What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Curtis » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:02 am

mraitch wrote:
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Curtis, what did you use for conversion?
I blast with ground glass and then use a Craftsman fine wire wheel on my cheapo Harbor Freight buffer. The ground glass gives it a nice matte finish for painting but I will plate so I buff them. The 5 speed drive line is just short enough to fit in my used Eastwood cabinet.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Curtis » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:49 pm

A bit more cleanup today. You can see the difference between the matte finish from blasting and after I wire wheel it. Now I have to tape up two harnesses.

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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by MattC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:01 pm

A while back I made some panels for speakers behind the seats. They sound better than I expected and I need to turn the tweets down a bit. Amp went against the firewall in passenger footwell.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Gregs672000 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:42 am

I never thought about puting my separate tweeters there. High frequency is directional, but they are close enough to your ears to be heard. I may consider that in the future. Looks great!
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by MattC » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:46 am

Yes, I thought the seats would pretty much block them but I was pleasantly surprised! Now I’m toying with the idea of a removable sub on the rear shelf but I need to design/construct a center console first.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by itsa68 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 am

Put the new tonneau cover on and off at least 40 times during the installation of the receptacles for lift the dot and twisty post fasteners. The headrests were removed to allow locating the cover and pre-stretching it over the top.
Installation complete and turned out great after final final stretching in the hot sun.

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Post by speedbug78 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:23 pm

Ordered the bending die and working on ordering the tubing for a new roll bar.
Ordered parts to build a 347 short block to replace my tired 302.
Replaced my headlights and installed the center for my steering wheel.

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Post by onsight512 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:08 pm

Began installing new hard top latches on the car. I need to get some weatherstripping for underneath the rear of the hard top. The latches are nice and tight until I crank dorn on the eye bolts behind the seats. As the eyebolts get tight, the latches go slack. :-) It's no matter. I'm psyched to have the car running again.

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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Fetch » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:37 pm

Progress has been slow, I wanted to get it started this past spring but, that did not happen. The engine is reassembled, trans is ready to go in. Electrical is about 80%. I did get a new radiator, wheels and tires and recently found a 3rd seat out of Arizona. A couple of months ago I pushed it out of the garage for the first time in four years.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by DCooke » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:44 pm

Holy Dashpot Oil! I checked it today and it was low, where does that stuff go? Topped it off in both carbs, need to go for a spin and see if that improved anything...

Added this to my monthly maintenance checklist.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Curtis » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:34 pm

I picked up my 5 speed driveline from Drivelines NW yesterday and dropped off another heater core and overflow tank to Seattle Radiator. Made a blast jig today for cleaning up hardware.


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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by gnoplos » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:49 am

I finally got her DRIVING! Now just need to do literally everything else for this poor girl lol. Next up is to make the underhood fuel lines look pretty, affix the passenger seat and maybe get the lights working.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by spl310 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:34 am

gnoplos wrote:
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I finally got her DRIVING!
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by 2mAn » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:02 pm

... dreaming about driving it in the warm weather...
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Curtis » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:50 pm

Picked up my rebuilt heater core, dropped off an oem muffler to have the wheel pipe copied and made a resonator rear insulator. Now I need the L bracket.

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