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I have that 81 210 hatchback seen here:



It's not done yet, but it shows the progress of the little car i bought for $460 and had to use a 2x4 for a wheel chock because someone tore the e-brake handle out of it's gussets ( might have had something to do with the repairs someone made to the front brakes... ) I've fixed it up, replaced nearly everything ( except rear axle ) I've upgraded things, added things, had to fabricate everything pretty much, there's not many 210 speed parts. I had to do some body work and repaint, so I stripped the whole car to metal and fixed up all the damage and rust, and repainted it ( with spray cans. )

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Oil cooler, oil filter relocate, oil thermostat, electric fan, larger radiator, upgraded HVC, 8mm spark plug wires, reduction gear starter, A15, mystery mild cam, holley 5200 carb, 15" wheels, 195x15x50 tires, pedders sport ryders 2" lowering springs on rear, koni special dampers, h4 headlamps, upgraded wiring harness, all led lighting, autometer electric oil pressure, water temp, egt gauges in custom mount where radio used to be, cirkit boss additional fuse block mounted in glove box, wired for radio with amplified fuba antenna, gps patch antenna mounted on roof, generic sport seats, corbeau 3 point seatbelts, no carpet, custom grill, vintage airdam, hatch louvers

projects:
dogleg 5 speed
280zx turbo brakes w/wildwood calipers
280zx coilover conversion
camber plate
replace all bushings with noltec poly bushings
gps system
new front bumper
finish propane conversion
propane turbo

I do this all for fun, I don't work on cars for a living.
 

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mine are on my site www.datsuns.co.uk under our cars and some details of them,
but here is a couple of quick pics for you
this is my 1978 Datsun 200B (with a 300zx engine that i fitted)

and here is my 1979 datsun 180B (fj20ET in progress)
 

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I'm restoring a 1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster from the frame up. I'm taking lots of pictures and have a website documenting the whole project (http://www.mydatsunroadster.com). I'd write a series of 3 or 4 high-level articles on the restoration process if that is something you guys would be interested in.
 

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My 1982 Datsun 210 Deluxe station wagon. Not really what you're after, but I'll take any chance to whore it ;)

Its largely stock, only modifications being a SuperTrapp exhaust, Koni reds up front, with 3 coils cut off the stock springs (before anyone says anything, let me just say that this job was done *right*. The increase in rate was calculated and they were cut in a very specific spot. rides perfect. no bouncing silliness). Out back, the car has some MASSIVE low-milege shocks from an old Toyota truck. I can't remember who make them, but it's a brand name. *firm* ride :) Inside, the car's baby blue interior has been mostly dyed black. The wheels are Enkei imitations from some 510. The bumpers have also been pushed in, and a homemade front airdam added.

I've got plans for it in the future.
 

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Do any of these cars really qualify as 'classic'? With the possible exception of the PL510 or the SRL roadster mentioned above? I think the anything made in the 80s or even late 70s would just be old Datsuns. I would call my 1964 320 a classic but not my 78 280Z or my 79 810 2dr. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with and old Datsun. I love 'em! But, in my opinion, to define them as classic, you would have to broaden the definition of the word.
 

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Now that's a classic! I saw it at last year's Mossy Nissan Show in Oceanside. I was the guy with the red 64 L320 parked beside Gary's red NL320.
 

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Wish I had pics

I have owned some cool Datsuns in my time - unfortunately don't have digital pics. I know I have a photo of my 610 somewhere. Believe it or not, this was a pretty competitive (and luxurious) rally car. Also had a 510 station wagon that my brother in law built the engine for. I bought it off his sister who had painted it Tremclad blue with a roller. What a sleeper: 5 spd, Weber carb, header, full race cam - it screamed!!
 

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beastmoore said:
I have owned some cool Datsuns in my time - unfortunately don't have digital pics. I know I have a photo of my 610 somewhere. Believe it or not, this was a pretty competitive (and luxurious) rally car. Also had a 510 station wagon that my brother in law built the engine for. I bought it off his sister who had painted it Tremclad blue with a roller. What a sleeper: 5 spd, Weber carb, header, full race cam - it screamed!!

why dont you just get a desposeble camera and have them put it on a cd
 

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Not really old, nor is it technically a Datsun, but I consider it classic "old school".



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It should have about 145RWHP, weighs around 2300LBS... I'm going to have it weighed one of these days, just to find out for sure.
It doesn't even have a dashboard... The stock gauge cluster is just tied down to the steering column. :fluffy:
 
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