Jeff's '70 2 Door

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by WxMan » 20 Jun 2019 10:40

Nice colour choice! I was just looking at that over at www.rennbow.org the other day.
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by slowerthantime » 27 Sep 2019 23:20

1/2 time in the Aussie Rules Grand Final...time for a quick update.

Not much done over summer with work and family but have been going hard since the kids went back to school. Spent ages finishing up a never ending list of small stuff/ rust repairs and cleaning up for paint. just when I thought I was done, I found this one...
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I fould a pin hole in the drivers A pillar and solved the mystery of my missing door hinge bolts
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I really wanted to keep the spare wheel well but it was too much work to save it.
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I spent ages cleaning. Used a bit of media blasting to get into the corners....No sure if it was worth it, so hard to get rid of it all before painting.
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I didnt want to put too much heat into the roof, so used Aircraft Paint Stripper....nasty stuff but works.
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Decided to do the engine bay and underbody first, then interior and get the exterior in epoxy. I have access to a booth for the exterior and panels.

Epoxy.. Epoxy/ seam sealer/ epoxy. Didn't get pics of the seam sealer. Also missed pics of a bit of filler work in the engine bay.
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Base: 1974 Porsche Mexico Blue
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Clear....felt so good to shoot this today. The light makes the colour look weird in this shot.
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I've been collecting a few parts along the way. Having grown up in Australia, I'm a fan of the smaller side markers. The fenders that came wih this car are really cruddy fiberglass, so I picked up a reproduction set. The fitment of the lights need a bit of work.
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Next up is to finish the underbody and get the inside cleaned up and painted.

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by defdes » 28 Sep 2019 04:32

That Mexico Blue is absolutely one of the best vintage car colors bar none. It's looking great.

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by slowerthantime » 29 Sep 2019 19:24

Got the under body finished. Its good from afar... but I'm happy with it. Mostly I'm just glad that none of that black stuff got through a hole into my nice clean engine bay.
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by JordanTr » 30 Sep 2019 17:33

Wow!! Great progress! Looks awesome!
Jordan | '72 2 door KA project | '94 240sx RB26DETT | '97 Silvia RB25DET | '90 Audi 90 Quattro 20V (DD)

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by RMS » 30 Sep 2019 18:05

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two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by MarkReidHRC » 30 Sep 2019 19:44

Nice job so far. We did many of the same rust repairs.
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by slowerthantime » 01 Oct 2019 18:00

Thanks Fellas.

Mark, I've been watching your build; you and the boys have been doing an excellent job. Its interesting to see how our cars had perished in the same spots. Really looking forward to being out of the rust phase.

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by RMS » 01 Oct 2019 20:03

brake parts a kit or did you piece it together ? to keep the zinc on line nuts sparkling use some clear epoxy and assemble with pbr rubber grease. copper alloy lines flare nicely and a bit of 0000 steel wool polishes them up great! ss gravel guard is available at sumit
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by slowerthantime » 02 Oct 2019 14:31

Thanks for the tips RMS. I have a full set of 280zx brakes that I will start with. The fronts came with the struts. I have refreshed them with new pistons seals etc. The rears are reconditioned. I have a handbrake handle from (I think?) a 240sx and will hook up the park brake.

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by slowerthantime » 03 Oct 2019 17:29

The interior is painted. Primed, seam sealed, base and clear. Painted the cage first, then taped it up (PITA). Got a bit of orange peel in a couple of spots but nothing terrible, and mostly in places you cant see.
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 04 Oct 2019 11:42

Nice build!
1970 2 door sr20det cookie cutter build
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http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30772
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by icehouse » 04 Oct 2019 13:19

Where is the shifter hole?
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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by slowerthantime » 04 Oct 2019 15:45

The hole was kinda ratty, so I sealed it up and will cut a new one.

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Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

Post by icehouse » 04 Oct 2019 17:07

Few! Thought you were going auto.....
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