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'73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy


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#1 datsunfreak

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:27 PM

Before:

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Added some bolt-on flares, JDM Sunny grill, and JDM fender mirrors:

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New wheels will be on soon...

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:51 PM

Did a little photoshop wheel test fit...

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:45 PM

that looks bad ass
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:38 PM

That car is bitchin' :cool:

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:31 PM

I need a bigger garage... I want a 1200 even more now love the flares :D
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:29 PM

I've never liked the fastback 1200's as much as the sedans... until now! Nice work!
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:02 PM

Me likey.:D

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 05:59 PM

I was looking through my collection of GC10 skyline photos looking at color combos on the cars with bolt-on flares. This combo jumped out at me...

White paint, black flares, gold centered wheels...

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What do you think??

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:24 PM

Nobody likes the gold??? ;)

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:50 PM

No, i don't. But it is not my car either. Gold centered wheels were cool in the 80's and have seen better days now. But i guess that everything makes a comeback, but should it?

Sorry, just my opinion.

But i am really enjoying the rest of your build, makes me want a 1200. Wife would kill me. Really like the flares.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:44 PM

I'm about 95% sure I'll do the flares black and the wheels a flat dark grey center/polished lip (like Watanabes).

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:41 PM

I like the gold way better! I think the front needs to come down a bit though.... It has 510 syndrome!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:21 AM

i agree the gold looks really good

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:20 PM

I think the front needs to come down a bit though....


Jeff, do you mind if I wait until it actually has an engine in it before I lower the front more? :D

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:21 PM

i agree the gold looks really good


What about bronze? Was thinking about that today...

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:31 AM

What about bronze? Was thinking about that today...


I think a darker gray would work well.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:54 PM

Got some work done this weekend...

MadDat crossmember showed up Saturday, so the engine may go in sooner than expected...

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Got the RHD pedal box installed in the car and working. Column goes in next weekend...

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Since the RHD pedal box I have is set up for a cable clutch (not hydraulic), and clearance is tight around the intake manifold, I decided to peruse other options. I found that if I welded up the cable hook on the end of the clutch pedal and re-drilled it, I can hook up the pushrod for the clutch master cylinder and mount it backwards inside the dash. :D

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Then I will run a new clutch hardline from there to down beside the trans where it needs to be. I may end up making a remote reservoir to make it easier to fill and keep an eye on, but I might just keep it there so it's invisible once the car is finished. I know it's a bit crazy, but it WILL work. Now I just need to build a VERY beefy mount for the master so there's no flex.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:44 PM

What motor ya got going in there boss?

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

CA18DET. :D

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:52 PM

Here's a shot of one in a 1200...

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