6 inches of Rust

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 24 Mar 2017 08:35

I hope so ......

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 27 Mar 2017 08:44

well the flaring of the passenger side did not go as smooth. it seams I neglected to add a drain hole at the back of the rocker allowing dirt and water to collect rotting out the rocker end and the inner rocker @ the sub frame pin box. thankfully the box tube in the rocker was suitable sub strait, eliminating the need to cut the quarter and separate the seat base pinch weld @ the inner rocker.

pin box bent out of 11g
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loose xmember aided in placement now lets hope she still drives strait
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 29 Mar 2017 14:48

with the pin box seamed in the new arch could be installed
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flare the flare 8)
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RONSLYCHUK » 29 Mar 2017 16:11

Looking real good Robyn!

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 30 Mar 2017 08:55

thanks Ron !

flaring done .... do I leave it tacked and use filler or to I seam it and grind smooth :?:

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby McShagger510 » 30 Mar 2017 23:08

Looks AWESOME - love the flared flare, functional and stylish! I have the D-slots loaded up tonight so I'll be there tomorrow. The tires on the rims are 215/60 so....... got a tire machine in the yard yet??

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 31 Mar 2017 08:44

thanks Man ! .... and if it wasn't for that pin box... I would have completed the flares well under the 24 to 32 hours a side, as described in the Datsun bible.

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cant wait to mock up some 7in Ds ....but no..... no tire machine :cry:
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 11 Apr 2017 10:44

Big thanks to the James for the rocker. ImageImage
a peek at the box tube in the rocker

custom rear pan for the hitch and safety chains
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......can I paint yet ? that last 10% is a killer

the other day I felt like Butters Image
supporting glasses a respirator and a full face shield I still managed to get a chunk of molten metal in the eye. I tried to pull it out with a rare earth magnet to no avail. I went to an optometrist, after scraping the big chunk out of my eye with a needle . I was sent to a specialist who used a micro die grinder (that sounded like a dentist drill) to smooth out the edges and remove the remaining datsun from my eye. for those who hate the dentist you know the sound of the drill... now imagine that drill is in your eye.... ya good times... specially when my eye started to move from the chattering bit...oh and the sound of an eye being ground ... nothing like it.

picked up some goggles today :mrgreen:
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby gooned » 11 Apr 2017 17:20

Dude!

Hope it " buffs out" ok

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby McShagger510 » 11 Apr 2017 19:13

Oh No! Scary shit right there. High speed driving (and riding) would really suck in 2D! All the best to you Robyn and hopefully a speedy recovery.

We should all take this to heart and invest in good eye and face protection - if you haven't already. At work I wear both safety glasses and face shield but in my workshop its only safety glasses. Not good! My face shield kinda sucks........gonna fix that real soon like.

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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby DADZSUN » 16 Apr 2017 20:52

RMS wrote:Image


A quick question with how the wheel well/tub fastens to the quarter panel. I noticed you welded your new raised wheel well, but is the stock setup also welded to the quarter panel?

I'm looking to potentially raise my rear arch (very little flare - as OEM as possible), but I'm not sure how the revised wheel well/tub interacts with the quarter panel. Is it seam sealed & somewhat floating, or welded?

I was reading another flared 510 project on Ratsun and I recall some comments about never welding the wheel well / tub to an exterior panel because it will show under the paint or something...

Hope your eye is healing well - your story is a good reminder to proper eye protection (ie: full face mask rather than prescription glasses).
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 17 Apr 2017 09:04

it buffed out beautifully (lol) , no noticeable loss in vision. Goggles are a must! I was wearing glasses and a full face shield and still got something in my eye :x

the 1/4 is attached to the arch with spot welds at the wheel opening. to get more width beyond a rolled lip you got to go pretty high.

I dont see the 1/4 acting much different with a bead vs spot welds @ the opening. making a clean transition from 1/4 to flare with out a ridge is a bit tricky. I left a 1/16th inch or so gap and under cut with a crescent moon dip of the wand. this reduced the amount of grinding and potential to burn through of the flare while grinding the transition. a small swipe of filler is all it should need... only with paint will the full story be known
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Re: 240z grab handle

Postby RMS » 19 Apr 2017 14:39

alright folks here we go a 240z interior door pull mounted in the forward grab handle provisions along the roof line on the 69 datsun 510

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as you can see the 240 door pull is a little longer than needed... but even I can easily wrap my meaty ham hock around the handle without rubbing grease on the headliner 8)
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby bertvorgon » 19 Apr 2017 16:53

Matt is going to be away in Japan for 10 days so I will be pulling a grab handle off the Tracker to see if it would work.

Will the 69' position be the same in the later years?
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Re: 6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 19 Apr 2017 17:02

I dont know ... the 69 is different from the 68 ??? will the 73 be like the 69 ?
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