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DREAM build! 1972 Nissan Skyline GTX "R WANABE"

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I imagine you've lost a decent amount of sleep on this car. Does your metal guy take on the work as a hobby/sidecash or is this a actual business with shop rates? 

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On 2/13/2019 at 2:13 PM, five1oh said:

Only update I have is that I am having a baby boy (child #3) in the next few weeks so the office needed to be reclaimed for a makeshift baby room.  I went through all my parts and I have been slowly bringing more stuff home from Eric's since the car will be assembled at my house once paint is done.  It was nice to find things I forgot I bought and also have an opportunity to start restoring the components while I wait for the shell. Last thing I want once I get the shell home is to be delayed because I wasn't ready.  That is all....

 

Dang do I remember how having a child throws your priorities into a new focus. They are the world's most compelling little need machines. From what I'm seeing here though, your build has been very well organized, and shows great respect and attention to detail. In fact, all you prep work is very impressive. Obviously being organized and prepared is important, but sometimes that threshold can be it's own slippery slope in having the confidence to set sail for unknown shores. No one has a crystal ball, so readiness is as much a state of mind as having ALL your ducks in a row. I hope that reviewing your ducks gives you that confidence. 

 

Wishing you all the best on your journey. 

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Metal work on my car starts up again next week!!!!!!!!  😁

 

Eric asked me to measure where the front TC rod mounts go since it has been a while.  Thankfully my friend Ralph is stripping his car to go in for bodywork so I went over to his house and took some measurements and made some templates to make it easier.

 

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Alright peeps.  After a loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnggggg period of downtime it is back ON.......and it will be back on until the car is finished.

 

My question is this - How many pictures do you want to see?

 

❤️-  All of them

😄 - Most of them

😕 - Just the necessary ones

 

Vote by reacting as follows to this post.  Will start posting Monday............which may be hard as I am ready now....

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7 minutes ago, datsuntech said:

All of them.....

 

You sir are the only vote that counts............because I can't wait 😂

 

also please don't beat me up over the quality of the pictures.  messenger is not the best 😞

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Boy do I LOVE getting picture updates on the hako.  Trunk is almost finished.  As you can see Eric is doing it properly in keeping all factory spot welds, rust proofing behind panels.  He is being meticulous to not only make it look good but last another 50+ years.  SO HAPPY!!!!

 

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Tail panel is on! not fully welded yet but boy is the car taking shape now.  Eric just needs to weld in the rest of the trunk pieces (right side is welded in now) and then he can move to the front of the drivers side wheel tub.  He is working his way down the drivers side which will likely be a month more of work.  Unfortunately I just dropped off my Z to get the rear fenders cut out and replaced due to rust so that will take him away from this car for a couple weeks.  Super excited though as the chassis is nearing completion.  TONS of little stuff to do but I LOVE seeing the progress.  JCCS 2020 here I come!

 

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On 5/24/2018 at 12:00 PM, five1oh said:

On 5/17/15 I called Mike for the first time and started talking Skylines to see if he could help me.  He said he had contacts in Japan and would start looking for cars for me.  A few days went by and I got my first email with a few links to cars that were available.  One of the cars appeared to be a complete running car with known rust issues but with all the paperwork and interior I desired.

 

I forgot to mention my wife was 9 months pregnant at the time.  We went to the hospital on 5/23/15 when she went into labor.  In the hospital as my son was born I asked if I could use our "emergency" fund as a downpayment for this car.  God bless her she agreed so I made the call to Mike to make it happen.  By 5/24/15 Mike confirmed that the car was mine and the seller was ending the auction.  Please see below for the auction pictures:

 

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Such a very cool car, I love it! Good luck!

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Well now that the Z is done Eric is back on the Hako.  No real progress yet but my friend Ralph stopped by this weekend as he has a trip to Japan upcoming.  He was looking at getting some parts which prompted me to pull out my grills.  I am blessed to have bought a GTR grill in 2015......they are crazy now.  Difference between GTX and GTR is below:

 

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I would LOVE to see the GTX center emblem, with the GTR Mesh. I reckon that would look great. 

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Small update.........I decided to change my personalized plate.  I am obviously going the GTR clone route and wanted to make sure people knew it was a fake.......in addition I liked my "wanabre" plate so much I decided to go with "R WANABE".

 

Eric is finishing up a c10 truck in the next couple weeks so I should start being able to update this thread.  Looking forward to it.

 

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Car is back on with nothing else getting in the way until completion.  In the past couple years Eric did my cactus green 510, another friends 510, my z fenders, and then he just finished a c10 pickup.  My car is back in the garage and I am told there will be no other projects until its done...

 

Mounted the libres from my white 510 for rollers because Eric needed the tires off the previous set:

 

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First task was securing trunk floor to the quarter panels.  Then Eric dug into the drivers rocker panel.  More updates should be coming more regularly 🙂 to say I am happy is an understatement.

 

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So Eric started tearing into the drivers side rocker panel.  Can't wait to see it cleaned up.  You can see this side was hammered from a previous accident.  He also started chiseling away the rubberized floor covering that was also on the passenger side.  I know it has been a while but check out the passenger side repair earlier in the thread.  It is crazy the skills and work he puts in to get it right.  😵🙂

 

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I have some more cringe worthy pics for you all this AM 😳

 

Not to worry though as I have faith in Erics abilities. The transformation on this side will be crazy I'm sure......

 

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I love love love seeing progress!!!! At this rate he'll be done by Christmas 😁😂

 

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Wow.. so much rust. Everywhere!

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