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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:20 am 
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31GUN wrote:
You appear to have an electric crank.

We're all using them round my way, have you still got a mechanical one ?

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:08 am 
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31GUN wrote:
You appear to have an electric crank.


:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:51 am 
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Location: Elbow deep in grease, in a garage somewhere in Sydney
Good god this thing is going to be a stunning car when it's done.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:11 am 
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Thanks, I certainly hope so. :tu:

I picked up the trim pieces and seat today. All the work is top notch! These pictures are not the best sorry.

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These are the door skins. They are not 'true' to GTR's of the time as they didn't have carpet on them, just vinyl. I made a mistake there but I'm not really concerned, I actually quite like it and it will help to protect the doors from scuffs.

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Alan removed all of the chrome work and polished it. He also replaced the felt runners that sit against the windows.

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The rear trim pieces.

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And the completed rear seats!

I didn't bother putting holes for window winders as I picked up some switches and electric motors/mechanisms from Japan which I plan to service and fit. The motors/mechanisms just arrives today so I'll post up some shots. I figure it will be nice to have some mod cons!

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:02 pm 

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Looks fantastic man! Seriously good work there. I'm jealous, wish I could do that. Maybe I should learn haha.

But seriously that looks awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:00 pm 

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Very attentive detail work. Nice job. Keep going, get it on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:42 am 
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Picked up these bad boys on the weekend.

Fully Restored Triple 44mm Mikunis
Genuine Mikuni Manifold & Linkages
Genuine Mikuni 50mm Trumpets
Genuine Mikuni Soft Mounts
All new jets, pump diaphragms and gaskets etc
All hardware replated

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:27 am 

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wow, cant wait for th sound


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:14 pm 
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I removed more of the dash and fittings from the car over the weekend. I also had a play with a spare cluster surround I had to see how easy it was to remove the wood grain finish. As most of you are probably aware, underneath that wood grain trim is the raw aluminium finish used in the GTR. Obviously the same piece was used, it was simply covered for the non GTR models.

It turns out thinners or gun wash is very effective! I tested this on my spare piece and it worked a treat. The only common problem is a lot of pieces have corrosion "worms" in the finish. I'm not sure if this is a result of the trimming process or what. The first piece I tested was petty bad so I decided I'd make something similar to a mitre box and line the base with either 1500 wet and dry or 3M steel pad then pass the alloy through to get a new uniform brushed finish.

I decided I'd remove the second panel last night more carefully than the test piece so I wouldn't damage or bend the alloy. I tried using a heat gun but it's not fantastic. It looks like a contact adhesive is used on the back of the alloy panel to fix it to the plastic. I ended up pouring some gun wash in between the alloy and the plastic and then waited for it to dissolve the glue. Not great for the plastic but I do have a spare which I plan on spraying.

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Once the alloy was off I make up a make shift bath with foil and left the piece if for about 30 mins or so.

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Once the thinners does it's work the wood grain cover is reduced to a balloon like rubber and simply peels off. It's a bit tricky to get off the edges but with some care it all comes off.

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The contact adhesive also peels off the back

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Once all the glue and rubber is removed, if you are REALLY lucky you might fine a virtually perfect aluminium panel like I did. It's still a bit grubby in this pictures so I'll brush it with some more thinners tonight and give it a good scrub. It has some very minor corrosion spots but I'm not going to both fixing them, if anything we may try and clear it.

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A word of advice, make sure your bath doesn't leak. My garage is going to smell like a spray shop for a while :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:02 pm 
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I removed the remainder of the stainless trim from the car last night with a heat gun. It was glued down real good which was a major pain in the ass. That's the entire outside of the car done now. I have sent most of the bright work away for straightening and polishing. Will post pics when it comes back.

It doesn't look like a whole lot has changed really but it's good progress. I'll gut the rest of the interior soon I reckon and have the parcel shelf and other trim pieces remade.

I'm waiting on some space to shift the car before I remove the engine and blast the car, I need it running to move from the garage. I may remove bonnet, boot and doors etc and start work on them before hand.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
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good progress :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:01 pm 
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Progress is a bit slow at this point, I've got stuff away being worked on which I'm hoping to pick up this week and some parts coming from Japan also.

I pulled the cluster and gauges from the car when the interior came out. I'm always amazed my how much dust I find and where I find it. I guess I have to remember the car is 37 years old, older than me! Anyhow I wanted to clean and service the lot, make sure that they were OK electronically and reset the ODO as the car is really being reborn, so it deserves 0 on the clock.

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I've removed the clock on these as the GTR's had a 'Nissan' blanking plate instead of the clock. Hoping that should arrive this week.

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Reset the back to 0, looking much cleaner now too.

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I cut and polished up all the lenses, cleaned the housings, dials and needles, checked the circuit boards and components and then reassembled the lot. I'm trying to decide if I change the globes out for LED's or stick with bulbs for the warm glow they give. It's interesting how the bulb housings are painted in certain areas to restrict where the light shines. I think I'll have to play with this and see what looks right.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:07 am 
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can you explain more about how you cleaned the circuit board ?
what did you use ?

I was looking at doing something similar to mine ...

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:39 pm 
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It depends on the state of the boards. If they are just dirty or have flux residue then a toothbrush and Methylated Spirits or Isopropyl Alcohol, I prefer Isopropyl as it doesn't leave a white residue like Metho. If there is any corrosion then you'll want to use CRC NF Contact Cleaner Spray or an equivalent.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:00 am 
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Thanks !

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:41 pm 
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I fitted the breather/fuel cap covers yesterday. They look great but the cover for the fuel cap was no where close to fitting so I had to sand it down. Finishes off the covers really nicely. I just need to find a new lock mechanism for the fuel cover as the one I have is missing the key hole cover.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Magnificent!! The attention to detail :shock:

Keep the great work rolling on in!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Pulled the glass out over the weekend and the rest of the interior. The windscreen wasn't too bad, it obviously been replaced before because the sealant was still quite soft and workable. I used the heat gun and knife and managed to lift it out pretty easily in one piece, too bad it's chipped and needs to be replaced anyhow. The rear glass was a differennt story, the sealant was seriously hard and they heat gun didn't do much other than set it on fire :roll:

My dad came up with the great idea of using his new Makita Mult-tool to cut though the sealant. It cut like a hot knife though butter, I would have been there for hours doing it by hand otherwise. We got the rear glass out with no scratches or cracks, I'm not sure if rear glass can be sourced?

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I still have to clean up around the windscreen but both the front and rear seem to be in pretty good shape with only some very minor rust at the rear. On the drivers side there is a few clip mounts missing and some pin holes that will need to be fixed.

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The inside looks pretty good too, some minor rust in the rear foot wells where water has sat around the drain holes and some surface on the sides but I'm pretty happy. Next will be the doors, and the dash which will be re-skinned.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:16 am 
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Looks really clean inside. Man I hope I can find one as clean.

I'll have to remember the multi for the screen.

When's the car going to get sprayed. Going white?

:lol: I reckon red is the go

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 C110 (KHGC110 240K) Build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:19 am 
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The Multi is the bomb!! It's a while off body work at the moment. I'm going to strip it down myself in preparation for rust repair. Also need to save some serious money I think!

Yep white is the color, red is nice too huh. You don't see many around at all.

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