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Trunk floor and left rear lower quarter next, Chris made me a flat replacement panel for the spare tire well. with the meatball patch rolled in it.

 

Anthony Kerley flew down from Portland area to help out and get some auto body experience. He made massive progress on this little beast.

 

We cut the top of a fucked 620 tailgate to use as  a support brace under the filler panel.

 

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Kerleybird just busted ass on this little Blue Pill, welded in the spare tire delete plate. on with a template and panel for the right floor area of the trunk. Then rear left lower quarter panel rot replacement.

 

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these areas were ripped so welded them back together at the same time

 

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A little on the shy side of this being complete, so, Anthony made a template and bents some clean metal and bam done

 

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Back to da Ass and quarters 

 

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I took this pic to show, we needed a small space heater on the panel even though the shop has heat. If it aint warm it wont stick.

 

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On with door mirror holes

 

 

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Just to clarify this is not 100% build, matched the paint and cleaned up. Datsunville does not have a year to do a blasted bear metal restoration. Looks amazing but not concourse 

 

on to the interior

 

dash pad

 

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ready for  the upholstery shop

 

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Kerleybird installed new rubbers to all the doors, cleaned and painted dash parts. The sill plates take the cake these thing were shit now near new condition.

 

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Vinyl died visors to go with the new headliner

 

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Rubbers, cause your mom don't know where I've been

 

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Door panels installed with handles etc and ready for fun, now for seats

 

Old plastic strut spring toppers for spacers

 

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Big thank you to Kerleybird, for all the hard work. Making this project way more manageable for me.

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On with it I say

 

Materials for more fun

 

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rear deck 

 

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Plug holes, incase someone wants to install factory seats someday

 

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Carpet kit from Mario added some padding 

 

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Reupholstered rear seat for the win

 

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 WRX seats and new seatbelts

 

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On 2/1/2022 at 8:25 PM, WAGON JON said:

Did you roll that blue paint? 

 

Yes motherfucking sir, got my technique down and everything. Also if you look at the whole build you will see me with a roller. Like Limp Bizkit said Rollin' rollin' rollin'

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Removed the rear coilover off the Tanbird figured they would make this thing sit pretty.

 

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Gauge cluster 101 hope it works, this car had more broken windows when i got it then good windows

 

So a bit of water has, probably, corroded shit. Now time for cleaning  

 

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Soaked in vinegar

 

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Now to let dry, replace light bulbs and reassemble and install. (waiting on the dash pad to be reupholstered) 

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Time for man made patina....

 

Start with 600gt DA dry paper, then 400gt, then 320gt, and ended with 240gt. This industrial enamel is hard as a rock. Then hit the complete area with lacquer thinner and red scotch bright. Then wipe with a clean rag and lacquer thinner.

 

I think i can live with this after a day of trial and error looks good

 

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its taking shape 

 

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Sweet now time to assemble this sexy bitch

 

Clean as fuck tail lights, with new rubbers

 

I took these apart to clear the rear housings. the clear coat help keep the plastic from becoming more brittle. and these housings are cherry. Been sitting around forever.

 

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On to running lights, shit show to find good part in a box of old parts. also used some new rubbers from a generic set off ebay

 

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Brand new pillar vents from my boy Hector, thanks Homie

 

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Ass parts, and trunk rubber installed

 

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Rear coilovers check

 

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Registered and plated ready to drive after 25 years of sitting in a field 

 

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Needed to be able to lock this one up. My buddy Ron bought a lock kit on ebay, and said to fit a 510. However ended up being 2 sets of door locks. Thanks for the extra set.

Little modifying and now shit works great, also a lot of Lube. "Hey Babe I got this"

 

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Keeping rocker trim, found some old and new parts in my stash to remount the trim and make solid again, good times. Someone needs to repop the end pieces 

 

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One more step closer

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1 hour ago, the510keeper said:

Needed to be able to lock this one up. My buddy Ron bought a lock kit on ebay, and said to fit a 510. However ended up being 2 sets of door locks. Thanks for the extra set.

Little modifying and now shit works great, also a lot of Lube. "Hey Babe I got this"

 

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Keeping rocker trim, found some old and new parts in my stash to remount the trim and make solid again, good times. Someone needs to repop the end pieces 

 

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One more step closer

They do make repops. eBay and ztherapy. Rod too. All in stainless

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Mike, not sure if you are talking about the C-pillar vents or the rocker trim.

 

For the vents, your material comments are correct, but early had studs with 6mm nuts (no externally visible fasteners), while the later plastic versions had screws into plastic nuts in the pillar. 

 

I have two sets of the late plastic versions, but totally peeling chrome with a bad repaint attempt over them.

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Yes, C3... the 'sail panel'? So the other way around early metal and late plastic with screws. I have some info on them but it does not mention the plastic ones with screws.

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21 hours ago, iceman510 said:

 

NOS new or reproductions?  I need a set of these badly.

 

 

Repops Hector sells these in plastic. and you cant tell there repops. his parts are so close to factory. I cant tell with the NOS factory part when next to them. 

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Does he have them listed online?

Got a Linky?

 

Pretty sure I need a set also for the4DR that is buried somewhere back in the shop.

 

No, really, I am gonna get to it.

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