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mattbunzel
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The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 13 Dec 2016 20:36

Picked up this 70 510 the Saturday after thanksgiving. My plans for the car are to yank the l16 out and put in a rebuilt l20B i have from my 620. Then address all the suspension and bushings and eventually when the time and money are there do all the body work and paint.

FIrst day:
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The car only needed a clutch master to be able to move under its own power but i figured while i was at it i would replace the full clutch hydraulic system and the brake master at the same time, which snowballed to well if im going to yank the motor for the l20b i might as well hold off on the clutch and brake system and clean up the engine bay all at once. So out came the motor.
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Then the motor was out and found a little bit of rust on the firewall, and also found that the car had been in an accident once on the passenger side.
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mattbunzel
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 13 Dec 2016 20:47

I then started to fix the rust on the firewall and strip the paint in the engine bay.
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I also broke most of the fender bolts and a couple other bolts when disassembling the front end. Only had to drill out three and was able to use pb and heat and vice grips to get the rest.
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Then did some paint stripping, but eventually it was to cold out for the paint stripper to work right so ended up wire wheeling for six hours or so.
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mattbunzel
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 13 Dec 2016 20:49

Then decided to drop the front crossmember and suspension so i could get to the area on the engine bay around the steering box.
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Assembly all out
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After taking a closer look at all the bushings and suspension bits i decided that now is the time to replace everything i want, why do it twice when you can do it right once.

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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby BrandonS » 14 Dec 2016 04:56

Wow not messing around at all!

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defdes
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby defdes » 15 Dec 2016 05:24

Nothing like the Automotive Snowball Effect in action. Nice work.

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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby qwik510 » 15 Dec 2016 11:22

While I'm At It syndrome strikes again.

Looking good!
Enjoy The Ride!
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby 16Again » 16 Dec 2016 10:44

Looks like that car has found a good home. Someone to show it some love again.

mattbunzel
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 20 Dec 2016 15:04

This polar vortex has been killing my productivity.....Once it warms back up a bit ill start to paint the engine bay and reassemble the front end with some suspension goodies from techno toy tuning.

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defdes
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby defdes » 20 Dec 2016 16:16

I got your Polar Vortex right here. -9* when I woke up this morning, I was going to put a new exhaust on my Power Wagon but it was too damn cold.

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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 24 Dec 2016 13:48

defdes wrote:I got your Polar Vortex right here. -9* when I woke up this morning, I was going to put a new exhaust on my Power Wagon but it was too damn cold.


You got me there, not quite that cold here.

mattbunzel
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 24 Dec 2016 14:25

Have been slacking lately. Engine bay is about 80% ready for paint, kind of just waiting for a warmer day. I also pulled the front cross member assembly apart and wire wheeled and painted the cross member and control arms. Oh and to my surprise a previous owner has already beefed up the tie rods with heim joints, and they put spherical bearings in the control arms. They dont seem to have any play in them so i guess ill run them and see how they perform, they are welded in so unless i want to get other control arms they will have to do.
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I also worked on the inner fenders for a bit. I ran out of undercoating about halfway through. Also has a little bit of damage up front. Not excited about it but nothing is tweeked and my measurements side to side are pretty dang close.
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 24 Dec 2016 14:27

Your bike looks really muddy. You have fun?
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 24 Dec 2016 14:32

Also my Christmas present to myself came in the other day.
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And when i was cleaning out my garage out realized i ended up with a bunch of quarter windows.
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In some of the stuff that came with the car i found some cool Nissan wheel chalks, never seen these before.
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mattbunzel
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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby mattbunzel » 24 Dec 2016 14:34

KiKiIchiBan wrote:Your bike looks really muddy. You have fun?

That's my buddies bike, he came over to help and decided to ride over.

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Re: The 70 510 project

Postby bertvorgon » 24 Dec 2016 15:13

That's funny, I noticed the rear tire also, looked fresh. We rode all winter too, wore out a lot of parts in the muck.
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