Chris' 68 4 door bluh bluh bluh Datsun
Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:40 AM
Chris lives in Socal and we were heading to Eagle Rock so figured we would kill 2 birds 1 stone.
Car had been at a body shop down there for sometime and nothing was getting done nor was it getting done right.
I don't have many pics of before but a few of now.
Trying to wrap up old projects in the shop so this is next to go.
We stripped the car chemically and left it to rust
Needed a front radiator support, inner left fender well, and a T/C rod mount
Chris has some cool GL taillights he also wanted to use.
G/L taillights are like bluebird taillights as far as the mods needed. I have done this mod on 4 cars, so no problem.
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:04 PM
Found a cherry hood to work with fitment, already had this hood on and off this car 20+ times
Posted 30 June 2015 - 01:59 PM
yet another awesome build that i'm sure to be jealous of.
Project "Parts Car" Resurrection
Project KABOOM!!! L16 Grenade engine build!!!
1969 510 Race Wagon
Dirt track 510 Race car
Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:50 AM
So I shaved it.
On to the trunk lid, Its been the straightest part on the car
Off to blast the complete car, there is a shop in Medford so I took a 10 hour road trip
Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:02 PM
Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:28 PM
James you make this stuff look so easy
and I know its not
Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:51 PM
You seem to perform magic on things that most people would consider scrap. I look forward to seeing where this goes, very nice work.
Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:49 AM
Seam sealed with a 2-part seam sealer the trunk area using the factory rubber we pulled (goes between the inner quarter panel and the trunk floor).
We salvage the used rubber, clean all the old hard and cracking seam sealer off, clean with lacquer thinner, then scuff with used sand paper.
Once ready we seam seal first the gap where the rubber fits into, while seam sealer is wet install the rubber then seam seal over it. Smoothing it with a throw away brush. Of course you need to blow out the crap and vac any remain crap out.
Once seam sealed we take a house painting roller and brush and roll and brush a DTM oil enamel chassis paint. The roller helps seal factory gaps in sheet metal.
Car came with doors but they needed more work then doors I have, so to save time I used 4 of my doors to make less work.
I stripped these sanded them with 80grit on a DA, metal prepped them and sprayed an epoxy reinforced urethane primer surface 3 coats. Ready for the 1st blocking.
Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:32 AM
In order to do this successfully you need to bolt up the entire front clip.
The back of the hood was limp in the middle, so ez fix is to shove a board under it and lower it down to push the damage in to place.
No bad for a poor white boy from Linda
Posted 07 July 2015 - 12:31 PM
As always, lookin good.
Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:28 AM
Does that DTM oil enamel chassis paint come in any other color besides black?
Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:31 AM
Thanks for the info, same paint you been using for years ? Benjamin Moore?