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#101 george 53

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

Cool,Greg, I'm Definately lookin forward to it! i KNOW it'll be another KILLER Daddy-O!!! REAL GOOD ta see ya back at it, an GREAT hearin from ya!!! :lol: :D

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:06 PM

Cool,Greg, I'm Definately lookin forward to it! i KNOW it'll be another KILLER Daddy-O!!! REAL GOOD ta see ya back at it, an GREAT hearin from ya!!! ;) ;)

Cheers George.. ;) (man..can't believe how quick that month went.... :huh: ...)
Just wanted to drag this back, as the dust is about to get blown off the Datto again......YAY !!! :P
I will have a "test" shot of my wheels an tyres in the next day or two......YES, THEY ARE READY.....WOOHOO..... :huh: :)
They will be available for sale in the very near future (1-2 weeks..)....thought the day would never arrive..... :D


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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:19 PM

Well...was a little longer than "a day or two"....... :lol: .....

Fresh outta the mail this arvo......I have a set of "test" samples.....NICE ! B)
Please excuse the dirtiness....I didn't even give them a clean for pics... <_< ....but they DO look great.
Clean up will be minimal, and I feel once the tyres have a scrub down, they will yield a very convincing street tyre....
Rims will only need a slight clean up on the inside of the outer half, along with the spokes. :P

I'm negotiating on a set (4) of turned aluminium valve stems with a very reputable guy, so I can add those to each set.. B)
Enquires may be forwarded to me here, or by PM..

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Cheers guys.....more soon.....
Greg

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:45 AM

OOOO Greg, them rascals look GREAT!!! Especially when you think of their size! hey, the wait wasn't bad, caz anything worth havein,is WORTH the wait! these certainly are! Don't worry bout how clean they are, after a lap, they WON'T be!!
Greg, this is gonna be even MORE fun than it has been! Seein this bad boy come together has been SOOOOO cool! I can't wait ta see it finished, no matter how long it takes!!! B) :lol: :D

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 11:59 AM

So U R back work NICE love the things you r doing bro. Can't help but look in. Keep up the good work. :lol: B)

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:01 PM

Thanks so much George and Derrick.. :blink:
Pics fixed in above post....think Fotki chucked an attack of some kind.. B) All good again.


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:25 PM

GLAD ta see yer back at it Greg! Like I said before,take all the time ya want, caz ANYTHING worth havein is worth waitin for! And THIS is WORTH waitin for!!!!! keep up the GREAT work! B) :blink:

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:54 PM

Tires and wheels look Awesome.
Really Awesome..
What did you mold the tires with?
My friend Molds lots of parts but can't seem to find anything
to mold tires with but hard Resin.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:37 AM

Tires and wheels look Awesome.
Really Awesome..
What did you mold the tires with?
My friend Molds lots of parts but can't seem to find anything
to mold tires with but hard Resin.

Thanks Rodney. :)
Mate, I had a friend make these for me...I believe he used a "rubber" compound to form the tyres...not sure of it's origin..
They were offered in "soft, medium or hard" compound....I chose medium. They feel good. I didn't want them to squash after years sitting on the shelf. ;)

Packages are ready for shipment....Any takers ?.... :D :lol:
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Cheers guys.


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Posted 28 November 2009 - 03:07 PM

Thanks Rodney. :)
Mate, I had a friend make these for me...I believe he used a "rubber" compound to form the tyres...not sure of it's origin..
They were offered in "soft, medium or hard" compound....I chose medium. They feel good. I didn't want them to squash after years sitting on the shelf. ;)

Cheers guys.


Thanks, My friend is trying to find that Rubber stuff for tire molding..
Hard Resin tires aren't that great.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 03:36 PM

You can try these ...

http://www.micromark...-2-LB,8300.html

http://www.alumilite...ategory=Casting Resins

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:10 PM

You can try these ...

http://www.micromark...-2-LB,8300.html

http://www.alumilite...ategory=Casting Resins

Thank you sir.
I will look into that for my Friend.
He has more fun doing molds than models lately. ;)

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:36 AM

Hey guys,

Figured it was due time to get yous up to speed...:P
I got pretty busy over the Christmas break....aaaah, 3 weeks annual leave sure pays off.......

First off, I tackled the rear duck-tail spoiler for the hatch. Relatively easy sheet plastic and 2-part putty....
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In place on the hatch. It will bolt on from beneath as on the 1:1 variety.....
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Attention was then directed towards some interior work....
Tamiya supply a beaut pre-molded rubber like interior tray which does look good.....but I had plans for something just a little bit wilder.... :blink:
After finding several good reference pics, I did this.......
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I know the holes are not entirely accurate......it's all about saving weight....................:lol:
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Rear floor area was smoothed and new boxes behind the seats were built up from plastic sheet..
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Next was the installation of a "safety" item....................
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Since the interior was shaping up ok, I decided to send the motor to the "shop"......................MAJOR overhaul time. :D
The head was stripped down.........................
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The order went out for a new head as the old one was warped from an overheating drama........:lol:
The apprentice come back with this.......
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Hopefully with some more sanding and trimming this will resemble an OS Giken Twin-Cam head. :D
I managed to keep the height pretty close, thanks to a buddy from another board. Beside the standard motor they almost look similar....
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Work has continued today on the rocker cover, it should be close to done by tomorrow.....
Hope you like where I'm heading with it.....it has been a blast so far...

Many thanks guys
cheers
Greg


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:32 AM

Hey Greg, its nice to see some more work, lol. i love it, lol. wow that looks awsome!!!!!!! and about the holes not being accurate....... dont worry about it, lol. i have found alot of people doing different stuff trying to save wieght in cars. i had a friend that had a suzuki swift, and he took the front bumper bar and drill over 100 holes in it, lol. it looked like a giant cheese grater, lol. and wow, that twin cam looks awsome too! i can't wait to see more on this big bad boy! lol. i hope you have a good one, and keep up the fantastic work!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:38 AM

Stumpman, I always tell ya good stuff is worth waitin for!!! It's lookin GOOD homie! The interior is commin out GREAT! Like Brad says, the holes look like they belong there, it's a racer for cripes sakes! Don't know what a racein 6 looks, like at least not what Datsun 6 looks like. But it does look like i would expect one to look like.
Does THAT make sense? Anyway I'm lookin forward to seein this bad boy's updates Daddy-O, Jus keep 'em commin!!!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

Hey guys...back from a mini hiatus.....purchased a new set of wheels and been having waay too much fun driving....;)

So after some 2......um, 5 months break, it's time to get busy once more...:huh:
Most of what follows has been finished a while.....just never got around to posting.....B) sorry....

The rocker cover has been finished........twice. Hood clearance issues with the first version saw about 4-5mm of fat trimmed off the head and rocker cover...;)
This was the initial trial fit.....
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Also, note.....the engine tilts the opposite way to what it is supposed too.....on purpose. :D I swapped engine mounts, cut off the tranny and re-aligned it.
This also involved re-modding the sump to slant the other way....Whilst at it I made a sort of race style sump....
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This is how the rocker finished.....well, almost. Still some detail painting to do.....
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Started adding extras like the water bypass hose.....
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Nestled in for another trial.....
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New headers from 3.2mm solid solder made to suit. The water pipe along the head is fitted too..Lots of tiny bolts.......
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That's where we're at for now.......I'm also working on my "stock" conversion of the Safari car, so updates may be slow......
Thanks for stopping by guys.
cheers
Greg


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:04 PM

looking very nice!

about the cam cover, i take it you mean you basically lowered its profile on top of the head. i have to say it looks much better this way. maybe its not prototypically correct, i dont know, but it looks great with the lower profile.

thanks for posting more pics, its really looking good!

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:44 PM

Stump!!!! Glad tahear from ta again! Howya been? The lil Datty's STILL lookin good Daddy-O, lookin forward to seein it all wrapped up an ready ta roll! Don't stop now!!!!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:22 PM

Thanks JB and George..;)

JB, yes. I actually trimmed approx 1.5mm off the top of the head itself, then approx 2.5mm off the cam cover.
It really looks a lot closer to the 1:1 version now...so I'm glad I had to do it......:) It also gave me an excuse to add the OS logo, which I wasn't going to worry about.

George, yeah.....figured it was high time I got my butt into gear....:lol: Goin' alright mate..;) How you doin' these days..? All good I hope man.

More soon guys...

cheers
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:51 PM

Well.....long overdue update time again.........:D

240Z "Showroom stock"

Yes, you read that right.....I have started on my second big Datsun. :lol: The first one is still a work in progress, but I decided to get this rolling too....
A lot of work has been completed over the last month or two.....Here's a start......

I had saved a few of the major components from the first build, especially to add to this one...main items being the fuel tank, spare wheel housing and interior parts....
As it turned out, that was the easiest part of this build..................
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The voids in the front chassis rails got smoothed, I added the top of the firewall (after it was carefully cut from the body), added some ribs and bumps, plus a new hood latch.
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From there on in....things got a bit tougher.......
First challenge was to fabricate an exhaust system, as most of the key items were already in use on the first car....
My first design was a twin-pipe duel tip........
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As happy as I was, most of my reference showed that a single pipe system would be much more accurate......so I then made this.....
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Attention was then directed back to the motor. It had been assembled and painted some time ago......
I needed to make a heat shield, this was cut from .5mm sheet, added some ribs, a couple of holes, and it was ready to bolt in place.
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Continues......................