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  1. Finally got a nice warm day with nothing else to do....so a little more brake work. New rotors and pads up front.

     

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    The old ones were probably fine... plenty of life left in the pads... but nice to have fresh brakes, pads, rotors, shoes, drums...

     

    next up is tires. Leaning toward some Nankang SP-9s in either a 195 or 205/65r15... about $55 each.

     

    other then that just driving it as much as I can. Super fun to drive.
     

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  2. All cleaned up and no where to go!

     

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    swapped the 15s back on since the tires on the 13s are really old... it was also pulling to the left pretty bad with them on.

     

    Also gave her a quick bath and quick polish. Sadly no where to go with all this covid stuff going on...

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  3. I wasn’t a big fan of it...

     

    didnt fit with my shorty Mikuni manifold and unknown header without some serious trimming...

     

    the holes weren’t lined up the best either...

     

    pretty easy to fab one up with some sheet aluminum. But if your not confident the t3 would be better then nothing 


  4. 3 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

    On a completely different note, I finally parted ways with my 99 Chevy Silverado... 288,500 miles... and even more rust than I realized... so many things were beginning to fail, it was just time..... served me well over 13 years...

     

    So I decided to go back to a nissan... i had a 93 pathfinder for years and I loved it not to mention my 521, so I looked at some nissan frontiers and found this.....

     

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    Just got it home today....

    2012 Nissan Frontier pro-4x...

    Very happy with the decision, it was an hour ride home and my ass didnt fall asleep, I was happy about that. My wifes old car I would be dieing after 20 minutes,  seats were awful.. all in all the ride was nice, nothing felt weird on the highway and I was getting 20mpg with the 4.0 v6......

     

    Congrats dude! Nice truck!

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  5. 5 hours ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

    I’m digging this truck

    part of me says leave it

    another says wash it and rub compound it an just leave the rust look


    I love the moss! But also HATE to see it rot away underneath....

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  6. 10 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

    I hope so.... I'm always a little leary with used purchases.... you just never know... I got lucky wife the wifes Subaru the other year.... I had 1 wheel bearing go bad in 2 years .... and just had to put some tires on.... hoping for the same luck with this one.... I'd like to see a couple years with doing no more than an oil change....

     

    I think you’ll be good! You’ve got a lot of mechanical know all too feel anything that might not be right, and they are good trucks. There is 10+ years behind that truck and engine, they should have figured it out.

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  7. 5 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

    Maybe.....

    No I actually didnt get to drive it home today,  but I did put a deposit on it... I needed to make a money transfer from where I had the money saved.... plan is to pick it up next friday..... 

    Cab was a little smaller than my Silverado ( which I expected) but once I adjusted the seat and stuff it was all good..  they did a multi point inspection  and a full service on it ... also has 4 new tires and all new brakes.... and it had a sun roof.... 

    Very happy with everything.... minor blemish on the front bumper cover but that's it.... looks like someone couldn't figure out when to stop while pulling in the garage..  

    All In all i think it was a fair price i paid, and they can do all the transfer dmv stuff at the dealer so that will all be done when I pick it up.....

     


    awesome! Sounds like a good truck.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Lovexplosions said:

     

    For real. So they originally quoted $750, but no drivers were taking the order. I eventually took $1150 and they are picking it up tomorrow morning. Based on the other qoutes I got from carriers it was as low as I was going to get. 

     


    that’s not too bad.

     

    looking forward to seeing more on this truck!


  9. 43 minutes ago, Crashtd420 said:

    I'm already going over my budget amount that I have squirled away....

    I have been saving for a while because I dont want a payment.... 

    The reason I like the pro-x edition are the heated leather seats and the tow package..... not too worried about mileage.... work is closer now and I drive my datsun for 6 to 8 months out of the year.... 

     

     

    Tow package is good

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  10. Been meaning to fab something up like this for a while for both my 620 and my 510... just havent had the metal around... 

    Stealing a idea from the lonely driver company - who makes nice looking aluminum ones - I had a wheel spacer lying around and threw this together in 5 minutes. Not sure what the seat mounts are like in the 520, but another idea. Sliced some fuel line open to line the inside of the spacer to make the diameter a little smaller.
     

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  11. Don't have one, but have a buddy who is on his 2nd. Great little trucks. If I remember he was up near 200k on his first one before he got hit. I looked pretty seriously at them before I bought my second Tacoma cause the price is much more competitive on the Frontier. Ultimately I liked the ride, styling and seating position of the Tacoma so I went with that, but the Frontier was a close second. 

    2 door or 4 door?  The 4 door cabs they come in a short bed (5ft?) and "long" bed (6ft). Ive got the 6 foot in my Tacoma, its really handy for actually using your truck a truck. Something to consider. Downfall of the 6 foot bed and 4 doors is its a long truck... need 4+ lanes to make u-turn.

    Cant tell you about what year is the best..

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  12. Also is it running? 

    Some companies wont transport non running vehicles. 

    I had good luck with Golden Key, not the cheapest, but stays on one truck the whole way. Dont know if they service you or where the truck is. They will not move non-running vehicles.


  13. 1 hour ago, alexg89 said:

    I ended up picking up another 500 dollar gem and put some swampers on it.

    208k miles on the ticker. 5speed 4wd vg33 1998 pathfinder. interior is flawless, ice cold ac. the lady couldnt figure out why it was smoking and neither could the mechanic. 
    PCV valve was stuck and was sucking oil up 

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    Nice score! 

    My buddy had one of those back in high school, great little trucks!


  14. 3 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

     

    Didnt realise your were semi local....

    There are a few of us up this way....

    I'm out In central Massachusetts with a 521.... 

    Hot damn another local Ratsuner!

     

    Didnt realize this till crash posted it.

     

    Im just up north in Topsfield.

     

    Excited to see this truck in person!

     

    A few of us got together for Japanese day at the Larz Anderson museum last year. And if we ever get to do anything again... i usually try to get to one of their cars and coffees too.

     

    I'd offer my local help... but looks like you have a bigger garage and plenty of fab skills!

     

    Keep us posted!


  15. There are a few threads on here about them.

     

    This one in particular has some good photos

     

     

    Pretty good quality for the price. Easy to set up. Lots of color options for customizing them. 

     

    Running them in my 510 and happy with them. Cheaped out in my 620 and bought some JEGS gauges and wish i ponied up for the speedhuts but they jusy werent in the budget...


  16. 1 hour ago, Crashtd420 said:

    I like the cup holder... currently using a cone shaped k&n air filter upside down for mine, between the seats... 

    I do something similar in the 510... just shove it between the seat and the e-brake, but the bench seat in the 620 doesnt allow for that... 

     

    Shamelessly stole the idea from the lonely driver company 

     

    https://lonelydrivercompany.bigcartel.com/product/ldc-x-ms-datsun-510-cup-holders

     

    Was planning on making one similar... but i just dont have the right peice of aluminum lying around right now... 

     

    I might need this wheel spacer back soon for the 510... we'll see... ill probably make one for the 510 at some point... or ill be lazy and just buy a couple... his price is reasonable and the finish looks good.

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  17. Teaser shot...

     

     

     

    The 510 has been a bit neglected recently.... but test fit these 13s i got from a buddy a little while back... just waiting on proper lugs... unfortunately even super performance 13 tires are getting hard to find since the last time a looked... and these tires are old as shit...

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  18. Minor updates....

     

    My driver door lock had been sticking and making it impossible to unlock with the key... pulled it apart to see what was going on... turns out just needed some lube... works perfectly now. Unfortunately im the process of tearing the door apart the little clip for the window crank went flying.... i heard it bounce but never land... took a quick look.... but wrote it off... 

     

    Quick fix was to drill and tap it... gets the job done.

     

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    Then in my boredom i started looking around got something to make a cup holder out of... had some metal... but that was gonna be a lot of work... scanning my bench i spotted a pair of wheel spacers that i pulled out yesterday while test fitting some wheels on then 510. Brought one out to the truck and thought it wasn't half bad... basically just for a tall Starbucks cup on the way to a show or drive to work... the inner diameter was a bit big for a beer can so i sliced some spare fuel hose to line it and tighten it up. Ratsun FTW!

     

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  19. 1 hour ago, LilDotty74 said:

    I think I’m going to replace the wire harness, literally completely covered in tape 

     

    Not sure of your wiring competencies... If your thinking about replacing it completely, I assume decent and your probably have a harness preference...

     

    But -  Ive had good luck with American Autowire's Highway 15 kit- ran it on both my 510 and 620. Takes a little bit of thinking to cross their Ford/GM wiring diagram over to the Datsun stuff, but not bad. Kept the stock ignition switch on both. Running the stock wiper switch on the 620. Both stock headlight switches were bad, and it was easier for me to wire up using their switch, so I am running their switch for the headlights, with a 2 relay set up for the hi/low beams using the stock stalk to toggle. I like being able to run the wires individually... although I do wonder sometimes if the preattached wires end up being cleaner since you pre-group them and then run them... Idk.

    https://www.americanautowire.com/shop/highway-15-wiring-kit

     

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