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Postby Mattbob53 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:07 pm

Been a while with little progress due to family sickness, but All is well now. Starting the process of making my patrol look like one again!

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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:40 am

Great pictures! It's always exciting to see them go back together finally. 8-)
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Postby mad4hws » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:27 am

Wow Matt, those are some great pictures. Can't wait to see what your rig looks like when all complete.
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Postby Esteban » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:58 am

mad4hws wrote:Wow Matt, those are some great pictures. Can't wait to see what your rig looks like when all complete.


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Thanks for sharing this album. It's great to see all the chronological progress of your restoration (a must see by the way). I'm out of words to compliment your work and abilities. :bow-yellow: :bow-yellow:
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Postby zed » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:13 pm

Wow...you are a MPR (Master Patrol Restorer). The attention to detail of your work is admirable!
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Postby Mattbob53 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Haha funny my initials are MRP. I wish I was a MPR. This is the first time I have ever done this and I have learned so much from this group of amazing people!

I was thinking I might do a bolt log if peps think it would help? Or if anyone already has one I can add to it or verify? I’m going to replace all bolts (and give to Rob if he still wants them) because I broke so many taking it a part. Thoughts? It is so time consuming to verify them and then go get them. I think it could be help full to someone.


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Postby zed » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:13 pm

I’d be interested in the bolt log (and your surplus fasteners, if Rob doesn’t want them). I have two Datsun/Nissan projects that use the standard (SAE) fasteners.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:11 am

A bolt log would definitely be useful. Do it! :D
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Postby mad4hws » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:45 am

Hi Matt,
A bolt log would be super helpful. Also, places to source these would be fantastic. I haven't really spent too much time doing so, but it seems like finding some on these individually in Cadium or yellow Zinc, will be a challenge (think of travel limiters). Can't really see myself buying a box of 25 of these?
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Postby Mattbob53 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:27 pm

Mini update

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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:39 pm

You Matt are are clearly an alchemist. Dr Faustus would be proud. You are making gold from rust and carbon. Well done.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:52 pm

I’m going to be honest. Having done the rear end and having the front end still to do, I almost said screw it.. after today and seeing everything almost tied back up I’m re-energized. I have 2 more pieces to sandblast, front end, drive shaft. Shit load of grease and rust but so close.


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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:16 pm

You can do it Matt. Do for all the guys like me that would love to have your craftsmanship. It is a gift.
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Postby Volkmann77 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:03 am

Amazing work!!!!
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Postby jetattblue » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:29 am

You are doing a GREAT job on this! It's awesome to see the progress.

Quick question: How did you get your gauges looking so good? I have always wanted to know if there was a way to spruce up older gauges, and yours look fantastic.

Keep up the good work.
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