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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:31 am 

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Looks like a great start.

I'm particularly a fan of the older 510s with the small bullet-shaped front turn signal.

It's small and clean enough that I'd be less tempted to shave it off.


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:17 pm 
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tristinGrind wrote:
Future Plans:
JDM/AU front bumper


FYI, the JDM front bumper is identical to yours. :wink:

Looks like a great canvas to start with though. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:26 pm 
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tristinGrind wrote:
Do those center bump-stop pieces just come off then? I thought they did as I saw a dirt shadow in the shape of those pieces... I wasnt sure. Thanks for the confirmation!


Yes sir. One nut off the back side and those ugly things are in the bin. 8)

The JDM cars had them too.

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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Oh, and if they're in good shape, don't toss them. Some people will pay for the privilege of having nice ones. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:42 pm 

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I've been watching this one on craigslist! Looks awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:06 am 
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503Alex wrote:
I've been watching this one on craigslist! Looks awesome.


Me too. Slick color, looks very good. PM me when your ready to do something about that heater. I do radiators, heaters, and coolers for a living :tu: .


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Hey, first off, drain your coolant, unplug the heater lines from the engine and try flowing water through it with one of those hose guns, the kind with the trigger. Dont use full pressure cuz you'll risk damaging the heater core. See what comes out. Most often there is just a sludge blockage that can flushed out. Let me know if that helps...

p.s. If you do get crap out of there it might be time to get a flush and have that radiator cleaned too...


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:16 pm 
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I've bought a few of the Mexican repro lights. The quality of the molding isn't as crisp as their Japanese counterparts, but the plastic is quite good. They last well, and don't seem to fade.

And from more than 3 feet away you can't really tell them from the Japanese lenses. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:42 pm 
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tristinGrind wrote:
nothng too expensive overall, but it adds up.


Yeah, but don't ever actually add it up. Ever. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:33 am 
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I like it. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:00 am 

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You can never go wrong with a mexican blanket seat cover. I used to run one for years.


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:43 pm 
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That works too!

You need to find someone who does good interior work for cheap. I know it sounds like a needle in a haystack issue but they do exist! There is a guy in my town that works out of his garage and he does Damn fine work. 150 to redo my drivers seat... I'll get a pic up to show you. Keep it on mind though. For about 500 you could get the car done...

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This was taken a few months ago. He matched the stitch perfectly... hmmm, maybe its time to take new pics...


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:38 am 
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Those are the seats in my 77 te31 corolla.

Did you ever figure out your heater issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Ya, coolant getting everywhere is the tricky part. My shop has drains in the floor for that. Park faxing downhill like a driveway, most of the coolant will drain out that way. There won't really be much left I'm the heater for anyone to notice. When you pull your heater linear to flush it, the stuff that might come out will be grey or brown on color, will look like mud...


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:02 am 
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tristinGrind wrote:
no thermostat! :shock:

Added that bitch in there and the heater was blowing fire on the way home. Man, how the hell did a thermostat get left out?!


Haha! Its funny but it happens more often than it should. We car guys always expect others to know what they are doing. Glad you found the issue though! Apologize for my last post. Didnt realize my phone was T9'ing me to death, Haha!


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:50 pm 

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What about the 280ZX front struts and brakes? Are you going to install them as soon as they arrive? I would like to see pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Can't wait to see it. :mrgreen:

Always wondered what that particular set-up would look like. You are probably the first person to ever do it. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:14 pm 
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tristinGrind wrote:
The staggered mismatched SSRs or the white walled Aeros? I'm excited for both of them! :tu:


The white wall Aeros. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:30 pm 
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tristinGrind wrote:
Unfortunately with the rears being so soft and the extra inch of rim I added, the tires rub if theres even a moderate amount of weight in the back. Theres no way I could even carry a single person in the rear with the way it sits right now. Even 70lbs make the rears rub. So now Im on the hunt for a good setup to fix the rear. Any ideas?


Have you rolled the rear fender lips yet? If not, that's step #1. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Minty 1969 510 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:52 pm 
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A good roll is going to do away with the rubbing rear.

Honestly, with stock rear fenders almost anything but the stock wheels/tires will rub. :P

To go with either 13" or 14" wheels that are 8" wide in back you're going to either need pretty skinny tires (185s or less), or fairly stiff springs. Or both. :wink:

I fit a 15x8 +0 with a 195/50-15 on my last 4dr. Cleared the fender lip, but rubbed a bit on the inner door frame. Stiffer springs would have solved it. 8)

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Those lips are rolled, and pulled about 1/4". :tu:



And something else I've been preaching for years that not enough people listen to... :P

ROLL THE LIPS BEFORE YOU PAINT THE CAR. 8)


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