L60Boerne's Santa's Sleigh

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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:31 am

SBP,

Thank you, the red Patrol was reconditioned by a fellow Patrollee named Chris V down in Louisiana. To his credit, he put many dollars and hours in bringing back from the dust but asked nothing more than the next guy keep it original, if possible. The next guy, Byron, tuned it further and when he was to the point of trying to update it for ease of drivability be decided to sell it rather than chop and crop. He sold it for what costs he put into it which included putting a jeep soft top and frame on it which we will have to look at closely.

My plan it to fix everything that needs it (it might need some new hoses, maybe rebuild some pumps etc) then make a decision. I know I need to file for a lost title too. I think it might be better than either of my first two. Then again I my offer it for sale to someone who wants. It will not be hard to unload.

Eddy the Eagle is already shining up his wrenches in anticipation.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:34 am

L60Boerne wrote:The red Patrol was reconditioned by a fellow Patrollee named Chris V down in Louisiana. To his credit, he put many dollars and hours in bringing back from the dust but asked nothing more than the next guy keep it original, if possible.


This is so great to hear. :romance-smileyheart:
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Postby r1lark » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:08 pm

Wait, we haven't seen pictures yet! Or, at least I'm not seeing them.............. :?:
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:52 pm

He's dragging her home as we speak. This means another couple of years of hand holding with one of our favorite Patrolee's.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:56 pm

Right. Correcting what others did wrong prior, then moving forward to make it reliable.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:33 pm

Hello Patrollees Worldwide,

The eagle has landed! WE WILL MAKE THIS PATROL GREAT AGAIN!

The red Patrol with a clear history back to 1965 is in Houston on its way to Eddie the Eagle! This Patrol, demands that I pay attention to self preservation. Therefore, Hershel, my engineer in Houston, will own this one. He, like many of you, can actually do just about anything to a vehicle. So he will pilot this ship.

Now, I've been tied up in Lake City. Today, I used the white Patrol's PTO winch to position Platauecal's axles on my trailer for trip back to Texas next week and Rafael's workshop.

Here are a few pics on the red Patrol coming to Texas. It needs a bit of work but Chris V. already hit a big lick. Now, the guy in the middle, Byron, was quite the opportunist. Regardless, we are ready to bend your ears, borrow your parts and ask for advice for helping my elves get this sleigh ready for Christmas!
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:42 pm

Here are some pics of Santa's Sleigh on it way to the elved workshop.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:43 am

We're standing by and ready! :D
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Santa's Sleigh has arrived at Eddy's workshop. It has many good points with a really smooth sounding motor that has at least 130,000 miles on it.

We will start with the drivetrain and work our way through it from there. We have several trained elves now and we expect a good outcome.

Chris V. had bought a new carb and I think we will try to put it on.

I love the old school tires but they are bit too far gone. The strongest points of this sleigh are:
A). True Soft top
B). Waterproof Distributor Cap
C). Minimum of Rust
D). Smooth Running
E). Terrific Restoration by Chris
F). Good Suspension
G). Great Farm Type Bumpers and wench
H). Lots of Support from Patrollees

Low Points
A). Byron, buyer from Chris, welded on a half canopy
B). Can't drive it for six months
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:07 pm

A few more.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:03 pm

There is always the possibility that it's only 30,000 miles. Stranger things have happened. For where this came from I would have expected to see a lot of body rot for 130,000 miles.

Oh, and it's going to need a heater.
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Postby Volkmann77 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:50 pm

I am jealous!!!!!
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:30 pm

Santa's sleigh will be field tested Feb 6-13. First on a hunt at The Lair with Plateaucal, then 4 days in the desert.

Changes since we acquired it:
- removal of welded on soft top frame
- rebuilt waterproof distributor, added Patronix starter
- added LED off road lights, as I type
- rebuilt total clutch and bearing which was largest problem
- new battery and wiring
- new lights and wiring to all corners
- new Rochester Carb...someone bought molds, you can get new, not rebuilt Rochesters now
- rebuilt both wiper motors
- rebuilt fuel pump
- removed and recoated fuel tank interior walls
- removed upper side window frames, glass and upper glass supports, as I typed
- relined emergency brake

Still required after field test - brakes are too soft. Ok for field test but way too soft for mountain driving.
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Postby plateaucal » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:02 pm

What!!!! This is gonna be a blast! No windshield to get in the way, love it.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:03 am

Can't wait for the review of the field test!
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