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#1 Morrisun

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:17 AM

There were rumours that Datsun 1200 was near the Thriftway Store in White Salmon Washington. I too had hear the rumours and spent 2 hours driving around looking for this car. I shared this rumour with Exit 64 who lives across the river in Hood River Oregon, he didn't find it either along with a whole host of others.. 4 houses down from the Thriftway..This car was on Craig's List, Portland Oregon-I responded just a little to late as the owner of Advanced Composite Systems responded first. This was grandma's car and was stored in the garage since 1997. Here's the pics.
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Loaded up for the trip home to Vancouver Washinton.
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After a good scrub!
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The wheels were only for mocking up possible fender flares. The brakes will be repaired and the car will driven as a daily driver..YES!!

#2 RedBanner

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:12 AM

Wow its even cleaner than you discribed! Composite dude scored big time!
I LIKE THE OLD CLASSIFIEDS BETTER........‚Äč

#3 ggzilla

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:14 PM

Hey, there's my tunnel carpet -- save it for me! when you recarpet the car.
Here today gone tomorrow

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

It looks even better in person. Very nice score!!!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:26 AM

I guess there are still some hiding out there. Cool find.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:15 AM

Sweeeeeet!

Guitars, beer, and Datsuns make for a great day!


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:50 PM

I don't even want to say how many hours I put into trying to find that car. Nice one.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

nice score! what a survivor :)
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

A beautiful find

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

Wow, this is really a nice find. I would love to find a 2 door sedan in this condition.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:21 AM

Beautiful 931 Sunny. My sedan was in similar condition when I found it in rust-free California
Here today gone tomorrow

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

This one appears to be o.g. Paint. Wasn't your sedan re-painted at one point? Either way I always liked your sedan, hard to find these in original paint and good condition.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

Nice looking coupe indeed!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

walbanger hehehe

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

Ian is planning on bring this car to Blue Lake Picnic this Sunday, he put alot of effort into getting it running and road worthy!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

Hi All,

My name is Ian, and I am the owner of this car. I've been encouraged to join the forum by a couple local PDX members...so here goes!

It's been a long time since I've owned a Datsun (last car was a '70 510 wagon, that I completely rebuilt in '99). Glad to be back in the fold...I've wanted a 1200 coupe for a long, long time.

I was trying to get the car on the road for last weekend's Blue Lake meet, but was having a couple small problems. All fixed now!!

I've been driving the car for the past 2-3 days; here's a couple pics as it sits today :)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

great lookn car! :thumbup:
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

Lookin' good with the flares!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Lookin' good with the flares!


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks guys. :)

It was really hard for me to drill those holes. Looks good though (even though the flares haven't been properly fitted).

Ian