LTJ's 1981 DATSUN STANZA (A10) WANNABE RALLY CAR. Pic heavy. FLARES AND PANEL REPAIRS!

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  1. LukeTheJoker

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    Slow working still happening occasionally on the car, got the other rear flare to about 80% finished in one session, I really learnt a lot from the other side, made it much easier the second time.

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    Then I decided to mock up stage two of the flares to make sure I was on the right track.

    Stage two involves welding angled flanges to the outside that will then have bolts through them like a normal flare, just to finish them off and make them more "correct" style wise.

    Started with the top which was easy, then the two tapered and slightly curved sides:

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    Then I started on one of the corner pieces, which are not only tightly curved, but also tapered:

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    Yep, that is going to finish them off nicely!
     
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    I am not a huge fan of flares but I like seeing your progress Luke! :)
     
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    Thanks RRT! :thumbsup:
    To be honest I am not a huge fan of flares on most cars either, but if you are doing a rally build you kinda need them to fit the theme!
     
  4. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    That’s the car I learned to drive stick on. I think they were advertised as getting 51 mpg?


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    There was one specific combo that was advertised as 'nifty 50'...but, that was optimistic to say the least. High 30s on the highway in real world tests.

    Jason
     
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    Yep, that is the one!
    They had to be driven a very specific way to get those high numbers, Datsun ended up adding vacuum "economy" gauges to their cars to help people stay out of the second carburetor throat...
     
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