The rusty panda

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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:58 pm

Cutoff wheel.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:01 pm

Thought about that but I might wanna add a couple more washers first
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Soo I buckled down and got the doors done this week. I did the body work, layed down high build primer, sanded, did more busy work, sanded, primered again, and then did a final sand before paint lol. I did the insides and jams last night and today I flipped them over and did the shells. Looks like a little dust might have landed tho... I'll see how it dries. I'm not too worries tho.

Next up will be window tint and re pining the hinges. I'm nervous about doing the side window tint cause it's hard to get perfect edges and on the sides it matters... Plus hard to keep from trapping dust. Tint scares me lol but it looks soo good

In primer
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The insides
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The shells
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Spoona_Jay21 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:51 pm

Looks good man! Crazy too see the transformation this truck has made!
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby wayno » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:54 pm

This is coming along nicely. :thumbs:
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Draynor » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:47 am

Looking good Josh! Motivating me to paint again :fu:
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Ni10 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:24 am

620 is going to pop in the sunlight. :thumbs:
DRIVEN » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 am wrote:Datsuns don't break down. They just get unscheduled upgrades.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Thanks guys, it's been countless hours of work and allot of learning lol

Today I replaced my carrier bearing because the old one was shot. Turns out the bolt on the drive shaft is damn hard to get off so I ended up buying an impact to finish it. But I wanted one anyways lol. Got it all replaced and bolted together. Still have a phantom vibration tho... Gonna get the tire balance checked again

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Old shot bearing
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New toy
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New one installed
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:20 pm

Well I got my doors installed!!! Still need little adjustments but they look amazing. It took me 3 boxes of tint before I was happy wit the tint on the side windows haha that is hard to do perfectly. I also looked into rebuilding the hinges but they are way different that 510 hinges so I haven't figued it out yet. But they actually don't sag so I might just leave them.

Tint makes me angry lol
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Bingo!
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Installed and amazing
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby MicroMachinery » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:39 pm

Looking great, man. Your hard work is certainly paying off.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby draker » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:56 pm

Great job man! That looks really nice!
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Jester » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:38 pm

Dang! That was a lot of reading. Nice job so far. I know the kind of time it takes to make this happen. It is really starting to show and will soon pay off when it's all done. I was kinda bummed when I got to page 12 and you hadn't painted the bed yet. hahaha I wanna see it now!

Keep up the good work.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:19 pm

Thanks guys lol the doors shut effortlessly now. Soo worth all the work

And yea lol I planned on havin the whole truck painted by the end of the summer but I got all OCD about body work and took forever. Beds gonna have to wait for warmer weather tho. Plus I'm moving this month so I gotta pack my stuff up for now.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:45 pm

Well you took the right approach. No rushing body work. I have yet to see it in person, but the pictures make it look good.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:27 pm

Thanks dude, it's not perfect but I like it. I'll have to bring it out to Beaverton soon
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Spoona_Jay21 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:59 pm

love the progress on this truck man. maybe i missed it but, do you plan on keeping the slots once it is repainted completely?
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:29 am

Thanks dude, and yep I love slots. They're a staggered set with a matching spare, 5.5" in the front and 7" in the rear. Planning on giving them a polish tho. I just love oldschool mags lol
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Now that I have the front of the truck all painted and nice I'm starting to think about getting studded tires for the winter... I'd be beyond depressed if it went off the road.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Eagle_Adam » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:01 pm

I also vote for more traction....


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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:09 pm

Already got a line on some studs lol ugly but they'll grip

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