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

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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Thank you. I really appreciate it.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:13 pm

All,

With your advice, parts and psychotherapy.....I will attempt a solo 12,800 ascent of Engineer's Pass, CO wednesday weather permitting.

Command and Control Vehicle 7 seems to be running very well and trips to 11,000 have been effortless.

I will turn around if it is not working. No need to to press a bad hand. Weather, road and traffic are perfect. It is nothing more than my high altitude driving skills and carburetion.

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Postby r1lark » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:02 am

David, we will be looking forward to your report of a successful trip! Be safe.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:25 pm

Greetings Patrol World.

Just a few notes from Lake City, CO. CCV7 performed perfectly on a 1 hr climb from 8700' to 12,000'.

Onto 12,800 tommorow.
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Postby Esteban » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:40 pm

Great, David.

The pictures are beautiful. Glad to hear about the performance!
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:10 am

You should be proud. It took a lot of diligence to get there. Awesome trip. :D
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:48 pm

Paradise Found!

In 2016 we all started the rebuild of the Green Machine.

The season is over, the trains of Jeeps gone. I had finally space to recover from a bad situation so the ascent of Engineer's Pass was at hand.

The very rough 20 mile climb through 14 major landslides and 4 dramatic switchbacks rumbled under tire effortlessly. The motor never broke cadence which kept my wife supportive throughout.

Yesterday's climb was much more aggressive so I knew all systems were finally a go. That heater sure came in handy.

Thank you for all your support, parts and prayers. These type treks require fully operational equipment. I'll feel even better once Rene upgrades my brake Master this winter.

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Postby mad4hws » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:44 pm

thanks for sharing great pics.
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Postby Esteban » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 pm

Great pictures and description of your journey.

You definitely have a way with words that keep us all very entertained.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:39 am

Very very cool. 8-)
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:51 am

Woo hoo! Good job David. Great timing and great effort on your part. The fall is really the best in the high country when the tourist activity dies down and the crisp air is like a tonic. This is when you get a Rocky Mountain high. Did you experience any glitches; brakes okay, idle good and that kind of stuff? River needs to come up with something like and Eagle Scout badge for intrepid Patrolers.
Hopefully I will be able to provide you with an equally good trip report for our hunt. Heading up today.
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:44 am

Thank you to all,

I will just say that the mission is not complete and I hope to complete "The Loop" with more Patrollers. I do think we should avoid the summer. The dust and volume of offroaders is unbelievable.

So, now I am confident in both Patrols. Now we will plan toward the first two weeks of October next year.

Patrolling towards Oct 2020,
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:34 pm

Greeting Gurus and Patrollees Worldwide,

CCV 7 aka my white 63 Patrol needs new front side roll up windows. My local auto glass company claims the replacement tempered glass is $325 per window. Does that sound right? If not, please direct me to a more reasonable supplier.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:38 am

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