Yup I can attest to that... I would never choose to do that again...
The hardest thing is staying on track and motivated.. never mind the cash spent.. its just me doing all the work, while working and helping to raise my son... I'm at the 4 yr mark on my 521 ground up restoration, should be driveable come spring and I think I will still not be completely done....
Since you seem to have multiple, keep atleast one driveable at all times... then you always have motivation while your working on the other... the best motivation I have right now is being able to drive mine even it is just circling the house.....
i know what you mean, i got frustrated even one month into getting this up and running because i was so excited to drive it and i couldn't.
Just drive it and upgrade the ignition and other stuff as you go. Youll find out youll get thumbs up with this truck w/o spending lots of money.
grease the steering and king pins and just replace what is needed. Cab off restrotation is alot more work than people think and the truck wll not be worth alot of money as one alwasy thinks it will get. Thats if it even get finnished.
buff out the paint and rust and drive it. Buy spare slave brake and clutch master cylinders and spare distributors and should last a long time.
I been on here a long time the closer one keeps this stock( a new datsun owner ) the longer they will have it and care for it. The new people with ground up resto. are not on here 6 monthes from now and never seen again. Maybe their vehicle in pcs on Craigslist.
i have acquired several boxes of spare parts in case, hopeful i won't ever have to use them lol.
Just got the alignment and am about to go pick it up. thought i'd share a story about this morning.
Went to take my truck to get an alignment this morning and realized I lost my key since I pulled it in the garage to work on it this past weekend. It was a new key, had it made since I bought this truck and the original owner had lost the original. For whatever reason I looked in the ashtray, where I had looked in many times before over the past few months for random reasons. And I found this out of no where, what looks to be the actual original key on a nice D keychain. The Datsun gods have smiled upon me today