110-Project, Rear-Panel.

February 11, 2010

I went and visited my panel beater chap today.  I had left my spare rear panel there and decided to go pick it up and have a yarn.  Thankfully he still had it sitting aside, despite one of his workers trying to throw it out at one point.  So after a bit of a natter about the state of the 110 and other vehicles I grabbed the panel and made haste, allowing him to return to work as well.  A quick stop over at E Hayes & Sons to buy some screws to fit the Japanese domestic lamps to it and I made my way home and dug the lamps out of storage, made use of my new screws and played a game of comparison.

Nissan (above) - Datsun (below)

The Datsun one is obviously not entirely stock having had the badge recess filled and then the whole panel re-painted.  However, that’s not important, what is important is that the spare panel needed some tidying up, so before I shot off to work I started on that…

Scrappy Surface Rust (rear)


Thankfully it was really only that, surface rust.  So I gave it a scuff back of the worst of it with the now common wire brush attached to a drill technique and was left with this;


From here I’ll coat the rear of this panel in Hammerite.  Which should keep the rust at bay from that side but I’ll wait until I’ve finished stripping back the front of it, before I coat the rear…

Be gone with you, paint!

I ran out of time today but I should be able to finish it off (Holy crap, a part finished. Can you imagine?!)   In the meantime.  Here’s a close-up of the SKYLINE badge on the panel before I started pissing about;

So domestic right nao.

Until next time!


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