1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:01 pm

Interesting...wish I found that sooner!!
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Postby CBlake » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:54 am

I bought the same boots and ended up cutting a new hole for the bleeder to pop through. Otherwise, it's off just enough to not sit correctly. Then I just sealed up the old bleeder hole with some silicone.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:32 pm

I've started work on my custom bumper mount spare tire carrier:

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For the "hinge" I am using a rear wheel hub from a Mercedes...I figure if a wheel hub is good enough to support 1/4 the weight of a whole car, its good enough to hold the weight of a spare tire and carrier! I still need to get all the square tubing to continue this, and a tire put on my spare wheel.
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Postby Esteban » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:50 pm

yitzac1990 wrote:I've started work on my custom bumper mount spare tire carrier:

For the "hinge" I am using a rear wheel hub from a Mercedes...I figure if a wheel hub is good enough to support 1/4 the weight of a whole car, its good enough to hold the weight of a spare tire and carrier! I still need to get all the square tubing to continue this, and a tire put on my spare wheel.


Excellent idea! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I've always dreamed of making a better tire carrier, and never thought of your solution.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Thanks! My first idea was to use a trailer stub axle and hub, but I wound up getting this Mercedes hub for free, from a friend who works at a dealership.

I did find some companies who specifically make tire carrier hinges, but they seemed to be all at least $60!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:23 pm

I also got started designing a new fuel tank for the patrol:

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it will go in the same spot as my current tank (which is not an OEM patrol tank already), and hold about 23.8 gallons! I made it about 3 inches deeper than the current tank, since there is so much ground clearance from the SPOA swap and 33" tires. Also has the extension portion towards the front to make use of some empty space under the body!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:37 am

The custom spare tire carrier is done! Check it out:

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It came out better than I expected, and the hinge operation of the wheel hub is so smooth! The passenger side barn door barely clears the "striker" that holds the carrier closed...
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Postby Peter60 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:02 pm

Great Work.

Can you give me a close up on your Jerry Can (not sure what you call them in the US but the extra spare fuel can)?

I'm interested in seeing where it bolts onto the body.

Is it an original?

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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:44 pm

Its definitely not original. I made the holder myself, but will take some pics as soon as I can!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:03 pm

some more detail on the jerry can bracket:

I made the bracket from some 1" wide, 3/16" thick steel flat bar

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Welded some bolts to the backside of it

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then just drilled matching holes right in the body to mount it. There are 4 bolt points total.

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Postby Peter60 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:22 pm

Thanks

I like the idea of just a small base for the jerry can to sit in and use a tie down to hold it in place. Its easier to bolt to the tub.

I will try to make a copy :D
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Postby yitzac1990 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:15 pm

yeah I wanted something secure, yet easy to remove the can from.

In hindsight, I should have made it about 1/4" bigger all the way around. With the rubber pieces all around the inside, it was a super tight fit....kind of hard to get in and out. In fact, since the weather has warmed up a bit, the jerry can expanded enough to keep it stuck in there. I had to open it to relieve the pressure to get it out!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 pm

I have a couple disc brake swap kits for sale. I posted a thread in the Parts section of the forum, check it out if you are interested!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 pm

i finally got a chance to take my Patrol offroading! I made a boring little video if you want to kill a few minutes :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b0eyhj3AE8
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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:55 pm

The POV is so high up!!! :shock:
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