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March 26th Eugene, OR Cars Coffee- today

25 March 2017 - 01:01 PM

Just saw this posted on Facebook, yah I know. Fuck Facebook.

Today 03-26-17

Home Depot parking lot
1045 Green Acres Rd
Eugene, OR 97408

I'm going. Who's in?

WPL312 Naughty Gnome Wagon

18 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

Once again a sweet little gem popped up for sale, on Craigslist, and I grabbed it up. It was in Washougal, WA and my boss just happened to be in Vamcouver when I found it and I asked him to go pay the guy for it. And it worked.

I now own my first Datsun car, a 64 WPL312. The Naughty Gnome Wagon.

This is the pic some of you may have already seen




Those are the only pics I have at this point because by the time I got home it was getting dark. I did have some time before it got dark to do an inventory of the goodies laying about the goon. The guy I got it from said he literally brought it home around 2000 and never touched it but whoever had it before him was clearly hot rodding it and had pulled a lot of exterior parts. There was a lot of the little important parts (door handles, headlight buckets and trim, taillight bezels and lenses, badges, ect.) but some of the biggest import was not there (bumpers, grill, fuel tank, drivers side back door trim and some glass. The drivers side back door glass and drivers side rear window are gone. Didn't take a pick of that side. Oh and the floors are bad.

All the other glass is intact and the guy I bought it from said he thinks he has the grill. Fingers and toes crossed I'll get a call saying he found it. He did have a few very full shops on his property. I think he had like 5 project cars, and two racecars he was working all at the same time plus the maybe dozen other cars around the property.

Plans that I came up with so far. I want to continue the hot rod theme but Datsun style. So sort of a hot rod track car.

-The flames are staying
-Sheet metal repair the floors
-Aseries motor swap
-Aftermarket fuel cell
-Disc brake all around upgrade with modern equipment
-Replumb with all new fuel and brake lines.
-Front coilovers
-4-Link rear end
-Lowered on 13's
-Source trim, glass gaskets, bumpers and grill (when pigs fly). Some other window gaskets could be made to work.
-Have flat glass cut for missing windows.
-Reupholster seats, door panels, head liner, tailgate and rear package area side panels.

But I'm also considering a body drop, because the floors are so bad already, and air bag suspension.

Big dreams for this project. It's going to take a while to get there but I think it's very possible.

What's working for you? Using qa1 coilovers with Beebani brackets

28 February 2017 - 10:06 PM

So it's time to talk coilovers. I've paid Beebani for his UCA and LCA assembly as well as the coilover mounting brackets. I want to go disc brakes and get rid of the kingpins and go ball joint so the torsion bars are gone too. They will ship soon so I need to decide on the coilovers I'm going to run. I've done my research and I've decided QA1 as other have done before.

These are what I'm looking at and will be using the QA1 7HT400 springs

I really couldn't find the specifics of what people used so if you've used these ad had issues or success please let me know.

QA1 Proma Star Double Adjustable Coil-Over Shocks
Thinking of using DD301 or DD303. Probably too expensive for me

Ultra Ride Coil-Over Shocks
Thinking of using US301. Not offered at US303 on there site.

Proma Star Single Adjustable Coil-Over Shocks
Thinking of using DS301 or DS303.

The 301's have a Mounting Recommended Ride Heigh, Spring Length, Compressed Height, Extended Height of 9.5-10", 7 ", 8.75" and 11.125", respectfully.

The 303's have a Mounting Recommended Ride Heigh, Spring Length, Compressed Height, Extended Height of 10.75-11.25", 7/8/9", 9.5", 12.75", respectfully.