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1972 Nissan Laurel 2000GX project


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8 hours ago, Draker said:

Amazing job dude! This car is incredible!

Thanks )

7 hours ago, BrothersGarage said:

Looks great! Its the little finishing touches that really brings it together!

I love this little things. The car is not fully complected without it.

6 hours ago, Eric said:

Do you already have a workshop manual?

Yes. I have. 

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Next step was the front lip spoiler.

I've bought the new one from the Nissan Sunny model. But it doesn't fit to my car. 

In Japan no front lip spoilers at all for my Laurel. Very rare model. So we decided to make it by ourselves.

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After many works we've made a prototype. Then we've made a form with it.

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From this form we've made a new front lip rpoiler.

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After the paint.

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Nice gauge cluster but tooooo far to left to be easily glanced at and in the way of co pilot's knees don't you think? How about along the left side of the console?

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On 5/16/2020 at 1:40 AM, datzenmike said:

Nice gauge cluster but tooooo far to left to be easily glanced at and in the way of co pilot's knees don't you think? How about along the left side of the console?

 

For co pilot's knees very good. There was an air conditioner at this place. So i reinstalled it and placed guages.

And I don't want to see it on the console. Or somebody who's driving next lane car. It's like a hidden part. Like slipper ))) 

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What a shame we never got this car. I see styling elements of the 610/710 through the '70s, and 810 in the late 70s, 200sx in the early '80s..

 

Is this the engine you have in yours?

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, datzenmike said:

What a shame we never got this car. I see styling elements of the 610/710 through the '70s, and 810 in the late 70s, 200sx in the early '80s..

 

Is this the engine you have in yours?

 

 

 

 

Yes. Originally I have the engine like this. But it is a G18 - 1800cc with single carburetor, but I have G20 - 2000cc with double carburetor.

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Nice updates! Not sure if i like the Hako front though, there are more Hako's than C30's. 
Is the front lip mold re-useable?

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15 hours ago, Eric said:

Nice updates! Not sure if i like the Hako front though, there are more Hako's than C30's. 
Is the front lip mold re-useable?

I want to install front Hako to see how is looking. I don't want to cut some pieces from the body. Will try to install in factory holes.

Yes. Front lip is reuseable. I have a matrix and I can make another one for you if you want.

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Today is the day X.

I decided to install Hakosuka style front spare parts.

Half year ago I have bought Hakosuka's front grill and glasses. Tried to install but no success. I need Hakosuka's headlights.

So I was searching it in Yahoo auction in Japan and have found new one for about 110$.

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Above is original. From the bottom is new one.

 

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Dismount all original front parts.

 

Next trying to see how the new headlight is fitting. To tell the truth every hole in headlight doesn't fit to any original hole in chassis.

So we started to make some brackets for fixing. 

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There are only one hole on glasses which is fits to original hole.

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During the installation I was noticed that the headlights are not symmetrical. It is made from one form for each side. So I had to make new fittings for the left side.

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The results.

There was no new holes in chassis, no cuts or other things. Every fitting was made in original hole with brackets.

All new face lift was stretched out for more angry style. You may see it on photos below.

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Next step was the grill.

Original Hakosuka's grill is longer. So I had to cut it from the sides.

The material is silumin. And it cant be welded.  

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So we've made some new brackets.

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