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8 hours ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

Expansion rate. It needs to expand at the same rate as the original material. I think regular Bondo would be too inflexible.

I thought the same thing. 

I'm not to sure what I used the first time but it seems to be holding up just fine without cracking. 

It was definitely like a bondo.

 

10 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:

 

 

I am now in the market for 2 transmissions... Just destroyed the one you sold me years ago playing in the snow yesterday 🙂 


Dash is looking sweet. 

 

Would you like me to let you know if I find another transmission? 

Can't remember what one you got from me last time. Maybe 720 4x4 trans. 

Was a long tail was it not? 

 

At least you were having a good time. 😆 

 

 

I hope to do basically the same thing to this dash as I did to my other dash. 

We'll see. 

 

I did just change out the points and she fired up with the weber I put on. So that's nice just burnt out point.

Just need a gasket for the lower part of the exhaust manifold and run a new exhaust system. 

Need to clean up this l20b a good deal. Check my valve clearance.

Change valve cover gasket. 

Would like to get an IR alt in there. Probably Ka. Need to look at my other 521 to see how I jumped the regulator with the two wire trick. 

 

I also noticed my radiator isn't how I remember them being.  Cap is on the right? In line with the thermostat housing. Maybe im crazy but I don't remember it being like that makes me think it's a rebuilt radiator. 

 

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3 hours ago, uberkevin said:

Would you like me to let you know if I find another transmission? 

Can't remember what one you got from me last time. Maybe 720 4x4 trans. 

Was a long tail was it not? 

 

At least you were having a good time. 😆 

 

 

 

 

I would.
I think I may need to start keeping a spare or 2 lol. 
 

It was a great time and the truck made it back to my buddies place. Just no reverse and loud noises going forward lol. 

 

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Yes it was a long tail 4x4 trans with no speedo, but I could use a short one for the 521 also. 
 

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15 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:

 

I would.
I think I may need to start keeping a spare or 2 lol. 
 

It was a great time and the truck made it back to my buddies place. Just no reverse and loud noises going forward lol. 

 

Edit.

Yes it was a long tail 4x4 trans with no speedo, but I could use a short one for the 521 also. 
 

 

I'll be on the lookout for more then one transmission. I'll let you know if one or more comes up. 

 

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https://www.polyvance.com/Padded-Dash-Filler-2/2050-9/

 

Is the dash filler I used last time and will be using again.

Watched a good video of a guy using the same stuff on a 280z dash. Turned out great. 

Watching Jay Leno the other day and he talked to a shop owner down in Cali somewhere 'Just Dashes' was the name but apparently they can do any dash for any car. If! That's someone's cup of tea. 

 

 

Looking into how i might fill the hole in the middle of the dash where the stereo was. Right now I'm thinking about just welding a piece of steel there. Then get a Bluetooth type when it's time. 

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10 hours ago, thisismatt said:

Maybe a 1.5 din HU would fit?

 

I'm not really sure I want a Headunit in there. 

Having someone break into my truck to steal a nice shinny new stereo doesn't sound very appealing.

 

 

Need new door locks.. I don't have a key to unlock them. 

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Dash pad filler should be here next week, I'll pick up some suede next week or some nice cow 🐄 hide as well. 

 As for the lower part I'm just going to paint that. Was thinking a light blue but I think I'll stick with black. 

 

 

Took the heater core out to make sure no leaks, it looks good other then the brass valve being fucked up. 

I forgot a picture. It's pretty bad. Thinking that I should be able to fix it with sauder maybe?? and re drill the little hole for the knob. 

I'll at least try. 

 

 

Wasn't there some fan upgrade for thes heaters??? 

720 heater fan or pathfinder?? 

Someone should know on here

 

 

 

 

 

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Still working on reworking the dash.

Still need to deal with exhaust downpipe. 

Got my weber there. 

Couldn't find a dizzy without spending big money on an electric one so I purchased new points and put them in the distributor. 

She fired up after moving the dizzy around a little. Timing isn't set. 

 

Taking my time. 

 

And yes I do still have my other 521. 

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2 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:

Good to hear you still have the other one 😄

 

It's just a pain in the ass. 

Steering is all over the place, 

When it was running I couldn't get my tps to work correctly. 

My throttle cable would come off some times.. lol.. 

Needed to reroute my cold air intake. 

Had my radiator go out on me. 

 

Wheels from other one most likely going onto new one. Maybe other things.. idk. 

 

 

That's not saying this new one doesn't have its problems. 

I want to get the motor back into its original position and that means new front drive shaft made. 

Gotta make sure brakes are good. 

Need exhaust ran over the frame. 

Needs more lows. 

Carpet. 

Heater core and dash finished and reinstalled. 

And maybe relocate the battery into the bed under the little wheel well cover thingy. 

Don't need that but I really like the look of not having a battery in the engine bay. 

A few random holes in the cab that need to be welded up. 

 

Well see, I'll keep this thread alive for now.

Might start a different thread for new one idk. She still needs a name. 

 

 

 

 

 

On another note. 

Huge maybe right now. 

I'll know forsure soon but Lexi an I might be getting a house. 

Two car garage, 3 bed 1.5 bath. 1200 square feet. 

We'll see. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:

Good luck with getting the garage 😄

 Thanks Redeye, it's looking good so far but you never know.. 

Alot of my progress or lack there of is because of my garage situation.

 

Again we'll seen in the next few weeks or months looks like if we can get this house it won't be ready tell June maybe July 🙃 

 

Hope it all works out, a bit scary of course but it's time. I'm just lucky I have the people around me that I do. 

 

I also have to many vehicles.. 

Two 521s 

Two Pathfinders. 

One first Gen 4runner.

Two Subarus.

 

 

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Are we counting ones in pieces? 

5 trucks mostly together lol. 
I actually just sold 2 cars last year, so I am down to just 3 cars which is weird. 
Can't forget the CJ5 though...does a motorhome count?  


I am currently looking for somewhere/way I can have them all together and space for more before I get any more  🙂  

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