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#1 Donedreamin

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

Hey guys,

 

Been lurking for quite some time, gathering lots of information and would like to give back.

 

Hope you enjoy the journey and encourage your opinion and expertise!

 

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This was a sad day, the truck was involved in a hit n' run

 

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This is the beginning

 

L20B donor

 

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If anyone needs 620 parts, I don't have much use for anything besides the motor

 

Is there anything from a 76' that might be an upgrade for the 521?

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Did an indepth clean 

 

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Test fitting some rallys

 

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Front fender pulled to the best of my ability

 

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#2 Donedreamin

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

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This stabilizing bar mount was way beyond limits

 

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Mount cut, front end prepped

 

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Tank removal

 

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Entire frame prepped and POR-15

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Front end donor

 

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Lots of rust, heat and smoke

 

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Spray foam and plastic bottles

 

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If anyone needs anything from a the J13 let me know

 

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Lots of patches later..

 

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#3 flatcat19

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:20 PM

You're going to eventually fix all the picture links?

You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


#4 Donedreamin

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:24 PM

Ouch

 

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Mock-up , really happy with the fitment

 

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Rims, gas tanks metal etched

 

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POR-15 applied, etching primer applied

 

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L20B prep

 

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Valve adjustment

 

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Oil pan and pick-up swap / engine mounts

 

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Blasted and pre-polish

 

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#5 Donedreamin

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:25 PM

Weber 32/36 disassembly

 

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Sneak peak

 

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Had a work trip and met up with a veteran around here, datzenmike whom is a wealth of knowledge and gave me the ultimate tour of the island countryside in his 710. Thank you again

 

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Much more to come!



#6 mrbigtanker

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

Wow,man sucks on hit and run but great turn around.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

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Anyone else notice anything very strange about this L20B????????

 

 

... well, other than the GM gaskets.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:27 PM

Yea, the case vent tube is wrong, but it appears to be an L20b as it has the 2 top bolts on the front cover, at least it looks like it does to me in that photo.


 

 

 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

You're the man wayno! Yup side block vent and it is an L20B. Never ever seen this before. Has the L16/18 cast iron header on it too. Must be a very early L20B casting. Has the water warmed/cooled intake also. It's a real odd duck.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

AC tensioner bracket?

You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:32 PM

I assumed air pump on that.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:17 PM

I've been getting very intimate the last few days with an L16 block.

That L20B above looks familiar but really odd at the same time.


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You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


#13 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

truck looks better with the stock wheels and caps


Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

Thanks for sharing!

 

Sucks about the hit and run! wtf... had amazing patina.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

I liked how the truck looked with stock wheels and caps as well, but I like change and if I'm not happy with it I can always go back.

Thanks for the kind words

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:47 PM

Yeah good job, how long you been working on it? 



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:13 PM

I have about two weeks into it, unfortunately I'm away for work till August. I have a week off at that time when I will finish it. Thank you btw

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

Hit run sucks but you are definitely bringing it back.  There are 2 people in AZ wanting J13 Carbs.  I have one for one person but the other person is still looking.  Be safe and enjoy your Datsuns.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

I just think the stock wheels and cap makes the truck look older(antique) than making a old truck look newer with modern wheels. ESP 521 AND SOME 620S


Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:27 AM

I understand where your coming from, but I dont see your point. Are you telling me to stay with my current setup?