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Aaron Datsun

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About Aaron Datsun

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    Las Vegas, NV
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    75 280z turbo. 1972 510
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    Cars, costume making, and video games.

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  1. Looks good dude can't wait to read more about it
  2. Sorry if this has already been done, but we all have the "go to" Youtube channels, would love to see what yours are. I will start with some of the easy ones and the ones that I would suggest you subscribe to. If you check out only one Soup is one of the best channels on youtube his video editing is amazing. Soup Classic Motoring: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheeKookTube Home Built By Jeff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_vb_SJctymCkwnF6sAwDg Trevs Blog (if you like body work): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8HF8Pqug-Pc7DFqX9lf_g Adam White (rebuilding a Mini): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCezJPEhW7CfZavFUppKgP1Q Chappy's Garage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEwJV4A7i6BJ21xp3P4i8Q Practival Enthusiast (BMW E30 Light Restore): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTtVtBaCpdFtL88DQ6SnolA Street Bandito (Carbon Fiber S30z): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACpqvHISBbfy7hD4oQzpbA Turbo Tom's Garage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPbcdXYlIxk8a_4xXzyqepw Francisco Gutierrez: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTvrwMREOb53ARiCs23q5tg Let me know what you watch.
  3. In the next part of my work on the 510 I replace the lower and outer portion of the inner rear wheel arch, replace some of the trunk floorboard, and weld in the trunk drop panel. Not a bad amount of work. I am still working through the settings on the welder, but it is going well. Let me know what you think. .
  4. I love the porsche, but I came on board with the Z and love it, glad you are pretty much there with it. Love the new paint booth. I am really excited for the Alfa
  5. Finally got some more work done. I just got the video done as well. I removed the inner and outer fender arch from the car. I then fruitlessly tried to remake the arch several different times by different methods before giving up. As Thomas A. Edison is quoted as saying: 'I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work."
  6. Thanks man. yeah I am slowly moving on this thing. Work really gets in the way of working on the 510. 😄
  7. Update: I added photos to the past 4-5 posts, not a ton but it makes it better than just having to watch the videos. If you aren't watching the videos, I must say you are missing out that is where the detail is really happening I sanded down the arch and got it looking good enough to be in a closed door ~99% of the time. I am waiting on some cleaning chemicals for painting. so I decided to move to the rear fender. The replacement fender that came with my car is not the complete fender so I will need to cut out some parts. There was lots of rust, so I wore a respirator the entire time. Date: 10 March 1. Removed the bumper that was not even fully attached, the side marker light (2x screws), rear light (8mm bolts), and the side molding (just pull). I also had to remove the trunk seal as well (scraped it out) 2. Remove the spot welds in the trunk, the drop panel was pretty well rusted and I needed to remove the welds. I started by cleaning the trunk out, and then getting after it with a wire wheel (which is on its last leg). I tried to remove the spot welds with a spot weld drill it was not working, so I used the grinder to cut the welds as best i could and realized it would be better to just use a chisel to bust out the old spot welds as that panel is going to need some help anyway. Once those were done I kept moving around the trunk. Whatever the trunk is coated in I absolutely HATE. 3. Remove the spot welds along the top of the fender, I was very meticulous here as I wanted this whole area to come out very clean. There were at least 7 along the top, and two on the vertical surface as well. The rear panel I just decided to cut as I was not going to get those spot welds out at those weird angles. 4. I then used the angle grinder and removed the very back piece of the fender first, this was mainly to be able to slip the new fender on so I could get an accurate measurement for the front portion so I didn't accidently cut too much. 5. Removed the other portion of the fender, inner wheel well, and the drop panel (these will have to be replaced as well. .
  8. I started the bondo process on the wheel arch today after cleaning the last bits of the welds up. .
  9. Alright next video made. A quick update again. I added seam sealer to the panels I put in the car. I also updated my PC, and the editing software isn't crashing every 10 minutes which has been really nice. Because of that I was able to do a bit more overlay graphics. Hope you like it. Before: After: Then I painted real quick .
  10. This work was done 11 Feb 2018 I started by cleaning out the car, then I recognized how terrible the welds looked so I ground them down and cleaned up the area. There was only a couple pictures taken of this work. Before After .
  11. This work was done on 8 Feb. The last rusted panel came out of this section of the car. It was the inner wheel well. Since I had already rebuilt the inner skin on the wheel side it was easy to make. Once again I was grateful to have a spot welder it made the whole process much easier. I used the copper weld to ensure that the welds penetrated well. The piece was a very simple right angle bend that tac'd right into place. The welder is giving me a bit of issue it gets temperamental on the feed, it can get really frustrating because the wire isn't always consistent in its speed. You can also see I removed the door braces. Keeping the movement forward, though slower than I was when I first started this project. Pictures After I grinded it down. .
  12. I finished up the under seat metal reinforcement piece. I am moving forward. I have done some more work past this one, but haven't edited the footage yet. This work was done in January. .
  13. Everyone. I had two giant vacuum leaks, I needed a new PCV system, fixed a fuel leak, and replaced the spark plugs. The car runs SO much better! .
  14. I really like that. If you have a cheap router and can round the edges I bet it will look even better (just unsolicited advice) It looks great dude
  15. Finished the video, not a ton of earth shattering content here, just as I tinker with small things on the car I am recording it. .
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