Five-Hundred and Ten

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Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by MarkReidHRC » 13 Jan 2018 15:40

Five-Hundred and Ten Photo Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4yFs4FReGdygkJ7X2

June 2016 my son and I drove to Vernon BC to pick up this 1972 4 Dr. It was in storage for 25 years 99% complete (missing 1 hub cap) and almost all original except for the paint. This is the first post in this section and wanted to start from the beginning. Car has been sand blasted and waiting to be primed.(Jan 10,2018) I will post some of the progress between then and now to bring this project up to date.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by two_68_510s » 13 Jan 2018 17:17

Looking forward to seeing it Mark
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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by MarkReidHRC » 13 Jan 2018 18:54

Here are a few before pictures.

76442 Original Miles
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Sweet interior
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Floor is good! Planning to go back to original green color.
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DATSUN
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Satellite Radio?
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Datsun 1600
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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by greenthumb » 13 Jan 2018 21:43

anyone else not seeing the pics?

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Post by MarkReidHRC » 13 Jan 2018 22:24

Let me know if you cant see pictures. I will have to figure out how to post pictures.
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Post by MarkReidHRC » 13 Jan 2018 23:03

I think I have got the posting pictures fixed.
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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by greenthumb » 14 Jan 2018 07:12

yep. thanks. Looks like a great starting point. Love that green!

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by Byron510 » 14 Jan 2018 08:57

Great project, and quite happy that you are taking back to the original green colour.

I had a modded 68 in this colour for years back in the 90’s;

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26744

And my brother and I restored his 72 in the late 00’s which was this colour;

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15143

Look forward to your updates, and it’ll be great to have another local 510.

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Post by MarkReidHRC » 14 Jan 2018 09:32

I built a cart to set the body on to finish disassembly. Glad my middle son (K-Breezy) is a good welder. My welding is not good.
We have ordered front fenders, rockers, rear quarters, trunk drops, wheelhouse's, and rear tail light panel from Dave at Futofab. Still need a front valence but they are on back order. Ours is OK but would like to install a new one.

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The upper inner fender is where the worst of the rust is. We removed the passenger side (right side in Can/US) upper inner fender and can use it to fabricate new ones.

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Also removed the left side upper inner fender, mounted the body on a rotisserie, and dissembled the doors to get ready for sand blasting.

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Off to the Blaster

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by Byron510 » 14 Jan 2018 23:32

Glad you enjoyed the above links to a couple previous builds of mine - thanks for the comment on my brothers build.
Neither car had any rust repair worthy of note, it looks like you’ve got more work on your hands ahead of you.
I have an NOS pair of those inner box sections below the top of the fenders. They are not for sale but if you wanted to take measurements, I’d make them available to you.

Keep the posts coming, great to see another being resurrected.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by MarkReidHRC » 16 Jan 2018 10:24

Sand blasting pictures.

Doors are near perfect!

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Floor is good except for a couple minor spots.

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Post by MarkReidHRC » 16 Jan 2018 19:29

Got the car back from being epoxy primed. Now its time to repair all the rust areas. Body parts from Futofab are in Portland (tracking info). Maybe have the parts by the weekend.

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Repair areas

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Post by MarkReidHRC » 16 Jan 2018 19:50

I also stopped by the local auto wrecker to see if they had any Subaru STI's that I could get a R180 LSD out of. They said I could go look around as they had a few Subaru's. They told me they were in the "Euro" section. (I thought Subaru's were Japanese) Well I didn't find any STI's but I found a 280ZX.
I figured i may as well grab the front struts, hubs, and breaks. Who knows the next time I will find another Datsun that has parts I may need. Looked like an engine fire is what landed it at the junker. The reservoirs on the master cylinder were a 1/2 melted so I figured it may cost more to repair than to get one in better condition.

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Post by MarkReidHRC » 16 Jan 2018 20:14

Side by side 510 strut and 280ZX strut.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Post by Heinrich » 16 Jan 2018 21:24

well done, you don't waste time.
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