Green Machine Rebuild Starts 5-9-16 - Patrollee Help Needed

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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 07, 2019 10:17 pm

Esteban your advice is excellent as usual. I see your link indicates a 7 mm seal while someone else is referencing an 8 mm seal. I bought the 7mm. Perhaps both fit, regardless I really appreciate your help as always.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon May 13, 2019 9:27 pm

Greetings,

With much help from nearly everyone Command and Control Vehicle 5 was field tested on the third most aggressive ranch I field test my vehicles on.

Next stop, Lake City, CO.

All improvements passed. The hand throttle was effective at 2,000 ft of elevation. The beefed up leaf springs did not collapse and the steering was much tighter.

The hill climbs require both hands and the pictures never accurately depict the angle but I assure you this Patrol tested today.

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Postby L60Boerne » Mon May 13, 2019 9:57 pm

One last picture from the trail.
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Postby Edgar » Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 am

That vehicle was made for that environment. It looks great!
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Postby Esteban » Tue May 14, 2019 6:59 am

Edgar wrote:That vehicle was made for that environment. It looks great!


I second that! Beautiful pictures of the Patrol and the scenery. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 am

Excellent news, great trip. The picture of the badge with trail brush stuck in it is priceless, it tells a tale. 8-)
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 14, 2019 12:33 pm

The only remaining serious flaw is the lack cup holders. I still think putting them behind the front seat is best as the front area is already small enough but that isn't easy as the seats actually lean back over the centerline of the leading edge of the tub.

Hey with all that new "wall to wall" carpet coming I surely can't soak it in Rebecca's Creek from my cups falling off the hand holding bar. Yikes, I hope I don't have to start taking off my shoes before I get into drive?

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Postby Esteban » Tue May 14, 2019 2:02 pm

L60Boerne wrote:The only remaining serious flaw is the lack cup holders. I still think putting them behind the front seat is best as the front area is already small enough but that isn't easy as the seats actually lean back over the centerline of the leading edge of the tub.

Hey with all that new "wall to wall" carpet coming I surely can't soak it in Rebecca's Creek from my cups falling off the hand holding bar. Yikes, I hope I don't have to start taking off my shoes before I get into drive?

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With those steep hills you'll probably need a Self-Leveling Cup Holder :twisted:
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Postby rjiggy » Tue May 14, 2019 3:38 pm

My first Patrol had these mounted to the dash or doors (can't remember). Minimal spillage, period correct and sty-ro-foam insulation to boot.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Thank you but those would become the 33rd identifiable rattle noise. I have capped my identifiable rattles at 33 per Patrol.

But I do appreciate the offer.

I wonder if those Oompa Loompas are still around? I could hire one to just sit in back and hold the cup. Sure they sing from time to time but I already know the tunes and they don't take up much space or weigh very much. I'll call Wonka and see.

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Postby MadTripper » Fri May 31, 2019 6:52 am

Incredible job and I'm glad to see it finally got the love it deserved.

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Postby L60Boerne » Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 am

Thanks Trip, You had it in the right shape it just needed a few things. I still love that PTO winch as much as anything. It will be loaded it up next weekend for the summer in Lake City.
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Postby MadTripper » Fri May 31, 2019 9:21 am

The winch was definitely a plus. I did have to fabricate the engagement handle assembly so prior to that it wasn't as fun to use. Great job and I'm so glad it is getting used.

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