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White Salmon Mystery Coupe!

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There were rumours that Datsun 1200 was near the Thriftway Store in White Salmon Washington. I too had hear the rumours and spent 2 hours driving around looking for this car. I shared this rumour with Exit 64 who lives across the river in Hood River Oregon, he didn't find it either along with a whole host of others.. 4 houses down from the Thriftway..This car was on Craig's List, Portland Oregon-I responded just a little to late as the owner of Advanced Composite Systems responded first. This was grandma's car and was stored in the garage since 1997. Here's the pics.

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Loaded up for the trip home to Vancouver Washinton.

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After a good scrub!

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The wheels were only for mocking up possible fender flares. The brakes will be repaired and the car will driven as a daily driver..YES!!

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Wow its even cleaner than you discribed! Composite dude scored big time!

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Hey, there's my tunnel carpet -- save it for me! when you recarpet the car.

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It looks even better in person. Very nice score!!!

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I don't even want to say how many hours I put into trying to find that car. Nice one.

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nice score! what a survivor :)

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Wow, this is really a nice find. I would love to find a 2 door sedan in this condition.

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Beautiful 931 Sunny. My sedan was in similar condition when I found it in rust-free California

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This one appears to be o.g. Paint. Wasn't your sedan re-painted at one point? Either way I always liked your sedan, hard to find these in original paint and good condition.

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Nice looking coupe indeed!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

 

Dale

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Ian is planning on bring this car to Blue Lake Picnic this Sunday, he put alot of effort into getting it running and road worthy!

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Hi All,

 

My name is Ian, and I am the owner of this car. I've been encouraged to join the forum by a couple local PDX members...so here goes!

 

It's been a long time since I've owned a Datsun (last car was a '70 510 wagon, that I completely rebuilt in '99). Glad to be back in the fold...I've wanted a 1200 coupe for a long, long time.

 

I was trying to get the car on the road for last weekend's Blue Lake meet, but was having a couple small problems. All fixed now!!

 

I've been driving the car for the past 2-3 days; here's a couple pics as it sits today :)

 

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Thanks guys. :)

 

It was really hard for me to drill those holes. Looks good though (even though the flares haven't been properly fitted).

 

Ian

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They're Diamond Racing 15X8j-0

 

IIRC -0 offset is the same as 4" backspace. Tires are Falken 195/50/15.

 

I had to roll the rear fenders somewhat aggressively to clear...and over large bumps at speed they still rub when I'm alone. I'm 5'11" and 180lbs. With 2 people in the car the rubbing is a little more frequent...but not bad.

 

The front is another story altogether. The car has the Frankenstein Sentra/240SX big brake setup, which moved the front wheel outward about 3/8". I cut the fenders, and massaged the rear fender well to clear. Still needs a little more massaging.

 

Ian

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The front is another story altogether. The car has the Frankenstein Sentra/240SX big brake setup, which moved the front wheel outward about 3/8". I cut the fenders, and massaged the rear fender well to clear. Still needs a little more massaging.

 

Might be too late for this now, but switching to a 195/45-15 would probably cut that rubbing out. :thumbup:

 

I had the same problem on mine, but decided to just step down to smaller wheels. Right now looking at a 13x8 with a 185/60-13 or a 14x8 with a 195/45-14. Should eliminate any rubbing and allow me to go a lot lower. B)

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Looks awesome! Welcome to Ratsun! Was great to meet/talk to you at Blue Lake!

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