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#81 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:59 AM

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.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:37 AM

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.....

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:00 AM

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 1f604.png1f604.png1f604.png
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:07 AM

YOull use the spares believe me

 

Oh as for 520 and 521  all body/suspension/some brake parts are in SAE sizes and the 620 went to all metric. REMEMBER THIS!!!!!!!

 

of coarse motor is all metric on both

 

 

like one time I lost a radiator bolt . so i got one from a 510 and wonder why it was hard to get in. Duh!!!!!!!!!! 521 is SAE  5/15x24 threads. then I needed longer ones when installing a Chammpion Radiator with 1/4 spacers

 

but since your driving the 620 its all metric. Just becare grabbing 520/521 body parts


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

YOull use the spares believe me

 

Oh as for 520 and 521  all body/suspension/some brake parts are in SAE sizes and the 620 went to all metric. REMEMBER THIS!!!!!!!

 

of coarse motor is all metric on both

 

 

like one time I lost a radiator bolt . so i got one from a 510 and wonder why it was hard to get in. Duh!!!!!!!!!! 521 is SAE  5/15x24 threads. then I needed longer ones when installing a Chammpion Radiator with 1/4 spacers

 

but since your driving the 620 its all metric. Just becare grabbing 520/521 body parts

yeah i saw when ordering disc conversion brackets it warned that 521/520 are standard. thinking i'll keep this l20b from my 79 parts truck to put in one of the 520's. cheaper and maybe easier than fitting and sourcing a ka24. and let's be honest if i find a smoking deal on a ka24 i'll prob put it in my 620 since i'll have the disc brakes already lol.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:33 AM

FWIW.....that key you found, if it works the key code is stamped into it.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:52 AM

First hand experience: ground up resto 😅. Im "here", but not on my truck much because I get demotivated alot by the work load...
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:56 AM

let some else do the KA and you buy it at halfprice.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

FWIW.....that key you found, if it works the key code is stamped into it.

yeah, had to give the my key maker the passenger side lock cylinder when i first got the truck. he said it's the only one with the key code on it



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

guess it depends what day you ask me, sometimes i feel like doing a cab off resto. other times i say i'm not gonna put anymore money into it lol. i go back and forth between the two, doesn't help i have two 520's now i want to bring home and work on.

...this is when u don't make a decision.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:32 PM

Concentrate on 1 vehicle. YOur not in Datsun plentiful area anyways.

Here in washington lots going to the dump so parts are still ez to get here, Kentucky is different


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:28 PM

Concentrate on 1 vehicle. YOur not in Datsun plentiful area anyways.

Here in washington lots going to the dump so parts are still ez to get here, Kentucky is different

yeah gonna try and complete this one before i start on the 520's. i know, i want to visit to buy a bunch of shit :P that's why i bought my two parts trucks, they've been very helpful. also why i couldn't let the 520's go to the scraper, even though i knew it'd be a while before I got to them.