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    1963 wp312 photos

    Hello everyone,
    Finally & if all goes well you should be able to see one of my current restoration projects that is about to come to life again.
    This was originally owned by my father in 1977 but sold it in 1983. I then found it,the same car in a wreckers in 1993 and took pitty on it bying it back,
    it had a full bare metal respray 15 1/2 years ago & was then left in dads garage.
    recently i had it towed to my place where i have started to do the mechanical rebuild & finnish the car.
    Enjoy, Drew.
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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    What a survivor! it looks great!

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    nice car man :tu:

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    My god that is beautiful!

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    Love it. I have always liked the early Bluebird.

    Nice colour combination as well.

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    Nice one, what are you doing on the brakes side of things?

    Im guessing parts arent easy to come by.

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    Thanks for the comments everyone, will keep updating the photos as i go,
    shold be finnshed the engine rebuild this week and with any luck have the motor back in this weekend.
    As for the brakes all wheel cylinders, slave cylinder, brake & clutch master cylinders have been resleeved with stainless steel inserts, new kits through all of them & had new flexible brake hoses made for front & rear.
    all shoes have been relined, not able to by any hydraulic parts for them anymore but are still able to rebuild so just as easy.
    have also just got hold of a set of period stainless steel side visors that the sixties jap car had. also replacing the door frames with stainless steel ones from a deluxe model wagon that i have for spares.
    more photos to come as work progresses, in between other projects :lol:

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    When Datsuns first appeared in numbers in America in the early 1960s dealers were occasionally obliged to use Austin brake parts due to parts shortages. Datsuns were called "those Japanese Austins" at that time. Don't know if 1960 era Austin parts would be easier to obtain, might be worth a look.

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRL411
    When Datsuns first appeared in numbers in America in the early 1960s dealers were occasionally obliged to use Austin brake parts due to parts shortages. Datsuns were called "those Japanese Austins" at that time. Don't know if 1960 era Austin parts would be easier to obtain, might be worth a look.
    They might be, since Moss Motors in California sells a ton of British car parts. Worth a try!

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    Re: 1963 wp312 photos

    i want one

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