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1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build


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So yesterday

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Shot some white basecoat

There was still a little trash in the paint. No idea where it's coming from. So I worked those areas with a little 600 grit and then degreased again and tacked the car

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Yes, mask was good but prefilters are shot now. I really should have had the Tyvek suit on to protect from skin absorption but I wasn't expecting the intake fan to dead head like that

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Well Charles, you can tick that off the list. A very but tick at that indeed. The end job looks great. Must feel fantastic seeing it finally paint after all the issues earlier this year. Cheers.gif

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Yes, it is good progress.  The earlier mess added about 40 hrs of work but the car was still pretty straight. A little more work on the chassis and some reassembly can start. 🙂

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So I did some rework on the car. The brown specks were pretty wide spread and very deep in the clear. I tried to sand them out but that made large dimples in the clear,

So I had to redo the job

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You can see some of the dimpling in the glare of the light

I also didn't like the joints in the door jambs so I added some more seam sealer there.

Mask the joints off

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Run some seam sealer with a caulk gun

 

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Use a little lacquer thinner to smooth it down

 

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Then I masked off the problem areas and shot some high build primer

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Started blocking. You can still see the low spots

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So I have starting looking for some exterior parts. Tail light strips seem to be available, but early car Quarter badges seem to be scarce. Also one listing I saw suggested they were handed. Is that correct? I need to look around and see if I have any here...

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So I found a few badges...

2 of the "Datsun" emblems are metal one is plastic. One of the qtr panel emblems is pretty badly corroded. I do have a set of L&R, although I can't figure out why the early emblems are handed. The later emblems have slots for air towards the rear so that makes sense for handing. They really need rechroming.

Has any one found a vendor for restoring these emblems?

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