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#101 bonvo

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:37 AM

just goes to show that just because the paint is dull doesnt mean its done for a few hours work and aside from the deep scratches and rust spots the paint looks brand new

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

did some more little stuff today like breath new life into the old emblems
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also gave the c channel bumper some paint
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

Lovin it!!!:brow: Your wagon looks great!!!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:40 PM

im going to reveal a project for this thing that will make my summer alot of fun im making up a general idea tomorrow

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:22 PM

i love to go camping so i present to you my little project for the summer the wag tent!
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i plan to start making this when i have cash this summer

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

Very cool!

I have thought about the same thing. Right now Im using a custon sleeping platform for mine. Its a bit snug, but one huge benefit it the massive cargo stowage potential.

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Its even color matched to the interior, so its not so obvious, even without window tint. :headbang:

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

i like that set up it wouldnt work in my wagon its about 5 inches shorter then yours lol hence the tent sticking out past the bumper so i have leg room

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:42 AM

i love to go camping so i present to you my little project for the summer the wag tent!
i plan to start making this when i have cash this summer


Cool bonvo! Here are some examples of the Tailender tent which was available in the late 1970s from Subaru Oz for $333.10 :eek:

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:00 AM

that is just bad rump roast im not gonna go that far with it but its nice to know that im not the first to think of something like that lol

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

today i rebuilt the front calapers to get rid of my leak and ill say this having the hand brake work the front calapers makes taking them apart and puting them together a ***************

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painted and reinstalled

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

Rock on bonvo :headbang: Just read the entire thread. To me, this is what being a car guy is all about, making the most of what you've got. While full on restorations are certainly cool, what you are doing here is within reach of just about anyone. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

if you like this you should read my datsun build it is a long read but a good read
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:13 AM

Thanks for the thread and all the great pictures. I'm getting a '78 wagon tomorrow and it's a bit on the rusty side. Looking at all the work and joy that you're putting into this wagon is thrilling as I think of what I'll be doing with mine here very soon. Keep it coming, I'm loving it.:headbang:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

Yeah just read through it myself and great work!. I wonder how hard it would be to pop the hatch panel off and try to smooth out that one big dent a bit, otherwise it looks pretty amazing. I wish my brat was in half as good a shape.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:07 AM

wouldnt be to difficult really just remove rear wiper motor and push lol thanks for the comments guys getting ready to take the insurance off of this and put it on the datsun for some fun summer driving

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

well its been a while since i posted but here we go took drove the datsun for most of the summer and took it to canby oregon for an all datsun show and won 1st place in the datsun "other" catagory
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then after i got back the motor started for the last time less then 60 psi of compression isnt gonna cut it so i started driving the subi again

today i gave her a nice bath tomorrow im going to pull the carb and clean it AGAIN and check for vacuum leaks as well as detail the interior

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

Time for an SR20 swap!

Such an awesome car, I hope you get em both up and running without much trouble.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:20 PM

im torn between the sr20 and the vg30 for the datto both have there advantages and disadvantages.

the subi is just fonna take an afternoon worth of work nothing major but this is the third time i have had to take it apart and clean it out i need a weber adapter so i can throw my good carb on it lol

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:39 PM

Eh! Idk about the VG, I would go RB before a VG. But I figure the SR,s are cheap, lighter weight, and be and easy fit.

Have you put one of those micro filters inline to the carb yet? I put one of those cheap Mr.gasket ones on mine and I didn't have to take the carb apart after everytime I put gas I'm the tank anymore. The stock filters just don't seem to cut it.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:44 AM

an rb is to long and wont fit in the bay. im considering the vg30 because i have a hard time justifying an engine swap without more cylinders, plus the wide range of induction setups i can get for it.

as for the micro filter no i havnt i was going to install another stock filter after the pump but im liking that idea more

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:08 AM

Rb,s are a bit long, but so much easier to work on than a VG.

Here you can kinda see where I put my filter in after the pump.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:31 PM

thats where i was looking to put mine lol

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

well messed with the timing and carb settings more. got it set up alot better its alot easier to drive now

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

well i got in it one day and it wouldnt start at all pump the gas no squirt fromt eh accel pump.....************ so i pulled the carb off and ordered another kit this time i spent the 10 extra bucks for the good one and it came with all kinds of parts to replace that the other one didnt and good instructions!! this time it sat in the chem dip for 10 days compressed air and fine wires were used to make sure every last freaking passage was clear. team that with the 2 filters and the soon to come tank cleaning and hopfully i wont be rebuilding it again in 6 months

i just want to say thank you to the hitachi company for creating the most over complicated 2 bbl carberator in freaking existance

hi idle cams in the choke housing ran by linkage? seriously come on guys
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the choke has 2 vacuum diaphrams that control it as well as the the bimetal spring AND the high idle cams so many extra parts to control the simple basics as soon as i have a little more cash im rejetting the weber i have on the datto and putting it on this such a simpler design

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

carb is rebuilt and on the car ...... HORY SHET the damn thing IDLES! it hasnt done that in months!




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