Uh, thanks for the advice, but I'm not some boneheaded high schooler who's broke and doesn't have any tools. Do you guys always treat new people like they're completely inept?
I am not "treating you any way at all.
Now that I looked at your profile you state you are a mechanical engineer. I will watch this thread now with great hopes that you can bring your mechanical engineer skills into your 521 and create a unique and beautiful truck.
If you would have entered your age it might have avoided some of the comments and suggestions. With age usually come experience and wisdom.
I mean no demeaning hurtfull statements in my posts I am a dry old fart that hates to see these trucks and cars end up hacked up and discarded like yesterdays newspaper.
You have what looks to be a beautiful truck and a good starting point to make it your own creation. I beleive if you own and want to mod it that is your choice.
If you look through my 66 520 thread you will see I have many mods on this truck and still have a few more planned before it is finished.
I also have threads on my 86 720 king cab dailey driver and my 85 720 king cab ST that turned out to have a bent frame so it is a parts truck now.
I also have a 67 520 parts truck. One can not have too many Datsuns! LOL