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6 inches of Rust

Postby RMS » 16 May 2011 01:26

Welcome to 6 inches of rust my 69 2dr welding project. i wanted to hone my welding skills and learn more about the art of body work. so i picked the most rotted 510 i could find. Here are some rusting candidates i turned down : http://www.flickr.com/photos/62824366@N08/sets/72157626603196749/

I don't have any pics of 6 inches of rust in her original condition. Jason might, i found her hiding in the tall grass at his place. She sat for something like 15 years at a storage yard, with household underlay two inches thick on the floor pan. Being a smart guy, the previous owner had stuffed all the vents with plastic bags. she was complete with a L16 4spd and a rotted out header. she had also taken a hard hit on the passenger side rear quarter. the only thing the car had was a good front end. no battery or brake problems evident on the sheet meta. i was given a wagon that had a rotted out front end but good rockers and floor pan and the butchery began.

the theme for 6inches of rust is desert storm
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 16 May 2011 11:07

its taken 3 years, 2 rotted cars and a 100 lbs of welding wire to make this beater.
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i hope to hammer her up the Dempster Highway to the arctic circle next summer........well as long as i don't stuff her into a tree this fall.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby Datsun 1600 Nut » 16 May 2011 15:21

Looks pretty good man! 8)
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RONSLYCHUK » 16 May 2011 15:54

Man,that is amazing that you could turn that into what it is now.Keep up the good work.Will it make it to the show in August?

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 16 May 2011 16:30

thanks. Im hoping to have 6 Inches of rust done for the show. only problem is i have to have a V.I on her befor i can insure, she has to be buttoned up right.

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby Byron510 » 16 May 2011 17:48

Robin, I recognize those poor old rotting 510's as having once belonged to Louis W - does he still own them, or have they fallen to a worse fate?

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 16 May 2011 21:07

he still owns them. i took the pics of the red and blue 510s on Saturday. cracked open the barn about two months ago to see what the white one was like .......... like the title says rusted out in the rain.

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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 19 May 2011 10:27

scored some seat belts from a b210 at pick-a-part. it will be nice to have some ratcheting belts. no longer will passengers complain that they cant adjust the belt. or reach the air vent.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby two_68_510s » 19 May 2011 10:32

And they look good!
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 19 May 2011 11:26

managed to fit a larger gas tank from a 78 200sx into 6 inches of rust without too much cutting. now i need to make a shock brace that also picks up the rear of the tank and ties into the sub frame as close to the bumper brackets as i can get.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 19 May 2011 11:47

mocked up the dash. now the hard part, installing the AC securely so it doesn't get pounded out on the logging roads. any one have pics of a securely mounted AC unit? i hate the thought of all that weight hanging on the hoses and three screws through plastic.
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 07 Jul 2011 23:07

fun with oil pan:
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mark it out
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cut it open
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 26 Jul 2011 13:53

more oil pan
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 26 Jul 2011 14:34

air conditioner installation: made brackets to support the core. the idea of supporting it with zap straps was too scary. especially for the abuse I'm planing for her :twisted:
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air conditioner condenser mounted in car
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Re: rusted out in the rain. 69 2dr (6 inches of Rust)

Postby RMS » 03 Sep 2011 14:31

made good progress but missed the 2011 all nissan show. some pics :
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