GAS 1600

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Doraemon
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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Doraemon » 02 Jan 2016 14:02

Thanks for the link ! The Go kart looks awesome. How fast does it goes ?

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 02 Jan 2016 18:58

Geared for 35km/hr but motor (just a 250w dc motor) isn't big enough for that without a long straight. Mate's son was only 10 months old when we finished it so doesn't need to go real quick for a while yet. Next one for my son's (all under 6) will have 2 x 500w dc motors to start them maybe a petrol 4 stroke in the future.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby OUTthere » 02 Jan 2016 19:05

That's great! Love seeing that.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Doraemon » 24 Sep 2016 14:21

How's the project going ? :D

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 19 Oct 2016 02:44

Sorry guys. For some reason didn't get notification on the last post. Unfortunately i haven't really had anytime this year to work on the car. Work, lack of funds, other projects and general family commitments have had the car sitting lonely on the hoist for about a year now. Rest assured when I work on it with any real progress I'll update here.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 04 Dec 2016 04:43

Well another years gone with no work on either of the datsuns. Almost finished this for the boys though.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby defdes » 04 Dec 2016 10:18

Making all us dad's look bad.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 01 Apr 2017 06:00

Almost 2 years (20.5months) since I last worked on the datsun. Got out to the shed today and did a little work, no pictures yet.
Fixed the drivers qtr panel mounting flange (welded new nuts on/fixed rust) and fixed the passengers qtr panel rust. Also noticed the owner side qtr had a lot of bog do needed sine reshaping.


Current Job list with completed jobs underlined.

Wiring
[list=]Headlight Wiring
Turn Signals
Brackets for Engine bay wiring
Fuel Pump/Sensor
Rear Lights/Demister
Wipers
Mount indicator stalks
Radiator Temp Switch
[/list]

Rust Repairs/Metal Work/Fabrication
[list=]Roof line above rear drivers door
Boot water channel
Drivers Door
Drivers Qtr Panel/Bottom Mount
Drivers Qtr Panel Mounting Flange
Passenger Door
Passenger Qtr Panel/Bottom Mount
Passenger Qtr Panel Mounting Flange
Front Grill Brackets
Exhaust cutout
Hand brake mount
Hand brake pinion lever reversed/remade
Dashboard strip down/fabrication
Steering Column Mount
Exhaust outlet
Brake line mounts, tunnel/radiator support
Heater Install
Air intake/filter
Radiator Fan Install
[/list]

Purchase
[list=]Handbrake cable
Heat shielding
Windscreen seal
Rear Window seal
Door Seals
Window Seals
Boot Seal
Bonnet Seal
Seat belts[/list]

Mount
[list=]Front Bumper
Front Grill
Front Light Buckets
Front swaybar[/list]

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 23 Jul 2017 05:46

Well I managed to get a couple of days in the shed. Last month a couple of mates helped me out on the datsun and we ended up with a fan mount for the radiator. Still need to weld in a boss for the water temp. switch but it's another job off the list.

I also got out to the shed today and finished off the front quarter panels. Both needed new top and sill mounts. The passenger side needed to be rebuilt at the sill section and was in pretty rough shape at the front from a previous prang and dodgy fix. Required a fair bit of work to get it to meet up with the radiator support and front valence. Now i have both front quarter panels fully mounted for the first time. The panel gaps are not the best but I just have to keep reminding myself it's a 47 year old car and if I keep working this slow on it the car is going to be 50 before it's on the road.

Only got a few quick photos for you guys of the lower sill repair on the guard, didn't take any photos of the mounts or other repairs along the way sorry.

ImageGAS1600_055_ 01 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 02 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 03 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 04 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 05 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 06 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 07 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 08 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 09 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 10 by garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_055_ 11 by garvice, on Flickr

To keep me honest/motivated, here is the job list with more jobs struck off.
Wiring
    Headlight Wiring
    Turn Signals
    Brackets for Engine bay wiring
    Fuel Pump/Sensor
    Rear Lights/Demister
    Wipers
    Mount indicator stalks
    Radiator Temp Switch

Rust Repairs/Metal Work/Fabrication
    Roof line above rear drivers door
    Boot water channel
    Drivers Door
    Drivers Qtr Panel/Bottom Mount
    Drivers Qtr Panel Mounting Flange
    Passenger Door
    Passenger Qtr Panel/Bottom Mount
    Passenger Qtr Panel Mounting Flange
    Front Grill Brackets
    Exhaust cutout
    Hand brake mount
    Hand brake pinion lever reversed/remade
    Dashboard strip down/fabrication
    Steering Column Mount
    Exhaust outlet
    Brake line mounts, tunnel/radiator support
    Heater Install
    Air intake/filter
    Radiator Fan Install

Purchase
    Handbrake cable
    Heat shielding
    Windscreen seal
    Rear Window seal
    Door Seals
    Window Seals
    Boot Seal
    Bonnet Seal
    Seat belts

Mount
    Front Bumper
    Front Grill
    Front Light Buckets
    Front swaybar
Last edited by Garvice on 24 Jul 2017 06:06, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby two_68_510s » 23 Jul 2017 09:22

Man I don't make a list like that it would scare the shit out of me! Cool that you are moving forward, I also need to get on the stick!
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'95 240SX
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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 23 Jul 2017 13:12

Thanks Joel. I needed to make the list and start ticking stuff off as the project was stalling and I was procrastinating too much every time I had a chance to work on it. P.S. underlined stuff is completed.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 24 Jul 2017 06:11

Got photos working again, dreading having to redo all those dead links for the photobucket posts though.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 29 Jul 2017 07:10

Got to work on the 1600 again.

Fixed my bent valence mount. Made a drivers side grille mount and mounted the grill/light surrounds. Not a perfect fit but again, it's an old car and it just needs to get on the road, so I'm not tweaking the mounts any further.

Fabricated drivers side grille mount on left, original Datsun passenger side grille mount on right.
ImageGAS1600_056_ 01 by Garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_056_ 02 by Garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_056_ 03 by Garvice, on Flickr

ImageGAS1600_056_ 04 by Garvice, on Flickr

To keep me honest/motivated, here is the job list. Decided to cull the jobs that are now done from the list rather than underline.
Wiring
    Headlight Wiring
    Turn Signals
    Brackets for Engine bay wiring
    Fuel Pump/Sensor
    Rear Lights/Demister
    Radiator Temp Switch

Rust Repairs/Metal Work/Fabrication
    Roof line above rear drivers door
    Boot water channel
    Drivers Door
    Passenger Door

    Exhaust cutout
    Dashboard strip down/fabrication
    Steering Column Mount
    Exhaust outlet
    Brake line mounts radiator support
    Heater Install
    Air intake/filter

Purchase
    Heat shielding
    Windscreen seal
    Rear Window seal
    Door Seals
    Window Seals
    Boot Seal
    Bonnet Seal
    Seat belts

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Byron510 » 29 Jul 2017 08:41

Progress is good - thanks for the updates. Yes the photo thing sucks for you and a lot of people using photo bucket. I lost a huge photo thread on my Bronze build here on the site, I put some of it back where time allowed but most of the actual initial build up to 2006 was lost as it was really just a photo thread.

I can't wait to finish working on my shed so that I can get back to working on cars! The shed has been a nearly 3 year project now...I guess I should update that thread too!

Great to see your car again, we lost you for a while.

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because the opposite never works.

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Re: GAS 1600

Postby Garvice » 29 Jul 2017 13:54

Thanks Byron, life sure does get busy hey.


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