68 2-Door Restomod

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod... From Boxes to Beauty

Postby KCMO_68 » 19 Sep 2016 04:50

The good news is that it sounded like most of the damage could be corrected.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod... From Boxes to Beauty

Postby KCMO_68 » 19 Sep 2016 05:25

A few more shots:

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod... From Boxes to Beauty

Postby Byron510 » 19 Sep 2016 05:46

The rust repair on the rockers and the lower rear quarters is pretty standard on a 510. Very common areas for water to no be able to drain out of. There were little rubber drains in both areas from the factory that soon became plugged, then it was all over.
The roof repair sure had a nice patch panel, someone spent some time on that. But this is an odd area for rust, water must have been gathering under the seal. This is common on the bottom of th gasket, but not so much on the top. Again nice repair.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod... From Boxes to Beauty

Postby KCMO_68 » 19 Sep 2016 06:40

Byron510 wrote:The rust repair on the rockers and the lower rear quarters is pretty standard on a 510. Very common areas for water to no be able to drain out of. There were little rubber drains in both areas from the factory that soon became plugged, then it was all over.
The roof repair sure had a nice patch panel, someone spent some time on that. But this is an odd area for rust, water must have been gathering under the seal. This is common on the bottom of th gasket, but not so much on the top. Again nice repair.

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This car had just some weird places that needed to be repaired. And obviously because it would take forever to post every photo and every story that goes with it, I'm just hitting highlights on here, but the overall metal work took probably 6 months to get done. The good news is that at the end we are able to keep another 68 2-door on the road :)

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 19 Sep 2016 06:42

And then there was PRIMER!!
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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby two_68_510s » 19 Sep 2016 06:45

Ahhhhh! ;)
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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 20 Sep 2016 04:57

I did think of another 68 specific thing we had to do. The rear deck led had a ton of issues and I guess someone had tried to work on it previously and had made the metal so thin that it was unlikely that it wouldn't be wavy at the end of the day. So we bought another rear deck lid buuuttt, kind of forgot that we needed a 68 specific one since the Datsun logo is in a different place. Not to mention that what we got had a rotted out keyhole. But since the rest was good enough we just made the necessary changes.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby Byron510 » 20 Sep 2016 05:50

Is that key hole patch tig or gas welded?

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 20 Sep 2016 06:29

Byron510 wrote:Is that key hole patch tig or gas welded?

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I wasn't the one who did it, so to be 100% honest I'm not entirely sure.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 21 Sep 2016 05:04

I kind of touched on this earlier, but I really anguished over what to do with the paint color for quite some time. In fact, I had settled on a different paint color and maybe a few hours before they ordered the paint I called and told them I was going a completely different direction. So after yelling "omaha" on the phone, the new paint was ordered and when it arrived the engine bay was the first area to get painted.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 21 Sep 2016 05:19

The paint color really pops in the sunlight. Thought I'd post some engine bay photos outside as well.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 21 Sep 2016 05:58

I think I posted a picture of the unfinished spook on the car. We painted the spook blue, and then followed up with a satin black that should hopefully help it match the 68 JDM grill that we are putting on the car.

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 21 Sep 2016 06:05

Rear deck lid

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 21 Sep 2016 06:08

Doors!

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Re: 68 2-Door Restomod

Postby KCMO_68 » 21 Sep 2016 06:15

I wish I had this kind of talent... and facility... both are pretty great.

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