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Postby SBP78g60 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:53 am

G'day Everyone, This in my progress so far on my 78, been a bit lacking so far with photos, just because iv had issues with trying to resize photos, currently just stripped down to Rollin chassis, next stop, clean it all up and make a new x member! cheers, Shayn
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:02 am

Thanks for the update. You've got your work cut out for you.
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Postby SBP78g60 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:22 am

spent the day wire brushing and degreasing, then covered a large section of it in rust converter to test what its like, currently drying. will post photos of that too. this forum and its members have been very helpful, especially from just reading other peoples build threads, ideas ect, i will try and post photos and details in hopes that in return that might also help someone else out,
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Postby Peter60 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:02 am

Re rust converter. I have used Fertan which I found great and more recently used BondAll Rust Buster. Fertan is very expensive, Bondall (from Bunnings) is cheaper.

With Bondall you need to leave it to dry for some time (days). If you paint over it too soon, even though it looks dry, the paint is very slow to dry and maintains a sticky feel for days or weeks.

But maybe in WA the weather is more favorable for drying :D
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Postby SBP78g60 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 am

hey mate, i went the other bunnings option the white knight rust converter, i already had a litre of it from when i treated rust on my gq, seems to work well, its phosphoric acid based and turns surface rust kinda blackish looking, but its a couple of years old so i duno if it has a use buy date or anything so i thought id just see how it goes, ill need more anyway to spray the inside of the rails so maybe ill have a crack at the bondall,

yeah the white knight stays tacky for a while too, i might be putting it on too thick tho i duno, and nah its horrible over here, feels like its just been cold and rainin for months. :x
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Postby Patroo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:18 pm

any updates on this build?
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Postby SBP78g60 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:43 am

sorry for the lack of updates, been busy with work n renovating house, picked up the patrol from my father in laws today he welded in a new cross member for me, the mounts stayed where they were, cut off all the rest with grinder an oxy, and welded up a new section out of c channel, pics to come
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Postby SBP78g60 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:44 am

everyone, was just wondering, my patrol has 32x12.5s that fit really well, would these fit without a lift? just trying to figure out if i might have a 1 or 2 inch lift as the leaf spring bushes are newish.. i have nothing to compare it too, thankyou
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Postby SBP78g60 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:56 am

Finally took some photos. Looks like I'll need new drums.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:13 am

Nice work on the crossmember. Drums shouldn't be too hard to find where you are.
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Postby SBP78g60 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:42 am

hi everyone

was wondering if i made extended shackles, say 2inch, do i need to add a block or fixed peice in the middle for strength/help stop inverting? or is that not generally an issue?

also, whats everyone else done with their sway bars? removed or extended link pins?

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Postby L60Boerne » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:47 pm

Good day down there,

You sure are a capable mechanic. That crossmember looks better than new.

Concerning the sway bar, mine was removed after the lift.

Ever hunted the water buffalo down there?

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Postby SBP78g60 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 pm

Hey mate cheers for the reply,

Haha I duno about capable, ;) thankyou tho, my father in law welded that cross member up for me. My welds proberly wouldnt have been much better then the rusty piece that come out!

Awesome. Did you remove both? Any complaints?

Haha nah no water buffalo. They are right up the northern end of aus. I'm down the southwest corner. Only Roos and wild pigs here.

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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 am

Ok then, once you get that Patrol back to spec you need to get up there and track some down! I'd think they are pretty good to eat too. I have eaten American bison and Cape buffalo. The Cape buffalo were much better than I thought. I got the last one at 5' as he charged from some elephant grass. Got him right as his horns were coming up to gore me. I hear your buffalo can take a similar dim view of hunters.

Anyway, I have paid to have three off road vehicles rebuilt in the last two years. In two cases we did remove the anti-sway bar because they don't fit after the lift and when off allow more suspension travel. Command and Control vehicle #5 (CCV5 aka Presidio Patrol) still has its in place as it was not lifted. Their value is mostly for road driving, asI i'm sure you know.

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Postby SBP78g60 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:49 am

hey everyone, just an update, painted wnd rolling again!
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