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 Post subject: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:57 pm 

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Thought I would start a build thread, but I don't have a whole lot of progress done on the car yet.

Here are some photos of it when I brought it home, big thanks to my photographer buddy to take some photos!

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 by Colbis, on Flickr

As you can see its a good start of a restoration. Over the last year or so I've stripped the body down, repaired some rust (the floorboards were the worst of it, easy peasy) and primed it for paint. I hope to have her painted in the next few weeks and I'll be sure to post up some photos once it is. I decided to change the color to light blue.

Also picked up some Advan A3A wheels for it. They're currently red, not sure how it'll look against the blue, they may end up silver. only time will tell!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Never seen those on a Roadster. I think they'll look tits. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:11 am 

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thanks! I'm hoping they do haha. I was trying to avoid the mini-life route as I think it makes the car seem too british. I've owned Brit rides before, I want the Japanese heritage to shine through on this one

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:08 am 
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Looks like a good starting point, would love to own a roadster some day. Good luck with the build.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Good luck with the build. My car started out in slightly worse shape, but same color. I think Victor Laury ran a set of those Advans on his car briefly at one point. They are a different look, but different is good.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:30 pm 

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Cool, nice car. Quite like these.. looks like a bit of work !


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:12 pm 

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Nice Advans!
Please introduce yourself over on 311s.org, the best resource for our roadsters!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 7:18 pm 

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ohhh! thanks for the photos, ill be sure to head over to 311s.org!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:52 am 

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finally got her into paint this last week. Step 1 was converting my barn into something Dexter would enjoy

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

Then enlist some suckers ...i mean friends to help!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

hang your panels

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

and apply color!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

Then roll in the chassis to get that painted. Mask and spray!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

first coat looks pretty good!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

nearly done
ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

be sure to only hire the best people who will work for nearly free!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

cleanup is the most important part!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

then roll it out into some sunlight and find yourself a willing model!

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 2000 painting by drifterpenguin, on Flickr

more to come soon guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:44 am 
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nice progress, waiting to see more


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:59 pm 

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Nice work on the paint :D


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:36 pm 
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Wish i had a shed this big to paint my kenmeri.

Great colour!!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:17 pm 

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It looks like every one of us that owns an early Datsun has resorted to the perforated "leather" steering wheel cover. The original [maybe Bakelite] wheel just gets too hot in the direct sunlight!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:17 pm 

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MikeRL411 wrote:
It looks like every one of us that owns an early Datsun has resorted to the perforated "leather" steering wheel cover. The original [maybe Bakelite] wheel just gets too hot in the direct sunlight!


QFT haha. I'm not sure what it was made out of but damn is it like driving with lava. guess thats why they made driving gloves

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:48 pm 

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Hmmm, I just brought one home Monday and I'm just down the road from you.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Datsun 2000 build thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:41 pm 

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chandlerGTi wrote:
Hmmm, I just brought one home Monday and I'm just down the road from you.


you're in findlay right? I'll have to come down and check out your car sometime

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