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vanmansam last won the day on May 22 2013

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About vanmansam

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    Charleston, SC
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    70' 510 Station Wagon
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    Vintage imports, energy, mechanics
  1. Saw on IG, at first the surface rust on those fasteners makes had me like "oh shit here we go" but you got ZERO rot. and with zero trunk rust and no rust under the vinyl top you rly won big with this coupe
  2. Another plug for my favorite body work youtube channel. This video is great and well worth the time, should help you get the welder set up. and as others have said do a small tack, move somewhere else, wait, come back. Stitching panels together takes time.
  3. Sorry just typed all this out without full reading. Sorry for the double reply. If you ordered the inner replacement panel then thats the way to go. But as posters above have said, whatever technique you use, just pick one and pick a day and go for it. For the inside panel no one will ever see it, and for the outside, its low and the bumper hides most of it and theres a reason bondo (oh ya ur australian. BOG) exists.
  4. Pete, Im the guy that messaged you on instagram about the main power wire to your fuse box. Liking the build, keep it up! As for the rust on the rear quarter inner, rather than cut out the holes and try to patch them I would most likely start by cutting some small steel plates, bend as necessary, then back them up behind the holes. Then weld the holes shut. Its one way of doing it, and no one will ever see the patch so beauty is not critical. Then depending on the available access on the inside of the quarter where the exhaust is and how thin the metal and the first round of welding went
  5. Navy sent me to Groton Connecticut on the USS Virginia. Not a whole lot of time for cars these days. Anyone in New England with a 510 or any Datsun that wants to hang out, PM any time. Chunk is still with me, towed her up here. She isnt in the best shape at the moment. Need a LOT of little shit fixed. Havent driven regularly in about a year an a half, down to driving about once a month. So sad considering this used to be my daily. Dont want to drive at all here, I am super afraid of the salted roads here, and that 4 salty winters are pretty dangerous. The biggest things on the list to ge
  6. Moved off base. Bought a couple hammers and collected some better tools. Zero progress on Chunk besides floor mats and general tune up type stuff. Still collecting parts for paint, I have all new rubber for the windows a few new trim pieces ect. Will probably remove all windows and headliner to rebond roof to support bows before I take to body shop. Still a little hesitant just cause I will be moving this summer. Oh well, I will keep this thread updated with progress. Heres a cheesey little video of me cruising around. Got a gopro so more driving videos to come, fut
  7. For step one: No, because resistance will change for both potentiometers... how will you know which is which? Its been a long time since figured the wiring out so I dont know specifics but for me it was easiest to check with voltage hooked up. I am not sure exactly how the tone vs volume pots differ but you're right, there is probably a simpler way to check with a meter. For the second comment you are right, and I thought I edited that portion out. It has been a while since I did this write up and I have edited it a few times, and it still need some revisions for technical clarity.
  8. I tried replacing all the capacitors in my radio this weekend and part of the circuit broke in half in the process. Jumpered all the broken connections and even added a blue LED in place of the burned out light. Thought it was good so I Put it back together and went to test it. When i turned it on I blew my 5amp fuse, so replaced it. With the new fuse I turned it on and got no sound output, then i see smoke coming out of front cover. Crikey, so I guess I am in need of a parts radio or something and some actual testing with a multimeter before I hook power up to it again. :(
  9. I havent been on ratsun in a while, so I come back and see all this unfolding... I negotiated to buy a tapedeck from tristin waaaaay back and never received anything, basic replies from him were that it was sent, on its way, problem with shipping ect. I am guessing that was all bs on his side of things, but i had accepted that, and the fact that I would never see that tape deck or money assumin that it was a total loss on my part. So i guess I respect this apology, and its good to see some of the other people who thought they were getting fucked over finally receiving their stuff. Time wil
  10. I did, maybe bad connection? Also, it was a 40cent part from radio shack not exactly built to last. Mine is consistently bad, but tolerable. Might investigate next weekend, i have been having some other electrical problems. BTW got the overriders put on with my spare set of bumpers thanks again for helping me out with that.
  11. No the modulator thing is a essentially a small radio transmitter that send a short radio frequency to the surrounding area for your radio to pick up. Basically creates your own personal radio station and the signal is whatever would normally be sent through the headphone jack. Mine sounds like garbage too!! B) B) lol. I got a new radio antenna so I finally have AM signal and when I use my aux the signals bleed and blend into a static mess unless I just have the tip of the jack touching the RCA. Havent riddled out why, maybe its the type of dual shunts rca i used, but it cuts out t
  12. I just dont, okay, dont judge me :( Military life separated me from my tools and garage. Limited to small collection of hand tools I have in my truck box, and hammer just hasnt been on the no1 list of priorities. Its like being stuck in a hotel with only a tooth brush and a disposable razor. Some surface rust has started to flake a little bit more than I am comfortable with in wheel wells, need to get some POR15 in there. Any suggestions for preserving the exposed sheet metal of the body parts without looking MORE like an unfinished bodywork primer-mobile?
  13. Front bumper brackets arent exactly straight but I dont own a hammer. Rear bumper has no chrome left but its really straight. Notice new antenna.
  14. Mini update on chunk. She lives! Got a matchbox distributor from a friend in Arizona. Still havent driven her much but thats ok, I need to kinda get some more little stuff sorted before i go crazy driving her. Devolved an oil leak at the pan (about a drop a day), need to install matching set of locks i got, permanently mount new coil, lock tight alternator bolts ect ect.. also, chunk survived the great South Carolina blizzard of 2014.. :rofl:
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