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    I'm a grown up member now ! cosmic canary's Avatar
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    Thanks Legendlives, I'm sure it will. Bumper is now on but having a mare getting it to line up! Looks like the wings both need pushing out with the inner wing splash shields that i now don't have anymore as they corroded badly....





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    Latest update, About 75% through interior refurb now, column is finished with new internals. All chrome back from the platers and fixed in place, just fitting up the gauges as i go (nightmare!). Carpet is in and door panels/rear quarters referbished and in. Just finishing up spraying the ali trim for the doors and repairing/repolishing stainless trim. Rear parcel shelf re-covered and back in. Seats next. Looks like I've missed getting it done for this Summer but have a deadline of March 29th next year (think I've said that before!)




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    beautiful.end of.......


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    Looking tidy Warren

    Which supplier are you using for the TBird parts?
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    '81 Datsun Bluebird SSS Turbo
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    Thanks Torment!

    Martin, I try to refurb wherever I can but if I have to I use Birds Nest in Oregon. Fred there is a great help and there's never a problem. I've used quite a few companies over the years but these guys as far as i'm concerned are the best. As you may well know most repro parts seem to come from Tapco in Korea and of a very poor standard unfortunately but they all seem to be importing parts from them.

    Hows your bird, have you been able to get out much this Summer?

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    I've used Birds nest too. They wouldn't send me a brake servo though as they insisted on a core.

    Haven't driven mine as much as I'd like. Heater matrix went, then the brake servo went and last month a front stub axle snapped. Have just fixed that by using later hubs with disc brakes.

    For the servo and the brake calipers I got them from rockauto.
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    Lovely Rebuild

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    cracking build, just been right through this thread. These are superb cars, much under rated. My wife had a '61 as her daily back about 1997/8

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    Thanks guys, V8.jimmy, I too used it as a daily commuter back in the late 80', driving every day from South London right into the city for almost a year, seems almost ludicrous to do that now!

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    yep. my wife was getting 9mpg around town, as our town is hilly and twisty an car never gets a chance to stay in one gear for any length of time, so, as I worked 7 miles away, I ended up using it and getting 14mpg, but petrol was about 50p per litre back then LOL

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