Paul's 1967 Restoration

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Postby moore_rb » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:35 pm

looking great Paul !
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Nice work! I want a shop where I can pull mine apart and work on it when I feel like it!
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Postby pdub » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:06 pm

I haven't posted in a long time but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on Desert Rat. I finished up on the rear tub metal replacement then dropped it off at the bodyshop for some metal messaging. This thing was so bad I just didn't have the time or patience to get it laser straight. I also did some body work on the doors and had to weld up a ton of holes that were not supposed to be there. I just this yesterday sand blasted, straightened and filled the left step just need to paint black. I decided to have a local body shop do the final paint as I don't want to bring on too much heat from my home owners association. :lol:
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Postby Mattbob53 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:05 am

That looks really good.


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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks for the update. Good work!
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Postby yuke175 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:29 pm

I saw you used 343219 KYB shocks on all 4 corners. Are you happy with the fitment? Would they work with a 2" lift?
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Postby pdub » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:27 am

That is a good question. I used the KYB's as they are pretty much the same length and size as the originals. Not sure if they would have enough travel for a 2" lift.
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Postby pdub » Wed May 01, 2019 9:48 pm

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Pretty cool find. I was in Huntington beach going to a car show on the pier. I was looking for a parking spot a couple blocks up from the beach. I made a turn to pull onto a spot and there in front of me was this Patrol. A little worse for wear but hopefully it will get restored one day.
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Postby curlrider11 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:46 pm

That one has a nice look! Good find
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu May 02, 2019 8:15 am

That one is "leave a note on the window" worthy. It needs to be put to good use! Maybe it is already, hope so.
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Postby pdub » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:23 pm

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Finally getting some paint on Desert rat. Much more to go but got the underside of the fenders, floor, bed and full firewall and engine compartment sides. I also found if you order a hood welting kit for a military jeep it makes perfect bed pad replacements.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Very nice work.
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Postby Esteban » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 pm

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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:43 am

Lookin' pretty good. 8-)
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