The rusty panda

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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:50 pm

Eh I can always paint it green later if I want. But for now it's gonna be black. I'm almost ready for paint tho, I picked up some glazing and finished the last bit if filler. Now I just have to sand and prime then sand again haha
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:51 pm

Well today I got a bunch done on my truck. In the morning I sprayed the bottom of the hood, then I got to work puttin my new front wheel bearings on. Then after that was all buttoned up I took my old hood off so I could paint the hinges. Prepped and primered them. Then I flipped the hood over and sprayed the top of the hood, the wiper cowel, and the hinges it black. This paint takes awhile to dry so I'll be rockin no hood till Sunday.

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Rockin no hood
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The paint will dry flat black lol
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby izzo » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Looking good man. Surprised your hinges weren't all dicked up and rusted to hell/cancerous.

you missing a headlight trim ring? or is it not there on purpose?
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks dude, it's takin me forever but I guess it takes time to do stuff right. Haha the trim ring was epoxied on and fell off... I'll put it back on later lol. Actually they were a bit rusty but I sanded them down to some nice clean metal before primer.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:43 am

Got my new hood on! It still needs a little adjustment but I'm gonna wait till it hardens for a few days. Huge improvement tho!

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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:34 pm

Decided to put a few stickers on my window. Gonna stick to only a few well selected stickers. Not all I need is a white Nwd one to go over red banner made me do it :troll:

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Re: The rusty panda

Postby kylezone » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:40 pm

this is looking amazing! i cant wait to see it finished!
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby izzo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:49 am

:rofl: Looks good. Adam Johnson has the hook up on stickers!
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:35 pm

Thanks guys! I'm pretty happy soo far. I already asked adam about a white sticker but he thinks he's out of white for now lol
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:42 pm

I think I've got a white one if you want to pick it up.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:16 pm

Might have to take you up on that, I'll let you know when I'm thinking of heading up that way. It's about 25 miles each way for me lol
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby izzo » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:29 pm

:fry:

No updates in a while. And because of that, i am hoping to see a fuck ton of awesomeness in the next update with all this time you've not been posting on here you've must have been working on the truck.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:48 pm

Haha yep I'll have some updates soon. Work has been getting done for sure
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:20 pm

So I decided to update finally haha. I welded up all the mirror and trim holes in my new doors, then I used rust converter on the surface rust on then inside of the doors and washed them out. After that I coated the inside of the doors with sealer primer and sealed all the seams with seam sealer. I also did all the body work and prepped them for primer. I had allot of pictures but i had to get a new phone so they were lost. I took a break from the doors today and installed a new oil pan to replace my old holy one. Then I repainted and fitted a sway bar from an early 620 on the front end. 79's didn't come with sway bars unless they were setup as campers so it took some trial and error to get it right. I ended up getting the longest sway bar end links I could find so the sway bar would clear the tie rods. Haven't given it a test drive yet but it should be interesting haha

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New pan
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Sway bar epicness
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:51 am

Finally took it for a nice test drive on country roads today and I gotta say.... Freaking awesome! Between all the suspension stuff I replaced and the new sway bar this think is tight and flat in the corners. Oh lol also forgot when I last updated I also replaced all my tierods and got another alignment. Now to get the doors in primer

Soo worth it
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby 510freak » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:57 am

Keep up the good work,the fruits of your work are coming through very nicely
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:00 pm

:thumbs:
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby MicroMachinery » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:23 pm

Awesome work on the swaybar. Your truck looks 10x better in person; these pics do it no justice. Keep it up!
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:32 pm

Yay!

Knowing your driveway, maybe you should flip the direction of the endlink bolt...
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:01 pm

Thanks guys, hopefully I can get this thing finished soon so I can find another project haha

Yea the bolts should probably be flipped. They have 6 inches from the ground... Lol they are higher than my u bolts tho. Gotta get some 720 4x4 leafs so I can ditch the blocks

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