1967 Family Patrol Project

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Postby faux40 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:53 pm

We kicked off our family patrol project this weekend. Obviously we need a place to do the work... so we started adding in a driveway from the alley. I've learned two things: 1) Shoveling gravel is hard work; and 2) it's easy to get a 2wd Frontier stuck in fresh, deep gravel!

Someday we'll top that gravel with concrete!

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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:08 pm

LOL! :lol: Once it's been compacted the Frontier should be able to manage it okay. :D
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Postby faux40 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:07 pm

The driveway is as done as it's going to get. A couple hours exploiting Family Patrol's source of child labor and the new gravel driveway has been compacted. The two new-to-us Patrols will arrive sometime late this week. Perhaps we need to name them: FP1 (our first -- while soft-top), FP2 (orange hard top) and FP3 (green hard top parts patrol)?

Joe working hard to keep the compactor from running away.
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It may be four or five times his body mass, but Jay's sure to prevail!
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Postby bosque » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:01 am

Joe has his steeltoe flip-flops on....safety first!
Man, your son Jay has quite a stache growing!!! Can you say Salvatore Dali?
Way to go team FP. :clap:
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:27 am

Kids working after dark - gotta be some child labor law violations there. :lol: Great way to exploit the energy those kids have! :clap:
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Postby faux40 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:29 pm

They're here! They're here! The two new (to us) patrols were delivered this morning. Took a bit of a shoehorn to get the tow truck into and out of the driveway, but the driver was a good sport (and earned a tip too!) and we worked them in while the kids are at school. They will be pretty excited when they get home.

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Making the turn from the narrow alley
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#2 -- Delivered!
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#3 -- Delivered!
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I needed to replace that fence support anyway...
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One was not enough and four is too many -- Here sit three patrols waiting for some love and attention!
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Postby bosque » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:14 pm

I bet your kids will race home! :auto-layrubber:
The front bumper on Orangie is perfect!!! Also, I notice a PO swapped out the side windows with a fixed piece of glass.....CBlake did this option too which seemed a good slamdunk. Side rubber for the sliding originals is available with a group buy of 10 sets or more.
Good job on it all....bummer they dont have drive shafts between all of them. :evil:
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Postby faux40 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:17 pm

Yea... Between all three, I have one front drive line. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone will want to ditch a few!
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:42 pm

:clap: :clap: Let the project begin!
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Postby faux40 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Some work actually started! Okay, so it was just replacing a flat tire, but something changed! Joe starting to learn how to work on cars!

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Postby bosque » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:07 am

Keep that side mirror safe, it's kinda rare. :whistle:
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Postby miller » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:07 am

faux40 wrote:Some work actually started! Okay, so it was just replacing a flat tire, but something changed!


More than I did today! Good to see the kids getting involved too :clap:
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:08 am

Good for Joe! :clap: :dance: It's always best to start out with the easy stuff. That helps them get used to using tools and being comfortable around vehicles. And I see he's got his steel toed sandals on. :lol:
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Postby faux40 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:18 pm

It was a big day -- #4 arrived and #3 started it's long road (short road? Maybe?) to the scrap yard. We're making piles of stuff we (or someone else) may need and piles that are destined for the scrapyard and a smelter.

Number 4 Arrives!
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Jay helps out taking out bolts with pneumatics!
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I've never separated a body and frame... kind of fun!
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Another view as it sits now.
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Those coils aren't stock... are they?
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Postby bosque » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:11 pm

'O man!..... ahem....family man! Post the "junk" please! :D
What year is the scrap? Body stuff? Pics?
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