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#21 waxhead

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:23 PM

I spent some time today polishing the rocker cover
Its my first time doing this sort of thing but i am happy with how it came out
This is my first time polishing and there are a couple of mistakes but not to bad
The engine is off being hotanked at the moment and should be ready tomorrow
then its new welsh plugs and time to start preparing the crank etc for the engine
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:48 PM

ooo shiny. How did you go about polishing it mate?

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

I used a sander with 240 on it then to 320 then to 400
then i used a buffing wheel with a hard cutting compound
Then autosoul on it , and it came up like that
there is a few marks i need to cut out of it still
Im going to redo it a bit better
But for my first time i am happy

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:00 PM

I used a sander with 240 on it then to 320 then to 400
then i used a buffing wheel with a hard cutting compound
Then autosoul on it , and it came up like that
there is a few marks i need to cut out of it still
Im going to redo it a bit better
But for my first time i am happy


I was in the process of doing something similar on mine, but it had some indents on it from people banging stuff into it like spanners and screw drivers.

Suggest wearing a respitory mask if anyone is sanding their valve cover. Alloy dust is not good for your lungs.


How did you get in between the nook and crannies? I found it a pain in the backside.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:03 PM

I was using a catdrige wheel for a bit of it.
But i also have a buff on a pederstal so i can really shove hard into it and get the buff in there
I was stalling the buff, A nice 2hp buff would be awesome

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

I Bolted my intake manifold up to just make sure the clearance would be right
Its going to come through just perfect.
When i unbolted the carbs and threw them over my shoulder there was so much more room.
Will actually be easy to work on this thing with out those pesky old fuel hit and miss parts on it
No comments about the engine bay please , i know its a mess and i will get onto it after i have the parts all made up. I just done want to do it up and then have to work on it and scatch it all up

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:41 PM

Alright i think i have the brake system sorted
r31 rear brakes and Toyota 4 pot front brakes on non vented rotors
Not the worlds best if i was racing but more than enough for the street and punting it around tight roads at 100kph of course

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:06 PM



What wheels are you looking at for your set up

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:12 PM

This is what i have in mind with zg flares. I will import them from the usa my self
http://cgi.ebay.com/...p4506.m20.l1116

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:21 PM

I just found out that when i was told my car had gone back to bare metal they actually meant it needs to go back to bare metal
I just found a rack of rust in the front end. Its a shame to have that happen , I guess one persons idea of back to metal is different than the others
Im looking at getting fiberglass front guards it may be a lot easier in the long run and the issue of recurring rust is gone as well

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:43 PM

Your restoring an old Datsun - did you NOT expect rust? ???

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:47 PM

ahhhhh that sucks, i had a suspicion this car had rust, freshly painted zeds for sale tend to be covering something up. Correctly removing rust and painting the car is the hardest/worst work in my opinion (but also the most rewarding).

Alfa Motorsport do fiberglass parts, you probably know of them
http://www.viczcar.c...hp?topic=2285.0

If that fails maybe get into contact with paul at zbitz near ipswich and see if he has any "rust free" gaurds


Your restoring an old Datsun - did you NOT expect rust?


No he bought a freshly painted car that said it had a bare metal respray...

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:50 PM

Yes i expected a bit of rust. But i was told it was a bare metal respray and thought that meant the paint was off and it was bare metal.
It seems that it may have been bare metal in some paces and bare rust on other places.Its not the end of the world but i am just disapointed.
I guess it just means alot more work. At least i know if i do it myself i will do it right and have a good car

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

My mistake...

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:35 PM

Its all cool Lurch you were to know
Here is the front guard i pulled off
Not sure if this is back to the metal or not ???
Some things they have done ok , some things are terrible
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:52 PM

A "bare metal respray" should never have the old original colour underneath! Looks like those side of the road $800 specials. The point in the lower part of the windscreen still has the outline of the guard in yellow paint! ie panels weren't even removed when it was painted. The indicators weren't even removed...I'd be going through the entire car again so you know its had a bare metal respray.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:06 PM

Dont worry i will be
I knew it was not the best job but i hadnt expect this. Anyway enough of that
Can you guys tell me when you fit a front spoiler does it replace the front panel under the bumber completely or does it bolt to it.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:12 PM


:)

You certainly like your socks..at least your finding the hidden free extra's now rather than later



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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:17 PM

Ha ha
Yeah got to have my socks, im thinking about hanging them from the wing mirror when i have finished

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:31 PM

I think george would like your socks :)

BTW some spoilers do replace the panel & some don't.




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