Sneak peek… 1976 Datsun 160U SSS Coupe…

Did a small impromptu shoot of my friends 1976 Datsun 160U SSS Coupe for the first time…Just a teaser for now…

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I have a few major posts to get through for the site so stay tuned… πŸ™‚


Never before seen photo!

I recently had this photo shared with me by a Portuguese gentleman, Francisco Lemos, of my grandparents during the 1971 TAP Rally! I absolutely love this shot, one of the few close ups of them in action during this rally. πŸ˜€

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My new poster project…

So, I recently decided I wanted to start editing some of the photos that I have of my grandparents, have them printed in either A1 or A2 sizes and make custom frames to mount them on the walls of my room and the garage… Pretty neat idea in my mind. πŸ™‚

Here is the first “prototype” photo just after being printed and cut to size… The dimensions of the photo are 594mm x 420mm… And it looks great!! πŸ˜€

Now all that is left to do is make a fitting frame for the photo…

The daily lives again!! Almost…

So like I mentioned in the previous post, the repairs to the daily are progressing at a fairly fast pace! She should have colour on her as I type this… πŸ™‚

Here are some updated shots I took this past Saturday:

Bonnet and fender gaps done:

Spare RHS fender fitted and primed (LHS original fender was saved thank goodness!):

What you are looking at here is the ORIGINAL METAL that has been pulled out and properly panel beated back to its original shape… Hence why the spares car still has it’s nose attached! Incredible… πŸ˜€

The area circled in red was gouged open when the original bonnet decided to turn UFO during the accident… Been nicely fixed up eh? Also, notice the nice and straight bonnet hinges as well haha…:

Really excited to see how she looks when she has some paint on her!!

More updates when I have seen her again…


Datsun 160U SSS Coupe Rally car…

This has to be one of the coolest photos I have yet to see of a 160U SSS Coupe… πŸ™‚

Nothing looks better than a Datsun going sideways on the dirt… This car is running an L20B with an S280 camshaft and a set of 48mm Dellorto sidedraughts, with a locked 4.6:1 differential. Driver and owner is Etienne Malherbe from George in South Africa.