I've been lurking on ozdat for quite a while reading the other build threads with great interest. I have just brought home a 71 Datsun 1600 that I'm planning to restore and rebuild. The car is currently stripped and has been re-sprayed in the factory yellow in acrylic (unicryl 3000) by the previous owner.
The body is not perfect, but appears in generally quite good condition for a car that has been raced. The engine bay has been seam welded, and the battery tray in the engine bay has been removed. There is a ding in the front valance panel and the left rear quarter is a little wonky.
I'm tossing up having the car re-spayed in 2 pack while it's still stripped down and sitting on a trolley. I still haven't made up my mind on which way to go with the paint. Either:
1. rub and buff the current paint and see how it turns out, or
2. take the opportunity to get it done in two pack now...
I'd be happy to hear any opinions from you guys on acrylic VS 2 pack. My previous experience with acrylic has been it looks nice initially but doesn't last too well.
I have a worked L20b with webers, 260z 5 speed, 240k struts, and most of the parts to get it back together. The car was previously raced with a roll cage and was mod plated as a two seater in QLD. I don't plan to race the car, just get it back on the road to be a fun sunday driver. I plan to leave out the roll cage and get the interior back to neat and tidy. I believe i will have to get the car engineered in NSW, as I plan to register it here. Although that seems like a long way off at the moment. Its a big job and I'm a little worried I've bitten off more than I can chew!! Anyway hopefully I can get some knowledge from those of you on here who have done this all before. James.