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  1. On 3/16/2020 at 2:51 PM, wayno said:

    The guys that have parts for these little cars seem to be asking reasonable prices(Datsun swap meets) as there is no one to sell them to as these cars are so rare in the states, I seen one on Craigslist in the city I live in maybe 10 years ago but it had no bumpers so I walked away, I have not seen it for sale or in person since and I drive down that road a lot.

    I actually have a grill for one of these cars, I wanted to put it on a 320 kingcab truck I made, but it the end I went with the grill it came with.

    Wayne I still need a 64 312 grill 

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    Silver falls 2019 ( Datsun Love ) ,  New date June 22 , 10 a.m. west parking parking lot , pot luck , hiking event , swimming .  1st time awards for distance traveled , most liked datsun , most orignal datsun , best modified datsun . Caravans will be organized from Bend , Eugene , Portland . Come out and share your datsun !


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  3. You asked, so here’s some guidance. 


    You said your concidering buying and shipping from the mainland so that opens up a lot more options. 


    First piece of advise. Buy something that has already been mostly built. You’ll save yourself a bunch of cash in the long run by finding something that someone else took the time and cash to build and/or resurrect. When selling it impossible to get what’s put into it, your bonus. The more you spend initially ‘usually’ the more you’ll save in head ache and wallet pain later. 


    Second piece of advise. Make sure the truck is complete, because your literally on an island. Shipping parts will kill any build if you buy an incomplete project. See advise #1. 


    Third piece of advise. Shop in Oregon or Washington. Fuck Cali prices. You’ll save the cost of shipping by buying here. I’m not just bias because I live here. We’re flush with truck yo!


    Last piece of advise. Make your truck like you want it to be but don’t listen to that bs. This place, RATSUN.net, is a great place to find Datsun community and knowledge, but people will tell you what you should or shouldn’t do to your vehicle. Fuck that noise. 


    Good luck. Now get on it!














    and and don’t forget to post pics. 

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  4. 5 hours ago, bing_kee66 said:



    Sorry if this was answered before, but what's up with the taillights that were on the driverside seat, they look beat up but still better than nothing? Seems like you are in for a long wait if you are looking for a proper replacement.  I love the wagon btw


    I have one usable bezel and one set( one side) of lenses. I will need to find another bezel and set of upper and lower lenses. 


  5. 3 hours ago, wayno said:

    You have access to the back half of an NL320?

    Are you going to use NL320 taillights?

    I do not know if I mentioned this before but it APPEARS you have the wide later 65 L320 type trim, I would have to see it in person to know for sure.


    I’m working on the rearend of a NL. I know of one that the quart panel have been cut for tubs. Project abandoned.


    I’m going the find 312 taillights. Yes later 320 wide trim. I have everything but one rear-side door. Fortunately it just shorter than the L320 door width and I’m going to shorten a piece 

  6. 5 hours ago, nl320what said:

    Didnt see if you tried to prep it to try and start up motor?


    I may have overlooked that too.


    Very excited on this, its basically its a WSPL320  ?


    I turned the motor over by hand with the spark plugs out so it ‘could’ run, but it’s missing the carb, distributor and fuel pump. Have access to a good J13. 


    This wagon is built like a car. 4 doors, 4lug hubs, sub-frame front suspension with coil springs. I think the rear differential housing is essentially a roadster rearend 

  7. 22 minutes ago, Draker said:

    Are you teeing this one up for a winter project?

    I’m inching towards the project. Original plan may have been to big but isn’t dead. 


    New goal is just to bring it back to life: pull the body of the frame, shore up frame as needed, brakes, J13 with stock 312 3speed, patch floors, use NL quarter panels to fix quarters, reupholster everything, find taillights, grill, bumpers. 


    This is going to take longer than a winter 

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  8. Little updates on my truck. Sourced parts and rebuild the carb. Runs great now. This summer we drove down to a near by parade/fair and car meet. And the generator stopped charging. Just got the generator and regulator back from the shop. Should be good to go.


    The line up for parade. Leading the way



    The line up at ‘show’.  I’m at the other end



    Didnt realize until after the fact how dim those headlights are. 

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