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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:19 am 

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kev wrote:
That part number rings a bell, IIRC I got them off Alan, who also has them at the back of his race car


Yep, though i dont think he has any left now. (well maybe has his own little stash)

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:05 pm 

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Back ends starting to take shape now. I'll fabricate some bushing (isolators) for the body contact areas.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:27 am 

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Wow. Car looks completely different with the standard arches/unaltered rear fenders. Subscribing for updates!

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:44 am 

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Just finished refurbing an early Z wheel as im not too keen of the Nardi. stripped, painted, new leather hand stitched and new horn push. Looks great in the flesh.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:46 am 
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Looks great from here too. :tu: Are you planning on keeping the Datsun horn button?

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:59 am 

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Camshaft wrote:
Looks great from here too. :tu: Are you planning on keeping the Datsun horn button?


yea, i picked it up new so it'll stay with the car. May put the nardi up for sale though.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:00 pm 

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Time for the brake reassembly. Again, total overhaul of the brakes and the rear wheel bearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:16 am 
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i still cant get over hos perfect your chassis was when you started. im SO jealous. i have a LONG road ahead of me


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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:55 am 

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Had the old fuel tank refurbished too. Now have a second wind to get this old bird sorted asap.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:34 am 
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[quote="DaveW"]Had the old fuel tank refurbished too. Now have a second wind to get this old bird sorted asap.


Was there anything special done to the tank or the standard clean and seal the inside of the tank?


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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:13 pm 

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volkyboy wrote:
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Had the old fuel tank refurbished too. Now have a second wind to get this old bird sorted asap.


Was there anything special done to the tank or the standard clean and seal the inside of the tank?


Had the tank cleaned by a local specialist, new seals and fresh paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:40 am 

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So, the other day the plating kit arrived. I suppose we could have subbed this out to a firm but decided to give it a go.

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After ALOT of experimenting the results started to come through. Old dirty parts become new shiney parts

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:36 am 
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Ok you have my curiosity. What plating kit is this and what does it consists of and what type of plating can perform. Please provide details..

[quote="DaveW"]So, the other day the plating kit arrived. I suppose we could have subbed this out to a firm but decided to give it a go.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:40 am 

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volkyboy wrote:
Ok you have my curiosity. What plating kit is this and what does it consists of and what type of plating can perform. Please provide details..

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So, the other day the plating kit arrived. I suppose we could have subbed this out to a firm but decided to give it a go.

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I wanted this but couldnt get it into the UK

http://www.caswellplating.com/electropl ... -kits.html

So ended up with this kit in the UK. Can plate, anodise and much more

http://www.gaterosplating.co.uk/Nickel-Plating-Kit.php


So here's a few more pics, really gathering pace now!!

Reassembling the front subframe, steering etc

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Got the master cylinder back together. Lick of fresh paint. New grease inside after a clean out.

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Nicely freshened up idler box etc.

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All linkages sorted now

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I wonder if this will ever see the rain again LOL!!

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Luckily the ball joints are in great shape so a degrease, repaint and regrease and hey presto

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:18 am 

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So a little more has now been done to the old bird.

This little update relates to the new headlining, mirror, light and handles.

Probably lile alot of these car these items are fairly grubby and discoloured by now.

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So with a gentle heat along the outter frame of the rear view mirror. Careful not to over heat as it will crack.

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You can pop the glass out with out much drama as the frame is now subtle. I took the glass to our local glass vendor to be replicated


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You can actually strip the complete mirror assembly, i forgot to take pictures but heck its pretty straight forward.

Next came the Black Vinyl paint. Simply dust on a few coats and hey presto!!!

As im fitting a Black headlining I matched the paint anf went Black.

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Collected the new mirror glass. And the results look pretty good

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Fitting the headlining took approx 6 hours!!


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The pictures really dont do this justice.

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Starting to shape up sooo well

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:43 am 
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Nice work with the mirror! (mine looks the same!)

How do you remove it, does it just pop/clip in place?

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:40 am 

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kev wrote:
Nice work with the mirror! (mine looks the same!)

How do you remove it, does it just pop/clip in place?


Hiya Kev

yes, i heated the front and slowly prized the mirror forward til i got my finger in and it popped out. Once inside the whole dipped/glare bed unscrews so you are left with just the bare plastic casing.

To remove the actual part from the roof itself just give it a firm yank and off it comes and it fits by doing the reverse.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:27 am 
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Thank you, Dave :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:59 pm 

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Looking very very very good!

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 Post subject: Re: Bought myself a KGC10 1972 1 owner!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:07 am 
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Your car is really starting to come together! Looking awesome :)

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