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Datsun 510 2 door sedan "SHAKOTN"

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My car is so close to coming home! I go to pick it up this saturday. Eric is just putting some finishing touches on it now. So way back when it was painted a moth happened to land on the underside of the hood and died....didn't know if it would come out but it did :)

 

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Because my car now has the one piece (spear) steering column we made a firewall cover out of a US one:

 

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There were a few areas left to fix/paint:

 

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wow looks good man. Very nice

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Sweet header! Who makes it?

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Sweet header! Who makes it?

Good Question

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I was going to wait to reveal the header until after it was installed and in the car but couldn't resist.  I found it in Japan at Refresh60............they make 510 and Bluebird parts.  It was one piece of my vision for this car and once I found it I HAD to buy it. I have all this room now after the RHD swap.  I also wanted to set my car apart and hopefully I will finish this car before others that see and buy one....LOL

 

Just look at those Octopus feet (how it translates from Japanese lol)

 

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On Saturday I went and picked up the car.  It is so perfect.  I hope I can have it on the road by May 10th.  That is the goal right now.

 

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All loaded up!

 

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HOME SAFE!!!!

 

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Time to clean the trunk:

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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Next I pulled the gas tank out of wanabre.  I am going to treat the trunk floor and then paint it with some cactus green spray paint I bought from the same store I got the car paint at.

 

Here are two pics in the sun.  So good!  Notice the tank on the driveway....still need to clean it up and paint it.

 

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One other thing I did yesterday was FINALLY install some better lights in my garage so I can actually be motivated to work on the car each night after my kids go to bed.  My good friend Ralph came over and helped me install and wire all of them.  I can't believe I tolerated working on my cars with no light for so many years.....

 

Even though the lights are installed the two pictures below show a before and after.  Now I can finally start to ENJOY working in my garage at night.  Why did I wait so long?!?!? so stupid

 

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I was going to wait to reveal the header until after it was installed and in the car but couldn't resist.  I found it in Japan at Refresh60............they make 510 and Bluebird parts.  It was one piece of my vision for this car and once I found it I HAD to buy it. I have all this room now after the RHD swap.  I also wanted to set my car apart and hopefully I will finish this car before others that see and buy one....LOL

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Very cool. I wonder if it would fit next to a LHD steering box.

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Very cool. I wonder if it would fit next to a LHD steering box.

 

From their website it will NOT fit PL510.  The pictures have it go right up to the framerail.

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So I rolled the car out and took some pictures with my iPhone.  I have long said that the pictures do not portray the color very well so I had my good friend Naveed come and take some high quality pics with his awesome camera.  Let's compare shall we:

 

My iPhone pics:

 

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and now Naveed's pics:

 

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Because I am savvy this post is wasted to get to the next page  B)

 

I DID get some minor work done last night though.............put more bolts together to be plated, and used THREE used 1968 bumper lights (or Japan SSS lights) to create one decent one from the parts.  No pics sorry

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The second part of Naveed's set:

 

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That thing is beautiful!!! 

 

your body/paint guy did a masterful job.. crisp straight lines.

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Love the stance the most. Bravo just bravo.

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Damn that looks good .. :cool: .. Is the JDM license plate bigger than a US plate?

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Damn that looks good .. :cool: .. Is the JDM license plate bigger than a US plate?

 

US is 12x6, Japanese is 12.5x6. 

 

Which is why they always look better with a Japanese plate.   B)

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