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Should be straight forward honestly.  Whatever you unbolt mark the splines so it goes back in the same spot.  A small gear puller would be necessary depending how far you want to go.  Or you could just wrap newspaper around it and tape it nice and tight and paint around it.  
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I just taped mine off and painted it less than 30 minutes ago. you can get around it pretty decent but if you want a professional job then remove it.
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Braden620 - thanks for the info. i thought it was pretty simple but i wanted to ask before i jumped on this task.
 
yeah, i may paint around it to save time and hassle.
 
ill post pics when done.
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Originally posted by EzCruiser EzCruiser wrote:

Should be straight forward honestly.  Whatever you unbolt mark the splines so it goes back in the same spot.  A small gear puller would be necessary depending how far you want to go.  Or you could just wrap newspaper around it and tape it nice and tight and paint around it.  
 
cool. thanks ez cruiser. i wanted to paint it seperately but i think i may just keep it on to save time.
 
tinkered with engines a little, new to steering components. im glad a 320 isnt too bad to learn from. Big smile Wink
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here are some random pics of progress and set back:

pulled and drain the tank. since my fuel gauge on the truck didnt work i topped it off before the tranny went out so i had a full tank of bad fuel. i may still use the fuel as a cleaner before i take the rest to a recycling center. the main reason for the tank removal is i knew the tank was rusted. sadly it looked great on one side but rusty on the other. i assume at some point the truck sat for some time and the settled gas ate at the tank but that is just an assumption.

here is the tank off:


inside of the tank:



here is the fuel level gauge. tried to clean it up a bit before it got too late. i bought another one of ebay but it was the wrong one. if mine works, i will sell the other one (newer) if anyone is interested.:


the new one:


on another note, here is the taillight. never knew it was this bad. it is literally cracked in half and only held by the screws.




inside from the back...i may pressure wash the back because that is dirt on the inside and throw in new wires for the tailights:




question? do the back panels come off or is it a true testament to the NL, a unibody?...i have seen the fronts removed it think in some photos but i think they tacked on the fronts to mine . i will have to take a better look. if i can get in there, ill clean it up and throw some undercoat for protection.

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Burrito, this is going to be the sweetest NL in CA when you get done.  Just take your time and enjoy the build process.  You have come a long way since you bought the truck.
 
Keep up the good work it is a beautiful work of art you are creating.
 
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charlie69 thanks. you have helped tremendously and been the guy to answer many questions, no matter how simple or crazy it is, and not make me feel like an idiot. i think you get this is my first rodeo at restoration so thanks for the understanding.

ill have 1000 ideas with a 1000 more questions for this truck but it still will be a build that will keep it as original as possible with a twist of some burrito style. lol LOL

thanks again charlie69 and all those who have helped.


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update:

gas tank went to the local radiator shop for cleaning and he said it was a good tank and the damage wasnt too bad. just waiting for pick up or an update

* on a side note: did some research for an aftermarket fuel tank but i couldnt afford it. not bad pricing but when you start to add tank, sending unit, filler neck, etc... it gets expensive.
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also went to the all datson swapmeet in eaglerock and picked up some silicone hose and wanted to see if the pieces i bought will fit when i get the engine back in but nevertheless i did get a good price for the extra pieces the guy wanted to sell.

also picked up a fan with a fan shroud but like all impulse buys i did not know the size i needed for my radiator and the fan ended up a little bigger than expected. i may need to get a custom fan shroud made or make on myself but then again what you think. honest opinions please, will it work, too big, cool, yeah, not so much?.. :)

below is an pic of the fan and radiator only. i took the fan shroud off:


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then i also found a place here in southern cali that sell EPDM rubber sheet for the gaskets to the truck. what is a good size material for the headlight, taillight, signals
would you recommed 1/16" or 1/8"...i assume a decent seal is the idea but i bet the gasket is good for keeping the vibration down both are thin but i never cut gaskets for a build before so i could get some help on this: :geek:
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 3:36pm
nice job on the tank, i just did my '76. spray some Eastwood for protection, it gives it a factory look.
 
mount that fan in front of your radiator, it should fit
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updates:
i have my mechanic looking at the pre paint stages: LOL
 
 
then found out my less than one year beagle was chewing on my taillights.. arggg!.lol
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