Your 411 appears to be an early model with what I call the "Droopy drawers" rear fender line. [Think a 2 year old with a load in his Doctor Dentons and you have the look] Later versions "cleaned up" the rear fender [and in the sedan the trunk] lines to a neater non-Pinin Farina and cleaner looking appearance. For example, the body creases on the rear quarter panels are much straighter and don't slump to the rear.
I know this is an old thread, but holy shit. I have to stick up for the 410 body style, I think it's obvious that the rear quarters and deck lid are complimentary to the 410. 411 looks so-so, but the 410 was the real deal.
Hey Reza you mentioned a future 2dr project in your future would that be on the black 411 and how much fabrication would be involved
Surprisingly......... That black Rl411 turned out to be a lot nicer than the pictures showed. Has solid floors, fenders, roof. Engine turned over after soaking the cylinders for a couple hours. Will put it on the back burner and collect parts for it, Only major thing it needs is a RH quarter panel.
As far as 2dr conversions go, I would buy a set of 2dr door shells from japan have them shipped. Next move the Door pillar back far enough for it to now mate with the attached "2dr" Door. then use the set of rear door skins to fill in the quarter area. Its pretty simple, finding the doors would be the tricky part.
no plans on selling anything, might hang on to, or do some trading down the road. The plates are pretty beat up. I usually just put stuff away then ask myself "why I have 13 Datsun 411 spare doors" ???
The red sss is still up looks like a reasonable project would need to find r16 to get running though don't think I know any shop willing to do a rebuild on one it looks like all parts are there would be awesome to find a running project
he has a complete spare running r16, I bet you could have him toss it in for the asking price. spare engines and parts are so easy to find for the R16, so many datsun roadsters, clubs and forums specific to the roadster. The roof skin would be another very easy replacement, You should jump on that car.
just don't throw anything away if you buy it, RL411 r16 has some specific parts on it for fitment, header, thermostat housing, finned aluminum oil pan. and some others I can't remember.
I booked with a shipper for the 9th or 10th, we'll see if it gets here! total cost was $320 on Uship, seems fair. Hopeful that it works out. would bring grand total to $870, I wanted to stay under a grand, looks like I'm in good shape.