Table of contents added 12/16/2017
Shrinking disk, spot weld saw, 3M clean and strip disks.
Fender bucks (supports), dollies, spoons, bulleye pick, body files.
Rear view mirror
radiator core pulling tools
sun visor repair and cleaning
Original post, below, minus a few pictures
If you have seen my other project thread, "My Ratsun Datsun 521" you may have seen hints and pictures of this 521 in the background. These pictures were taken in 2007, and I started a project thread on OldDatsunPickupLovers.com a domain that got absorbed into another website. Already too many words without pictures.
I do not have the complete paperwork on it, but I do have a registration slip from 1978, and a record check shows it was bought by my family in March of 1977. The latest registration slip I have for it is for 2005, and was not sent in to DMV for renewal.
In about mid 1995, I bought a 1992, or about Ford Aerostar for a daily driver. I needed something that would haul sound equipment out of the rain. In 1996, I bought a new Ford Aerostar, and it still is my daily driver.
This Datsun served as my daily driver from 1977 to sometime in the mid 1990's. For a few years, it just sat in a carport, somewhat out of the rain, except for leaks in the carport roof, for several years.
Sometime in the mid 2000's, I decided to give this truck, named Dragon, some attention again. To my disappointment, when I moved Dragon, after sitting a few years, I found some of the core plugs in the ground, where Dragon was parked.
A little bit of history on Dragon. It was bought to replace another 521 I had, that I crashed. Dragon was used to pull a two horse trailer, pretty much all over the Pacific Northwest. When the OEM engine in Dragon got tired, I bought a JDM L-18. Now the sad part of that. It was very rare fuel injected L-18, and not knowing what it would be worth, and being young and dumb, I just yanked off the fuel injection manifolds, and put the L-16 carb on this L-18, and ran it that way. This is the really dumb part. Do not hate me. I just turned the aluminium four cylinder fuel injection manifold for scrap. The L-18 also has a fully counterweighted crankshaft, with a five bolt flywheel on it. In the very late 1970's or early 1980's this truck got a Z-car five speed transmission. This is when the five speed was only available in the Z car, and I ordered a new five speed, from a local dealer, Kellum Datsun, In Gladstone, Oregon.
This is my other thread, "My Ratsun Datsun 521"
This post was edited July 14, 2017. The picture links were on a formerly free photo hosting site, that decided to start charging a lot for third party posts. The photos were uploaded to some space on my internet service provider, Spiritone, in Portland OR. and the links for the pictures were changed. These pictures were taken in 2007, using a film camera, and waiting for the pictures to be developed, and transferred to a CD.
This post was edited again, November 20, 2017 The picture links were on a formerly free photo hosting site, that decided to start charging a lot for third party posts. The photos were uploaded to some space on my internet service provider, Spiritone, in Portland OR. Then Spiritone had some problems at the end of September 2017. I have registered a domain name, " stormyhill.com " and I am now hosting the pictures on a server I am paying for. Hopefully, that will be more permanent. The links for the pictures were changed again. These pictures were taken in 2007, using a film camera, and waiting for the pictures to be developed. Then they were and transferred to a CD.