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About mikec4193

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 12/03/1960

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  • Location
    Mechanicville NY (upstate NY)
  • Cars
    1998 S10, 1970 VW bug, 1971 Datsun(sold 1/7/2017)
  • Interests
    My wife....vintage trucks...oval track race cars...
  • Occupation
    Engineering Tech and Home Depot
  1. mikec4193

    How much do drive your vintage Datsun???

    That is awesome....when I had mine back in the 1980's I dont think I drove it that much...I never felt like it was capable of any really long trips...it was my go to college and get my family going little truck... MikeC
  2. mikec4193

    521 Green Acres

    Hey Greenacres... Love the looks of your truck....a really clean specimen for sure...congrats MikeC
  3. I bought my first Datsun in the fall of 1979 when I traded a 1971 VW bug and $600.00 for it....I drove it until June 1981 when I drove it into a power pole...I would purchase a 1971 Datsun from a junk yard for $200.00 and replace all the parts I could from truck to truck...drove the $200.00 truck thru college and even drove my son home from the hospital in it in 1983. I would go thru 2 more Datsuns until getting a 1983 Ford diesel Ranger in 1989 or 1990. This sketch is what I remember it as....it had L60-15's on the rear and skinnys on the front...crazy times right there...(Admin if this is in the wrong place please move it)
  4. mikec4193

    Removing the body and bed, '67 520

    I got this set-up last fall when I was pulling a cab off of a 1948 Chevy truck I had picked up...something like what Wayno has or something like this would be an awesome asset to have if you want to pull a cab off of a chassis...I pulled a 54 GMC cab once and set it on S10 chassis with a cheapo cherry picker from Harbor Freight (I took the doors off and put the arm inside the cab to make it work)...good luck with your project and post more pics as you go along...
  5. mikec4193

    What are you listening to???

    I think I must be weird or something but when I work in my shop I work in silence... I think it must be all the goings on inside my head to have the tunes going just to cause more chaos...
  6. I don't know if he is a member on here or not but boy do I like the fact that he is still driving a 34 + year old Datsun truck. https://babytoboomer.com/2016/10/15/spray-nine/ Admins....If this is not allowed on here please delete... Thanks in advance. MikeC
  7. mikec4193

    How much do drive your vintage Datsun???

    Mt. Shit???...I am from the north east...never heard of it before...where is it located??? MikeC
  8. Hey JoeyP31 Looks like an awesome start...the last Datsun (daily driver) I owned was a 1974...not nearly as nice as yours tho... My son lived in Topeka for several years...he has since moved to Lawrence....I love love love Kansas...hoping to end up there before my time is done here.... Keep up the good work... MikeC
  9. mikec4193

    "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

    I have never seen a oval track Datsun before...looks awesome from here...thanks for sharing... MikeC
  10. Hey Crashtd420 I have owned I think a total of 4 of these little trucks back in the late 70's and into the late 1980's...I just never thought of it like that before...I am more of "get me from point a to point b" kinda guy and not get run over by traffic....I would love to take a ride in your when you get it done....I will drive out to you when you get it done... Thanks for the offer...I am so ready... :) MikeC
  11. I have never heard of driving a Datsun truck around town as pure sex....very cool saying right there...thanks difrangia for posting this... MikeC
  12. mikec4193

    POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

    Here is a couple of parts trucks...I would snag them if they were on this side of the country for sure... https://medford.craigslist.org/pts/d/2-datsun-parts-trucksneed-gone/6523873600.html MikeC
  13. Hi Ratsun folks I was just wondering how much you folks actually drive your old Datsuns???...Around here (upstate NY) Datsuns are as rare as hens teeth...I remember seeing an old 620 last year a couple of times but that was it...dont even see them at car shows either...I think Wayno on here still uses his old Datsun work truck as a work truck... Do you guys get out and run them or are they more "Sunday" type drivers??? MikeC
  14. mikec4193

    1968 520 build from QC, Canada

    Hey Wakemaniac Wow....someone from the "great white North"...I am in the middle of upstate NY (Albany NY area)....congrats on the project so far...looks like you gotta handle on it for sure...I will be following along on this one.... MikeC
  15. mikec4193

    Datsun lingo ?

    I don't think I have read any of his posts.....is he on here much?? Just wondering out loud again....

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