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delariva

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About delariva

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  • Birthday 04/20/1984

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  • Location
    Denver CO
  • Cars
    1964 L320
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    Old cars, fishing, hunting, tattoos, art, training, BJJ & MMA.

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  1. I just got my PayPal invoice, and will send the payment now. Thanks again for getting this together.
  2. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    wayno, that definitely looks like a ton of work! I really like how yours turned out. I think it looks better with the extended cab windows than it does just stretched a few inches without them.
  3. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I got the Eastwood shrinker stretcher and bead roller. I looked into the mitler bros bead rollers, but decided for how often I will use it, it didn't make sense to spend the extra money. All of the Eastwood stuff I have has been fairly good quality for the price. Finished tacking in the patch yesterday. It fits as well as I could have hoped, and I am happy with it. My goal is to have everything patched up and get a good start on the rest of the chassis and suspension over the winter. I would like to be ready to epoxy the rest of the cab as soon as it warms up.
  4. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I definitely misunderstood. I went back and read it again. Who knows, maybe by the time i finish cleaning up the stepside bed that came with the truck, I'll feel more confident. Right now I don't think I have the skill to do it right.
  5. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    They look like they have a different profile. I have seen rocker panels offered by reduxgarage for the 521, they look really nice. I reached out to them on their website to see if they could make some for the 320. They replied and said they didn't have a 320 to reference. I asked if sending a complete rocker would be enough to reference, but didn't hear back.
  6. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I didn't even know the doors were different sizes. Thanks for the info Wayno, that would be a lot of work to not get any leg room out of it. I can't imagine trying to get the cab extended and not screwing it up somehow. I ended up getting a new compressor over the weekend. My brother needed one too, but didn't have the space for it. He was nice enough to split the cost with me and let me keep it at my place. I have the patch cut out and the fitment of the new piece is about ready to tack in. I am just making sure it REALLY fits well this time before welding. I learned my lesson last time I got a little too eager. It has been really cold and snowing here the last few days so I have been working in short shifts in the cold garage. I think a propane heater is working it's way to the top of my shopping list.
  7. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Thank you. I bought a shrinker/stretcher and a bead roller. I went to a local sheet metal fab company and brought a piece of the rocker to see if I could get a quote on a replacement rather that patching it. They said they didn't know if they could even do it, but if they could it would be a minimum of $400 - $500 per rocker and most likely could cost more. After that I just decided to buy some more tools and figure it out myself. I am sure I could find someone that could do it. I almost had it right with a hammer and dolly, so I don't really see how a company that fabricates parts for a living thought it would be so difficult to reproduce. I practiced making the 90 degree angle on that piece with the bead roller before shrinking that curve into it. I think, with the right dies, I can get the rockers done.
  8. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I am working on patching some damage to the cab corner. I decided to practice shaping some sheet metal on a smaller piece before attempting the rocker again. I have a patch piece that is a very close fit right now. It will probably need a little fine tuning once the piece is cut out, but it should work. I ordered and installed a new reed valve/gasket kit on the compressor, but it still isn't building air as well as it used to. I can't order any other replacement parts for it because it is too old, so hopefully it will build air well enough to run the cutting tools. I am going to give that a try this weekend.
  9. delariva

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I haven't checked your build in a long time. WOW! you have done awesome work since I last checked in. Really impressive stuff man. I am excited to keep going back further once I get off work. For now, I need to log off before your build gets me fired haha.
  10. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Finished the disc brake kit installation a little over a month ago (other than the brake lines, I have to re-run all of the hard lines) I also made a trip to the pull yard. I got a notification that they had a 521. I grabbed the grille / headlight trim, and the washer fluid bag (can't find a pic of the bag) the bag leaks so I may not be able to use it. I snagged the trim because I didn't want it to get scrapped. I'll sell it to someone that needs it and use that money toward a 320 grille with the round signals, if I ever find one. I wish I brought more tools, the front bumper was in pretty good shape, but I needed another box wrench to take it without bending the bracket. I left it rather than trashing the bracket to remove the bumper. Hopefully someone else grabbed it before it got crushed. The last work I did before hunting season was stripping paint on the passenger side door jambs and rocker, and removing the passenger door. The rust damage is about the same on that side, maybe slightly better. With the compressor out of commission for a while I think I will try to fab a better rocker for the driver side than the first attempt. I want to get that finished before I cut anything out of the passenger side.
  11. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    The tie rod dust boots are a universal part from Energy Suspension. They aren't perfect, but they work. The part is #9.13101 https://www.energysuspensionparts.com/9.13101
  12. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I am almost positive the transmission is an L series 4 speed. I need to get in the garage and figure out what to work on next. I just wrapped up archery season last weekend, so the month of Sept was spent in the mountains. One of the higher priorities on my project list is to take my compressor in to see why it won't build air. I was in the middle of spraying some more epoxy before the cold weather hits and it went out on me. I tried checking the pistons and didn't see any scoring, and the gaskets look good. Hopefully it isn't going to be too pricey, we have our first baby on the way this spring, so all work on the Datsun needs to be done on the cheap end this winter. I'll go through my pics and figure out what I finished up since my last post and do a quick update.
  13. Thanks for the PM ol' 320. I stopped paying attention to this thread a long time ago, and would have missed it. I'm in for a set and filled out the pre order form.
  14. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Here are some progress pics from Friday evening. I didn't get it bolted back on the vehicle, but that should be easy to get to after work this week. I had to run to the parts store for a different inner wheel bearing. When I ordered the donor parts on rock auto, I got the wrong ones. Not sure what I was thinking, but I bought them for the 520 instead of the new 720 hubs. Other than that everything else was smooth sailing.
  15. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Thanks Mike. I have the aluminum brackets. The kit is amazing, you did a great job putting it together. The amount of thought you put into it, and the videos you share online make the install really easy.
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