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Datsunville's Commando PT 2

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Pretty 

i love it when a plan comes together

 

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Rim is rubbing on the tierod, needed to run spacers. and now not enough stud

 

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needed to take my mind off the Bird for a min

 

 

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I see light hahaha, 

 

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Ass up face down

 

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Time to clean things up, lined out the battery cable 

 

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Bought a new RHD upper hood latch but didnt fit, used parts from the new one and an old one to make work great

 

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Opened up the holes to help with adjusting 

 

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New shortened drive line, 37.5 inches center of yoke to center of yoke. long tail 5 speed

 

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Had some help cleaning seats and bleeding clutch and breaks

 

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Be very careful bleeding breaks, that shit takes off paint

 

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Cleaned up the cowl with some black paint, ready for wiper linkage and cowl panel

 

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Sexy

 

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Honda wiper motor swap? Let me know how that works when/if you see any rain. I have the old Mazda motor I got from Phildo, but even that is a little tired... Nice progress on the car though!

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Put in some hours, still missing a few Coupe specific parts.

 

Installing rocker trim, something i almost never get around too. found some new and used clips

 

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Used anti seize to keep them from rusting, These ends rust and snap, when you go to remove them.

 

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Installed a super clean set of belt moldings and NOS rubber inner squeegees

 

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Now deciding on grill to run with

 

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Before installing the grill every hole needed to be cleaned of paint and debris

 

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On to some interior work

 

Factory door pane;s cleaned and installed

 

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Cleaned up some sill plates

 

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Cleaned up and vinyl died visors

 

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Installed a pathfinder day / night mirror 

 

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Back to the grill areas, Headlight bezels oh my

 

Step 1, polish a clean set of bezels, left and right, not 2 of one side

 

Step 2, Mask and scuff and paint black areas

 

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Used this handy tool for masking and then wrapped a scotch bright around it and used it for scuffing 

 

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Hours of fun

 

 

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Sweet 😊

 

Decided on cable linkage to make things simple. However needed to make brackets and petal assembly 

 

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Off to get an alignment 

 

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While out on the trailer,  follow 510er BIG (owes The Datsunville Rat) took care of a full lube on the bird

 

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Got behind with getting her together, so towed her to the Datsun Solvang Roadster show 

 

 

 

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I met this guy Tom, he imported this Bluebird Coupe in 1977 to California. Funny story we started talking. He mentioned he imported an orange coupe, then it got painted yellow. Light bulb over my head went off. This coupe was factory orange then repainted yellow. I thought it was imported in 1978. Nope 1977. and Tom use to own it.

 

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No taillights, however I had been saving a set of NOS taillights, since 2002, (before i ever owned a coupe), and installed them in the parking lot. The ones i want to use on this car are back at the chrome shop.

 

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Once home Wagon Jon came by to wrap up the flash to pass switch and other wiring fun

 

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Looking great James!  The tan/white interior is cool and different.

 

 

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Dude.. its so nice! Great work.

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Sick build

 

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Made it to Datsloco on a trailer 

 

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Then this happened taking it off the trailer, it took it self off the trailer. Right on

 

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No terrible damage, the pompous glass was like a big cushion 

 

Back to work, wiring 101 continues 

 

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Simple tranny hole cover

 

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$300+ now temp registered 

 

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Decided to install some NOS mirrors 

 

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These little fucker straight  from Japan, rear seat hardware. allows rear seat to fold down

 

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New shoes 

 

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1st test drive 1000 miles +++ Powerland Datsun show Thanks to Cody for the great pics

 

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Beautiful car and nice build documentation throughout.  She was sweet at Powerland.  Hats off to ya!!

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Photo Shoot

 

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Thanks Big

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Looks very sexy!  (like you, Big Guy)

 

I love the 2-tone interior and the old school Equip 01 wheels..  Very nice!

 

 

 

 

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