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Old 04-28-2016, 12:03 AM   #46
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Andy, the body guy, has started on my dad's car.
a few weeks ago my dad had the hood, light buckets and hood sides media blasted at the same place that did my whole car about 4 years ago.



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Old 05-04-2016, 05:06 PM   #47
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More updates.
The jams, inside parts, and engine bay are all painted.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:39 PM   #48
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Painting already? Now that it's stripped down, how much rust repair needs to be done?
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #49
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how much rust repair needs to be done?

What he said. Don't say none cause its a Datsun and we all know thats not gonna be true haha. Making great progress on it. I have a soft spot for them old datsuns.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:22 PM   #50
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both door jams, the back hatch, spots on the hood, and under the back hatch near the tail lights.
thats all been done. it's primer and paint this week.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:54 PM   #51
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If I were you, I would get a boroscope, or prod at it with a pick, and check the inside of the doglegs, at a minimum. Maybe you'll get lucky since it's a California car, but I'm so paranoid about rust from my experience with these cars that I would replace the dog leg regardless of whether or not it rusted through. And mind you, it often starts on the inside, not the outside.

See dogleg section near the bottom.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:17 PM   #52
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It's my dad's car, not mine. it's a ca car so the rust is minimal. the whole body was inspected and spots repaired.
you can see the rust spots here:
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and they have all been fixed.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:53 PM   #53
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awesome! cant wait to see it
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:13 PM   #54
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My dad's car is almost done.
Sherwin Williams metallic paint. original color.
the painter says a little more polishing and he is done.






so in about a year this thing might be driveable
to the discerning eye. yes those are original 1970s tires. my dad has been hording them in the garage. buying all the spares from pick'n pull cars that have never been run.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:24 PM   #55
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:55 PM   #56
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:24 AM   #57
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Love these cars and great to see one being saved, especially with the history.

Sod driving on 1970s tyres though!
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:33 PM   #58
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Well, I got busy with life and forgot all about this thread.

My dad did finish the build and it rivals and has over taken my e30 for quality of restore. it looks factory fresh and i think if he were to add up all the costs of the parts he would be at ~40-50k into the car. Luckily he had bought the parts in the 80s when the stuff was cheaper and not NLA.

The engine bay is the same color but matte as it should be form factory.


This part has been sitting in the box 30 years waiting for this moment.


here is the only shot of the underside and this is before he pulled the whole back end out replaced with new or had blasted and powder coated the components that look dirty here.


(6 months pass)

baby's first steps.


these are 280 wheels and will be replaced with the wheels he's always run 15x6 appliance wheels. but here is the first shoot we did back in Nov 2017.
YL7A6338 by Eric Berger, on Flickr
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:59 PM   #59
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awesome. I saw a bunch at Willow Springs yesterday. They can hold their own against some much more powerful cars when built right.

This one looks fantastic. Ready for another 30 years!
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That looks lovely, proper job!
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