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    Bottom half done One or two more colors left...
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    Trailer is making progress After blasted and sealed some areas were a bit worse then expected. Roughing the body is a bit more work.
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    Excited Guys! getting back Into a Datsun soon! been way to long....
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    Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr If you look close you can see Jimmy's cute kid staring through the window.lol Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Interior besides carpet is almost perfect. Factory A/C. This 1800 has is all. It ddi have a Vinyl top hence the different color. I will fix all that. Already have parts on order.
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    Bumping this. I recently moved, now have a bigger garage. Still organizing it though. It will be a bit until I can do some meaningful work in there due to the amount of clutter from the move. The back yard has quite a bit or space so I'm trying to save my pennies to build a shop back there. Until then, I've got to get the garage organized and functional because I've got a ton of Datsun work to do.
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    Here she is all taped up. Aaaaand we have primer! After adjusting the Harbor Fart HVLP spray gun on a piece of masking paper, I gave it a shot on the bumpers. It immediately did this: Not cool. I had mixed something like 2:1 primer to lacquer thinner. So that's a no-go. Then I tried 1:1. Much better. Best shots I could get of the texture. I've never shot paint before, so I can't tell if it's actually good, but it feels good. Very consistent like a good matte. It looks much bumpier than it feels. Could be the gun was clogging or my pressures/settings weren't right. But it should sand nicely I think. This is the only major noticeable non-flatness. I just might have to tackle this one. This was the "bad" side. This fender was on the PO's car when he wrecked his other 210, so he swapped fenders with his parts car, now known as my race car. There are some many patches and hammerings in this one shot that no one will ever know about. Here's the setup if anyone is curious. I am shooting Rustoleum "surfacer" automotive primer, mixed with lacquer thinner, through the HF HVLP gun with a 1.8mm tip. That filter/staining stand from HF is a must! $20 for a 2-pack of quarts at Home Depot and I used just a little of the 2nd quart. I will probably need a 3rd quart. I had to special order this stuff online after reading tons of reviews and got to experience those nifty online order pickup lockers for the first time. This morning, once I realized I was ready to shoot, I went back to HD and had them run each can through their shaker machine. Lots of reviews online talk about the high solids content and how difficult it is to mix. I won't pretend to know what all that means, but I didn't notice many chunks and I'm happy with how it worked out. On my other bench I have a bucket with "used" thinner for cleaning the drill-powered mixer between coats. I spin the mixer in the thinner before and after mixing, then pour the mixed paint through the strainer into the gun's container.
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    Heres my pics. Jrock, thanks for hosting it was a nice day for it.
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    So finally found a cherry one from my buddy Joel. Or it found me. This 1800 SSS is a time capsule, not perfect but this car will be no challenge to restore at all.Its been a long time searching for the right one at the right price and this met both without a shadow of a doubt. I am so happy to finally join the Coupe club And again want to thank Joel for selling it to me. This one will stay all stock, Im not spending any money on this one.lol First thing is get the car, next is clean up and get running. I would love to drive around for a bit as I get all parts needed to restore. And then of course pull apart to just a roller and get it bodywork and painted. Either leaving the 1800 factory engine or swap an FJ20 with mikuni's, considering I have 2 of them.Will see. Other then that here it the first batch of pictures to show its time capsule and pristine condition. Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr'' Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr
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    Just a little update as we fast approach the date, I’d like to talk about trophies. There Will be a few trophies given out and They are going to be a little different than previous years. The trophies are being MADE more like the trophies you’d see at hot rod shows. If you imagined something like crossed piston rods and gears you’d be pretty much on the money. The trophies will be art, however I am having data plates made to be attached that will say “best paint” “best daily” etc etc. If anyone is artistic in this way and would like to volunteer to make a trophy to be presented on Sunday please PM me. Club pick is Something I’d love to see happen and if a club or clubs out there would like to make one that would be amazing! As of now the510keeper has volunteered to make and present “best paint” and I am making the mouse trap. Others trophy classes can be found on the original post of this thread. Also something else this year, we are doing a 50/50 raffle so 3 people will be winning CASH!! That way all winners get the prize they really wanted. Looking forward to to hearing from anyone wanting to be involved with this. Thanks -Jbird-
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    Nice- thank you Mainer311. Here she is- the original paint still has life! She runs really well, but leaks oil like a sieve. I’m not sure all the places the leaks are coming from, but I’m going to start with a valve cover gasket- since shutting off the dang waterfall will let me see what’s going on. Ill get some underhood pics up later
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    Another weekend, another road-trip, another 521 added to the collection! I was keeping an eye on offerup and noticed someone list a datsun drift truck and arranged to meet up with him. Noah ended up being an awesome guy and after a little chatting he let Bro and I snag this awesome little rig. With help with Noah, and his family we rolled the truck up onto the car dolly - even managed to get my little Niece helping load everything up Full bed loaded up! Once we got back to my place we got the truck unloaded I took the chance to look at what the panels looked like on the truck Got the doors mounted tonight. I know you guys want to see the floors: In the bucket of parts the rest of the trans tunnel parts are there if I want to go "back to stock". Noah was awesome and bagged all the bolts and labeled them. Pulling out some of the spare parts to swap with the green 521. Dash has the radio delete plate which is awesome, and the headlight trim is fantastic. Datsun 620 steering wheel + column and a fantastic front bumper and the MINT bench seat.
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    Just a reminder.. I’m not doing this for me, I’m doing this for us. All monies collected goes to the venue to keep the place available for events like ours for years to come. That is all..have a great day.
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    An Italian Boy's Confession "Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl." The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "'Yes, Father, it is." "And who was the girl you were with?" "I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." "Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?" "I cannot say." "Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" "I'll never tell." "Was it Nina Capelli?" "I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." "Was it Cathy Piriano?" "My lips are sealed." "Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" "Please, Father, I cannot tell you." The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself." Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?" "Four months vacation and five good leads!"
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    Bought this 1970 Datsun 521 out of SoCal after selling my 280Z. U may have seen it for sell. Plan on going through all systems, not doing a restoration but towards the ratsun look. Have been fixing the usual electrical issues; lights, switches, horn. First project will be the stance. More to come.
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    Hi ! I'm new member of ratsun forum. I don't know if this kind of topic was on this forum but I'd like to share with you my hobby. I draw japanesse cars. Maybe someone of you share my passion? What do you think about them? This is a handmade art.
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    2 quarts wasn't quite enough for 2 full coats of primer, so I had to crack into a 3rd for one last spray gun full. Another $10 from the budget I guess. Everything is sanded to 400ish 600ish so the sanding is DONE. I was really tired but I pushed through and got the first light coat of color #1 on. I switched to the 1.4mm tip. Rustoleum brand paint thinned with lacquer thinner 1:1 and a splash of hardener stolen from the kit for color #2. It sprayed great and I'm really excited to unwrap this present, probably another week from now. Then yesterday I got 2nd coat of color #1 on. I tried one of those disposable hopper cups, but the filter didnt' seal right and I got a ton of clogging on one panel. So I'll need to wetsand before the final coat. Also got some sweet vinyls ready to go on...
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    Hey DP, sorry not sorry. You have to drill some serious-sized holes in the fenders for these, one of which is 3/4”.
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    The block Z22 assembly Ready to go in headliner in 😁 and how she currently is now. I had all the hardware redone in yellow zinc and a bunch of factory Nissan parts thrown at it. Also redid the valve cover. Engine block is Nissan blue/green.
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    ha ha ha this is exactly how it goes. I know people mean well and have all the intention to buy an item, but generally speak before they can afford anything. For now I will only be putting custom Datsun CNC items on my cars, and if people want what I have then its going to be a premium to make it worth my time to make extra. Mike make the things that bring you joy. Then make or don't make deals where you want. Charge a minimum of $100 per hour for shop time. You are worth that.
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    I used concrete blocks and a couple 4X4s on my 521 kingcab, same idea just low tech. I seen that 521 crew cab at Blue Lake last year, it's still on the road, I didn't look real close at it, don't want to pick the job apart like I don't want anyone picking mine apart, I thought it had a Chevy drive train but it doesn't matter, all I know is interesting to see the transmission come apart on video, I am happy no one was hurt when it happened. There are lots of folks on here to give you advise Charlie, remember what the factory 521 crew cab looks like, here is a photo of one.
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    Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr New back window seal from Datsport.
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    63 Pontiac 4 banger making some noise...
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    It's hard to show progress when spraing white over nearly-white primer, but here it is anyway.
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    I second the dolly, it's like $40. And the full trailer is about $10 more. Because of that, I usually always rent the trailer.
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    I'd go a bit more contemporary if that's what you're after..
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    A woman decides to have a face lift for her 50th birthday. She spends $15,000 and looks sensational. On her way home, she stops at a news stand to buy a newspaper. Before leaving, she says to the clerk, ‘I hope you don’t mind my asking, but how old do you think I am?”.’About 32,’ is the reply.’‘Nope! I’m exactly 50,’ the woman says happily.A little while later she goes into McDonald’s and asks the counter girl the very same question.The girl replies, ‘I’d guess about 29.’ The woman replies with a big smile, ‘Nope, I’m 50.’Now she’s feeling really good about herself. She stops at a candy shop on her way down the street.She goes up to the counter to get some mints and asks the assistant the same burning question.The clerk responds, ‘Oh, I’d say 30.’Again she proudly responds, ‘I’m 50, but thank you!’While waiting for the bus to go home, she asks an old man waiting next to her the same question.He replies, ‘Lady, I’m 78 and my eyesight is going. Although, when I was young there was a sure-fire way to tell how old a woman was. It sounds very forward, but it requires you to let me put my hands under your bra Then, and only then I can tell you EXACTLY how old you are.’They wait in silence on the empty street until her curiosity gets the better of her. She finally blurts out, ‘What the hell, go ahead.’He slips both of his hands under her blouse and begins to feel around very slowly and carefully. He bounces and weighs each breast and he gently pinches each nipple. He pushes her breasts together and rubs them against each other.After a couple of minutes of this, she says, ‘Okay, okay.....How old am I?’He completes one last squeeze of her breasts, removes his hands, and says, ‘Madam, you are 50.’Stunned and amazed, the woman says, ‘That was incredible, how could you tell?’‘I was behind you at McDonalds’.
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    Thank you! I have not decided the cylinders yet. My friend has chart that you can use to calculate just the right cylinders that i will use when ordering the cylinders. Here's how the pedalbox is now hanging in there. It's not ready yet but you get the idea. It's still missing some reinforcement pieces and welds so it wont give up while racing the car. Then some plans have been changing again, due to almost every company has stopped making 14" semislick so I borrowed some 15" inch wheels that are going for my friend 240z and noticed that they are definetly too big for 510 (in my eyes) so im going to buy 13" wheels next. Test fitted 13" racing wheels from my friends 510 and they fitted on the rear brakes just perfectly. Now last thing to check is can i fit my Tarox calipers on 13" wheels with smaller disc or do i need to sell them and buy another set of calipers. Here's the current situation. So the wheels are 13x8 offset is around 0. My plan is going to get RS Watanabe type-r in same size (Offset -6) so next thing is to get somekind of flares to fit the new wheels. Been looking this photo a lot lately and think that this is the way i wanna go. Anyone know the name of the front air dam? And many of you have been asking about my rotisserie. Here's some photos and info. Front part goes in like a bumper: Rear part attaches to bumper holes: and legs are very simple:
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    What I have seen over the years is that for every 10 people on a forum who say "Make them, I'll buy one", that maybe 1 will actually buy. People who have never made anything from a raw chunk of material just don't understand the work involved, including things like locating material, cutting tools needed, design time, including things that don't quite come out as planned, and having to start over, even when done on CAD. That's why commercial machine shops charge by the hour to prototype an item, and that gets expensive. I feel for you Mike. Thanks for the effort !
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