I picked this little devil about a month and a half ago. I've always wanted one for several reasons. First, my mom had several of these when we were young (we had nothing but datsuns and fords for as long as I could remember) and it brings back pleasant memories. Second, it's a Datsun. Third, just look at those lines...i think they're beautiful.
It currently has the original drive-terrain and suspension. Had to drive it from Salinas to Modesto without rear brakes. I had my cousin drive in front of me so in case I hit someone, it was going to be someone I know. The car runs like a champ. I was surprised how good on gas these engines are. The gas gauge needle hardly moved on the way home.
The car has 3 rust spots that I know of. I'm going to patch them up and go from there. Haven't really done much to it other than in the process of changing out the rear wheel cylinders. First only the rear right leaked. Once that one got fixed the rear left decided to let go, too.
The seats are shot. I plan on maybe reupholster them or unless I come across a real nice set of small seats. I need to get all but the passenger door panels. Also, planning on changing out the carpet and add sound deadening pads to keep things quiet inside. The paint is original and the body is fairly straight. I buffed it out because it was so faded out. Nice thing about small cars is that tasks like these go quick.
My plan is to only do the upgrades I feel the car needs. I plan on doing the brakes, lower it a bit, refurbish the suspension, steering and a 5 speed.
Hope you guys like it and please chime in about anything and at any moment.
Pics the PO sent me. The wheels were not included, unfortunately.
The only decent door panel.
The engine bay isn't too bad.
Trunk is good, as well.
Paint was dull from it sitting outside for a while. Pic is not real good since there is no sun light. You can sort of tell the difference in the paint on some of these.
Funny that the PO told me that the car had no leaks anywhere in the brake system. He told me that it was normal for the brake fluid to "evaporate or disappear".
proof that the rear left wheel cylinder was not leaking when the rear right was.