NISSAN IDOL 2010 – THE FINAL

You can vote every 15 days. Voting for The Final ends at Midnight on 17th November. No votes after this date will be counted.
The winner will appear on the cover of the Jan-Feb 2011 issue.

In the interest of fairness the following will apply also:

VOTING FROM MOBILE DEVICES: Please be aware that mobile devices log an IP address with the voting system. Although it may appear that multiple votes can be submitted they WILL NOT be counted and will be removed at final validation stage.

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Entries below are in the owners own words.

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1 – ANTHONY REID, 1979 DATSUN 180B

I bought my 1979 Datsun 180B in 2002, with the insurance pay-out following another version that had been written-off. I used the car for a couple years and then decided to increase the power output, managing to get my hands on the FJ20ET engine from a Gazelle/Skyline that had been imported from Japan.
The engine was fitted and the evolution started, turning into a full nut-and-bolt restoration. The car was stripped to a shell and taken to a friend’s paint shop, where I worked on its preparation and painting of the underside. The rest was left up to my mate, Max. The shell was returned a year or so later, when I commenced rebuilding and modifying it as I went. Firstly, the bare engine was installed from below the car. The rewiring took me three weeks just to create the front section alone.
Then, I moved into the cabin, sorting the carpets, seats, door cards and other trim, keeping everything as neat as possible. Fnally, I got started on the brakes and suspension, again modifying as I went, fitting home-made coil-overs front and rear, with Skyline 4-pot brakes up front. The self-made adjustable rear end (for camber and toe changes) came next.
My car has been built from the ground-up personally, with the exception of the paintwork, and hours were invested in making parts, looms and modifying, taking a little over a year to complete. My car is definitely a one-off and I truly hope it will win this competition and inspire more people to consider a nice ‘old school’ model that stands out from the crowd.

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