Ozdat Home Feature Cars Ozdat Classifieds Event Calander Links Trade Link Tech Resource Merchandise Donate Web Mail
It is currently Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:52 am

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Datto number 2 for her.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
The wife gets Datto number 2 on Saturday.Engineered SR 20 DE.It has been previously registered in N.S.W.Aparently failed rego check for rust in the boot rubber channel.If in deed that's all that's wrong than its getting registered as a driver whilst my Datto number 5 gets a full rebuild.I was hoping to get another one but that fell through.This one almost fell through too.Everything is looking sweet.come Saturday I hope to have it on the car trailer by lunch time.I know stuff all about SR s but they go great I hear so this will be interesting.The wife's other 1600 ended up as a rally car and aparently met an early death being rolled in the 80 's.Since then she has played around with Gemini 's Toyota Celica's T. 18 's a couple of mitsubiti 4x4 and a Navara 4X4 duel cab.She currently has a kluger.She can't wait to get this Datto.Eventually. Her 1600 and mine will have the same external appearance and same styled interior.Once my car gets rebuilt than her 1600 goes on the rotisserie for a good strip back and repair before reassembled.I will get some pics on Saturday.I hope she will be able to drive it as she is in a wheel chair and mostly only drives autos.She may require an auto but we will see .
Młl


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:33 pm
Posts: 85
Nice one, any pics of the new car?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Yeah there will be pics.We pick it up today.The chap we are buying it off could not afford to get it fixed for rego.He has family commitments and needs the money for that.I truely admire that attribute in a man.Family first.My wife and me are going to offer him an invitation to a track day when we get both our Datsuns done.We will let him go out and flog the sh*t out of them cause datto's love it.To be honest I feel bad taking someone's datto off their hands but it will get a good home and yeah it only being a car it will still become a loved member of our family.I myself had a 30 year break from Datto's due to family commitments so I know how it feels.I have had 4 previous Datsun 1600's and the wife has had one.Its either fortunate or maybe unfortunate that we are now in our late 50's and doing up cars.We only had 1Datsun( well Nissan) in our 30 year break and that was a brief encounter with a duel cab Nissan Navara 4x4.It was fantastic machanicly but far too much rust.Car float first up than squeeze some more money from the hole in the wall and off we go to take delivery of my wife's Datto number2
DatsEZ


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Got it home today lots of good points but plenty more bad ones too.Rust is better than my Datsun but both my wife's car and mine will require full bare metal strip down/ rebuild.Just too much uncertainty in the cars integrity body wise.SR 20 s do this to cross bracing do they? This cars parcel shelf and rear cross bracing is cracked and its been previously welded too.I will repair this and install a decent extra brace off the rear spring tower to the parcel shelf.Any here's som pics.
DatsEZ.


Attachments:
image.jpeg
image.jpeg [ 1.48 MiB | Viewed 173 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Some more


Attachments:
image.jpeg
image.jpeg [ 1.55 MiB | Viewed 173 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
The previous pictures were the motor and that dodgy cross bracing.Just a couple more.This car has plenty of potential but it needs far more than a little bit of rust work?.


Attachments:
image.jpeg
image.jpeg [ 1.73 MiB | Viewed 173 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Yeah just a little bog will fix her yeah.No way Jose.If it's going to get done I will do everything in my power to do it right.I just spent a couple of thou on workshop equiptment so I am serious about doing it as good as I can.Probably don't really have the money but I do have the time.My wife and me hopefully be enjoying our rides in about 2 years time.


Attachments:
image.jpeg
image.jpeg [ 1.33 MiB | Viewed 173 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Yeah just a little bog will fix her yeah.No way Jose.If it's going to get done I will do everything in my power to do it right.I just spent a couple of thou on workshop equiptment so I am serious about doing it as good as I can.Probably don't really have the money but I do have the time.My wife and me hopefully be enjoying our rides in about 2 years time.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Sorry for the double post.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:34 pm
Posts: 391
Location: sydney
Ive never seen a 1600 crack along that area before . I wonder what made it crack there!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Posts: 78
Datto's do crack but out of the 4 previous ones I have owned none actually cracked exactly there.I was just going to just weld that crack and leave it but it may have metal fatigue in that area so I am going to fold up a fairly long piece to replace the cracked piece.The parcel shelf is substantially weakened too by 6"x9" speaker holes .Once that is addressed than I will fabricate a decent cross brace from the tower to the parcel shelf.My friends race car has a massive X brace but his fuel cell is where the spare wheel would be so he had more room.
DatsEZ


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group