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Old 02-20-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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'68 Patina Short Wide

Well, i guess i should start a build thread. lol... Bought this truck from a buddy who has had it sitting in his backyard for SEVERAL years... I've always bugged the family about selling it to me. Well, the day finally came. They had started some work on it, but stalled out. Here's what she looked like when i picked her up.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

At first i had planned on just getting the inline 6 running and just making it a good factory cruiser... well.... that quickly changed... dang you facebook for sale pages... LS motor here we come.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Figured since we are doing an LS motor i need to throw a Boyds tank in the rear.... So, bed comes off... and a little power washing action.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:54 PM   #4
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Got the tank and the CPP LS swap kit. Motor and trans mounts, headers, all the goodies.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Now it's time to test fit all the goodies.. I picked up some Speedhut gauges and made a new aluminum bezel.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:00 PM   #6
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Pulled all the stuff out of the cab and got it ready for removal... i've decided to go ahead and media blast and paint the frame.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:03 PM   #7
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Now we are ready for Media blast and new suspension... i've decided on going with a 5/7 static drop... so we took the truck to a buddies shop and he's going to do all the "fab" work for me... C-notch and all the new suspension stuff. then blast and paint.
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1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser - Sold
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:06 PM   #8
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Looks killer keep up the good work I'll be watching.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:35 PM   #9
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Got the C-Notch cut in last night... The shock relocation brackets and adjustable panhard bar should be here later this week.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:47 PM   #10
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Cool truck, going to be a neat build
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:55 PM   #11
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

So cool!!!!
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:13 AM   #12
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Sweet truck, I’ll be watching this build. Love the patina look.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:52 PM   #13
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Nice build. I look forward to seeing it in the future. Do you go to good guys in ft worth?
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:25 AM   #14
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Nice build. I look forward to seeing it in the future. Do you go to good guys in ft worth?
I have been in the past... i'm hoping to take the truck there when it's done.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:23 AM   #15
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Looking good . I guess I'm gonna have to watch
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Great Build Thread. I'll be watching this build.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:53 PM   #17
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Re: '68 Patina Short Wide

Installed the shock relocation brackets and drop blocks tonight.. didn't get around to installing the adjustable panhard bar yet. Getting ready for media blast and paint this weekend hopefully!! My Eastwood chassis black should be here tomorrow.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:38 PM   #18
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Great build, very clean solid looking truck. Tagging along.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:11 PM   #19
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Next time I am down at Camp M.K. Brown I will have to sneak off and come look at this project. Lot's of good ideas there.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:04 AM   #20
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Got the frame sand blasted this weekend. Went ahead and welded in the C Notch and cut holes for the exhaust in the cross-member. It's coming along nice. Going to try and paint it all today.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #21
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Following along, great build you have going there.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:25 AM   #22
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Well, paint is on the frame. Final assembly of suspension is coming along... probably going to set the cab back on the frame this weekend.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:06 PM   #23
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Got the suspension buttoned up and cab mounted this weekend!!

Don'd mind that bearded ginger, he's got mind of his own, and no soul. lol
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Installed the shock relocation brackets and drop blocks tonight.. didn't get around to installing the adjustable panhard bar yet. Getting ready for media blast and paint this weekend hopefully!! My Eastwood chassis black should be here tomorrow.
If you don't mind me asking, what does the lower bracket do in relation to the stock brackets? I understand the upper.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:19 PM   #25
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If you don't mind me asking, what does the lower bracket do in relation to the stock brackets? I understand the upper.
It corrects the geometry of the shocks after dropping the suspension and the lower bracket increases the travel/length of shocks, otherwise they'd be pretty short shocks.
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