New Home: Body Repair Updates

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Wanting to restore a car and actually having the time, space, and tools to do it are two different things. Fortunately I’ve recently gained access to a full service collision repair garage with the necessary tools to prepare the body for a proper paint job.. 

Reviving Faded Switches

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Worn out car parts such as rusted panels, seat belts, and weatherstrip are non-negotiable and require replacing while some parts just need a little TLC.

Touch Screen & Apple CarPlay in the 240SX?

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“It’s a damn shame putting bullsh*it like that on a classic. You may as well slap neon lights on it.” – Luke Hobbs, Agent, Diplomatic Security Service.

The Little Things

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The road trips and daily driving I plan to do in this car requires the interior to be comfortable as well as attractive, so It’s a must to do some upgrades.  

Interior Refresh: Dye & Paint

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The interior is by far going to be the easiest and one of the more satisfying parts of the project because it’s where I’ll be spending most of my time while driving.

Part Sourcing

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The first thing I did after getting the hatchback home was a walk-around. I pretty much had an idea of what I was going to modify, but I had no clue what I was going to find once I started disassembling it. This is where I learned the difference between the “want list” and the “reality list”.

The First Mod

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Overthinking is something I often do and I found myself staring at the car trying to figure out what to do first, then I realized there’s no blueprint to this.

Why Am I Restoring This Car?

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When I wasn’t going to drag races and monster truck shows, I was building model cars and planes while my dad restored old Chevys.