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So now that I've been here awhile, thought I should start one these too. Pics may be slow in coming but they'll be here sooner or later. There is a pic of what I started with under Datsun stories...didn't want to double post.

 

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This is what I had as an occasional driver for about 2 years.

 

 

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starting to take it apart

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so, when I put the refreshed engine in...

 

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when we cut off the front clip....

 

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the donor car.........

 

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Lookin forward to watching the progress on this one! The "Donor Car" looks cleaner than the actual project :cool:

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Lookin forward to watching the progress on this one! The "Donor Car" looks cleaner than the actual project :cool:

x2 build bthe "donor"

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The donor car was kinda like what I like to call a far away girl.....she looked pretty good from far away

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So here is a pic of the front clip from the donor car attached to the project car

 

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Here is a pic of it back at the house with the front suspension out so I can clean/undercoat the bottom and frame rails.

 

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So,here is this weeks batch of pics

 

front x member, PO lived on a dirt road and motor leaked oil

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under coating on inner fender well

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x member installed, Brake master and some lines installed

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had to rewrap the wire harness

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rear end and leaf springs out

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30 some odd years of dirt

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Nice! keep up the good work I like seeing progress on someone elses 1200, it gives me motivation.

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Got some more to post up here, the focus is a little jacked up on some of them mostly cuz I suck as a photographer :blink:

 

one cleaned and painted spring....one not

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Core support painted black

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Sanding on the underside. This is such a treat to do....laying on a creeper, crap falling in your face,etc etc.

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under side primered....well mostly

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Here is this weeks installment

 

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undercoating.....that was loads of fun too.

 

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rear axle and springs, cleaned, painted and installed.

 

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starting to clean the floor

 

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one very dirty trans

 

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OEM reman brake caliper. Had to get aftermarket pads as OE were NLA

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Heres some more piccys for ya.

 

Ready for the motor

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Cleaned up that trans.

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Engine installed

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1/4 panel bondo...new it was there but didn't think it went end to end....dang

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A little floor progress

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Sorry guys, forgot to resize before I moved em on here

KT

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that looks almost as bad as some of the bondo sculpting that was done on my car. It's coming along good though nice work!

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Acutally the car is further along than that, I'm just really slow on postin up pics. As far as the bondo sculpting, just gonna let if ride for now as I really want it as a daily for the spring and summer

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Here is this weeks installment.....

 

very dirty floor

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somewhat clean and somewhat painted floor

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Sanded the cowl down...oh look theres bondo there too :P

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A12 water pump fan.....don't put it on this way

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Put it on this way....cause if you don't, you won't know its backwards till you put in the radiator :blink:

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More........

pass side floor with a little sound deadner/insulation

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painted the cowl with a rattle can from Napa

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1/4 glass trimmed in black...damn that white background

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pass side mirror template

 

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turn and running lights, head lights, primed apron.

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Thats COOOL! Good job, keep it up. Subscribing to this thread...

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Thanks.....I actually drove it today for the first time since Feb 2009, very stoked. The hood is being painted and should be back end of this week(think the guy aint gonna charge me so I'll wait as long as needed. Got a little lighting issue....all lights work with the exception of the right turn signal...even the 4 way flashers work, so that will take some deducing but the only other thing I could deduce today was to have a beer.

 

K

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ig the flasher is working you have a short to ground somewhere

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Wow! That's looking nice! That makes me miss my old Coupe. I was just about to do a similar resto job on it when the sedan more-or-less fell into my lap. Nice work..

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Thanks bonvo...not sure every thing is properly plugged in and was gonna start swaping out flasher units, have two that are marked as to where they on the car they came from but not sure if they were from the donor car or the build car........ :unsure:

 

Mark, good to see your still poking around here. Was way cool to drive her around today, would like to take it to work this week but may wait on the hood.

 

K

(edit) there is a place at the rear body panel where the harness grounds to the body...could be the culprit.

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Bonvo was right....started checking connections and found the right front not quite engaged at the connection. All lights in good working order. So now time for some more piccys.

 

Right side door, looked like someone had a ball pin hammer

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Getting the door ready. Used a door weatherstrip for a 720.

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Right door installed

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Right mirror installed

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Thats all I got for now, still waiting on the hood to come back from paint

Close...so dang close

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Got a couple more........

 

primed fender

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right fender installed

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does it fit?

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looks like it might

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Thats all for this point. The pics are getting close to what is actually done on the car. I am hoping that I get the hood back this week. Drove the car about 10 miles today..little smoke at first (sitting at stop lights) but seemed to abate th second time I drove it .....we'll see.

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woot i was right :D lol glad you got it figured out and the car is lookin good man

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Yes Bonvo you were....one of the connectors moved about 1/8 of an inch or less, boom, done.

long distance repair FTW.

 

Put it up on jacks this weekend just to double check all the suspension bolts since it all had been removed....glad I did. Found the swivel arm at the bottom of the right strut a mite bit loose.

 

See yall next week

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Well, still waiting on the hood so here are a couple of what I am doing at the other end of the car.

 

painted my rear emblem

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paitned the tail light trim

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Bought some testors model paints and used a match out of one of those fold over match books to paint with. On the tail light trim I just used some krylon semi flat

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