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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 02, 2017 3:24 pm

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I need to put 1965 model dash vent springs in my 63 which has huge springs that protrude through where the vent screen would be. Please see the attached.

Questions
A). Will 1965 springs fit into my 63 spring receiver pattern?
B). If so does anyone have a full set of 65 springs?
C). If I can use 65 springs does anyone want my 63 springs?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed May 03, 2017 11:03 am

The springs from your '65 should work. I think the only difference in the springs is the height, to avoid hitting the screen.
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu May 04, 2017 8:43 am

Thank you RiverPatrol
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Postby Esteban » Thu May 04, 2017 10:50 am

Those springs are probably unobtanium new, but are easy to make for someone in that trade. Years ago I had mine duplicated by a local shop in Ecuador. Had to make them twice, since the first batch were too strong, and I was afraid of damaging other components (whimp! I couldn't open :lol: ) Those springs have been in my Patrol for over 15 years by now.

I'm sure that this is something that Raul (member rrodriguezsal) can help us with. There are probably many places in Colombia that can make these springs, and probably make a batch of them since I'm sure other members will want.

I will contact Raul with this idea.
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri May 05, 2017 5:47 am

Thank you Esteban. Your solution is perfect. It sounds like they are in short supply.
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Postby Esteban » Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 am

Raul (rrodriguezsal) said he's going to have the springs made. He had the springs made in the past, and has send them to Kwait.

How many sets should he made?

I will want 1 set.
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri May 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Thank you so much. It seems there aren't any spares anywhere and it s a fairly rusty location so I'm betting there is a bigger need than we think. I would love to have one set but would buy several more sets if Raul needs to a run.
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Postby Mattbob53 » Fri May 05, 2017 6:02 pm

I'd take a set


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Postby L60Boerne » Wed May 10, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi Esteban, Did your contact in Colombia agree to make some sprigs for us?
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Postby Esteban » Wed May 10, 2017 3:32 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Hi Esteban, Did your contact in Colombia agree to make some sprigs for us?
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He did answer the request on May 5th, and was going to look into it and let us know. I think that due to the nature of his work, he's without access to the internet while there. I think he works offshore.

Will send another email today. I think that if I we order 10 sets will be enough for the moment. I'm sure some members will want them.

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Postby L60Boerne » Thu May 11, 2017 5:53 am

Thank you, i will cover any shortfall, so if ten sets are required, please place that order for ten sets. i guess i would like to know what you expect they would cost per set and when we can expect a delivery. i have found with Anspira, the ebay seller from Colombia, that DHL delivery is about 5 days and not too much, especially for the lightweight of a spring set. L60Boerne
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Postby zed » Thu May 11, 2017 4:42 pm

I'm in for a pair also.
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Postby Esteban » Wed May 17, 2017 1:54 pm

Have an incredible announcement to make. Member rrodriguezsal wrote an email this morning telling me that he has ordered 40 springs total made (20 lefts and 20 rights) So those are good for 10 vehicles with 2 vents each.

He has decided to give them for free to the members of 60Patrol, as a way of giving thanks for this wonderful site. :clap: :clap: :clap:
One of his buddies is going to ship the springs to my house by the end of the week (Raul is in Brazil at the moment). I will then forward in sets to the members that have already requested them.

I'm guessing that the springs are the same for the 2-vent type or the 3-vent type windshields. Haven't been able to figure out. Just for fun, these are the part numbers according to a 71 Parts Manual. Other manuals don't have them:
72767-44001 RH springs
72768-44001 LH springs

The springs will last a long time, so please try not to be hoarders at this time (who isn't one :twisted: ) and give some others in need a chance. RiverPatrol has not mention anything, so I'm putting one set for each windshield type. I know L60Boerne wanted to have more sets, and Zed wanted 2 sets. I will check the real condition of mines today, and maybe I can spare some of mine.

So far, I have the following members and quantities (please correct me if I'm wrong):






Member2-Vent Sets3-Vent SetsTotal Springs
L60Boerne212
Zed14
Mattbob5314
RiverPatrol1110
Esteban16
Total36


Since some members use Tapatalk, I just noticed that the table doesn't show there, so the list will be:

L60Boerne - 2 sets for the 3-vent
Zed: 1 set for the 2-vent
Mattbob53: 1 set for the 2-vent
RiverPatrol: 1 set of the 2-vent, 1 set for the 3-vent
Esteban: 1 set for the 3-vent
TOTAL # of springs: 36

Thanks a lot Raul (rrodriguezsal) Very kind of you!
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Postby zed » Wed May 17, 2017 2:12 pm

I know there is postage/shipping costs that I want to pay. Please let me know the amount and recipient of these funds.

Thank you all for making the effort.
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed May 17, 2017 7:25 pm

Wow, I am so thankful. I certainly do not want more than I need. I need one full set, which is six springs, in my case. Then I need only two for my second patrol.
Therefore, that is four of each type.
Please let me know how I am help and pay.
Thank you both.
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