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Draker's 1972 1200 Sedan - "The Pickle"


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1 hour ago, witchespellmichelle said:

 

 

These are drain holes!? like...do i have to keep it un-covered? seems weird, no? 😊

 

 

 

Yes, no, and no. 

 

The factory fits rubber plugs there. But if it ever flooded, you'd need to pop those out for it to drain/dry out. 

 

Mostly, they are just a convenient place for rust to form.  😁

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1 hour ago, witchespellmichelle said:

 

 

These are drain holes!? like...do i have to keep it un-covered? seems weird, no? 😊

 

 


Naw, they should have rubber plugs in them. Mine were missing or fell out so I replaced with some I found on eBay. 

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Just now, datsunfreak said:

Mostly, they are just a convenient place for rust to form.  😁


I think I’m gonna put some sealer on mine. Because you’re right, rust always forms here. 

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1 hour ago, datsunfreak said:

 

A pint of POR-15 would go along way too.  👍

 

Already got 2 coats top and bottom. But still worried about the edges chipping and trapping water under the grommet. Probably good enough but in my opinion best to not let it get under the plug at all. Plus the amount of rain we get up here in Oregon, you almost have to treat these like a boat hull. lol

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On 4/8/2021 at 5:11 PM, Draker said:

 the amount of rain we get up here in Oregon, you almost have to treat these like a boat hull. lol

 

No doubt. 😁

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Got some work done on the rear panels


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Not too much more to report at the moment. I went to buy some flat black/charcoal vinyl paint, it was still too glossy. So back to the store again next week to buy some more, I guess. I'm trying to put together a plan for the rear seat as well. Not sure exactly how to tackle that one quite yet.

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On 4/16/2021 at 4:07 PM, Draker said:

Not too much more to report at the moment. I went to buy some flat black/charcoal vinyl paint, it was still too glossy. So back to the store again next week to buy some more, I guess. I'm trying to put together a plan for the rear seat as well. Not sure exactly how to tackle that one quite yet.


I bought a few other types of paint to sample. Sad to say the color chips don’t match too well at least on this headliner material when it comes to gloss. I tried a few different colors too. After a few cans at $23 a piece I just settled on satin black. It’s still a bit glossy though, so be warned in you use it. This partially had to die with the headliner pattern itself. I sprayed it on a different pattern and it was more satin.
 

 

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On 4/5/2021 at 9:09 AM, datsunfreak said:

 

Well, if you do it now, while half the interior is out...   😁


And he made me to it.. so here it is.


masked up

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Still drying removed the masking. You can see how the vinyl prep spray really softens the vinyl here. It got saggy after applying prep and paint.

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here it is the next day

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close up, you can depending on viewing angle it has some shine. The pattern basically makes the little triangles shine. All good. It’ll get dull over time.

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And I keep telling myself I am just refreshing the interior. It’s not a restoration. But I am now in the process of refinishing the heads of fasteners. 😐

 

I think that’s when you know you’ve crossed the line.

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There are small white plastic bits to cover the window hinges. I pulled one to see about refinish long in black. It immediately cracked... sooo those might be a finish in place or leave them alone. They’re kinda out of place now though. 
 

I also bought materials for the back seat. I’ll be getting started on that next.

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On 5/8/2021 at 5:23 PM, Draker said:

There are small white plastic bits to cover the window hinges. I pulled one to see about refinish long in black. It immediately cracked... sooo those might be a finish in place or leave them alone. They’re kinda out of place now though. 
 

I also bought materials for the back seat. I’ll be getting started on that next.

 

10 hours ago, datsunfreak said:

 

Never seen those before...  😄

 

They are always missing on every 1200 I've seen. 

 

Those seem like they might be a good 3D printable item then.

 

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4 hours ago, Dguy210 said:

 

Those seem like they might be a good 3D printable item then.

 

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Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I have some material that could work for it too. Just need the time.

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On 5/9/2021 at 10:33 PM, Draker said:

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I have some material that could work for it too. Just need the time.


Finished modeling these tonight. I’ll try printing one tomorrow.

 

next is modeling some wheel center caps. They should be a lot easier than the hinge covers.

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The car had this mirror in it when I bought it. It fits great but the mounting was a bit messed up. The screws were a bit proud since there was no countersink. I drilled them and the screws are now nice and flush. The plastic cover was hacked to bits by the previous owner so I bought a new one and refinished it in black.


mirror is from a 1998 Acura integra I think. Part number is pictured.

 

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