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About twistedimages

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  • Birthday 05/19/1977

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    El Reno, Oklahoma
  • Cars
    72 510, 85 Honda City Turbo, 97 Jetta GLX, 66 Dodge A100, 64 Datsun 312
  • Interests
    Custom cars and trucks, vintage RC cars, BMX, mopeds... I'm still a kid!
  • Occupation
    Twisted Images - Owner

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  1. My 510 parts hoarder instincts kicked in and I was about to ask you how much you want for it! Then I realized I'll only ever have ONE of these cars, and the grille on it is just fine. Haha
  2. I might just do that when I dig in- no harm in soaking the thing in Marvel Mystery Oil and seeing what happens! The bumpers have similar profiles but the rear mounting points and overriders are in different locations. They're both solid enough to save, thankfully. I've got a few friends keeping their eyes open for hubcaps and a couple other parts in Japan, so hopefully by the time I'm ready to put it back together I'll have everything I need. Already scored some new tail lights that don't have bb holes in them haha
  3. A couple of videos I put together from pulling the car out of the earth, and getting a key to open the trunk: Now that the trunk has been opened, I'm probably going to have to set the car aside for a few weeks to wrap up some other shop projects. But I'll keep you posted once I'm back on it!
  4. That was my thought as well. I also heard that those little discs are the same as stock 510 parts, which would mean that replacement parts actually exist- a big plus in my book. But that car in Arkansas isn't an SSS, so although I may still go look at it the probability is that I'd only want to use the engine. Maybe the rear axle if it's in better condition than mine. Still plenty of other projects to reassemble before I properly dig into this one, but I'm collecting as much knowledge as possible for now!
  5. This one has ball joints, which is nice. I definitely want to keep the 13" wheels on there, so repairing the factory drums is preferable to making a disc brake conversion. I don't mind swapping the rear axle for a newer one if it makes that end of the brake equation easier- I imagine a later 1200 axle would be similar in width and easy enough to fit in there, but I'll have to look into it more as I get there. There is a 411 parts car in Arkansas that I may go pick up- it's been sitting for years too, but if the engine turns it would make for a nice easy upgrade, and maybe the bra
  6. I'm planning to keep this 4 lug, so none of the truck stuff will work for me. I have a few ideas, but I'll know for sure what works once I dig in. Sheetmetal will probably wait until I get the chassis dialed- I may just pull the body off and work on both at the same time though.
  7. While I'm not afraid to fabricate new mounts (and may have to, if I can't find stock originals), I'd like to avoid any frame-side modifications to keep this as original as possible. I'm going to start with suspension and brakes before I worry about the engine- If I can't find brake hardware, bushings, etc. I may have to ditch my original plans and swap modern components in. I never realized how spoiled I was working on 510s and trucks before this- information is hard to come by! But it's exciting starting back at square one on a car.
  8. I really want to keep the column shift manual, so it looks like I'll be hunting down some form of J-series motor since they're a bit more available than this E1 that's in here. My research shows they went up to a J18 in Mexico and I've seen a couple for sale, so maybe that will be the way to go. Thank you for pointing out the bend in that badge- I may just leave it rather than take a chance on breaking it!
  9. 510 and 312 sitting side by side in the shop- identical cousins!
  10. A few days after Victoria and I drove up and left a deposit with Ray, I headed back up with a buddy with my truck and trailer to dig this car out of the ground. Based on the rust in the rockers and floors I was worried that there wasn't going to be much left underneath, but I brought shovels and my trailer has a winch so I was hopeful I wouldn't leave empty handed. After some maneuvering through his property we got the trailer lined up, and thankfully the ground was soft enough that I was able to dig around the front end enough to get a couple of straps around the front frame horn
  11. So... I went and did a thing. A thing I tell everyone NOT to do. A thing I've done several times before, yet here I go again. I brought another project car home when I already have plenty here to work on! But when a car calls out to you, it would be heartless to ignore that call, right? Right? There I was, minding my business, hanging out with my wife on the couch and cruising through Instagram, when a message pops up. A friend had sent a Facebook Marketplace listing for a rusted old Datsun, and it was actually close to where I live! Ever since I moved to Okla
  12. Twisted Images is hosting Monsters of Japan inside the Sacramento International Auto Show. We'll be showcasing Japanese vehicles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, ranging from restored classics to full customs and race cars. The Sacramento Auto Show raises money for children's and educational causes, including Shriner's Hospital, Make-a-Wish, and Ronald McDonald House charities. Over $2 million has been donated to date! If you're interested in showing your classic Japanese ride, registration is currently open. Visit http://www.twistedimages.com/Twisted-Images-Monsters-of-Japan-Show
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    Twisted Images is hosting Monsters of Japan inside the Sacramento International Auto Show. We'll be showcasing Japanese vehicles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, ranging from restored classics to full customs and race cars.The Sacramento Auto Show raises money for children's and educational causes, including Shriner's Hospital, Make-a-Wish, and Ronald McDonald House charities. Over $2 million has been donated to date! If you're interested in showing your classic Japanese ride, registration is currently open. Visit http://www.twistedimages.com/Twisted-Images-Monsters-of-Japan-Show-Registration
  14. It took almost two hours to get the cars into the show, and it was HOT!! I kept getting out of the car to find shade, so I just left the door hanging open.
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