Jsoi510 Posted October 18, 2018 Report Share Posted October 18, 2018 What’s up everyone, name is Jonathan but I’m also known as “salty “so here I am after snooping around and bouncing from site to site trying to get all the info I could for the project. Datsuns have been in the fam for over 20 years so I’m familiar with the cars a bit. Never done one as project Thoe. TILL NOW:) . The story behind this car. got the car for 2500 back in 2013 Came with everything original besides the cambers plates some ignition upgrade to matchbox and a fully machined and rebuild l16 engine. The car sat for about 5 years with the previous owner. (Seems to be the norm for these awesome cars.) So the minute I got it I replaced belts wires and spark plugs, and battery. Cleaned up the carb a bit . Cleared and clean the gas tank then repainted gloss black. Ran temporary fuel line and... VOILA finally turned and started like a champ. My plan was to get it to start. fix up all the little stuff to be safe on the road and drive it while I saved up to do suspension, brakes. Then engine and finally paint and interior. So I started to strip all the paint I could. It had fat patches of bondo on driver side rear quarter panel along bottom of door jams, and front fenders. Lucky only found rust on passenger side door jam and floor pan and no where else. Started to strip 40 years of undercoating and man that was a work out it self. Laying down under the car with everything landing on my face even with a face shield haha. Finished up driver and passenger seat (which the floor pans here need replacement due to bad welding) and repainted with new undercoating. As well as the rear wheel wells And soon enough you guys will know why I’m called salty. So after doing all this work and being stoked about the project I ended with health issues which resulted in a complete stop of my project. Now 5 years later I’m here to make some justice for this car. Can’t have another half finished project. Specially a Datsun. Since I my self seen people start and not finish, then sell their half started project only to have the car get stripped and not fixed. And then there goes another Datsun gone for ever. Will be be posting some pics later but for now I’ll leave you guys with this quick pic of how it’s stands for now. (Hope they work sorry in advance if they don’t) I’ll be updating as frequent as possible with pics and progress. As well as the goodies that come with the whole project it self. I’m really trying to get the project atleast to roll before the rain hits hard. 1 Quote Link to comment
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