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gooned
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Re: Another 72 510

Post by gooned » 24 Mar 2019 19:13

Great example of why it’s called Tin worm.

Go man go!

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Re: Another 72 510

Post by 66DUCE » 29 Mar 2019 16:56

gooned wrote:
24 Mar 2019 19:13
Great example of why it’s called Tin worm.

Go man go!
Yes tin worm likes these old Datsuns, the way that the body panels are stacked one on top of the other is bad enough but looks like it sat before the car was dipped?
I am trying to keep the pressure on!

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Re: Another 72 510

Post by 66DUCE » 29 Mar 2019 17:23

Finally got to the trunk area along the seam where the trunk drop meets the floor, as gooned implied the tin worm was back there too!

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New metal welded in (needs a little more grinding work) was just before 11pm when i finally called it a night!
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Been picking away at the engine and cleaned and repainted things to freshen it up. Used Imron on the aluminum parts and satin black for block and other parts. Going to go with a different color on the valve cover, so have yet to tackle that part. BTW Factory Nissan gaskets and seals were 1/2 the cost of quality aftermarket pieces (felpro), but my local dealer is not stocking many of these items so have to wait for them to come from Japan.
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Re: Another 72 510

Post by 66DUCE » 29 Mar 2019 18:06

After considering many ways in which I have seen how to mount aftermarket/non-factory seats and stressing out on which way to go I finally made a decision and went with it. As the factory seat location is good for those who are vertically challenged and wimpy seat frame support for 100lbs or less, I needed to move the seat back about 3" and as I don't want my head to graze the new headliner I lowered the seat frame about 1.5"from the factory height. I also moved the seat slightly to center it to give more room for a decent sized console

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Re: Another 72 510

Post by 66DUCE » 08 Apr 2019 18:05

Last weekend I borrowed a rotisserie and built some mounting brackets (owner of rotisserie had a 67 Chevelle on it) and secured the car to it, this beast is overkill for this little car but boy what a treat to work on the car on its side and at a normal height without too much bending over. Lifted the whole thing with the rear suspension still mounted, loosened all the mounting bolts turned the car back over and dropped the suspension onto jack stands.

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I had already started to scrape the bottom of the car when it was on jack stands (what a pain in the a$$) still a pain but easier when you can stand upright to do the work. So far just surface rust has been found still have all the nooks and crannies to scrape off.

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Re: Another 72 510

Post by 66DUCE » 14 Apr 2019 20:35

Finally finished the welding on the inside of the car and painted the whole area in POR15.

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Still scraping undercoating off the bottom of the car, hoping to get all looking like this before seam sealer and new undercoating.

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Re: Another 72 510

Post by Three B's Racing » 15 Apr 2019 05:15

Yeah! be aware that original undercoating as I've been told when I worked for Sun Datsun in the 70's, contains asbestos.
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Re: Another 72 510

Post by 66DUCE » 15 Apr 2019 19:52

Thanks for the heads up 3 B's! I will keep this in mind when tackling the next section.

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