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by DADZSUN
03 Dec 2021 19:34
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 90
Views: 16260

Project 635's frame gets stripped and flipped

A quick update on 635. I've finished welding and cleaning the top of the frame. It took less than an hour to remove the suspension/brakes and fuel system. As previously mentioned, it was a PITA to originally design the various systems and how they'll fasten to the frame, but the ease of repeated ass...
by DADZSUN
30 Nov 2021 04:36
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Which CV axle conversion kit is the best?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Which CV axle conversion kit is the best?

I'll take a stab at this. 4 years ago I was a consumer asking the very same question. Being the creator/fabricator of Datsun Restomods axles I may seem bias but my goal was always to provide a product for a very specific type of market at a price that was close to my cost as possible. Over the years...
by DADZSUN
28 Nov 2021 13:05
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 90
Views: 16260

635 painting has begun

This is a 3rd November update which means not only a lot of progress, but something worthy to show. With cold weather coming, and VERY specific painting temperatures required for various paints, I rushed to get started this weekend. I burned quite a bit of wood keeping my garage at least 70 degrees ...
by DADZSUN
27 Nov 2021 17:23
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Welp.... With the price of SR's I've went to the dark side......
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: Welp.... With the price of SR's I've went to the dark side......

I was under the impression that Honda K24 was fairly heavy (similar to Nissan K24) and quite tall. I'm looking forward to seeing what numbers you get.
by DADZSUN
27 Nov 2021 17:17
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 363

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

Anyone know where I can source an R180 LSD? www.car-part.com is an awesome source for sourcing used bolt-in R180 Subaru STI LSD diffs. You can get them for approx $400, clutch or Torsen, 3.9 or 3.54. ... and no project is too hard if you have realistic expectations and maintain motivation. Keep chi...
by DADZSUN
20 Nov 2021 15:16
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 90
Views: 16260

Project 635 gets some drifting bits

Since my last update I've been throwing a steady 15-20hrs/week at project 635. Unfortunately I haven't painted yet (nor seam sealed) because the final cab clean-up has been taking quite a bit more time than anticipated. Rest assured my To-Do list is damn near done for this phase and I literally have...
by DADZSUN
03 Nov 2021 11:10
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 90
Views: 16260

Last cab fitment and frame strengthening

I haven't spent much time covering the work I put into the frame so here's a little update. The frame has quite a bit of additional strengthening. Most of it was torsional in focus to offset the VQ35DE's torque. In the pic below I'm pointing at the only two stock cross bracings. StockBracing.jpg Whe...
by DADZSUN
03 Nov 2021 10:46
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 90
Views: 16260

Bushings... done!!!

Here's a second update on the bushings. I can finally say the front & back are done. For document's sake here's my master list. WhitelineBushings.jpg As I worked through the back it became apparent that quite of few of the stock rubber bushings were toast. Before: Done.jpg After: RearSpringBucke...
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2021 06:41
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620
Replies: 90
Views: 16260

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: 90
Views: 16260

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: 90
Views: 16260

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: 680

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: 9035

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: 90
Views: 16260

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: 24914

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 ...