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by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2021 06:41
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

Crossbar modification

One more quick update that I decided to partition (mostly due to the 10 picture limit). Due to the increase engine torque this frame will be facing, I've added several strong bracing along the frame rails. Crossbar.jpg One bar comes close to the driveshaft. I was assured by the driveshaft vendor tha...
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2021 06:22
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

October update

Probably par for the course on this build, I wasn't successful in getting as much done in September as hoped. Replacing the welder was FAR more of a PITA than expected. Breakers and appropriate wire are in short supply due to COVID, and somewhat surprising but understandable, is the increase demand ...
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2021 04:34
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

Re: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620

Speaking of your old Lincoln welder, I'm curious what settings you found favorable when welding the thin (sometimes porous) sheetmetal. Honestly, my welder had very little settings, 4 to be exact. WeldPak140.jpg Here's my typical workflow when addressing thin Datsun metal: 1) Whenever possible that...
by DADZSUN
23 Sep 2021 07:59
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Datsun Restomods Electric Power steering kit for your 510
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: FS: Datsun Restomods Electric Power steering kit for your 510

I'm fully sold out of the complete 510 electric power steering kits and down to a couple DIY kits then, like the axles, that's it for online sales.

See DatsunRestomods.com for details.
by DADZSUN
23 Sep 2021 07:57
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Datsunrestomods CV axles and JDM Suretrack stubs
Replies: 29
Views: 8672

Re: FS: Datsunrestomods CV axles and JDM Suretrack stubs

Hello, I'm down to 2 sets of R180 CVs left available for online sales then that's it.

One set will be ready to ship this weekend/early next week.

Fritz
by DADZSUN
08 Sep 2021 05:55
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

September vacation update #1

As promised updates will be coming more frequently over the next month or two. It's pretty exciting to be back working on the 635. I've had a nice summer break and am recharged. Also cool is my oldest son has decided to dive right into the 280z project (now that he's suddenly decided it's now magica...
by DADZSUN
25 Aug 2021 06:27
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: Binky!
Replies: 86
Views: 24238

Re: Binky!

Jeez... is that build still going on? Man that's epic. I stopped watching years ago due to the little too excessive (for my attention span) breakdown of details. I'll definitely catch up now. For anyone looking for something similar, very interesting, and quite a bit more fast-paced (bonus, there's ...
by DADZSUN
19 Aug 2021 10:05
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: LeafZX: EV + Literbike = DIY road coupled hybrid
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: LeafZX: EV + Literbike = DIY road coupled hybrid

Cool project! I'm thinking of a similar hybrid setup on my frankenstein Datsun 620 pickup. It's 'adopted' a G35x AWD platform and Phase 1 is to first run in RDW configuration. With the G35x front subframe/suspension/uprights, there is room to run a set of front axles. My goal was to explore a hybrid...
by DADZSUN
19 Aug 2021 08:53
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

635 back on the front burner

It's been four months since the last update. While 635 did receive some attention (outlined below), I did throttle down to release (and fully sell out) the DatsunRestomods electric steering kit, and complete axle orders as they appeared. Xterra.jpg I also acquired this 2012 Nissan Xterra with only 8...
by DADZSUN
16 Aug 2021 07:18
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Datsunrestomods CV axles and JDM Suretrack stubs
Replies: 29
Views: 8672

Re: FS: Datsunrestomods CV axles

Final heads up for anyone who's interested in R180 CV axles from Datsun Restomods. Over 200 sets produced and sold all around the world. TONNES of great STI R180s limited slip differentials out there. Look up: www.car-part.com, Subaru Impreza, Carrier, 2.5 Turbo STI. 2007-2020+ STIs are 3.55 Torsen ...
by DADZSUN
16 May 2021 12:51
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Datsun Restomods Electric Power steering kit for your 510
Replies: 1
Views: 587

FS: Datsun Restomods Electric Power steering kit for your 510

CompleteKit.jpg After nearly 2 years of R&D, I'm pleased to announce that a very limited batch of electric power steering kits are available for the 510. Details: The kit is 100% bolt-in and reversible using the existing under-dash location. Weight gain is approximately 15 pounds Available tilt...
by DADZSUN
28 Apr 2021 19:29
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

More updates for 635

I've had a bit of a readjustment on project 635 mindset. Even though I've been throwing a steady 20-30hrs/week at the truck, it's been feeling like a bit of a grind lately. Part of it is me self-imposing a deadline (early June), and the other part is my rigid mindset to completely finish an area bef...
by DADZSUN
02 Apr 2021 07:54
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

Spring 2021 Update #3 - Shock Tower modifications

Here's the final update for today. As previously mentioned, it's inevitable that 'corrections' have to be done throughout the build. In this case, two changes had to be done which I was somewhat dreading. In the end it turned out ok, mostly because they both got addressed at the same time. Issues: 1...
by DADZSUN
02 Apr 2021 07:12
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

Spring 2021 Update #2 - CD009 shifter relocation

With the VQ35DE and CD009 swap, a common issue is the location of the shifter. While the CD009 tranny is mega strong, it is also quite long for most Datsun swaps (and girthy), and especially for this 620 cab along with the recessed engine location, the shifter location was a wayyy too deep. I needed...
by DADZSUN
02 Apr 2021 06:48
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 81
Views: 15065

Spring 2021 Update #1 - Firewall

OK, it's been a little while since my last update but I've been hammering steady all this time. Right now this build is still on course for a early June completion, super stoked. Here's update #1 of 3. FootClearance.jpg Finishing the firewall was one of the last major fabrication challenges. Getting...