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#1 f1ndM3aTaco

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

I had a thread I started a couple years ago in the 210 section and just started posting again recently, but fuck photobucket and their bullshit. So I decided to delete my pb account, use google photos, and start a project thread. If an admin could delete my old post in the 210 section that would be much appreciated.

 

Of course I'll start by posting some pics for y'all.

 

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How she sat at the beginning of the month. Nice thing about summer time is that I get to set up my shop outside ... well actually it's the only place I can set up but I don't mind. It kind of motivates me more waking up to see it before I leave everyday. I find myself coming back home on my lunch breaks to do little things here and there when I can.

 

 

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I am so grateful that my interior is in pretty good shape, although I have my suspicions of what lies underneath the carpet. I am hoping that there isn't much rust, in particular the passenger floor side as the heater core developed a leak at one point or other. Tearing apart the interior is the one thing that I have been putting aside as I don't feel like I have the proper set up yet. I would like to do that when I have a garage with enough space to take everything out and place it on the floor next to the car.

 

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I've always loved how spacious the interior of the car feels. I think it has to do with how much glass there is, which is great. I have yet to drive in a car where I can see as much as I do in this one.

 

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Where I see body work needing to be done.

 

Probably going to have to do a fair bit of metal work, looks like mostly small sections, but metal work none the less. For now though the chassis is solid and good enough for me to rebuild on before I take my journey out west at the end of the summer/going into fall. It'll be once I have moved out to AZ that I plan on doing a full take down where the frame will be tackled from top to bottom, and I'll be in a better geographical location to do so. There is one section in the engine bay that may have to be tackled while I am still here. I'll get better pictures of that soon.

 

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Here's how she sits now. Second picture's a little dark cause I was shooting too fast.

 

Ever since I first saw the car I liked how it looked. It's got this great combination of styles that some might argue as too eclectic but I think just shows how much of a piece of Americana+Japanese = Japanicana(?) history that this car is. Every time I look at it it gives me a little boner, as well as a glimpse into the past. I think gas crisis, the death of the classic American muscle car (at least in terms of styling), Jimmy Carter, the push towards a global economy, cassette players, green formica kitchen counter tops, and shag carpets of all colors and flavors. I think being a 79' really embodies that change before the 80's styling and culture with the square headlights, nothing personal against them but I think that shift really shows to me where styling for cars in general started to really change, and from which I think the 1979 210 design represents the kind of turning point from 70's to 80's.

 

I say this with a caveat however, because although I love the shit out of this car and how it looks, there is a lot that I want to change. :angel:

 

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What I started thinking about though the other day was how I want the car to ride when I put the wheels back on. Adjusting the jack stands got me really staring at the rear end and realizing how nice of an ass this car has. :devil:  Nice enough that I think it should be shown off more with a little front rake. From looking at a couple other builds across the world, mostly this one Malaysian dude with an SR20 and FAT flares, I just think a little front rake really compliments the lines and design of this car, and I think that the long ass/trunk has a lot to do with that. Once I get the rear bumper off, which I am not entirely sure as of yet how to get off, I will get a better idea. Speaking of which, does anyone know of any builds with custom bumpers? I've tossed the idea around of designing and welding my own bumpers as I don't really feel like hunting down Japanese ones and the thought of compromising on some fiberglass ones purely for appearance doesn't bide by me well.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:25 PM

add -temp.jpg to the end of picture and it will embed.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:28 PM

add -temp.jpg to the end of picture and it will embed.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:31 PM

If I'm not mistaken, this is considered a B310 according to the VIN plate.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:33 PM

If I'm not mistaken, this is considered a B310 according to the VIN plate.

210 or b310, just not b210. That's before 79'.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:43 PM

add -temp.jpg to the end of picture and it will embed.

Having a little bit of trouble with that right now. Do you mean at the end of the copy/paste URL or what?

 

Do you mean the actual file name in the host album?



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

Right click the picture--> copy image address -> paste and add -temp.jpeg --> then post.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:25 PM

Anyway on to the fun stuff.

 

So far I have gotten the front right and left strut assemblies, tie rods, sway bar, links, and right control arm off of the car. The left one is being a piece of shit.

 

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The next step is to get the rear axle and suspension out so that both front and rear suspension can get sandblasted and powder coated at the same time. After that it's reassembly time.

 

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So far I have ordered all new rotors, calipers, brake lines, strut inserts with boots, bushings and bearings, center link, tie rods, idler arm. One of the tie rods (I think left) and the idler arm are the only pieces of the new steering parts that aren't 555, I will order those again and make sure I get 'Made in Japan' parts as I don't want to have any uneven drive. I'll just keep the ones I have in case of emergency.

 

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It's like Christmas but better :)

 

Alright well I got to run for the time being, I'll try and figure out how to make images show up properly in the mean time. I'll try and post more pictures by next week.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

Right click the picture--> copy image address -> paste and add -temp.jpeg --> then post.

 

 

What am I doing wrong?



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:18 PM

Not sure what you are doing wrong.

 

 

Click you picture link, then click the picture to make full screen, right click, copy image address. 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

Not sure what you are doing wrong.

 

 

Click you picture link, then click the picture to make full screen, right click, copy image address. 

I feel like its something simple but I don't know where I can do anything differently. I'm using firefox off a mac. Maybe try chrome?



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:45 AM

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Make it look like that


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:00 AM

For some reason the links you are posting are almost twice as long?


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 10:24 AM

Make sure you are using the image button to paste the link into.. or wrap the link in IMG tags

[img] your link here [/img]

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:43 PM

Update over the course of the past couple weeks.

 

 

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Started the engine bay takedown with the start up/fluid section of the engine bay. I plan on giving the whole engine bay/wiring a proper clean and scrub after I get the engine out.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

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Next was the front grille for some design inspiration. I'm still really thinking about making my own bumpers. I'd like to use the U.S. bumper mount points if I could. I gotta make a trace of this photo and see.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:51 PM

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Couple pictures for reference sake

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:03 PM

And so it begins!

 

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Got the old coil, washer tank, and rad out.

 

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Gonna have to get that blasted and coated as well.

 

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Got a better look at the rust in the front.

 

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Fender brackets rusted off when trying to unscrew the valence