1969 Patrol, Take 2: Action!

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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:04 pm

Ive got some preliminary brackets designed for the rear calipers (this is driver side modeled, but the bracket will work on either side):

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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:13 am

SUCCESS!!! the rear disc swap is complete and it worked out perfectly!! I will start another thread with all the information I have on this.

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Postby yitzac1990 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:14 am

Ive got a mockup of my front disc brake adapter bracket. I think it came out pretty good on the first try. Time to find a machine shop that can make me some brackets that wont break the bank.

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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:58 am

Hi yitzac1990,

just want to say thanks for taking the time to keep us all in the loop with your build thread - don't have a clue where you find the time to make the progress you have so quickly but it's a great read and both informative and inspiring too - you're making it look all too easy !

Looking forward to the next installment, please keep it coming...

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Postby yitzac1990 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:34 am

Johnny Roadkill wrote:don't have a clue where you find the time to make the progress you have so quickly


when I am not at my job, or with my son, i basically devote all that other time to the Patrol haha

i also enjoy working on vehicles, especially new projects, so even when I say this will be a "slow project", i usually am too excited to take my time

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Postby Volkmann77 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:54 am

Good Job!
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Postby Esteban » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:57 am

Johnny Roadkill wrote:Hi yitzac1990,

just want to say thanks for taking the time to keep us all in the loop with your build thread - don't have a clue where you find the time to make the progress you have so quickly but it's a great read and both informative and inspiring too - you're making it look all too easy !

Looking forward to the next installment, please keep it coming...

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I've been thinking the same! but you put it in much better words. Amazed at the fast pace! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:12 pm

Well done. Once you get everything the way you want it please share a complete list of which machine shop has your specs and can repeat your success.

RiverPatrol - I presume the 69 parts shown herein will fit on all the year models in the 60s. If not please offer us guidance on which years his wonderful upgrade will work on.

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Postby yitzac1990 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:27 pm

I have all of the specs for the brakes because I designed all the parts myself. I will happily share everything. I already made a separate thread for the rear brake disc swap, and will do the same for the fronts.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:07 am

hopefully this week I will be picking up the last of the front brake parts. Will try to get it together by early next week and post the info.

Seats are at the upholstery shop getting made up...

Next item would be getting the driveshafts made...

Then wheels (maybe) and tires!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:57 pm

The front brakes are done! I updated my brake thread, feel free to have a look

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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:37 pm

I also had to order a new steering damper...the other one I ordered wouldnt compress enough and was bottoming out. The damper I chose (to basically replace the OEM one) is a Monroe SC2916. 13.25" compressed length, 22.25" extended length.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:40 pm

Starting to rethink my steering arm setup.....

Does anyone know if the studs at the top of the steering knuckle are removed easily? Are they simply threaded in? I am thinking of taking the cap off, removing the studs, and using longer studs so I can attach a high steer arm in this location.

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Postby Esteban » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:48 pm

yitzac1990 wrote:Starting to rethink my steering arm setup.....

Does anyone know if the studs at the top of the steering knuckle are removed easily? Are they simply threaded in? I am thinking of taking the cap off, removing the studs, and using longer studs so I can attach a high steer arm in this location.


They are! Please take a look at this diagram:

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Postby yitzac1990 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:08 pm

awesome, thank you so much! and fast reply!

next question, do you by any chance know the thread size/pitch of those studs? and for 10 bonus points, do you know the bolt spacing/pattern? trying to design my own steering arm, OR see if an off the shelf arm for another common type knuckle will fit.
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