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mwalsh
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Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:28 am

I could use the passenger side sunvisor, if you let one go. Oh, and the screw cover from the driver's side one.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 77,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Stanton
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Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7458
Location: Plano, TX
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Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:59 am

GoneSilent wrote:Keeping most everything from both cars. Will list little some of the plastic and other trim items from the car for sale soon. I have been stripping out systems on the silver car and see what I can have removed and still get the car into the ready state. I am kind of bummed it seems that both cars do not share the same wiring harness. One of them has bose and backup cameras but I cant move that over to the other car with out changing just about every wiring harness.


Murphy's Law: something always throws you a curve...
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/floor mats & window tint
12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

GoneSilent
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Location: Oakland, CA

Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:12 pm

I started with some cheap "OTC" spot weld cutting bits and after killing them and getting pissed off at those bits I went out and got a dedicated spot weld drill. I went with the DF-15DX Spitznagel Spot Annihilator. I have gone from 2-3mins a spot weld to about 30secs. I also got the tungsten carbide bit for the HSS parts.

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mwalsh
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Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:23 pm

^ Nice! I have a set of Blair Rotabroach bits myself (the Combo kit). They do dedicated spot-weld cutters, but these work just as well, except you need to take care you don't punch through the metal you want to salvage - they cut through automotive sheet metal like it's butter!

http://www.blairequipment.com/Rotabroac ... tters.html
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 77,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

GoneSilent
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Joined: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:01 am
Delivery Date: 22 Apr 2013
Location: Oakland, CA

Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:30 pm

Taking out the right side quarter panel. I will also have to do the upper aperture panel.

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KJD
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Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:46 pm

Nice work. Did you buy new body parts to fix this car or are you going to use body parts from the other car to fix this one ?
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GoneSilent
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Delivery Date: 22 Apr 2013
Location: Oakland, CA

Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:37 pm

I will be giving a lucky local dealer near $2k for new body metal. I got the small metal items online but the big items would hurt for shipping. I could cut out parts from the other leaf but new does not $hurt$ to bad. I have also spent about $500 on tools.

62Lincoln
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Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Great thread, looking forward to more updates!

GoneSilent
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Delivery Date: 22 Apr 2013
Location: Oakland, CA

Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:34 am

$2300 in Nissan metal parts later I have 99% of the parts I need now with only 10% damaged in transport. You can see some of the metal sticking out of the crushed box. The part in the box is the whole rear inner section. Will try and correct the replacement part and if I cant beg for another....
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Here is a pic of why I have to replace it. As far as I know this kind of denting/folding cant be fixed. I have this section out now but I attempted to get on the ladder and take a pic from the top down and well I suck at taking photos.
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GoneSilent
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Re: Two wrecked leafs (during transport)

Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:31 pm

Waiting on two parts from Nissan, Was told I would get them by 12/31....We will see.

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