New from Sunny South Africa

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Heinrich
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Postby Heinrich » 19 Jun 2017 03:34

little update.(not so much on the car as the situation) :D

i came to a point where my workshop was a glorious mess.so i decided to clean up a bit .
i ended breaking down shelves for wood storage and making new ones, moving all the carpentry stuff to the back and all car related items to the front of the workshop.

(bad pic , sorry)
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next, the green donor car will be stripped of anything of value and discarded off.
once that is done, i will continue with my car.

i am quite excited about all the space i am going to have once the donor is gone.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Postby Heinrich » 10 Jul 2017 01:29

the donor is now completely bare and on its way to the scrap metal dealer.

i got more than one awkward look from people seeing this go down the road.(including my wife)
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Postby Byron510 » 10 Jul 2017 06:02

That's a pretty funny photo for sure.

Man that shell still looks pretty good from this angle. Too bad you were not in NA, a fellow member here could have used your RH front corner.

So how's the actual project coming? Updates?

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Postby Heinrich » 10 Jul 2017 06:58

Actual project is a bit slow.
i underestimated a building project time and finance wise,but that is almost finished.

the car should continue in about a month's time.

the shell is in bad state, i thought about cutting off some useful bits but only the roof was not rusted.
every structural part is rotten away.i tried giving it away to other datsun enthusiasts but they declined as well.

i have since acquired some bigger wheels/casters to make a bigger and more versatile trolley for the shell to be able to load it on a trailer for when it goes for some body work.

I have been away from the car project for long enough to have gathered a LOT of motivation to continue again.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Postby Heinrich » 28 Aug 2017 02:01

i assembled the bonnet, fenders and apron on Friday evening and took it to the panel beaters to have whatever small flaws the nose has fixed before i start fitting the engine and radiator/inter-cooler

it was nice to have something that resembles a car again.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Postby two_68_510s » 30 Aug 2017 08:20

Yeah, mon!
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