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It is great to see the updates coming on this project. I love all of the metal working ingenuity that you have shown in the "rescue" of the car. FANTASTIC amount of work AND dedication. Inspiring!

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thx for the comments :)

 

it's really like taking a corpse back to life ... Cant wait to have the roll cage finished this week end , so i'll be able to paint the interior, trunk and engine bay :)

 

Sure it wont be a show car but still it's another saved 510 :) plus I am learning a LOT from working on it ...

 

Im still afraid of the inspection it have to go through ...   

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wonder what the vehicle inspectors will say about the roll cage. will they deem it a race car so not street legal?

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well ... the roll cage is not the problem, the door bars need to be low enough to keep an easy way out of the car and no ''X'' in the back of the driver to have a clear view in the back , I am more worried about the seat-belts.... they must be originals and I cant seem to find some around here .

 

If they were lap-belt it wouldn't be a problem (were they in 1972?). Also the fuel cell might be an issue :(... Im just hoping the guy who will inspect it will be as sweet as the guy who did it for my kp61 starlet . 

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My 71 has shoulder and lap belts, I may have an OLD USED set you can have on the cheap. I'll check my storage (race car) garage when I get over there. I only own 8 of these cars and one is a parts car and two are race cars, so I should have belts if I look hard enough.

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work's fine by me !

 

here are pictures of the bumper ,

 

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look pretty straight to me ! there is only the 2 broken bolt for the bracket in the back ... easy fix ;)

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got the car higher to paint under the floor pans and to have the car at the right height to finish the roll cage :)

 

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what's left of metalwork to do , will be easier at this height

 

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more to come :).... soon !

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Looks good, I couldn't find the seat belts, but I'm gonna look some more this weekend if I get a chance. let me know what the shipping will be when you get to it and a price if I can't find the belts.

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53$ cnd for shipping :)

 

I can give it to you for the shipping price too... you might have some other parts I need hehe :P I prefere to trade than to sell for now... when the car will be done I will have A LOT  of stuff to get rid of ..

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Ok, Sounds great! lemme know what your lookin' for and I'll do my best to help ya out. I have a 1,000 square foot garage filled with 8 Datsuns and tons of parts (when I can find em' :rofl: ) in the horde :P

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roll cage is 99% done 

 

still have the lower bars in the doors to weld and a couple of other welds to check up :)

 

here is the result :P

 

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next step is to install the steering column and pedal assembly :)

 

when that will be done , primer and paint for the interior under panels and engine bay :)

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Looking good, its really starting to look nice again and coming together. :)

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I found a way to really try my tig welder 
 
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cutted out 4 inches of fuel cell , I'll make baffles out of the spare material because there wasn't any in the cell . I thought 70L was a bit too much ...Now i'll have 45L :)

 

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so , test fit of the heater : pretty good  :) a few custom duct to make but nothing that bad 

 

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got some cleaning done and a little more patches

 

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cleaning the engine bay ;)

 

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SURPRISE !!

 

PRIMER :D

 

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still some work to do but at least those area wont rust anymore :)

 

more to come soon :D

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little fuel cell update

 

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baffles made out of the extra material from cutting the cell

 

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then close it back !

 

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You have brought this thing back from the dead!!

 

 

 

Amazing work!!!

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