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

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Found a picture!
I was able to get it straight enough with this method and used NO BONDO, so not perfect, but plenty good enough for no special tools and not being a body guy. The glazing putty is very thin and most sanded away. The paint is rattle can Krylon Enamel.
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My favorite post repair picture
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Thanks for posting the pictures, that one with the clamp helps a lot. Looks like a 2x4, or maybe slightly trimmed, and a few clamps could get a pretty good start to things if everything it still in place maybe. At least on the upper end
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I don't think I used anything as big as a 2 x 4. I think that was a 1 x 2. I used a bunch of different pieces of different sizes and lengths to form it. Start with one section and work your way around the piece. Obviously I removed the center valance and used larger boards on that. Just use patience and it should turn out just fine. I had some severe creases and thick surface rust and it all came out pretty nice. I think I spent about a 2-3 hours a day for a week on the whole thing, sometime two of us, mostly just me.
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Thanks for the feedback Not. I am going to need more clamps, haha. Put something together across the mid section tonight and letting it sit overnight
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I removed the electric fan that was installed in front of the mechanical belt driven fan. Have not driven it yet to see if temps are better. Was getting up to 190 at speed.
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Finished the interior of "Pearl"
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That looks sharp, I'd like to see that in person.
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Oh, you will!
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Very nice!
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After my recent installation of a NOS LSD, I thought I was done optioning-out my car with Competition goodies. I was wrong.
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And I didn’t think that thing could get any better!
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Got the little beast running - sort of, haha... lots of work to do still, but I have hope that it will be on the road again. Posted a video in the Roadster FB group
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Sorry to break into this particular thread, but I wanted to share something. Interesting weekend. I received a call from a local friend who passed along a phone number for me to call. He said the previous owner of my roadster was trying to reach me. The po is now living in New Mexico and I didn't answer when he called because I didn't recognize the number or area code. He was in town for the weekend and came to my house on Saturday for a quick visit. He shared some of the history of the car and its name. Arthur to start with and finally King Arthur. He came back on Sunday and he took King Arthur for a ride in a steady, light rain without the top. Temperature was mid 40's. Upon his return an hour later, he pulled into my garage with a big smile on his face. He came in to dry off and warm up and finished filling me in on the car's history. He was in tears until he could get his emotions under control and complete his tale. I suppose most all older cars have interesting histories. I suppose I should write up the known history from the original owner to present and keep it with the car documents.
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Rolled Consuelo out of the garage and ran her for about 20 min. I will be doing this a couple times a month and for the next few months to keep the battery charged. Need to get some fuel stabilizer. This is fall in Spokane, 6" of snow with temps in the teen's. A few days later 50 deg F and sunny.
Saving up for some bodywork, interior will be in next March.
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