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#1 OFFLINE   ruffgeezer

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:59 PM

Mike hasn't long left, the slave battery I brought home was beyond shagged and one of the brakelights doesn't work.

 

Other than that I think I'm pretty happy, but it's dark and I haven't had a proper look at it yet... here are a couple of teasers;

 

Not shown in this pic, smoke appearing from the slave battery which was swiftly dispatched hedgewards.

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I love the front end of this.

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To do list;

  • Welding to floor, front inner wings & rear arches
  • Tyres
  • Lights
  • Number plates
  • Service mechanicals
  • Wash
  • Paint

 


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#2 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:05 PM

AMAZING.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:05 PM

That looks great. More details and pics please!
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:06 PM

Well bought
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:32 PM

Yay it's staying in the Autoshite family! Loving old Datsuns, Paging DollyWobbler to the beige courtesy phone for a featurette


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:57 PM

Gorgeous car 😊

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:02 PM

Well bought sir, i look forwards to reading your progress with it.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:04 PM

Exciting! :)



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:10 PM

That last point is very important.  APPROVED.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

Obviously, I'm going to offer my heartfelt congratulations as a fellow 1200 owner!

 

Good luck with getting everything sorted. I look forward to hearing how it progresses. I'm sure you'll have it looking like this soon enough:

 

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1971 Datsun 1200 Estate (B110) press photo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

To be honest though, given that many of them looked like this by the end of the '70s it's remarkable that any have survived:

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:22 PM

SKILLS


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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And if it is broke just ignore it, and maybe it'll be sort of OK...?


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:25 PM

What an absolute honey this is.  Can't wait for the resurrection story :-D


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#14 OFFLINE   ruffgeezer

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for the support everyone, this'll be a slow burner for sure.

 

 

Obviously, I'm going to offer my heartfelt congratulations as a fellow 1200 owner!

 

Good luck with getting everything sorted. I look forward to hearing how it progresses.

 

 

I'm aiming for mechanical overhaul first, do you have any good contacts for parts?


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:41 PM

Eddie Ratley (Ratdat) on the East Coast, or Will Lightburn(Datman) down south in East Grinstead, would both be good places to start.

If they haven't got it,one should be able to point you...

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:42 PM

Thanks for the info Nigel, this one was living with Ed up until a few hours ago!


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:45 PM

ooft

 

only wash windows and the plates obv.

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:58 PM

Yup, what Nigel said. Probably Datman more for service stuff. Also eBay, including sites in Australia and Japan.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:07 PM

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Nice to meet you again ruffgeezer, have fun with her!


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 07:57 PM

In that shot it looks like a scaled down Ital with a tailgate that fits properly.


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#21 OFFLINE   ruffgeezer

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:50 PM

Patinated;

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Misfirey, missing airbox lid but running order;

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High tech;

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Details;

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Love that front end, hoping to get some crystal 7" H4s to replace the broken sealed beams.

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Paint is, erm well it needs a buff;

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Lovely;

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:56 PM

That looks bloody awesome! What's it like rust wise?
It looks great as it is with the old battered paint and surface rust, but are you planning on painting it?
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Posted 09 September 2016 - 10:07 PM

Wonderful!


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 10:22 PM

DNP X100000000.

Taht looks amazing.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:16 AM

That looks awesome ruffgeezer.   Your car obviously but wouldn't the crystal lights look a bit out of place?   Or is that the point?


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:40 AM

Yours still has the radio blanking plate too, excellent!

 

Looks like it was originally this dark green colour?

 

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Datsun 1200 Estate (B110) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Sadly those shots are nearly 20yrs old, so no chance of spares there.

 

Others of relevance:

 

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1973 Datsun 1200 Estate (B110) c.1994/95 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Another one long-gone.

 

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1973 Datsun 1200 Estate (B110) Daily Mail 1/6/74 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Amazingly, this thing lasted until 1982. I can't imagine doing 2,000 miles a week in mine - I bet the drivers caned it mercilessly just to give some light relief to each journey.


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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:07 AM

What a lovely, lovely thing. 

 

Must not paint at all. Just 'clear coat' it :)



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:02 PM

It's going to be difficult, there are some new panels with it that will have to be painted in the original green, the front wings are a horror of hammerite, wob and fibreglass.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:51 PM

Great project.

Love the bird shite patina.

I had a 180B in the eighties. Mechanically bulletproof but sadly more filler than steel.



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

Polish applied;

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Spare parts checked out:

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Odd bits found;

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