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by Garvice
25 Nov 2017 16:53
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Thanks guys. Mill definitely comes in handy, just need a lathe now for when I need to make round stuff.
by Garvice
25 Nov 2017 05:10
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Started on the dashboard, but taking longer than i expected. Using foamex board for the majority of the shape as it was free, easy to work with and will give that new car smell as it degrades over time. The top section will be wrapped in a thin foam and black vinyl, the gauge surround will be painte...
by Garvice
05 Aug 2017 07:21
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Another 3 items off the list and I think i am finished with all the rust repairs on the main body, only rust on doors to go. Had a boot channel to fix, wasn't real happy with how this turned out as I couldn't get the mig in far enough to get a nice weld and then since the weld was a bit large couldn...
by Garvice
31 Jul 2017 14:08
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Ha, yep can imagine you might end up in the fetal position on the floor, ha.
by Garvice
30 Jul 2017 06:53
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Spent a couple of hours tonight fixing all the photo bucket dead images. Gave me a chance to reminisce along the way. Original goal of this car was to build a cheap car quickly, however the car required far more work than I thought and I definitely chose the hard way with most decisions. Some of the...
by Garvice
29 Jul 2017 13:54
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Thanks Byron, life sure does get busy hey.
by Garvice
29 Jul 2017 07:10
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Got to work on the 1600 again. Fixed my bent valence mount. Made a drivers side grille mount and mounted the grill/light surrounds. Not a perfect fit but again, it's an old car and it just needs to get on the road, so I'm not tweaking the mounts any further. Fabricated drivers side grille mount on l...
by Garvice
24 Jul 2017 06:11
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Got photos working again, dreading having to redo all those dead links for the photobucket posts though.
by Garvice
23 Jul 2017 13:12
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Thanks Joel. I needed to make the list and start ticking stuff off as the project was stalling and I was procrastinating too much every time I had a chance to work on it. P.S. underlined stuff is completed.
by Garvice
23 Jul 2017 05:46
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Well I managed to get a couple of days in the shed. Last month a couple of mates helped me out on the datsun and we ended up with a fan mount for the radiator. Still need to weld in a boss for the water temp. switch but it's another job off the list. I also got out to the shed today and finished off...
by Garvice
01 Apr 2017 06:00
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Almost 2 years (20.5months) since I last worked on the datsun. Got out to the shed today and did a little work, no pictures yet. Fixed the drivers qtr panel mounting flange (welded new nuts on/fixed rust) and fixed the passengers qtr panel rust. Also noticed the owner side qtr had a lot of bog do ne...
by Garvice
04 Dec 2016 04:43
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Well another years gone with no work on either of the datsuns. Almost finished this for the boys though. http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q63/garvice/IMG_20161204_201811_zpsbcfw9umn.jpg http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q63/garvice/IMG_20161204_201709_zpsy7xqbfgs.jpg http://i133.photobucket.com/a...
by Garvice
19 Oct 2016 02:44
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Sorry guys. For some reason didn't get notification on the last post. Unfortunately i haven't really had anytime this year to work on the car. Work, lack of funds, other projects and general family commitments have had the car sitting lonely on the hoist for about a year now. Rest assured when I wor...
by Garvice
02 Jan 2016 18:58
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

Geared for 35km/hr but motor (just a 250w dc motor) isn't big enough for that without a long straight. Mate's son was only 10 months old when we finished it so doesn't need to go real quick for a while yet. Next one for my son's (all under 6) will have 2 x 500w dc motors to start them maybe a petrol...
by Garvice
01 Jan 2016 20:29
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: GAS 1600
Replies: 188
Views: 38934

Re: GAS 1600

I welded a bunch of 32NB pipe to my bench in the arc that i wanted and just man handled the tube around it. Helps if you have a full length as leverage. I used black 15Nb pipe which has a2.6mm wall. So it bends quote nicely. The next one I'm using 1.6mm wall 1"pipe so it may not bend as nicely.