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#21 EastBay521

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

The paint looks really good!! I think id just leave it as is but it your call.Looking good



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

So just asking a question, you are complaining in the other thread about not having enough time to work on the grey truck and you buy this thing to add another problem in your life, while looks like spending all of your time on this truck yet you got a million holes in your other trucks fire wall.


This is a Jedi mind trick. U think I'm not doing but doing out of time but have time accomplish more then you know in less time

Thing.

No, really I'm sort of at a stand still until I get my damn KA back from the machine shop. What is really left is paint 2 doors, touch up some spots and paint the front valance. But everyday I also do small things too. My in laws removed my drop dead date because they felt guilty a couple months ago when they need me to fill in for a driver for 6 weeks and that was also when my mom passed away.

So now I was told just get it done as fast as I can.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:45 AM

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Pick up these today
Already rebuilt.

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Do I need to cut out the center bearing perch if I go with a 1 piece drive line and lowered.

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Tomorrow should be a really big day. I hope I can get done what I have in mind. See this truck back together with motor and tranny installed.

#24 uberkevin

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:36 AM

I've read you need to cut out the carrier bearing to fit the one piece.

The only Dick that made my mouth water. Thank you sir.

Well. When I went to his place, I'd Usually end up getting more than one...


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:50 AM

Truck looks good!! Reminds me of mine when I first got it...
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As far as the center bearing mount, NO you do not need to cut it out. My 71 Chop Top is running a solid driveshaft.. plenty of clearance w/ 3in blocks.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:46 AM

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I might not be able to save the OG hood. Might screw up most of the paint. Needs welding and most of the structure removed. Going to try, but as soon as the paint starts getting ruined going to stop and get the other hood ready for paint. I don't want to try to match the green. Probably be very difficult. So any suggestions? Black? White? Something else...

Body is just resting on frame. Needs to come off to lower the front. The threads are all chewed up on the bolts that hold the back of the torsion bars. I want to use an impact to take them off. So cab has to come off.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:16 AM

Datskaos they are twins. But urs looks nicer condition. I'm not knocking mine. It is very nice truck, but urs has fewer flaws.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:47 AM

The photo of mine was taken about 10-11 yrs ago. My cab has grown since then...

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#29 EastBay521

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:02 AM

^^I love the way that looks!!!so bad ass



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

best to get a 1 pc intake manifold. The 2 pc are just a pain in the ass when you want to pull them.
The 1 pc mikuni or the lesser Cannon manifold would be OK.
just so you can unbolt them as a whole unit when doing intake gaskets or pulling head off.


I too have this 2 pc manifold and they going to the scrapper!!!!


truck is looking good. I Love the white stripe.
I hated my Green 521 but the green will grow on you like moss
Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:08 AM

Thank you for the advice. I actually have a 1 piece for my FJ20. So what you said will be great comfort knowing that I have the best option for that motor.

This project is about using up work I already completed and things already purchased. Hopefully there won't be a need to change intake gasket for a while since it is all new gaskets on the motor.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:44 AM

Lowered front and bolted cab on. Next will be all the little things and wheels and tires.

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This one I will work on for 2 more days and stop for a little bit. My KA motor is finally done at the machine shop and I will pick up on Friday. So I can get back on the 69. I wanted to get this truck as far a long as possible this week.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:44 AM

Looks really good!!

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:29 AM

Yeah I have bernt up an intake exhaust gasket as the bolt loosened up and burnt the center out(stinky)
The 1 pc intake manifold is great as you unbolt the whole unit and you dont have to re sync the carbs.
Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Got some powder done. Going to prep the dash pad to get recovered.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

Can I call first dibs when you get ready to sell it? :D


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

Haha I hope somebody will want it. But if not I won't be complaining. I was targeting $4k but there is a nice 72 on CL right now for $2400 so now I'm worried. I still going to build this one nice no matter how much I lose. I think this one will be very cool. Wait till I can show the rims! I hope I'm the first with them. I want to powder them and get tires before showing them off.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:37 PM

it was my friends truck.believe it sold today for the asking price cant confirm yet.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

When I saw that truck I had a few feelings going on. First was damn if I didn't start all this I would of been there the second he posted it. Then I was damn if that is only worth $2400 I'm screwed.

I got to say I'm having a hard time adjusting to datsun pricing. You guys are giving shit away. VWs pricing on parts has gone so far out of line I can't tell what is overpriced and what is a deal with these.

I had to piece together my notch. Got a lot of deals on parts from 2 friends in Sac that buy and sell parts for a living. I still have about $20k buying parts. It seems I could buy all the parts individually for this truck and maybe spend 2-3k.

Oh well it still is fun building these.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Started the front hood.

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Picked up a matchbox today at the swap

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And a tail light

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