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#521 dimlight65

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

I'm not sure if we ever 'splained why we moved the zorst from center exit at the rear to this side shooter arrangement.  Trailer hitch.  We're going to install a trailer hitch after all.  Ok, that seemed like it was going to be a longer/more interesting story when I started typing.  Meh, deal with it.

 

 

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*And by "Sorry about that." I mean "I'm totally not sorry at all!"


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:08 PM

add "Driver's seat adjuster handle" to that list of recipients

 

Oh, snap...


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:52 PM

Finishing the welding on the driver's seat frame...

 

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Both seats in for a test sit...

 

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Driver's seat has a slider, passenger does this...

 

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I want to add "Driver's seat adjuster handle" to that list of recipients

 

 

And so we did...

 

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Also spent some time looking at locations for the rear speaker boxes and still not sure we've decided...


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

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

Those seats look right at home in there. 


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

Those seats look right at home in there. 

 

I like them more and more each time I look at them.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:11 PM

Tim wanted to be able to disconnect all the wiring at the battery box in case it ever needs to come out and found this cool 8 wire connector. It's actually very reminiscent of many Datsun connectors, so I think we may buy a bunch for future projects...

 

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Also, after much cussing and discussing he replaced the spinner knob and shifter knob with their purple-tinted counterparts...

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

I like the seats. Nice find on the battery box connectors. Used something like that for my 620 once.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

So I was thinking about how to mount a purple knob (mind out of the gutter, people!) on the parking brake handle.  IF (and it is a big "if" due to the proximity of the house of dogs) we can get the Hurst handle off the parking brake, I'm thinking we get a coupling nut of the same thread as the brake rod, zook the square shaft from the doorknob into one end and thread the two together.  Oh, we'd also, probably, zook a horizontal "T" bar sort of thing to the nut which would provide both pull and twist.

 

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Update: I just went to the shop and had a look.  There is no easy way to unscrew the Hurst handle from the parking brake, so I need to find somewhere else to put my purple knob.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

Those of you who are "painters," and thus sensitive to ham-fisted spray-paint users, may have felt a disturbance in the Force about an hour ago.  That was me painting a part I'd just built.  See, yesterday we found one of those cruciform lug wrench thingies at the shop.  John was about to throw it away when I suggested we zook a spline-drive lug nut tool into it for the van.  We didn't want to sacrifice the ability to use power tools at the shop though, so we didn't want to use the one which came with the lug nuts.  I looked on line and saw that the tools are available a-la-carte.  I found and bought one, then zooked it to said cruciform wrench and thought, "This thing ought to be bright orange so I can find it easier."  It is now fluorescent orange... as are my shoes and quite a bit of the welding/fabrication room.  Fluorescent orange is the oversprayingest damned stuff I have ever seen!  John's probably going to be pissed when he sees the place, but I think it was mainly my stuff what got powdered.  Oops.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 06:57 PM

John's probably going to be pissed when he sees the place, but I think it was mainly my stuff what got powdered.  Oops.

 

This worries me...


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

 

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