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#1 Madbmx

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

Hello fellow ratsun readers,
I just bought a 1968 Datsun 510 wagon for $550, the condition is pretty decent in my opinion .
The bad: i think it needs a whole new wiring harness, so car doesn't start, needs new front fenders, and has a hole on the driver side floor pan(looks like the guy cut it for some reason) and a small one on the passenger side(not that big of a deal). And hatch is somewhat messed up but decent.

The good: besides the the front fenders and the front floor pans being a little rusted out, the rear floor pans all the way to the back are perfect and chassis is perfect and body is perfect. Also has a rebuilt engine L16.

My goal is to restore it and get it started. I already took off all the seats and interior (starting inside out) and I also took off the hatch. So I'm gonna try to post some pictures, let me know what you guys think?

Thx for taking your time to read this, appreciate it

https://imgur.com/gallery/rOyHp

https://imgur.com/gallery/4lgAC

https://imgur.com/gallery/Uwi0h

https://imgur.com/gallery/bWWGF

Hopefully I posted it right



#2 datzenmike

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

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Spend some time messing around and figure out how to post the picture properly.


That's worth the money even if it didn't run. Nice.
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#3 Madbmx

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:11 PM

I figured it out, it doesn't let me do it on my iPad for some reason

 

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Edited by Bleach, 13 November 2017 - 07:16 AM.
helping the iPad user


#4 Angela

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:11 PM

Nice starting point!

 

I like that roof rack.

 

Welcome to Ratsun & the Goon Squad :thumbup:


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:14 PM

Welcome

#6 Madbmx

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:19 PM

gT4JHTE.jpgSpend some time messing around and figure out how to post the picture properly.That's worth the money even if it didn't run. Nice.


Thx man, it will run soon

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:22 PM

Nice starting point!
 
I like that roof rack.
 
Welcome to Ratsun & the Goon Squad :thumbup:


Yea me too because it's different, but I was thinking about taking them off.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:22 PM

Yea me too because it's different, but I was thinking about taking them off.

 

Haha! Let me know if you wanna sell it to another Goonie  :thumbup:


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

That's a good start...

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:42 AM

I like it! I tried to grab your pics and post em but well, seems I ain't smart enough.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:54 AM

This is the one that was in Georgia on craigslist for a while right?



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:16 AM

I Would trace out the wires ans clean them.

Get it started? not hard to figure out if the wires are good.

Ignition ON power to coil

Start wire. bypassisng coil and the ON position tothe ballast . 12volts

 

get carb to squirt gas

set the valve lash

 

 

drain gas and get a new fuel filter

 

 

therse cars are simple.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:52 AM

Haha! Let me know if you wanna sell it to another Goonie  :thumbup:


Alright I got you. You'll be the first I tell

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

I like it! I tried to grab your pics and post em but well, seems I ain't smart enough.


Ahh don't worry about it haha

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

This is the one that was in Georgia on craigslist for a while right?


Yea been up there for a while, the guy kept lowering the price.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:57 AM

I Would trace out the wires ans clean them.
Get it started? not hard to figure out if the wires are good.
Ignition ON power to coil
Start wire. bypassisng coil and the ON position tothe ballast . 12volts

get carb to squirt gas
set the valve lash


drain gas and get a new fuel filter


therse cars are simple.

I'll see what I can do, But I'm pretty sure it needs new wires because when I touch some they just disintegrate in my fingures haha.
Also the fuel lines weren't connected. The guy had it connected to a Powerade bottle.
The car doesn't even make a noise when you switch the ignition.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:00 AM

I'll be posting pictures of my progress in this post.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:09 AM

being a 68 and a wagon the harness is different thaN THE COMMON sedan 70-72 series

 

brittle doesnt mean is cant work to get started.

I seen alot of cars go bad cause people think they can get a wiring kit and the thing just goes in. It dont!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:51 AM

Even though I would only pay about 2 two 3 hundred for rhese cars back in the day I'll give you $600. All day for that one not running. Welcome to the forum. Love your Goon enjoy her.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:20 AM

Even though I would only pay about 2 two 3 hundred for rhese cars back in the day I'll give you $600. All day for that one not running. Welcome to the forum. Love your Goon enjoy her.


Hahaha nah man this car is going to the grave with me. I love these cars my goal/passion is to buy and learn how to restore these type of cars and maybe sell some of them but not this one. This is like my first love <3