Aussie 510 SR20 four door

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aaron730670
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Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 12 Nov 2013 17:54

This is my project or MONEYPIT, been working on it for a few years i have it up on a few other forums.

Details:
Its a 1971 Datsun 1600 sedan.
Plan is to put a SR20 in it, Light blue paint, black alcantara interior, Fender mirrors, wrx front seats, s13 rear seats and some retro wheels of some description. No plans to work the engine, at least not until it is engineered and on the road.

It is still undergoing body alterations/repairs but there is a huge pile of NOS, cleaned, rebuilt, modified, chromed and go fast goodies just waiting to be bolted on.

Here is from the begining...
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Out with the old engine

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New powerplant

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I didn't get a gearbox with my engine so i picked up a S13 with a DE engine and gearbox in it, sold off allot of parts off the S13 paid for the entire SR and box in the end


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theres more to post, this stuff is a few years old. Give me a few days and i will get you all up to speed with where im currently at.

aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 12 Nov 2013 20:17

I did start to strip all the paint and bog by hand but was very time consuming so i sent it to be soda blasted

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came back from the soda blasters, exposed a fair bit of rust, bog and previous repairs

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aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 12 Nov 2013 20:18

One of the body mods i wanted to do on this is to remove the roof gutters

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Rust repair is never fun

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other body mod on the cards is to create a numberplate recess, it bothered me on my previous datto that it didnt sit right

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Over the years she must have had a few mirrors

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Had to move the datto while my panel beater moved location

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aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 14 Nov 2013 16:06

To fit the wrx seats and give me some leg room (all at the expence of rear seat leg room) i made up some new seat mounts.

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To fit the S13 rear seats the back support needed triming

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aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 14 Nov 2013 16:07

Nice collection of parts from MADAT

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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 14 Nov 2013 16:11

Out with the old in with the new

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Painted the calipers the same as the body colour i want

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Gone with the rusty spare wheel well, making room for a drop tank. In WA it requires a secure point for a spare wheel for compliance. so i have to make something up for the boot floor.

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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 14 Nov 2013 16:14

Custom made tank i had made to fill the space

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Cleaning the SR

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I cleaned the intake manifold with oven cleaner it worked really well at getting off all the oil residue.


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Sent these bits off to be zinc coated

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And here is the result

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aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 18 Nov 2013 01:06

Some NOS stuff aquired

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Got an idea to use these gauges on a modified 68 cradle

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Instalation of a Datsport handbrake kit and tunnel cover

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aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 18 Nov 2013 01:09

On its way back to the panel beaters to be finished off

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Most recent bit of panel work

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I had the rear bumper rechromed not before i filled the hole where the light use to be, looks alot neater then stock.

aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 18 Nov 2013 01:11

Been working on my dash this weekend, heres how it started....
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and after a day of cleaning, sanding, polishing and some paint and mazda mx5 air vents

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Im quite happy with how it turned out, but need a few things to finish it off

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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby okayfine » 18 Nov 2013 06:24

Nice Leggy!

Where did the gauges come from?
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby 510wizard » 18 Nov 2013 06:38

The dash looks very nice with those vents.

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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby two_68_510s » 18 Nov 2013 08:08

Very good looking.
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2 '68 510 2 door sedans
'95 240SX
74 Jensen Healey

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aaron730670
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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 18 Nov 2013 16:08

The rectangle gauges are stock ones for that year but im not going to use them. I making up a cluster from a datsun 1200 coupe.

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Re: Aussie 510 SR20 four door

Postby aaron730670 » 18 Nov 2013 16:11

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Engine bay mostly done


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Apron is now a bolt on panel

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Fuel tank all in place

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Got a custom made intercooler a few weeks ago and got it all in this wkend.

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Sits behind the grille perfectly

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