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1959 Datsun 1000


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or maybe it's a 210, badge says 1000. 

 

The short story. 

 

I am browsing FB marketplace for datsuns (like I need any more lol) and I see this old Datto for sale. 
After looking at the ad a few times I realized I knew the tow rig and the house it was parked at.
I text Icehouse and said I recognized his junk in the ad, he said, "It's yours". I'm like, fuck lemme find parking.
Hobo says I can stash it out back at his place.

I tell Icehouse it's on. 

 

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As you can see it is a bit of a clean slate. It has some interesting rust, the rockers are ate up, but the floors are pristine. 

There is about 7 layers of paint. 

 

I don't really have a plan as of yet, but an idea is forming. 

 

I get some more pics and maybe some video when I head up to do a better assessment and put some tires on that hold air. 

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12 hours ago, bananahamuck said:

When she saw it pull up in front of house. 

 

 

 

 

lol. I had sent her the ad before I realized it was Jeffs. She said, too bad I didn't have anymore parking. 

 

Thanks Hobo 😄

 

 

 

2 hours ago, slowlearner said:

13B, rx7 5 speed and a welded diff. 

 

You know you wanna 🤩

 

 

That has been discussed.
This is also a consideration. Hilarious build btw, recommend watching the entire series. 

 

 

 

Then there's this. One of Fisch's renditions.

 

Image result for datsun 100 fisch
Will be thinking on it while working on the current list of shit to do. 😄

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:


This is also a consideration. Hilarious build btw, recommend watching the entire series. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

This. Do this. Definitely. Do not look at any other options anymore because this is what you want. 

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12 hours ago, Icehouse said:

Yeah Steve, buy my model S motor!   That could be you!  I have the performance with only 400 miles on it.  


Does it come with batteries and controllers? 

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9 hours ago, Eric said:

Luckily 400 miles is enough to go to work and back home every day

 

 

I think he means there is only 400 miles on the motor before someone crashed the car it was in. :)

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21 hours ago, Eric said:

Luckily 400 miles is enough to go to work and back home every day

 

Only 400 miles on the car it came out of before it was wrecked.  The range will depend on the battery he can fit into that tinny little car! 

 

12 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:


Does it come with batteries and controllers? 

 

 

Yeah the Tesla motor and controller are one very light unit for the power output.  It weighs less then 300lbs (which includes gear box and diff) and puts out 450lbs or torque and 416hp 

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Steve, you will have to add some mighty fine brakes to this Datsun 1000 to compensate for "Tesla torque.."

 

But if you pull this Tesla swap off, I would be very interested in going for the third or fourth test drive.... the one right after you take your lady for a spin and the rig is reasonably safe!

 

My brother has a mid-level Model S and it is more than fast.

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Steve: I wonder if 320 wing vent rubbers would fit this thing? Boy, that would be a hoot:)

 

PS: If the Tesla swap doesn't work out, will we shortly see custom sets of REDEYEYE KA-1000 motor mounts offered up here?

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