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Angela I sent you a PM.  There is a great chrome shop in San Diego that can straighten and rechrome your bumperette.  If you go that toute I would suggest doing bothe bumperettes so they look equally as good.  MR Tanker had some for sale a while back.

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Angela look at the bright side it hit no other car or worse yet someone else. Yes it will have a cost but it will be fixed. Taillights are good to me thats the main thing. All else is fixable. Let me know if I can help. 

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So, I just want to say a proper Thank You to all that made suggestions, offered parts & condolences (lol) & shared similar stories of woe (Mike)...it made me feel better & less depressed. Today is a new day & I can finally laugh a little (although it still stings a bit).

 

Good news though...I took Wayno's advice & did some serious bangin' with a sledge hammer & block of wood, some tweaking with a crowbar, & a winch. I was able to get the tailgate unwedged & at least latched on one side. The driver's side bumperette is a little better off now, too.

 

I can live with it for the time-being & will add this Datsun vs. tree story to my 521's history. I hope to work on it some more but for now, it's fine.

 

Charlie, thank you for the offer of a tailgate, Gene, thank you for possibly transporting it to Eagle Rock for me, Randy, thank you for the offer of hinges, Ray, thank you for your offer of assistance, too.

 

All you Ratsun folk's are the best.

 

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Hey. There are many of us still pining for a set of bumperettes...so...yeah.

 

 

 

You'll get there.

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You can straighten the bumperette bracket with a BFH (Big Fucking Hammer) and a couple pipe wrenches.  Just take your time.  The way I straighten the bracket is I bolt up the bumperrete to the bracket look at it from every angle then I look real good at the placement of the good one. then I compare the 2 bumperrete placements and make a mental note.  If you need take a tape measure and get some basic dimesions off the good one to match the bad one to.  Take the bumperrette off the bracket for straightening the bracket.  Straightening the bracket is done on the truck.  Remeber to take it slow.  do some adjusting (bending) to the bracket and the bolt up the bumperette back on and look both bumperrettes over.  Continue this process until you get the bracket where you want it with the bumperette mounted to it.  Remember baby steps because you do not want to bend it to much.

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I know where there's a 521 if I get out early tomorrow I'll ask the owner if he wants to sell any parts

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Hey BigBopper!

So nice to hear from you. That would be fantastic. I am actually going to be in the Santa Maria area Saturday (if plans work out). I'd love to see the truck if possible. Either way, if there might be spare parts...I'm interested.

 

Thx!

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I couldn't get a hold of the owner I'll try again tomorrow.

 

Thank you Bopper!

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dang that sux on the 521

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Sorry Angela the owner of the truck doesn't want to sell it or part it , his dad was the original owner and has a lot of sentimental value .

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Sorry Angela the owner of the truck doesn't want to sell it or part it , his dad was the original owner and has a lot of sentimental value .

 

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It's all good Bopper. Thank you for trying. I just picked up a tailgate at Eagle Rock this past weekend. Painted it today. It'll all work out.

 

Did you go to the meet?

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It's all good Bopper. Thank you for trying. I just picked up a tailgate at Eagle Rock this past weekend. Painted it today. It'll all work out.

 

Did you go to the meet?

How did you paint it? Not with can I hope.

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How did you paint it? Not with can I hope.

:angel: uh...yeah

 

I'm poor.

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:angel: uh...yeah

 

I'm poor.

Every time you tell me tht you buy another Datsun !   :thumbup:

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Every time you tell me tht you buy another Datsun !   :thumbup:

 

Hey, hey, hey there now...I only have 2! AND...if I remember right, YOU kind of coaxed me closer to the ledge & told me to go for it so uh, there ya go.

 

Guilty as charged & not regretting any of it :devil:

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For poor you have a way of getting and keeping your Datsuns in showroom condition. Members should take lessons from you Angela.

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For poor you have a way of getting and keeping your Datsuns in showroom condition. Members should take lessons from you Angela.

Haha, thanks...that's funny.

 

Mike, remember what you told me a few moons ago...

 

"looks good from from 20 feet away at 20 mph"...(or something close to that anyway). My cars are eons away from showroom condition...especially when you remember my wagon's top is rolled on paint that chips off every year & needs repainting. I guess the interior is close to showroom now that it's been tastefully redone.

 

My truck is a hot little mess but it's an original hot little mess for the most part & I love it  :hug:

 

Just looks decent in pictures I guess.

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