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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:27 pm 
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G'Day All,
I have really enjoyed reading thru all the other build threads here on OZDAT and I thought it was about time I started my own.
I have in the past owned four 1600’s but never had enough funds to do any major work, except for a 69 model a friend and I brought which was a painted shell with a 12 point roll cage. We got this car to the point of being a rolling concern but unfortunately I had to move for work and we sold it in 2004.
Now that I am going thru my mid-life crisis or what my daughters call Meno-Pause, I thought why not get myself a Datto.
After a bit of searching I purchased the 1600 back in January 2015.
My plan for the 1600 is a ground up rebuild and SR20DET conversion with Datsport installation kit. I just want a nice clean 1600 with a bit of sting in its tail to have some fun in.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:33 pm 
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February 2015
Bit the bullet purchased a half cut 180sx from Queensland.
S13 Black top with 5 speed transmission.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:35 pm 
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April 2015
I started to strip the 1600 down and set it up on my homemade rotisserie and putting aside parts I would not need for sale.
Started removing the underbody deadener and soon grew tired of the hours spent, so I ended up getting most of the 1600 wet blasted by a friend of mine Simon from Revive Blasting.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:37 pm 
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May 2015
Started Seam welding now that all the underbody deadener has been removed. Then applied primer to all the area’s that were wet blasted to stop surface rust and now time to start on rust repairs.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:43 pm 
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June 2015
Whilst on the hunt for a collapsible steering column and box I spoke to Baz at Datsport and was given contact details for a guy in N.S.W who had what I needed plus more.
I ended up purchasing.
1. Collapsible steering column and box
2. Steering column surround
3. Steering Wheel and Boss Kit
4. Dash Pad in excellent condition
5. Adjustable Strut tops
6. DSK250C equivalent built Front Struts
7. Door Trims in excellent condition
8. Rear Adjustable Cross Member and Swing Arms with Disk Brake
9. Rear Springs and Shocks
10. Steering Box Brace
11. Front seats with mounting rails


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:47 pm 
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July 2015
I thought it was about time to fire up the half cut but the fuel pump I was trying to use wasn’t supplying enough pressure. I purchased a BA Falcon fuel pump assembly off Ebay and modified the original fuel tank to suit. Connected it up to the half cut and she purred like a kitten.

Next was the gearbox as I noticed some water coming out the rear housing, I removed the gearbox from the half cut and pulled it down and found no damage from the water and the gearbox was in good condition. I cleaned up, fitted new front and rear seals, filled with some oil and put aside.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:57 pm 
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June 2015 - Present
Now the fun begins start on the rust repairs and filling in unwanted holes.
Have purchased a few replacement panels from Muscle Car Parts
Front Guards, Rear Quarters etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Great stuff!!

Makes me realise that I need to organise my mid-life crisis a bit better. I thought just filling the spare garage bay with a Datto would be enough. It's not. More Datto things needed... :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Looking good. I remember this. I'll be following. Might hit you up for some parts off your half cut once you finish working out what you want to use off it!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:32 pm 
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I still have plenty of body work to complete before I even start removing anything off the half cut.
Let me know what your after and I might be able to help you out.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:15 pm 
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Update on rust repairs
Haven't had as much time as I would like but have been able to get a few bits done.

Rust in both Front Wheel Arches
Rust around Rear Windscreen Frame
Front sections of Rain Gutters
Drivers Side Floor
Firewall Drain which I am going to leave open.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:38 pm 
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Nice work mate. Some good progress happening!!
Good pick up with the Datsport stuff too!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:40 pm 
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ooh, that all looks very familiar! Good job!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 am 
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Fantastic .I am on my Datsun number 5 at the age of 57 and the wife picks up her Datsun number 2 today.It is just so great to have the funds and time to do up Datsuns properly.I would have liked to have started it earlier but better late than never.You and others here are a great motivation/inspiration to folk like me .Keep up the great work.The wife and me love you folk sharing your build stories and pictures.
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