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gene knight

my 521 project formally known as grimace

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Here are some pictures of my 520 dash top

 

GenesDash1.jpg

 

Genesdash2.jpg

 

GenesDash3.jpg

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Is this the color your going to paint the truck? I have seen this color on a mid 60s el camino, it looked good.

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wayno, it is a early 70's MOPAR color-- plum crazy purple. i was going to paint back to OG turquoise but want to be different as always since you don't see any purple datsun pickups anymore unless it is a 620/720. last year when me and charlie69, dat620 went to our other datsun club SWDP bbq i saw this chick with her 620 KC flat black with a mixture of fuscia/magenta pearl candy painted dash i was thinking on painting my 521 that color, but took a different approach instead since i love MOPARS and have a 65 barracuda that i wil be painting B5 blue metallic with black interior after my datto is done soon i hope this year. i am incorporating the purple with black interior and silver pinstriping thru out the truck.

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thankx guys went and got some more paint today so tomorrow when i go to charlie69's house we can finish stripping the rest of dash get it in primer and paint it as well and maybe paint door jambs, back of cab inside also and put dash, wiring, gauges together prior to installing dash back into cab for reassembly.

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here are some recent pix of grimace

 

grimacesmotor.jpggrimacesengine1.jpggrimacesengine3.jpggrimacewithlightsngrill.jpggrimacesmotor-1.jpg

grimacesenginebay.jpg

grimaceslowernose.jpg

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Gene that engine bay looks so mutch better now than it did black. Keep up the good work.

 

I agree we need more pictures.

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Ya your engine bay does look real nice I like that dash too,its the purple I like. Nice man!

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I said it once so I'll say it again but please excuse me for shouting this time

 

"WE NEED MORE PICS"

 

ok that should do it

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charlie69: i agree with you on that. it does look much better than the black. what's new in your world?

 

sycloned916: glad that you like it.

 

Z chopper: where's your recent pix? LOL!! i hope that you r nv-us of my 521. U got served.

 

Z-Train: yea so but what about the dash pix of your ride

 

 

thankz for the recent comments/replies

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Z-Train: yea so but what about the dash pix of your ride

Nothing to write home about.Standard 620.Now the door/kick & rear panels that are coming...well :D

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dats ok still like 2 c how u r coming along with it

 

 

Nothing to write home about.Standard 620.Now the door/kick & rear panels that are coming...well :D

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Z chopper: where's your recent pix? LOL!! i hope that you r nv-us of my 521. U got served.

 

 

I'lll post pics of my new carbs and intake when I get home :P

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Usually you get the Datsun and then buy carbs to fit it, not the other way round.

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Usually you get the Datsun and then buy carbs to fit it, not the other way round.

 

 

couldn't help it price was too good

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as of last night around 7pm GRIMACE is alive thanks to ben(fun5ten) and dick lowell(dr.510) from desert datsuns group here in phoenix,az. we still have a few issues to work out such as going with a electric fuel pump or stock 1, wiring issues for coil/distributor, or going with a matchbox system, still gotta bend new lines for clutch/brake master cylinders and bleed systems, gotta see why my rebuilt/ never been used tranny leaks. pix will be uploaded in the next few days and be on desert datsuns website until i can figure out how to transfer them to here

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recent pix of GRIMACE are on website desertdatsuns@freeforum.org it is listed under pickup forum then click on 521 progress now i gotta get a new fuel pump either a stock 1 that cost about $30 clams or maybe a electric type. and then i have 2 matchbox dizzys that i may use or go with a petronix kit and updated coil

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Glad its running Gene. On your fuel pump if you can find a factory unit [has i believe 6 screws on top] they can be rebuilt by replacing the diaphram. The cheapo Taiwan ones work ok for awhile then crap out..ive been through 2. & id run the matchbox dist. Very easy to wire & youll like the performance.

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just recently bench bleed both the brake master cylinder and the clutch master cylinder, in hopes of getting them installed today if the weather permits suppose to have some rain today, cleaned up my man cave(garage) and went thru all my datto parts to see what i will be using and set them aside and the rest are in big see thru plastic totes and labeled as such. installed my tail gate latches. will take some pix

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