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  1. I had to do a wheel bearing for my warrant. Otherwise good!
  2. the PV skyline ones are big compared eh. unfortunately I found another car on Facebook that’s very similar in colour to what I had in mind for all these years. Essentially, I’ll have more stripes and gold pearl.. so will press on with plan, lol.
  3. Also a place called Dawson’s springs and wireform in Chch?
  4. 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. $
  5. Not sure what bit’s you need, but I replaced the main one with some generic rubber From basis, I can get the part number. The rest could be found at para rubber with some patient searching. Ute stuff will be available new genuine but may need modification/trimming to suit sedan
  6. Cool, done! Just waiting for x member and some 2pot calipers from an NA 4 stud stagea, skyline etc to start mounting, mod tunnel and front panel, maybe area above diff.
  7. Welds aren’t pretty but they are proper stuck. Gave them a quick grind and zinc sprayed. Stoked! again, one side had a bit of a gap from the side to the tub and was gay to weld but got there eventually.. was more important the other 3 edges lined up honestly
  8. I put in the new master cylinder, swapped the new accelerator pumps out for the old ones, was a big bog when stood on.worked a treat. Swapped drivers glass for a spare I was given less the scratches. Sealed the quarter windows into their surrounds again. Random pic of how it is. Painting in the garage means cleaning outside. falcon diff for escort and H165 for 1200.
  9. Painting in the garage means cleaning outside. falcon diff for escort and H165 for 1200.
  10. Beside LH bonnet hinge. Yeah I welded that knick up after Inner and outer here too.
  11. Welded the tubs and zinc sprayed. First one went well, second was a bit gappy and had some blowouts but cleaned up ok.Will be smeared in sealer when finished so.. Left the ends Incase I need some movement for final fit. The escort heater bubbles always rust out. Mine was decent but it was certainly going to reappear if not chopped out fully. I made some patches years back and glued them in today. Hit it with the sand blaster first, the rust started again since I had bare metalled areas before storage. That lip usually pokes out an inch the whole way but I’ve pushed it down for clearance of engine and to drain better. It can chill like this until I start mounting stuff and then can be trimmed more or brought back up or whatever. i started on another patch but left the rust killer and copper spray drying, filled some screw holes & pinholes and called it a day.
  12. the other day I slotted the mount holes and hung this in
  13. Spent a few hours yesterday getting the tubs mocked up.
  14. The hubs are S13 4 stud. The s13 disc (254mm) and calipers (single pot) are decent but they HP vs size bracket I’m aiming to be In Requires 2pots and 280mm vented. would be perfect for an NA setup.
  15. Been rinsed by work lately so just chillin. needed to do something so I looked into the passenger wheel arch Years old shit patch blew through while welding so I stopped. Present day I chopped it out and took it all out, wire wheeled and rust killed. It was going so well I failed to take a pic when finished, realised as I was priming.. might have secured a matching standard CA bottom end. got flywheel ground.
  16. Few holes filled or re-repaired. I spent a while on the tubs and have had to change my plan.. I wanted nice radius’s on edges but that was going to cost me about 3.5inch so I went with function over form and will have square edges. Ran out of panel steel so once I get a new sheet I’ll finish them up. deleting exhaust hanger mounts behind wheel arch Did this x2 they are either side of handbrake. I think there was something to do with the flip seats on the tunnel? Been a while since I cut whatever it was out. Drivers floor is the worst of the pan, getting a bit thin! The underseal had worked fucking well cant tell but there’s decent ridges that needed recreated i also Brought a brand new set of Z flex Tein adjustables for S13 through work, they cost more than other brands but I like the fact they can be fullly serviced. Some of these lesser name brands are a real mission to find bushes and things when they wear out. Hakon was the next in line but aftersale support was a ? didnt hurt that my end goal is a green and gold colour scheme. about the darest single purchase I’ve ever made for parts and it was still at staff cost.. tight fo’ life
  17. I know I know, but I want to run wide 14s and the cool brakes won’t clear. don put me onto the RB25 powered 280 & 2pots and I’m pursuing.. heres an upright CA for interests sake
  18. Well the brake dream didn’t pan out. Couldn’t bleed up a decent pedal, tried lots. chewed off the flare on brake pipe, scored another one, still shit, tried to bleed the master and snapped off the bleed. Broke the easyout in it also. found a spare master so though I’d swap out but the tube nuts on the car are wasted and it was going to Be a major. Bled them again and didn’t improve. Bled the back brakes and the pedal came back, but disappeared again when going back to the front. said fuck it drove out the next morning to the track day, had a few canes and loved it! was still able to send it, just using whatever pedal I had and gears. Got a new master cylinder to put In sometime.
  19. big thanks to nickm, went to collect the bits I was after and he loaded me up with lots of other crap too! more space in his shop, less in mine but I’m stoked. Unfortunately the cert bible says I should have 280mm vented discs and twinpot calipers so these won’t be useful but I’ll pass them on and look for some skyline ones.
  20. Tacked in some patches deleting factory exhaust mounts and stuff. laid into the chassis rails with a dent puller to make them nice and crisp again. Some bits I cut out and flattened instead.. They weren’t horrendous but I want them straight. And I can pump rust kill into the rails
  21. I brought some cool suspension and brakey bits from nickm, will disclose when I have them and sort through.. also got timken rear wheel bearings, metallic pads, caliper kits, UJ and some sundry items from work. I’ve been a bit off this week and have had to shit 350% more than normal so haven’t layed into it but have done a little more on the rear tubs
  22. What have I done recently.... Fuck all! my mate scored a Ute so we stripped it out and as Payment for doing it and storing it at my place he gave me the diff. It’s an H165 which is a bit bigger and gruntier than the standard H145 in it now. Ill get around to swapping it in at some point. It’s not a straight bolt in affair but achievable in a day with some wee mods. its got a new 2in exhaust all the way through with 1 reasonably new muffler that was kicking around, made a decent difference to performance, has a great rasp to it and dosent hit the ground or body! It’s like, slightly too loud but acceptable. I farmed it out to a mate at pitstop cause I fucking HATE exhausts. i put new carb kits in it. I put it on the dyno and made 64hp at the wheels, I thought it would be closer to 80 but no.. power to weight is a wonderful thing! theres a track day this weekend so I whipped the discs off and got them skimmed, kitted the calipers and painted, new pads. Brakes were getting very manual. i finally got that proper wheel alignment done, booked at another local shop and they rang to say nay, and sent me to Tony’s tire service on Blenheim Rd. They have some fancy Hunter machine that can cope with low old cars with small profile tyres. It’s great now! Haven’t driven it much since, it was pissing down when I picked it up so couldn’t cane it properly.
  23. I’ll definitely farm out the shortening/splining etc but very handy to know!
  24. Popped a datsun wheel under it for a laugh. Upside-down misery