Blue '71 Project

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Canadian510
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by Canadian510 » 06 Oct 2018 06:50

Lots of nice work going on here keep up the progress!

It's always funny seeing people try 7j +0 wheels and seeing them stick out like that, reminds me how much i pulled my fenders haha. I can fit 7.5j -6 on the rear and 7j +0 up front with a little room to spare but im also pretty lowered without any camber correction, it takes some work to keep everything smooth and not 100% sure you can do it on a 4 door but maybe its something to look into if you want to go that route.

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cwd240z
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 09 Jan 2019 13:58

Finally found some time to work on the car after having to replace a bent rod in my Acura after it sucked up some water during a heavy storm.

Started prepping the 280zx front struts for coil overs by cutting off the spring perches

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Chris
'71 510 4-Door Sedan
'76 280z

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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 09 Jan 2019 14:15

Started getting the engine bay ready for primer and did some rough body work where the battery tray once was.

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Worked on the trunk a bit more, getting it ready for primer also. The first pic was taken before I sandblasted it, it had some pretty heavy surface rust.

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This is after cleaning it up some more with a wire wheel and a grinder, then a coat of self etching primer.

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Also had to beat out the back panel a bit, as it had been pretty dented in pretty good at some point in its life. It needs more work, but it's much better than it was.

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Then I masked the car off and pushed it up by the door so I could spray the primer on it

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Chris
'71 510 4-Door Sedan
'76 280z

cwd240z
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 09 Jan 2019 14:20

Primed the bay, trunk, bottom of the hood, and the new front valance..

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Chris
'71 510 4-Door Sedan
'76 280z

cwd240z
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 25 Jan 2019 12:42

Welded up a crack in the edge of the hood and that small hole in the hood bracing I had forgotten about before I primed it. Then started to block the engine bay..

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Chris
'71 510 4-Door Sedan
'76 280z

cwd240z
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 24 Apr 2019 07:53

Got a sample of original paint code, 567 "Nissan Blue" and shot a test panel and the hood hinges. I think it'll look pretty good

The engine bay is ready to be primed and blocked one more time, then hopefully I can shoot some paint on it!

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Chris
'71 510 4-Door Sedan
'76 280z

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Byron510
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by Byron510 » 24 Apr 2019 08:37

It is a nice colour - car will look great when completed.

It's good to see some cars still in their original colour.

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by Doraemon » 24 Apr 2019 10:45

Looking great!! Did you repair the front rocker with new metal or just layered some weldings on?
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cwd240z
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 25 Apr 2019 17:03

Byron510 wrote:
24 Apr 2019 08:37
It is a nice colour - car will look great when completed.

It's good to see some cars still in their original colour.

Thanks for the update.
Byron
Thanks, yeah I think this color blue looks really nice. The interior was originally a teal color which I think would be really cool too, but haven't decided if I'll go that route.

Doraemon wrote:
24 Apr 2019 10:45
Looking great!! Did you repair the front rocker with new metal or just layered some weldings on?
Thanks! I cut out the rusted areas and replaced with new metal.
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'76 280z

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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by Byron510 » 26 Apr 2019 00:01

cwd240z wrote:
23 Apr 2018 08:04
Filled the heater core holes in the firewall. Will ultimately go with a vintage air system down the road.

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I also omitted and welded up the heater holes in the same fashion- saying the same thing. Only I didn’t and here I am 15 years later loving that car buy hating myself on those cold spring and fall mornings with no heat!

Projects coming along well.

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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by Doraemon » 26 Apr 2019 04:56

cwd240z wrote:
25 Apr 2019 17:03

Doraemon wrote:
24 Apr 2019 10:45
Looking great!! Did you repair the front rocker with new metal or just layered some weldings on?
Thanks! I cut out the rusted areas and replaced with new metal.
Great job! :)
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cwd240z
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Re: Blue '71 Project

Post by cwd240z » 02 May 2019 13:55

No picture worthy update yet, just shot another coat of primer on the engine bay and hood after doing a lot of blocking and fixing some more places. So it still looks like the earlier pics when I primed it. This will be the last primer coat, I'll block it one last time then shoot some blue on it!
Byron510 wrote:
26 Apr 2019 00:01
I also omitted and welded up the heater holes in the same fashion- saying the same thing. Only I didn’t and here I am 15 years later loving that car buy hating myself on those cold spring and fall mornings with no heat!

Projects coming along well.

Byron
Haha yeah I could see it taking a while until I actually do it, but one day it'll happen. The car stays at my shop about an hour from where I live, so it probably won't be driven just a whole lot for a while anyway...so I'll just avoid driving it on those cold days.
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'71 510 4-Door Sedan
'76 280z

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