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#21 dat77sun

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:02 PM

datsuns are all over portland :P

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     Tyson felt the frosty wind flow through his grill and opened his headlights. He knew that according to the snow under his michelins, he had hit Colorado  Another trip, and once again towed behind big Bertha's smelly backside. Every backfire allowed Tyson to smell Bertha's cheap oil changes and rancid maverick gasoline. He knew there had been talk about him leaving, but he didn't know why. He had always been reliable, and to him it seemed they hadn't even really ran him. They had just hitched him up and there he stayed. A prisoner of the open road, how is that even possible Tyson thought. He had seen so much of the road yet so little. His tires were worn and he was old now, but he was still as fit as the Hardbodys and Tacomas. His brakes were still new, and so was his heart. The day came, and Tyson's title was signed over on his hood. Tyson wasn't sure what to think when the new man entered his cabin. All he knew was that the warm buns on his seat made him tingle, and when the man slowly inserted the key chills went up his drive shaft. Tyson exited the driveway and he knew what he had to do, He chirped his tires a little kicking rocks and debris on big Bertha's fat ass as he left under his own power..... The world now his to explore, Tyson loves to ride. He has seen the highway for far too many miles, and always would rather take a back road or trail. He wants to die being ran hard on country roads and mountain curves; and he never wants to see the backside of a Winnebago again! 

 

#22 Rhapakatui

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

This would be sweet if the OP ever stops dancing in front of his Xbox long enough to give everyone an update on his progress.


1. I don't know what an OP is.
2. My Xbox is broken. I had the kinect hooked up to yours.
3. Progress reports are for when there is progress.
Lately this project has only regressed. I sold the altima to my sister. Now I'm repoing it. I decided to part it out and sell the rest for scrap to hopefully buy an Infiniti j30 for parts which actually come up for sale on the cheap farely regularly. Far more regularly than any datsun other than a Z. But as for real progress, I am sorry to report that there is only r and d.
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#23 datzenmike

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:45 AM

1/ OP: original post or original poster.
2/ it happens
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it happens more often than you know.
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#24 Wide14u

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:54 AM

i just wanted to say good luck
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i like the short bus and i can't do a long post :rofl:

#25 Rhapakatui

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

Thanks. I forgot to mention the part where, while looking for parts, I found a 75 regular cab in much better shape that I've been trying to get on the road. I'm a few parts away from having it driveable and then my attention may go back to the king cab. Oh yeah, and that "professor shanky" is my friend who thinks he's being clever by harassing me on here. How's that working out for you?
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#26 Rhapakatui

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

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Wait! What's that on that trailor??? I think it's ahh....

UPDATE...

This just in...

One perfectly functional yet totalled (rearended trunk smashed) 1994 Infiniti j30t.

Is anyone else ready for a suspension swap?
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#27 Rhapakatui

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:19 AM

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Tease.
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#28 Rhapakatui

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:50 AM

Okay, so you may have guessed from that bit, we're between jobs in the shop at the moment so I got to roll the datto in and work on it this weekend.
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First bend in the frame got it narrow enough to build clips and bolt up the rear subframe of the j30. That left my ride a bit higher than I wanted when I lifted it up to where the camber was close to driveable. Decided to ad a vertical bend in front of that one to lift the rear and therefore lower the truck.

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Then I reinforced the hell out of it.
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If anyone foresees any problems in my design, please let me know. I'm flying this solo and sometimes tired eyes miss shit.
Next step is shock towers, but before I can do that, I have to replace a bent tie rod on my HICAS. oh yeah, I'm gonna have HICAS. Got the tie rod ordered. Should be here this week. Hoping to have shock towers within a week of today.

Also wanted to ask for thoughts on built in camber adjustment. Any ideas? trying to wrap my head around alot of measurements and I'd like to be able to fine tune anything that comes out a little off in the final product.
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#29 Rhapakatui

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:44 AM

Moment of clarity, while washing dishes and listening to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth documentary on TV. Jacking bolts and plates on the shock towers! Ideas? will it work?
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#30 herculesinwyoming

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:17 AM

pretty cool ideas, i just hope it gets finished, too many guys cut trucks up like that and then never finish what they started

#31 Rhapakatui

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:29 AM

Don't worry. I'm about a grand in already, and uncounted work hours. The rear end bolts in and the ride hight is where I want it (According to my math anyway). Just gotta finish shock towers and it's on to the front end.
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#32 Bullet_theory

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:06 PM

yus! ... loving the idea

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#33 fuzz's '71 510

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:10 PM

Dang it man, I give you a king cab and you go and start cutting the crap out of it. :fu: Just giving you hell man, keep up the good work and have fun with it.

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I'm gonna go look at my shaft right now. I will snap some oics and see if your guys eyes see something I dont


#34 Z chopper

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

update yet?

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Your Datsun will never get mad if you enjoy driving another car even if younger than she is.
Your Datsun never has a headache.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her at 3 AM.
Your Datsun won't get upset if you let a friend drive her.
Your Datsun can be driven and enjoyed all month long.
Your Datsun won't take you to court for alimony if you get rid of her.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her in public.
Your Datsun doesn't need flowers before letting you put the key in the ignition.

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#35 Rhapakatui

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

update yet?

No, but how bout a teaser.

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#36 Z chopper

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:50 PM

you tease

LSHCCOMNAIWEDA, which translates to: laughing so hard coke came out my nose and I wasn't even drinking any.
 

Your Datsun will never get mad if you enjoy driving another car even if younger than she is.
Your Datsun never has a headache.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her at 3 AM.
Your Datsun won't get upset if you let a friend drive her.
Your Datsun can be driven and enjoyed all month long.
Your Datsun won't take you to court for alimony if you get rid of her.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her in public.
Your Datsun doesn't need flowers before letting you put the key in the ignition.

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#37 Rhapakatui

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:30 AM

No time for a full write up, but there was some progress this weekend. More to come.
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#38 Rhapakatui

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:37 PM

As you can clearly see from the above post, I did some work on my truck finally. Sorry if you've lost interest because of my slow progress, but I'm gonna work on my laziness and see what happens.

On with the OICS.

How to make your Datsun able to mow a field.
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How to make your Datsun able to haul 20,000 lbs.
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I don't think I ever showed you guys this part. Built this connection months ago and just haven't updated my thread.
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So, for the very first time, I had serious help this weekend. First my parents came to help on Saturday. Had my mom cleaning out under the hood while my dad and I cleaned up the frame and got the front end bolted to it. Then we set cab on frame for the first time since I pulled the l20b out.

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Doesn't seem like that much work now, but that was Saturday, and I felt uber productive. Obviously I've left out some details, because they're boring, but we did alot of work that day. Problem was we did just enough work to have an immobilized vehicle in the middle of my workplace on blocks, and we had a job to start on Monday at 7 am that had a tight deadline. That meant that Sunday had a very specific goal. Get truck rolling and get it OUT of the shop.

Dad, aka Boss, came back to help me the first half of the day Sunday, and I kidnapped my friend Beau who is a member here with the witty screen name "Beau," and 1 post in the last month. Dad could only stay for the first half because he was BBQing for the family that day.... I missed the BBQ.

Knowing that the front end was gonna be a bastard, I came up with a simple and genious rig to hold up the rear end of the truck.

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I'm considering patenting the Rhapakatui Tie Strap Coil Over Suspension. Meanwhile, I have company arriving so I will continue this update later. Most likely with no responses between this post and that because you've all stopped caring by now.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

uhmmmm about those struts sticking a texas mile above the hood line........................

LSHCCOMNAIWEDA, which translates to: laughing so hard coke came out my nose and I wasn't even drinking any.
 

Your Datsun will never get mad if you enjoy driving another car even if younger than she is.
Your Datsun never has a headache.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her at 3 AM.
Your Datsun won't get upset if you let a friend drive her.
Your Datsun can be driven and enjoyed all month long.
Your Datsun won't take you to court for alimony if you get rid of her.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her in public.
Your Datsun doesn't need flowers before letting you put the key in the ignition.

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#40 Rhapakatui

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:11 PM

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Yeah, that's been discussed. The conclusion I came to was, I could spend a couple grand to adapt coil overs of equal value; spend $500ish to downgrade my front suspension, or go with what I have and let em stick up. I figure I can make em pretty. Those are just temporary mounts. I'll elaborate when I have more time. Thanks for paying attention. I think I'll get a few more people's interest once I'm closer to fruition.
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