What did you do on your 510 today?

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby PoorMtnKid » 13 Jun 2016 15:23

BAMFGOAT wrote:I tried to cut out new door panels using a rotary tool and some thin wood I bought from Home Depot this past weekend. It turns out, I'm going to outsource either the door cards or the entire panels. I just don't think I have the proper tools to make the panels how I want them to be. However, I did do an oil change for the dime, and so I feel a little bit accomplished.


I would get some 1/8 MDF and use a jig saw. What wood did you use?
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby BAMFGOAT » 14 Jun 2016 09:01

I can't recall what type of paneling it was, but it was a bad choice based off some research I did on a forum. The panel material is too porous and so it probably wouldn't even last a winter. A jigsaw and some saw horses/clamps are in need. I don't know why I thought I could just dive into the project with total crap materials.

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby MikeY » 08 Jul 2016 13:43

Another leaf green 510 joins the group. Hood, trunk and valance to be painted in a few days.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby MikeY » 08 Jul 2016 13:46

The doors and fenders
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby two_68_510s » 08 Jul 2016 14:31

YAHOOO!!!
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Heinrich » 11 Jul 2016 06:32

must feel great to have paint on.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby mell00510 » 10 Aug 2016 22:35

Buttoned up my engine install!
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Thank you Mandeep! :wink:
And if you folks have an extra minute here's a fun video of the wife out at an open track event last weekend!

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby 510paul » 09 Sep 2016 19:49

Installed a (more) modern window mount mirror by screwing stock 510 mount spring to the part that glues to window and clipping to stock 510 location. And I switched out my broken cluster surround for the one I bought from joker72z. Great guy. Oh yeah. I stole the left chrome taillight trim from my all original, stock 71 4dr. Sweet.
three days later...
...so, the mirror worked crap, due to the compromised positioning. The difference in mount position wasn't ideal. Then, as I'm sitting in my son's 2000 civic, prepping to scrap it, I get curious. The mirror's not window-mounted, but attached above the windshield, just like a 510. Guess what else. The hole pattern for the bracket is identical. Beyond effin awesome, it's a reason for y'all to stop hatin' on civics. Cuz this part fits. Check it out.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Three B's Racing » 13 Sep 2016 08:55

So who's hatin on Civics? I love the little bastards 8>)
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby 510paul » 14 Sep 2016 18:05

"honduhs" don't always get the love they deserve on datsun sites. I think it might have something to do with the guys who drive them. Anyway, their rear-view mirrors are the cat's ass.

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Three B's Racing » 15 Sep 2016 04:45

510paul wrote:"honduhs" don't always get the love they deserve on datsun sites. I think it might have something to do with the guys who drive them. Anyway, their rear-view mirrors are the cat's ass.


That's what I've always heard. Hating on a car because of the owner Doh!! That's like cutting off the head to cure the headache. A friend of mine way back in the early 70's had his biker neighbor blasting "The Doors" music at 0100am due to a drunken stuper. He's hated "The Doors" ever since, NOW THAT IS BACK ASSWARDS.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Byron510 » 15 Sep 2016 07:26

We had over 20 first gen civics show up at the All Japanese Classic a few weeks ago here in Vancouver, and to top it off they are all a really cool bunch of guys - great to have 'em along, really.

One guy brout out a first gen civic, his gen 1 CRX and an NSX.

Nothin' but love here;
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby bertvorgon » 15 Sep 2016 07:57

Yes, that was really cool!

I had a 1977 Civic wagon and had saved a whole bunch of carb jets from when I re-jetted my carb for some solo use. I gave the bag of jets to one of the Civic guys and he was just tickled, so glad to move them on to someone who could use them.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby mell00510 » 19 Sep 2016 19:36

Took the second 510 to its first meet on Saturday, it was a cruising event so it was a blast!
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datzenmike wrote:Too bad about the fire wall. What does the V8 weigh?

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 31 Dec 2016 21:36

Took the 1/4 windows apart to have them repainted and ready for the new seals and tinted glass.
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