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  1. Trying to figure out the smallest battery I can stuff into the engine bay. Anyones thoughts on: https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-PC680MJT-Automotive-LTV-Battery/dp/B000XEF3DM
  2. Beautiful weather is the ultimate motivator for working on your car!
  3. Totally understand. We are fortunate in the PNW to have great access to them but it is getting more and more difficult to find 'quality' parts that aren't going to take a good bit of massaging.
  4. Just tapping around with hands and tools it looks like the front half of the drivers floor could use a cut and replace. The rest appears to be surface rust so depending on where / how much room we need after seat rails then that may determine if we remove them all the way to the back of the cab but at this point it may be unnecessary until it's cage time. bro with the teaser pic of the brackets before they get cut out of aluminum. Thanks Dan for the heads up! I've scoured your thread and you work here: this is essentially what will need to be done on the drivers side
  5. 76 Datsun 280Z 2+2 - $2200 https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/portland-76-datsun-280z-22/6849327242.html 1982 Datsun 280zx turbo - $4700 https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/d/gig-harbor-1982-datsun-280zx-turbo/6849590608.html 1975 Datsun 710 sport Coupe - $5400 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/west-kelowna-1975-datsun-710-sport-coupe/6849674500.html
  6. More nice weather = more work. The old steering wheel cover was busted up, and the truck was thrashed before I got it took the ratty cover off and cleaned up the wheel a bit. a new cover is on the way until I replace it all together sold the CRX driver seat that came in the truck to Bleach so it's time to do something about the blank space. Passenger seat out and floor mat out, let's see what were working with Same as everyone else here - rusty pans. both need to be redone, but the passenger side is more solid. I actually have some holes under the clutch on the driver side that will need to be addressed. back to the task at hand. sitting in it. I took the passenger Recaro over for us to toss into the truck to see how high they sit in compared to the CRX seats: ( '91 Jetta) They sit about a half an inch lower than the CRX seats do, but are much more adjustable, are much much thinner, and I really prefer the leg and side bolsters. problem is you still stare straight into the rear-view mirror and my hair is brushing the roof, so it's time to hack the fuck away at some perfectly good seats - and that's about how much we have to lose 2" - 2.5". took time to protect the seat and keep all necessary parts that allow the fabric and seat together and save the factory hardware. cut the last tabs off and put her in to see where she sits now that is still sitting on the factory bench bracket which pushes this up 2" higher than wanted but we are now getting closer to sitting at a 'normal' height. more surgery and after cutting out the factory bracket - the seats now sit about an 1" to 1.25" below the window line No more pictures, but we did manage to run out and pick up a new starter and put it in and that fixed the starting issue so she will be up and running after I get a new battery! (brother stole mine to get his bug turnkey which totally works for me as I wanted an upgrade). New seat mounts brackets are being fabbed up this week but the seat geometry has to be reconfigured since the entire bottom of the stock seat mounts are gone. Once those are done the passenger seat goes in first since if it's not 100% that's cool, but will make sure the driver seat is done 100% inline with the column. Next: Seat Brackets > Patch floor > add battery > wrap steering wheel > fucking burnouts Also - removed the inner door-handles because I can't turn the damn thing without whacking the crap out of my elbow on them - going to have to do something about that. Edit: Figured out a solution for the handles and I can't speel.
  7. 1980 Datsun 4x4 - $750 https://yakima.craigslist.org/for/d/cowiche-1980-datsun-4x4/6846949666.html 1977 Datsun B210GX - $800 https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/prineville-1977-datsun-b210gx/6847366821.html 1984 Nissan Datsun 720 - $1000 https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/eugene-1984-nissan-datsun-720/6847058544.html 83 Datsun/Nissan 720 - $1000 https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/kelso-83-datsun-nissan-720/6846951227.html Datsun 620 - $1300 https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/kent-datsun-620/6846581580.html 1964 Datsun Roadster 1500 Fairlady - $1500 https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/cottage-grove-1964-datsun-roadster-1500/6847370613.html 1978 Datsun B210 - $1700 https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/orting-1978-datsun-b-y-honey-bee/6848106737.html 1982 Datsun Coupe 280zx - $2500 https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/d/tualatin-1982-datsun-coupe-280zx/6846562282.html 1962 Datsun - $3200 https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-wenatchee-1962-datsun/6844314500.html 1974 Datsun 260z 2+2 - $5000 https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/federal-way-1974-datsun-260z-22/6847372104.html 72 Rotary power supercharged Datsun 510 - $8000 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/ellensburg-72-rotary-power-supercharged/6847400139.html
  8. That is exactly what I was going to suggest! Pick up a new tailgate and keep that one on a shop/garage wall.
  9. I have to share this truck: Toyota Pickup - Extracab $2500 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2283843335208753/
  10. Damn. If that doesn't bring back memories. My grandfather had one of these in a Dark Forrest Green, minus the air conditioner and add the optional front window valance. Used to get annoyed with me when I would kick the fender feelers by the rear fenders just to hear them rattle back and forth. That heavy as shit hood almost claimed a number of my brothers fingers on both hands when he was like 8 or 9 when it came down shut and latched across both hands when they were working on it together. (He got out unaffected but with a great story). Thanks for the pictures and the drip down memory lane.
  11. 1979 DATSUN 210 - $999 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-79-datsun/6844408837.html 1979 Nissan Datsun 310 - $1100 https://portland.craigslist.org/nco/cto/d/redmond-1979-nissan-datsun-310/6844270016.html 1969 Datsun 1600 roadster - $1800 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/friday-harbor-1969-datsun-1600-roadster/6843753868.html 1975 Datsun 280Z - $6750 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/spokane-1975-datsun-280z/6841972798.html
  12. '67 - '72 Datsun 1600 Roadster (3 CARS) https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/pts/d/portland-datsun-1600-roadster/6842157464.html 1981 280ZX - $2000 https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/yelm-zx/6843033465.html 1981 720 $4995 https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ctd/d/portland-1981-datsun-by-nissan-pickup/6839258547.html 84 Nissan 300zx Turbo - $5000 https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/d/gooding-84-nissan-300zx-turbo/6830723987.html 1982 280XZ - Fairlady Z - $8995 https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ctd/d/portland-1982-datsun-280zx-gl-5-speed/6842573464.html 1966 Datsun fairlady roadster - $20,000 https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/grants-pass-1966-datsun-fairlady/6841786738.html PS- If you sell forklifts + booms lifts on craigslist and you're reading this - you're an asshole.
  13. 1982 Datsun 280ZX - $11800 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/d/everett-1982-datsun-280zx/6841329046.html 1978 Datsun 280Z - $15000 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/kenmore-1978-datsun-280z/6837246102.html
  14. My luck would be - and off comes a huge hunk of rust one of them was covering 😄
  15. '65. It was our grandfathers that my brother first turned a wrench on now he's bringing back out of mothball status. As of last night she's turn-key.
  16. Been busy helping my brother get his project back on the road. First time around 5 years since it's seen the open road - so after getting it out and dusting it off, we took it down the road from his place and ended up getting some awesome pictures tonight. Big smiles after seeing it back on the road.
  17. 1982 DATSUN 280ZX TURBO - $3900 https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-1982-datsun-280zx-turbo/6839986367.html 1970 Datsun 1600 Roadster - $8000 https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/west-linn-1970-datsun-1600-roadster/6838734246.html Datsun 510 Wagon - $10500 https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/eagle-creek-datsun-510-wagon/6838667368.html
  18. yeah but the reverse lights shouldn't be on the outside lol they aren't in Australia 😉
  19. What - you don't like rear ending a nice truck on the road? 😄
  20. 1978 Datsun 620 - $2200 https://bend.craigslist.org/cto/d/prineville-1978-datsun-620/6838265105.html 1974 Datsun 620 - $3200 https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1974-datsun-620/6838365708.html 1977 Datsun Pickup - $4900 https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/d/beaverton-1977-nissan-datsun-pick-up/6838219212.html
  21. 1978 Datsun 280z - $3800 https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1978-datsun-280z/6836678974.html 1969 Datsun Roadster - $5000 https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/vancouver-1969-datsun-roadster/6834990493.html
  22. need to hit that windshield wiper squinter with some chrome / brushed aluminum now though 😉
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