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    Datsun 320

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  1. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Jake Makes is at it again! He's working on 3D printed heater boots and and while test fitting we realized the early style 320 heaters take a different boot. It's a shorter elbow and doglegs to the right. Two questions: 1. Does anyone have a sample of the early style heater boot? 2. Is anyone interested in purchasing one if Jake works his magic?
  2. 320 Newb

    Barn find 320

    Very cool. I see two rear axles are there other duplicate parts? Body looks very straight and it looks fairly complete. This could be a great project for someone who wants to redo all the mechanicals and keep the paint/body original.
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    New 320 owner, 62?

    I'm working with Issaranawat TreeAusawa from Thailand to have these door panels made using factory specs. He's an incredibly responsive communicator and his attention to detail is A+. All the measurements here are factory including the snap placement on the pocket. I had him modify the pocket a little so it's much less floppy than the factory pocket. The grey fabric vinyl matches my seat and headliner. Price including shipping is right at quotes I was getting from local guys. Highly recommend.
  4. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Do you have a link to the product?
  5. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I bought some PC-7 and already like it better than the JB Weld plastic epoxy. I like the way it applies and sands down and I'm hoping it bonds better to the steering wheel plastic.
  6. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Yep will do! I'm hoping a printer can cut them with rounded corners. And yes on black and gold--I did the mock up in black and white just so I could see better--my eyes ain't what they used to be. 🙂
  7. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Test printed heater stickers on printer paper and hand cut. I think I'm getting close--hoping to get them printed by the time Jake has 3D heater boots available.
  8. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Nice! When I'm done with this 520 resto I'll pull off my original 320 wheel and have a go with PC-7.
  9. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    JB Weld Plastic Epoxy. But I don't think it's the epoxy that's cracking, I think it's hairlines appearing where the steering wheel plastic and epoxy come together. 320 steering wheel plastic is remarkably shitty.
  10. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Decided to finally start restoring the 520 steering wheel I pulled off a truck in the woods in Montana. The 320 wheel I restored had a shelf life of about a year before hairline cracks appeared in some of the repairs. I'm hoping the better plastic on the 520 wheel will make the repairs last longer. I also started work on 320 heater box stickers. If anyone has good examples please post pics!
  11. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Yep! The material is called thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) if you want to read up on it. It rates very high on oil/chemical resistance.
  12. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Jake Makes did it again! He made a run of these unobtainable bad boys and they're legit. Perfect fit, tolerate heat. These are the vent covers for the little inspection hole on the transmission bell housing. $45 shipped--hit him up!
  13. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Yep! Jake has a couple samples ready to test fit and stress test. Stay tuned! Unrelated, does anyone have pictures of heater stickers, even if they're not in the best shape? I'd like to make a run of repros.
  14. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I pulled apart my early style heater and with some good advice from Steve DeFrange I pulled out my stuck valve. Knob comes off, snap ring comes off, and it taps out from behind through the inlet pipe. I used a rattail file to tap it out. I'm off to the hardware store to replace the two rubber O rings on the part I tapped out. I'll then lube it up with some plumbers grease, put it back together, and have it pressure tested. Fingers crossed no leaks. Up next I've got to bench test the fan motor. Oh also, Jake of 320 steering boot fame, is going to sent me a 521 heater knob repop to see if it happens to fit. I've got a good knob but I feel like there's probably 320 folks out there that need a replacement.
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