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#1 Acardiel11

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:52 AM

Hello y'all!

Just bought my first Datsun. Always been a fan of these trucks and finally decided to pick one up. Traded my AR-15 and some cash. My buddies already named it "The Blue Pill". Lol
Previous owner replaced the frame with a 79 frame, painted the frame black, bored out the motor to a 2.1, Weber carb, and added a 78 280z 5 speed transmission with a 240mm clutch.

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As you can see, the interior is just flawless. Lol Lovely dust and carpet that's falling apart.

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I stripped the interior, scrubbed the floors, laid down sound proof. I trimmed out a piece of masonite, wrapped it in truck liner and glued it up against the back wall.
I couldn't stand the top of the dash so I pulled the dash, sanded the metal part that meets up against the window and painted it black (will post pictures when I get home). Ended up added some leds I had laying around and wow, what a night and day difference. I can finally see everything on the dash. Haha

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 06:20 PM

Sweet truck, I woulda made that trade too. I tried tempting the PO of my truck with a bulpupped SKS but he decided on the cash instead.

#3 Acardiel11

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 04:27 PM

Two problems I am encountering that I hope you guys can help me out with.

First, the transmission making a whining noise. It happens in neutral and when I press the clutch in, the noise goes away. 1st 2nd and 5th this noise comes back at all speeds. 3rd and 4th there is no noise at all.

Second, I lowered my truck with the torsion bars and ended up blowing a shock. Lowered it to where I wanted it to be and when I took it out for a spin, it ended up lowering more and was rubbing the tire. Checked the shock and oil was running down it.
Should I purchase a KYB lowering shock or keep the stock shocks?

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 08:22 PM

you said it yourself:you blew your shocks. So why would you keep them? Unless you meant replacing with same model again. No you need new ones and shorter too. Dunno about KYBs performance. Dont think the brand/quality matters with the trucks weight.
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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:34 PM

very clean truck!!


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:10 AM

you said it yourself:you blew your shocks. So why would you keep them? Unless you meant replacing with same model again. No you need new ones and shorter too. Dunno about KYBs performance. Dont think the brand/quality matters with the trucks weight.


My apologies, I should have elaborated more. Yes I meant stock new shocks.
Ford pinto shocks is what I should be purchasing right?

#7 Acardiel11

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:11 AM

very clean truck!!


Thank you!

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 01:51 PM

620s already run about the shortest shock you can get, pinto shocks arent really any shorter. Raising the shock towers is the best way to keep from blowing out the next set.

Nice truck, welcome aboard :cool:

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:58 PM

620s already run about the shortest shock you can get, pinto shocks arent really any shorter. Raising the shock towers is the best way to keep from blowing out the next set.
Nice truck, welcome aboard :cool:

What's the best way to go about raising the shock tower?

#10 Acardiel11

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:04 PM

What's the best way to go about raising the shock tower?


I've also considered doing beebanis coil lover conversion. Still not sure if I want to go that route or not. Any thoughts?

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 04:29 PM

Finally got some pictures of the interior. I ordered the molded carpet off JC Whitney. The fitment wasn't perfect, just had to trim a little but it ended up working out. I ordered these seats off eBay. 78072B5E-A162-4154-95B5-BE9BE7EEA202_zps
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 05:31 PM

That looks really good. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:16 PM

While I'm sure the stock bench seat isn't any better, that just looks like instant decapitation should you ever get rear ended.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:09 PM

Check your pinion angle since you lowered it you probably changed the pinion angle and this might be causing the noise.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:24 PM

Check your pinion angle since you lowered it you probably changed the pinion angle and this might be causing the noise.


I'll do some research and figure out how to check the angle. Thanks!

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:24 PM

That looks really good. Keep up the good work.

thanks man! I really admire your build.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:55 AM

You need one of these:

http://www.harborfre...nder-34214.html

 

Nice truck!

Also check the rubber in the center driveshaft support to make sure its not loose or torn or just plain worn out.  



#18 Acardiel11

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:43 AM

You need one of these:
http://www.harborfre...nder-34214.html
 
Nice truck!
Also check the rubber in the center driveshaft support to make sure its not loose or torn or just plain worn out.

easy enough. There is a harbor freight just a mile away from my place. What should the angle be at? I'll check the rubber piece soon. I just broke my hand so I won't be working on the truck for a little.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:19 AM

The angle should be the same on both ends, I dont think we can lower enough to cause then to bind but i could be wrong

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:06 PM

LEDs in the dash. FA5F110A-0BB7-4113-AB29-F4131AE49065_zps