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#1547312 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by datsunfreak on 21 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

Post more like this, where they are being outrun by Sunnys...    ^_^

 

 

 

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#1547135 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by datsunfreak on 20 February 2018 - 04:06 PM

Put a bend in the license plate so it's half on the spoiler, half on the valence? That way it's level at the bottom. 




#1547134 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by datsunfreak on 20 February 2018 - 04:05 PM

Mount the license plate over the gap.

 

This.

 

 

But I also dig the air dam.  :thumbup:




#1547125 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by datsunfreak on 20 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

That paint is ABSURD. I have never seen so much damned overspray! Not sure I'll ever use it again.

 

Yeah, this is why I never use it. And apparently I need to hide it better...    :rofl:




#1546825 A disturbing new trend that really needs to stop. Like now.

Posted by datsunfreak on 18 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

A header and a cast iron exhaust manifold do the same thing. 

 

 

That's like saying a sandal and a combat boot do the same thing. Yes, they do. But there's a reason they have different names.   ^_^

 

 

 

This was the genesis of my original post. Things have specific names for a reason. So people will know what you mean when you say certain words. This current trend of lazy writing is leading to lazy thinking, and possibly worse...




#1546823 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by datsunfreak on 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...




#1546715 A disturbing new trend that really needs to stop. Like now.

Posted by datsunfreak on 18 February 2018 - 07:57 AM

If this is post a widebody

 

This is Ratsun, so it will be soon...   :rofl:

 

Maybe since his flares change the foot print of the floor, they go all the way to the ground, technically wider

 

Yes, his fender lips are wider, as in flared. The car's body is not wider. 

 

People always use the wrong terminology for things. There are some “correct” terms for things, but are words I don’t like to use, like subframe. 

 

One that is currently killing me is ads for 510s for sale that say "frame off resto" or "frame up resto". A 510 does not have a frame. 

 

Also, stop calling it a "restoration' if it has an SR and 17" wheels you idiot...

 

 Am i the only one that upon seeing thread name ,, thought he would be seeing a link to his build thread ?? 

 

I'm going to need you to explain this joke I think...

 

How about people that call a single header "headers?"

Header. One.

 

Worse yet, I have seen this multiple times "Oh, it's an SR20DET with SR20VE heads". 

 

 

Whats a "bespoke" ?
Another name for modified / cut up bbq lids ?

 

British term for "custom made" or "one of a kind". 




#1546600 A disturbing new trend that really needs to stop. Like now.

Posted by datsunfreak on 17 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

Okay, I am noticing this happening more and more lately and I'm about to choke some fools...

 

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No. Wrong. Those are "fender flares", or "flared fenders". Not a "widebody". Widebody means you widen the body. Not just add flares. Stop it.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Widebody:

 

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Flares:

 

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Installing fender flares does not make your car a widebody, you jackwagon...   :rolleyes:




#1546563 Headliner / glass / dash install order

Posted by datsunfreak on 17 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

What year dash? On the later ones you sort of get enough access by just removing the pad and the two metal panels up ahead of the pad. 




#1546561 Headliner / glass / dash install order

Posted by datsunfreak on 17 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

Here's how i prefer to do it. 

 

Dash out, glass out, headliner out, Headliner in, glass in, dash in. 

 

I have done the windshield several times with the dash in place, but it's a fair bit easier to do it while it is out... 




#1546542 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 17 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

Got the seat all scrubbed up and ready, then set it out in the sun to heat up a little...

 

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And the after shot...

 

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Started to put the side trim back on and noticed the clip that holds the front on was broken. Used Tim's trusty soldering iron to "weld" it back together. Since they are made of nylon, it's easy to weld it back together. And as a side note, some aerosol paint can lids are made of nylon too. I cut one of those up to use as "welding rod". It's hideous, but strong, and no one will ever see it in the car...

 

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It was a bit dingy so it and the adjuster handle cover were repainted before install...

 

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Also cleaned and repainted the harness holders, screwed those in, then bolted it into the car... 

 

Hopefully for the last time...   ^_^

 

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Now to see how to make the passenger side fit. It has slightly different mounting brackets, so hopefully some of this translates to that...




#1546092 Feels like autumn.

Posted by datsunfreak on 15 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

Ahhh makes sense. So I’ll just put it into the pcv system. Is it threaded or something?

 

No sir, there's a metal tube that sticks into it. 

 

There are at least 5 or 6 different tubes they used depending on what it was in and what carbs. But something like this...

 

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#1545377 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 11 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

What are you using to dye the seats?

 

SEM color coat in Shadow Blue. Also used it on door panels as well. It's a super close match to the stock blue used in 1200s. 

 

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#1545374 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by datsunfreak on 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...




#1545372 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 11 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

Weather was too damn cold to dye the seats so I got on to some other things that needed doing...

 

Was head scratching on how to get speaker wires from the front to the back since the PO had already installed new carpet but had glued it down. I found a spot where he had spliced two pieces together on the side of the transmission tunnel, so I pulled that up, hid the wires under it and glued it back down.  :thumbup:

 

We looked at a few different options for mounting the rear speakers but none of them seemed ideal, so for now I have taken what Tim calls the "ghetto" approach and just did this...

 

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I think the right side will stay still due to the harness holding it in place, but the left side would be free to move around. After looking at way to fix that I came up with two options. Either a tether from the back of the box to the floor behind the seat, or attaching it to the other speaker box to limit movement. 

 

I found this in the parts bin...

 

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So thinking I will use that (probably also doubled up with a piece of steel) as a bar between the boxes to keep them from moving about the seat...