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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:21 pm 

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The C10 looks very happy next to your Z. Glad to hear you made it back okay. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:13 pm 

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Great pics and glad you made it back with only that one problem. Your brackets should be there on Monday. It is such a nice color. Can not wait to see what is to come.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:55 pm 
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JCCS?

Of course! It'll be my 4th year
I'd like to have both cars there this year - we'll see how that pans out...


Thanks for the compliments guys!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:54 pm 
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I won't Adam... Give me a couple weeks... Gotta earn $$ too, not just spend them hahaha...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:51 am 
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im not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous that you have cranks instead of e-windows.. mine are TIRED.. they roll up a little slow.. one day i KNOW they will just stop half-way up and i will be so PISSED hahah

EPIC car! and sounds like your trip was challenging! i always have a full tool box in my hake just in case.. WHEN it actually runs LOL.

mine started life red according to the chipped paint on one of my fenders, i always thought i would have hated it red, but i like yours a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:27 am 
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also found this for you:
http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g114062725


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:53 am 

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Wookie - when I got my GTX, the electric windows were feeling very tired. If you take the door panels off and clean the tracks and the felt guides, I bet they will work a lot better. My tracks also had some overspray from when the car was painted white (my car was also red at some point in its life) that needed to be cleaned off. You should then lube everything (white lithium grease on the metal tracks, silicone spray on the felt guides is what I used).

That 2000GT badge is awesome. I would love to get GTX badges for mine eventually. Eric, can't wait to see what you do with the car!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:22 am 
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Eric congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't say that enough!!!! It was good to meet you guys. I'm really glad we were able to be there to see you move your new baby out of the shop and drive away. Even though it wasn't my car I was still just super happy to see how excited you were. The car has definitely gone to a good home, and I can't wait to see it again. Just hearing your hako move around for a bit was enough to put aside my RB plans haha :mrgreen:

I also took some photos and cell phone vids of the car, so if you want PM me your email address.


Luke (Norcal's friend with the super rough zed)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:31 am 
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Wookie!

Thanks for the YAJ link ! :)
Going to have to get that!

And it's actually kinda funny that both your and Peter's car were red...
Mine was silver and is now red.... they are opposites!

You can tell behind the door panels and by peeling back the glass the weatherstrips on my car... Another very "thorough" prep & paint courtesy of Japan... lol.... It's just so funny to me that they take such good care of engine and so on, and always seem to do really average paint jobs... hahaha... can't afford to any time soon, but one day it'll be nice to strip it and re-paint it...

Luke - thanks for the compliments! PM sent.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:19 am 
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awesome! Thats what it is!

why dont you have plates on the car? Can you just do roadtrips without plates on the car?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:29 am 
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paper sticker in the driver side rear window served as temporary registration - it expires today (it was valid for 96hr from time of issue)
Ryan from JDML acted on my behalf at Utah DMV and got that for me late last week to make sure I could legally drive it home...

i get CA plates as soon as i register the car in CA, which will happen as soon as i get my title from Utah DMV where the car was sold from...
i'm just waiting on state bureacrats to do their paperwork jobs...


BTW for the CA guys, in case you didn't know already, you ought to consider getting "Historical Vehicle" license plates because it will discount the amount of registration you have to pay...
The assumption is that because it's historical, you'll drive it less than a daily driven modern car, and while there is a hypothetical annual mileage limit (I think it's 3500 or 5000), it's not enforced.
You can get it at DMV, it's on the same form as personalized license plates, all the way at the bottom

The only pre-requisite is that the car you're getting it for be at least 25yrs old

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:24 pm 
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That clears thing up :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Eric

It was a pleasure meeting you. Even though it was short we all had an amazing time. Extemely glad I was able to see your car in the flesh. The sounds that came out of the exhaust were epic!!

The car couldnt have gone to a better person. With your backround and your passion for the car the car is in great hands.

Enjoy her and see you July 1st w/the rest of the skylines. Keep us updated!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Thank you Ivan!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:02 am 
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nice pictures and story. How many miles long was this trip? Seems to be a great adventure, and the landscape is beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:50 am 
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750 miles or so!...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:45 am 

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Congrats car looks amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:28 am 
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I keep saying that i want to strip my car all the way to bare metal and completely restore it, we will see if i ever actually do that, i still have about 9 months left in Japan, so I'm trying to grab all the stuff i need now. LOL

i really need to work out my Tune problems, but I'm slowly fixing it.

funny how our car colors are all reversed now. i do like the silver of my car, but i think red would have been cool too now


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:39 am 
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On mine, I like how they pulled the door panels before painting the car red but masked off the inside surface because it remained silver.
But they didn't pull the glass or the weatherstrips... because as the weatherstrips have shrunk over time they've revealed some silver poking out from underneath... lol...
I wonder if I'll find silver or red under the dash...

But they went to the trouble of painting the interior floor pan, engine bay, & trunk black, so they did take some time to mask that off and shoot a different color.

Oh and then there's timeless favorite of fixing rust with fiberglass in the wheelarches... more lols...
Body shops over there have a sense of humour, I'm conviced...

Comes with the territory I guess...

I wonder if years from now, after there are more C10s in this country, and after some owners have gone through and re-done a proper prep & paint, if some Japanese buyers will come here to buy better condition cars back from us... wouldn't that be something.... hahaha

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:30 pm 
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congrats and welcome to the vintage skyline world....


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