Big update today.....I'm racing the clock to be ready for my appointment with the VASS engineer on Monday!
Nearly two weeks ago the car went to the trimmers on a flatbed for carpet and while there I decided that I'm not good with fabric fabrication so got them to fit the interior kit that I got from Rev a couple of years ago. They were a little late getting started but got it finished last Friday and I'm pretty happy with the job they did, just a couple of little things I thought could have been a bit better but on the whole was OK.
The car has never been polished since paint and the panel shop wanted it back to do this preferably before screens, trims and badges went on, so given the panel shop was only a 200m from the trimmer I took a punt and drove it there . They finished with it yesterday so it came home on the flatbed so that screens could be fitted today.
Ace Autoglass, Greg did a great job fitting the screens (on a public holiday) so I could be ready for VASS inspection on Monday. Greg supplied the front screen and I supplied front rubber (Precision from MSA) and genuine rear rubber and both front and rear genuine chrome molds. Very happy with the fit of both.
Once Greg had fitted I got stuck into a long list:
- Fitted the front bar after having it reshaped as it was too close in the ends and hit the guards where it wrapped around the sides.
- Fitted interior mirror and sunvisors.
- Fitted genuine JDM guard mirrors.
- Fitted all new badges except "Datsun" badge on the hatch which MSA is chasing for me.
- Fitted genuine Nissan wiper blades assemblies.
- Fitted genuine NOS door trims, winder handles and passenger grab handle.
- Fitted all interior rear plastics.
- Fitted new seat belts.
- Fitted door belt molds and gutter molds.
- Fitted genuine inner scuff plates and non genuine outer "Datsun" scuff plates.
Got much more done than I expected so pretty sure I will be ready for Monday. Tomorrow will be fitting the console (retrosound radio still on the way), final clean up and ride height adjustment.
I've already got a UVP (unregistered vehicle permit) which allows me to drive the car legally as part of the engineering inspection and RWC/Registration process so I need to calibrate the Speedhut speedo .......details to come!
It was very satisfying to sit in the car with a full interior and glass this evening, after experiencing the noisy tin can effect of no interior it was a very pleasant surprise. The fuel pump can barely be heard and the exhaust is nice without being obtrusive. Having said that proper driving will be the acid test.
Edited by KatoKid, 29 September 2017 - 08:05 PM.