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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Also did some work on the brake covers, sway bar, cowl grilles, quarter window frames, and other various bits and pieces that I pulled off. All cleaned by wire wheel and then sprayed black.

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Posted on: 2013/7/19 16:14
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Next was to wire wheel and prep the diff for painting. It was already once painted black. This was done before I realized that paint stripper does a much quicker job than the wire wheel. If I had to do this again I would first paint strip then wire wheel rather than attacking the whole thing with the wire wheel first.

If anyone can help identify this diff, that would be great. I noticed that the flange is different than the diff flange on my orange ute which is circular. This one is rectangular with rounded corners. Also found out later in the build that the matching tailshaft is about 1 inch too long for the 5 speed 60a gearbox. I have a feeling that the diff and tailshaft came from a sedan or coupe?

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Posted on: 2013/7/19 16:20
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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After several hours with the wire wheel

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Posted on: 2013/7/19 16:22
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Etch primed. Painted. After it was all finished around 3 am it started bucketing down rain. Murphy's law I left the diff out of the carport and the rain softened all the paint so I had to reprep it for more paint. I was not happy.

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Posted on: 2013/7/19 16:25
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Finished items ready for install!

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Posted on: 2013/7/19 16:27
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Looking good mate going to be tidy when you have finished. have you considered using POR15 on any of your suspension parts etc? Ive just used it in the tray of my ute with stone guard over the top, came up a treat. The only downside being you have to use there tie coat over the POR15 for best adhesion.

I think they even make a hard nose product which is meant to be harder than the POR16 again, and it has a brilliant finish with a brush!

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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Yea i would love to have used the POR product on my parts im sure it would last 2x as long as the killrust. Maybe next time

Posted on: 2013/7/20 2:24
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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Next was to prepare for the underbody coating.

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Posted on: 2013/7/20 6:41
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Re: Datsunbeginner becomes an expert - Vanilla ute build
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So the product is a tray liner but I decided to use it for an underbody coating on the entire underside of the ute including the front chasis rails. It's pretty expensive stuff. I bought a 4 litre kit, plus hardener, plus a can of etch primer for around $325. My initial plans, as shown in this photo was to paint on the Raptor liner with a brush and roller. Whilst the instructions say it can be brushed on and rolled I found it to be complete horsepoop. It was extremely difficult to paint on and the finish was terrible. I wasted a 1 litre bottle to this method and decided to investigate how to spray the stuff on.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 6:44
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So the next dilemma was how to get access to underneath the ute to spray it on. Yes, getting under the tray was easy enough because itself is already partly raised off the ground, but the problem was when you got to the underside of the cabin and the front end. I needed a way to get more room and have the ute raised. Much thinking and debating happened and it was a family friend that considered slinging the ute shell from the wood purlins of the roof of the carport.

Posted on: 2013/7/20 6:49
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