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?

J

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:42 pm
by RiverPatrol
Yikes!

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:08 pm
by mad4hws
so much for there not being any rust in California. I suppose after 50 years though.....

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:26 am
by faux40
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!

John

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:35 am
by faux40
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!

John

Re: 1967 Family Patrol Project

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:20 pm
by faux40
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!

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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John