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16-10-11, 08:23 PM
Yo , I'm Nath.
20 years old
Central Coast.
here is the build thread of my Datsun.
Note: Thread is very untidy for the first few pages as it has too many photos , not enough explaination..
(motor conversion first , driven for 6 months , then pulled off the road for full restoration/re-spray)
I bought the car Originally years ago from a one owner old lady,drove it standard for about 8 months before the motor blew and diff blew shortly after. so the challenge of converting it to sr20 was accepted, originally i wanted to keep it sleeper and not touch the body..
anyways , the flares were added first, then i sourced a legit 70's bobtail spoiler from an actual racecar, through talking to people in japan and finally convinced a guy to send it over along with the Ts-Racer flares.
Bobtail heavily cracked and snapped in the middle.,didn't come with the Boot-latch that replaces the key hole in the boot (Only needed for racing as battery was in boot, couldn't use a key and lock)
few weeks later they were added to the car, I then realized 15x8 zero offset wasn't enough to fill them.
without blabbering on ill let the pictures do the talking and add full information/captions to suit later.

Skip to today and ...
its now fully engineered. and daily driven.
1000ks a week , shes my sydney commuter to work.. gets some funny reactions when rocking up to jobsites.

pipes and obviously stupid mods are for laughs and not to be taken seriously..
Brief specs :

Car: 1973 Datsun 1200 coupe

Engine : NISSAN SR20DE .
Efi hardware quads
6 Speed , Lightweight nismo flywheel
264/272 Tomei cams
Valve springs and Ti retainers
Adjustable cam gears
Haltech ecu
Twin coil
ngk plugs, 10mm leads, Shaved & Polished Rocker cover. no power options drag.
Custom extractors
Wheels :
14x8 -3 Riverside R101
14x8 -12 SSR MK2


}Body modifications :
- Enlarged tunnel, fully seam welded.
-Strengthened engine bay and seam welded
Standard cross member with new mounts
Silvia gearbox cross member
-Nissan Silvia s15 radiator mounted (new mounts)
-battery relocated to it's own box in boot -
-fiberglass flares and bobtail spoiler
- Custom made Front spoiler
-GX grill and badges
-GX Bonnet (rarest part on the car , fetch $1500)
- alloy boot enclosure/parcel shelf (didn't come out with a parcel tray)
-Datsun 1200/Bluebird SSS fender mirrors

}Driveline/brake/suspension upgrades & modifications:
custom adjustable lca's
converted to rack and pinion using a modified ke70 rack and collumn
R31 skyline rear live axle diff , shortened to suit
R31 disc brake rear end (1200 came with drum brakes stock)
-new tailshaft to suit
280 mm slotted ,vented rotors with Rx7 s8 calipers on coilovers struts with braided lines up front
-22mm front sway bar from "Maddat"
-custom brake booster "Maddat"
-1 litre surge tank mounted in boot
-cusco strut brace
Interior :
-Recaro Ls 1980s era seats( drivers in passengers & upgraded bolster drivers seat in drivers spot)
-B&M Short Shifter

Other Upgrades & Modifications

recent photos:
^Now Repaired ,Restored and Re-sprayed
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/respray/10157EF5-F615-4F69-9576-5CAE6A5F2C57-1854-00000135B5FAEA07.jpg^After restoration , before flares added.


Photos before the resto.. mixed and matched.. you can see when its clean and when it was ratshit haha^
^with Bennys sedan
^tevins ute, bens sedan, my coupe
^rc version on alloy boot enclosure/parcel tray^

old photos below this

Start to finish (briefly as theres hundreds of photos haha)

Day 1: After some "unintentional" wheelspin the Diff blew up..the decision was made.

Taking the tiny A series 1.2litre out (blown rings anyway)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/2.jpg
im under the car, mates mug is pictured in the bay

Engine Removal Again :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/3.jpg

Engine Removed:http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/4.jpg

Mock Fitting SR :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/6.jpg

Goodbye Tunnel :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/7.jpg

Gearbox Crossmember Mounted http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/10.jpg
Tunnel in the making:http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/11.jpg

Another angle :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/12.jpg

What modified Firewall ? :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/13.jpg

Tunnel :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/14.jpg

1200 & KE30 :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/15.jpg

Primer :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/16.jpg

New Section in Rail..More Primer :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/17.jpg

Unwanted holes welded , Seams Welded & Primed http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/18.jpg

Rocker Cover Letter Shaving Stage 1
Stage 2 :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/20.jpg

Maddat Brake Booster arrives :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/21.jpg


Booster Mounted :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/23.jpg

Paint : Straight Tinter :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/24.jpg

Little Close :

Motor :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/26.jpg

Home , Starsharks ,No Flares :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/27.jpg

17s on for laughs (front lip visable) :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/28.jpg

Off to the diff place , crappy universal flares on at this stage :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/29.jpg

Watanabe/RSeight combined rims 15x7.+15 (poop offset for the flares) :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/30.jpg

Bobtail Spoiler : http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/32.jpg

2 months later , countless arguements and a shocking bill of $2800 the R31 diff was shortened and is now in.
(still need bumpstops added, leafs reset and handbrake cables :/ , lesson learnt , do things yourself)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/33.jpg

Mint rear seat sourced and
Tattered standard front seats replaced :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/34.jpg
Harnesses in , deso driver mode invalid :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/37.jpg
Stock mounting points :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/38.jpg
photo showing poor offset :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/40.jpg

more to come, photobucket is trolling me.....:cool:

Carpet : (to go in after floor has been replaced and footwells moved back 10mm)

notched gearbox xmember for exhuast (yes will be boxed up with pipe and seam welded)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/47.jpg

exhuast to pass engineering :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/48.jpg

Coilovers,280mm Slotted, Vented , dimpled rotors, RX7 Calipers,Braided lines:http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/49.jpg
toy rc car version :P :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/50.jpg
bought sound deadening for some useless reason, keep it for a rainy day lol :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/51.jpg
after 8 months finally got the guts to cut the inner gaurds http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/53.jpg
Removable boso style pipes :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/54.jpg
wheel 1 : http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/55.jpg
wheel 2:http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/56.jpg

more to come when i recover the photos (ive been very brief theres over 300)
most recent photos at the top of the page....
thanks for looking :)

16-10-11, 09:25 PM
nice, how much cop trouble u get with the pipes?

16-10-11, 09:31 PM
sorry didnt see this "Be raped by police for the bozos hahaha" lol

16-10-11, 10:48 PM
Looks good, except for the stickerbombed gayness( not a fan and doesn't fit the period of the rest of the build) and the rear pipes, Maybe try them in an offset V a bit lower

Sorta like this but slightly diff lengths

16-10-11, 10:55 PM
been a 70/30 ratio of good/bad feedback on the dash. (it was so cracked and death i couldnt bare looking at it stock, and a replacement are rare)
the tall pipes are a joke haha. i have a 2 inch pipe in black thats hardly visable.
i was going to go V shape and only spoiler height....but got carried away.
btw there a bolt on item. 10mm bolt and there off. purely just to be a wank or to piss people off :P

16-10-11, 10:56 PM
This thing looks mad for a P plater car !! More pics of whole car?

16-10-11, 11:42 PM
This thing looks mad for a P plater car !! More pics of whole car?
thanks buddy. what photos would you like ?
its not bad for p's. but i dont get my license back till january....
rep:http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/223886_10150390325493327_764393326_10381634_228346 1_n.jpg

my 1200 ute :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/38381_464235493326_764393326_6327191_790892_n.jpg

my old Jap spec sss (sold it to buy brakes and pay for parts for the coupe haha) :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/321335_10150415855563327_764393326_10649637_133601 5_n.jpg

behind seats view (yes there shit seats i cant afford recaros yet)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/293649_10150475184678327_764393326_11084804_212478 3649_n.jpg

haha anyone watch fat pizza? (its a magnet) : http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/297638_10150451454488327_764393326_10939408_819586 989_n.jpg

old pic with the watanabes and a mates sprinter :http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/225374_10150280612273327_764393326_9409173_4775896 _n.jpg

without flares on (before welded seam)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/296859_10150447051458327_764393326_10908104_171037 5594_n.jpg:lol::lol:

16-10-11, 11:55 PM
looks pretty sweet for a P plater

btw i know where you do your stickers from (a majority anyways haha)

17-10-11, 09:32 AM
Looks cool =). I'd change the harness mounting points to be straight back from the chair down to the floor. Check out cams website in the cams manual for the angles they suggest but the massive sideways angles you have wouldn't pass anything and I doubt it's too safe.

Other wise cool. I like the dash heh.

17-10-11, 09:59 AM
great work mate, love these older car builds. to shave the letters off the engine cover is it just a matter of grinding them offf?

17-10-11, 11:19 AM
Low micra - thanks mate but what do you mean about the stickers?
Daevilone- thanks heaps for that info mate!
Engineer seemed to be happy with it in photos but I'll deff have to have a look and maybe get shorter harnesses.

John- thanks bud, yerp just a matter off grinding them down with a flapper wheel/cutting wheel and polishing it up :)

17-10-11, 11:48 AM
sweet, ill give it a go, the old owner polished the top but stuffed it a lil, some of the letters are worn right down

17-10-11, 01:51 PM
This is so awesome and epic I cant believe it :P

17-10-11, 06:35 PM
Haha! The twin pipes! Fucking love this car already!

17-10-11, 08:30 PM
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/316243_10150490780748327_764393326_11181548_548199 996_n.jpg
Recent pic mocking up new chin spoiler :)

John- yeh mate can't really stuff it up. Just make sure you hold the wheel flat and don't let it grind angles into it or will cause a rippled

Brian - thanks bud. I spy a 120y in your info?

Thomson - hehe tah n_n

Plans for the week/weekend.
Get moving on
-adding bumpstops
-boxing in/seam welding gearbox xmembet exhaust notch.
-rebuild/fab a 90 degree alloy intake bend so I can run the AAC Valve and oil recirc hose into it
-sus out the handbrake situation
-buzz back the fiberglass repairs on spoiler.
-cry about license

Quick question :Has anyone ever fitted half inch threaded fittings into a silicone bend 90deg ?
Like use sealer or is it not worth the risk ?

17-10-11, 09:58 PM

So close, yet so far.

17-10-11, 10:11 PM

So close, yet so far.

Sorry it's not how you would have built it :(
The bad
Wheels - yea copy wheels I can't afford 3G for the wheels I want (Ssr reverse mesh 15x9)
Seats - can't afford recaros/brides
Pipes - there bolt on by a 10mm bolt , removable in seconds, done purely for laughs
Paint - body is in need of many things before paint
Height - I'm mid way through being engineered
Keep in mind the car is far from finished and another solid 3 months are yet to go....Haters Gunna hate :p

17-10-11, 10:25 PM
I don't understand how everything is cool, but the stickers, wheels and pipes, whaaatttt.

Lose that trendy tasteless shit, and you have a winner. Wing, lip, sr, sooo good.

17-10-11, 11:15 PM
word. haters ganna hate. i actually like it. more agressive pipes would set it off. your ballin on a budget. i hear ya!

17-10-11, 11:33 PM
LOL, why hate Boso? Cool looking cars, I'm in love with them.

Bring it to one of our meets dude!

18-10-11, 03:45 AM
Car looks awesome man :D really like it


18-10-11, 04:06 AM
Meanwhile, i wanna know whats going on with that sound deadening, what brand is it? I dont recognise the logo.

18-10-11, 05:02 AM
bozo pipes are maddddddddd

19-10-11, 09:38 PM
Thanks heaps for the feedback guys.
Steve - will bring it when it's
Presentable or when I get my license back.
People will throw to much hate on it's first impression as it's not painted or finished.

Thanks Sean :)

David - no idea what I'm doing with it now ha, the brand is fatmat I ordered it from the states.
Was recommended it by people who have tried a few types.
Pretty dear to send over but the quality looks great.

Will pull the car down completely after Datsun day and all Jap day early novemeber.
Until then just tidying it up a bit.
After then everything off.
Weld on new rain gutters
Rust in the floors
Paint the rest of the car.

20-10-11, 12:10 AM
awesome work

20-10-11, 04:19 PM
Is this a rotary? fucking should be..kids and their ricer cars, why dont you get a proper car like a SS.

20-10-11, 04:45 PM
Looks better in the flesh :)

21-10-11, 11:08 AM
Man, this thread is full of win! That car is a dream, keep it up man!

21-10-11, 01:25 PM
^ Have you lost your rocks.

21-10-11, 03:43 PM
Is this a rotary? fucking should be..kids and their ricer cars, why dont you get a proper car like a SS.

Are serious? The kid is on his Ps and obviously wants something a bit different then a fuel eating V8 SS commonwhore, and since when did we allow tools that think their SS is JDM?

23-10-11, 10:41 PM
haha . trolls be trolling/haters be hating :)
ily commy heros <3
updated pictures on first post , first page.
painted wheel centres black, lowered more.
spoiler being repaired.
car goes to panel beaters/where dad works tuesday to do rust work.
-add bump stops to diff,re-run fuel lines on diff,rust in floors, make new footwells (set back 15mm for clearance)
put carpet and such in after that.
attending datsun day 6th nov and all japan day on 13th
should be some really nice cars there.

taking the advice and buying shorter harnesses so they dont cross over....
thats all until tuesday :)

23-10-11, 10:46 PM
is that a crease in the lower part of the door there?

23-10-11, 10:49 PM
is that a crease in the lower part of the door there?

that is more then a crease haha.
was dented so much i could see the bend in the door trim LOL....

24-10-11, 12:27 AM
I dunno why so much hate. I'd absolutely love to have something like that for my Ps.
Great work dude !

24-10-11, 08:07 AM
that is more then a crease haha.
was dented so much i could see the bend in the door trim LOL....

haha! i hate bodywork, you gonna bash it out?

24-10-11, 08:12 AM
was excited until i saw the exhaust and interior.

24-10-11, 11:41 AM
haha! i hate bodywork, you gonna bash it out?

Had plenty of rust.all been replaced except the sills and rain gutters now.
Putting a new bent up floor in it during the week. Set back 20mm on the footwells for clearance :)
I like fabrication. Don't have as much patience for panelbeating .
My old man is a panelbeater so will be going to his shop for the respray.
The crease has ruined the door. Might try shrinking it
Worse comes to worst. Buy a ute door skin even though there shorter weld a section in because coupe doors are impossible to find lol.

Mehh rather not have the same as everyone else :)

12-11-11, 04:53 PM
a few updates.
1: handbrake cables sorted - due to lack of information/help i decided to make my own and do a how to. (posted it on 1200.com)
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/65.jpg got new cables made to size
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/66.jpg mark up for triangle
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/67.jpg drill out and test fit
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/68.jpg tack it on and check fit
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/69.jpg make your splitter triangle
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/70.jpg connect and have a working handbrake without going under the tailshaft like the rest of the farmer attempts.

2: ordered more parts , plugs , leads ,new boss,rubbers,gx grill badge :P
3:Made a custom new front lip with my dad , as datsun1200.com users did a group order on my previous spoiler :| 55 people with the same one... copy me now pricks.
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/62.jpg cut to rough shape and re-fiberglassed ends , ready to join the centre
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/63.jpg made bracket ,test fitted bracket, now make more
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/64.jpg clamped up getting correct shape, adding holes, before refiberglassing whole thing.

4:repaired the rear spoiler , was very cracked and had about 20 layers of paint/bog (no joke)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/71.jpg picture before paint. dont have one of it painted but its back on the car..

5: "boxed" in gearbox crossmember with pipe for exhuast notch.
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/57.jpg cut 2 1/4 pipe to size
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/58.jpg mock fit
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/59.jpg buzzed back and ready to weld.

6: took out harnesses ,put rear seat and interior back in (did this today)
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/seat.jpg just keeping the engineer happy...

Attended datsun day :) -Car runs and drives. cranky idle but after changing AFM she now works.
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/298352_10150525950468327_764393326_11410287_445727 647_n.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/307887_10150526380673327_764393326_11413757_101395 9153_n.jpg yeh had to take my rc car :P
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/392258_10150525954453327_764393326_11410300_166166 8696_n.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/380241_10150526381453327_764393326_11413767_210054 2356_n.jpg

cant make it to all japan day unfortunately :(

12-11-11, 05:58 PM
As I said on page one, totally epic haha
Makes me want my 120Y back on the road even more....
I like that your doing what you want with it, screw what everyone else thinks.

Also sending you a PM.

one more chance
12-11-11, 07:47 PM
sell it to me bro!

12-11-11, 08:04 PM
Love the car man, hate to say it though, its not legal to drive on your P plates. Engine swaps are a no no and its the same fine/loss of licence as driving a turbo on your P's. Would come down to the cop knowing what he's looking at though.

17-11-11, 09:59 AM
you don't need to fabricate whole new footwells for clearance on wide, neg offset wheels on a 1200, just section the corner of the footwell like this:

sort of a before and in progress shot - but from different cars because I forgot to take a before shot of my coupe.

19-11-11, 04:06 PM
sigh - thanks for the pic/info , but the gaurds are already like that , the corner hit with 7s , they now rub on the actuall footwell. but im cutting them out and replacing them monday. also replaces the rust that exsists there.

AJD was amazing, such a nice range of cars there!
so disapointed i didnt put the boso pipes on :/ (was said they wernt allowed)
thanks to all for photos of my car!
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/309817_10150543249233327_764393326_11488891_643420 852_n.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/300849_10150539029718327_764393326_11467739_208915 0332_n.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/385142_10150539168208327_764393326_11468776_196540 6772_n.jpg

few little updates.

-rear suspension rubber kit has arrived
- Gx grille badge arrived , grille now fitted :) $200 for a badge , yes i love my car that much :) http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/380514_10150545898563327_764393326_11497494_174166 0761_n.jpg
- Bump stops ordered , should be here monday.
- Priced set 15x9 SSR Reverse meshies at 1500 :) (although i only want the rears 9s im sure i can find someone who will swap 9s for 8s.)

pretty close to going for engineering, although he isnt happy with track width.
car came out with 12x4 and it now has 15x8s which isnt legal to him. devon..:cool::twisted:

20-11-11, 09:08 AM
Well RTA says maximum 25mm track width increase... and 1 inch wider rims on cars under 1000kg IIRC

Oh yeah and no engine swap engineered cars on your P's

Stuff 'em

20-11-11, 05:07 PM
this car has come such a long way since when u first got it good to see

20-11-11, 06:41 PM
Well RTA says maximum 25mm track width increase... and 1 inch wider rims on cars under 1000kg IIRC

Oh yeah and no engine swap engineered cars on your P's

Stuff 'em

under 125kw /tonne and i have never heard of anyone being done for a non turbo non v8 engine swap being done.... i think its a scare tactic to prevent p platers from upgrading engine? there is a 1200 ute lives near me , same sr20 swap , bought it already done and engineered , hes on his greens , been pulled over plenty of times as its a daily driver and the plates [SR-1200] sort of give it away...

wheel track yeh sucks. some engineers were willing to engineer the wheels as they said the brakes and hub are sufficent to bear the load of 15x8's

jacob - thanks mate.

21-11-11, 04:54 PM
Just relaying the facts...

Prohibited vehicles are those with:

Engine performance modifications that require an engineers' certificate.

read it and weep...

My car came with 13x4.5inch wheels, so anything you can buy is illegal too...

21-11-11, 05:31 PM
Read that before building the car. Means nothing to me
I want proof of someone getting fined/loss of license for it.
As I still think it's a scare tactic.

21-11-11, 07:19 PM
why all the hate on this car,
until he gets done for driving the car youll never know how much
that youll be able to get away with.

21-11-11, 07:27 PM
if he crashes his insurance will have a field day with that clause, though.

21-11-11, 08:05 PM
I took photos of your car at the prospect hotel, you came and spoke to me and asked if I were uploading the photos online anywhere. Looks good mate, I love it!

21-11-11, 08:30 PM

if he crashes his insurance will have a field day with that clause, though.

yes that is a good point i will have to be very honest with insurance companies, id say shannons/just car will allow it and just have a mega excess.

I took photos of your car at the prospect hotel, you came and spoke to me and asked if I were uploading the photos online anywhere. Looks good mate, I love it!

oh yes, i remember you bud. was your car at datsun day? i thought i looked at everycar... :S. thanks for the photos/love . much appreciated :)

back to the motorvehicle build
1 : goes to shop tomorow so i have space/equipment to do the front floors.
2: engineering soon after as ive saved up enough for it ($1100) :)
3: poker face whilst i still have no license till jan hahah

21-11-11, 08:34 PM
You really need better wheels to do the car justice. You have the best PCD for wheel selection, why did you go the shitmaxxes in the first place?

Sans stickers this car is pretty god damn rad. Good work.

21-11-11, 08:43 PM
You really need better wheels to do the car justice. You have the best PCD for wheel selection, why did you go the shitmaxxes in the first place?

Sans stickers this car is pretty god damn rad. Good work.

thanks mate :)
money is the problem *epic,2metre clown frown face*
as ive said many times before in the thread
WILL be buying SSR Reverse mesh for it 15x8 -10 front 15x8-20 rear :)
just want the car engineered before i use money on wheels otherwise the rules will change again and ill have a 25k underpowered track car haha.
i first had the car with no flares on 14x6 starsharks but it didnt look tough enough, the reason i went the copy wheels as on the way home from selling genuine watanabe rs-eights 15x7 +15 ( was a shit offset for the flares) i sold them for $600 no tires, a mate then offered me his wheels WITH brand new tires to replace the watanabes so the car doesnt sit on bricks. i paid $400 for them... cant argue, better then stockies. (also cars front brakes are too big to run 14s, 280mm slotted,vented,dimpled rotor with rx7 S7 caliper&braided lines)
i cant wait to get some good wheels on it, but engineering comes first. :)

22-11-11, 01:28 AM
yes that is a good point i will have to be very honest with insurance companies, id say shannons/just car will allow it and just have a mega excess.

i'm more talking about that because it's likely the engine swap is in breach of your license conditions, if they have a sharp eye they will have grounds to not pay up if you have a crash?

22-11-11, 08:47 AM
No, my car was not there. Next time

26-11-11, 10:05 PM
well. i did manage to get some work time on the car this weekend... 6 weeks till i get my license back , so not worried about paint just yet ,want the car engineered. so not much outside visuals will change in the next few updates.

- Bump stops & Brake lines relocated :
removed stupid location of brake lines on diff housing, added bump stops and relocated brake lines.

cut a corner of the block & folded the sump edge to shape , as the sway bar hit under heavy load
sump is really hacked and ratty at the back its like it was fouling on the s13 crossmemeber and they have cut and shut it :S , searched plenty of wreckers for a sump with no luck. so just dealing with it.
sump was removed , marked , cleaned , masked up before cutting , re sealed. yes done properly not just cut on there lol.
(doesnt show how close the sway bar sits , because the car is on a hoist)

- Service : replaced oil , plugs , leads , filter.

- mocked up a boot enclosure , now to fold it up during the week

few easy things left before engineering.
-enclose boot (mocked up in cardboard , waiting for monday to fold up in 1mm steel)
-still havent got around to the front floor (monday afternoon i hope)
-get rear brake lines re threaded (shortened to length, another job requires week day)
-add a flange plate to make the exhuast more shh
- missing one nut for gearbox crossmember (will try bursons during the week)

sorry for piss poor photos , slr lens autofocus kicked the bucket. tried my best with manual focus inbetween steps.

will drive it ratshit spec for a month or so , buy a daily driver , replace the sills and rear quarter rust and paint it all white (yes that means bonnet white )

photo of the cars current stage (paint always looks clean in photos , real life its 40 years old , besides front apron/front lip haha)
(grill needs to be painted to proper gx spec)

heres a sketch i did of my 2 1200s :P

30-11-11, 12:18 AM
ahh..tonight was a long night :)
(eating dinner while typing this)
sorry didnt have my camera, iphone only
Footwell/Floors finally Cut out,marked, unspotted,cut,re-lipped (10mm) ready to be infilled.
(before you tell me it wasnt needed, the footwells were already bashed back in the photos,still not far enough they were also rusted and needed to be replaced anyway, this will look alot nicer)

1: marked up - http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3561.jpg http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3565.jpg
2: initial cut -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3567.jpg http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3572.jpg http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3576.jpg
3 hey wheel -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3578.jpg
4: infinitie throttle..problem? -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3584.jpg

alloy boot enclosure/parcel tray ready to be folded up.
(engineer wants boot sealed off due to battery/surge tank in there)

car is getting too much fuel via ecu.
id say the problem is the super short intake (as opposed to s13 the motor ran happy in)
the nistune needs to be re-mapped but dont know anyone local....

that is all ,until tomorow night...

30-11-11, 12:25 AM
Good work.. Good to see more datsuns getting about on jdmst

Had a good look at this at datsun day.. Clean work and impressive stance..

I like it

30-11-11, 02:46 AM
nice progress mate

01-12-11, 12:07 AM
thanks guys :)
tonight got drivers side footwell/floors finished.
rough template made from cardboard, steel purchased, cut to shape , bent to shape, punched for plug welds, buzzed back. seam welded outside, stitched inside cabin.
tomorow , passenger.
got 4 matching gearbox x member nuts, happy days.
add split pins to all front end this week.
enough blabber from me, moar photos.
cut to shape,screwed in -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3594.jpg
taken off everything buzzed back and adjusted - http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3596.jpg
tacked in , screws removed -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3598.jpg
welded -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3601.jpg
cleaned up -http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3606.jpg
primered awaiting underbody spray-http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_3610.jpg
now to bed, awake at 4am and do it all over again...

06-12-11, 12:06 AM
Footwells/floors - complete. sealed and stonegaurded.
underbody complete. its no show car but mehh
footwell finished under primer.
crappy picture of underbody
plan of attack for the week :
tomorow - ring engineer , arrange a time to view car.
during the week- add split pins to front end, go for a wheel allignment/suspension checkover, pickup the boot enclosure and make it fit.
5 weeks till license back . tick tock tick tock.

08-12-11, 02:56 PM
I should have checked back sooner - the easier answer to your footwell problems would have been more castor. With the added benefit of improved handling. I've had a few 1200 sedan and coupe track cars with big flares and neg offset wheels and have never had to remake the footwells for clearance.

10-01-12, 06:34 PM
long time no visit.
after passing engineering
(few things were changed)
car now runs sweet.
yet to hook up oil pressure and water temp & alarm
will hopefully get them sorted asap as its too risky to drive it without.
license back on thursday so im pretty keen to actually drive it. although not 100% how i wanted it to be, still prefer to drive it then not at all.
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/407505_10150696512098327_764393326_12007584_208495 2995_n.jpg

for comment above, there was no way in the world it was going to work without replacing the footwells. gone over 4 inch wider wheels then standard with -20 of offset.
if it was avoidable simply by changing castor i would have done it lol.

now to add photos of what was changed and more details :)

10-01-12, 10:15 PM
What a shit box! Bike looks more funny than i pictured it would haha!
Drying out those spark plug tubes made all the difference hey! Told ya.
Hope it runs well for Thursday and your trip if your still going.

22-02-12, 10:47 PM
Long time since ive updated this thread.
car has gone a solid 2 months on the road :)
no defects, been pulled over a few times and they are happy with the car.
so im really stoked.
since last visit i have been to an eomm and all about stance meet.
you will see the car again at feb eomm.
with the following changes :
1:its new wheelset : 15x8 -30 steelies.
2: pair of recaro buckets (peroid correct)
3:bonnet quickly painted white
4: Green ps :O
5: little stainless blast pipes
6:no more coolant leak (damn hose was split)
7: semi slicks.
8: alarm system :)
9: short shifter (original shifter was soooooooowwwwwww sloppy haha)
10: all new rubbers bought , yet havent arrived :(
some piccys =

22-02-12, 10:53 PM
shittt, i love it. its turned out heaps good. fuck the haters hahahah

07-03-12, 09:03 PM
hey guys , bit of an update. found myself a genuine gx bonnet.
paid $750 for it. last 2 i tried to buy went up and over 2 grand lol.
so im pretty stoked.

things that arrived :
Front windscreen Rubber
Rear Windscreen Rubber
Door Rubbers
Boot Seal

Waiting on :
Bonnet rubbers.

Car is nearly ready to be pulled off the road and painted, just saving up a bit more coins before i can do so... :)

pictures follow

^GX BONNET after Years of searching !^

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_4767.jpg Rubbers
more rubbers ( Lower control arm & all rears)

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_4711.jpg few from the EOMM

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_4750.jpg LOL @ GD on phone to HWP. didnt know what the car was. why i had ruined it and kept asking if it was a 2 litre turbo... obviously not.
so the car now has a warning on it , every cop that sees it has to pull it over to check if its turbo as a HWP that i shut down at west gosford, got a bit upset he couldnt do me for anything... and decided to be a dog and list the car as turbo *sigh*

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/IMG_4299.jpg u mad?

07-03-12, 10:02 PM
Love eeet ! Btw how do you get away with the SR20, i thought no engine conversions for P platers..? Before i got my R31 i wanted to do this with a Datsun 1600 but didn't think it would be worth the risk.

07-03-12, 10:36 PM
Love eeet ! Btw how do you get away with the SR20, i thought no engine conversions for P platers..? Before i got my R31 i wanted to do this with a Datsun 1600 but didn't think it would be worth the risk.

thanks mate.
i got asked this by everyone of my mates.
there is no rule.
its a fake rule the rta put out there so p platers dont have decent cars.
you can do motor conversions aslong as there not turbo or a v8.
ive been pulled over by 5 highway patrols. nothing has been said.
i even asked the rta in which they didnt respond to me twice.

07-03-12, 11:03 PM
thanks mate.
i got asked this by everyone of my mates.
there is no rule.
its a fake rule the rta put out there so p platers dont have decent cars.
you can do motor conversions aslong as there not turbo or a v8.
ive been pulled over by 5 highway patrols. nothing has been said.
i even asked the rta in which they didnt respond to me twice.

What the fuck are you serious? That's some bullshittt..

30-03-12, 02:24 AM
heres a video edit of the car a friend (Shane Pike)did quickly this afternoon

Lowered the rear a good inch (although looks like commy lean in steves photos, i assure you its the ground)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/293724_301596616579584_100001877433328_763218_7778 32415_n.jpg
Bent a Steering arm and idler arm, so replaced and rebuilt most of the front end. (http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/524493_10150912235968327_764393326_12698788_207366 729_n.jpg
Put the 15x8 -30 wheels on and sold the fake wheels. no more xxrs ha
more neg camber up front
got pulled over twice, both defect free (so no i will not push my luck further and go lower)http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/547079_10150902971543327_764393326_12660445_665554 57_n.jpg
Made up some sunny headlight covers, only to realise they wouldnt clip on, so stuck the film directly to the headlight (waits for cop to cry)
smaller gx grill badge added
added a gearbox boot, as the cabin temps were getting ridicoules.
welded a nut to a tow hook i had in the garage,and a bolt to my internal bar mount, hidden when off, effective when on, no more chain around LCA, win(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/537175_10150912610348327_764393326_12700360_263844 775_n.jpg
^will update with photos to match, iphone not playing the game tonight and refuses to connect^
Few photos from Steve ng From mcm meet on friday
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/469329_277925022286542_100002071395240_52142461_30 3936256_o.jpg
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/539525_277924918953219_100002071395240_52142460_16 42486098_n.jpg

30-03-12, 05:36 AM
farking sick. didnt even realise this was on here (the things you find at 4am when you cant sleep). you've put in shit loads of hours, looks great man. love the dash n wheel.

how do you find your front struts? i have the same on my 1600. are in the inserts from mad dat too soft or hard? is it a good feel on the road?

do the pigs keep pulling you over to have a look, or they really trying hard to book you?

30-03-12, 12:07 PM
farking sick. didnt even realise this was on here (the things you find at 4am when you cant sleep). you've put in shit loads of hours, looks great man. love the dash n wheel.

how do you find your front struts? i have the same on my 1600. are in the inserts from mad dat too soft or hard? is it a good feel on the road?

do the pigs keep pulling you over to have a look, or they really trying hard to book you?

Thanks mate , wow those plates in your pic would be worth a fair bit!
still lots of hours to go, will paint it one day....
the strut inserts are 250lb, so i do find them a bit softer then id like.
rears on bumpstops, so theres no real comfert with the front jumping all over the place from bumpsteer haha, but i love every second of it.
yeah getting pulled over about once a week now
they dont know what it is, or what came standard on it, and have no information on the car other then my engineers papers, so really have to go by what i tell them haha
had some tosser hwp list the car as a turbo sr20 so i get pulled over more often, all because he couldnt do me for anything haha.

30-03-12, 12:20 PM
what did you use for a gearbox boot? I need one too, it gets a bit fumy on long drives lol

30-03-12, 12:50 PM
what did you use for a gearbox boot? I need one too, it gets a bit fumy on long drives lol

went to a parts place up here that has been there for ages, (bullyseye spares,but im sure rare spares/autobahn/supercheap would sell it)and stocks heaps of old school parts
sold me a leather boot and stainless surround (with 4 screws) for $20
simply drill and screw it into the tunnel, stopped all heat and fumes coming through :)

30-03-12, 04:55 PM
Love diss ! Do you reckon you could do tutorial or something on how to tint/color/apply film to your headlights? Looks so good

30-05-12, 07:35 PM
bit of an update havent done one in a while
recently lost my job so havent had much coin to spend.

Removed all stickerbombing off dash and parcel tray.
Removed most stickers from windows

Snapped a dildo shifter

Did some rust repair on genuine gaurds.. for my ute

Few pics from EOMM


Found a new rear bar , finally after 3 years . yet to fit it ...Discovered some nasties in rear beaver when i took my bar off.
No rust around Tailights tho so quite happy
^also got a heart Hang ring off a friend.

More to come tomorow when i have some more daylight..

30-05-12, 09:25 PM
noice, kinda like it without the bar even, if shaved and prettied up i reckon itd pull it off

30-05-12, 10:25 PM
Haha yeah I've always wondered what bumperless would look like.
Reminds me of a 510 bumperless rear.
But I couldn't shave anything off this car, I've shaved enough of my ute, this Is a bit rarer haha, although don't think I'm putting the rear badge on for now.

08-06-12, 06:32 PM
okies little update before i head to south coast for a month and leave the car in the garage to sleep
Pricing up new motor as not happy with the power anymore.
either going with a
1: new S13 motor and box, quad throttle bodies , s3 cams , pacemaker headers and wolf ecu $2000
2: S15 Autech motor and 6 spd box (am aware no speedo sendor) $3000
3: Put sr16ve head onto my block = $6000 conversion :(

Changed front springs from 4kg/250lbs springs to 8kg springs.
lowered front more.

springs- 4kg to 8kg to 10kg

Painted the underbonnet white and added a riding sun.

Still yet to pickup the new rear bar so driving around without one for the time being..
Heading to motor ex street meet at harrys so i guess i shall see some of you there.

08-06-12, 06:45 PM
your car is awesome man, loving every bit of it

heres a pic my mate took



08-06-12, 06:52 PM
Thanks buddy.
yes i have that pic as my wallpaper :P
got a very good response on fb.
thanks to photographer.

08-06-12, 10:05 PM
Keep stalking your fb profile for new photos through Paolo's haha

Looks awesome dude!

09-06-12, 08:27 PM
Rears looking good dude .. Will come say g'day at June EOMM!

09-06-12, 11:21 PM
Spotted your car parked today at the charity event in Liverpool. Looks tops :)

11-06-12, 05:28 PM
Thanks heaps guys :)
Yeah still haven't picked up the new rear bar so been driving bumperless still hey.
Just add me on Facebook instead of lurking haha

12-06-12, 06:46 PM
Looks awesome man. Have you got a link to the how to you did for the handbrake cable? Mine snapped today

If you wanna sell that sound deadener let me know!

12-06-12, 06:53 PM
so epic, the rising sun came out well.... why not just pump some money into this engine with cams/pistons and a freshen up, whatever else.. not long until your off p's is there?

12-06-12, 07:31 PM
Looks awesome man. Have you got a link to the how to you did for the handbrake cable? Mine snapped today

If you wanna sell that sound deadener let me know!

Hey bud.
didnt i add the handbrake cable guide in this build thread... must have got lost somewhere.
it may be on my facebook ill check now and edit post to chuck a link in if its there.
about 3/4 down shows handbrake

Dave - ehh it has its flaws up close, need to mask the red up and do a little bit of white where it seeped through the tape on one.
another year and a half.. if i dont loose it again (on 1 point)
de isnt worth spending money on imo
a rwd sr16ve came up on ebay for 5 grand.. right when i have no money :( haha

12-06-12, 08:09 PM
All good went through the thread again and found it cheers.

Where did you get that sound deadener? looking at throwing some in before I put new carpets in

12-06-12, 08:52 PM
mmm saw that, would be a good project... but i guess just a freshen up and some light mods would be more worth it compard to piling money into an NA only to go turbo in 1 and a half years... (if thats the plan, i dno, would be cool haha)

12-06-12, 09:02 PM
All good went through the thread again and found it cheers.

Where did you get that sound deadener? looking at throwing some in before I put new carpets in

no worries.
was quite cheap
but make sure you search it on computer as i bought it thinking it was super cheap.. shipping showed up on mobile after i clicked buy , shipping was more then the deadener haha
rookie mistake.
i ended up selling it for a mate for $100 last week as im not using any deadener or carpet anymore.

Dave- yeah i guess so.
but im not allowed 2 litre turbo in NSW . too much power to weight.
so if i go sr16ve rwd and then turbo it later on its classed as a 1.6 but really it could be stroked out to a 2 litre making even more power then a regular sr20vet.
because im not too keen to go the run of the mill datsun 1200 ca18det conversion. its a bit overdone like sr/fj in 1600s :P

12-06-12, 09:08 PM
so it looks like your going sr16ve... turboed..... profit.... females will catapult at you

12-06-12, 11:26 PM
So 'stock' SR20DET is not allowed for conversion due it having too much power to weight? Interesting....

12-06-12, 11:43 PM
its a bit overdone like sr/fj in 1600s :P

Oi! :lol:

13-06-12, 12:55 PM
So 'stock' SR20DET is not allowed for conversion due it having too much power to weight? Interesting....
nope only allowed 2litre n/a
or 1.8l turbo
so a sr16ve = 1.6. bore to 2l = better then a sr20ve then turbod. money pit but worth it.

anth - teeeheee fj is cool. sr is overdone. but you know what i mean. you kinda expect a 1600 to be running one these days.
kind of like how people expect 1200s to have ca18dets in them.
ahhh another year and half on damn p's.

13-06-12, 01:04 PM
whoulkdnt boring a 1.6 to 2l take alot of material out of the block?
or are the 16ve the exact same as the 20 just smaller bore?

13-06-12, 01:10 PM
whoulkdnt boring a 1.6 to 2l take alot of material out of the block?
or are the 16ve the exact same as the 20 just smaller bore?

same block. has been done many times before.
the sr16ve motor is faster and produces more torque and revs higher then the sr20ve haha. how that makes sense is beyond me.
i wouldnt mind leaving it 1.6 just so 4age owners have no more "you have 400c more then me" qoutes.

13-06-12, 01:21 PM
1.6L ve motor with some porting and ITB's would sound absolutely nuts lol, would be a screamer haha

13-06-12, 08:52 PM
How about Sr16ve Numbers stamped into an SR20det???? Lol

13-06-12, 11:03 PM
same block. has been done many times before.
the sr16ve motor is faster and produces more torque and revs higher then the sr20ve haha. how that makes sense is beyond me.
i wouldnt mind leaving it 1.6 just so 4age owners have no more "you have 400c more then me" qoutes.

The sr16ve N1 version is the one the makes more power and torque than the original 20ve. Its got a different manifold & throttle body, big cams, higher comp and ridiculously 8 injectors.

Would love to do a 16ve conversion eventually but difficult to convert to rwd

28-06-12, 08:28 PM
After reading and seeing the amount of effort you've put into this I'm so stoked. Particularly that you're from the coast, I mean it is a funny looking VN V6. I've cruised past you before on the F3 and it looks great.

Too bad cops on the coast are the worst, and will continue to pull you over and harass you forever. Lucky you've got it engineered.

19-07-12, 11:27 PM
After reading and seeing the amount of effort you've put into this I'm so stoked. Particularly that you're from the coast, I mean it is a funny looking VN V6. I've cruised past you before on the F3 and it looks great.

Too bad cops on the coast are the worst, and will continue to pull you over and harass you forever. Lucky you've got it engineered.

Hahah yeah , something a bit different to your average p plater and his marine-craft v6
Cant say i've seen you tho :S
but cheers :)

Okay bit of a break from the updates as nothing was really worthwhile taking photos of IMO
Had a great time at showcased, really impressed by the atmosphere :)
But The car will be missing out on motor-ex as i crashed it on my way to work during the week :(
super devo , yet gives me the chance to repair the whole car and re-spray it before it hits the road again.
Lucky i have many datsun friends who offered and sourced parts for me to get it re-pairable.
pulled the front out and repaired rad support so far, apron will go on tomorrow night, then work our way around the car.
by We i mean Myself and the old man (panel beater)

pics to follow..

Some photos from showcased. Really really nice photography guys , blowing the first pic up for my wall in my room, makes the car look immaculate (something its far from in the body condition/paintwork department)

Ordered and recieved my "Sunny" Quarter badges

Painted the steelies Bronze as i got over the fluro pink.

Tested out gx stripes on the rc car.. I have now ordered them and will be putting them on the real car when painted :)
(ignore the missing front piece , i lost it)

Some cringing crash photos :(
I know your probably thinking "yeah not bad all repairable"
Yes.. but no . Body is repairable .. sourcing/replacing parts is the hard part.
Genuine 1 piece front bar , do not exist anymore, , closest thing is a aftermarket 2 piece POS
so Hopefully can repair this one and get it re-chromed.
Managed to get
And stole the chrome mouldings and stainless finisher trims off my ute for the time being..

Half-way Through pulling front end straight.

And to cheer me up a little.
FINALLY! genuine GX grille badge arrived today .. To replace the one i made myself for temporary " look legit in photos" use until this one arrived hehe

Thats all until Tomorow night , will keep this thread updated regularly during the restoration/re-spray :)

20-07-12, 02:24 PM
Ouch, poor datto :( good to see you haven't wasted any time in getting her on the road to recovery. I can't keep imagining how tits this thing would look dumped on some wide 13s.

24-07-12, 07:29 PM
do you ever get harrassed for the fender mirrors?

24-07-12, 08:12 PM
do you ever get harrassed for the fender mirrors?

i don't see why he would, honestly. are they even illegal here?

25-07-12, 06:48 PM
Dunno thats why i ask the question because i dont wanna patch up the holes in the doors and put fender mirrors on and find out thy are illegal

25-07-12, 07:56 PM
i don't see why he would, honestly. are they even illegal here?

apparently they are in some areas, as you need to be able to adjust them from inside the car, and they need to be spring mounted or something...

26-07-12, 08:34 AM
Genuine nissan fender mirrors are spring mounted.
As for adjustability my gx mirrors you adjust them and then tighten the screw on the back to hold them in place.

26-07-12, 03:34 PM
Excuse the lack of paragraph structure( doing this on my iPhone on my commute home from work)*
Okays. What was going to be just a quick closed door respray..
Has turned into a bare shell/paint stripped respray inside and out haha.
The old man and myself have already been down this path when we restored my 1200 ute.
Same applies with this.
Replacing both sills,rain gutters,front apron
Repairing every dent on the body in the process...isn't as many as my ute. Coupe is in far better shape.
Last night I went about stripping the final parts of the car,being extremely careful/gentle with the removal of every piece of chrome/stainless molding
placing all nuts,bolts and clips in separate labelled glad wrap bags .
then removed all glass, including front and rear windscreens.
Being careful with a small Flathead screw-driver.. The stainless window molds were removed to access the rubbers.
The rubbers were quite tarnished and pretty easy to remove enough with a Stanley knife to get the glass out.
Upon Removing the windscreens, remembering how much they used to leak... No rust was found
I'm Very impressed for a 40 year old car.

The rust I did find was a 20cent piece size hole on the passenger side rear quarter window ... Which explained why I always had wet floors/foggy windows.
(didn't help that all rubbers had seen better days)
Moving on to the interior.
Removed the recaro's with ease.
The rear seat was a different story... Since making the alloy boot enclosure, it really left access to the rear seat mounting bolts too tight for your hands to fit..
Waiting on a 90deg screw-driver to get to them bolts.(have it by Friday)
All door cards/trims taken off and put aside.*
As I guessed, the quarter vents were bolted on from the inside.. Lucky I didn't pry at them with a screw-driver from the outside as they would have snapped off.
With the only things remaining inside being the hoodlining,dash and boot enclosure..*
Have decided carpet is not going back in the car(waste of $140 hehe)
Will be cutting an access hatch out of the tunnel for the shifter area.
Then a larger piece bolts over the top.(like a factory Silvia/car tunnel)
Why we didnt do this in the first place I have no idea haha.
After this the short shifter can be bolted in..
doors all stripped out , ready to be sandblasted and repaired.
No rust from the quick check over... Time will tell once they are blasted ha.
Yay. Removed ugly ass "solex" locks..will be fitting standard Datsun locks, courtesy of my 1200 ute.
(although they will not be connected, and a plate welded under the Bailey Chanel/window rubber to prevent car theifs using the old coathanger trick)
Spent a fair amount of time drawing the "sunny" lettering for my headlights, out came the black vinyl .then cut them out by hand.. Yes I could have got them die cut by a screen printer.. But I felt like doing it myself again..http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/respray/7b9f03c6.jpg
While the car is off the road.
I'm hoping to have the front and rear seats re-trimmed.
Plans are.
Front - re-trim in black suade or oem recaro style fabric with the recaro lettering and stitching in red.
Rear- as close to factory as possible. (i have a spare seat that's damaged they could hopefully pull the material from)
Think I will be either re-pairing the cracks in the dash, or putting another dash pad in it.
(adding pictures while I type this :p)

And nah never been done for the fender mirrors.
Cop has asked if they are standard , i say yep , and then spring them back to show they move and arnt fixed solid.

Car came out with 12x4 ... Only double the original size at 15x8 -30 haha

Ready for the tow truck to collect her and take her to the workshop so we can start making noise :)

26-07-12, 04:29 PM
Why would you fix a Datsun? :/

26-07-12, 05:31 PM
I seen you going back up the coast the day before you crashed it, Looks Sweet crusing man.

Good job on the build :)

26-07-12, 05:33 PM
I seen you going back up the coast the day before you crashed it, Looks Sweet crusing man.

Good job on the build :)

Haha Cheers bud.
Do you drive that silver/grey s15 i used to see every morning ?

26-07-12, 07:25 PM
RE dash repair:

-Sand the hell out of the cracks to get rid of the crumbly/shitty surrounding material
-fill all holes with expanding foam
-leave dry
-sand smooth

Then what I've done is go for a full fiberglass skin, however that's a pain in the C-word because fiberglass is the devils material and I never want to touch it again. But it's good when it's finished.

So I saw another method, from the 240Z crew over in America. They have a product called bumper-repair or something. It's basically a spray-on plastic that is designed for plastic bumper bars. Coat that on extremely thick over the crack areas. Seems much better than fiberglass, and they've documented it lasts 3 years minimum no dramas in a garage. Think some of the Arizona guys have had it on for a few years and no cracks still. So it seems good.

Then if you want the original pattern, find a suitable putty that semi-dries, impress the pattern into that (get it from the lower parts of the dash or whatever is still original). Then paint, dab the putty onto less-than-touch-dry paint, should put your original pressing back into the new paint!

Or just flock the carnt.

26-07-12, 08:46 PM
RE dash repair:

-Sand the hell out of the cracks to get rid of the crumbly/shitty surrounding material
-fill all holes with expanding foam
-leave dry
-sand smooth

Then what I've done is go for a full fiberglass skin, however that's a pain in the C-word because fiberglass is the devils material and I never want to touch it again. But it's good when it's finished.

So I saw another method, from the 240Z crew over in America. They have a product called bumper-repair or something. It's basically a spray-on plastic that is designed for plastic bumper bars. Coat that on extremely thick over the crack areas. Seems much better than fiberglass, and they've documented it lasts 3 years minimum no dramas in a garage. Think some of the Arizona guys have had it on for a few years and no cracks still. So it seems good.

Then if you want the original pattern, find a suitable putty that semi-dries, impress the pattern into that (get it from the lower parts of the dash or whatever is still original). Then paint, dab the putty onto less-than-touch-dry paint, should put your original pressing back into the new paint!

Or just flock the carnt.

Thanks heaps mate!
Will have to try it :)

26-07-12, 09:54 PM
Haha Cheers bud.
Do you drive that silver/grey s15 i used to see every morning ?

Sadly no

27-07-12, 09:26 PM
love this car seen it rolling looks sick! sad to see it messed up bit can wait for it to be
all fixed up and rolling again!

27-07-12, 09:29 PM
Your title ahaha

To the haters!

28-07-12, 04:14 PM


29-07-12, 12:02 PM
Poor trolling is poor :)

29-07-12, 09:27 PM
porn, lots of work... should be even more epic once done

31-07-12, 10:30 PM
porn, lots of work... should be even more epic once done

Hehe i hope so.
Lengthy process ahead.
Should finally be on a tilt tray tomorrow , heading to the factory bay the old man and myself have hired out to do the bodywork.

Until then.
Heres some updates.

Bought a Gps 12v Speedo $150.
As I dont want to wreck the original MPH dash cluster by fitting aftermarket gauges.
(will be fitting original AM radio using another cluster surround i have at home)
Most likely mod it to take aux cord from the rear , or run other deck in the glovebox.


Now..with the tailight rubbers perished and completely unusable.
And no longer available to purchase.
I went to my local rubber place to get a metre strip of slightly thinner rubber.
And attempted to make my own.
With the design being pretty straightforward it was easy to copy.
Have made them slightly thinner so the taillight sits more flush
rough cut to size.
Hopefully it seals , otherwise a simple fix of making them in original thickness will be in order hehe.
And.. they fit.
One down. time to make the second. (without repetitive pictures)

Snapped the corner of the flare off in the accident , thankfully it was hanging on by the bottom screw so i saved it.
Now repaired

Ordered replacement Parkers & Speedo cable.
Parkers because mine have a tiny crack in them , and i thought why not replace them.
Speedo cable.. I have no idea why i bought another , mine is snapped.. but i have GPS speedo now.. it was cheap at $20. couldn't say no. Have paid $70 before lol.

Back to the body.
The fun part of removing the 40 year old excess Sealer/Window rubbers.
Flathead screwdriver for the simple yet time consuming task.
annnnddd noo rust.. AWWYEAAAH.jpeg

Night cut short , a mate snapped his castor rod in his 1200 so came past to see if i had one , which led to hours of shit-talk.. no work was done during this time :P
More Tomorrow :)

31-07-12, 11:17 PM
hopefully ill have the 180 on the road when this is ready as well :P

keen to see it in its new skin!

31-07-12, 11:26 PM
you know how to disappoint a man dont you, i came for hydraulics and pink....

31-07-12, 11:40 PM
you know how to disappoint a man dont you, i came for hydraulics and pink....
If you know what i mean.jpeg
}aha , Next time you guys will see the car is prob October EOMM.
I'm more excited for Datsun day in November...Bonnet can now be left down at all events/meets as I will be happy with the outside :P
Anyone on here friends with a trimmer ?
Out of all my car friends , know someone In all trades ..but not trimming.. :(
I want to get the Recaro's done in blekk

31-07-12, 11:50 PM
we have a trimmer at work that can probably do a good deal dude, i can ask if you like?

02-08-12, 12:58 AM
we have a trimmer at work that can probably do a good deal dude, i can ask if you like?

That would be quite helpful :)
During the afternoon i cut the tunnel around the gearstick once again.

removed standard shifter , installed short shifter.. and will weld in a section to brace where i have cut , then make a piece that bolts over the top for easy access.
Moved handbrake back to the center , on the side was a punish (got caught on side of the seat cushion)

Noticed I need to notch the floor if i want to go lower , as the diff center and tailshaft are getting quite close.

Okay.. Tilt tray arrived at 8pm.
Towed her to meet a new play friend.. =another Datsun ..But a 1600 :P
Say hello to my little friend ...Out came the Easybeat

Removing 2 creases from passenger quarter to start the night.

Getting up at 4am for work means we couldnt stay for long.. tomorrow is another day.

On the drive home i remembered I have the day off , so will head over in the afternoon and paint strip the roof.

02-08-12, 01:33 AM
so jelly!

02-08-12, 11:35 PM
Bought some more materials.
Box of 180 whizzer pads
Box of 80 whizzer pads
Some easy sand
2 Tins of paint stripper
Brush & scraper
$128 later.
Paint stripped the roof
Buzzed the roof

Easy beated 3 dents in roof
File finished
Whizzez again with 80

Front bar repaired and sent off to get re-chromed
will wizz the roof with 120
prime the roof tomorow
Tomorrow also paint strip bonnet & boot

Shut eye

03-08-12, 01:50 PM
not mucking around are ya! keep it up :)

03-08-12, 02:03 PM
haha gets front bumper dented, repaints roof

will look sick repainted.

03-08-12, 08:37 PM
Good to see this car getting some love

04-08-12, 12:59 AM
yesss! this little thing is awesome! thanks for using my photo as your display pic too! :D

04-08-12, 01:35 AM
yesss! this little thing is awesome! thanks for using my photo as your display pic too! :D
Hehe my 2nd fav pic of the car.
Can't wait till it's painted rolling on decent wheels.
Can't figure out how to multi qoute on iPhone
noob haha
But yes, crash set the time to finish it.
Kinda pleased motor and driveline was done first as it's been daily driven to Sydney and back everyday
Has shown what was built wrong/not strong enough and what has broke, without the fear of having to nip the body here and there or risk damaging the paint with sparks etc.
Glad all the idiots who have keyed/attempted paint stripper and thrown spanners at it happened while it was in 40 year old paint, someone touches it when finished = their life Finished haha :p.
Time for some pics.
Bought some
Ppg etch primer
Ppg grey primer
Sanding belts
New door locks - to replace ugly solex locks that came with car.
The damn bonnet had about 5mm thick of paint
Not kidding, 4 goes of paint stripper still didn't get it all off.
Was so much spray putty it was ridicules.
At first I thought they were trying to cover hail damage
But nope :s
Photo- doesn't look like anything at first.
Just sanding belts.
Covered engine bay and dash in clear plastic to prevent excess dust getting in vents and other pain seeking spots.
^paint stripper first attempt
^yep looks to be working.. Oh wait that's just to the first layer of putty(1st of about 4 layers) :/
^after 3rd lot of stripper, still as thick as fuck haha.
^after about 3 hours I win you bastard :p

Pro-tip : 50hp gain from removing excess paint/putty weight

^time for the bootlid
(forgot photo of it stripped, not really neccisary , came off easy, no hidden dents :) )

^rear beaver/quarter needing some assistance to remove low spot from previous owner playing bumper cars.

^slow process of removing paint/old rubber in joins.
Found some rust Where rubber goes in boot, about a 5mm hole either side.
^close up of boot rust, pretty easy fix
Very happy with the rust for a 40 year old car
My 1200 ute had so much more then this.

^new locks.
Freebie .. Freebie.. Zero.. Nada.

In bed about to crash out.
Continue tomorrow (sat)
Night all, thanks for the support :)

04-08-12, 09:59 PM
Well. what a start to the day :P
Woke up late to a flat tire on the Subaru...Rush to get the spare on and all the tools in the boot.
Loaded up the MIG ,EasyBeat,Paper-rack,2 toolbags,milkcrate full of gear yada yada yada

^Picked up a Gas bottle , some wire and new hose for the Mig.
Arriving at the workshop , loading up with more gear before heading to the other shed.
Finding it hard to get motivated , Realised we forgot some sheet-metal and weld through primer...
Off i went to fetch these from the workshop, picked up Hungry jacks on the way back.
Sat and ate lunch , discussed the plan for what we had left of the day.
Was already 12:30 at that time :O

^Shaking of the head...Why so much bog :(
^Decided to Paint strip the Drivers Quarter while dad buzzed the bonnet outside.
Gave the quarter another pull from a different angle using the slide hammer and bracket onto bumper bar mounting hole.
Success, Dent popped right out , Bringing the bog they used to fill the low spot out of its hiding place *facepalm*.
Guess in the 70's they didn't bother removing the dent , just use 10mm thick bog until it doesn't exist anymore :/
Pain in the arse removing all the bog .. to discover the top half of quarter and bumper bar recess needed none at all .. yet there was 10mm thick there :S
^Few tiny dents left after pulling the major one means tap most out and a tiny skim of bog..as apposed to 10mm laziness.
While Buzzing the bootlid outside.. I noticed a man walk past.. stop and say "1200 coupe?"
I responded with a smile and we started conversation.
Long story short he has a ra40 Celica with a Ex-Race 3sge from the 80s.. putting out 280hp.
He showed the dry sump system , a complete solid block of alloy milled out.. so intense.
Also showed the crank..Sharp would be an understatement , its almost knife edged points.
Some serious time and effort on this motor he now has in his hands.. which he plans to use in historic rally.
Anyways,Back to the car...
Drivers side rain gutter appeared pretty well once sandblasted ,
^http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/respray/c1dcb29e.jpg cut about 150mm off the end which was perished , yet the rest is fine..
The gamble whether to replace the whole gutter is now the question , having a second look at it Monday , In which we will decide.
Better safe then sorry i reckon , If the rust came through after a few years it would be rather annoying.
Passengers on the other hand..is completely perished and must be replaced.

^Lucky for me I got some rain gutters a year ago some guy was making them , so i bought a set and put them away.

^Bonnet ready for primer.
^Bootlid repaired and Body holes for a badge now covered by the spoiler welded up. now ready for primer
Roof also ready for primer.

^Now just to De-oxodise it before laying the primer....Where is the deoxidine..We dont have any :(
It being about 5pm, everywhere was shut , which means will just re-buzz and primer them all monday.

Thats okay , we can Treat the rust.
Forgot the Wurth Rust converter also.. Damn.

Early night , ended up leaving at 7:30.
Tomorrow heading in solo while Dad is at some car show in sydney.
Hopefully get the notch for the diff done , Treat the rust and Remove the Castor rods for some modification.
We will see :)

04-08-12, 10:22 PM
Good shit man! I cant wait until its finished, have to get the two old girls together.

04-08-12, 10:28 PM
Good shit man! I cant wait until its finished, have to get the two old girls together.

Too true!
I'm so keen to have it back on the road, my first car with Brand new Shiny mafuggen paint.
Although.. with the setbacks and surprises we keep finding , its gone from a 2 week estimate .. to about a month.. i don't see it being painted for a few weeks.
Time will tell :)
Coming to Datsun day ?

04-08-12, 10:40 PM
I know not of this datsun day????

05-08-12, 02:48 AM
you dont fuck around do you

05-08-12, 08:57 PM
Sunday bloody sunday...
Did not want to get up this morning hehe.
Picked up my mate Adam (Who Thankfully used my iphone to take pics )on my way to the shed.
After a bit of kicking shit around trying to find motivation.
Sculling an energy drink..Blasting the stereo.. it was time to fab the tunnel inspection cover.
^Sun was tripping my helmet out .. and wind was blowing so wasn't ideal for the gas.
Roller door pulled down.. problem solved.

^Bit of trimming here and there.
Cut the hole with air-recip-saw , made life easy.
^Time to move the handbrake to a more suitable spot now that short shifter is installed.
^Prepping, some Weld Through primer used on anything i bare metaled/grind-ed/welded.

^Previously car used to tramp.. Tailshaft bit the floor a few times.. sliced it enough to need to be raised.
^I got a bit weld happy and decided to seam weld all seat rails as they felt flimsy.
..Stitched them at first.. then thought.. eh fug it..weld the lot :P
^greatest shit. Treated all rusty areas after being sandblasted.
TIP: Pour some into a cup/lid and use that as dipping the brush in actual bottle contaminates the fresh liquid and fks it up.

^Found this sucker..Pretty interesting.. Datsun dealer was less then a 5 minute venture from where the car is.
-Primed , Welded up a hole that was for a rubber bung..located right above the exhaust :/.. it caught on fire when exhaust was made up (6 months ago).. noticed the rear seat nearly on fire before i could get to the problem..hehe that will never happen again :)
^Everything Primed (Zinc Weld through primer)
Undecided whether or not to nutsert the tunnel and bolt the inspection cover down.
Or just weld it solid...Kinda defeating the purpose to weld something back on.. but hmm.
^Removed sound deaden-er. looks cleaner.
Rust treated all around edges of floor.
Tomorrow is another day :)

05-08-12, 09:45 PM
your crazy mate, i love it

05-08-12, 10:23 PM
your crazy mate, i love it

Hehe.. This re-spray has been long awaited.. i want it back on the road so bad.
And then you might be thinking.. ahh he will be happy..
Sort of :P.. i still have my ute to finish..
Then.. to source a 2 door 510.
Datsun Obsessed.

07-08-12, 04:52 PM
Monday hey..
Not many photos sorry
More tonight
Car I'm borrowing to get to work overheated on the way home..
Thermos not turning on.. Ughh
Got to the shed about 6pm.
Forgot the spray gun.. FUUU
can't primer without that :/
out came the oxy.
Out came the easy beat
^photo:top half finished, bottom halfway.
Shrinked the rear quarter.
Plemished the dents
File finished because not race car
Welded some rust.
Leaving rain gutters on wasn't worth the risk..
We will take them off we said
Half hours work we said.
....nearly 2 hours later before they came off.
Lots of hidden spot welds to be drilled out.
Took real caution removing it as didn't want to damage the roofs skin.
Lucky we took it off to replace it.
Quite rusty underneath.

Ordered pizza.. Paint stripped the door in the meantime.
^photo,hmm I wonder what hides beneathhttp://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff361/notevenclothing/build%20thread%20pics/respray/e2ecda6a.jpg
Ate pizza while paint did it's thing.
..well what a surprise.. Bog covering the whole door skin :/
Looks to be quite pointless also.. Judging by how they repaired the quarter..scraped as much as I could off.
Some rust in both corners.
And a rust hole dead center... Something you don't see everyday.
Guessing it's from the reo on inside and a leaky window rubber letting it sit in there.

$600 later
Feeling pretty rat-shit at this stage
Getting up for work at 4:30am
It now being 11..It was time to head home for some zzz's
On my way home from work now.
Then to the shed for more work.
Until then :)

07-08-12, 11:02 PM
Fuck man you're powering through these repairs. So jealous, wish I had the facilities you've got available. My Z really needs it haha.

Interested how you go with that rust converter too. Will you be using POR-15 anywhere? I'm planning on coating the insides of all my a-pillars, inside of quarter panels, driveline/suspension components ets.

08-08-12, 11:59 PM
Fuck man you're powering through these repairs. So jealous, wish I had the facilities you've got available. My Z really needs it haha.

Interested how you go with that rust converter too. Will you be using POR-15 anywhere? I'm planning on coating the insides of all my a-pillars, inside of quarter panels, driveline/suspension components ets.

Haha i wouldnt say powering.. finding hidden rust really slowed down our game plan.
Few days behind schedule now due to assing about with the unexpected rust.
Coated nearly everything with the Wurth rust convertor .. basicly same shit.
Yet i dont believe in any of the products.. just doing it as overkill/safety.
Only way to remove it is to cut it out and replace it.
Treating it can only help rust pitting and stop rust a quarter of the way through its cancerous procedure :(.

Back to the build.
Had an early night tuesday.. Think my old mans getting the flu.
Prepped all the rain gutter, coated it in rust converter. just to be safe.
Waiting for some sealer to arrive to put inbetween the roof and rain gutter for that extra piece of mind.
^Driver side

Started removing passenger side.
^passenger side twice as bad condition as drivers :/

Rust in bottom of the drivers quarter has turned major.
^Inner and outer really perished..
Ehh only one way to fix it.. cut it out , replicate the pieces and weld them back in.
^removed Inner support.. will have to make another one for obvious reasons.
^Ready to start cleaning up/treating the inner.
^Close up
^Dat mess

Will have to wait a few days to gain access to a folder to make replacement section for the quarter panel outer skin..

More rust on top of quarter.. around quarter window.
^Cut out.. Section made
^And were done here.. another set back taken care of.

Drivers door
Easy Beated dents
File finished
Now to repair bottom corners by cutting skin and putting sections in.

And that's all for Wednesday night..
More tomorrow night
The Rust Chronicles..

09-08-12, 12:06 AM
i love reading this shiz!

09-08-12, 01:33 PM
my fav JDMST thread at the moment! file finished metal looks so good, are you putting new rain gutters on or shaving them off completely?

09-08-12, 04:21 PM
my fav JDMST thread at the moment! file finished metal looks so good, are you putting new rain gutters on or shaving them off completely?

Hehe thanks guys.
File finished/bare metal looks awesome hey.
Putting new rain gutters on :)
Should have the drivers side on tonight if I can grab some sealer on my way home.
Only part that's not going back on is the circle fuel cap looking badge between taillights
Welding the 2 body pin holes up for it at some stage
Looks better without it.. And if I ever want it back on
Double sided tape/urethane will do the job :)
Will update more tonight after I get home
(around 12pm)
Then up for work at 4am..

09-08-12, 08:29 PM
Its going to look Awsome when its done man, So keen to see it on the road.

09-08-12, 09:03 PM
Wow, this is amazing. Love all the updates and all the pictures. Will be following this thread more closely now.

10-08-12, 12:41 AM
Thanks for reading guys.
I try to update it every night or whenever work has been done.
Helps me keep track of whats been done.
And how much time it has taken etc.
Got stuck in bumper to bumper traffic for hours because some Muppet decided to cause a pile-up on the freeway :(
Got the the shed late. around 6.

Okay so.
Back to the inner Quarter panel reo.
Made a close enough replacement off what we had left to look at... a perished pile of shit haha.
^Clamped and Tacked it in place
^I then Welded her up.. Lucky could get internal access.. although the most uncomfortable spot to try and weld down a gap inside the car.. managed to do it.
^Belt sander ftw
^Finished.. Stronger then factory :).. (Primed with Zinc Weld Through primer)
...Just have to fold up a outside quarter skin to complete the repair. (then pump with fish oil from the inside , for more piece of mind)

Passenger Quarter window sill.
^Rust be gone.. Will be making a patch over the weekend I think.

Drivers door.
^Corner replacement made up..

Drivers rain gutter..
Coated with sealer.. sanded.. then some weld through primer.
^Marked and drilled at 50mm spacing.. because I'm fussy .. even though this will never be seen.
^Notched to fit , front cut down 10mm to nothing using original piece as a template.
^Test fitting with clamps , marking position.

Thats as far as we got tonight.
Welder being strange and not penetrating for overhead plug welds.. have to investigate and play with settings when not tired and cranky.

Until tomorrow :)

10-08-12, 02:18 PM
:O the things i could do if i had the tools you had haha
fucking epic repair mate, powering through it all
can't find an answer, you going bumperless on rear?
either way, still the best kb110 i've seen.

10-08-12, 03:05 PM
Me gusta, reading this at workhaha

11-08-12, 01:23 AM
:O the things i could do if i had the tools you had haha
fucking epic repair mate, powering through it all
can't find an answer, you going bumperless on rear?
either way, still the best kb110 i've seen.

Need a proper workshop.. and a hoist.. and a lathe.. and a cnc machine..
Then I'd be happy lol :P
Answer to your question. rear bumper is staying on.
:) whoa thanks bud.

Friday night.
Pissing down rain.. what better way to spend it then on my datsun :)

-Pulled off my exhaust.
..Explains why it sounded more tractor then normal sr20 tractorness
Both gaskets blown out.. and missing a stud on the block :/
Holy shit the stock manifold weighs a tonne!!
weighs more itself then the extractor/headers im making for it lol.
Now the plan with them is to use some i bought from an s13..
Using just the top plate and 4 -2 section .. and hopefully can use my existing custom 2-1 pipes which would mean a hell of a lot less fabrication.

Got a length of steel bent with the same step as the quarter's use.
Cut it to size/shape
^Coated the inside with rust treater as a backup/safety thing in case
water somehow gets in there again..
Just have to step the edge with a crimping tool to allow it to slot under the existing quarter panel rather then but weld it. (Less chance of panel buckling with the heat)

Drivers side rain gutters. - Completed.
Drilled out every 50mm.. Plug welded . and then spot welded where the double skin starts (Middle of roof)
(Had some Gas regulator issues with the first piece last night which meant ripping it off and starting again)
^Shows the process of putting them on.
-Trim pieces to size
-Clamp on/test fit a hundred times.
-Drill holes for plug welds (Didnt want to trust a single sided spot welder, prefer to plug weld them)
-Weld it on
-Add secondary spot welds where possible
Grinded back lightly.. yet to finish grinding in photos..
Add sealer and Prime Roof Tomorrow :)
Feel pretty accomplished tonight.

Looking at the car in bare metal in so many photos.. most people must think.. not much is going on.. It's when they see it under primer they think oh.. done.

Until Tomorrow. :)

11-08-12, 12:52 PM
i love reading your thread..always updated with so many photos and progress! awesome work.

11-08-12, 01:56 PM
Lookin good mate, what colour you going for??

12-08-12, 07:55 PM
i love reading your thread..always updated with so many photos and progress! awesome work.

Thanks buddy..

Bought my 14" Starsharks back for $300 :P
And they fit over my brakes by a bee's-dick.. STOKED!
Ditching the 15's now.. Time to get these re-barreled to 14x8 -15 and find a pair for the rear around 14x8 -20 to 14x9 -13
^If anyone comes across some starsharks close to them offsets be sure to tell myself :)


Drivers Rear Quarter panel :
Tacked in the section we made.
^I Slowly Slowly welded her up .. making sure not to get too much heat into the panel so it didn't buckle.
Success. Grind-ed outside using a regular flapper wheel on a 5 inch grinder.. followed by a buzz with the belt sander. Zinc primed the inside after this. :)

Engine bay:
^Starting making the custom extractors.
Using some s13 Wildcat pipes i bought for $100 .. I decided to have a go myself
As i still had my existing exhaust to bolt back on if anything goes wrong :)
Forgot to take a picture of them welded together.
Had to evenly remove lengths as to not ruin them.
But a fair bit was required to get them out of the way of the steering/idler arm..
Still have to make pipes from after the firewall to a collector.. through the gearbox crossmember notch and then a flange. Seems pretty smooth sailing as the hard part is done :)

Primer Prep:
(No photos of DE-OX process as had to wear rubber gloves and didn't want to get the shit on my phone :P)
Everything given a quick wizz to remove anything foreign from sitting there for a few days.
Coated in De-Ox with red Scotchbrite..Washed with water. and wiped dry with a fresh rag.
Panels were then ready for Etch Primer.
(Note: 1600 not there anymore :P , more room to play)

Etch Primer :
Few coats ..Now to wait until Primer could be layed.

Noticing how thick the primer was.
PPG tin said 6:1:1 ratio.. we normally do everything in 4:1:1
(4 parts Primer , 1 part hardener , 1 part thinners)
6:1 was far to thick.. 4:1:1 was the go. and was still crazy thick.
Used a 1.4 tip with the gun.
6:1:1 would have had to use a 2 lol was like looking at easy sand bog being mixed when we stirred it.
^ 4 Coats Later..

Unfortunately i have to go to Young until Friday for work.
Which means staying down there.
Then a wedding on Saturday.
Not being able to touch the car for a week is going to shit me to tears.
Waste of time :(
Heading to the Ivy Sat night .. which could install a hangover for sunday.
Regardless of how I feel I will be coming it to play sunday. :)
Until then.
Adios Amigos.

13-08-12, 01:43 AM
huge fan

well done


13-08-12, 11:03 PM
this is EPIC

13-08-12, 11:07 PM
Needs moar 13x8's, lol

13-08-12, 11:40 PM
great work dude, should look immaculate when done

19-08-12, 08:59 PM
:) Thanks for the support guys.
Makes it more worthwhile to know people are following apart from myself.
Finally back home.
^ Un-masked the car.

^Grinded out some rust under the roof (underneath rain gutter)
Welded a plate in by making it bigger , slipping it inside and pulling it downwards.
(created a 1mm step between them.. yet it doesn't matter as the rain gutter gets spot welded on-top of it
Was much easier then risk warping the roof.
-Rust converted all other areas.. ready for the next patch on the bottom of quarter window sill /top of quarter.

Extractors nearly finished..
total cost.. $0 .. got the extractors from an s13 for an ecu i had laying around.. completely wrong size/angle to fit a 1200.. so i thought it have a crack at it myself.
With the weight of the stock manifold like double the weight of the complete extractors.. i was convinced anything was an upgrade haha.

^Tacked together...To realize left the gas turned off.. *facepalm* Removed whatever it was that had the bolt blocking it off.. plug welded the hole.
Plug welded the oxygen sensor hole.. have to relocate it to the top of the Collector as it fouled on the idler arm.
Have to buy a 2" Y piece (also known as a collector)
Then get a section bent up from that collector , through the cross member notch.. to the flange on cat.
(considered doing it myself but wasnt worth the time and hassle.. as im upgrading from 2" to 2 1/4" pipe , as-well as changing the center muffler.

.. Not much was done as I arrived late afternoon.
Tomorrow should have a full day on the car.. Hoping to knock the passenger side rain gutter off the list.. we will see.

20-08-12, 09:31 PM
Amazing progress man! Loving your dedication to getting this done.

20-08-12, 10:25 PM

^Arrived at the workshop around 10am.
Masked up the drivers quarter , ready to paintstrip.
Applied the stripper.. let it do its thannng.

Bonded the gap between roof and rain gutter inner.
(didnt have sealer or anything in there factory.. thought it was worthwhile giving it some extra strength and seal at the same time)

Bare metaled rear garnish/beaver/tailight sections.
Gave it a pull with the sliding hammer.
Removed old repairs..
Old bog that was in the bottom was pretty much un-neccisary after giving it a pull.
(obviously a 1980s era repair.. judging by bog color (blue) and lack of care.)
Still some hours to go on this..


^Custom Extractors finished.
Total cost - $0
Pretty satisfied..not bad considering they are my first extractors ive made.

More to come tomorrow night. :)

20-08-12, 10:52 PM
this is rad dude, was telling kenny about it yesterday as he hasnt had a chance to check out the thread

21-08-12, 12:28 AM
Hopefully back on the road in under a month at this rate.

21-08-12, 11:35 PM
Tuesday Night.
Frat tire on the daily.. Mehhh , continue to drive until servo.
Stopped in to BJhowes and picked up some 30 x3mm Flat bar..
Damage : $3 .. Paid by card.. just to be of inconvenience :)

Arrived at shop.
Tried to get spare on... 3 Wheelnuts on each wheel :/.. and i didnt have the locktool.. fail :(
Thats when i lost interest and will just drive on the frat haha.

^Gearbox tunnel cutout.
Made some steel up to go around the perimeter of the cut.
To give it back any strength it lost by removing such a large section.

Rear Beaver is about 70% finished.
Need to bring the oxy in and shrink 2 areas , weld up the center badge holes and shes done.
Trying to finish one panel at a time rather then bite off more then we can chew and let things sit in bare metal too long.

Started sanding back the bog on Bottom of quarter/passenger sill area from previous lifetime.
2mm...5mm....Right through... Uh oh's hahah
Sills are completely ratshit.. Very Common for a 1200 to have rooted sills. inner and outer will be replaced next.
Quarter shows signs of rusting through the same as the drivers side.. oh well. we are here. may aswell replace inner and outer same as the drivers side.

Have to bring the rear bar in from home to test fit back to the rear beaver now that its repaired.. hopefully fits nice.
Also have to choose what color to paint the custom extractors i made..
If i can buy a high temp clear (like a VHT exhaust paint) i may leave them as is.. sorta ratty/ 70% rawed

Early night tonight.. lack of sleep is catching up already
Until Tomorrow.

22-08-12, 11:31 PM
Wednesday Night.
Loaded up with some V's for motivation.

Started making the section for Passenger side quarter window rust.
Tools used :
Vice Grips x2
Air Grinder
Air Press/Hole Punch
Flat Body line dolly
other dolly
Mig Welder
Spot Welder
^Started off with a flat piece of sheet , around the same size (little bigger to allow for brain not working)
^Fold a 10mm lip on one edge , Mark shape of cutout as if you were going to cut it.. but press it instead so it sits flush (next picture)
^Shows how the tool works , allows you to tuck sheet under existing piece instead of butt welding an exact size/shape piece.
^3rd edge Pressed.
^Test fit.. all good to go.
^weld it in very slowly to avoid buckling the surrounding panel. (Allow it to cool a bit after each tack to be safe)
use a bit of masking tape to mark the edge to same height as original.|
^Cut it to size
^Spot weld it back in place :)

Rear Garnish :
Had to shrink 2 high spots
^Then Welded the center badge holes
The lag i am experiencing from photobucket is so bullshit.
Over 20 mins just to upload & Copy /paste the links to these photos.
Its draining my whole computer haha :S
More Tomorrow.

23-08-12, 02:46 PM
awesome work mate, do you do bodywork/repairs for a living?

23-08-12, 03:42 PM
awesome work mate, do you do bodywork/repairs for a living?

Thanks buddy :)
Umm don't really have any qualifications
I did metal fabrication for a few years but I now regrettably build Coolrooms.
My old man is a panel beater, had 2 of his own shops and has done a fair few restorations in his time, so I've learnt everything I know from him, yet still prefer fabrication/making replacement panels for rust etc over fixing dents/panelbeating.

23-08-12, 05:16 PM
Great skills to have either way, panel work seems to be the hardest thing for people to outsource.

23-08-12, 05:29 PM
Great skills to have either way, panel work seems to be the hardest thing for people to outsource.
Haha yes correct.
And 80% of people with no idea think it's fast easy work... Yeah.. Right haha
Until they do it themselves, only then will they appreciate the hours we have put in :p

Postman pat dropped off some flush bolts and 40cm dildo shifter today.
Will have a look when I get home from the workshop which I'm still getting from work to the workshop lol
5am start tomorow in syd.. 3am wake up.. Oh the joy.
I predict an early-ish night :)

23-08-12, 11:25 PM
Thurs Night.. with a 3am wakeup Tomorrow :P

^Rear Beaver Done.
(Have to clean glue off boot mould and weld in 2 patches for rust about 5c coin size each, and rear is finished)

^Flush bolts arrived for engine bay , tunnel cover & Alloy Parcel tray

^Passenger seat rail . while scraping sound deadener off.. the screwdriver went through the floor haha..
Uh oh's.. time to repair more rust.
^Cut out

^Using the air press/punch . I put a 10mm lip on the perimeter for extra strength over a butt weld.
^Top side done.. have to weld the underside tomorrow night when i bring a long sleeve shirt :)

^Passenger quarter window rust , piece made , 10mm stepped lip and a raised body line. welded in , grinded flat.

^another Dildo shifter arrived . 40cm for laughs hahah

Im stoked! progress tonight was good.
But the best part of today. a sales rep for PPG heard of this cars build.
And have Given me all the paint & Clear + A booth to spray it in.
Something i never thought of ever happening.
Saved me lots of money.
So thankyou to PPG :)

More tomorrow night :)

24-08-12, 01:54 AM
wow grats on the paint mang! cant wait to see it finished.

24-08-12, 09:38 AM
that's awesome! do you have to do anything for them in return, like put a PPG sticker on the car? Man, my blog gets 3-5k views a day and no one offers me shit! :lol:

24-08-12, 09:49 AM
this thing is awesome, i wish i had fab skills :(

24-08-12, 02:53 PM
Today 12:54 AMBR14AN
wow grats on the paint mang! cant wait to see it finished.

Thanks bud, I'm quite happy about it hey.
Using the money saved to re-trim the recaros in black with original grey insert :)

that's awesome! do you have to do anything for them in return, like put a PPG sticker on the car? Man, my blog gets 3-5k views a day and no one offers me shit!

Indeed! And nope didnt ask for anything in return.
But I will be promoting them/telling everyone to say thanks.
Will most likely run a sticker, I already wear their beanie's and shirts the sales rep gives to my dad.

this thing is awesome, i wish i had fab skills

Thanks mate! It's pretty simple if your a hands on kind of person who doesn't mind having a go, I just like to do as many things as I can myself. :)

24-08-12, 11:34 PM
Friday Night.
Feeling pretty ratshit from 2 hrs sleep.
Picked up my mate Adam on the way home from work.
Ipod connected to the dock.. Blasted some Metal to help build some motivation.
^Fitted the dildo for laughs before getting into business
(Its actually fully functional thanks to the short shifter , all gears are accessible )
^Die grinder a small section of rust to ensure it was all non perished metal to weld to.
Cut a section and put it underneath.
(both sides were done , only one pic was taken , passenger side was a 1cm hole and not worth picturing the steps lol)

^Made up a section to replace Inner quarter panel rust.
^Tacked in and welded it.. Forgot to take photos of it welded. had to weld overhead.. got a bit in the zone and didnt want to stop for photos.. will take one tomorrow)
^Fitted the extractors i made to ensure they are snug.
Have to order a Manifold stud as im Missing one closest to the firewall, right on the edge (Explains one of the exhaust leaks i could never find)
Put the new gasket i have on
And paint the Extractors with VHT Clear.. I like the half rawed/ratty look they have atm and dont want to paint them a color.. for now.. will prob change my mind further down the track.

^Top half of Passenger quarter Eze-Beated a number of dents , File finished.. Good to go
Bottom half Tomorrow hopefully..

Until then :)

25-08-12, 12:04 AM
so glad to see it coming back together man :D

26-08-12, 05:30 PM
so glad to see it coming back together man :D
Cheers Andrew :)

Grr typed out a novel and accidently clicked the little x , closing this tab instead of photobucket :/

Mates came over.. which led to drinks/shittalk.. minimal was done :(

Ready to clear coat them.. realized i forgot to put the oxy sensor back in its new place.
So i did that quickly.

Drivers Quarter.
Halfway point.
I really hurt the quarters lip/bodyline when i cut them out for the flares 6 months ago.
Rushed it with a farmer approach.. my bad.
this has slowed us down now.

^Need to pull this out by welding a plate to it and use the sliding hammer... Monday i think.

^Cut the inner rust out.. Time to make its replacement piece.
^Had to make it without a 10mm fold first as it obviously wont bend with a fold on the end..
^Spot welded the folded edges to the original positions.
Welded the 2 other edges overlapping the existing inner quarter.
Because this had a raised 20mm section in the middle to release any water that got in there.. i angled the piece to the corner , leaving a gap.
^Brakes fill the 14's with a bee's dick clearence for caliper :)
(Obviously these at 6.5 wide.. not 8.5's yet)

^Pretty sick photos courtesy of some HDR app.
That is all until tomorrow night.

26-08-12, 06:08 PM
did you have to shave any metal off the caliper to make them fit under the wheel?
haha my 2002 is the same year as this, good stuff.

26-08-12, 06:33 PM
did you have to shave any metal off the caliper to make them fit under the wheel?
haha my 2002 is the same year as this, good stuff.
Hah its so damn close.
I have tried a few 14's and none fit.
These Starshark/Colins fitted without modding caliper. (must be Big brake clearence ones)
Have to send them to VIC to be widened to 8.5 -10 next week.
now to find a pair of cheap sharks for the rear and get them widened . or with some luck find some in 9 -13 for the rear.

27-08-12, 11:18 PM
Monday night..
The gearbox in my daily driver shit the bed this morning on the way to work :/
Limiter bashing 4th earned a top speed of 60kmh :/
hahah.. just my luck eh.
Sandblasted the holes where the rear quarter badge goes.
and a few other spots.

^Before i get them widened.. pissy 6.5 +3 atm. Soon to be 8.5 -10's for the front.

^Passengers quarter.. Cut the bottom out to check the condition of the inner... as expected.. rusted out/perished...LOOK AT THE EFFING MUD THAT CAME OUT!!!
^Drilled out all the 01249 spot welds and began to unpick that little section that sits over the sill..
(needed to be removed , but has to go back on so we had to be gentle)
All underneath is perished unfortunately..
So will have to make a new inner sill again, Replace the actual sill. then make a section up to replace the outer quarter skin.

Until Tomorrow..

28-08-12, 03:21 AM
Admire your dedication to such a gnarly little car man, love it.

30-08-12, 12:08 AM
Admire your dedication to such a gnarly little car man, love it.

Thanks buddy :)

FUCKING PHOTOBUCKET!!!!! I TYPE THE WHOLE UPDATE OUT. and on the last photo i try to put in it freezes and closes the whole window. FML!!!!!!
happening on 2 computers now. such ass. makes me lazy and i only put in half the info into the second time typing it.

Wednesday. Feeling ratshit after 12 hr days all week at work
(means getting up at 4am .. getting back to shed at 6:15. and getting home around 10:30-11.. asleep by 12 :/ )

Passenger Quarter ..Continued..
^Mysterious dent that appeared after parking in a local shopping center a while ago.. Welded a plate to it.. Few pulls with the sliding hammer
Have to remove the rest of the damaged area with the easy beat.

^Quarter cut to see what what it was like inside.. As expected. perished... Time to cut the hole larger and replace the inner sill.

^The only way to remove the sill without taking the quarter's off (Cant buy quarters , dont exist aftermarket or genuine)
So to do it properly without being a halfass like most datsun owners would do.
Cut a section off the outer sill . which will go back on once the sill is replaced.

^After drilling all the spot welds out , some cutting with the grinder & Recip saw.. and a chisel to separate the two skins.. half of the old sill is off..

^Perished inner sill removed.. need to make something up again to replace this like the other side.

^Front half of the sill has to be done the same way. removing a section from the outer skin to allow the sill panel to come out and be replaced.

^Prepping to remove the rest of the sill..
Then a mate turned up . so had to help him unload his drag car off the car trailer , which now shares the shed with my coupe hehe.
Until tomorrow.

30-08-12, 12:28 AM
top notch :)

30-08-12, 01:58 PM
car is looking the good, keep these sorts of updates coming, ge\iving me motivation to get updated photos of my 1200 up here :)

if ya dont mind me asking, whered you source those hex head bolts from?

30-08-12, 03:40 PM
car is looking the good, keep these sorts of updates coming, ge\iving me motivation to get updated photos of my 1200 up here :)

if ya dont mind me asking, whered you source those hex head bolts from?

Cheers bud.
One day I'll finish my ute haha.
All ready for paint. Just undecided on a color as everything has been done.
Type "flush m10"
Into eBay.
I think it's like $25 for 40 or something.
Any color etc.

30-08-12, 10:00 PM
Okay thursday night.
Bought a new rebuilt motor
Some efi hardware quads
Hawk ecu
Pacemaker extractors came with it (selling to a mate on here)
Shoved the sr in the boot of the camry daily
Pissed ourselfs laughing and we were on or way.

New inner sill panel .
Headlight covers arrived

30-08-12, 10:39 PM
Top stuff mate :) Enjoy reading your updates everytime.

31-08-12, 09:53 AM
Cool motor. Anything special in it?

31-08-12, 10:32 AM
FUUUU ITB's, want so bad. pm sent.

01-09-12, 01:53 AM
Cool motor. Anything special in it?
Thanks guys :)
Umm I cracked the rocker cover off tonight.
Absolutely spotless inside. looks brand new.

Rest of the Sill removed.
Made Inner sill piece.

Cut sill in half . have to add section as they are ute sills.
Coupe were non existant at the time of purchase.
150mm shorter. so bought 3 sills. 1 to cut joiners out of.
Pretty easy fix.
Test fitted everything up. going to work well.
All back off.
Sandblast the pieces tomorrow.
Rust treat everything
Rust proof paint everything.
Put sill on for good.
Move on to quarter bottom section patch.

Quads fit well.

Have encountered two problems
1: Brake booster... where is it going to source vacuum from .. Perhaps tap each TB and make a vacuum plate/box ?
2: Strut brace hits fuel rail.. to modify it or to not run it at all.

Engine bay is so much simpler now
Significant weight loss by running quads.

Until Tomorrow...

01-09-12, 06:29 PM
This thing just keeps getting more win!!

01-09-12, 06:47 PM
in for Starsharks, PM Hezath if you want a bit of info about splitting em!

02-09-12, 01:51 AM
in for Starsharks, PM Hezath if you want a bit of info about splitting em!
I'm very confused at your post? wrong thread or ? haha

Saturday Update:

Now with no airbox in the way.
I needed to hide the ugly bonnet release cable that runs across the engine bay and looks untidy.
(You would think they would of ran it how i do it from factory)

Sill pieces sandblasted.
Patch made and welded on.
Test fitting sill.
Spotting sill on
^Inner sill made and welded in
Piece put back over the sill.
Spot weld holes plug welded back up.
^Grinded and primed where another piece goes on top..

Old motor vs new
Dirty vs clean

Found the allen key bolts i wanted for the flares and bobtail.. to replace the ugly screws.
Will most likely be nut-serting these.

That was all for today that was captured by photos.

Rest was phonecalls and browsing forums looking at info for the vacuum solution.
Was going to just run a vacuum pump from an audi a6 for around $60-100 for the brake booster..
But then i would have no vac for fuel pressure reg..
*motor was run without vacuum as it was in a track car with no booster and ran full fuel pressure the whole time*
My way around this is to drill and tap 4 vacuum nipple/fittings to the bottom of each runner before the butterfly so vacuum is generated on de-acceleration as per normal and run the 4 hoses into a vacuum canister/tank with 2 fittings from that , one for the booster , one for the fuel reg..
I'm thinking Sard Adjustable fuel reg.
Looking at making an alloy 2 piece cover for the trumpets just so mr policeman doesnt cry.
Until Monday.. Fathers day tomorrow. Lunch and a drink with the old man is more important.

02-09-12, 06:12 PM
Hey buddy, great build !!! love it... Where did you get the 15inch steelies from???

02-09-12, 06:20 PM
Hey bud
Thanks :)
Umm got them off a friend.
They were re-drilled from a falcon
Says so on the inner of one rim.
15x8 -30 offset so I assume xy or xf something similar.
No brand name or anything.
Just a big heavy lump of metal haha.

03-09-12, 12:00 AM
Minor update for a lazy Sunday.
Bought/ordered a vacuum block
$10 free shipping. Can't go wrong hahah
To be used for the gaining vacuum from itb's runners and providing it to brake booster and fuel reg.
Have to wait till it arrives before I can purchase fittings..
Guessing pirtek or bursons is my best bet for fittings ?

Also decided I want to retrim my recaros in all black after seeing this photo.
Will match the rest of the black interior, although I do like the original grey inserts they have atm..

Sold the autometer tacho that came with the engine.
Picking up the rest of the goodies tomorrow from old mate.
Hoping to smash the rest of the sill tomorrow night!

03-09-12, 12:40 AM
fuck mate, leave this for a week and your fucking running the joint.... great work!!! more more more!!

03-09-12, 12:48 AM
love all the metal fab stuff

03-09-12, 01:09 AM
Any chance you could post some pictures/short guide on how you generally fab the metal replacement? Always interesting to see how other people do it, hopefully might be able to pick up some good useful pointers too :)

Some Baller
03-09-12, 05:08 PM
You sneaky devil, you leave facebook and we dont talk..... i come on jdmst and your "e" fame has skyrocketed to biblical proportions haha.. Im back from fiji on Wednesday nath coast trip may be order on friday ill give you a text.

big fat paulie
03-09-12, 05:15 PM
can you let me know where you got those flare bolts from... I need a set in the near future.

03-09-12, 05:25 PM
can you let me know where you got those flare bolts from... I need a set in the near future.

Paulie, they look like common Allen key bolts, maybe 5 or 6mm..

Nepean bolt master can pretty much supply any bolt you need

03-09-12, 06:19 PM
or coventry fasteners for those of us not in the bush

03-09-12, 06:56 PM
i want itb's on my damn car!! thinking dodgy gtir style :P

03-09-12, 07:06 PM


03-09-12, 08:34 PM
love it bro iv got a Datsun Sunny ,1200 b im doing up :)

04-09-12, 12:06 AM

fuck mate, leave this for a week and your fucking running the joint.... great work!!! more more more!!

Thanks mate :) more more indeed! just a fair amount of family commitments lately.
Birthdays and such.


love all the metal fab stuff

Hehe same here :)


Any chance you could post some pictures/short guide on how you generally fab the metal replacement? Always interesting to see how other people do it, hopefully might be able to pick up some good useful pointers too

Umm I'm pretty much done all the rust repairs at this stage.
Dont have to make any shapes up until we get to the door skins.. which the bottoms are being replaced.
virtually simple tools.
Various shapes (Crossmembers/axles etc to bend the metal over)
Will make sure i do them in detail for you next time bud :)

Some Baller

You sneaky devil, you leave facebook and we dont talk..... i come on jdmst and your "e" fame has skyrocketed to biblical proportions haha.. Im back from fiji on Wednesday nath coast trip may be order on friday ill give you a text.

Hah lachy dawgs.. Have tried to message you many times.. Y U NO USE MOBILE!!!
A coast visit is defidently in order my man.
I'm banned from woodies until december.. so that rules out clubbing lol
But drinking/talking shit/tinkering at the workshop could be in order :)

big fat paulie

can you let me know where you got those flare bolts from... I need a set in the near future.

Hey buddy , I Got them from repco. the little boxes on the spiral stands..
10 bolts for $7.. which isnt bad.. but i doubt they have 50 bolts that i need for flares and bobtail :P
got em Just to see how they fit.. and now i will just go to a bolt shop and order them in bulk :)

-EGA.2.90 & anastasios .. Correct :)


i want itb's on my damn car!! thinking dodgy gtir style

I'm down to help.
Gtir ones are quite easy to fit and get working . providing you have a standalone computer. sure the cast itb's dont look as nice. but they do the job.
Have heard of the 45mm itb choking out the n/a tho..
4age 20v are a 1.6 run 45's.. Just a thought.


love it bro iv got a Datsun Sunny ,1200 b im doing up

Sweet , more datsuns :) get a build thread going buddy , need any info/help just ask.

Okays.. What a mission to reply to all them :P

Monday bloody monday..
Guy i bought motor off had shut shop early.. so i will have to wait until tomorrow to get the remaining parts grr.. i was hoping to tinker and work out some wiring pinouts.

When removing the pacemakers .. i noticed a few pin holes in the flange weld..
I had to fix this up before i sold them to some poor fellow who would have an instant exhuast leak.
I wont feel like an ass selling these to someone now :)

Also.. when comparing the two motors
I noticed the one i bought has had the crank pulley machined down/lightened..
Cheap effective method i guess...I will be buying lighter pulleys anyways :P

Back to the body..

Passenger Sill.
(Has taken this long as it has been done in drips and drabs.. something always happens to drag us away from it in the last week)


^After Clamping and Screwing the panel in place , Fitting the door back on to confirm the gap is correct.


^Pulled to the correct position , drilled and screwed in place.
^Stitch Welded it on and plug welded the screw hole.
^Some Belt Sander Action (Even though it can never be seen as its under another panel.. this is still the lengths we go to)

^Primed with Zinc Weld Through Primer.

^ Put back over the top and tacked in place.
^Plug welding all the Spot welds that were drilled out to remove it originally.

This was as far as I could go with this Section.. as My old man needs to bring some special longer clamps from work to get the piece on 100% nice and snug with the sill.

Moving onto the sill section..
^Cutting a piece of a spare sill around 20mm longer per side then the length required.
^Clamping it over the top and marking where to cut.


^Using a recip saw to cut through both layers.. a perfect size piece is achieved.
The bottom layer was a little sticky , so a quick belt sand of the spot weld free'd it.

^Clamped back in place..
Cannot Tack it in place or weld it up yet as the hole it fills is the only access for the clamps i will have wednesday..

Mums Birthday Tomorrow.. So i dont think going to work on the car would be a fair thing to do.
Until Wednesday..

04-09-12, 05:44 PM
Picked up the Rest of the Hawk/Wolf 3d Ecu.
Options are.. Find an old school laptop.. or find a serial to usb convertor :)
Got the wiring pinouts. very simple stuff.
The loom he has given me has most of the previous cars harness attatched to it. (escort) so all good.

But the best thing!
Looking at the EFI hardware brochure that came with it.. Is that a ? it cant be... IT IS!! a datsun 1200 coupe race car.. oh the coincidence :P

05-09-12, 01:57 AM
Loving this thread bud, Keep up the sick work (:

05-09-12, 07:14 PM
They know what your building, subliminal hints to keep at it.

05-09-12, 07:30 PM
Have encountered two problems
1: Brake booster... where is it going to source vacuum from .. Perhaps tap each TB and make a vacuum plate/box ?
2: Strut brace hits fuel rail.. to modify it or to not run it at all.

maybe do up a modern take of the old school box that goes over the trumpets?


though how that figures with your second problem i am not sure.. could be tight

Water Boy
05-09-12, 07:47 PM
EFI hardware also known as Speed Technology is in Mitcham Melbourne (Eastern suburbs) owner Steve Newing held numerous lap records in VIC Iimproved production in that 1200 running in the Under1600 class. My Dad raced along side him for 15+ years until he built a stanza up for U2ltr sports sedans.

Steve is an awsome guy and always happy to help in any way. He also has a bloke working for him called Mark, he races aswell with many years experince in the motorsport scene.

Keep up the good work!

05-09-12, 11:34 PM

Loving this thread bud, Keep up the sick work (:

Thanks buddy


They know what your building, subliminal hints to keep at it.

Catalog is from 2001 :P but post after yours answered my curiosity about the car.


Yep , Thats what I have planned. an alloy or steel sheet airbox that is 2 piece. one half stays bolted to the manifold. the other half clips off, but not running a airbox infront or anything , just unifilter socks over the trumpets and the box to hide them,
(Prob have holes drilled in the bottom off the box)
Only want a box for daily driving incase i get pulled up.
But thanks for the help :)

Water Boy

EFI hardware also known as Speed Technology is in Mitcham Melbourne (Eastern suburbs) owner Steve Newing held numerous lap records in VIC Iimproved production in that 1200 running in the Under1600 class. My Dad raced along side him for 15+ years until he built a stanza up for U2ltr sports sedans.

Steve is an awsome guy and always happy to help in any way. He also has a bloke working for him called Mark, he races aswell with many years experince in the motorsport scene.

Keep up the good work!

Wow ..Small world! I may have to email him for some more info/pictures of the car. Perhaps pick his brain for suspension setups he found to work well :)
Thanks mate!

Wednesday Night..
Overtime at work.. 12 hour day.. plus hour and half to get home..Feeling the death i arrive at the shed around 7:15PM

My old man got there an hour before me and had been busy grinding awaywelds until i got there..
He also brought the clamp needed to finish the front section of the outer sill.
picture below.

^Welded up the front section.
one Plug weld at a time , applying pressure to keep both skins pressed against eachother using various clamps and also a screwdriver.
Once all the plug welds were out of the way , welded the top and it was ready to be grinded down..

Moving onto the Sill Section.
^Welded the section in very slowly to avoid buckeling/warping.
Clamped in place at first. then Tacked at each corner and each change in shape.
Slowly lining every bit of it up by pressing agaisnt both pieces with a flat screwdriver ensured they stayed flush and at the same level.
More tacks..
and Finally welded in place.

Grinded the majourity of the weld down using a 5 inch grinder and wheel to avoid wearing out belts used for smaller/harder to reach places.
Will Finish grinding it level Tomorrow night.

I got curious to the condition of the drivers side sill for comparision..
^Looked pretty clean.. I wonder what hides below..

^Hmmm Early signs of rust.. the metal is pitting..Time to cut it off.. Safer to replace it.
^Rear seemed quite clean , Middle of sill had some little rust spots (smaller then a screwdriver head)
But its safer to cut it off and replace it.


Passenger Side current state..

Plan of attack for the rest of the week
Thurs night -
- Finish Grinding sill welds.. Add Nicky where needed on the sill join.
- Weld a Flare hole i missed on the quarter
- Finish Pulling the Dent out on taillight section
Fri night -
- Start Putting new Rain gutters on
- Paint strip and buzz Scuttle tray

Sat - If rain gutters and quarter are finished then it will hopefully see primer.

which will have 3/4 of the body under primer.
Leaving This Left for Body Repair/Restoration Side of things..
-Both Doors
-Both Gaurds
-Repair Rad Support and Put on new Front Apron.

Until Tomorrow Night :)

06-09-12, 12:28 AM
Good job on the welding mate
May have missed it, but are you doing this because of rust? car accident?

06-09-12, 12:40 AM
Good job on the welding mate
May have missed it, but are you doing this because of rust? car accident?

Cheers bud.
Umm well car was built and engineered and I was going to do this restoration before it ever got on the road
But I was too keen to drive it
So it got a 6 month test period where I found out what would break and had to be changed before the car had decent paint.
Also was missing the gx bonnet so couldn't paint the whole car until it was how I wanted it.
Then on my way to work one day I rear ended a lady who cut me off
Was going to just quickly fix the front and drive it again.
But I have Datsun day and all Jap day in november so I thought eh fk it let's finish it for good.
Didnt realize the body was this bad though.
All done now , won't ever be selling this car that's for sure.
The coupe and ute resto Has provided a good bond between me and the old man.

06-09-12, 04:23 PM
awesome work so far! mighty effort!

06-09-12, 11:54 PM

awesome work so far! mighty effort!

Thanks mate!

Thursday Night..
After stressing all night and day wondering if the bonnet will even clear the quads.
I arrived at the shed around 4:30pm.
Quickly fitting the bonnet for the moment to clear my mind.
IT JUST! clears by a bee's dick!
Stoked. Because i wasnt comfertable modding the reo of a $1500 Bonnet that took me 2 years to find haha.
Now.. this really limits design of a removable cover for the quads.
I couldnt help myself .
Found some shitty scrap lying around and decided to see what kind of shape it would take.
Hitting a line along the steel to leave a groove/indent for the Trumpet ends to rest on.
^Quick mock up of a cover.
I guess with some time it would work.
Main reason is for when i get pulled up.
I can claim the cover has broken , and attempt to fit it roadside.
Better then nothing i guess LOL

Back to the body.
Passenger Quarter Section

Ready to make something to fit.
I still have leftover steel from the other side.
(had the body line fold matched by machine)
Time to cut to size.
^Sitting in place. nearly perfect size.
Now to put a curve into it..
I used this trusty crossmember i found at home.
Some paint..
^Tacked in place starting at the top.
^Using this technique it forced both pieces to meet and stay the same level while you tack it in place.
^More welding..
^Fast forward.

^Front Grinded down more.. final grind tomorrow.

^Bare Metaled inner boot
(Where the rubber goes to seal the boot)

Decided to make up the throttle cable bracket.
^Drill Required holes. Give it a polish and its good to go.

Thats all for Tonight..
Until Tomorrow

07-09-12, 01:02 AM
Dude, your DIY work is fcuking amazing. Keep up the good work! Been stalking this thread for ages. :P

07-09-12, 10:18 AM
question, isnt your engine gonna flex? clearing the bonnet by a bee's dick is cutting it a bit close isnt it?

07-09-12, 10:58 AM
Thanks Thomson

question, isnt your engine gonna flex? clearing the bonnet by a bee's dick is cutting it a bit close isnt it?
Haha the engine torque's the opposite way
Closes with the .8mm sheet metal cover ontop
If I have to scollop a section out of the reo I will.

07-09-12, 10:58 AM
lucky fit with the ITBs! What if you run shorter trumpets to make the box easier to design? When you weld the panels together, do you just do a series of tacks until you get a complete seam? Not actually running a bead of weld?

Just made a datto thread, post up! http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?47883-Datsuns-of-JDMST

07-09-12, 11:17 AM
lucky fit with the ITBs! What if you run shorter trumpets to make the box easier to design? When you weld the panels together, do you just do a series of tacks until you get a complete seam? Not actually running a bead of weld?

Just made a datto thread, post up! http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?47883-Datsuns-of-JDMST

Yep! If I can find shorter trumpets I'll get them
Otherwise scollop a section out of the bonnet reo
But weld it back in recessed.
As it's only the first one that is close
The rest are fine.
But it would help for the airbox clearance.
Tack tack tack sometimes a slight run depending on where it is.
Patience is the key to not buckling the surround area with the heat.
I just lurked and posted on the thread :p
Will make another airbox mockup tonight to make mounting points and such.
The plan is to leave the bottom of the cover open/have holes drilled in it so it's jusy virtually there to hide the exposed throttle bodies from five-oh. :)

07-09-12, 11:25 AM
How long do you wait between tacks to let it cool down enough? (sorry for the questions, just bought my first mig a few weeks back)

07-09-12, 11:52 AM
How long do you wait between tacks to let it cool down enough? (sorry for the questions, just bought my first mig a few weeks back)

Hey no harm in asking bud.
Gotta learn somehow.
Just practise on bits of scrap until you get your amps and wire speed right for the thickness of the steel.
And jusy rub your hand along the panel making sure it's not getting too hot (enough to warp)
Jusy spread the tacks out and you will be sweet
It's when people get lazy/rush and try to run a bead along that it gets too hot and turns to shit
Any questions you think I'd be able to answer jusy ask man
Always got time to help people willing to have a go themselves :$

07-09-12, 11:53 AM
fk autocorrect
Wtf is jusy

07-09-12, 12:08 PM
Loving this thread man, reminds me of my 1977 Accord project from years ago... pity i never got it finished... currently there is one in my town that the guy said he was intewrested to sell down the track... i wanna chuck in a CRX motor if I ever do it again

08-09-12, 07:30 PM
Loving this thread man, reminds me of my 1977 Accord project from years ago... pity i never got it finished... currently there is one in my town that the guy said he was intewrested to sell down the track... i wanna chuck in a CRX motor if I ever do it again

70'S shape cars <3

Friday Night:
Arrived half hour before dad
(Needed 2 people to start putting the rain gutter on to make life easier
also needed his air holepunch)
So i made a ghetto airbox/heatshield/policeman-cant-see-my-trumpets-device.
haha ticks all the box's
Will prob use it as a template for fiberglassing one up.

Okay moving on to the rain gutter.

Starting with the front windscreen section.
It has to be cut to the curve of the windscreen in order to fit.
^Marked with a black felt tip.
^Re-marked with tape
^Cut to shape
^Holes marked 60mm apart. then Punched out using an Air-Holepunch.
^Vice grips couldnt clamp it without using a drill bit to account for the rain gutter lip.
^Okay.. Lets weld this.
^plug welds done... ran into a problem with 2 holes at the start as the amps were too low and it didnt get a good penetration, which in order led to a weak weld.
Drilled the welds back out and re-done them.
^Ready for the next section.
^Rear cut to shape
^Holes punched
^Clamped up
^Plug welded
^Ready for the middle (Saturday)

^Grinded ready for some easy sand.
That was all for Friday night.

08-09-12, 07:44 PM
Had to go and vote :/
Arrived at shed around 10:30
Talked shit with a friend until about 11.
Jumped right back into the rain gutter.

Cut it to shape
^Clamped up test fit
^Taken off , holes punched
^Primed.. (Primed all 3 pieces.. just skipped the photos)
^welded (Plugged holes and but welded the join)
^Ready to spot weld
^Spotted. bottom view
^Spotted , top view

^Before Grinding
^After Grinding
^Done :)

Moving onto the drivers side sill.
^Spot weld drill , chisel and a hammer used to remove the spot welds and unpick the sill.
^Section cut out after spot welds were drilled..
I was extremely stoked that this side had not rotted away like the other. and only required a buzz back to be ready for rust convertor on the inside.
^Also cut a piece out at the front to ensure i could have a good look inside.. all was well. STOKED!! Hours and hours of work saved :)
^Time to Rust treat the inside
Now i could have stayed and finished the sill tonight.. But i have a party to attend..
So i will finish it Tomorrow (sunday)
Ciao :)

09-09-12, 01:11 AM
Fuck me dead.. I just read this whole thread from start to finish and I knew you did a fair bit of work yourself, but this last strip down and rebuild is absolutely awesome. Explains why you haven't been on FB :p

Can't wait to see it back on the road. I loved this this before (wasn't keen on the sticker bombed dash but glad you got rid of that shit lol )
And the new motor.. wicked shit..
Great work!! :D

09-09-12, 10:54 PM
Amazing dedication mate. Another old Datto to last another 40 yrs. also commenting to stay notified.

09-09-12, 11:17 PM
awesome stuff mate! I need to learn how to work with metal and buy a welder.

10-09-12, 11:50 PM
Fuck me dead.. I just read this whole thread from start to finish and I knew you did a fair bit of work yourself, but this last strip down and rebuild is absolutely awesome. Explains why you haven't been on FB :p

Can't wait to see it back on the road. I loved this this before (wasn't keen on the sticker bombed dash but glad you got rid of that shit lol )
And the new motor.. wicked shit..
Great work!! :D

Thanks brosef.

Sillbeer : Amazing dedication mate. Another old Datto to last another 40 yrs. also commenting to stay notified
Thanks buddy , hopefully lasts longer then me :)

mrpham : awesome stuff mate! I need to learn how to work with metal and buy a welder.
Easy stuff man , let me know when your serious about getting one , will explain different brands/what size is good for what you want etc :)

Monday night :
murrrfuggen drivers sill :)

Internal priming complete.
old Spot welds ground flush
^Recip saw to cut to size
(using same method as other side , overlap , clamp , cut both skins .. voila perfect fit.
^Raw all areas for easier spot welding (obviously prime with weld through primer ,... dont leave raw on anything internal , outside is fine as you can prime over the spot welds later)
^welded up..
Time for some spot welding
^all spotted up :)
^all scuff plate holes welded up .. as they are now in the wrong spot.. will redrill them with scuff plate on later)
^plug them holes up.
^front section made and welded in place..

How she sits tonight.

Until Tomorrow night :)

11-09-12, 06:45 PM
It's bonerific so far. Excelent metal work.

11-09-12, 09:37 PM

13-09-12, 11:27 PM
Cheers baaaws.

Started the task of sanding bits and pieces for paint.

Passenger quarter, sill and front support all finished ready for primer.
Hoping to finish drivers sill friday night and have the whole body under primer by sat
Which will leave.
2 gaurds , 2 doors, front apron..
Im currently sourcing 2 other genuine doors just to see which ones are easier to repair.
Hopefully pick them up on the weekend.

Engine bay.
ITB's Creating a Vacuum Point :
^Vacuum Block arrived from ebay.
This afternoon i went to pirtek and had a chat with the guy there (awesome staff at west gosford , highly recomend them :) )
Picked up
^Bought all the vacuum fittings to suit.
4 for ITB's
4 for Vacuum block
1 for Brake booster
1 for Fuel reg (yet to purcahse it of fuuark)
few metres of hose.

I then went to BWIP
Got myself a Tap to suit the fittings for the bodies.
and a new bit to suit.
^Test run on a piece of scrap to ensure it works.

^Showing the process.
(obviously masked off the injectors and cleaned them out with an air gun before and after tapping , then re-masked the whole thing up)

Now.. I still needed a Throttle cable mount and something to mount the vacuum block to..Hmm
^made a bracket. (still yet to drill hole for throttle cable)
^Example of how it will sit once bolted to the bracket.. Considering black hose.. blue is overkill IMO . and might face the nipples towards the motor,.. will have to see)

Until Tomorrow Night.

16-09-12, 06:51 PM
Body Under primer!
Stoked on life :)
^Etch Primer.

Picked up 2 complete spare doors on saturday.
Pretty ratshit condition.. not much better then mine.. so will repair both sets and sell a pair.

Setup the Vacuum Block to booster and itb's
(mock fitup , no sealent yet)
^Also made up throttle cable mount out of Ally , which acts as the mount for the throttle spring and also somewhere to mount the vacuum block from.
^Mocked up with brackets made from mild steel.. will re-make them later on.

16-09-12, 06:53 PM
Might steal your idea of vacuum block mounting. BTW, are you using MAP signal for your ECU?

16-09-12, 07:13 PM
Might steal your idea of vacuum block mounting. BTW, are you using MAP signal for your ECU?

No complaints here.
im here to test out what works and what doesnt.. barely any information about sr20 itb's.
Nah no MAP signal.. ecu is tuned of the TPS as my ecu has increments of 125 rpm. (most ecu's are 500 rpm increments)

16-09-12, 07:44 PM
Petta, you are god

17-09-12, 09:57 PM
Okies.. monday night.

The ratshit doors i bought.
(only benifit is they are complete , so spare glass and everything :) )

^Messing about mocking up bigger diameter blast pipes

Okayss. strut brace
oh it hits on the fuel rail..

Easy fix..
mark once, cut 50 times.... isnt that how it goes?
Yep , all good now.
Will respray it later down the track.

Grinded the remaining welds on the drivers sill..
will get started on a door tomorrow night I think :)

17-09-12, 10:52 PM
will it clear the bonnet? Also how much room did you leave, engine will move a bit under load. Man those quads look so good, I'm fiending for a set, one day. Car's really coming along now that it's in primer!

17-09-12, 11:04 PM
will it clear the bonnet? Also how much room did you leave, engine will move a bit under load. Man those quads look so good, I'm fiending for a set, one day. Car's really coming along now that it's in primer!

double posted myself :/

17-09-12, 11:05 PM
will it clear the bonnet? Also how much room did you leave, engine will move a bit under load. Man those quads look so good, I'm fiending for a set, one day. Car's really coming along now that it's in primer!

haha Dont know yet, havent checked... YOLO?
Not too fussed as i will be scolluping the bonnet reo for the trumpets anyway.
left 10mm clearence between brace and fuel rail/trumpets.
Yes! under primer makes all the difference.
until its under primer it looks unfinished.

18-09-12, 11:08 PM
^Bonnet shuts :P
But am going to heat up the reo and push it in a little even though the strut brace doesnt hit it or move.. just may aswell.

Comparing both doors... both are shit .. so i chose the original door from my car.
Only got to strip this far before it started pissing down rain.. with the car on stands.. i cant move it..
Will be able to put wheels back on and move it around once we do the front apron and set the doors.
Had to re-drill the holes for the kickpanel/scuff plate.

Still waiting on parts to arrive ...
Tick tock tick tock mr postman...

20-09-12, 12:08 AM
Progress had died in the arse this week.
Too many setbacks.
Drove all the way there.. forgot to bring the front apron and cluster .. dumb
Got an original un-cut cluster and AM radio to go in :) re-locating stereo to glovebox.
Ordered fuel pressure reg
May have a better condition passenger door to repair on the way. (fingers crossed)
Started to underbody coat.
after scuffing it all with scotchbrite (red) ...Wiping it throughly with thinners it was ready for primer.
^Primed it.
Underbody coated it.. (But forgot to take a picture haha
Will do more tomorrow night I hope.
Had 2 visitors tonight.. shit talk happened.. sold a set of extractors.. and then datsun talk happened.. not much got done.
Sorry car.

20-09-12, 12:13 AM

your alright hey