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Old 07-16-2019, 12:51 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I was able to add a transfer case mount bracket onto the trans crossmember, as well as run the fuel lines. I also made the throttle cable bracket and ran the main power wire. I think since the engine is in, I will start on all the electrical items and get it cranked up!



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Old 07-20-2019, 03:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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i got the exhaust manifolds in! They fit pretty well, but I did have to trim the side of the engine mount on the passenger side a bit. I will probably pull that manifold back off and trim it down some to give me even more clearance. Unfortunately some of the spark plug connectors are a tight fit, so I will order some new plug wires with 90 degree ends on them and that should fix it right up. But at least I can start on my exhaust routing now.











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Old 07-22-2019, 06:39 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Last night I got some minor stuff done as well as finished the engine bay relay/fuse center!

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Old 07-24-2019, 06:40 AM   #29 (permalink)
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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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Old 07-28-2019, 08:27 PM   #30 (permalink)
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cool
no power assisted brakes ?

look like hydroboost would fit there ?
Yes, it would!



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Old 07-28-2019, 08:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Loving your build!

Mine is a bit more unconventional.

I chose a Dodge magnum 5.9L, NP435L, and fixed-yoke NP208. I never had a stock rear axle, but had the stock front axle for a little while. I now have a D44/D60. I went with hydroboost, a Scout II steering box, and GM tilt column. I dig the gas pedal. I am using a gas pedal out of a square body Chevy. I can provide more pics if ya really want to see them.

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Old 07-29-2019, 07:09 AM   #32 (permalink)
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wow, thats awesome! and here I was thinking I had the only Patrol on this forum lol.

what leaf springs do you have? are the leaf spring and shackle mounts on the patrols frame still stock patrol? I have no idea what leaf springs are on my patrol, but I will need to find new bushings and shackles for them eventually, after the drivetrain is complete.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:18 AM   #33 (permalink)
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https://video-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/...77&oe=5D3F1CB4

also, heres some 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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Old 07-29-2019, 02:09 PM   #34 (permalink)
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wow, thats awesome! and here I was thinking I had the only Patrol on this forum lol.

what leaf springs do you have? are the leaf spring and shackle mounts on the patrols frame still stock patrol? I have no idea what leaf springs are on my patrol, but I will need to find new bushings and shackles for them eventually, after the drivetrain is complete.
Stock front springs outboarded with GMT400 shackles at the rear(drilled out to 5/8” and 52” rears with 6” long shackles. I’d provide pics, but that work was done when I was only like 18 years old, so it all looks like booty fab. I’ll get pics when I make it look a little nicer. Lol

Also, couldn’t get the link to work.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:57 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Which exh manifold is that?
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:51 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I'm using some Ebay block huggers. The fit is actually pretty good! Stainless runners to a 2.5" collector on each side.

I'll just have to upload that video to YouTube I guess and then repost a link...
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:47 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I have uploaded the short clip to Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUJUvHRI84
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:35 PM   #38 (permalink)
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AWESOME! Thanks for the share. I finally uploaded my first fire-off video. I just ran fuel line last weekend. Still gotta wire in my fuel pump and run power steering hoses before I can hear it actually idle.

I just followed you on youtube. I cant post a link to my video because of my low post count. This wouldn't be a problem if they hadn't restricted my old account, but oh well.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:06 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Got the engine running good now!

https://youtu.be/e77C_iSLPB0

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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Old 08-04-2019, 12:21 PM   #40 (permalink)
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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
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:56 PM   #41 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:23 AM   #42 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:37 AM   #43 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 08-23-2019, 06:09 AM   #44 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 08-27-2019, 09:10 PM   #45 (permalink)
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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.

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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...
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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