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#1 de_ro

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

Hey everyone, I'm new to these forums. I purchased a 1971 510 back in November of 2011. I don't have much of a background with cars, this is my first project. It has the original L16 engine, the brakes were pretty much done for so I had a mechanic install a brand new brake system (master cylinder, rotors, drums, calipers, and pads). The alternator ended up dieing on me a few months after I had bought it, so I that was replaced as well. Now I'm at a point in time where I'm not exactly sure what to do next, or who to turn to (like I said, I don't really know much about cars but I can still read a diagram and put things together if it's simple enough). I'll post more pictures soon.

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#2 Wide14u

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

welcome to ratsun the 510 looks good
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i like the short bus and i can't do a long post :rofl:

#3 hobbes_the_cat

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

Looks like a pretty solid car. Welcome to Ratsun. I think step one should be removing those goofy autozone grills from the fenders. ;)

#4 Boaty

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

Aye. What Hobbes said. Eliminate those vents.

#5 darc510

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:15 AM

I concur, take those vents off. Also, does your turn signals work on those mirrors? i'd say you got a really nice dime on your hands... more oics!!!

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#6 Shagy

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

did this one come from long beach?

I'm kinda tired and put it in my butt. I was concerned.


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#7 yellowdatsun

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

More pics would help us with your future plans.

But the vents would be first on my list to delete.

Get a back bumper. The tail panels are a huge pain to fix/replace, and finding a nice replacement will not be easy.

Metal polish will help put a shine back into the front bumper.