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better red than dead

Postby RMS » 07 Jul 2016 15:48

pulled the woman's car into the shop and started down the long path to paint.

luckily the car came with some spare rockers. will be doing a scuff and shoot as all the rubber is good.

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auto car converted to 4spd by PO, otherwise shes stock
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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 07 Jul 2016 16:21

usual rust...running out of fenders for dogs

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Re: better red than dead

Postby two_68_510s » 07 Jul 2016 16:50

moving forward, nice to see it coming back.
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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 08 Jul 2016 09:41

started on upper frame rail repair ImageImage
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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 14 Jul 2016 17:59

I was so out of my element repairing the upper frame rails, no lying on my back being showered with slag. no trying to fit head and helmet in a wheel well...it was like working on a bench......granted a low bench.....oh my back. ImageImage
it would be seeing primer tonight if it wasn't for the rain. I guess I should clean up those welds and capture some nuts.
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Re: better red than dead

Postby Byron510 » 14 Jul 2016 20:06

Hows' the fit on the fenders and hood?

The first car I did this with - I didn't get it right. And it was not possible to really fix, aside from cutting it all off and starting again which I wasn't really interested in. I am so glad that I won't be working with glass fenders again - thanks to Dave at Futofab:-)

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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 14 Jul 2016 21:41

it fits but I wont know about the gap till I have captured the nuts... tempted to just use some worm screws. after the set for this car, I will have 3/4s of a drivers side and 5 passenger fenders in metal.
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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 26 Jul 2016 19:07

captured the nuts, managed to get them all on without the need to tap. sent a couple hoods and the fenders over to jerry @ airstrip (poor guy... took a vacation to Jamaica a few month ago, 24hrs after landing he was plowed into by a crotch rocket in a marked crosswalk, shattering his shin as he and the rider tumbled along the pavement.)the boys did a great job knocking off the paint with walnut then attacking the rusty bits with garnet. Imagelittle tight ImageImage
just waiting for the paint to dry........guess I can start welding up the fenders.
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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 27 Jul 2016 09:29

made it all the way to primer on the hoods.Image
I was having welding issues last night, start off cold and lumpy. turn up the heat, good for one pull, then too hot, up, down, hot, cold. turns out the AC was on the same leg as the welder :roll: ....they should see epoxy tonight.
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Re: better red than dead

Postby butters68 » 27 Jul 2016 19:48

Mandy must be getting psyched eh. :mrgreen:
ding ding dong dong all night long long.

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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 24 Oct 2016 15:09

man that car was ruff, dings, dents and chips. three rounds of fill, block, prime, sand. Image
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Re: better red than dead

Postby McShagger510 » 24 Oct 2016 22:25

Looks awesome Robyn - really knocked that one out quick. Looks like Keith's tail panel ......... did you ask...... :wink: :lol:

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Re: better red than dead

Postby RMS » 30 Oct 2016 22:11

nothing like keith's panel......transitions not painted, its in semi gloss and there is a faint 510 in flat.... 10% covered :P :lol:

it looks even better in low light, in the rain or at night :mrgreen:

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swapped out the heater for the larger long roof core. disassembled and cleaned the brakes, new front flex lines, clutch slave. lube and filter, swapped out the 89/90/140? in the trans for some 50w synthetic and freshened up the diff with new 90w.

first drive was sketchy, ball joints and or tc rod bushings. car would dart in dips and couldn't decide if it wanted ditch or cross the line.

are tc bushes available from nissan ? is it the land of nla......
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Re: better red than dead

Postby McShagger510 » 30 Oct 2016 23:33

I think Energy Suspension still make them. That massive new Lordco near you might even have them in stock.

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'72 2dr. 510 Turbo
'73 240Z all stock
'71 2dr. 510 stock......for now
'91 Nissan truck
'78 Kawasaki Z1-R
'84 Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
'99 Kawasaki ZRX1100

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Re: better red than dead

Postby Byron510 » 31 Oct 2016 05:59

Moog sells a good stock rubber type rubber TC kit that is extremely close to the OEM units, and not that much. Comes with new washers, steel sleeve and all.

Car looks great Robyn, it did seem like a short time frame. Be great to have another 510 out at our outings now. Will this be a DD for Mandy or is this a toy for her as well?

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