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by jackedaw11
30 Aug 2013 12:13
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

long time since i posted an update, not a lot has changed. It's still at the body shop but they are doing a fantastic job on it, here's a sneak preview.
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by jackedaw11
06 Feb 2013 00:48
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

quick update: car is in primer and getting blocked out. Should be in color sometime next week :)
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by jackedaw11
10 Jan 2013 22:42
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

Some updated pics from the body shop, its progressing much faster than I had expected. They're just about ready for primer - I've been really impressed with the quality of the work, it is looking great. http://i.imgur.com/IiVII.jpg http://i.imgur.com/xt8Mz.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yUTxb.jpg I also rev...
by jackedaw11
02 Jan 2013 20:48
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

I've also been tinkering with my micro sized CNC. One of the tricky things about installing an SR in the 510 is the limited clearance between the water outlet and radiator inlet. The water outlet comes off the drivers side of the head towards the very front of the motor and then snakes under the CAS...
by jackedaw11
02 Jan 2013 11:59
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

At first I had really wanted to do ALL of the work on my car. When I started getting into the bodywork and realized how terrible I was at it my plans changed :) The car is in excellent hands at the bodyshop and I'm so glad I handed this part of the project off to the professionals. I have some updat...
by jackedaw11
28 Dec 2012 12:43
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

That's a great idea! April sounds like an ambitious but reasonable time, I'm going to make that my goal. It's pretty exciting to be making some progress (finally!) and I'm looking forward to catching up :)

Ben
by jackedaw11
27 Dec 2012 12:18
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

Back from the dead! It's been two years since I last updated my thread, and I'm ashamed to say that not much has happened since then... UNTIL NOW! :) A friend of mine now owns a body-shop, and this was the sign I needed. My car has been languishing in the bodywork phase for far too long and its time...
by jackedaw11
09 Dec 2010 12:18
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

Quick update: I haven't done much in the past 6 months, I've slowly been working on the rear fenders a little more, and I replaced my rusted out rocker panel section. I've also been working on an aluminum crank pulley on the side. When I get sick of the body work, I do a little machining to make it ...
by jackedaw11
23 Sep 2010 19:18
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Fiberglass Parts
Replies: 48
Views: 6998

Re: Fiberglass Parts

PMd :)
by jackedaw11
23 Sep 2010 10:55
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Side project: 2-door Beater
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Side project: 2-door Beater

Is that a stock color purple in there under all that cool "patina"? Looks like white was the original colour. Ben, when you wash it, use Comet. It'll bring out more of that patina, and rid you some of that gross purple. Yeah, the purples gotta go - I was hoping comet would take some of it...
by jackedaw11
21 Sep 2010 16:01
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Side project: 2-door Beater
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Side project: 2-door Beater

Wow it looks near stock, is it a '69? Love that old valve cover! Nothing on that car looks hopeless, but the rat rod idea is cool too, maybe with an old worn looking dealer sign on the side, maybe a parts runner car. :lol: Yeah its a '69! You're right, its definitely not hopeless... wash it. slam i...
by jackedaw11
21 Sep 2010 14:21
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Side project: 2-door Beater
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Side project: 2-door Beater

I picked up this banged-up 510 on a whim, but I don't really know what to do with it. Its got damage on almost every panel, its been rear ended and front ended and it has some serious rust in the drivers side floor. It's never going to be a nice showcar, but I think its still too good to part out. I...
by jackedaw11
09 Sep 2010 15:52
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 510 unfinished project
Replies: 53
Views: 8205

Re: 1971 Datsun 510 unfinished project

PMd

thanks!
Ben
by jackedaw11
08 Jul 2010 22:28
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

Slow progress... very slow. I have a lot of different talents; unfortunately for me, sheet metal work is not one of them. Fixing these fender wells has been a real test in patience. I'm figuring out lots of things along the way and the work is moving along very slowly - my garage is littered with t...
by jackedaw11
25 Jun 2010 09:27
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Datsun 510 do-over
Replies: 61
Views: 13682

Re: Datsun 510 do-over

Byron and Matt, you guys are lifesavers! Thanks for posting your write-ups and pictures for me. I've never done sheetmetal work before, so I need all the help I can get - reading through your posts makes me feel much better prepared to tackle my rusty rockers. I'm going to cut into my panels tonight...

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