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1974 KHGC110 240K - my new project!

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O.K so here it is, my new car

(well, it was new in 1974 LOL)

Datsun 240K

Came off the road and has been in storage since 2002, gave her a hose off today, did the once over on the engine bay too...looks great (but forgot a pic...)

Here are some pics.

Bummed about the Auto trans, Oh and the pop up sunroof, but Hey! it is a 70's car!!

Interior is next to clean, needs new carpet then do the work for the roadworthy cert...

Needs some minor rust repairs around the rear screen, and lower 1/4's but should pass o.k with a touch up and blow over of colour for now..

hope you like.

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Thanks fellas. Pretty excited actually.

Will get more pics in the sunshine once she's had a buff and an interior clean up

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Was thinking of swapping the stock steelies and caps from my 260C on to this...

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Then get a red line around the tyre..

rekon it would look o.k?

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HA! Nice car...

I sold this car about 5 years or so ago now.

I fitted those rims/tyres and electronic distributor. Still got the pics in my old phone! :)

I bought it from a guy in Lynbrook whose mother had it for years!

Drove quite well too, not bad at all, from memory body was very straight and interior very good too.

Well done, PM me if you're interested in catching up, I'm in Cranbourne.

Small world indeed...!

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LOL!!

Nice one.

Yes, imagine my surprise when I pulled off the dizzy cap after washing the engine bay, I was happy with that!

hope you didn't do the dodgy bog repairs?? LOL

Would love to catch up when she's on the road.

Adam

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Torker man, nice find, good luck with your roady, Would also like to catch-up, It would be nice to see another K on the road, where abouts are you located?

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too easy, we'll have to do Sky high run some day.

Mt Dandy tourist road can be a great drive i you crack it for a light traffic day!

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Vic has always had a big Datto following.

I remember back in like 1990 - 1991 when I was first starting to drive, there was already a healthy Datto following, lots of modded J tin around then!

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Getting some bits together for the KHGC, got carbs, and some body kit pieces from a couple of good blokes here in this forum!!

Cheers! :)

And today I ordered my new number plates.

I like the vic roads 3 x 3 plates, they have that old school look that I was after, and as luck would have it the combo I wanted was available, so I ordered them!

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Now I know that the chasis number goes KHGC110, but was limited to 3 letters 3 numbers.

...and besides KHG-110 looked better that HGC-110.

Not bad at $295 when everyday slimline plates are $68 or some $^!#!

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Hey Tokerman, I was flicking through your pics again when I noticed that you bought the car from Evan, I originally bought my car off Evan as well. My coupe was originally stripped of glass, doors, chrome, engine and gearbox to complete your car....hope all that came with your buy, good luck......Kid-k

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Hey Tokerman, I was flicking through your pics again when I noticed that you bought the car from Evan, I originally bought my car off Evan as well. My coupe was originally stripped of glass, doors, chrome, engine and gearbox to complete your car....hope all that came with your buy, good luck......Kid-k

ha ha, yes it did mate, doors, g/box, pedal box, console, rear 1/4 windows etc..

How does yours look now??

Have you known Ev for long??

Adam

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Hey torkerman, nice buy. Do you have any larger pics of the 110 in your profile pic?

Got the pic off JDM ledgends, it was a give away car from the US.

hope this attachment works??

Its fooking cool as though!!!!

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Hi, Know Evan for awhile, he does deliveries for the Hot Rod place next to our factory, that's how we found my coupe. He saw the sedan outside one day and told us that he a K in storage that was going to the crusher if nobody wanted...but as you know it was striped of all the good parts and the front end panels where all damaged as well...$350............. I think it came out OK!

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Hey Kid K, PM me your mobile number, I got my coupe on the road (laughable when compared to yours though!), my kids & I would love to see your beast in the flesh sometime! Cheers

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O.K, a couple of pics..

I restored all the badge work off the car.

They were all faded and the remaining paintwork inside the badges was cracked and shitty, so gave them a once over.

the large "240K GL" badge is usually a grey surround with white letters, but I went for black with White and Red letters.

I used some anno paint in Red for the small GL ones, and it looks pretty standard, and hit the smaller 'Datsun' one from the bootlid with the anno paint over the crhome letters, and after I had re done the black.

Happy with them for now

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Guest Flauski

what is the colour you used for around the "Datsun" badges? Did you match it to the original? I am trying to sort a colour for my rear tail light panel

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I used 'Metal Amour' Satin Black, Its a no primer needed Epoxy satin black. if you use std matt or satin black it will come off pretty easy, but the epoxy stuff seems to hang in there pretty well. I couldn't match theOG ones as all the paint had faded/washed off.

Wiped the badge over with Metho, let dry, then a few good coats of black, then carefully wipe off the raised areas with a rag moistened with metho.

DON'T USE THINNERS!! these are plastic and the thinneds with remove the chrome finish too!

Am going to do my Grill this same colour, leaving the chrome highlights around the 2 grille openings and around the lights too.

For the rear panel, I will look for a satin finish in a dark grey, black would be too much I think, BUT I will remove it and soak it in wd 40 for a day or too, this may bring the colour back enough for me not to have to paint it...and I will give the rear 240K GL badge the same finish as the front.

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