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Greaser2

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nicely done! I doubt there are many OEM ones left in functional condition. I'll have to revisit my column now. Thanks!

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If you want to soften up the old rubber try a 3:1 ratio of rubbing alcohol and wintergreen oil. If I remember correctly I let the parts soak for a couple days, it softened them up pretty good and retained some of the new flexibility.

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Or just buy a quart of any of the many tire softeners sold in race car shops.

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PM sent!

 

TJ

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This is probably your most likely source. (Ratsun.net)

Datsuns that lived in the Northwest are more likely to have good rubber and plastic, but have rust issues.  Southwest Datsuns are more likely to have less rust, but the summer heat and sunlight takes a toll on rubber and plastic.

If you can get a Nissan part number, try calling your local Nissan dealer.  Sometimes there are NOS OEM parts laying around some Nissan dealers.

I was able to get a reasonable copy of a shift lever boot, from Thailand, through Amazon, but gear shift lever boots are more common, and one part fits more vehicles, thus making the possibility of making a profit on making and selling that part more likely.

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Good luck. Probably more rare than the rubber heater duct

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3 hours ago, Greaser2 said:

Anyone now why datnisspart.com is not active?

I just went through this.... email the guy direct.... he emailed me back in a day... send him the money through PayPal and he will send you the part....

Banzai(hainz)and I think DP also just ordered through him recently with no issue... 

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His name is Riley and is still there, just email him and he will respond.  

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vintage@lynchburgnissan.com

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I have a couple of the wiper seals but they are hard as rocks and the center where the shaft goes through is worn out.  Be happy to donate one for the purpose of manufacturing some new ones.

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Engine bay paint came out looking sharp man. Great job. You painted it yourself?

-Pidge

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4 minutes ago, pidge said:

Engine bay paint came out looking sharp man. Great job. You painted it yourself?

-Pidge

Yes. Painted the inside, engine bay, and outside in my garage. Not the best but very happy with results.   Kind of using this truck as practice for future projects. 

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Looks quality to me. Nice work. 

-Pidge

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Spent about all day making a bracket for a AC unit. Followings Crash’s build. 
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bracket took some time to figure out. 
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On 1/8/2020 at 2:10 PM, Greaser2 said:

After 50 years my steering column boot is a bit iffy so wanted to find a replacement. Got this 87-93 Mustang boot for $40.  You can see it’s to big. 
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Thats ok cause remove the 5 staples and remove the smaller one off the back. 
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Remove the foam and the hole is now a pinch smaller then the column diameter. 
Use your stock boot to trim off the excess.  Remove your old boot from the mounting ring and your ready. 

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Mocked up. 
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Fuck man badass. I love it. 

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On 1/14/2020 at 5:05 PM, Greaser2 said:

Got the engine bay painted tonight.  BwlU0i8.jpg

Nice job love it. 

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10 hours ago, Greaser2 said:

Spent about all day making a bracket for a AC unit. Followings Crash’s build. 
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bracket took some time to figure out. 
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One thing did you account for the heater box? Are you still installing that.....

That left side might be tight to the defroster ducts..... 

But that is a nice looking bracket....

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Yes the heater box will fit.  Spent 2 hours just determining where to put the bracket inbetween wiper arm, glove box and air ducts. Didn’t want to mount it where I did but it should work well. Need to paint it now. 
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If it's all good you should just weld it up and lose the screws 😁

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1 hour ago, Greaser2 said:

Yes the heater box will fit.  Spent 2 hours just determining where to put the bracket inbetween wiper arm, glove box and air ducts. Didn’t want to mount it where I did but it should work well. Need to paint it now. 
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Ya it's a tight fit with everything, doesn't really let you put it anywhere else.... another bit of advice , inside between the dash unit and fire wall i made the hoses cross from the passenger side slightly to the center in case i ever needed to lower the unit after it was installed.....

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Agree, will try to give as much slack in the AC lines as possible just in case. 

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Is AC parasitic on l16s? 

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