USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

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harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 13 Nov 2017 17:03

Slowly working through all the odd jobs to be done on the car making lists and cross things off seems to be the most effective way. Even more slowly I am working through the wiring situation in the car.


Sorry couldn't get the first image to stay rotated correctly :)
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - L series
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20NA
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 13 Nov 2017 17:09

I'm using the new one piece aftermarket bumpers and one thing I noticed when initially fitting them is that are a lot straighter than a original item. This straightness results in some big gaps (especially on the rear of the car) between the body and the bumper. Whilst I did dummy fitted them in the past, I thought it would be best to cut the bumper brackets down to get the fit closer. pretty happy with the end result.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - L series
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20NA
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 30 Nov 2017 22:57

Things are slowing down as I get to more of the fiddle bits of putting the car back together. Rear screen (including new rubbers), parcel shelf and speakers are in. Looking at it now, the rear speakers look out of place so I will have to change them for something a little more - a bit too modern for the car I feel.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - L series
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20NA
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 30 Nov 2017 23:01

You wouldn't believe how long I spent messing with this heater cable before I recognised the error in my ways. I probably shouldn't admit it publicly, but oh well I happy to poke a bit of fun at myself.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - L series
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20NA
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 30 Nov 2017 23:06

Lastly, start working through some of the wiring in the engine bay. Looks reasonably clean, will need a little tidy up when everything is completed.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - L series
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20NA
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby two_68_510s » 01 Dec 2017 11:52

Gawd, those bumpers look great!!

Excellent job on the wiring, looks very good.
Joel

2 '68 510 2 door sedans
'95 240SX
74 Jensen Healey

“We will either find a way, or make one.” – Hannibal

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 04 Dec 2017 16:35

two_68_510s wrote:Gawd, those bumpers look great!!

Excellent job on the wiring, looks very good.



Thanks! The bumpers did take some time, but well worth it in the end. I pretty happy with the wiring, but after finishing that day I did realise that I had forgotten something, that being the wiring for the guard indicator. Thankfully an easy enough fix.
My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - L series
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20NA
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563


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