Rally Bluebird

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by mklotz70 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:07 am

Great build! Hopefully, now that I've posted, I'll get notified of updates :)
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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by K_trip » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:50 am

^ it's great to see you here Mike!

I sure can't complain, but work hours have been getting in the way of me working on my Datsun. Plus I got side tracked a little ... I found out that Mike is going to do another batch of Z'd lower control arms for king pin trucks again. His stuff is awesome, I have a few of his goodies on my 620. When I found out he was doing up another batch of LCA's - I dug up an extra set I had stashed for my 620, just for this purpose. I cleaned them up and bead blasted them, then shipped them to Mike.

Now I'm in the queue for a nice 2" drop on the front of my truck with this upgrade. I have a set of 720 4x4 rear springs that I scored a while back too. So even though work has taken a big chunk of time these days, I managed to get parts lined up for future projects. I won't lower my truck until I get this Bluebird back on the road - first things first! :D

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by izzo » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:52 am

Mike! Haha.

I was just watching your valves video yesterday on youtube
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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by mklotz70 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:45 pm

Thanks guys!

izzo....that's funny.....I was too. Someone posted a question about it so I ended up watching it again to understand what they were asking. LOL
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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by Charlie69 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:14 pm

Doing a great job on the repairs Looks like you missed driving it so you tossed a little dirt> LOL

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by K_trip » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:42 am

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I had a day off last Friday - with a break before the rains - so I checked out the wheels I picked up. I drove to the gas station, and the hardware store, while I had it out. This thing is a blast to drive, and it cracks everyone up with how small it it. It runs great, it just looks like a wreck ... but I'm working on it.

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The front wheel sticks out about a half inch beyond the fender ... I'm not sure that will work.

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The rear wheels are inside the wheel well by about a half inch, so that looks like it will fit.

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I really like the vintage look these wheels have, now I just have to figure out how to make them work.

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I still haven't swapped the radiator core support, that's the next big step to finishing this up. The drivers side is a little high in the front, I guess I got carried away pulling on it. You can see more gap between the bottom of the fender and the door, dead give away that things aren't lining up well. I want to knock that into place with the old core support before I cut it out. This was a good time to put the body back together and criticize my work so far ... much better to find problems now then after paint!

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by Taterhead » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:57 am

Sorry K-Trip, my sausage fingers gave you a thumbs down instead of the intended thumbs up.

"Looks like a wreck" my ass, it looks damn good to me. Those wheels are gonna look killer on there.

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by 510freak » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:58 am

Looking good K_Trip!

James, reset that for you :)
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by Taterhead » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:29 am

Thank ye sir.

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by K_trip » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:09 am

I told myself I wasn't going to drive it much before getting painted, and I just keep telling myself that (over and over).

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Since it was my turn to help with the epic Datsun journey, I felt that was good reason to take it out again!

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Check it out -> http://nwdatsuns.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1023

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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by 510freak » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:32 pm

We are glad you did take her out K_trip!
Looks great man
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Re: Rally Bluebird

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Post by K_trip » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:36 am

I still haven't torn it down to swap the core support, not much has changed.

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I just wanted to post a group shot of my Datsun fleet at the start of summer 2015

510 -> http://nwdatsuns.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1232
620 -> http://nwdatsuns.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=810

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