Jessie's 1976 120y

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Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby datgirl » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:32 pm

Hi guys, this is my first car, an original 1976 Datsun 120y, brought her from Hawera in April 2015. Paid $700 for her fully driveable but is de-regd. There are very little parts missing. As you can see from the photos has had quite a life before i got her. The final nail was the t-bone she received.

My plan is to completely strip her back to bare bones, fix up rust and completely repaint inside and out and thinking of changing the faded green to a yellow.The motor is a runner but according to my brother and dad who are majorly helping me through this process... it needs new valve stem seals (blows blue smoke on start up) otherwise seems to run sweet. Plan to replace the usual bits and pieces and give the engine a good clean up before putting it back in. Upholstery is pretty good usual cracks in drivers seat and dash pad.

I have a set of 5.5 hotwires but would like to replace them for some 7 inch hotwires. Planning to be my daily driver. Have started the restoration as you will see in the photos.

My brother is Cole (twin120ys lime green B210) and my dad hasn't made a thread yet but has a 120y sss Lol
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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby classicdat » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:42 am

Your family have it bad. Looks like a good project, good start, keep up the good work, this will make a very cool daily that is extremely functional and efficient
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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby maddat1 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:56 am

Very nice.keep us posted with the progress

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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby Bartman » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:18 pm

Great to see another one being saved! :thumbsup:
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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby datgirl » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:38 pm

Great to have the car back from Scott at Wildman custom metal. Pillar replaced from previous t bone as well as sill. Nice and straight now!
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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby datgirl » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:24 pm

Long time, no update. Thought it was time for an update! We have had some successful progress lately. We have stripped the engine, which is now at the re conditioners. Looking like it is in good shape! Today Cole painted the running gear after I have just finished wire brushing, deoxidizing, and prepsoling it. Dad has been welding lots of patches on the shell. We are now prepping the underneath of the shell ready for new underseal.
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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby Tony_Whenua » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:05 am

Shit that’s some good progress. I’d be stoaked if my family helped me out :strangle: Would prob start a few arguments though.

Plans for engine? Colour?
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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby twin120ys » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:32 pm

Today was a big day - I attacked some of the major rust issues. Most were issued were double skins met and they've rusted out

Photos of the passenger foot well repair, inner sill to floor where two skins meet.


Next photos are under the right hand top chassis rain, rusted out where the water runs out


Last images are the right rear wheel arch, quite a mess really. 3 skins and half of it swiss cheese, some non existant! Half way through that now, I've started on the inside and will work out to the seen still and wheel arch.

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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby twin120ys » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:35 pm

Final images of the passenger foot well. Needs a good grind and prime ImageImage

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Re: Jessie's 1976 120y

Postby Sinfull » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:53 pm

Looking good Jessie. It's a massive job but keep at it.
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