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 Post subject: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, GC10
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:44 am 
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Being a hardcoare nissan fan been searching for a skyline a while (8 months) finally managed to get hold of a 1972 Skyline 2000GT. Saw it on yahoo auctions infact was there for past few months, asked my agent to contact the dealership and check the car. He went down in Kawasaki area and saw/drove the car, it has little bit of visible rust on drivers side doors nothing which cant be taken care of easily. Apart from that it drove fine and body looks good as well, my agent was told its in original paint but i havent seen any record of Nissan offering Black sedan in that time, only colours I have seen being offered are six, but not bothered about that.

The details what I have seen and heard so far are:

Its a 1972 2000GT Sedan Kouki Model
Engine seems to be modified L20 with triple carbs, headers not sure what else is there but sounds and drives fine
AC is there seems to be stock offered by factory
Coilovers
& Power steering.
Hayashi wheels


Finally it reached here this week, here got it cleared and straight to the workshop, thought would be able to register it but i guess need some bodywork as some panels have rust spots

Some positive points car body is straight and seems like been modified in the past, painted black from outside inside is original Gun Metal colour, floors, engine bay and trunk area is in good condition, most of the exterior parts are intact and good to reuse, aftermarket fender mirrors, Interior is pretty decent with moonface mats ;), GTR speedometer, all switches and panels in good condition, 5speed upgraded transmission, engine is the best thing so far havent started as needs new battery, but its upgraded with headers and exhaust along with triple carbs, power steering and AC. Not sure if its stock L20 or been replaced to L24/28/30 need to check that so far so good

Took some mobile cam pics, of the body

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Interior pics
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Enginebay

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Some rusty parts
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Will take some detail pictures in coming days

Plan is to get the body done first and then..........

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:14 am 
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Looking good :tu: . Patching up rust on these cars seems to be the rule rather than the exception. Having a good bodywork shop is a blessing :mrgreen: .

I'll keep a close look on this build and I'm sure you will do this Hako justice! Suprisingly enough many of the Hako's I see online have a very messy bundle of wires under the dash. This seems something the Japanese arn't to tidy on.


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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:33 pm 
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HakosukaBE wrote:
Looking good :tu: . Patching up rust on these cars seems to be the rule rather than the exception. Having a good bodywork shop is a blessing :mrgreen: .

I'll keep a close look on this build and I'm sure you will do this Hako justice! Suprisingly enough many of the Hako's I see online have a very messy bundle of wires under the dash. This seems something the Japanese arn't to tidy on.


But they way patching is done is good :lol:

I have started opening the car for bodywork main cancer is lower panels of doors but then again will be visible once everything is out. The shop is not great but not bad as well Im sure this can be taken care of easily.

I wont go all IN like did for the Z as sourcing parts and changing majority of stuff is difficult and this car is running so priority is to get it running in clean condition and then take things sections by sections so will do a paint job in new shade and most probably rear surf line will go along some other changes and get the car registered and drive till the season turns scary in April/May time here.

Will do other mechanical improvements after winter either to keep this engine or swap with something similar RB30 as carbs have horror stories here and difficult to run in our weather so as of now have RB30 running on ITBs in my mind if current engine felt a bit weak.

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:48 pm 
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I was under the impression rhd cars were impossible to register in Dubai?

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:17 am 
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General RHDs are not allowed but there is a place in Sharjah and Dubai for Classic cars and they allow specific different number plates for cars before 1979. there are some restrictions on modifications of engine though as I tried to register my Z and they failed but luckily my Z was LHD so did a normal one.

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:28 am 
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What happens in april/may that you can't drive it anymore? Is that the winterperiod?


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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:11 am 
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HakosukaBE wrote:
What happens in april/may that you can't drive it anymore? Is that the winterperiod?


It gets really warm here in May 39-50s Celsius more in July-Sept/Oct 45-50.

November to March/April is the time here to drive these old cars

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:38 am 
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Lot's of time to fix them in the summer :tu: .

I wish weather would be a bit better in Belgium. It's raining again and I'm waiting for parts so I have nothing to do on the car.


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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:44 am 
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Awesome buddy. After Dubai Motor Week responsibilities are dealt with I will get down to see the Hako. Not jealous…much :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Don't see too many in black. That rust shouldn't be an issue. Great buy sir!

Long live the Hako

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
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black is a great color for the c10


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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:49 am 
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Started the body work opening up panels and counting rust panels, rust is there but then I guess not that bad happy with overall condition of the car. Plan is to fix the rust panels then strip the whole car and spray it, while arranging some usual parts from Japan. Car will have a front lip and still deciding about cutting the fenders with a rear spoiler more inclined towards a bit aggressive look.

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Below are as per sunday they managed to start quick two doors already done with new panels

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
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oh dear!

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:36 pm 

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it`s a good thing working on cars is fun cause it looks like there`s still a lot to do
ps that clown sticker creeps me out :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:06 pm 
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What a great Hako!! 8)
This will look sooooo mean once finished.
I hope you'll be keeping it black and on those cool Hayashi Streets...

docaam wrote:
General RHDs are not allowed but there is a place in Sharjah and Dubai for Classic cars and they allow specific different number plates for cars before 1979. there are some restrictions on modifications of engine though as I tried to register my Z and they failed but luckily my Z was LHD so did a normal one.


Do you know what it's like in Abu Dhabi??
Their's a slim possibility of me moving there in 1 - 2 years, so I'd be very interested to know if I can continue enjoying my hobby while living there??

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, KGC10
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:00 am 
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rockabillydude wrote:
it`s a good thing working on cars is fun cause it looks like there`s still a lot to do
ps that clown sticker creeps me out :shock:


lol

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What a great Hako!! 8)
This will look sooooo mean once finished.
I hope you'll be keeping it black and on those cool Hayashi Streets...

Do you know what it's like in Abu Dhabi??
Their's a slim possibility of me moving there in 1 - 2 years, so I'd be very interested to know if I can continue enjoying my hobby while living there??


Unfortunately both the colour will be changed and so are the wheels lol.

Coming to your query Its same I also kind of live in Abudhabi as well, you need to goto sharjah as well, but then check once time is close as rules keep changing here quiet a lot

Took some proper pics for the first time, car is getting done on a slow pace, ordered some flares and other parts on order as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, GC10
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:31 pm 
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While the bodywork is in progress so far all four doors are done and hood in working, I got removed the engine and suspension parts for cleaning and polish/paint and see whats needed to be replaced. Its coming along nicely pictures below are from whole December didn't get time to update the thread.

Hood was all rusted on the outer corner
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Engine removed and engine bay cleaned up
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Major rust spot in the bay
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Testing some Atara Racing wheels as well
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After lots of scrubbing and cleaning came out better in original colour

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Removed the parts for paint/polish
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Paint we were using, all paints were specially for engine and heat resistant. Image

Painted all the moutings, cross member, engine parts keeping it close to the stock look
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Painted the gearbox as well, it was all cleaned and repaired before painting.
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Special wrinkle paint on crank case
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Polished and chromed
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Nice outcome still not final
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Got some new parts as well, pressure plate, small engine parts, brake and clutch cylinder, tire rod ends and sway bar linkages etc, as all needed to be replaced, someone managed to get all these here
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Got a radiator as well there are two one for a friend Left is polished one middle painted and on right is stock. Along with the slim line flex-a-lite fan as removing the stock clutch fan.
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Removed door hinges, hood and trunk locks, hood hinges, headlight support plates and loads of misc bolts and nuts sent for Galvanizing :)
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Stock springs were cut usual thing in cars from Japan and shock inserts were weak so for a temp solution just to get the car running now, trying some coilover conversion. Got Mazda6 front and Suby rear coilovers from junkyard, this is what the guy said, will do some cut and sleeve thing will update later how it goes.
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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, GC10
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:39 am 
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Making good progress... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, GC10
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:21 am 
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Carbs needed refinishing, so got those done

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Got the basic kits from Weber UK with 175 needle
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Cleaning up rest of the parts
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Painting the covers just to show difference
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Refinished ones, looks way better in person
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Two of the headlights were a bit damaged as well so tried to find some original alternatives locally, found 1994 Toyota Coaster (small bus) headlights matching the originals 100% only difference was 12v vs 24v, was easy fix with some 12v bulbs

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 Post subject: Re: Docaam 72 2000GT Skyline, GC10
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:43 am 
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nice build!
pictures say more than words (see my own thread :mrgreen: )

What happend with the alignment :shock:
camber is a good thing, but only if it is negative :mrgreen:

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Yeah!, one Hako with a rotary inside :lol:
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keep us updated ;-) :tu:

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