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#441 datsunfreak

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:32 PM

The aforementioned purple seat belts...

 

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Potential shift knob donated by our shop neighbor...

 

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Two things tackled today, radio install and fuel filler neck fabbed...

 

Got a double-DIN to single-DIN conversion kit for some Corolla...

 

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Made a template for the hole we needed and transferred it to the metal...

 

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Got to cutting...

 

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Like a glove...

 

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Took it out and installed some rivnuts in the top...

 

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Now bolted in with the radio...

 

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Tim made  blockoff for the stock speaker hole...

 

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Probably next week we are going to mask it off and paint it black inside the curved line where the radio/gauges are...

 

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Then we got cracking on making a fuel filler pipe. First to remove the filler cap from the fuel cell...

 

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Then replace with a filler neck piece...

 

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Decided it would be less painful to drill it from the inside...

 

 

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Although this was kinda cool to watch...

 

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And now the filler is in...

 

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Tim welding the tubes together...

 

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Test fit...

 

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Cut a piece of straight pipe to fill the gap, got it tacked into place for the final test fit...

 

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After that, we took it back out, Tim finished welding it, and I cleaned it up and painted it. Should be in for good next weekend.  :thumbup:


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#442 dimlight65

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:42 AM

After staring at that last picture for a while, I've come up with a few thoughts:

 

1) My left thumb bends funny and you can really see that wicked scar from slicing it to the bone as a kid.

2) I think the pipe needs a support going to the floor.

3) I think I want to install the second tank on the opposite side of the van and "Y" off of this filler to it.

4) I'm not sure where we want to install it, but we need to install a vent.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:57 AM

Is that cap from a motorhome? 


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:45 PM

Is that cap from a motorhome? 

 

It's from a boat I think.


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#445 racerx

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:04 AM

Looking great..wish I could see it.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

Look very boat like.

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

A good scrub and break out the tape...

 

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Took the steering wheel off so I could paint the column as well,after the first coat...

 

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And done...

 

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Still wet in that pic, should dull a bit when dry. Probably going to use some purple pinstripe as a break between the silver and black..

 

 

While I was doing that, Tim was playing with his pipes...   ^_^

 

 

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Four was deemed a bit to over the top, so went with two...

 

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Decided to sort of make a giant Ansa tip...   :P

 

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And done for now...

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

I flew a solo mission at the shop today and installed the new purple steering wheel with purple spacer thingy.  We're beginning to get a bit of a mish-mash of different purples going on, but I think it is going to work.  I was going to hang the zorst pipes/mufflers but realized a) it was hot as balls, and 2) that was going to be a 2-man job.  Then I was going to hang the zorst tips but realized a) it was still hot as balls, and 2) THAT was going to be a 2-man job as well.  So I had a look at the speaker situation again... which now I can't remember if we've even discussed that situation here.  Anyhoo, whether or not we have discussed it, I'm going back to the original plan of 6.5" round speakers just to the inside of the vent titty things.  I zooked a pair of "feet" to a round rod which wedges in between said titties nicely.  We'll attach the speaker boxes to that and maybe float the amp in between those items.  I'm hoping that the cross bar will disappear and make the speakers and amp look like they are floating.  We'll see.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:09 AM

The dash looks way better now. 


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

Instead of Hello Kitty, it needs a Raiders bobble head :)

 


 

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Just some schmoe in a garage....


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:58 AM

Instead of Hello Kitty, it needs a Raiders bobble head :)

 

I don't know what that means, but...

 

No.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:02 AM

 

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Still wet in that pic, should dull a bit when dry.

 

It did not, by the way... not as much as I had hoped thought it would.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:40 PM

Purple hub spacer...

 

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Purple steering wheel...

 

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We needed access to some bits (see below) so we elected to ditch the mesh screen and get some black paint in these holes while we're at it...

 

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We wanted to remove the fresh air boxes for building a brace to go between them, and figured we might as well clean them up and paint them while we had them out...

 

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The plan from here...

 

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

 

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

Attaching speaker pods to the brace...

 

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Mounting speakers...

 

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Grills on...

 

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Air boxes and brace bolted back into the van...

 

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Time for turn signals. Previous owner painted them yellow when they resprayed the van, so we had to fix that...

 

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Some shiny silver...

 

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Tim got some new lenses and gaskets...

 

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Original lenses are chrome around the edges, and I like that look. I thought for a minute about painting the outsides edges silver, but then had an idea. These are clear. So why not just paint the inside silver?   ^_^

 

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Both done...

 

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New seals were kind of floppy so I glued them to the light bezel so they'd stay in place...

 

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And all installed with new bulbs...

 

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Tim made some cool rubber mounts for the amp (not visible in this pic, sorry) and mounted it to the passenger wheelhouse under the seat...

 

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Also got the area around the headlights painted back, but you'll have to wait until next week to see that...


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

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:08 PM

I just ordered the RCA cables to hook up the amp, a belt to make door-pulls, and some rubber bulb-seal door-edging to "seal" the gap in the doghouse top cover.  Of course, being the cheap-ass* that I am, I opted for "free 5-8 business day shipping" soooo... none of that will arrive before next weekend.

 

 

*Ok, so it's technically "broke-ass" but who's counting?


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That color is called Statutory Grape

 

 


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:17 PM

Air boxes and brace bolted back into the van...

 

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Looking at this picture, I just realized we fucked up.  All those wires should be behind the cross bar.  Wait, should I have sent that in a PM or e-mail?


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 02:38 PM

Wait, should I have sent that in a PM or e-mail?

 

Probably...   :rofl:


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

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:03 PM

OK, so I went to the shop after work this evening and had a look at the wiring-harness-is-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-crossbar situation.  The crossbar is almost straight above the hole in the floor where the wiring harness goes through to the engine bay.  I finger we'll attach the wiring to the bar and drop straight down.  It isn't how I wanted the wiring to run, but it is what it is.  Besides, there isn't any way to attach the harness to the front bulkhead, short of using sticky-back zip-tie clamps... which never stay stuck, so it would have been hanging out in space to some extent anyway.  I'm prepared to be OK with the setup. Once resigned to a "solution" for that problem, I ran a wire from the stereo head-unit hole (remote on, sort of thing), and the wires from the front speakers, to the amp... area.  I didn't terminate them at this time though.


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That color is called Statutory Grape

 

 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:45 PM

After much cussing and fiddling. I was able to get the wiring for the LED halos pushed through the stock wiring grommet...

 

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Then cleaned the overspray off the headlight rings and got the headlights installed...

 

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After polishing the headlight doors for the third time, I said fuck it. Discussed it with Tim, decided to just go ahead paint them silver.   :rofl:

 

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Then grabbed the grill and installed it too...

 

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It now has a complete face for the first time ever.  :thumbup:

 

 

While I was working on that (with help from Tim), he was busy wiring up the halos, rerouting some of the wiring, installing the turn signal switch and a few other things...

 

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Next week should be the final wire tuck for the dash. Couldn't do it today due to lack of RCA cables to go from the radio to the amp.


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

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option.