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#1321 Duncan

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:50 PM

Put the hatch together and for some reason, the latch wouldn't catch.  Turned out I needed to make one Fat Bastard shim to make it work.  Didn't mind because the stock shim was pitted and looked like crap anyway.  Just need to paint the shim to finish up the hatch.

 

Stock shim vs Fat Bastard comparo..

 

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Rubber seal w/trim installed.  The aftermarket rubber is really a crap shoot.  I'm glad it's available, but it's sometimes difficult to work with.  This hatch window seal was no exception to that..

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

Wow looking good.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

Thanks Mr Big.  I should have it home in another 4-6 weeks or so.  It's almost there.

 

Looking at that photo of the hatch, I'm wondering why I just didn't fill and delete the drains and covers.  Seems like they are totally unnecessary.  Didn't they put those on the 240z for just the first year only?

 

Wow looking good.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:27 PM

Looking at that photo of the hatch, I'm wondering why I just didn't fill and delete the drains and covers.  Seems like they are totally unnecessary.

I like them, functional or not, but whatever the purpose, there has to be a better way to achieve it.

How does the hatch window trim attach to the seal?

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

How does the hatch window trim attach to the seal?

 

It's different than the windshield trim.  There is a very small groove that one side of the trim hooks into.  It does not sit completely in a larger channel like the windshield trim.  The problem I had with it was the groove in the top corners was not cut right, so I had a problem getting the top pieces in.  If it was cut correctly, (like the bottom) it would've been no problem.  It works, but the aftermarket stuff can be hit or miss.   


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

The shim formerly known as the "Fat Bastard"..

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Will hereby now be known as the "Blue Fat Bastard"..

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:55 PM

The shim formerly known as the "Fat Bastard"..

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Will hereby now be known as the "Blue Fat Bastard"..

 

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I expcet it to be wet sanded and polished out.lol



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

You have the opportunity here to get some hands on training.... :w00t:

 

I expcet it to be wet sanded and polished out.lol


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:42 AM

Mark,

That shim, does it go on the body or on the hatch.  Took a quick gander at mine yesterday and couldn't really tell.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:00 AM

It goes on the body under the latch for the hatchback.  The factory one is very thin.  I didn't take the latch mechanism out when I painted the hatch, so I'm not sure why it didn't work right when I put the hatch back on. The hatch lines up correctly and works fine, so I'm going with it.

 

Just found this photo on my phone.  Forgot I took this. 

 

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Mark,

That shim, does it go on the body or on the hatch.  Took a quick gander at mine yesterday and couldn't really tell.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

I'm wondering why I just didn't fill and delete the drains and covers.  Seems like they are totally unnecessary.  Didn't they put those on the 240z for just the first year only?

 

On the 240Z, yes only the Series 1 models had them on the hatch. And it wasn't deleted, it was just moved to the C-pillar. 

 

Their function is twofold. You need to allow escaping air at the rear of the vehicle for the "flow through ventilation" system to function properly. And it does help when closing the hatch rapidly for the rushing air to have somewhere to escape so it's easier to close. 

 

Every Datsun of the 70s had these somewhere on the rear 1/3 of the car. 


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

 

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

Never considered air pressure escape on closing the doors.  With the upholstered panel on the inside of the hatch, I think the air flow-through might be somewhat minimal.

 

I have plenty of other holes and gaps the air can escape from, though :thumbup:


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:19 AM

Body moldings finally ready to go back on. 

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:34 AM

Ooohhh, pretty. Would almost give my left nut for a set of them corner pieces.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

Ooohhh, pretty. Would almost give my left nut for a set of them corner pieces.

 

Are you more partial to the right one? 

 

Let me rummage through my stuff.  I have a bit of extra roof moldings and whatnot.  When I first got the wagon, I was able to find 510 wagons in a junkyard now and then, and I pulled off a lot of those moldings off in the yard for practice.  I ended up buying the ones that came off the car that weren't damaged.  I'm not 100% sure, but I may have more of those curved pieces.  I'll take a look and see. 


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:25 AM

I'm not but the missus might be. B)


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

After learning the "double secret technique" for putting on the belt moldings, these went on fairly well.  Before picking up the technique, I spent a bit of time struggling to put these back on the car.  Was thinking it was the new rubber, turned out it was me.

 

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Passenger side all done.  Then I went to the driver's side..

 

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Freekin' Hell.  I have two left side trim pieces.  I did pick up some spare trim pieces along the way, but I don't remember getting extra cargo window trim.  I'm in San Diego this evening and will be home tomorrow to check. I'm really hoping I have one for the right side..

 

I wouldn't be surprised to find out this wagon had a two left pieces on it and I didn't take notice of it..  There's been a lot of stupid things I've run into on this thing.  (Denim iron-on floor patches, franken-tunnel, etc, etc.)

 

A little dark, but it's looking like a car.  Can't wait to drive it again.

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:53 PM

Wow mark just tits and ass. Beautiful man. I can't wait to see this thing in person.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:12 AM

Thanks Ray. 

 

I just got home and found the molding piece for the right side.  I have NO idea where the extra came from  :blush: 

 

 

Wow mark just tits and ass. Beautiful man. I can't wait to see this thing in person.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

After this weekend it should be done right.