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About Conner

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  • Birthday 06/27/1977

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    2009 G37s 1968 2000 Roadster (project) 1964 L320 (project)

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  1. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Not yet. I've been working on this off and on for over a year now. I'm on my second iteration. I had the part 3D rendered, then 3D printed in rigid plastic. I created a silicone mold from the printed blank but when I cast the parts with flexible urethane they came out with thin spots and/or missing areas (see below). So I had it 3D rendered again, with thicker walls. Then 3D printed again. My next step is to pour another mold using higher durometer silicone, which should maintain the thin walls better. Once I have the mold I can cast the parts and hopefully they come out right.
  2. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    You mean this part?
  3. Rapidmedia.com appears to be a whitewater enthusiast magazine. Rafting, kayaking and such.
  4. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    So is it your plan to get someone to fabricate a rod in the same length as the 320 link but with threads to accept the 520 ends?
  5. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I ordered a set of four of those 620 bump stops on ebay. They just arrived today from Thailand. Total was around $25 including shipping. They are a bit smaller than the original ones but I think they will work. In the picture below the original one is on the right and the aftermarket 620 bump stop is on the left.
  6. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Good, I'll be interested to hear how well they match. Here's a shot of my 320 bump stop I just took after I washed it up. You can see how it rebounded in shape.
  7. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Good to hear. How do your upper bump stops look? I pulled one of mine out some time ago. Here's what it looked like when it came out: Compared to the last pic above it has elongated by almost 50% I'd say since coming out of the car. Looks pretty different now--thinner and longer. It looks almost just like these listed for a 620: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-pcs-CONTROL-ARM-UPPER-BUMP-STOP-BUMPER-FIT-DATSUN-620-720-520-521-PICKUP-TRUCK/150896507593?hash=item232221fac9:g:bB4AAOSwSdZWd~SV:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true .
  8. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    More information: the stabilizer links on each side require four bushings each (8 total). These I think are still available from Nissan. Original Nissan part #56112-09400 replaced by 56112-W5000. You may be able to find something cheaper in the aftermarket.
  9. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    54541-04100 are still available from Nissan (dust boots for upper spindle). 54519-08700 (upper control arm bushings) cross to Moog K9207 on Rockauto which is a part for a 521 and 620 truck. Definitely try those. For shocks I would get KYBs listed for the 520, which is either 343208 (GR-2) or KG4605A (Gas-A-Just). King pin sets I think are NLA but pop up on ebay from time to time. That's where I bought mine.
  10. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Your image looks good. There is some aliasing around the white boxes but it's hard to tell if that's because of the resolution of your jpg or just artifacts on your actual scan. Here's what I've got. It was drawn on a CAD program using my measurements from the VIN tag from my truck. Then I filled in the black in Photoshop. What I was suggesting was in Photoshop merge your scan of the cleaned up text onto this, which is a clean start on the bare badge.
  11. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Great idea, I will definitely buy one if they turn out. I have actually worked on this a bit and have drawn the tag on a CAD program, with dimensionally accurate and crisp black areas/clear voids for the text and stampings. If you'd like I'd be happy to share that with you and you can layer on the white text from your file. That may eliminate having to clean up the blocks for the stampings perfectly on Photoshop since you'd be starting with a clean edge. Also, the "L" should be stamped on the tag, not part of the blank. Finally, I have a vendor I used to manufacture the the Datsun 1200 valve cover badges I had made. If you're interested I can give you my contact there. They do really good work with space-age technology. Send me an email or PM for details if that's of interest.
  12. I would definitely buy a set at that price. I would make sure they know that these are not a simple extrusion that is uniform, it changes shape significantly along the length. What do they need to provide a formal quote/contract for the work? Assuming they need one, do you (or someone else on here) have a good set to provide to them?
  13. Conner

    Datsun 1965 L320

    I think I saw that old Datsun truck (I think it was from the 1940s or 50s) for sale on CL in the Northern Virginia area several months ago. And yes the original asking price was around $25k. There was a walk-around youtube video but I can't find it right now.
  14. Conner

    Snap, Crackle, Pop

    This is the British starter, seems to fit a lot of models from MGAs to Sprites from a range of years. I'm not saying I know this will fit, but it may. It definitely looks different than the one that came with my truck. https://mossmotors.com/starter-new-replacement-1?assoc=33716
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