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Trunk lid is in DTM hibuild primer surfacer

 

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Once you glue frame to skin changes exterior sheet metal and adds work, but you get less flexing. even though it is premature  (like my ejaculation)

Works out in the long run just more masking

 

Bare naked surface rusted hood is next. Been stripped and sitting for years

 

Instead of sanding the rust off decided to metal prep the rust off then sand 

 

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Here is what it looks like after its bath with metal ech. I used metal prep socked 80 grit used paper to sand out the rust areas by hand 

 

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And 30 mins DA 80gt sanding done and ready for body work

 

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Here is the money shot, or more or less what she will look like.

 

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Floor repair pics, just found them on my old phone.

 

This phase went great and quickly

 

Used Chris' repop floors with great success and ease 

 

Front right

 

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Left front

 

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Rear right 

 

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Donor for all rear pans

 

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Rear left

 

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Under rear seat

 

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Rebuilt the hinges, found a great kit on facebook

 

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Back on this one, finally

 

Roof

 

Had some rust and the inner structure was bend and hanging down

 

Cleaned the rust off with a purple wheel, been sitting for months after sanding with 80gt DA. Then realized I needed to glue that

sub frame.

 

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I let that set up for 48 hours

 

now minimal flexing in the skin

 

Once cleaned pulled a few deep spots, however I will be floating the roof completely to make the next step quicker

 

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left her alone for a few days and wanted to take care of some rust

 

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Used a stud gun and welded pins to help move the patch where needed

 

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I chose to spot weld the lower area to keep heat down

 

patched other areas that are questionable

 

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Another week goes by and I realize at even 68 degrees in the shop surface rust came back, what a bitch.

 

So I figured I would metal prep, sand then grind the metal before filler

 

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Metal prep kills rust but also does not allow bondo filler to stick. So kill rust sand off the coating it leaves and grind for filler.

 

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I used an 8inch sheetrock knife and made cake out of it

 

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Rock and Roll

 

ready for primer

 

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Quest for glory

 

Roof primed and pulled all rear suspension

 

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Aligning panels before we do more fine filler work

 

The left door was fucked but want to make sure the edges are cool, chipping fresh paint sucks

 

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A nice way to get them to line up

 

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Hammer, dolly, pulling oh my

 

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Rotisserie time

 

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Rance seamsealed and Zero rusted the 1st coat no more worrying about flash rust, fucking hate flash rusting

 

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Let it dry 24 hours then applied a 2nd coat

 

Rance is Datsunvilles blacksmith

 

Cut these out to fit the 8inch wheels 

 

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He made these panels to do a mini tub to the outer quarter 

 

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Hard to believe this is the same car you started with.  Doing great James!

Save the Datsuns!

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Looking good James.

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Wow holy troll bomb. Hasn't been seen around here then BOOM!

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MORE!!!!

 

That's what she said

 

Blasted and sealed the rust out, then took a couple chucks of another rocker and fun begins 

 

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Finally off the rotisserie

 

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While on the rotisserie i was able to seal one side of this coupe

 

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Melted the lead out seam sealed the whole bit

 

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The last of the sheet metal got roughed also

 

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Should of used a better door

 

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Hood and door roughed fuck yeah

 

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James got a question for you.  So you've never had an issue with the seam sealer pealing off over time.  We had issues in the engine bay where the inner fenders meet the firewall so we (me and frank) switched to using bondo (after expoxy of coarse) and haven't had any issues.   We used the fancy seam sealer from Westco to, the kind you have to take a loan out to afford it.   

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Wow holy troll bomb. Hasn't been seen around here then BOOM!

I was just fucking with James, there’s no bad blood between us. Hell, I was at his place for a party a couple weeks ago. You’d probably blush if you heard some of the shit we say to each other on a regular basis.

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I was just fucking with James, there’s no bad blood between us. Hell, I was at his place for a party a couple weeks ago. You’d probably blush if you heard some of the shit we do to each other on a regular basis.

 

LOL we missed the party 

to damn busy to party right now

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James got a question for you.  So you've never had an issue with the seam sealer pealing off over time.  We had issues in the engine bay where the inner fenders meet the firewall so we (me and frank) switched to using bondo (after expoxy of coarse) and haven't had any issues.   We used the fancy seam sealer from Westco to, the kind you have to take a loan out to afford it.   

 

Ive been using SEM for years with no problems 

It's a 2 part, $25 a kit 

 

Usually drip it on the ground and when i scrap it up it takes concrete with it. And thats old dusty dirty concrete 

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