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My 521 down in the lab...

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Here we go! I've had my 521 not even a year yet and ive had so many problems. Its been hard keeping it on the road, but it is so much fun when it is! About a month ago I was on my way to seattle and the trans got stuck in 3rd getting off the freeway. I wanted to smash the fuck out of her with a crowbar. But I didnt. It was hard not to.... So its been in sitting in my garage (and by garage I mean a glorified shed), while I've been cafefully planning my next move. After many evenings spent sitting back in a deep state of thinking I have devised my plan. The foors are rusted out; cut out the rust and channel it 3". My truck looks like a 2 stroke going down the road and won't shift from 3rd; build up my other L20 and fix my stuck dogleg/ or pick up a later model 5 speed (may need some help choosing which one). Accessories only work when they want to (including headlights and turn signals); re-wire and relocate fuse box. Rides like shit and torsion bars suck; ditch torsion bars and fabricate a coilover setup. What I'm hoping to end up with is a reliable dd, that is slammed and that will ride better than before. Alos something that my girl doesn't refer to as 'scary' or 'dangerous' or 'a deathtrap', which i know it is in its current state. Any help, criticism, input, suggestions are welcome.

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as it sat, trans out, then a change of plans

 

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the floors

 

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teardown begins

 

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5 of the 6 body mount bolts broke, then the 6th looked like this. scary!

 

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cab ready to come off

 

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Off. only took 2 of us! 3 or 4 would have been nice... thanks mike!

 

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only 1 rusted body mount on frame

 

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motor out

 

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ready to pressure wash

 

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back in the garage, waiting for my next days off

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dude your truck is cool the way it is.

Why spend alot on it?

find a 4 speed from 50 or less and install it.Might be exer piuliing the engine at the same time.

 

torsion bars do not suck ok maybe lame. You are just riding on the bump stops or soemthing. How about raise it a half inch till it rides better.

 

 

floors roted out? I thru some cut Diamond plate on there and call it good.

 

 

the light issue is all by the battery to fuse box. clean all the contacks there. reseat the realys or whatever. I have this happen also when you dont want it to. The wire look prehistoric but it works good if cleaned.

 

 

spending all this money its still going to be a 2K or under rig! save your money or buy another datsun as a daily driver

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OK I just saw the photos.

I guess Im too late!

If your girlfriend gets tired of you working on Datsuns tell her Im single and mine all run and are safe plus Ill buy her a WRX that I can drive part time

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I'm commited now! the coilovers I got off CL for $140 awhile back. Still not a 100% on the swap, the 3" channel will allow me to get some suspension travel back so we'll see. I could never raise it up! I'm still too young for that lol. as for the rest, i think its more time than money.

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those are nice rims what type are they? oh 5 spd for sure you won't regret it.

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im excited to see where you go with this! good luck :)

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yo bud. i live on the other side of town. i got 521 parts and im free on week ends. you need an extra hand or parts hit me up... 4252104975...

 

 

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Edited by jon521

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i ment to say that to blackdeth666 lol i pass his impala all the time.... i reconize that street and that impala...

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Looks good don't give up. Those body mount bolts were way better than mine lol.

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The wheels are ultra 16x8. I may go back to stock wheels after the b/d for clearance but not sure yet. Dirty diesel my days to work on it are monday and tuesday but i'll hit you up anyways and check out your parts stash. I'm thinking this weekend Im going to start the coilovers. I dont think I'll regret it :cool:

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I wana see how you setup the coilovers

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i would like to see coilovers setup also

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That truck is sweet! I wouldn't do anything radical to it. Since you got it apart,good time to paint the frame and fix the problems.

 

Good luck! Love the rims too

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well last night after work i snuck out to the 'rage and did a little work....

removed this stuff.

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much more spacious

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to be replaced with these

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all while having some of these

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So I'm picking up a 84 720 kc with a bad motor for cheap, its been sitting in my buddys back yard for some time. i'm trying to decide if I want to if I want to use it for parts or not. such as control arms, disc brakes, trans, rear end, leafs etc.... I'd feel a bit bad because it is in pretty nice shape. any thoughts? I'll get pics when I get it home.

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too bad the 720 is a kc could have done a frame swap, but I kinda expect wayno to drop in and suggest king cabbing the 521 and drop it onto the 720 frame

 

 

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too bad the 720 is a kc could have done a frame swap, but I kinda expect wayno to drop in and suggest king cabbing the 521 and drop it onto the 720 frame

 

 

 

dry.gif :huh: :mellow: :unsure: :rolleyes: :D :lol:

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dry.gif :huh: :mellow: :unsure: :rolleyes: :D :lol:

 

 

LMAO thats funny!

 

and black, sweet truck diggin that paint hope theres no plans in the works to change it :blink:

 

and those body mounts look pretty solid on here, maybe little bit of clean up and som good sealer,

 

p.s. what was the puzzle on that mickey?? :poke:

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I was planning on finishing up the orange even tho the multi color (green pass door) is growing on me. As for the mickeys, I dont remember the particular one because I drank all 6! Im decent at solving them lol

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dry.gif :huh: :mellow: :unsure: :rolleyes: :D :lol:

 

 

told ya, wayno did I read your mind?

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is it a metalic or sparkle ? well as far as the green door theres only one fix for that a mickeys logo !!!

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