Waynos 1966 datsun 520 ute

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Re: Waynos 1966 datsun 520 ute

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Post by wayno » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Thanks for the link, they just make pre-made existing model sizes.
There is nothing on CL that I will inquire about today.
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Post by Laecaon » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:46 pm

I said that...

But its all just basic aluminum channel with aluminum sided foam for the panels. Would be relatively easy to make.

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Post by wayno » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:41 pm

It looks so much better with the new to me inner fenders that I don't care as much about hiding it now.
I would like something that kept it dry inside, that is why I mentioned a wagon top, but that is just another major project.
Since the weather got better I have not even drove this truck, I would rather drive the 521 kingcab, but I always had it covered because the windshield gasket leaks, need to fix that issue while it is dry outside.

Yes I know you mentioned that about the covers, I was just more or less being clear about why I was not chasing that, they are kinda expensive also, but I would not have an issue with that if I could order it by size.
My box inner dimensions are 69"L X 53"W, but I want the cover to be 72"L X 56"W, the reason is to try and keep the rain/water out of the inside of the box instead of it just sitting inside under the cover rusting everything.
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Post by wayno » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm

This ebay seller in Thailand is using a photo of my primed 520 ute to sell his bumperettes.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-STEE ... 2773365783
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Post by Taterhead » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:48 am

Email him for your royalty check

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 am

wayno wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm
This ebay seller in Thailand is using a photo of my primed 520 ute to sell his bumperettes.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-STEE ... 2773365783
And the 521 has no rear bumper. That's advertising genius.
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Post by wayno » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:22 am

What is funny is that the bumperettes on my 520 are OEM, they are not aftermarket parts.
I guess lots of people use random photos off the internet to sell their stuff, seems like they should be taking photos of their installed parts though.
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Post by Laecaon » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:37 pm

Rotary510 had his car on a website and ebay for so long for the Carbon Flares.

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Post by wayno » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:26 pm

I drove this truck the other day and made a terrible noise, it was the inner wall of the fender wells I added as that area was not attached to anything so it vibrated against the box bed where it was touching, it was very loud at certain RPMs.
So today I ran some errands and picked up some seam sealer and a 5 foot piece of 1 inch 90 degree angle iron, both pieces were 29 inches so I had 2 inches of scrap.
I screwed the 29" pieces on to the bed and put the inner fender sections over them after seam sealing them which I am not very good at, but it will keep the water from getting in from the top, but it does nothing about the water getting in from the bottom.
It took longer than I thought it would and it didn't get done the way I planned, I had to weld nuts on the back side of the angle iron, I wanted to do the same thing I did all around the rest of it but there was not room on the side because of the corrugated bed.

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These last 2 photos are of the side where the small screws are with the nut on the back side holding them in, as I said I am not very good with seam sealer, I did way better on the other side but still got the sealer on the screws, I don't care because I will likely never remove then again.

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I can always clean it up after the seam sealer dries, I still need to use POR15 on the rest of the bed like I did the sides, then I need to make the tailgate inside look better.
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Post by wayno » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:23 pm

I test drove this today, no more noise caused by the fender well extensions, all is good again. :)
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Post by wayno » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 pm

Today I pressure washed the bed of the truck with my rotating head tip which will take everything down to the bone by the second pass over the body, I had to go to the doctors once when it went thru my shoe into my foot, I went in to the doctor because I was afraid I had shoe in my foot.
Anyway once it dried I covered the inner fenders and bed floor with POR15, I just barely had enough POR15 to cover everything.

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It really needs to be painted now or covered with something the same color.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:05 pm

Looks great!
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Re: Waynos 1966 datsun 520 ute

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:51 pm

Looking damn good Wayno. I like it

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