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#1 skyblue

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:02 PM

Hi everyone, I'm new to ratsun. Found it researching my first 521. I've always loved Datsun and mainly rolled 510's, but I've always wanted a 521. Finally found one and it's not only my first 521 but my first truck ever as well. So here as some images for your pleasure.

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#2 Jayden71

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:11 PM

Nice lil 521!!

Welcome aboard!! :D

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#3 izzo

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:12 PM

What r those seats out of? Almost look like a mustang.
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#4 skyblue

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

What r those seats out of? Almost look like a mustang.


they guy i bought it from said they are 1600 roadster.

#5 skyblue

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

thanks. good to be here.

#6 izzo

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

Nice, Looks like you got some actual room in that thing with those lol.
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#7 skyblue

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:18 PM

totes. pretty roomy for a compact truck

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

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#9 D-BOY

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:35 PM

nice! did you find it in fresno?

#10 skyblue

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

nice! did you find it in fresno?


I did actually. Quite a drive for me. But totally worth it.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:58 PM

I did actually. Quite a drive for me. But totally worth it.



ha ha i had my eye on it for a while but found my truck in delano (just outside bakersfield)iam live in fremont but i agree totally worth it

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

Quick photoshop of how low I would like to have it. Probably can't go this low with just torsions bars and blocks right?
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And here's the stock height for reference.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:13 PM

would have to be airbags i think. no?

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

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thanks! finally got it to work.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:24 AM

Nice example of a 521 man! Congrats and welcome! Dig the package tray and mirrors. Not use to seeing a B&M shifter what's it got under the hood?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:47 PM

I like it!
Buff it out with TR3 polish/cleaner

I like the radio. Im trying to find a stock am/fm

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#17 skyblue

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

Nice example of a 521 man! Congrats and welcome! Dig the package tray and mirrors. Not use to seeing a B&M shifter what's it got under the hood?


yea the shifter was on their when i bought it. don't like it too much. I have an old Datsun one that i had on there but the knob came unglued from the base so i put the B&M back on till I get some epoxy to stick back on.
It has an L16 with a peanut head and a weber 32/36. I wanna throw a single sidedraft 40 on there, but that will come much later. For know i gotta figure out why i keep losing spark intermittently when i'm driving.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:54 PM

Have you replaced the points? They could be worn out. Check the wires to the ballast resister and the coil for looseness. Wiggle them while it's running to see if it cuts out.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:01 PM

Damm i miss my 521 now :D
You have a clean & straight truck!
I had my 521 dropped 5-6 inches. I re-keyed the torsions & ran 3 inch blocks & ran 2 leafs. You'll want to "C" notch the frame unless you dont mind the frame hitting the axle :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:08 PM

thanks banzai,

that tr3 polish looks legit. i love bluemagic stuff. their metal polish is amazing.