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#21 EPTXDatsun

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:24 PM

And the work continues. Below are some pics Duc and Cesar from Wrench Pro sent me.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

nice progress
Here today gone tomorrow

#23 EPTXDatsun

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

Engine bay stitch welded and painted Porsche GT3 RS Orange. The rest of the car will be repainted this color. It's a solid orange, but brighter than the factory orange. 

 

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:22 PM


I will scratch the "dash-mounted seat belt light" from my '73 spotter's guide list then. ^_^


I got a 73 coupe and my wiper switch lights up....but not my headlights

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Mounts are finished and engine is in for good:

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

This car had been on backburner but I'm bringing it back.  

After 1 1/2 years I got a call a couple weeks ago from Wrenchpro to tell me they were being shut down by the city. We had 2 weeks to pick it up unfinished. Sucks, but oh well.

Before sending it to them, I had started the bodywork but decided against finishing it due to the fact it was going to get a little cut up from the swap. 

One of my many automotive hobbies includes lowriding and I'm an Imperials Car Club member (58-64 Impalas are one of my major weaknesses).  I called a club brother in our L.A. chapter who owns a body shop in Hesperia and he offered to help us pick it up and store it. Well, I figured it needs paint and it's out there anyway, so he will be finishing up the body work. It will be finished Porsche GT3 RS Orange. It may be overly ambitious to shoot for the JCCS '14 but we'll try! Here's how it sits:

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Work has begun, er, continued on the body. I'll post more pics as it progresses. 



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

Love those motors.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

You just burst my bubble. I haven't heard of another 1200 2dr Sedan in Texas. My Dad bought my Sedan brand new in '72 and has been in the family all this time. Guess we are in a very exclusive club. Good luck with the build. If you have more than 200whp, buy adult Pampers by the case! You will need them.


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#31 EPTXDatsun

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

Mattndew, I agree. I think it's a good fit for this little car.  :devil:

Don't worry, KT1200. I'm 600+ miles from you, so you'll have North Texas and I'll take West Texas, lol. :thumbup: 

I've had MUCH more powerful (1k+whp) cars, but something tells me this one will be just as much if not more of a handful especially with what I want to do. My plan is to get it dialed in and overbuild the driveline so I can turbocharge it and bump it up to 500whp eventually. At a minimum, a rollcage is definitely in the plans.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

500 HP in an 1800 LB car 

 

CRAZY 

 

it will be fast as shit if you can drive it 



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

With 500hp the only thing that will be able to pass you is your own rear bumper. But if you can get traction It will blow people's minds. A guy here in DFW has a SR20DET powered 1200 UTE that that put 412 whp on the dyno. He said he has to be very careful when he drives it.

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

It is a 1600 lb car. The pickup version weighs the same as the sedan or coupe.

And after putting the heavy engine, transfer and rear in it big tires and sound material adds at least 300 lbs.
Here today gone tomorrow

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

It is a 1600 lb car. The pickup version weighs the same as the sedan or coupe.

And after putting the heavy engine, transfer and rear in it big tires and sound material adds at least 300 lbs.

 

FWIW, that truck weighs 1915. 


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


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

 It may be overly ambitious to shoot for the JCCS '14 but we'll try! 

 

If there's any chance you'll make it, register today. Within a week I'm betting it will be full. 


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


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

This is a dope project, glad to see it's back in the mix! :thumbup:


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:37 PM

Well, three shops in a row let me down. First one didn't do the job correctly, second one called halfway through the project and told me to get the car out because they were shutting down. Picked it up from the last shop in pieces with body work only halfway finished after 2 years.   :no: I'm thinking about just cutting my losses and letting it go. 

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At least it's back in my hands but motivation to complete is at an all-time low. 



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:58 PM

Thanks, guys. I have some big plans with this car and don't plan to be too slow with it. Paint should be done in a couple of weeks and then its on to the suspension and engine swap.

Hahahahaha

It's not for lack of resources, just terrible judgment in picking shops.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

Is there any decent reputable shop left?

Hate when that happens. Keep pressing on, it doesn't look too far to finished.

Good luck on that EPTXDATSUN.

Hope You took good care of the interior as they look really good.

Are You planing on mod the interior too?