Jump to content


Angela

Member Since 18 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Today, 05:16 AM
*----

#1518148 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Angela on 18 September 2017 - 10:27 PM

https://atlanta.crai...6304584142.html

 

kxzCAlG.jpg




#1517849 Just got a Datsun 521 :)

Posted by Angela on 17 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

Liam,

 

Hello & welcome. I too just bought a 1970 521 a few weeks ago & am reliant on this fine Ratsun community to help keep it alive. I look forward to following your progress & seeing pictures...LOTS of them. The people here are passionate about their Datsuns & have been very willing to share information to get you on well on your way.

 

Good luck with your build :thumbup:

 

Angela




#1517719 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Angela on 16 September 2017 - 05:15 PM

Can't beat FREE! Datsun 810 sedan & 510 goon. Good sheet metal or parts?

https://goldcountry....6306035212.html

 

37096834752_3af7d2cbc8_c.jpg00p0p_juCfxcGWo7O_1200x900 by cad lab, on Flickr

37078797816_634ba1da96_c.jpg00S0S_4Mt8HWTdP4y_1200x900 by cad lab, on Flickr

 

OH I WISH I WISH I WISH!

 

Damn it!




#1517622 Just bought a 521

Posted by Angela on 16 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

Damn how you find that?

 

I just bought a heater core for my 521 from a guy in New Hampshire & he told me about it...link was still up & I compared pics (back window stickers were the same) & I.D'd it :thumbup:

 

Beautiful truck.




#1517452 Just bought a 521

Posted by Angela on 15 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

https://nh.craigslis...6297979192.html

The original CL ad where he bought it from. Would be a shame for him to ruin it with some crazy mods but to each their own.


#1517360 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Angela on 14 September 2017 - 11:07 PM

https://brainerd.cra...6304656539.html

 

SUPER CLEAN!!!

62L5quW.jpgpjHjc34.jpgeIB19NO.jpg

 

eSyQNgc.jpg

AiR2PoY.jpg




#1517283 Datsun Dash Restoration Resource...say that fast 5 times!

Posted by Angela on 14 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

Hey there everybody,

 

I just stumbled upon this how to video for restoring a cracked dashpad. It's fairly intensive but the results are pretty nice. May be well worth the DIY project considering how much it costs to have it done.

 

I just might give it a try on my 521.

 




#1516874 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Angela on 12 September 2017 - 09:51 PM

https://losangeles.c...6303530157.html

 

Somebody go get this beast :thumbup:

 

Here's some moar...

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6303169389.html

 

https://sacramento.c...6299189380.html

 

https://sacramento.c...6298900095.html

 

https://lasvegas.cra...6301733927.html

 

https://sandiego.cra...6292847314.html

 

https://sandiego.cra...6292420418.html

 

https://losangeles.c...6298347212.html




#1516599 I know a wagon chick that bought a 521. Lol

Posted by Angela on 11 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

would not get a smaller steering wheel if you have to tightly parallel park on a regular basis.  I like the idea of sliding the seat a bit forward and adjusting the recline position.  Like someone mentioned, it would be pretty easy to move that tab and install a threaded bumper to make the recline adjustable.

 

Hey Matt, that was the idea I came up with today. I really think that's an easy fix. Totally reversible too!




#1516482 I know a wagon chick that bought a 521. Lol

Posted by Angela on 11 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

i shortened my column 3 inches and bucket seats from a 2003 isuzu rodeo suv

 

Pics? Y'know I am a stickler for stock looks but I'm curious how yours turned out Gene  B)




#1516442 I know a wagon chick that bought a 521. Lol

Posted by Angela on 11 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

Unless you pull the seat all the way forward  you will not be able to recline much because seat hits the back of the cab.  King Cab It!  LOL.

 

Charlie...have you been actually reading this thread?  :poke:

 

YES! That's what I've been sayin' all along...my seat must be moved up forward (almost all the way, but not totally) in order for me to "safely" reach the pedals!

 

So, ya, it'd be almost perfect in my case just to have a little tilt from the seat back since I have the room. :thumbup:




#1516440 I know a wagon chick that bought a 521. Lol

Posted by Angela on 11 September 2017 - 08:03 AM

Why do you post in a different font than everyone else? 

 

The font is the same, it's just enlarged. I have Multiple Sclerosis & my vision is affected.




#1516384 I know a wagon chick that bought a 521. Lol

Posted by Angela on 10 September 2017 - 11:35 PM

Don't they make seat cushions that are wedge shaped(thicker at the bottom. thinner on the top) that would do the same thing?

 

Yes, I'm actually pretty familiar with adaptive equipment due to a past history of working folks with special needs. A wedge pillow would not really work in my case.

 

I can reach the pedals now & I can drive it without much trouble at all...despite the springy, broken-down bench seat. Thing is, It's just a little awkward. I'm just a little too close to the steering wheel for my taste.

 

I'm hoping to just find a way to provide a couple more inches of space between me & the steering wheel. That's all...just a little tweak.

 

Thinking the suggestion of a smaller steering wheel...along with a minor seat mod might just be the trick.

 

Thought I'd just throw my idea to trim the frame or stop tab (so it can tilt a little? out there to the masses to see what more experienced ratsuners might suggest.

 

Thanks for all the input. I really appreciate it.




#1516325 Don't fall for it...

Posted by Angela on 10 September 2017 - 06:04 PM

xOYQ3Fk.png




#1516225 I know a wagon chick that bought a 521. Lol

Posted by Angela on 10 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

The easies option is to put blocks on your pedals.

 

http://www.pedalextenders.com/

 

 

UH....WHERE'S THE "UNLIKE" BUTTON?

 

Goin' too far there Charlie...Toooo Faaaaar....

 

(But afterall, I did ask & did invite opinions & this IS ratsun so... :poke: )