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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:57 pm 
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My car didn't come with any seatbelts. I bought non-retracting 2" 3pt belts from these people: http://www.seatbeltsplus.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=sbp&Product_Code=CH300&Category_Code=3-Point-Lap-Shoulder-Seat-Belts

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Actually I think I went here: https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/seatbelts-and-accessories/3-pt-non-retractable/m.products/26/view/18

I found they were closest to stock I got the black lift clasp buckle instead of all chrome

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:56 am 

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If you can find the earlier style 240z or 510 3 point seat belts with the NISSAN buckle, they are almost identical.


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:04 am 
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Jeff!

Just sayin':

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GOLD !!!

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or SAFARI GOLD !!!

Do it! lol....

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:12 pm 

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Sorry everyone for not really updating this in forever while there is so much going on with my car!! If you've been following my Instagram also (Ri1eyCoyote) you would sorta see whats been happening lately!!

Im gonna do a quick sorta crash update on here to get everyone up to speed! Enjoy!!


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:49 pm 

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Ok so as of Mid-October 2013 I decided the car needed a complete and full restoration, which meant the car would need to be striped down to a bear shell! Sorry these pictures might not be exactly in order! Also sorry that most of the photos were taken from my Iphone, very poor quality and a super pain to upload but better then nothing right!

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This is how the car started just to refresh everyone's memory! To the naked eye she looks very clean but underneath there is a different story.

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Onto pulling out the old tired L20

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:08 pm 

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Found some goodies along the way!

First what I believe to be a Kameari header! Theres no markings other then "L20" on the flange.
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And also what I think to be a Kameari sport clutch and flywheel.
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And a pretty nice exhaust that can possible be saved, but also like everything else in the era there are no manufacture names or brands on the product.
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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:43 pm 

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That brings us up to about mid October. Since I got the car I was toying with the idea of a new paint job, so I had been searching for a local painter that I could trust with the body work and paint that would have the time and patience to do it right... This was a tricky deal because the hakosuka being so rare a lot of guys were easily turned off by having to rebuild panels and surgically fix her.. But I finally found a great guy that specializes in American muscle cars, and I couldn't be happier with my choice, the car is about 75% ready for paint now!

The car was originally going to be soda blasted to strip it down to metal, however once starting to poke around on it there became a concern that if the car was blasted there might not be much left to get a shape off it so it was striped by hand, revealing a lot I mean a lot of rust. However so far the rust is contained to the common areas.

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:53 pm 

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So once the entire car was stripped down to the bare metal (exterior) it was time to get the panels rebuilt. Where I could I bought new replacement parts directly from japan.

I order a set of rocker panels off YAJ also lower fender patches and a OEM rear GC10 or 1500 rear lower valance.

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The reason I got a GC10 or 1500 rear lower valance is because I don't plan on running the classic conventional duel tip exit exhaust.
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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:29 pm 

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So what couldn't be bought had to be hand made!

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:50 pm 

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Then the car got some plastic work done and finally some primer to get it back to one color again! make it actually look like a car again!!!
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Still have a lot of work on the interior, engine bay, and underside of the car before it can be painted but it feels good having the exterior body panels night and ready!


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:15 pm 

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Also in the last couple months I've been steadily making a pile of parts for the car!!!

First off I had to order some stickers, my tool box loves stickers so I couldn't resist, Also some Rubber-Soul new door handles.
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Then some Rubber-Soul front fender flairs and a rubber-soul replica works rear spoiler.
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Also I got a all kinds of new emblems for the car.
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I got a GTR front mesh grill and installed the GT-Kai emblem to it, also a innovative AFR gauge.
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And some new weather stripping and misc exterior gaskets and seals.
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also a Nardi classic deep corn leather steering wheel and works bell quick release
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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:27 pm 

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I found a great deal on a Bride Zeta 1 and Bride Zeta 2 seat that I couldn't pass up. I originally was planning on buying a Bride Zeta 3 or Bride Zodia to replace the Kameari seat the came with, both for a comfort and safety reason. The Kameari would obviously be the period correct piece to chose but after consideration I will be using the Bride Zeta 2 seat. Which was made early to mid 90s. I will use it for the drivers seat and keep the stock passenger seat, I prefer the look that gives the car.

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Zeta 1 on the right and Zeta 2 on the left
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And heres the Zeta 2 vs the Kameari. As you can tell the Kameari is small, too small for me (32 waste) and it only comes up to just passed my shoulder blades so as you can tell safety is a concern.
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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:28 pm 

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That pretty much gets you all up to date with whats been going on with the car lately, I will update this more often so I don't get so long behind!! Thanks for viewing!


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:07 am 

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great work!!

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 am 

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great work! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:30 pm 

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Those were a good bunch of updates. It is looking good.


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:58 pm 

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Wow that's amazing work. It's scary how much rust is underneath it all hidden


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:25 pm 

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Considering everything that needed to get done, bodyshop seems to be working fast!

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:20 am 
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When you purchased the car did you know there was this much rust and or repairs required?
Did the inspection sheet point out any of these issues or was that not a concern at the time.
Your body shop is or has done a great job in repairing the damaged areas, good to see the car saved.


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