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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:53 pm 
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Great update, and great work!

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:17 am 

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floridaguy wrote:
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.

Thanks guys!!! Actually when I got the car it looks amazing to the naked eye. Only very few places that looked like they needed help. Whoever did the restoration did a very good job of doing a bad job. The car was literally edge to edge 1/4 thick bondo! On every panel besides the roof.


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:16 am 

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:00 am
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Location: Essex, England
Hi mate

Excellent work by the way.

I' e been keeping an eye on these for a while with a view to buying a project but I got distracted by an E10 BMW, which I still haven't started!

I'd love to know, if it's not too rude, how much your car was. The car looked very good to the untrained eye!

I'm looking at these again and may raise the money by selling my hobby cars to fund if I can get one within budget

Keep up the good work too!


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:13 pm 

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Location: Fujisawa, Japan
Wow, thats insane. I saw a bunch of cars like that during my search with the multi layered paint that pretty much masks anything below. Unfortunately, this type of repair seems to be the norm here.

Others in the market might have to start asking whoever is inspecting a car in Japan to carry a paint thickness gauge and magnets to check all the panels.

That is some great work recreating all the sheetmetal. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:23 pm 
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If ever there was a photograph worth the supposed 1000 words, this would be it. The work following it though is equally impressive, and great to follow. Looking forward to seeing the results come together... Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:09 am 
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I have two brand new badges if you want to replace them instead of fixing up the old ones. :)


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:23 pm 

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http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s150 ... 313940.jpg

Do they cut the fenders on all these cars to get that look? Or did some of the cars come from the factory already done?


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:35 am 

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Wow. Good job in finding a good restorer.

The entire 3rd page basically sums up why I don't like bondo. Bare in mind that some people have been known to mix metal shavings into bondo to pass the "magnet test".


Hope it goes alot better now that you have most of the body work being fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:55 am 
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Any updates on the restoration?


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:02 am 

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Hey guys!! Its time for a update!! i really need to be better at updating, its been a slow couples months with the hako. Mostly back and forth between my fabrication shops and the storage unit. Changed a few things and decided to go a different direction with the car so its gonna take some time to get the ducks in a row. But the good news! There is work being done!!

In about March i went and picked the half complete hako up and dropped off my RHD EF7 CRX to the painter, i wanted to bring the hako home before paint to get some non-rust related fabrication done....

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Heres what needed to be fabricated to the car... Im sorry to the purists...

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RB25DE

After long discussions about the powerplant of this car, i decided reliability. My wife enjoys driving my cars and i didnt want to have a situation where the car would have problems when i was out of town and prevent her from wanting to drive it. Dont worry though, i will be keeping some vintage spirit, and keeping it very tasteful. Keeping the RB was a very difficult after visiting Eric and riding in Big Red lol but i must chose the modern route.

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A set of RB26DETT ITBS will suit the car very well, gonna run velocity stacks and paired with a custom high rise header it will look perfectly at home in the hako.

Also while it was at home waiting to get into the fab shop i decided to take it to another rust specialist and have the interior, engine bay, and underside sandblasted and repaired. Thats where the car currently is now....

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Overall not as bad as i expected, it needs a lot of work but at least there is something left to weld on!

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I havent been up in a couple days to get some good new pics but i hope to run up there today and see the progress. Its coming along. Not as quickly as i had hoped but i still think the car will be back together but next summer for JCCS.

I also got some small parts for the car over the last couple months!

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Some new belts from Eric out of big red, these are aftermarket but almost identical to the OEM parts.

I also got my custom Work CR01s from Japan :D :D

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Also some new gauges that i will mount in the location of the OEM gauges for a nice clean look!

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Well that is about all for now, but things should start to pickup again soon and should be painted by september or october. I will try try try to keep this updated better!! Thanks for looking! Sorry for the cruddy iphone pictures too lol


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:23 am 

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Also i haven't been completely lazy! Here has been side project. I had this project for the last 10+ years, i abandoned it, sold it, and recently got the chance to buy it back... Since i'm in a better place in life now i actually finished the car lol. My converted RHD EF7 CRX...

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Heres a quick progress of the car over the last 10+ years...

The start:
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The progess:
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Pretty proud to have this car done and finished! Thanks for looking!!


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:04 am 
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That's the mother of all updates Jeff!!

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:39 pm 

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Wow that's alot of work for an Si haha.. I guess buying SiR front cut was too expensive ?


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:56 pm 

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Mlracing wrote:
Wow that's alot of work for an Si haha.. I guess buying SiR front cut was too expensive ?


Actually no lol, just wanted to go a different direction. Everybody has a SIR converted CRX how often do you see a well done SI??


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:45 pm 

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Ri1eyCoyote wrote:
Mlracing wrote:
Wow that's alot of work for an Si haha.. I guess buying SiR front cut was too expensive ?


Actually no lol, just wanted to go a different direction. Everybody has a SIR converted CRX how often do you see a well done SI??


I guess it's different in NZ, I still wonder why people modify non VTEC models but then remember outside of NZ it's hard to find those.


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:05 pm 

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coming along well!

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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:03 pm 

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holy F**! ... that bodywork !


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 Post subject: Re: My 71' KGC10 "Hakosuka" resto/mod
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:34 pm 

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wondering where you bought the SKYLINE (heart) decal~ can you please let me know? or PM me? thanks!


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