my b110 sedan

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betsy
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 19 Feb 2013 03:44

Simple is probably the best bet. I pulled the grill apart and cleaned it up. It has a few dents in it but these metal grills are getting hard to get so it will do
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby ALVEEN » 21 Feb 2013 01:16

i have 3 mint sets hanging on my wall

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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby S15DET » 21 Feb 2013 05:17

Avoid metallic, looks too modern. I love the sport grey.

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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 24 Feb 2013 02:40

ALVEEN wrote:i have 3 mint sets hanging on my wall


Make sure you hang on to them alveen. They are starting to get good money here

S15DET wrote:Avoid metallic, looks too modern. I love the sport grey.


I'm thinking that too. Everyone I speak to say metallic, but the more old school pics I look at the more I think the non metallics suit the old cars

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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 27 Feb 2013 02:48

Just checked out your build thread S15DET, nice work. One of the best I've seen

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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 02 Apr 2013 03:53

Finally got a chance to shoot some colour over the weekend, I decided to use acrylic since its a bit more novice friendly. Looks like its coming up pretty good. Here's a pic of the engine bay cleared still straight of the gun. Hopefully I'll cut it back during the week.
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby ALVEEN » 04 Apr 2013 11:41

looking impressive mate

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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 21 Apr 2013 02:03

I think I'm finished with paint on the body, I ended up doing 4 coats of colour, rubbed the orange peel out with 600 dusted another coat on then 4 coats of clear rubbed back with 600 then another 2 coats then sanded with 1000 1500 then 2000. I used farecla g3 compound. Reflection doesn't look to bad except for my messy garage. There is a few scratches I can still see so I need to do more with the 1500.
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby two_68_510s » 21 Apr 2013 06:07

Nice job!
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 06 Jun 2013 03:07

Thanks Joel, I've still got more clear to shoot but I'm having trouble finding a window of opportunity, so I started a bit of reassembly on the body, progress is so slow but here's some pics anyway
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 01 Jul 2013 04:39

Ok I've got one side sort of looking like a car. I set the door gaps and drilled holes in the latch before i painted to make them easier to fit. Are all panel gaps and alignment on datsuns shit? Feels like I spent ages to get them just ok.
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 01 Jul 2013 04:42

A few more
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 16 Aug 2013 05:52

I got all the door glass latches and rubbers fit during the week and sat the trim on there to see how it looked. Colour is similar to original
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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby goichi1 » 27 Aug 2013 09:48

That's looking really nice! I love the 110's. Panel gaps on any older cars are terrible, this is why the big boys like coddington and foose add filler metal to lessen the gap. Most of them weld on small round stock to the door egdes then shape to fit which reduces the gap and gives it a clean close gap.

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Re: my b110 sedan

Postby betsy » 02 Sep 2013 02:30

Thanks rich, those guys must spent big hours on gaps and alignment. I had to add some metal like you said to the lower drivers door just to get the gap the same as the rest, but I can't image trying to get the whole car perfect.


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