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Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:38 am
by yitzac1990
Yeah I didnt think that side would be a big deal, and now that the engine is in I dont want to take it back out! I think getting to the spark plug to change it wont be too bad. I will find out soon as I will be putting in new plugs anyways.

Last night I got some minor stuff done as well as finished the engine bay relay/fuse center!

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Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:40 am
by yitzac1990
Last night I got deeper into wiring. I have enough setup to turn the engine over using the key, and it worked great!

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Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:52 am
by mdawg4x4
I'm surprised you had that much clearance around the steering column. But tight in many places!

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:18 pm
by yitzac1990
mdawg4x4 wrote:I'm surprised you had that much clearance around the steering column. But tight in many places!


yes, definitely glad I beat in the sides of the firewall while the engine was still out, that's for sure. I just wish I cut out the corner sections completely and welded in new metal plate. now that the engine is in, i think i will just deal with it how it is.

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:53 pm
by yitzac1990
who says jeep parts dont fit patrols?!?! Just installed these jeep hold downs on the hood and they work great!

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Im about to start making the exhaust, too!

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:00 pm
by Esteban
Great!

The modern look of the hold downs with the patina makes for an awesome picture!

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 am
by yitzac1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUJUvHRI84

video of the engine running after starting the exhaust routing! I seem to be having fuel issues I think, and that is why it wants to die under throttle. Will hopefully be figured out soon.

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:45 pm
by yitzac1990
Here is my custom gauge panel populated:

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the switch on top right is the wiper switch. I still have to cut the screw that I used as a set screw. P.S., yes it is made from wood lol

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 pm
by yitzac1990
So I think I got all the wiring done on the patrol!! But, does anyone have an OEM 3 position (off, low, high) headlight switch they could sell??

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:05 pm
by yitzac1990
Got the engine running good now!

https://youtu.be/e77C_iSLPB0

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:04 am
by yitzac1990
yesterday also saw the completion of the exhaust system, which is dual 2.5" to single 3", and the installation of the transmission covers. it looks pretty good! There is just one exhaust leak i need to fix, and I am waiting on a gasket to come in.

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Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 am
by Esteban
Congratulations on the progress. Excellent pictures also, that allow us to get the complete picture of your build.

Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:20 pm
by yitzac1990
thank you! I dont usually post this many pictures, im usually too dirty and too busy working through the project. but for such a unique project, I am trying to take more pics to share with the forum.

Now that the engine work is done (I got the radiator and hoses in yesterday), Its time to start on suspension. First, out with the front axle and disassembly! First up is the custom disc brake conversion.

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Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:10 pm
by yitzac1990
the patrol now has speakers! i made my own custom speaker brackets/holders, came out pretty good, and i got all 4 speakers for free! the front passenger side is basically the same install as driver side.

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Re: 1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:03 am
by yitzac1990
while I wait on my rotors to be machined, I started the SPOA conversion. 25% done....

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yes I will have to modify the steering arm to be a high steer setup