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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:58 am 
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No rally car yet unfortunately. Some work should be starting on the car soon though so I'll update the thread when it does.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:33 pm 

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So I bought this grille through one of our fellow members in Malaysia, Sharmcos (thanks buddy), and got it about a month ago. Here are some pics.

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It was previously painted and it doesn't look too bad from far, but I have to sand it down and put some elbow grease into it. My only problem is getting in between the diamonds/mesh.

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Though, some guys mentioned using a sandblaster with baking soda will work. So, I guess I have to invest some money in a sandblaster ASAP. Any other suggestions are welcomed :D .

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:44 pm 
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Why not just use paint stripper?


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Oh damn this looks nice. How simple is this project going to be???

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Wouldn't paint stripper melt the damn thing?

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:36 am 

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hey sweet! i have this exact same model nice to see another enthusiast with the same car :mrgreen:


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te72_sunny wrote:
Wouldn't paint stripper melt the damn thing?


It depends on what you use. Brake fluid works well and won't warp plastic. :tu: You can also try soaking in Simple Green.

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:20 pm 

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OK so I've been a bit MIA lately reason being, I've been unemployed for quite some time and I also own a xE7x which also craves attention. I've only done small things here and there like removing the base where the pioneer radio was and prepping/painting my grill. Unfortunately, my sandblaster didn't take much of the paint off of the grill, so I had my father (Proffesional Painter) give it a thick coat of primer and I painted the damn thing. Overall, I'm very satisfied how it turned out, but I'm missing the chrome trim that comes on the top edge of the grill. I've also been in search for some bumpers for the past year or 2 and currently waiting for pricing on shipment, if this guy ever gets back to me :x .

I'll be posting some pics up soon with the grill in place and hopefully next to my Corolla if this damn New Jersey weather ever clears up. Wish me luck on obtaining the bumpers!

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:56 pm 

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Ok guys... Here's a pic as promised taken at the Old School Showdown on Oct 2, 2011. They only took one picture because it always come down to the trailer queens and who's in what crew and etc. I've been meaning to take more pictures, but I've been busy helping my brother with his pad. As soon as I can I will post some up. Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:54 pm 
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te72_sunny wrote:
Ok guys... Here's a pic as promised taken at the Old School Showdown on Oct 2, 2011. They only took one picture because it always come down to the trailer queens and who's in what crew and etc. I've been meaning to take more pictures, but I've been busy helping my brother with his pad. As soon as I can I will post some up. Enjoy!

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Love this! I have a B310 GX sedan and B310 SGX sedan in NZ.

The GX I have is A12 + 4 speed
The SGX is the top spec model here in NZ , A15+5 speed , rev counter dash and the cris cross grille like yours.

I would love to get a "S" badge for the centre like your one has! Sharmcos where you at?! :D


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:19 pm 

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@Flauski - Thanks! I'm just trying to piece it as I have it in my mind and so far it's coming along.

Here are some pics I took this weekend.
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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:47 pm 

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Ok, so I've been doing a lot of searching for over a year or two, (ebay, Yahoo! Japan auctions, NZ's trademe, forums, etc.), and I finally did it! I've managed to get myself a set of bumpers. Check it out!

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And to think I was very close to giving up... patience is key. Now I need the brackets in order to slap them on.

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Did you ever get your bumpers on? 8)


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:44 pm 

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datsunfreak wrote:
Did you ever get your bumpers on? 8)


Honestly, I haven't touched the car all winter long. Hopefully, I'll try fabbing some up by the spring when I purchase a welder.

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Guessing you got them out of Australia?


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:30 am 
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Flauski wrote:
Love this! I have a B310 GX sedan and B310 SGX sedan in NZ.

The GX I have is A12 + 4 speed
The SGX is the top spec model here in NZ , A15+5 speed , rev counter dash and the cris cross grille like yours.

I would love to get a "S" badge for the centre like your one has! Sharmcos where you at?! :D


I'm here!
I can get another grille just like that.
I have a few NOS S badges for a B210 'shark' grille and could probably get one for a B310 like this. Will try.

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:23 am 

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datsunfreak wrote:
Guessing you got them out of Australia?

Yes, I actually found it at datsun1200 forum and ended up tracking the guy down through photobucket like a freakin stalker/spy, since they never got to my member registration process in time. Trust me I couldn't sleep for a day or two until I got in contact with the seller. Price wise, lets just say that the bumpers were super affordable, but shipping was at least 5x's more than the bumpers themselves. My disadvantage, living on the east coast of the US. For those west coasters, you guys are super lucky.

Btw, does anyone know if the USDM bumper brackets, that get attached to the body, all one piece with the bumper? Or can they be unbolted? Can anyone provide me with some pics? That goes for both front and rear, since my car never came with the stock bumpers for me to use the brackets on my JDM pair.

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:27 am 
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Btw, does anyone know if the USDM bumper brackets, that get attached to the body, all one piece with the bumper?

No, not one piece.
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Or can they be unbolted?

Yes, the entire assembly comes apart.
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Can anyone provide me with some pics? That goes for both front and rear.

I am going to take mine off soon, maybe next week. I can get you a few pics then?

The brackets on the USDM car are actually giant shocks. They attach to the car's framework, then bolt to the back side of the bumper. The entire assembly breaks down into about 12 separate pieces.

If the B310 is anything like the B210 (and I'm 99% sure it is), I can tell you the USDM bracket will be of little use. And at least on the B210, the JDM/AUDM brackets won't fit the car either.

On my B210 I made my own brackets from 1.5" wide, 3mm thick steel strap. Just bent them up to fit the bumper, then the car. It wasn't too tough, just very time consuming.

If you're not in a huge rush, my bumpers will be here in 3-4 weeks, and I'll be fabbing brackets shortly after? :P

Did you get any brackets with your AUDM bumpers?


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:20 am 

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Nope, no brackets whatsoever, which is why I'm asking so many questions trying to figure out whether or not I should get a pair of USDM ones to customize and fit the ones from down under. But if you do get to it first then kudos! Guess I'll borrow some of your notes lol. By any chance do you know what size bolts/thread are used on the body?

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:30 pm 
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te72_sunny wrote:
Nope, no brackets whatsoever, which is why I'm asking so many questions trying to figure out whether or not I should get a pair of USDM ones to customize and fit the ones from down under.


Well, like I said I'll try to get you some pics of the USDM mounts next week. If you think they can be used to make your bumpers work, they're yours for the cost of shipping.

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But if you do get to it first then kudos! Guess I'll borrow some of your notes lol.


Unfortunately, I have two other projects going simultaneously, so I'm trying not to let the B310 take over. But I'm failing at that. :P

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By any chance do you know what size bolts/thread are used on the body?


Not offhand, no. I can check when I take them out if there's no great rush.

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Overall, I'm very satisfied how it turned out, but I'm missing the chrome trim that comes on the top edge of the grill.


You know the chrome strip from your original stock grill is the same, right? Why not rob the strip off of it?


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