USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

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harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 13 Nov 2017 17:03

Slowly working through all the odd jobs to be done on the car making lists and cross things off seems to be the most effective way. Even more slowly I am working through the wiring situation in the car.


Sorry couldn't get the first image to stay rotated correctly :)
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 13 Nov 2017 17:09

I'm using the new one piece aftermarket bumpers and one thing I noticed when initially fitting them is that are a lot straighter than a original item. This straightness results in some big gaps (especially on the rear of the car) between the body and the bumper. Whilst I did dummy fitted them in the past, I thought it would be best to cut the bumper brackets down to get the fit closer. pretty happy with the end result.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 30 Nov 2017 22:57

Things are slowing down as I get to more of the fiddle bits of putting the car back together. Rear screen (including new rubbers), parcel shelf and speakers are in. Looking at it now, the rear speakers look out of place so I will have to change them for something a little more - a bit too modern for the car I feel.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 30 Nov 2017 23:01

You wouldn't believe how long I spent messing with this heater cable before I recognised the error in my ways. I probably shouldn't admit it publicly, but oh well I happy to poke a bit of fun at myself.
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1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 30 Nov 2017 23:06

Lastly, start working through some of the wiring in the engine bay. Looks reasonably clean, will need a little tidy up when everything is completed.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by two_68_510s » 01 Dec 2017 11:52

Gawd, those bumpers look great!!

Excellent job on the wiring, looks very good.
Joel

2 '68 510 2 door sedans
'95 240SX
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harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 04 Dec 2017 16:35

two_68_510s wrote:Gawd, those bumpers look great!!

Excellent job on the wiring, looks very good.

Thanks! The bumpers did take some time, but well worth it in the end. I pretty happy with the wiring, but after finishing that day I did realise that I had forgotten something, that being the wiring for the guard indicator. Thankfully an easy enough fix.
My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 18 Dec 2017 19:10

OK, I'm steadily moving along trying to complete jobs so I can look to fire this car up some time soon. But one thing was bothering me, that being the side windows, they wouldn't close and clamp properly. I finally figured it out and for you guys that always had two doors, it might come as common sense, but for me obviously not. I finally notice that the actual window brackets are both for the left hand side of the car! So for now I just redrill the holes.

So my next question is.... Does someone have a spare right hand rear window bracket, they are willing to sell and send to me down under??
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by Mango510 » 30 Jul 2018 02:06

Was wondering if you had any updates on the build?

Cheers Brendan

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 04 Sep 2018 18:45

Hi all, including computer issues there has been plenty of set backs along the way. Will update as soon as feasible.
My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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