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1979 Datsun 210 (B310) project

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Hey guys,

 

I finally get to work on my datsun 210 4dr thats been sitting in my garage for a couple years. I do have a couple of concern and I hope some one here may guide me in the right direction.

 

1. I really like the 510 front end. ( round headlights and fenders.) has anyone sucessfully did this conversion?

 

 

2. The choice of engine that could be put in. I was leaning more toward the 13b rotorary engine because of how cheap i can get this engine for in the Dallas area. But one thing is right no my Datsun is a automatic 4speed right now. I do want to change it to a 5 speed. Anyone have any luck with doing this?

 

 

I am very excited to start on this project as I am a big datsun/nissan fan. Feel free to give me your input and suggestion. At the moment i am currently working on stripping the engine bay and interior down the do a full paint job inside out. B)

 

Thanks for any suggestion.

 

 

 

Started stripping down the front end here is a few pictures of the car

 

 

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I will do the front bumper and fenders tonight :ninja:

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Welcome to Ratsun. Now post some pics of that ride (we like....well almost demand pics).

 

Could it be a 1980? Because they didn't make a 210 in 1970(all the more reason for pics B) )

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Hi,

 

Sorry i need to change that titile I ment to post 1979 that zero was close to that nine lol.

 

i will post picture up this week.

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Welcome to Ratsun. Now post some pics of that ride (we like....well almost demand pics).

 

Could it be a 1980? Because they didn't make a 210 in 1970(all the more reason for pics B) )

 

Lol. That totally made me think of a 210 hatchback done up back to the future style :rofl:

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You know the more i think about it the more I might keep the square headlights..... :crying:

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If it has square headlights it isn't a '79. Square headlights were used in 80-82 models. It's possible someone changed the fenders, grille, and headlight buckets, but more likely just a '80 model built in late '79.

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yea perhaps your right. I look at the car title and it is a 1979 Datsun 210. The more I talk to people with this car the more they favor that style headlights. ..maybe i can have one of each set to change between the two when i want to lol.

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So excuse my ignorance, but is the 210 (not B210) rear wheel drive or front? And I'm thinking round headlights would definitely be cool...go for it!

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So excuse my ignorance, but is the 210 (not B210) rear wheel drive or front? And I'm thinking round headlights would definitely be cool...go for it!

 

RWD

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This is my 79 B310 project car. The framework behind the bumpers/lights looks very similar to yours(I had it off to run my side markers)

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You.....>>> 1. I really like the 510 front end. ( round headlights and fenders.) has anyone sucessfully did this conversion?

 

So the front grill or the fenders and all..?

EDIT: This is my 79 510 ....... KHLA10

 

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You can switch to rounds.

Need fenders, grill, lights from a round 210.

Not sure if hood is needed. But the conversion has been done.

 

That yellow one above is a custom jobby from Japan.

Cool as hell-but, as far as I know, one-off.

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ideally youd want the hood. the 69 hood has a slight lip to match the grille, imo it wouldnt be too noticeable, though

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You can switch to rounds.

Need fenders, grill, lights from a round 210.

Not sure if hood is needed. But the conversion has been done.

 

To do the conversion "correctly", you also want the lower valence, hood, and wiper cowl. :thumbup:

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For round-eye B310, hood and cowl are matched set

with two power bulges

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And this is why you need the hood. 1979s had round-eye and were manufactured late 1978 to late 1979. 1980 had square-eye and were manufactured starting in 1979 (just like they are doing for the 2013 cars which are in showrooms now).

 

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Now I imagine the A10 (510) grille could be fitted as the A10 and B310 are nearly identical except for trim and options. In Japan A10 even had an A14 option (one was sold by Japan Datsun dealers the other by Nissan dealers).

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And this is why you need the hood.

 

Yes, as you can see the round-eye cars have a hood that dips down in the center. The square-eye car is flat along the front edge of the hood.

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It's the standard grill for the later JDM cars, but narrowed 6-8". They pop up on ebay and YJA often, and I've seen several for sale on JNC over the last two years.  :thumbup:

 

Look around. They are out there, and not terribly expensive. Usually in the $100 range at most. 

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It's the standard grill for the later JDM cars, but narrowed 6-8". They pop up on ebay and YJA often, and I've seen several for sale on JNC over the last two years.  :thumbup:

 

Look around. They are out there, and not terribly expensive. Usually in the $100 range at most. 

 

 

 

Can you please specify which model and year (diamond shaped grille)? This will greatly help me when searchinf for it

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Actually that will hurt your searching for it. Keep the search wide open:

 

B310 グリル

 

And if you get one, what will you do about turn signal lights?

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