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Hey guys! I know it's not strictly a Datsun, but I found something amazing. A 1969 Cony Van. It's a shell. Glass is all good, no cracks. Body is workable. It's not all chopped up. It came with no frame, no interior. I actually was digging around online and somebody had posted it it on another forum. Apparently they had laid it on a Daihatsu frame with big mud boggers. Not the direction I would have gone, but hey to each his own. She's mine now. Originally these Conys were produced by Aichi Machine Co. for Nissan. Nissan owns them now. So technically, in another universe, if the Kei thing had caught on in America, she would have been a Datsun. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. It looks almost identical to a Subaru 360 Van. I'm definitely going to build a one off. Custom everything and I'd appreciate any help you guys can get me! Thanks

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Any pics of it other than the avatar?

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 It looks almost identical to a Subaru 360 Van. I'm definitely going to build a one off. Custom everything and I'd appreciate any help you guys can get me! Thanks

 

A friend here is building a Subaru Sambar van on a tube frame chassis with a 1200cc Yamaha motorcycle engine in the middle. I need to get some pics of that...

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Yes. Yes you do.

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Yes. Yes you do.

In-fucking-deed!

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How do I post pics man?!? New to this.

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How do I post pics man?!? New to this.

 

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Yes. Yes you do.

 

In-fucking-deed!

 

I'll try to get some soon...

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Too cool. 

 

 

There is a red Mitsu Kei pickup a block away from the church my wife goes too. My kids geek out over it when they drive past. Lol. 

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That’s badass. It’s begging for a turbo ‘busa or zx14 setup.

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I like what your cooking! I'd be scared the wheels would melt off . I want to put the engine in the back. Not under the rear seat like the O.G. setup. I want it water cooled. A 4 banger would be amazing if it could fit. 

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Datsunfreak, Who's cony wide is that?

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There are a good amount of busa/zx14 swapped, mid engine minis out there. Granted I’m not familiar with the size of the cony, but bike engines are tiny. That said, I have no idea what people with those swaps have done to address reverse.

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 That said, I have no idea what people with those swaps have done to address reverse.

 

As my Sambar-owning friend says, "they aren't hard to push"...   ^_^

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Datsunfreak, Who's cony wide is that?

 

I stumbled upon it at a paint and body shop here in town. Tried buying it a few times with no success...

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As my Sambar-owning friend says, "they aren't hard to push"...   ^_^

Problem solved

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Yeah, I read  an article where they put in the bike engine and they had no reverse. Not a problem, they weigh nothing. And turn radius is excellent. 

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I read on a mini forum that they’re using some parts from quaife and some fabrication to achieve reverse. One guy used honda goldwing trike parts as they’re equipped with reverse. Hell, the newer goldwing v6 would be insane in that little ride.

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Still kind of confusing butt I'll get it.

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Photofuckit doesnt work correctly anymore. Try imgur or postimage.

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Mini Econoline?

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Hey man I just picked up a cony, too. Glad I'm not the only one on here.

 

I have the truck version.

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The van is cool, but you have a metric ass load of fab and body work to do on that.  You're a braver man than I am...

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