1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:38 am

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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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:40 am

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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Postby mdawg4x4 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:52 am

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

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.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:53 pm

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!
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Postby Esteban » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:00 pm

Great!

The modern look of the hold downs with the patina makes for an awesome picture!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 am

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.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:45 pm

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
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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 pm

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??
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Postby yitzac1990 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:05 pm

Got the engine running good now!

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Postby yitzac1990 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:04 am

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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Postby Esteban » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 am

Congratulations on the progress. Excellent pictures also, that allow us to get the complete picture of your build.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:20 pm

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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Postby yitzac1990 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:10 pm

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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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:03 am

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
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