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My Datsun 510 is a work in progress. I was into Datsun's the day after I was born and this was the car literally rode in. So my interest in cars recently came about when I saw our family's old 510 rusting in a field for the past 25 years, until 2009 when I decided to take it on as my restoration project. Thought I'd start this blog about just different stuff that interests me (not just cars but hobbies too). This car is not for sale nor will it ever be for sale. *If your car is featured here against your wishes or you see incorrect information, please contact me at classicdatsuns@gmail.com , and I will make any necessary changes. Have fun viewing. I am not affiliated with any sponsors, company, or body shop. I'm just a dude that likes Datsuns.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sound Deadening Material Part 2

I haven't been posting in a while so I thought I'd update the blog with what I've been busy with.  I finally got some time to start scraping up the last of the sound deadening material that was under the back seat and just kind of cleaned up the small stuff that I missed previously.

I never thought my wood shaver chisel tool that I bought 2 years ago would ever be used again but sure enough, it seems like my most useful tool for this job.

Started peeling back the leather and padding trying to get it all down to bear metal but these pieces were glued to the wheel well humps.  

It's pretty tattered but if you read the writing on the bottom, these seat belts were manufactured by "Takata".  Thought I'd take a picture.

So this is what it looks like after I called it quits for the day.  I was able to vacuum the interior pieces and chips that I scraped off and this is the end result.  The more I look at the original color, the more I like it.  Mint green.

...and here's a shot of the rear of the car with the back seat out.  Again, most of the brown discoloration is NOT RUST.  Yaaayyyy!! It's simply a discoloration.  There are some trouble spots in small areas here and there but overall, it looks pretty good.

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