This would be my build thread for "Zeke", a '72 2door 510 formerly owned by Randy York. Randy passed away last year (RIP, my good friend). Randy was the founding and only president of UFO SoCal. I'm honored to have the opportunity to complete this build. Oh yeah, I nicknamed the car Zeke because the original owner's name was Ezekiel, this according to the original warranty booklet that came with the car. Ezekiel took delivery of his new Datsun 510 from Downey Datsun in March of 1972.
A few pics from when I brought it home:
The car had been painted approx.10 yrs ago and shows some shop wear. Bumpers were re-chromed and polished up nicely:
No front seats, but door panels and rear seats are nice:
Flat towing the car home the LF tire delaminated and blew a hole in the driver's side floor (major bummer!):
Bought a new floor from Mark Grimsley and will have it welded in to fix that mess. Fender also got bent out of shape. Have a NOS fender for it though...
Stuff I've done:
Painted quarter window frames:
Replaced painted door handles with chrome:
DP Racing Steering Box Brace. Randy had installed hood lift kit. Camber plates are super rare Project Mu:
Got the fuel tank boiled out and installed: