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So I finally have a few updates on this car.  It will be headed to Utah soon to complete the metal and paintwork.  In the meantime Eric has been finishing up a few things that I have wanted forever....

 

For those that don't know the GT and GT-X models of skyline had rain gutter trim....in order to have the trim there were notches on the rain gutter in the corners that allow you to install the trim. The GTR model did NOT have trim because that was added weight.....my goal is to make this car as close to R specification as I can so I wanted to add material there prior to paintwork.  In addition I had already gifted my trim to a close friend for his restoration.  Basically there was no going back............

 

Here is a before picture:

 

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And here is the magic.....incredibly difficult work......

 

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On 7/4/2021 at 4:42 PM, Tad_07 said:

Incredible work, looking forward to updates....need to start a thread on my Hako. Nowhere near the work you've had to do.

YESSS!!!! we need more hako builds on here.  Please post up!!!

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Finally!!!!!!!!!!! An UPDATE!!!!!

 

Car has begun to get torn down again 😞 although now it is on a rotisserie and will be built back amazing.  It's going to be a long journey but CAN'T WAIT!!!

 

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First step was getting the rest of the pieces off the shell to prep for sandblasting:

 

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Next step was to use dry ice and remove the rest of the sound deadening and reveal more rust........yay! 

 

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Alright the car has been sandblasted!!!!! As expected more rust and issues were found but now Mauricio has developed a gameplan and I am on a mission to order some more replacement sheet metal. What can't be sourced will be made from scratch. my rear wheel tubs and floor were terrible.......along with all the other issues LOL.  The next updates will start to be cut out, fab, and replace.   Looking forward to making progress finally.

 

VIDEO of sandblasting:

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Rust never ends with this project.....making progress though.  Car is on a custom made cart and the first pieces Mauricio is tackling are the B pillar door strikers.

 

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B pillar time...... 🙂

 

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Teaser shots on new pieces......

 

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