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10-25-2019 07:34 AM
yitzac1990 i got the driveshafts yesterday and went on the first drive!!!

the front driveshaft needs some work...at normal ride height, there was a little bind at the u-joint in the front. I used a grinder to remove some material, and it works now, but any downward travel of the axle will see it binding up again. I may have to get some custom flanges made to adapt another CV head at the diff. But the rear works fine since I was able to tilt the rear axle up when I did my SPOA swap. ive already contacted a driveline shop that seems to be able to make custom high angle flanges/shafts, so hopefully they get back to me soon.

and yes I know I have a fuel leak, I need a new gasket for my fuel level sender, happening hopefully later today.

I am so excited to get this thing driving! as far as I know, it has not seen a road in over 20 years!!!
10-23-2019 08:57 AM
Bebop Idea for your High steer arms. This is what a friend of mine did on his patrol :

10-17-2019 06:10 AM
yitzac1990 got the 33" tires on! and the rusty wheels are a pretty good match lol

I am waiting on a 5th matching tire for the spare, and then ill be making a custom spare tire carrier, mounted to the bumper.
10-09-2019 12:25 PM
yitzac1990 The front brakes are done!

60Patrol • View topic - Another take on Disc Brakes
09-30-2019 10:53 AM
Ascinder I have a 1967 Patrol. Thanks for the great thread. Over here taking notes!
09-27-2019 10:33 AM
yitzac1990 im trying, im waiting on my brackets to be laser cut, and some threaded inserts to be turned down to size! then weld the inserts to the brackets, and bolt it all together...
09-26-2019 03:04 PM
Originally Posted by yitzac1990 View Post
can those bearing cap studs be replaced that easily? are they not welded in? and why a cone washer?
Been a lot of years since I've owned a G60, but I remember them being a m10x1.5 stud just threaded straight in to the knuckle. Could easily be wrong

Cone washers to help take the shear load of your new longer studs and transfer it into the friction between the new arm and the bearing plate/knuckle (like an OEM Toyota steering arm) and also take any slop out of the joint...

Brakes look real good. Get it finished.
09-23-2019 10:20 AM
yitzac1990 can those bearing cap studs be replaced that easily? are they not welded in? and why a cone washer?

I think it might some. I have yet to do any real testing on it. I hate that the OEM patrol drag link is unable to be adjusted for length to set alignment. I might just go with a whole aftermarket tie rod and drag link kit eventually.
09-22-2019 04:41 PM
wendleburger Longer studs with cone washers would be the go...

Does the drag link rock the tie rod forward/back when you cycle the steering under load?
Will wander pretty good going down the road if it does.
09-20-2019 06:37 AM
yitzac1990 believe me, I know its shady, and im not too proud of it. but its definitely not going to break. it doesnt hit the springs on left turn, i made sure of it before welding it all together. i did think of doing a steering arm bolted to the top of the knuckle, but theres not enough of a stud to fit a nice thick steering arm on. the wheels I test fit also might not be the wheels I wind up going with anyways. Either way, ill just have to test it all out as a whole once everything is done and sitting on the ground ready to go.

with a project so custom, its hard to tell sometimes if something is going to work without spending a ton of money on "research" and testing. I dont have those funds, so I wing it and see if it works or not, and if it doesn't, I go from there lol.
09-19-2019 03:14 PM
wendleburger I love this build, but that steering setup you've put together looks pretty shady.

You mentioned the drag link end hits the wheel/tyre, does that tower of death not hit the spring pack when you turn left?

Probably needs some decent steering arms mounted to the top knuckle bearing cap and tied back into the original arms to get the tie rod above the springs?
09-19-2019 06:14 AM
yitzac1990 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.

09-11-2019 10:02 AM
yitzac1990 SUCCESS!!! the rear disc swap is complete and it worked out perfectly!!

09-10-2019 01:06 PM
yitzac1990 Ive got some preliminary brackets designed for the rear calipers (this is driver side modeled, but the bracket will work on either side):

09-10-2019 06:44 AM
yitzac1990 This is the assembly of the new axle shaft nut and lock washer. After cleaning the threads of the shaft up a bit, it went pretty well. I got the nut on snug, but not too tight, and then bent a tab up into one of the slots.

This allowed me to start mocking up the rear brakes! Here the caliper is not bolted on or anything, just sitting there, to get an idea of how it will look:

I also welded on front shock mounts and got my new shocks on:

I did the rear shock mounts and shocks as well, but didnt get a picture of them. And here is a shot of my custom high steer setup:

The only problem with it is, the "socket" on the steering arm hits the tire on the wheels I have. I put the wheel directly onto the hub for the time being with no rotor or anything, so it may get spaced out a bit more, but this will be something I need to check for sure.
09-05-2019 05:08 PM
Originally Posted by yitzac1990 View Post
One thing I find really weird about the Patrol, is that there is actually a lot of SAE fittings/hardware on this thing...
Yeah, that fucked me up when I got mine. Haha
09-05-2019 09:47 AM
yitzac1990 the 4runner rotors are not going to work, so I ordered some 2002 Rodeo rotors. A guy on the Patrol forums used these with success, so we will see how they go.

I also ordered shocks, steering damper, and new front rubber brake lines.
08-27-2019 09:10 PM
yitzac1990 i got the hard brake lines in tonight, from brake master cylinder to the frame rails. ordered some fittings and SS braided line to go to the axles. then of course have to finish the brake swap to finish off the rest of the line. Good progress though! I cant wait until I get to drive this thing.

One thing I find really weird about the Patrol, is that there is actually a lot of SAE fittings/hardware on this thing...
08-27-2019 09:10 PM
yitzac1990 the rear SPOA swap is done. I had the axle out, welded, and back in in about an hour, much easier than the front. The axle shafts are currently out because the hubs need to be turned down a bit to fit the rear rotors for the disc brake swap.

08-23-2019 06:09 AM
yitzac1990 back from vacation, and back to work. I took some measurements of the front spindle, hub, and caliper to create a 3d model to help with bracket creation:

I also put the front axle back on the patrol last night! big difference Id say!

08-14-2019 11:37 AM
yitzac1990 Updates:

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.

while I wait on my rotors to be machined, I started the SPOA conversion. 25% done....

yes I will have to modify the steering arm to be a high steer setup

ive also started on designing my front caliper brackets!

08-05-2019 07:23 AM
yitzac1990 thanks! yeah I actually looked at the underside of a chevy 1500 truck to get an idea of how they routed the exhaust, with the front driveshaft in place and all. im glad the header collectors are 2.5", any bigger and the piping would have not fit how I have it now.

The radiator I used is an aftermarket aluminum radiator for a nissan 240sx. I am using one on my racecar (which also has a 5.3) and it keeps it cool just fine, and my buddy had this radiator and fans lying around not being used, so I got it for cheap!

I still have both original patrol driveshafts to cannibalize when it comes time for custom driveshafts...thanks though!
08-04-2019 07:56 PM
Tsunami69 Looking good! I can see we have a lot of the same ideas with our builds. IE: Y-pipe and exhaust ran down the driver side.

What are you doing for a radiator?

I would have to look, but I think I still have at least one driveshaft flange, if not two. Ill have to look to be sure. Would you want it or them?
08-04-2019 12:21 PM
yitzac1990 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 a custom disc brake setup
08-02-2019 06:06 AM
yitzac1990 Got the engine running good now!


yesterday 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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