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#1 Cony

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:26 AM

Hey guys! I know it's not strictly a Datsun, but I found something amazing. A 1969 Cony Van. It's a shell. Glass is all good, no cracks. Body is workable. It's not all chopped up. It came with no frame, no interior. I actually was digging around online and somebody had posted it it on another forum. Apparently they had laid it on a Daihatsu frame with big mud boggers. Not the direction I would have gone, but hey to each his own. She's mine now. Originally these Conys were produced by Aichi Machine Co. for Nissan. Nissan owns them now. So technically, in another universe, if the Kei thing had caught on in America, she would have been a Datsun. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. It looks almost identical to a Subaru 360 Van. I'm definitely going to build a one off. Custom everything and I'd appreciate any help you guys can get me! Thanks



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:48 PM

Any pics of it other than the avatar?

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


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:20 PM

 It looks almost identical to a Subaru 360 Van. I'm definitely going to build a one off. Custom everything and I'd appreciate any help you guys can get me! Thanks

 

A friend here is building a Subaru Sambar van on a tube frame chassis with a 1200cc Yamaha motorcycle engine in the middle. I need to get some pics of that...


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:12 PM

Yes. Yes you do.

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#5 Dolomite

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

Yes. Yes you do.


In-fucking-deed!
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:18 AM

How do I post pics man?!? New to this.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:22 AM

How do I post pics man?!? New to this.

 

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:39 PM

Yes. Yes you do.

 

In-fucking-deed!

 

I'll try to get some soon...


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


#9 datsunfreak

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:55 PM

Also, side note...    ^_^

 

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:29 PM

Too cool. 

 

 

There is a red Mitsu Kei pickup a block away from the church my wife goes too. My kids geek out over it when they drive past. Lol. 


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#11 Dolomite

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:00 AM

That’s badass. It’s begging for a turbo ‘busa or zx14 setup.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:04 AM

I like what your cooking! I'd be scared the wheels would melt off . I want to put the engine in the back. Not under the rear seat like the O.G. setup. I want it water cooled. A 4 banger would be amazing if it could fit. 



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:04 AM

Datsunfreak, Who's cony wide is that?



#14 Dolomite

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

There are a good amount of busa/zx14 swapped, mid engine minis out there. Granted I’m not familiar with the size of the cony, but bike engines are tiny. That said, I have no idea what people with those swaps have done to address reverse.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:28 PM

 That said, I have no idea what people with those swaps have done to address reverse.

 

As my Sambar-owning friend says, "they aren't hard to push"...   ^_^


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This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:30 PM

Datsunfreak, Who's cony wide is that?

 

I stumbled upon it at a paint and body shop here in town. Tried buying it a few times with no success...


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#17 Dolomite

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:19 PM

As my Sambar-owning friend says, "they aren't hard to push"...   ^_^


Problem solved
Chrome door handles are under rated.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:34 AM

Yeah, I read  an article where they put in the bike engine and they had no reverse. Not a problem, they weigh nothing. And turn radius is excellent. 



#19 Dolomite

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Posted Yesterday, 12:17 PM

I read on a mini forum that they’re using some parts from quaife and some fabrication to achieve reverse. One guy used honda goldwing trike parts as they’re equipped with reverse. Hell, the newer goldwing v6 would be insane in that little ride.
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