The "Retired" 510

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby wayno » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 pm

DRIVEN wrote:Take your time with recovery. We don't all have Wayno's ability to defy nature and science.



I am not really sure what you mean by this statement and maybe I don't want to know, but I am defying nothing, I have side effects from carpel tunnel to this day, the night before last night both my hands went numb from using them too much the day before, but I just shake them and the feeling comes back and I go back to sleep, the blood flow is not interrupted as I am not waking up in pain like I did when I first got carpel tunnel.
I didn't have surgery or anything else for that matter as I didn't have any permanent nerve damage or loss of use, at least that is what the state of Oregon told me, but I have lived with hand numbness for 25 years off and on, more off the last several years as I don't work as hard anymore, and I figured out how to do things different so it didn't cause issues at night, like I do not hold the trigger on the pressure washer wand with my hands, I have bolts on little bungees that go in the trigger and hold it open for me, to shut it off I just flick my finger across the bolt and it falls out or if I am losing my balance I just drop the wand and when it hits anything the bolt falls out and it quits spraying, that bolt is the only reason I can still do this job, every wand I use has it's own bolt with a bungee, I learned that trick real fast/a long time ago.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:13 am

Seems to me you were on a self- customized recovery for the heart thing too. :D
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:39 am

Some light duty things getting done

Missing teeth here
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Got those replaced

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Which means the drums are on and the brakes are DONE

Pretty well masked and sanded up, just ordered my epoxy primer in white.

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That glass is just gonna have to come out I'm realizing. Also ordered a couple tires so I can set the car on the wheel dollies. But this weekend I should be picking up a slotted crossmember so that'll be going in first.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 am

Sweet!
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:47 am

Forgot all about fixing the taillight harness up. The reverse light socket has been broken on every harness I've seen

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And I got this taillight trim I bought. Got the paint all stripped off and found that the it needs a re-chrome. At least all the studs are attached, and no rust-through.



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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:21 pm

Finished the wheel well undercoating. Started a year ago, but its much easier with no wheels/struts in the way. Sanded the paint and surface rust off the frame rails first of course.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:42 am

If you need any help with the windows, I have installed the windshield on my wagon about 3 times, and the cargo windows once.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:06 am

That would be cool, but aren't you working nights? Living in Newberg, I'm actually close to some of my friends again. On that note, at least three of them work with you. Lol

I'm seriously considering replacing the windshield when I pull it out this time. Just so much pitting, haze, chips, and general ugly. Plus a new windshield will go great with a fresh paint job. And on that note, I'm hoping to finish up paint and body by the end of the year.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:32 pm

Which ones work with me?

Yea I am...
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby HRH » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:17 pm

Nice work! Makes me wish I still had my 510. Love my Maxima, but I do miss the orange 4 door hooligan mobile.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:58 pm

Pulled the trailing arms to get started on replacing the bushings. Slapped the crusty drums on them so the new ones don't get damaged. About ready to drop the rear crossmember/diff.
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Bolted tires on the front, getting ready to rest them on dollies. Need to sweep well first though.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:51 pm

Drove up to Seattle today, brought back a trunk full of Datsun. Rocker panels, strut tower tops, and a rear crossmember. The rockers are still questionable, will have to clean them up to see what's up.
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Stopped by harbor freight on the way back and grabbed one of these. No more bench pressing transmissions. Mainly got it cause even if I wanted to I couldn't press the rear end with my currently bum arm/hand.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:27 pm

:thumbs:
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:41 pm

Gotta love forgetting a step. Entire rear end is unbolted, but I can't get it out from under the car until I disconnect the driveline. Haha, fml.

So that rear crossmember I got yesterday is sand blasted and needs a finish to keep it protected. You guys have any idea's, besides powder coat? (unless someone wants to go in with me and have a bunch of stuff coated, jacob?). I see people using POR15 on suspension parts, but how durable is it?
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:58 pm

I think I have changed my mind to just using Automotive paint.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:41 pm

As in, all out? primer, base, and clear?

It would be real cool to be able to powder coat at home...
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:06 pm

I like using engine paint. It's pretty tough.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:11 pm

Got it out. See that round thing to the right of the crossmember? It's about 1/16" thick soft rubber, That's all that was preventing it from rubbing the body, and it wasn't really doing that.

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Had to cut my exhaust where it exits the crossmember. It's kinda funny, give the exhaust man a clean slate to build on and he still makes the exhaust sit 2" lower than the crossmembers. And it's all welded, so you have to cut it to service many things. That Newberg exhaust shop is blacklisted in my book.

I was leaning that way, Driven. High temp caliper/engine paint is pretty tough. I'll likely treat all these suspension parts to some fresh paint. Of course I noticed a torn axle boot, so I'll fix that too. Haha


EDIT: it's not funny, not even a little. I paid $200+ for this exhaust.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:14 pm

Powder is cool, but it doesnt like certain chemicals. Paint is a lot more hardy in that regard. And you can touch up paint, but not really powder.

Im not sure if I would do single stage or not though. Seems excessive to do clear on parts that never get seen.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:16 pm

For anything like exhaust, The Red Door Meet page is the place to ask. They are all lowered cars who want cheap prices and decent work. I know that doesnt work, but there are a few shops around that do halfway decent work without breaking the bank.

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