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My 1975 C110 Skyline Restoration


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I've been a bit slack on updates! With the tubs done the guards needed repair and modification for the flares. The flares were trial fitted in order to get the correct positioning for the mounting hardware and panel modification. 

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Swage lines were rolled into the guards as per the genuine GTR, the flares sit in here. With the panel off it was a perfect opportunity to tack on mounting hardware for the flares. 

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The completed panels ready to be primed 

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You can clearly see the repair sections here before paint

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Quarter panels primed and ready to be welded back into place

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There were no real surprised when the scuttle panel needed to come off. Guess what we found? If you answered more rust, you get a gold star! 

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The base of both guards was pretty bad but no real surprises there considering it was fairly heavily bogged. Replacement sections were constructed then welded in place. The flares were also trial fitted, mounting hardware was welded in behind the guard to make attachment nice and neat. 

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Awesome work mate. I've just started restoring an R32 GTR myself. (I say restoring but its more like painting and re-assembling haha). 

Glad I don't have to go to this effort. You are definitely doing this properly!

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1 hour ago, Tenny said:

Awesome work mate. I've just started restoring an R32 GTR myself. (I say restoring but its more like painting and re-assembling haha). 

Glad I don't have to go to this effort. You are definitely doing this properly!

I was just having a read of your thread actually, should be nice man. Yeah definitely be thankful you don't need to go to this effort, it hurts haha :)

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With all of the panels, doors and skins now rust free the car is FINALLY rust free. This is a major milestone and really exciting! The roof skin, rear and and quarter panels are all welded back into place and aligned nicely. There is still work to to but it's looking like a car again. 

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35 minutes ago, PranK said:

Dang I love this project.

Thanks mate! Hopefully you'll see it in person sometime in the near future

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9 minutes ago, mr_rbman said:

Is this one of those projects where you knew what you were getting into from the start or has it just snowballed the more you delved?!?

 

Good question... I think I always knew that old Nissan/Datsun was a can of worms but the difficult part is you don't really know just how big the can is until you blast the shell. The shell was pretty bad, lots of hidden gems but I'm in so deep now that the only thing to do is to finish it. It will be worth it in the end...*nervous laughter* 

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So now the body is done the fun stuff begins. The guards have to be modified to fit the JDM spec fender mirrors. This is the "template" used

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The holes didn't need to be anywhere as large, this is the grommet that sits between the body work and mirror 

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With the holes cut the mirrors were mounted up for test fitment, looking good! 

 

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I see a lot of restos at work, but this is genuinely right up there with the best of them!

Especially these days, to cut out rust and hand-beat those panels with body lines and all is a dying art; and to my primitive hands, absolute witchcraft!

Fantastic work mate! Can't wait to see it progress :D

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