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#41 mrbigtanker

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

So. Depending on what motor I think a L20 will sit higher in the bay. Did yours break what's wrong with the old hood prop.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

The L20b sits about an inch higher than the L16.


 

 


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:00 AM

I didn't have one on either truck. Ripped off on both apparently.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:27 AM

Here is a picture of a stock hood prop.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

Holy crap! The new guy brought some skills into this! I don't know anywhere near that much about paint,powder coats/primer,etc. I wouldn't have got into all that front suspension stuff either,without alot of advice from the rest of you guys. This truck is going to turn out awesome!
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:21 AM

I didn't have one on either truck. Ripped off on both apparently.


We'll shit that answers it right there.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

Well today was interesting. I didn't like how my braces looked under the hood so I decided to make a cover. I had a scrap piece of aluminum that was just barely the right size. So I got it all cut out and forgot that I dropped my bead roller and that it didn't work. So the rest of the day I ran all over town to get things to fix it. Finnally fixed it and ran the x pattern and called it good.

 

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Spent the evening realigning everything. The doors are almost fitted. But they are both fucked up. I don't know if I will switch back to the original doors yet. I didn't use them because they need alot of body work, but they were nice in terms of shape around the perimeter. The passenger door has had some serious damage on the door bracing along the latch side. and I can't get it to go anymore forward, will wait till i get latches installed before making a decision.

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:54 AM

Very nice,I thought about doing all my fire walls,but never thought about the under hood.very nice.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

yes powder primer sands and u can block but its not like a 2 k high build primer it takes a little more efforrt..looking good


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:51 PM

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So they both run at the same time.The lights are flat and from danielstern.com.

They are the a German company i believe and it is Ciebe lights,they cost a pretty penny but they are quality shit,and that aint no shit.

 

Notice the bumper has no holes or bolts,so clean.lol



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

loving the double cab on page 1


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:15 PM

thats one of my favorite colors too .... my buddy built sick dumped micro busses and 21 windows and he would always let me pick the color .... that color looks fucking amazing with sealing wax red ..... we did two that color before i moved towards my favorite hues of greens ...


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:36 AM

Been busy preping the fenders, hood, doors, and rims. Got the fenders painted and the rims. The hood was suppossed to be done, but had a boo boo on the sealer coat. Try to paint hood tomorrow. Will give my insights on powder primer later. It's late and I want to get an early start tomorrow.

 

Was not going to reveal the color yet but oh well, here it is. VW color Antracite early 60's. I don't like 2 tone paint jobs, but I'm thinking black roof. What do you think?

 

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And the rims. Can't wait to unwrap these!

 

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

i love that color. this thing is coming together fast!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

no to 2 tone


LSHCCOMNAIWEDA, which translates to: laughing so hard coke came out my nose and I wasn't even drinking any.
 

Your Datsun will never get mad if you enjoy driving another car even if younger than she is.
Your Datsun never has a headache.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her at 3 AM.
Your Datsun won't get upset if you let a friend drive her.
Your Datsun can be driven and enjoyed all month long.
Your Datsun won't take you to court for alimony if you get rid of her.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her in public.
Your Datsun doesn't need flowers before letting you put the key in the ignition.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:45 PM

Been busy preping the fenders, hood, doors, and rims. Got the fenders painted and the rims. The hood was suppossed to be done, but had a boo boo on the sealer coat. Try to paint hood tomorrow. Will give my insights on powder primer later. It's late and I want to get an early start tomorrow.
 
Was not going to reveal the color yet but oh well, here it is. VW color Antracite early 60's. I don't like 2 tone paint jobs, but I'm thinking black roof. What do you think?
 
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And the rims. Can't wait to unwrap these!
Love how that paint on the fenders turned out,nice color too! A black roof ,or maybe another dark color, like blue ,would look great! I've got a rough area in the paint on the roof of my 521,& I'm thinking of painting the top of the roof white.
 
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:30 PM

Been busy preping the fenders, hood, doors, and rims. Got the fenders painted and the rims. The hood was suppossed to be done, but had a boo boo on the sealer coat. Try to paint hood tomorrow. Will give my insights on powder primer later. It's late and I want to get an early start tomorrow.

 

Was not going to reveal the color yet but oh well, here it is. VW color Antracite early 60's. I don't like 2 tone paint jobs, but I'm thinking black roof. What do you think?

 

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And the rims. Can't wait to unwrap these!

 

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did you un wrap them?



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

Yes I will have some pics tonight. Got the cab painted and tires on rims. Been ordering all kinds of parts. Waiting for some. It looks like I may have to go lower then first thought cuz the tires I choose are a little smaller od then I was thinking. So I ordered some 3" lowering front control arms. So with the drop spindles and arms I will have 5" in front. Bought a toyota rear axle with a 356 r&p. this will give me my bolt pattern with our adapters. The adapters were 2" thick so by my math this rear end will be 1" narrower then stock rear with adapters. Looks like it will fit. Got the bel tech rear leafs but in shipping they lost some of the bushing. Tried to order the bushing today but it looks like it will take a week. Gonna look online tonight to see if I can get them faster.

Working on frame stuff today. Really just getting measurements/ angles and finish stripping both frames. Need to swap over the l20 and 5 speed to figure out rear tranny mount.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

I am waiting.lol



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:12 AM

So here is the hood

 

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Rims with tires, just got the center waffle and cap so havn't had a chance to paint it yet

 

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Been a crazy week trying to get this painted, but finally done.

 

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Found I had some Datsun mats in the black truck. Didn't look this truck over very well. After taking the mats out found this.

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Quick wipe job on mats.

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Are these 521 or 620 or something else? Anybody interested in them, I won't be using them.

 

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The 2 frames together

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So I was hoping to do all the frame stuff this week and get the frame and pieces to powder coat next Friday. But unless my control arms get here soon and I can get spring bushing I can't really fab up all the things I need to.

 

With the Toyota rear end it looks like rear disk brakes are out. Since the drum setup is better I think I am sticking with that. So I couldn't get a real measurement but I roughly think it will be between 60.5" to 61.75" wide from outside tire edge to outside edge. Does anyone know what the maximum width that will fit under the wheel tubs? I need to machine the axles so the rims will sit flush then I can get an accurate measurement.