Nick's Quickie

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Nick's Quickie

Post by nickedwards » 24 Feb 2008 12:35

So I put the other project on hold to do a quick body job/repaint on my other car.

here are some pics...( I didn't do the hack job on the outside... I sold it in stock condition, and this is how it was returned)

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Fender to be replaced
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Typical Ontario 510 rust.
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engine bay rust:
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Bondo in sill....
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Parts of sill cut out (front but is surface rust because paint was removed...
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Under car.... how many holes will I find...
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Not a surprise...
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P.S. rear floor
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D.S. rear floor
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P.S. front floor
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Nicer inner sill then my other car :D
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My other car didn't have a pocket here.... I assume it's stock. It's a good idea.
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Re: Nick's Quickie

Post by djlotus » 24 Feb 2008 21:06

Whoever bought that car from you killed it.

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Post by goichi1 » 24 Feb 2008 21:27

looks like the rust demons killed it!!!the other guy just found it!! lol!!

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Post by Robb » 24 Feb 2008 22:00

Was this car owned by a kid named Cal ??

Man, I guess no one in the 70's and 80's beleived in Rustproofing their cars ! haha

GL with it.... You got some real patience to restore these cars, you should make it a business..
I dont think there is a dedicated shop in Ontario that restores old Japanese cars..
I know there are a ton for Domestic though..

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Re: Nick's Quickie

Post by nickedwards » 06 Jun 2008 21:56

Updates...

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Driver's side frame in wheelwell needing to be done:
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Crappy welding (I was too lazy to change to a better wire size for welding)
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Front patch:
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Floor holes:
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Sill welded in, and fiberglassed to seal it.
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New upper support welded in place, and seam sealed in place.
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Re: Nick's Quickie

Post by defdes » 06 Jun 2008 22:16

Good on ya' for doing the work, but jesus, is that the best body Ontario had to offer?

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Re: Nick's Quickie

Post by Ash510 » 07 Jun 2008 09:03

that is some nice metal work..I am speeking from experience.. keep up the good work..

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Post by 510-Trevor » 07 Jun 2008 10:51

Nick, fantastic work. Good on ya for saving that car.
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Post by goichi1 » 10 Jun 2008 04:33

holy shit man! you should have had that thing acid dipped....good on you for taking that project! looks like you are getting somewhere......keep it up.

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Post by nickedwards » 10 Jun 2008 16:09

Shoulda sand blasted it :D

It's a quick daily driver, not a show car... the next car is the show car. :D I'm doing it cheap. Car cost about $1250 ($2500 for both of them, yes I paid alot... Ontario is like that), and I've put about $100 into so far. :D I'm trying to keep it under $2000.
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Post by Byron510 » 10 Jun 2008 19:41

You may have invested only $100 in the car, but that Dynafile on the floor is worth close to $600 with basic attachments. And you've already used about $400 worth of zip cut wheels, grind stones, sanding discs/belts, MIG wire and gas! And if you spend money on a tool like the Dynafile and not some crap Asian knock-off, you are either a finicky welder, and tool and die maker/machinist or a very, very picky guy!
Man, I've also saved cars like this, it takes real commitment. Very few guys, on this site or otherwise, would ever have the patience to do your "quick" job, much less a show type job.
Good work man. From a guy who's been there a few times, good on ya for saving another 510!
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Post by nickedwards » 10 Jun 2008 22:35

Yeah, a Dynafile is one of my fav tools. We have 2 others. I'm a machinist in my family shop (dad and I are the only employees). We used to remove flash from the magnesium interior bits for the Ford GT, so we needed pro tools.
And yes, I have the bonus of cheap materials... the 2" roloc disks we buy an boxes of 50, Dynafile belts in boxes of 75, the gas in the welder hasn't been filled in 4 years, so I can't remember what that costs. :D

It makes a HUGE difference having the right tools. I really need to get a box/pan brake, since bending that sheet over the edge of a table was a pain in the a$$. I'm going to build a bead roller and an english wheel when I do the other car.
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Post by icehouse » 11 Jun 2008 00:08

Yeah buddy!! High 5! The work looks great, glad to see someone else with some balls!!!

My cousin used to tell me.. "You can't save them all!" Well I can try can't I :D The tin work looks great. Its funny seeing rust from a different area, here the rust is thinner and more spread out. Yours looks more concentrated. Weird.
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Re: Nick's Quickie

Post by nickedwards » 24 Jun 2008 20:14

Some new pics. Not much done because I've been busy with other stuff.
I rockerguarded the enginebay and underbody. Not sure doing the engine bay was a good idea (will it last in the heat??).

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Passenger side trunk floor (between spare wheel and fender)
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Driver's side
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I need to remove the rear subframe and repaint it and new bushings.
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The trunk. I removed seam sealer made sure any rust was removed primed and added new seam sealer. A few holes have to be repaired at the joint between the floor and the rear panel:
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Re: Nick's Quickie

Post by Zoniko » 24 Jun 2008 20:48

Nice work, looking really good

Congrats!!

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