69 Mexico built??

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tmecars
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69 Mexico built??

Post by tmecars » 04 Nov 2018 08:36

Hey, everyone
There's a 69 4d for sale that's got LEAF SPRING rear end. It also has a 1.3L in it. I guess it was originally built for a non US market. I want to try my hand at auto crossing. Can these be converted to IRS or should I hold out?

Thanx!

T

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RWD_NissanMan
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Re: 69 Mexico built??

Post by RWD_NissanMan » 04 Jan 2019 14:50

Yup - sounds like it was built in Mexico. You can tell by the VIN#. I have a Mexican built '69 4 door and the VIN# starts with 9L510UTX.....

There were no IRS 510's or 2-doors built for this market - only the 4 door sedans and wagons with leaf rear springs. Almost all had the push rod "A" series engines (1.3 & 1.5 ltr.). Cannot be converted to IRS.
1969 Datsun 510 4-door (donor shell for below)
1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET (sort of broken right now)
1998 Suzuki Escudo (JDM Sidekick Sport) 2.0TD 4x4 (daily driver)
2006 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 3V 4x2 (wife's ride)
2005 & 2006 Targa Newfoundland Entrant

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