My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby gooned » 24 Sep 2015 19:01

Great job, it will be as solid as anything...as a good friend always says - now all ya gotta do is JUST!

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby 510rob » 24 Sep 2015 19:26

gooned wrote:...all ya gotta do is just..

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby q-tip » 25 Sep 2015 13:20

Rich I think you were some kind of engineer in a previous life, you get this stuff figured pretty well, or you just one lucky s.o.b.
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 25 Sep 2015 21:29

I'd bank on "one lucky S.O.B......"

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 26 Sep 2015 20:27

More progress today.....been at it all day. A friend came over this morning and helped me hang all the plywood....he's a house builder, so it was easy for him. He had other projects going on so I finished up the gable ends. Tore off all the diagonal cedar lap, put some OSB on there and will decide what siding I'll use soon......it'll get wrapped with Tyvec tomorrow hopefully.....but the weather is supposed to be nice into next week so should be able to take my time....
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 26 Sep 2015 20:29

Oh yea, the lift is back down and it staying up fine so far......

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby Byron510 » 26 Sep 2015 21:31

The roof line shot puts it all in perspective - cool job man. That's a just a cool job - Rich style as always.

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 03 Oct 2015 21:30

All wrapped up....
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Postby tr6racer21 » 04 Oct 2015 06:37

Almost time to enjoy the fruits of all that hard work. You will really enjoy being able to stand up working under that lift and get the most out of that space. Way to go mate!

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 27 May 2016 23:03

So, it's been a while, but today I got a really cool reminder of what I have sitting in may garage and why I feel lucky to have one in such good condition, even if it is in a million pieces. Meet Ms. Mossy.....
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 27 May 2016 23:08

Looks like it was last registered in 81, it was so rusty it just fell apart anywhere you touched it. But it's amazing that the dash pad was still in perfect condition! I got what I think were the only few parts worth saving, I'm sure it will meet the crusher very soon. The entire front end was crumbling, I have never seen such rust.
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby okayfine » 28 May 2016 08:52

How did that dash pad survive being submerged in a swamp for 35 years?
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 28 May 2016 09:28

that's about what I kept asking myself......I don't know but it will live on in my wagon!!

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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby goichi1 » 28 May 2016 14:09

any ideas??
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Re: My Coupe Project, back to the future.....

Postby Byron510 » 28 May 2016 19:13

No ideas on the hood emblem....

But concerning the survival of the dash and interior parts; here in the Pacific North West, we have a unique environment along the coast that permits amazing growth of plant life. The very mild climate without extremes coupled with the consistent amounts of mosture which comes regularly means that just about everything is damp and has a growth on it in a short period of time. You'll note that only the stainless trim on that car was free of some sort of growth. The windshield was likely covered in UV blocking moss within a year of that car being parked, since then it would have been in a sheltered environment. Likely the vinyl on the door cards was still soft as well. Bite cardboard would have disintegrated in the humidity. There are a large number of Datsuns up here that have most of the stock interior parts still intact. The metal takes a beating if not kept dry, but other parts which take a beating in the souther zones happily survive up here. It's a bit of a trade off.

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