Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet, been busy with mrs car, change of work, wee motorbikes and then lazy.
i did do the H165 diff swap! My boss went away for 3 weeks and left me his car so I took the opportunity to sort it then. No great pics but after I cleaned it up I hit it with some black zinc and then spare 2k black my flat mate was using.
black zinced the springs and bolts and brackets and shit, swapped the shoes and cylinders etc over, cut the old shock mounts off and welded to new diff, swapped the hose mount to opposite side, tidied and swapped hard lines and handbrake cables and made a small bracket to move the cable mount about 50mm across. Cbf cutting it off and rewelding and painting again.
had to shorten and balance driveshaft using the larger rear flange off Ute to suit the new diff. Also scored a factory style output seal for the box with the the steel shell through a supplier at work.
i don’t like the new ratio
ill keep an eye out for a different head I guess. Have spent ages adjusting the brakes and starting to get somewhere.
Then a yarn cam up of a NOS roof skin in a blokes shed roof.
calls were made and it showed up a few weeks later. Was damaged in transit yonks ago and the guy tucked it away for a rainy day.
well everyone knows my roof is fucked from a fire way before bart and I had this so it’s forever changing shape and now the bog has cracked. Time to re-roof it.
Now because it’s a datsun, of course the cunt was rusty despite never touching a car and being dry its entire life.. It had a few dings and scrapes but most hammered out well, the rest will be done when it’s stuck to the car so I have some rigidity.
i buzzed it All back and wire wheeled the Deep bits and hit it with 2K epoxy etch to seal away the baddies. The inside was much better so just got rust converted after wheeling.
sorry to the neighbourhood for 90 minutes of this bitch singing on the panel stand, very harmonious for a Good Friday.
so yeah, dunno when I’ll attach it now. Means I should do new rubbers and change to a better screen, a real headlining at the same time too. $