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by BrandonS
29 Oct 2016 04:58
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

Re: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

So I had my translator call on Monday and the car already had a cash offer on it. That same night the dealer called back and said it was again available and they would take a deposit to hold it until the weekend. I had the translator get the bank information and verify it was refundable. The whole p...
by BrandonS
26 Oct 2016 06:38
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Chocolate covered circus peanut
Replies: 52
Views: 7571

Re: Chocolate covered circus peanut

icehouse wrote:Carter made me some treats!

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Did they cut a drain hole in the bottom of the tire to drain out the body plug hole in the spare tire well?
by BrandonS
25 Oct 2016 06:30
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

Re: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

Wow, awesome to see. That car went super fast. The ad was gone before I even got to click on it.
by BrandonS
25 Oct 2016 06:17
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Chocolate covered circus peanut
Replies: 52
Views: 7571

Re: Chocolate covered circus peanut

Wow great find! I look forward to seeing you fix this one up as you drive it.
by BrandonS
22 Oct 2016 20:26
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

Re: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

Hi Brandon, Prices are all over the place-- good cars bring good money, and then there is everything in-between. This just showed up on Seattle's Cragislist last night: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/5840038806.html Never a good sign when you can see the rust bubbles on the lower part of the...
by BrandonS
22 Oct 2016 06:58
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

Re: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

Spriso, that is a nice looking car still and nothing a body shop can't fix with some love and care. That color is one of my favorites too. My search started with a car that color. I contacted the dealer, let it sit for a few months, came to the resolve to buy it and it disappeared literally when I w...
by BrandonS
21 Oct 2016 08:23
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

Re: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

No kidding. Nine years ago (nine? Jesus!) I got a VGC four-door Bluebird landed in the US for $6500. Wow, the market is nothing like that now unfortunately :( Here's an auction for a $6500 car. A starting to be rusty DX with a motor that doesn't start at a minimum or won't run (not really clear wit...
by BrandonS
17 Oct 2016 06:03
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

Re: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

Interesting to see what classic dealership looks like over there, thanks for posting up. Curious what the red window stickers are showing? PS- and Landcruiser pics? Unfortunately those are the prices in Yen. Just add two zeros to the large numbers and you have the equivalent in USD once a bank gets...
by BrandonS
16 Oct 2016 05:30
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...
Replies: 61
Views: 9850

So I drove around Japan looking for a Bluebird...

So I've wanted a 510 now for quite a number of years. I looked in the states for a while and then the military moved me to Okinawa, Japan. I've been looking off and on for a Bluebird since then, but have really started looking this past year. I've been watching cars come on the market, some leave, s...
by BrandonS
21 Feb 2016 21:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a 510'less newb
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Hello from a 510'less newb

http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b195126763 I was looking at this one because it shows as an SSS, but the dash board is incorrect for an SSS even though it has the dual carb setup. I think with the price at about $17.5k USD that is too much. I also found this site... http://blog.jdm-expo...
by BrandonS
21 Feb 2016 19:49
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a 510'less newb
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Hello from a 510'less newb

Hey everyone. Name's Brandon and I am currently stationed in Japan. I've wanted a 510 for a number of years, but didn't get one while stateside. I have started looking at them here and hope to find one to bring back home. I figured tgis would be a good site to pose questions and research them. Hope ...