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Very cool build.  Those patch panels are coming out pretty spot on

Thank you!!! I still need to weld in some sheet metal for the drivers side rear inner fender. After that, other than redoing the floor pans and rust repair on the hood, she will be a rust free car. 

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Don't have any pictures to post but I got the drivers side rear inner fenders welded/sealed up. Still have to do the passenger side rear inner fender though. The other weekend I took her to hwy 129 (the dragon) for ZDayz and had a blast. It was a lot of fun seeing my car keep up with the newer 350z and 370z. I also discovered that the source of all my fueling problems was a bunch of crud in the tank. I dropped the tank this weekend and will be taking it to a radiator shop to get boiled out this week.

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I like the Datass printout! When do you reckon you'll be in a position to drive it around?

 

I drove the crap out of it on Saturday during ZDayz and had a blast. I dropped the tank off yesterday at the radiator shop to boil it out and seal it. I figure I should be able to pick it up early next week and get it back in that weekend.

 

My buddy is going to be making some more of the Datass emblems soon with a higher resolution printer (mine was printed super low rez as it was a prototype). ill talk to him to see if he wants to sell them.

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Hey i recognize that Z... and Tony haha, im the guy that bought ol'glory. 

 

 

Right on!!! I've been enjoying the pictures of ol' glory on the datsun facebook groups!!! Tony has been teaching me how to weld and do body work. 

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I drove the crap out of it on Saturday during ZDayz and had a blast. I dropped the tank off yesterday at the radiator shop to boil it out and seal it. I figure I should be able to pick it up early next week and get it back in that weekend.

 

My buddy is going to be making some more of the Datass emblems soon with a higher resolution printer (mine was printed super low rez as it was a prototype). ill talk to him to see if he wants to sell them.

 

I could be keen! Even just to stick up on my garage wall!

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more sheet metal repair. the picture with the black coating is the drivers side rear inner fender. The other pictures are from the passenger side. I got the sheet metal cut from the paper template but didn't have time to fold it/bend it and weld it in. Likely do that later this week. I'm hoping to get the gas tank back from the radiator shop this week too. 

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curious, you are tack welding, and sealing the seam? what sealer are you using? thanks.

 

Tack welds then seam sealer. 3M 08505 seam sealer is what I use but I am trying out a tube of 3M Dynatron 550 on those patches I put on the rear inner fender. It's about 1/2 the price and appears to be the same product

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man it has been a long time since i updated this thread. I have done quite a bit since then... i'll let the pictures do the talking. Still have to replace the passenger side floor pan. I'm a little irritated with myself though because I meant to hammer out the dents in the floor pan rail (Where someone previously had jacked the car up) before welding the pan in and I forgot to do it :(

 

 

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Well even more progress has been made.Decided to stick with the L28 but got a great deal on a rebuilt F54 block with N42 head that has had some work done to it. unsure what kind of work but the cam towers have been shimmed. I got a DatsunWorks crank trigger wheel, LS coils, and my buddy is in the process of machining the fuel rail. I was thinking about running MEga Squirt but decided to try out Speeduino for the ECU. Enjoy the pictures

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Here are some pictures of custom fuel rail, wiring harness, coil pack, FPR and fuel filter goodness!!!

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What I've got going on here is the coil packs, injectors, sensors...etc will have their own wiring harnesses that plug into the main harness so that if a few years down the road I want to do a motor swap or something else, I won't need to build an entire new harness. 

 

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Over a year since I have updated the build. Got her painted and now I'm trying to figure out materials for the interior. You can't see it in the pictures because it's under a port but there is a blue pearl mid coat. I'm posting a link to some video so you can see it in the sun.

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