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About EPTXDatsun

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    El Paso
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    Datsun 1200 and a bunch of non-Datsuns
  1. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Nah, it ain't about the money. Hell, the rims/tires on my E63 AMG wagon cost more than what I have into this car. It's the combination of my OCD coupled with the time and headache of a large-scale project that I just don't want to deal with anymore. I know it will be worth a lot more finished, but I'm moving on. I already have my Japanese fix taken care of with my '76 Mazda RX3 Coupe. It's on ebay right now open to offers. If someone wants the car only that's fine too as I can just put the F20C in my AE86 Corolla GT-S.
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    New to club with '72 1200

    I'm gonna try fleabay and see if there's any bites. Up for grabs in case any of you guys are looking for another project.
  3. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Thanks, guys. No worries. My ad on Craigslist got flagged. Did some research and looks like overzealous assholes are policing CL and flagging project vehicles because they believe they belong in parts section. I'm just gonna hold onto it for the time being and keep collecting parts to finish it.
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    New to club with '72 1200

    Thanks, guys. We'll see what happens. I put it on CL to see if there would be any bites but then the ad was flagged for removal for some reason. If it doesn't sell, I'll just continue stacking parts and getting it ready to finish eventually. I took a look at it this morning and most of the work that was done was of decent quality and it's pretty complete.If it doesn't sell, I'll just continue gathering parts and eventually get to it. I don't need the money, the space isn't an issue, and the wife doesn't care what I do. It's just a matter of lost interest due to so much time wasted. I just need motivation, lol.
  5. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Thanks. It's all good. I'm gonna put it up for sale and see if anyone bites. If not, I'll be having it built locally where I can at least monitor progress. My favorite part about the Nova build was that every time I dropped in say, every other week, I saw progress. It was the first shop I've experienced this with which, sadly, is rare. It was pretty disheartening to go twice in 6 months to the last shop the 1200 was at and only see it under a thicker layer of dust. Oftentimes, builders prefer to stick to what they know, which is why some are hesitant to try different stuff. I'm sure shop that built my Nova would do it since it would be a cakewalk for them and it is, at least, "vintage", lol. While the work they do is not cheap, you get what you pay for. Although the quality is worth it, I dont know if I want to be sinking $40k+ into a 1200 either, lol.
  6. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Yup. I've been working on him. Next up is my '57 Bel Air Rag. It was an impulse buy at Barrett-Jackson and when I finally pored over it, decided it wouldn't be worth keeping unless I redid the body/paint. Figure I'm way past the point of no return (I'll probably lose every penny I put in it going forward) on the 1200 and my plans for the Bel Air will actually increase the Chevy's value so that goes first. Because, well, priorities. It would be worth it because the work is second-to-none.
  7. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    There are good shops, which is why what happened with my Datsun in inexcusable. My Datsun would have been a little brother to my Nova. Here's the funny part. I know this is off-topic, but shows an example of a good shop vs the BS I put up with on the Datsun. I had this car finished in a period of 14 months, of which 5 were attributed to parts delays. Started with this (350, 3-speed) They did this: Ended up with this (LS3, TR6060, 9-inch, 4-link suspenion, mini-tubs, audio, etc.) I'll probably end up giving him the Datsun if i can convince him to work on a "foreign" car. lol
  8. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Hahahahaha It's not for lack of resources, just terrible judgment in picking shops.
  9. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Well, three shops in a row let me down. First one didn't do the job correctly, second one called halfway through the project and told me to get the car out because they were shutting down. Picked it up from the last shop in pieces with body work only halfway finished after 2 years. :no: I'm thinking about just cutting my losses and letting it go. At least it's back in my hands but motivation to complete is at an all-time low.
  10. EPTXDatsun

    Anybody try these flares on a Datsun 1200

    Going back to this car, does anyone know what size those wheels/tires are? Look too big to be 13's but are they 14's or 15's?
  11. EPTXDatsun

    Anybody try these flares on a Datsun 1200

    Yeah, me too. I wonder if they pie-cut the steel and shaped it or molded aftermarket fiberglass flares on. Best looking sedan ever, IMO. Has anybody seen these installed on a car?: http://www.datsun1200.asia/category/select/cid/323/pid/8945/language/en
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    Anybody try these flares on a Datsun 1200

    I know it's an old thread, but does anyone know what kind of flares are on this car?
  13. EPTXDatsun

    13x7.5 -5 SSR Mesh on a Datsun 1200...

    Who rebarreled them? What size tires do you plan to run?
  14. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    Mattndew, I agree. I think it's a good fit for this little car. :devil: Don't worry, KT1200. I'm 600+ miles from you, so you'll have North Texas and I'll take West Texas, lol. :thumbup: I've had MUCH more powerful (1k+whp) cars, but something tells me this one will be just as much if not more of a handful especially with what I want to do. My plan is to get it dialed in and overbuild the driveline so I can turbocharge it and bump it up to 500whp eventually. At a minimum, a rollcage is definitely in the plans.
  15. EPTXDatsun

    New to club with '72 1200

    This car had been on backburner but I'm bringing it back. After 1 1/2 years I got a call a couple weeks ago from Wrenchpro to tell me they were being shut down by the city. We had 2 weeks to pick it up unfinished. Sucks, but oh well. Before sending it to them, I had started the bodywork but decided against finishing it due to the fact it was going to get a little cut up from the swap. One of my many automotive hobbies includes lowriding and I'm an Imperials Car Club member (58-64 Impalas are one of my major weaknesses). I called a club brother in our L.A. chapter who owns a body shop in Hesperia and he offered to help us pick it up and store it. Well, I figured it needs paint and it's out there anyway, so he will be finishing up the body work. It will be finished Porsche GT3 RS Orange. It may be overly ambitious to shoot for the JCCS '14 but we'll try! Here's how it sits: Work has begun, er, continued on the body. I'll post more pics as it progresses.
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