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#121 Stoffregen Motorsports

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:07 PM

Good to see you back on it.

 

For limited space, roll the chassis out and have only the body in the shop.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:05 AM

I might have to do that. I live in a townhouse community, and don't have a private driveway. The garage opens up to a row of parking spaces. I could probably get away with it if I only roll it out while I am working, and don't take up a parking spot for too long. 



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:14 AM

Build your own seahorses under the cab above the frame, roll out chassis while working, roll back in when done. If you do it right, when the chassis is underneath it'll look like a complete vehicle and you won't have to worry about violating tennant rules of only running vehicles if you have any of those

Lol you really think he would tell anyone, ahh yes Mr. Peterson I was taken a piss and everything got dark like there was an eclipse, when I look back to see what was making the shade when WHAM!! Cock hit me right in the face. I don't know whose it was but we could match up the bruise.

 

 

 

you assume i have any fucks

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:57 PM

I was able to do some more work over the holidays with a few of my days off work. I forgot to take a before picture, so I set the piece I cut out back on the front of the body. The sheet metal that was already welded on wasn't coated in anything on the back and is pretty rusted out. It was also mostly formed with body filler, so I decided to replace it. 

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I got this piece welded back in, but the shape is not right. It is a little too flat, and doesn't have a good body line. I think I am going to give the lead free body solder a try. If it works out, there are a few other places on the body I would like to clean up using the solder. It isn't too expensive, so hopefully I can order the basic tools to get started next pay day. Until then I'll keep working on welding in new sheet metal. 



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:39 AM

Rust repair is one of those jobs you just can't rush. It's fun and stressful at the same time.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

Rust repair is one of those jobs you just can't rush. It's fun and stressful at the same time.

 

It is rewarding to look at a panel where there was a rusted out hole, and see nice steel . I got an HVLP spray gun for Christmas, so now more than ever I have to keep myself from trying to rush it haha. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:42 AM

I have been busy working on our house, and the Jeep needed a lot of work this summer. I have still found time to work on the 320 here and there, but haven't posted anything for quite some time.

Since my last post I have finished the driver side quarter panel, so both quarter panels are now rust free. There were a lot of good sized dents on the roof that I discovered after taking that down to metal and removing the body filler. I was able to get those taken out with a hammer and dolly. There is still one dent in the middle I can't reach until I remove the back glass. I don't want to do that until I have the rubber for the glass, and know I can replace it for sure. I removed the rest of the engine bay wiring, what was left of the incomplete brake hard lines, the exhaust, and the steering box. Now there is room to weld patch panels in the bay where it is needed. The rear cross member was bent, so I cut that out and replaced it. I am working on replacing rusted spots on the rocker panels at the moment. I decided to cut out some of the smaller patches I have already welded in, and do a better job than I did the first try. I am working on getting things fitted, and lined up with clecos before I do any welding. I don't have a lot of metal shaping equipment, or experience. It is taking a lot of time to get the patches formed with a small metal brake, sandbag and hammers. I am pretty happy with the progress so far though. I'll try to remember to take better progress pics, and post a little more often. 

 

I have a few pics on my phone to share. I know progress updates are boring without them. 

 

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It is really corroded and rusty inside the rocker panel, but it cleans up pretty well with rust converter and a wire wheel

 

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Got a package from ebay which is always fun. The horn button assembly was't pretty, but I didn't have one, and this is the first one I have come across since looking. It cleaned up pretty well. I picked up some chrome polish on my way into work, maybe they will look a little better after polishing. Unfortunately, I don't think the current steering wheel will work with the stock horn button. I am going to need to add a stock steering wheel to the list of parts I am looking for. 

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:45 PM

Wow! Dress her up and she cleans up nicely.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:20 AM

I have been able to buy quite a few parts lately. I ordered a second wiper arm from the same ebay seller that sold me the horn button. I was also able to finally get another hood emblem, and a few other parts from a 320 that is being parted out on ebay. The big score from the ebay part out is a windshield. I will be picking up the windshield in March when I head to AZ for a few Rockies spring training games. 

 

Now that i have a replacement windshield I removed the front and back glass from the cab. I also took the dash out. I have mostly been going through my parts, cleaning them up, then organizing them better. I needed to free up more space to work. It was starting to get too cluttered. I also want to double check and see what parts I may need while I have access to them.

 

Once things are cleaned up I will get back to the rocker panel. I have screwed it up 3 times, and had to start over. A big reason why I started reorganizing parts is I needed to take a step back from that.

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I have been printing these off and throwing them in the box with the parts in the diagram. I think it will help a lot when it comes time to put everything back together. difrangia posted the link to these parts diagrams somewhere on this forum. I saved it to pdf, and look it up there. If I can find it I'll share it here too. It is nice to have. 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:30 AM

I couldn't find the original link for the parts list and diagrams. Here is a google docs link to the pdf I use. 

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

You got it, Buddy. I use that old parts manual regularly. I printed it out and mounted it and the shop manual up in three-ring binders and refer to them all the time. An established fixture and regularly used tool in my shop along with the other automobile documents for the other toys and the violin historical and modern manuals that I refer to occasionally. I've always had oddball vehicles and after acquiring one of the creatures, the first thing that I searched out was literature for history and maintainance.  I have a pretty good library built up.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

Here is a link to the NICO Club forums Datsun service Manuals.  Scroll down for 320.  All are downloadable.

 

http://www.nicoclub....service-manuals