Jordan's 1200 Ute

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ginga-dato
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Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Postby ginga-dato » Sun May 27, 2018 12:07 pm

Got myself one of those mk1 VW golf spoilers off ebay. 6 days shipping from America, couldn't believe it when it turned up that quick. Couple hours of fluffin around in the garage this morning and its on and ready to be taken out by all the Christchurch potholes
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Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Postby ginga-dato » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:53 pm

Progress on the ute has pretty much come to a halt as I bought a house 6 weeks ago and have been working on that rather than the datsun but today I thought I'd splash out and get some bits. Went down to Timaru and bought a 1200 sedan rear bumper and all the bits needed for a metal grille conversion off a very knowledgeable datsun man called Blair. The reason I got the rear bumper is because I plan on using the bumper ends and after some hammering, cutting and welding, put them on the rear guards to replace the rubbery plastic ones that they come out with from factory. The rest of the bumper has made some rather awesome wall art. Unfortunately as I do more and more work on this ute, I am uncovering alot of shortcuts and dodgy things that the previous owner had done which is annoying as it just makes the resto take longer. I took a couple photos of what I discovered today which was when he did a rust patch in the tray, instead of taking the metal cover off which is only 6 screws, he just welded his patch to it which will make taking it off rather interesting. At least now I have a garage big enough to work on it instead of what I used to have where the ute only just fit in the garage
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Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Postby ginga-dato » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 pm

Grille restorations the last couple days. Bought a 3-piece metal grille, pulled it apart, painted and polished it and even had a crack at getting one of the bigger dents out of one of the chrome trims. It's not mint but it takes your eye off it. Now to figure out the best way to mount it using the factory holes in the grille. Still yet to do the colours on the badge
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Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Postby classicdat » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 pm

Looking good, well done
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