The "Retired" 510

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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by noflers » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:17 pm

There will be pics, I just don't have anything new to show.... Yet.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:05 pm

Congrats on being sober

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Post by noflers » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:07 pm

1 and 2 done, much more runny that the last coat. Tomorrow I shall continue...






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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by noflers » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:57 pm

Well I said Eff it, and drug everything outside. I never said I was a pro at this. Lol. The new owner will be getting paint this year, the epoxy is just to keep it safe until then.

So I guess 3 and 4 switched places...

I'll give the panels a couple days to cure (covered), before I fit them.

That'll give me some time to figure out this MAF issue. Didn't I already did this, Wtf?

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:43 pm

Are you suuuure you don't want to just keep it?
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Post by noflers » Wed May 01, 2019 10:37 am

No, I'm not sure. Hahaha
I really wish I could.

I'm getting ready to move back up North to Bellingham. I'm downsizing a ton...

The panels definitely dont look as good as they could. Very runny on the first two doors I painted. They almost look like they had a munch of grease on them. But they were cleaned thoroughly with was and grease remover, so.... maybe grease in the gun? Idk. I'm gonna spray another coat here in a bit. I didn't clean the gun when I was done yesterday, so hopefully it's still usable after I run a bunch of lacquer thinner through it.

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Post by noflers » Thu May 02, 2019 8:47 pm

Solid hood alignment. Lmao

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Had my good buddy Christian helping me mount the doors. Jesus, I swear everything is more difficult this time around.

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Post by Laecaon » Thu May 02, 2019 10:50 pm

I work with you good buddy Christian.

I dont know how I hung the doors on my car by myself. I think I just latched them in, and then got the bolts started from the inside.

The hood makes it look like you are a ricer trying to "vent" the back of your engine bay.

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Post by noflers » Thu May 02, 2019 11:36 pm

I did hang the replacement driver door on my own a while back, with the fender off and the latch latched it's not too bad.

Bahahahaha. Just a couple bolts will fix it ;)

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Post by Indy510 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:11 pm

I think the "proper" way to align doors is to remove the latch catcher on the pillar and use shims on the bottom of the door till everything lines up. It's not impossible by yourself, now that they are hung already.

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Post by noflers » Fri May 03, 2019 10:43 pm

Late night loose ends in the engine bay...

Haven't even got to the interior yet.




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Post by DRIVEN » Sat May 04, 2019 4:21 am

Good progress
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Post by noflers » Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 pm

Arggghhhh! Still with the MAF...

It's official, I'm making a separate MAF loom with a plug connection at either end 😔

Besides that I got all the glass in and tied up some loose ends today. I have like 18 hours to make it presentable.




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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by Taterhead » Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm

18 hours later…



Looks pretty damn presentable now.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by noflers » Sun May 12, 2019 7:45 am

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Post by Laecaon » Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 am

Bye!

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Post by Indy510 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:53 am

Sad day. I hope you got your asking price.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun May 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Here's hoping the new owner gets it on the road and enjoys it. That's what they're for.
And good luck to you with your future endeavors.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by noflers » Sat May 18, 2019 7:49 am

He's already out there on the streets with it.

I got close enough to asking so I'm good with it.

I'll have another 510 one day. It's the first car I remember helping my dad fix. I specifically remember going to the auto parts store for a thermostat (that was hard to find for some reason?)

Btw, that was a 100% restoration, including engine and trans rebuild, interior, and beautiful paint. '70 2 door coupe, sold to my grandpa in 1998 for $5,000. I'd sell both my feet for that deal today.

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