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This post will detail the steps needed to obtain a BP/EP/FP/MP Patriot from the mission 'Big Smoke's Cash'.

Notorious for being one of the harder missions to do and comes up at random on Monday and Friday in-game between the missions 'King in Exile' up until the mission 'Yay Ka-Boom-Boom', with its counterpart mission being the 'Loco Syndicate Drug Courier' which is triggered every Wednesday and Saturday. Note that this mission itself is NOT required to do in order to achieve 100% completion, thus making it completely optional and can be skipped when desired.

Keep in mind that while this Patriot is Bullet/Explosion/Fire AND Melee-proof, it is NOT damage proof, so it will take damage from collisions!

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How to obtain this truck:

What is needed:
  • Storage space in either the Johnson House or the Doherty Garage
  • Tow Truck (Optional)
  • Sawn-off Shotgun (Optional)
The steps:

There are at least two ways to obtain the Patriot, provided you do not toss it off a bridge and into the water.

Option 1:
  1. Use a Tow Truck and intercept the Patriot while on its way to San Fierro. As it is making use of regular roads, this shouldn't be much of an issue, just watch the traffic along the way.
  2. Hit the Patriot to make it lose its cash, pick that up if desired.
  3. Once all the cash boxes have been ejected, keep hitting the Patriot until the driver moves out, provided the Patriot does NOT get destroyed even though it is NOT Damage Proof.
  4. Move the Tow Truck in front of the Patriot while keeping it on screen so it will NOT despawn and lower the crane so the hook attaches to the front of the truck
  5. Drive the Tow Truck with the Patriot attached to the Doherty Garage and park it in the open garage by reversing into it and releasing the Patriot inside. Let the garage door close while keeping the Patriot in sight/on-screen.
  6. Save the game.
  7. Now go back to the garage. The Patriot is now unlocked with its BP/EP/FP/MP properties intact and available for you to use.
Option 2:
  1. Make sure you are present at the Grove Street cul-de-sac where the Johnson House is located before the call from Cesar comes! This is where the Patriot begins its drive to San Fierro.
  2. Try the same method as described above using a Tow Truck, or hit the Patriot in a way so it will tip over and land on its roof, at which it will catch fire and blow up, completing the mission regardless of the cash collected, or if you skip the mission it will continue its drive to San Fierro, intercept it as previously described.
  3. When the Patriot is destroyed, push the wreck back to the Johnson House Garage, either by just running up against it or by using the Sawn-off Shotgun. Beware if you use the latter as it can attract attention of either the Ballas and/or any police officers nearby.
  4. Push the wreck into the Garage of the Johnson House, use a bike to keep the door open, just in case, but make sure the wreck does NOT despawn!
  5. Close the Garage door while keeping the wreck in sight.
  6. Open the Garage door again. If done right, the Patriot is now completely restored with its special properties intact.
  7. Save the game.
  8. You are now free to use this special Patriot at your leisure.
 

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This post details the steps as to how to obtain an All-Proof Merit from the mission '555 We Tip'. This is the car driven by the DA officer whom you're supposed to frame for possession of marihuana under orders of Tenpenny.

All-Proof means that the car is Bullet/Damage/Explosion/Fire AND Melee-proof, the only ways it can be destroyed is by e.g. hitting the bike while wearing a parachute or dump it in the water.

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How to obtain this car:

What is needed:
  • Storage space in the Hashbury Safehouse (recommended)
  • Parachute
  • Assault or Sniper Rifle
The steps:
  1. Play the mission '555 We Tip' as normal, up until you've driven the Merit back to the Hotel's parking lot undamaged after planting the mary in the trunk.
  2. Step out of the car after putting it in the marked spot, but do not return to the valet spot outside! Wait instead until the other valet comes to pick up the car.
  3. Let the valet get into the car. This will activate the All-Proof property!
  4. Stand in front of the car and shoot the other valet through the head to make him fall out of the car.
  5. Get into the car, drive it to the Hashbury Safehouse and park it in the garage.
  6. Get out of the car, equip the Parachute and punch/kick the car until flames come out.
  7. Move to the other side of the garage, but do NOT exit it yet! Wait until the car blows up which fails the mission!
  8. Exit the garage so the door closes, and then approach it again to open it.
  9. The All-Proof Merit is now restored and ready for you to drive in.
  10. Save the game.
 

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This post details the steps as to how to obtain an Unique Brown-colored Camper from the mission 'Jizzy'.

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There are at least two variants of this Camper, with a Brown-Red and a Brown-White coloring, as seen below, stored with two other cars.
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You can only obtain one variation of the brown campers at the time as only one will appear during the mission. To obtain any other, you must fail the mission and attempt it again to see if it will spawn then.

How to obtain this Camper:

What is needed:
  • Storage space at the Doherty Garage (recommended)
The steps:
  1. Play the mission 'Jizzy' as normal, until you're tasked to head for the bottom of a highway intersection at Foster Valley, to rescue one of Jizzy's 'hos' there whom is being attacked by abusive clients. The brown camper is parked there beside the attacker.
  2. Step into the Camper and drive to the Doherty Garage. During that time the mission will fail as it will fail to rescue the woman, but will allow you to retain the Camper by storing it in the Garage, and attempt the mission again for another variety.
 

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This is a very good thread with tons of research clearly done here. I'm assuming this also applies to the remastered trilogy that keep out as well? Or just specifically the original version?
 

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This is a very good thread with tons of research clearly done here. I'm assuming this also applies to the remastered trilogy that keep out as well? Or just specifically the original version?
All of the above methods have proven to work in the original version, which I happen to have. From what I can tell, these methods also apply to the remastered version as well.

And now while on the subject:

Here is one of the easiest special vehicles to obtain: Jizzy's Broadway

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While this car doesn't have any special resistances, it does come with a unique color, being a beige body with purple seats, as this Broadway is owned by Jizzy B, the most notorious pimp from San Fierro whom runs the Pleasure Domes Club.

How to obtain this Broadway:

What is needed:
  • Storage space in any nearby safehouse with garage in San Fierro, Hashbury and the Doherty Garage are recommended due to distance.
The steps:
  • Just play the mission Jizzy as normal, regardless if you attempt to obtain the aforementioned unique brown camper too. At the end of the mission, Jizzy will inform you that the car has come onto an APB, which gives you the opportunity to drive the car into a garage and then save the game afterwards.
Remember that the car loses its unique colors whenever you use a Pay and Spray to get rid of the wanted level and repair any damages done, so in order to keep the car's unique colors, it would be advisable to locate and use any Police Bribes that there are around in order to remove the Wanted Level.
 

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This post will explain how to obtain at least one All-Proof FCR 900 motorbike from the mission 'T-Bone Mendez'.

It should be noted here that there are FOUR of these bikes appearing with the All-Proof properties, making them Bullet, Damage, Explosion, Fire AND Melee-proof. That and obtaining at least one of the bikes is also VERY risky if you want to obtain it without cheats as this has a high chance of being either Busted or Wasted, so proceed with caution.

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How to obtain this bike:

What is needed:
  • Storage Space in the Doherty Garage
  • Sawn-off Shotgun with plenty of ammo (Hitman skill recommended)
  • (Heat-Seeking) Rocket Launcher
  • Body Armor
  • Firefighter Mission Level 12 completed (Recommended as you are fully fireproof)
  • Having at least the 'No-Wanted Level' and the 'Reduced Traffic' cheats active is also recommended given the risk of obtaining these bikes, but is completely optional if you wish to try it without chets.
The Steps:
  1. Play the mission 'T-Bone Mendez' as normal until you have to go to the ambushed van.
  2. Do NOT make your way directly to the van; instead, head for the direction of Doherty and make your way up on the area with the three buildings overlooking the main overpass where the ambushed van is located.
  3. Once you have spotted the van and the four bikes beside it, aim your Heat Seeking Rocket Launcher at the outer-most bike and fire a single rocket towards it. The resulting explosion will destroy the packages first, which fails the mission, after which the bikes themselves are destroyed.
  4. Approach the wrecks and then use the Sawn-off Shotgun to blast the one wreckage you want towards the Doherty Garage. Make sure you keep the wreckage of the bike on-screen at all times, as the wreckages are scripted to despawn once off-screen for a short moment.
  5. Keep blasting at the wreck with the Sawn-off Shotgun to get it in the Doherty Garage. Make sure the door is open completely and nothing blocks its path (like the side of a wall) as it has a risk of the wreckage despawning (I can confirm this out of experience).
  6. Once the bike is in the garage, let the door close while keeping it in sight. This will fully restore the bike AND its All-Proof properties.
  7. Approach the garage so the door opens. The restored, All-Proof FCR 900 bike is now ready for you to use anytime you like.
  8. Save the game.
 

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This post will explain how to obtain a unique yellow-colored Burrito van from the mission 'Mike Toreno' while passing the mission.

This Burrito van does not have any special resistances, but has a unique color, thus you will NOT find this color on the van anywhere else, not by seeing it in traffic, not seeing it parked whenever you see one and you won't get it from the Pay and Spray, no matter how many times you respray it.

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How to obtain this van:

What is needed:
  • Storage Space in the Doherty Garage
  • Body Armor
The steps:
  1. Play the mission 'Mike Toreno' as normal, until you're instructed to destroy the van.
  2. Do not destroy the van by shooting at it! Instead, push it away from the gunfire from Toreno and T-Bone Mendez. Keep in mind that the van is locked, hence you have to push it.
  3. Use either the car you entered the Airport area with, or the nearby Stretch to push the Burrito van out of the airport area and push it towards the body of water near the set of five round buildings at Foster Valley.
  4. Push the van into the water. The water is shallow so the van can be retrieved, but the game flags it as destroyed. Doing so gives you a three-star wanted level.
  5. Lose the wanted level. There is a Police Bribe underneath the overpass close by to help you with that.
  6. Once you've lost the wanted level, head back to the van at Foster Valley and push it out of the water and towards your garage at Doherty.
  7. Push the van into your garage, then pick up Toreno and T-Bone and complete the mission.
  8. Head back to the Doherty Garage and open it to confirm the van is still in there. This will let the garage recognize the van.
  9. Save the game, then head back to the garage to check on the Yellow Burrito.
  10. If done right, you now have an unique yellow-colored Burrito for you to use whenever you want.
 

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This post will explain how to obtain the Rancher from the mission 'Lure'. This Rancher is Damage, Explosion, Fire AND Melee-proof, so it will NOT take damage from colissions, fire from e.g. Flamethrower or Molotov Cocktails, explosives like Satchel Charges for example and from melee weapons like the baseball bat or just your fists (Unless you wear a parachute). It is NOT bullet-proof however, mainly for the purpose of the mission in question. It also comes with tinted windows for this mission as well.

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How to obtain this car:

What is needed:
  • Storage space in any nearby Garage, like Doherty or Hashbury for example.
  • Enough Lung Capacity, just in case
The Steps:
  1. Start the mission 'Lure' as normal and drive through the marker at the Angel Pine Sawmill, which will activate the car's special properties.
  2. Do not follow the checkpoints! Instead, drive towards the beach area, in particular the area just west of the tunnel area leading to San Fierro.
  3. Drive the car into the water, just enough to where it just floats, but keep it close to the shore.
  4. Exit the car, which will fail the mission.
  5. Now, swim to the car and push it back towards the shore to where it's drivable again, dive where needed (this is where the Lung Capacity comes into play) to give the car ground clearance again to where you can drive. This may take some time, but eventually you should be able to push the car out of the water, back onto the shore, or at least have enough clearance to where you can enter the car and reverse out of the water.
  6. If done right, you now have the Damage, Fire, Explosion- and Meleeproof Rancher at your disposal, test it with Satchel Charges, or any melee weapon to put it to the test. If you do NOT see any damage inflicted from those weapons, you've succeeded.
  7. Drive the Rancher to any of the garages you've made space for and park it inside.
  8. Save the game.

And as a bit of mercy, should above attempts have failed, you can try it again, but this will take less time to do so; 'Lure' is one of the few missions that has a 'Trip Skip' mechanic available that allows you to skip the main trip to your destination. Using that will let you skip to where you've arrived just outside the sawmill, right in front of the marker.
 
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