1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:38 pm

I guess thats what SPOA swap and 33s will do!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:12 pm

I finally got started on my parking brake install. Since I no longer have the OEM drivetrain, obviously the OEM handbrake system was out. Luckily I have those 240sx rear calipers though! I got an OEM parking brake system from a nissan 240sx and got to work. First thing I had to do was get the rear cables installed and make a custom mount to bolt them to.

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This is the OEM nissan handbrake assembly...you can see there is a plate that joins both cables into 1 for the handle to pull on. I will make use of this and adapt it to a custom mounted OEM Patrol handbrake that I ordered from ebay!

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Hopefully will have the handbrake complete in a few weeks or so :)
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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 am

Project "Confuse-a-car-thief" has made some headway (adding more random levers into the interior - this makes 4! :lol: ). I got the handbrake assembly made and installed into the Patrol! Came out real well! Next is "plumbing" the cable to connect it back to the rear cables. I will get some more pics of it installed in the Patrol hopefully tomorrow.

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I am using the OEM Patrol handbrake, custom mounted to a 1/4" thick steel plate, and I adapted the "cable pull" section of the Nissan 240SX handbrake to the Patrol handbrake. This is so I can still use the adjusting nut of the 240sx cable to tighten or loosen it up for perfect tension. Works great!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:11 am

Here's a short video showing it working:

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Postby yitzac1990 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:11 am

Finally have some rear seats! Made some custom mounting brackets and bolted them in and they fit and feel great! There's also plenty of room under them still for storage of my tool/spare parts bag

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Postby Esteban » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:33 am

Great idea! They look good and comfy.

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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:03 pm

Nessecity is the mother of invention, or something like that, right?

Too bad though....I forgot to check fluid levels in the transfer case (had a slow drip for a while) and while off roading yesterday I overloaded it, and burnt up what fluid was left in there. we were stranded for a few hours until we could wait on some trail passerbys to bring us back some gear oil to make it back to the main road. we started smelling the gear oil burnt smell again but barely made it far enough for my buddy to pick us up with his truck and trailer. So the Patrol is down for the count until I can get the TC rebuilt...maybe I can find some kind of heavy duty gear set while I'm at it.
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Postby Esteban » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:00 pm

Sorry to hear that. Hope nothing has happened to it.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:52 pm

me too! apparently there were at least no holes in the TC case, so, thats good!
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