GT Headlining and axle bolts
Another day in and out of the workshop, more items ticked off the list of things to get and things to fit. Slowly does it get it right seems to be the best approach to the car.
Today the battery box was fitted and the battery now has a safe place to live. First a trip to Halfords with a trade discount card and the battery was purchased. Back at the workshop we talked about a rack for mounting the battery, where it was remembered that an old red battery box (which might of been used on the Datsun) was duly pulled out of the shed and the new battery slipped inside like it was made for it. Sold another item sorted, just to fit it. With four fresh holes all painted up then 4 8mm riv nuts and bolts fitted the battery box is secure in place.
The rear axle outer trailing arms now have the correct spec and length of bolts, the two top inner arms bolts have also been changed. The two on the inner arms where they join the axle need to be ordered (as they need to be longer still), but I am almost there with the back axle other than sorting the breather for the diff, and re routing the fuel and brake lines where they are very tight against one of the bolts.
Next I looked at the route for the main battery cable, and after a few in and out test fitting session of the rear seat, we now have the right route and various P clips / stick on clips will be placed to keep its all snug and safe.
The original sun visors, rear view mirror, interior light are all now fitted, a bulb is in place and the wires connected up ready. One more “big job” (aka cutting the headling) handled. It sounds easy to just stick a headlining with a razor blade and screw in the items listed above, but after spending so much time fitting the headlining, it was hard to make the first cut. The sunvisors are original, but messy still. I need better ones.