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    Portuguese Newbie 1971 Honda N360

    Hello guys


    My Name is Francisco and im from Portugal, and recently bought a 1971 Honda n360 in good nik wich in trying to restore to factory specs .
    And i would like if you guys could give some tips and advice where i can find some parts and how to resolve mechanic problems.
    Best regards to you all

    This are the first Photos i saw on the internet site were i found him.
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    The first time i went to see him in person to the old mans garage
    engine bay all there and complet


    very tidy and complet interior



    Same signs of rust in the rear window

    all four original mud flaps still there

    Horrible after market side mirror im triyng to find an original one

    The Rubber trim glued with contact glue(it looks like rust but its not)


    The next pictures are from when i started the restoration.
    When i got him to my friends shop ( an expert on Hondas) who is teaching how to do the repairs i need.


    interiors of


    a little bit of rust there

    the interior of side panels still with rust proof treatment after 40 years

    non original carpet a rat made is home on the right side (poor bastard i evicted him is still looking for a new home anyone has a boot to rent? :lol: )

    Under the dash board (need to find some new rubber covers for the pedals)

    Same rust on the side window

    And on the side panel


    Some of the work done over the last month




    Two very small rust holes







    Give me some comments on the pictures guys.
    Tell me what you think and your opinions and your know how.
    Tanks hope you enjoy

    Has promise here are some updates on the work
    Took the side windows and the rubbers aou to see if i had some rust underneed (having trouble finding rubbers for the front and back windshield can anyone help me out its been kind of dificult finding those parts)i have tryied Mings and had no response from him

    Took out the head lamps so i could clean the air entraces to the cockpit.

    Taking out the selent "tar" on the wheel arches by hand using piant remover and a screw driver hard work.

    inside the car i have allready taken out the dasboard so i can see if i have any rust behind it . Found out that the winshiel rubber are glued with silicone isolant (need to find new rubbers)
    The engine is working , all that needed was new plugs and fresh oil and started right up .
    The back axel is coming out next hope i can get it out by myself.
    Please give me advices and tipes i really need all the help i can get.
    Thank you guys

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    As far as parts you can try ebay and:
    http://www.1stgencivic.org/world/c1zr/m ... um.php?f=5
    Perhaps you can become a member too
    also try
    http://thisoldhonda.org/ads.php
    You can try posting questions in here too, its a friendly and cool site, it even has a subforum dedicated for that special car.
    Also check this out:
    http://www.honda600source.com/
    there are some tech help and part of the manual.
    Just to get you inspired check out this nice n600( wich is really similar to the n360)
    http://www.honda600coupe.com/Honda_600_ ... Honda.html
    Also this:
    http://www.honda600coupe.com/
    Its for the coupe but there is also info for the sedan.

    Hope this helps good luck and keep us posted

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    Welcome to JNC. I use photobucket and then the "Img" tags to upload pictures

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    Advice and tips

    Please guys any help you can give me with advices and tips on the restauration is welcome.
    Thank your for your time

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    Lets start with the basic questions, like: What kind of car do you want to have? Already know that you want it stock, but do you want a show car or a weekend cruser?Do you have acces to a welder/ spray gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardo i.
    Lets start with the basic questions, like: What kind of car do you want to have? Already know that you want it stock, but do you want a show car or a weekend cruser?Do you have acces to a welder/ spray gun?
    Hello Eduardo
    Im trying to do a weekend cruiser, the welding and the spraying im going to go to professionals cuz i donīt have any experince on that, and i would like it well done so that in the future i wont have any problems .

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