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Why would you ship that from America? A 2+2 story

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#21 Villeman



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:57 AM

Testprint is ready, dipped in acetone and sandblasted, final ones will get painted flat black and have the Datsun Logo, This is the standin for fitment...



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what looks porous is actually just resolidified dust from sanding it before dipping, didn´t get everything off. Compared measures with original one, should be 100% fit. Can also get the finish glossy but I would like to go more to the OEM look (textured).


Edited by Villeman, 13 September 2016 - 04:01 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:30 AM

Update time: Got finally around to assemble the engine....like 4 times. Quite a steep learning curve but fun till the end. The citroen engine we have is like 100% opposite of what you can get in an engine :) Finally got everything together and assembled. Also picked up the splash pan and original (rubber!) euro spec Airdam, looking good so far. Much to the joy of my father (who can weld a new car around a license plate) we found that one dogleg will need to be replaced.


ps: does somebody know how the front splash guard in the wheelhouses look like? I only have the rear ones left.


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to this:
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what I now realise, no emissions liners are installed. 12/75 N42/N42 combination from California with emissions equipment present

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:21 AM

Looking good. The front inner fenders are 3 piece, 4 if you count the little rubber mud flap.
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I'll pull out the ones I have and see if I have complete sets.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:33 AM

guess I will have them made out of metal if thats possible.... Its a bit large for 3D printing ;)


I really need that parts car....... well, not need but really really want ^^




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paint...done.....and a fourth time assembled (Piston pins set wrongly on 3 pistons........) and as luck has it there was a bend piston ring that we found while fixing it. The inlet manifold found its way to my desk as bad weather project for evenings. Does anybody know wether or not an Ikea desk supports a vice ? ;)

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:08 AM

Got around to some more work, still stunning good substance, inside of doors are pristine, no rust at all. Had to organise my stuff a bit more...


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and took off the front axle. Just replacing the bushings, ball joints are firm and steering rack looks good.

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we decided to still ice-blast everything and do the restauration properly ;)


also, single carb manifold for the L28, in case people are discussing that Nissan didn´t make them :)

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Posted A week ago

Well, I can finally answer the question. I got a parts car that looked , well maybe okay


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but actually looked like this .... just for comparison, and i don ´t regret for 1 second to have gotten a 2+2 from cali :)


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I also have a new hubcap, and it actually fits, just have to paint it.


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back to my car, front and rear axle are removed and look great, no play anywhere (I still struggle to believe 55k is real, but it is)
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the rest of the car is coming along nicely. We managed to find some rust
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and I can strongly recommend a wheel from england (Forumla GT Speedwell)  EDIT: Its a "Personal" wheel, but it was marketed as Formula sometimes. Fits the Datsun hub and is 15" iirc
looks great but might be a bit too large



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