my 1967 patina project build

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Postby rdarnell » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Got started back on putting the front axle together. The knuckle bearings were pretty much shot, ordered a pair of new 30304A bearings. I had purchased some later model knuckle seals to try but they were smaller diameter. My original seals still looked and felt okay so I refused them.
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Postby Esteban » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 am

Excellent progress. The pictures are great!

What was the condition of the “cones” that go at the top, and of the matting surface? Do you have a picture of them?

Later models have bearings at top and bottom.
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Postby rdarnell » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:48 am

I did not take any pics of them but I was able to crop the photo but not sure they show much detail. The had some wear but the cone and the tapered bushing both looked smooth with no uneven wear.6374
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Postby rdarnell » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:20 am

It has been a busy spring so far and I have not been able to work in the garage as much as I had hoped. It might only get worse in the next few months but I was able to get a little something done over the weekend. Go the axle back together and started installing the disc brake conversion I made earlier this year. I have posted some details of the build in the modification area of the forum.6376
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Postby Redpatrol7760 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:08 pm

This is amazing. Great work
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Postby Esteban » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:29 pm

Looks great! The disk brake conversion looks like an original equipment.

Where did you source the front axle nut socket that apoears in the last picture?
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Postby rdarnell » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:57 pm

I think that is the first one that I bought for my land cruiser. It is a 55mm socket. The land cruiser actually uses a 54mm.
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Postby rdarnell » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:59 pm

Most likely got it on ebay. You can buy SAE size axle sockets too.
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Postby rdarnell » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:10 pm

Started back working on taking pieces off the Patrol. Got the motor and rear axle out and found some new-ish leaf springs. Not sure what the part number goes back to but is was not the same number as my parts catalog.
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Postby Esteban » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:49 pm

Nice surprise about the springs!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:30 am

It's always cool to find little surprises like that when working on the projects. I know when I first started getting into Patrols springs were still available for a very brief period.
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Postby rdarnell » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Took out gas tank and washed out a bunch of 30+ year old Colorado dirt to get ready to clean up underside a bit.
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Postby rdarnell » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:52 pm

Used a wire wheel and brush to clean up the frame. Painted it with Chassis Saver satin black paint.
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Postby rdarnell » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:39 pm

Ordered some tires but I think it was a swing and a miss! The old tires have a 6.75 treadwidth and cross section of 8.75. The 7.00-15's I ordered are only 5 inches across the tread pattern!
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Postby Esteban » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:23 pm

rdarnell wrote:Ordered some tires but I think it was a swing and a miss! The old tires have a 6.75 treadwidth and cross section of 8.75. The 7.00-15's I ordered are only 5 inches across the tread pattern!


You're measuring on worn tires and that will increase somehow the treadwidth. Probably a better comparison will be to check the nominal specs of both tires. Maybe the difference won't be that much.
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