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My 73' Coupe Restoration
Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:34 PM
You have .....
The Unit !
Oh,very very cool. Yes,please restore that sucker and make it look as spiffy as you could possibly get back in '73 .
That's so frikkin btchin. You've got one of only ....maybe .....3 of those units I know of.
Yup,I'm impressed. Go get 'em !
Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:59 AM
Edited by Datsunrides, 27 December 2009 - 03:29 PM.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:02 PM
So the trip over christmas to pick up the parts car was a failure. I made it into AZ on Thursday, then got a message from the seller that a blizzard had just rolled into Oklahoma. Woke the next morning and the news was no better. All interstates in OK were still closed and the forecast was for them to maybe be open later in the day, when I would potentially be getting there, but would most likely be covered in ice and basically undriveable. Well, never having driven on ice, and with a good possibility the car would not be accessable anyways due to the snow, I decided to turn around and head home Friday morning. I have since made arrangements to have the car shipped to me (for a surprisingly good price. Why could I not have gotten a price like this before I tried to get it myself?) with the tenative arrival Jan 2-3. I had managed to finish some sub assemblies before I left, so here are a couple pics of that progress.
Rebuilt knuckles. Has new bearings/seals/rotors/pads/brake hoses, and disc hardware. Rebuilt calipers and all metal parts were sandblaster and repainted.
Cleaned and repainted crossmember/steering rack. Replaced tie rod ends
Edited by Datsunrides, 12 October 2014 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:07 PM
Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:22 PM
Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:36 PM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 01:29 PM
Keep those photos coming!
Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:28 PM
wow , just found this thread - you really get into your restorations ! beautiful work man , looking forward to more updates and pictures . love those older subaru's - best of luck in the new year ! cheers murph
One benefit of really rusty cars is easy disposal. You can practically kick them into a pile of dust and sweep them into the garbage.
and a little help from zzz
Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:29 PM
Headlight surrounds, front signal buckets, and headlight mounts were sandblasted and painted. I used gold paint to sorta replicate cadmium plating. The headlight rings were hand polished and those are actually NOS gaskets for the turn signals.
Shifter and e-brake consoles. The e-brake console is just cleaned up. The shifter console had the center section repainted and I also repainted the border trim silver. The rest was simply cleaned.
Badges. All are simply cleaned up. Got lucky they are in nice shape. The grill emblem actually still has most of the blue still on it!
Dash stuff. All items cleaned up nicely. I did repaint the silver outlines on the bezel and the text on the switches.
Rear hinge covers (repainted) and arm rests (cleaned)
NOS trans mount!
I also found, after stripping the interior from the parts car that the cowl section that is rusted out in the "good" car is actually in good shape in the parts car, so I am going to cut it out and weld it to the sections I have yet to finish. Should save a bunch of metal fab time! Got a bunch of other parts in various stages of completion that I hope to complete in the next couple weeks, so for now, enjoy!
Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:04 AM
Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:16 PM
bitttchin! Hey,was that you that got that tranny mount from eBay not too long ago?
Sure was. Surprised it went for only a bit over $5!
Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:50 PM
keep up the good work!
Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:57 PM
I thought about snagging it for one of you guys. I'm surprised Danny didn't snatch it up.
keep up the good work!
Well, if Danny did bid on it, he did not go high enough, luckily. I was prepared to go much higher.
Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:29 PM
Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:30 PM
Not trying to hijack, but I may just be sending you some PM's about future work being since you've already been through one of these front to rear.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:02 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:17 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:51 PM
his own paint job .... underneath is the funky green which he loathed,detested,etc.... and said so numerous times in our 10 min. conversation.
Nice enough guy. Good luck with it. I'd be more interested but just too much going on and cars coming in this spring.
Those 1400's are a bit tricky but if it runs and drives I say go for it! He did say it does run but has only driven it around the yard a few times in the last decade....talk to him.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:55 PM
As I said earlier, I'm bringing the trailer. More than likely it's coming home with me.
Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:46 AM
I told him I would be sending a friend by to look it over but that never happened.
Since he knows so little about it I'd bet he'd take around $500. So offer $450
Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:30 PM
Side markers. Lenses polished and housings blasted and painted.
Grille and side pieces. All were sanded down and repainted.
Taillights. lenses polished and bezels repainted.
Heater box. Fully disassembled and resealed.
Door panels. Had 2 of each and basically took the good vinyl off the bad, water damaged backing, and installed them on the good backing that had bad vinyl.
I really need to get back to finishing the rust repair so I can get her painted.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:26 PM
Parts look great BTW. What kinda paint and process did you use for the front grill?
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