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In Topic: Project itch.. need advice

11 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

I know that what follows is not what you wanted to hear...


I get that you really want to make this out of a classic Datsun so it fits your needs and your desire for looks, and although I do agree with Lockleaf about the Brat being a good fit, they are somewhat hard to find from what I've been told by Subaru friends, so the long and short of it, if you are dead set on a modified vehicle it would make way more sense to truck a Civic to fulfill your needs than to heavily modify a 620 to fit.


The plans you have for modifying a 620 require extensive fabrication skills and a lot, I mean a lot, of money.  Plus it sounds like you have a timeline where you want this sooner rather than later.  That said, I really think starting with a Civic and "trucking" it would in the end be a better choice to fits your needs.


It would already have the FWD platform, already get good MPG's, already be a short wheelbase, once "trucked" it would have the shortened bed you're after, and all that is required is the much shorter and easier to complete fabrication of the new rear wall.








There were even a few pics out there of clean looking conversions, but of course those pics are hosted on Photobucket so I can't link them here.  Google civic truck and you'll find them.


Feel free to completely ignore my post and do whatever you want, just thought I should throw in my 2 cents lol



Oh, and the obvious easy button, but higher buy in, is a VW Caddy with the diesel.



In Topic: Over 100,000 Digital License Plates Are Scheduled to Hit U.S. Roads in 2018

04 October 2017 - 08:18 AM

I'd be curious if this test was conducted in Washington State if the 100,000 plates would mean only 50,000 test vehicles, or if magically digital plates would no longer make having a front and rear plate a requirement.


Also, if someone backs into or pulls too deep into a parking space and hits my hitch a metal plate bends and is still legible, hows that cracked screen going to keep working? And who pays for the replacement?

In Topic: Fuel sender connector

02 October 2017 - 09:07 PM

Or get these, the actual replacement connector...








Main draw back is you only need one but it's a bag of 25 lol.  There are sellers with lower numbers of them but at a higher price that I found in my quick searching, look deeper you may find less at a more reasonable price.


And if I remember correctly it's a GM alternator wiring boot that can be used to complete the updating of the wiring.

In Topic: California approved engine swaps.

12 September 2017 - 09:48 AM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...s in california

In Topic: replace nissan Z20 for Z24 8 plugs

09 July 2017 - 06:54 AM

Wouldn't completing this swap be commiting the same error Nissan did that led to the recall?


I had researched this once, found a mint condition Vanette with a blown motor and I wanted to do a KA swap into it.  Everything I found IIRC said the Z24 is was led to the fire issue that killed the Vanette in North America.