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#41 BJ13

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

First Datsun at age 21 - new 1971 240Z



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:24 AM

vary first car at 15 it was a 280zx 2+2



#43 CharlesEriksun

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:43 PM

I sold my 2004 Impala for profit and picked up this rust-free 1974 260Z when I was 18. I've been doing nonstop work ever since!



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:45 PM

I was 25 and it was a 81 280zxt that I picked up for $500. I drove it for a about a year and a half and sold it for $900 after the 3 speed automatic went out on me. Wish I still had the car. Would love to put the engine in my 77 280z.
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#45 MikeRL411

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:00 AM

My wife, all 5 foot 10 of her, had just passed her driver's  test.  Now came the "what car would she actually fit inside?"  She really wanted a Toyota, but Toyota prep for the North American market had positioned the seats too far to the rear.  Our 1964 Corvair with manual 3 speed transmission was too long in the seat to car pedal footing for her to fit, as was our later  1965 Chevy Nova Wagon.  Guess what! t The 1967 Datsun RL411 was just her size and in our find came with an automatic transmission!  We still have it, and I drive it on an almost daily basis!



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

Mike pics of your tall wife? I'd love to get a girl 5'10 or taller

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

15, 1981 210 hatchback (5spd a15) given to me by my dad.. 16, and looking to buy and restore a 521.
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:04 PM

19 or 20. it was a 70 521. It was at a house I went to when I did my mobile detail thing. It was lowered on wide wheels and looked cool. I had no idea what kinda truck it was until I saw the tailgate. I disliked imports very much, but liked that truck a lot. I said hey dude thats a badass truck, he told me $1000 it was mine. I was like woah no shit? i tried to sell my suburban to pay for it. A couple days later a buddy of mine called me and said hey, I got this old truck, come help me work on it. (He is not mechanically inclined). I show up, and see the damn 521. Tried to buy it off him and he said no. Later on he got mad he couldnt get it running right. He put it up for sale, and i couldnt come up with the $$ in time. He sold it to a friend, who got fed up with it and literally gave it back to my friend. I then sold off my s10 i had bought 2 days prior and finally had my 521. the second i tried pulling out of the parking spot, the throttle cable snapped. It fought me from day one, and I daily drove it 50 miles a day for 8 months until it blew a headgasket and I had to sell it. Guy who owns it now is doing a full resto. I have since got another 521. sorry for the novel

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

Met my wife in a 76 or was it a 77 king cab 620.I had a speaker box and a spare tire holding the seats up in the truck.it was a pile of shit.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

my 67' 520 i was 19 or 20, still have it, drove it until i wrecked it. and now rebuilding it pretty much from the ground up.

 

first time i had seen one though i was 7 in a thrifty's parking lot with my dad getting ice-cream, 68-73 510 2-4 door it was metallic blue with shiny wheels, i says to my dad what is that i want one of those when i get older, he chuckled and said you don't want one of those, that's a datsun.... find yourself a 65 El camino or early riviera 

 

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

My dad wouldve said the same thing. He had a 65 el camino too.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

7 years old.69' srl 2000 with trans in the passenger seat and kittens in the trunk


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:29 PM

My father had Z's and 620's when I was young, but my first purchase was in 01/2012, I was 31.  It was a package deal with a '69 2dr and '72 2dr 510. It was the first time I had seen a 510 in person, so naturally I had to buy them (not too many in KS).  Those led me to buy an '82 280zx parts car.  A late-night hapless bid on eBay brought the '71 2dr 510 home.  Selling off a set of wheels brought around another package deal with the '70 and '71 521 with a '79 280zx.  Then came the '73 620 and '91 Pathy up here in AK.  I feel a Z31 parts car is in the future for the possible VG swap.  All that was within 2 years.

No thread is any good without pics so here is my share, in order:

 

I sold these first two to justplainjoe.  The '69 was stripped and sold as a shell.  The '72 went to STOMPIN A TOAD. Hopefully he gets it on the road.

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Parted out:

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The money pit:  Do the wheels look familiar?^^  Trans, struts, and brakes too.

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Sold both 521s to a local guy restoring one.  I figured selling them, would be better than letting them sit in the woods until we made it back down to the lower 48. Sold the zx to a kid who was fixing up another.

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The other money pit:  I wanted to part it out, my wife wanted to daily drive it.  A $200 620 is now a $2500 620. :no:  Shipping parts up here costs more than the parts!  When I sell it for pennies on the dollar, someone is going to get a great deal!

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

I was 26 when I got my, I know I know I'm kind of old to just get my first datsun but their hard to come by where I live



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

So KlassicMotion, where in Alaska are you? I just moved to Anchorage in December.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

So KlassicMotion, where in Alaska are you? I just moved to Anchorage in December.

Eagle River man!  Are you on FB?  A couple of us started up Datsun / Nissan Enthusiasts of Alaska  a month ago.  We have seven members so far.  We know of 7 or so other Datsun owners in the anchorage area that aren't on FB, or just haven't found us yet.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:54 PM

The first Datsun I owned was a '73 180b (610) 4 door. I was a junior at Vocational Village high school in Selwood,near Oaks Park in Portland,Oregon. About half the people I went to school with drove that car at some point. We put 12 people in it on the way to a party after prom. I've often wished I had never sold that car,starting with about a half hour after I sold it.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

About half the people I went to school with drove that car at some point. We put 12 people in it on the way to a party after prom.

 

Sounds like a girl I knew in high school.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

 About half the people I went to school with drove that car at some point. We put 12 people in it on the way to a party after prom. 

 

Sounds like a girl I knew in high school.

 

Nailed it!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Eagle River man! Are you on FB? A couple of us started up Datsun / Nissan Enthusiasts of Alaska a month ago. We have seven members so far. We know of 7 or so other Datsun owners in the anchorage area that aren't on FB, or just haven't found us yet.


Not on FB anymore, I wanted to get that 810 goon up here for $1000 but hadnt started work yet. If you sell that 620 lemme know lol