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#1 KELMO

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

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So, I picked this up today.......and the above pic is the good side.

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and this is the bad side.

Not sure what direction to take on this. Has a KA + 5spd swap in it and that is pretty much where they stopped. Has the typical rust in the rear quarters but other than that, not too bad. Not enough parts to make it complete and without taking a year or two to amass the pile of parts and note completely sure I want to part with the $$$ to do it quickly, I am gonna have to stop and think abit. I'll spend the next few weeks givin' her some thought and see where I land.

What do ya'll think eh? Do it full on and see how long it takes my wife to file divorce papers ( or have me certified incompitent), or just rat the hell out of it.

Tell me what you think, you most likely won't piss me off, I mean hey, I'm married.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:03 PM

nice find/buy


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

If I owned this:
Sell engine
Completely strip interior/chassis
Fabricate a chromoly tube chassis
Put a rotary/2jz/rb26 etc. in it with big single turbo
Lighten up as much as possible.
Go fast.

Then again that takes money.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

Best color

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

Scrounge up front clip, make it a driver, maybe lower, then part ways with it at a profit?

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

Oh, the color.......someone did a rattle can job on it, pretty horrific. Seems they weren't familiar with masking tape or any other type of prep. This car was once the same color (or close), as my coupe in "manure" thread.

As far as the front, only really need a left fender and a hood. Has a hood but didn't look too pretty, have to look a little closer at it.

The plan is to part with it, just a question of when.


The guy that had it said he had an RB26......wait you are right, more monies. Aw dang.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

Get it fixed up and drive it :D


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

Fix it! or flip it if you don't have the time.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

Strip paint off the trimmings and door handles. 


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:42 PM

Customize to your liking (make it your own), drive it.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:16 PM

So, I have been thinking about what to do with this thing and the one thing for sure is that I will sell it.....eventually.

 

That being said..............Do I,

 

Build the L16 and stab a 4 spd in it.

 

Keep the KA and 5spd in it, make it run and then move all that crap into the wagon, take the L18 and 5spd out of the wagon and put it in this.

 

There is a stock harness that came with it that looks to be mostly intact and the 240 harness that well, I don't know. And also an ECU with no part # just the mfg #'s ( had a crossover list once upon a time).

 

And I keep coning back to that paint........that damn paint.  I have chipped some of it off and what is underneath it looks pretty decent but I would be willing to bet my wife's next paycheck it ain't all gonna be like that.

 

Well, there are other things that need to be done before this gets started so I guess I will let it simmer another week or two.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:17 PM

Sounds like a good plan!
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

I pick option #2, just know it's your car, you can do whatever you want to it

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 07:00 PM

I've used oven cleaner to remove rattle can paint without damaging the paint underneath. Strip the bad stuff off and if you find ratty stock paint just build a rat. This is Ratsun after all. If it's nice paint underneath, that's just a bonus.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:26 PM

get the ka running I think you will like it 

prime it gray or flat black it rat rod style 

keep it simple if your plan is to sell it anyway 



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:36 AM

This now sits next to the wagon so I will do some stuff to it when I get stuck/bored/waiting on parts/ motivation.
Painted door handles anyone?
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Soaked in Simple Green for about 4 days. This idea came from Duncan and Charlie69 (I think).
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It worked out quite well, most of the paint just peeled off and the chrome is in fair condition.

Well, I had to do this to get the handle off.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:01 AM

Looks way better without paint. Brake fluid works well for that type of thing as well


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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


#18 KELMO

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:22 AM

I thought about that, but would the brake fluid eat the chrome?
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

Nope, and it's more of a polish the paint of with it type thing. 


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You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


#20 KELMO

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:44 AM

Rear door handles on a 510 = so much hate.

 

Fixed all the pics in this thread that were jacked up by Photosukit.

 

 

 

Wait, there were only 2. :thumbup:


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