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Postby Mattbob53 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:15 am

Not sure I think 12 but it was over a year ago when I had it made. I'll check before I paint it. Thanks for the offer on the gasket but I have one. 8). Did my picture show up on the form or only on Tapatalk? I down sized it


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Postby Esteban » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:28 am

I just checked on a pc web browser and the picture is fine.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:42 pm

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Postby Esteban » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:51 am

Excellent progress Matt. I just checked the photos in the link and the repairs look great. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby Mattbob53 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:20 pm

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Got tired of scraping oil and rust so powder coated this before my sandblaster broke.... bummer to because I had about 10 things to do.


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Postby Mattbob53 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:45 pm

So not ready for paint but some big improvements
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We aren't big fans of bondo, so not very good at it, but it's close for paint


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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat May 06, 2017 9:45 am

Nice work!
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Postby Esteban » Sat May 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Excellent work!
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Postby L60Boerne » Sun May 07, 2017 7:35 pm

Well done Matt, I wish mine could get the same expertise! I am happy with Rafael's work for sure but the rust remaining is another monster for someone else to slay...but I'm working on it.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:53 pm

Still delaying scraping grease and oil. Did a few smalls this weekend. All powder coated shifter was tuff but turned out well.

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Postby Mattbob53 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:55 pm

My garage finally dropped below 105, so I decided to do some real work. I think I found the hardest nut to remove on the entire truck. What's your guess?? Hint it's part of the front end... and it's still there.....

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Rear end is off hoping to get the frame to sandblasting in a few weeks

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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:40 pm

Mattbob53 wrote:My garage finally dropped below 105, so I decided to do some real work. I think I found the hardest nut to remove on the entire truck. What's your guess?? Hint it's part of the front end... and it's still there.....

Hmmm...I was thinking tow hook ( I had to cut the bolts off mine with a grinder ), but you did say front end, so...tailshaft to front diff ? :think:

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Postby Mattbob53 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:52 pm

The rebound bumper bolts on the front end was the worst nut so far...

On another note my axel seems to have been broke at some point. ImageI called the guy I bought the patrol from and he confirmed. It broke some 25 years ago.. think I should start looking for a replacement?? He drove it for years on it as is... I also have two broken leaf springs, it never ends.. 8).


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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:10 am

They did a good job fixing the axle if it lasted that long. With normal driving it will probably last a lot longer.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:40 am

I'm pretty sure I should put this under the quick stupid questions, but from the manual on springs I'm I correct in saying the spring rate on the front 1100 lbs? And rear 1300? I'm a little confused. A lesson in patrol springs would be great before I take them down to the shop to get made.

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