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Crashtd420

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#1559077 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on Yesterday, 03:27 PM

You went to a Mass RMV. God bless you. :)


Ya it was horrible.... I think it took me 45minutes just to get a number to sit and wait...... I think i was there over 2 hours... if this date wasn't so important I would have made my insurance company do it.....

Got the second coat of paint done....
Took some pics but the camera was actually picking up the fumes and the air....

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The other pics were worse.... I'll take more when its done....
I need to metal prep the other side of things tomorrow morning... then Friday afternoon and sat morning I'll coat the fronts of everything....
Sunday will be the flat black top coat on the fenders doors and dash.....
Bumpers and a couple small parts will get a semi gloss top coat of por15..


#1559054 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on Yesterday, 12:47 PM

Congrats on the registration! Now all you have to do is get it put together and drive it. You are so close!


Ya a little out of order.... the registration is just extra motivation.... luckily all the mechanical and eletrical is complete... hoping to get a sticker by the end of the month....


#1559019 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on Yesterday, 09:16 AM

Well i got the first spray out done.... so far so good...... didn't bother with a pic.... same as the last pic just black...
I'll take finish pic later....

On a side not I decided to do this today......

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A little early but because it was so close to being ready I decided today was the day..... Just so happens today is the 8 year anniversary of my son passing during birth... So I figure it would be a nice tribute.....
( no need to comment, but thanks to those who wanted to..)

Also applied for vanity plates while I was there.....
I came up with RNH Garage  for my engine plate because of my family's initials.... so I decided on. "RNH521".....


#1558627 performance valve springs and retainers for z24 engine

Posted by Crashtd420 on 17 April 2018 - 09:29 AM

Schneider shows some for the z24 motor...
They have the specs on their websight...
They have listing for sr and ka motors too So you could check and compare the info...


#1558488 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 16 April 2018 - 02:52 PM

I would like to paint parts of my 521 also, here in western Oregon. I get teased with an occasional warm day, and then several more day too cold or rainy.


Well right or wrong my process is a little different, i know your using a correct primer and paint method.
I have been coating everything in por 15 from the beginning.... I just heat the garage up before I start..
It likes 70, but has an application range of 50 to 80 degrees... takes a little longer to dry so I do one coat in the am and one later in the afternoon....
I used their top coat to do the frame but once I realized it had more of a semi gloss finish than the flat black I wanted I switched to the brand Urekem paint.... they had a flat black single stage urethane top coat that was UV tolerant. It has a medium activator which likes 70 to 90 degree....
So while not ideal outside weather I should be able to keep the garage at a temp the paint wants.


#1558402 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 16 April 2018 - 07:45 AM

Trying not to, but damn I am sick of working on it, all I want is to be driving it again.
It's now been a little over 12 year since it was my daily and I had to park it. I've spent the last 4 and a half years doing the restoration....
I would rather be driving, maintaining and upgrading instead of just working on it...
The quick joy rides help ease the pain but it's not enough..
I have heat in the garage so as long as the outside temp is around 60 or so I can get the garage warm enough to make it work...


#1558375 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 16 April 2018 - 06:09 AM

Looking good my man. Warm weather is coming...how long till you think you are done?


Once the paint is done on these parts.... maybe another week or so.....
I am hoping to be driving It around town by the end of the month...

I should have everything done except putting the windows back in the doors, they are ready to go but i don't need those to get it inspected, so they can wait.... there will be some interior work that will need to be finshed too, but again it can wait till after inspection ...


#1558367 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 16 April 2018 - 05:19 AM

Also just realized I gave myself a nice welding tan last night on my face....

I was being lazy with my face shield yesterday doing quick little pin hole fill ins....

Oops.... lesson learned....


#1558357 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 16 April 2018 - 03:14 AM

And then last night it snowed.... gotta luv the weather up here....
So that delays the start of paint... just to cold... ( I'm blaming the weather)
I barely got the metal work done last night....

So now the plan is degrease parts tomorrow after work....
Metal prep the parts Wednesday,
And start painting Thursday morning....
I took Thurs and Fri off work to get this done so hopefully it goes as planned....

Staged and waiting....

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#1557723 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 13 April 2018 - 08:29 AM

Out of focus, bad lighting and way too big. Try to get some light in your garage, hold your hand steady and when you upload the pictures resize them prior to doing so.


Never had a complaint about being too big..

And my lighting has always sucked... my setup is not ideal but I make it work....

Oh well....


#1557722 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 13 April 2018 - 08:24 AM

The only thing wrong with your pics is that there are not enough of them.

They all look fine on my end.


Just looking back on my thread and there are pretty much no pics.... never mind not enough.... damn 3rd party picture hosting..


#1557721 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 13 April 2018 - 08:19 AM

That sounds like way to much work.....


#1557717 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 13 April 2018 - 07:58 AM

I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with the quality of my pics?


#1557690 “Bluey”-a father daughter project 510

Posted by Crashtd420 on 13 April 2018 - 02:40 AM

Datsun gods were definately looking out for you....
Glad nothing bad happened.....


#1557608 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by Crashtd420 on 12 April 2018 - 03:17 PM

Hey my old pics are back in my thread....
The postimg ones not photobucket..