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Ok had a peek under the old girl. Looks really clean. A few dents from a country life but no rust!!!

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Looks like I'll only need to change a few rubber boots/seals and a general tidy up for roadworthy. I might change the flex brake lines though as they look a bit old.

On a plus note it's got the better brake option of the sumitomo twin piston calipers which is nice. I think these can be modded to take a vented disc later on

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Even the discs and pads are fairly new. The rear drums seem ok but the hand brake is sticking so I'll look into that. I have some finned drum covers for the back too.

Best get moving, November 1 is approaching !

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Not much progress as I've been really crook.

Managed to crawl outside for a couple of hours and got stuck in

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Took the complete read end apart and re cleaned it (I was lazy first time).

Polished the lenses of the tail lights using novus plastic polish. That stuff it amazing!!!

I wet sanded the tail light panel with 1200 and then polished the whole thing inc chrome with various products. The paintwork is quite sad so I think this may be as good as it gets without being resprayed.

I treated the bar as best as I could then polished, but that too needs to be rechromed.

At the moment I want this car to be a survivor car, not restored so I'll do what I can to keep her ticking along.

The only exception is some rims and a tad lower. I'm buying these off a mates car so they should look great. The price was one that I couldn't refuse.

Mates Yonmeri

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The wheels are by Black Racing in Japan. They're full alloy and 15x6.5j +40 so the fit is about right. His car hasn't been modded track wise so they'll go fine.

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I have new front shocks on order and a new one piece carpet on the way too.

Just need to kick this damn flu!!!

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  • 2 weeks later...

I never intended to buy a 4 door but it is really growing on me now.

I've been getting stuck into the front brakes and grill area when I bumped the car and dust came out of from under the passenger guard. This guard needs repairs, so the dust was a worry. I pulled the guard and found this.

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Now I was scared!!!!! I got in there expecting the worst, waiting to see the Swiss cheese

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So very lucky!!! I'll clean and treat that and all good!

This is how much dirt came out. 3tonne stand as a size reference

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So I tapped on the drivers side and got this

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Here we go again........

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Very lucky. Glad I checked now and not later on.

Also carpet arrived. Is about to go into the car

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Seems like things are finally falling into place

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An absolutely MASSIVE day today!

Got stuck in with dad and got a bit done. This car was a country car and it showed.

So the underside of the car was wire brushed and cleaned and using compressed air the crap was blown out. It was incredible

About a 1/4 of the way in

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From this...

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To this!!!!

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All this dust came from the RH side of the crossmember alone! A bent coat hanger was used to pull it out and a vacuum and air compressor helped!

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Found time to replace the broken aerial with a aftermarket one which needed modding

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And managed to choose, repair and clean two seats. Replace the glovebox and reroute some wiring to basically finish the interior. I'll get the bases redone soon hopefully. Black wool covers will work for the moment.

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On top of all that rebuilt the back drums by stealing from my KHGC110 coupe (which is getting rear disc conversion) and bled the brakes.

I'm stuffed !!!!!

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  • 3 weeks later...

Been a little while since last update, but have been busy.

I got the Yon back onto her wheels after address the brakes and changing the rear shoes. I wheeled her outside so I could finish treating the rust under the guards and then get cracking with painting, as there is less than a month till the event i'm trying to be ready for, the Skyline Nationals.

I got stuck into more cleaning under the car while I was at it. The end result is a massive improvement, but I will bare metal the car in a few years.

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I also got stuck into the actual guards, the passenger side guard on the car is sadly in need of repairs which I don't have time to do but I do have a spare. Its GREEN!!! that won't do at all.

I wire wheeled and treated the guards and then painted them black to seal them.

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Then I set about treating the boot while I waited.

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I got some original factory Datsun 169M colour made up in pressure pack rattle cans for the guards, so tried it here in the boot first

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The black undercoat made it a bit silver-ish.

So back to the green guard, time to undercoat and then top and clear coats.

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I'm VERY happy how that turned out considering its the first time I've painted car panels AND it was a spray can job!!

I also messed around with the grill too.

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So here is how she is right now. A few little things left to do, but I\m so much closer than I was a week ago. Thanks for reading and for the encouragement so far!

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