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FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 02 Jan 2009 10:09

SOLD

Hey guys, it was difficult to reach this decision but I have to sell the Dime. I hope it goes to a good home where all the plans I have left for it will get completed, mainly the bodywork.

This is a One-of-a-kind 1972 2-Door Datsun 510 with a VQ35DE Engine Swap. That’s right a 287 hp V6 from a 2006 G35/350z. I have put close to $25,000 into this car, not to mention countless hours working on it. I don’t expect to sell it for that but the closer I can get to that the better of course. I’m going to ask:
New price $10,500

Will also consider trades + cash for another 510 or CrewCab pickup

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This car has the renowned handling & styling of a 510 & the award winning engine of a 350z in a vehicle that is around 1000lbs. lighter than a Z33. This makes for a very fun & responsive streetcar (or race car) that I’m going to miss greatly. Even my wife doesn't want me to sell it which is rare when if comes to my "toys".

Engine:
VQ35DE from a 2006 G35 (same engine as the 287hp 350z engine)
6 Spd transmission (CD008)
Vqswap shifter relocator (moves the shifter 4” forward, where it needs to be)
Custom Engine Mount brackets (uses stock rubber mounts, the engine is amazingly completely motionless under load, no twisting)
XTD Chromoly lightweight Flywheel
OEM clutch & pressure plate
Braided Stainless Steel clutch line
Modified Intake manifold/Upper plenum to have a larger neck & support a Performance Products 85mm Throttle-body (stock is 70mm) 4” intake piping
AEM EMS tuned
AAM Angled Plenum Spacer (good for 5-10hp)
Rewired with a 240sx fuse box
Reversed front crossmember
Relocated Battery (behind passenger seat)

Fuel System:
RCI 15 gallon Fuel Cell
Custom Surge Tank
Walbro 240lph high pressure pump
Mallory 90gph low pressure pump
8AN fuel filters
8AN & 6AN stainless steel braided Fuel lines with Earls, Russel, & Aeroquip fittings
Injected Performance Fuel Rails
SX adjustable fuel pressure regulator with pressure gauge

Cooling:
Oil Cooler with Greddy Sandwich Adapter with thermostat
Steel Braided 10an oil lines
Afco Sirrocco style dual pass aluminum radiator

Exhaust:
Modified OEM exhaust manifolds (all stainless steel)
2 1/4” stainless piping to 3” aluminized steel pipe
3” resonator & 3” Magnaflow muffler (no catalytic converters)
The car sounds great, with the definitive VQ exhaust note

Drivetrain:
Custom Driveshaft (good for 500 whp)
3.7 ratio R200 Differential with Z32 finned cover & new bearings
MadDat R200 conversion Mustache bar
OBX Helical LSD (the LSD design faults & weaknesses have been fixed)
Shortened Z31 Turbo CV axles (also very strong)
Modern Motorpsorts Billet Companion Flanges
280z Stub Axles (known for strength) new bearings as well

Interior:
F1-spec Mugen Style Fiberglass seats
Custom carbon fiber dash with Autometer gauges
Tach & Speedometer are Ultra-lite series
The remaining are Lunar series (fuel level, oil pressure, water temp, voltage)
AEM wideband sensor with gauge
RCI seat harnesses
Door panels & rear seats are in good shape (though not perfect)
Headliner is in awesome shape compared to the typical 510
Dash Pad is near perfect (replaced it recently)
Momo Steering wheel hub
Sprint racing steering wheel (I may replace this with a Sparco)

Exterior:
Advan SA3R wheels, 16x7’s up front with 16x8’s In the rear
BF Goodrich G-Force KDW T/A tires (nearly new) 205front, 225rear
Hella/BMW headlight conversion with relays
Hood shocks
Carbon Fiber rear view mirrors

Suspension/Steering:
Koni Yellow’s in the rear with Ground Control Springs (approx. 950lbs.)
Koni Red’s in front with 325lb Ground Control Springs, spare 275lb set
200sx V6 front struts
Techno Toy Tuning tension rods
Penultimate Rear crossmember
Cusco Camber Plates
Bumpsteer Spacers
Techno Toy Tuning Spring perches with bearings up front
Modified Rear LCA’s for added rear wheel clearance
Custom Rack & pinion steering rack using a BMW manual rack (very nice/tight steering feel with no noticeable bump steer)
Rolled fenders with a professional rolling tool
Front Sway Bar (this is one thing that can/should be replaced with an aftermarket one designed to go in front of the oil pan)

Brakes:
Z32 4 piston Calipers in front with 11.5” vented rotor
Z32 2 piston Calipers in rear
Most of the Brake hardlines are new
Stainless steel braided flexible lines
Wilwood brake bias adjuster (in cabin)
280zx 15/16 Brake Master Cylinder

Security:
Python Pager Car Alarm
JDM Removable Steering Wheel hub


EXTRAS:
2 heads from a “Rev-Up” VQ35DE (1mm more lift on the cams & stiffer valve springs)
Spare BMW/Hella headlights
Spare BMW manual steering rack
Royal Purple Trans fluid (enough for oil change)
Spare bolts & parts from the engine
Handbrake, cables, & Wilwood spot calipers (for E-brake conversion)
Spare C pillar vents
Front bumper
Spare door hinges with new pins/bushings
Fat Mat Sound deadening
Additional spare parts that your typical 510 owner has

As you can see, I have done about all of the performance, handling, drivetrain, & electronic modifications that you can dream of to this car. The only thing that remains to make this car perfect is body-work. The car is a good candidate for bodywork (not a rusted out shell) or you can transfer all of these parts onto an already done chassis.

The body is fairly solid with dings here & there on the exterior, some holes in the floor pans (mainly Driver’s side, that can be spot repaired, does not need complete replacement), & a dented rocker on the driver’s side. The trunk is solid (not rusted out) & the rear tail light panel was replaced with fiberglass. The front passenger side fender was recently replaced & rattle-canned white to match the car for now, awaiting my future plans to paint the car. With some body work & some wire tucking this will be even more of eye turner than it already is.
Buy this car, do the bodywork how you want it, and make it yours.

The car is located in Salt Lake City, Utah & local pick-up is preferable so you can haul the extra parts off as well.. I will also work with a shipping company arranged by the purchaser.

$10,500


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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by d510addict » 02 Jan 2009 10:30

How difficult is that motor and its systems to work on?

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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 02 Jan 2009 10:40

Not sure exactly what you're asking, but the engine is a fairly compact motor so working on it isn't too difficult. I'm also all about making things easy to work on so any engine system that could be simplified was, mainly the routing of coolant lines, vacuum lines, pulleys/belts, etc.
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by Ash510 » 02 Jan 2009 11:14

looks like a very nice car as long as everything is sorted out, good luck with the sale..

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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by d510addict » 02 Jan 2009 11:42

Only if I wasnt so damn broke

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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by XeroX » 02 Jan 2009 14:40

Wow, well i wish you the BEST of luck on your business and the sale as well..

Always breaks my heard to c a car being "forced" outa someones hands like this...
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by Denver » 03 Jan 2009 18:33

What kind of business are you looking to start?
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 04 Jan 2009 10:03

I don't want to disclose too much about the business, but it is in the building/construction industry. I know not a good market right now, but what I have in mind will fill a special niche here in Salt Lake City that should hopefully prove to be profitable.
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 12 Jan 2009 08:14

A local may be purchasing the Dime, but won't be test driving it until this weekend.

Bump for anyone else that's interested.
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by ichorid » 12 Jan 2009 10:53

this is quite possibly awesome defined. bump for a bad ass dime. GL with sale.
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 20 Jan 2009 17:03

Price drop to $18,500
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 26 Jan 2009 09:17

Lowered asking price of $16,500
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 05 Feb 2009 09:22

make an offer
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by xlr8r » 07 Apr 2009 10:17

$15,000

Interested in trades+cash for a wagon: 510 or Subaru
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Re: FS: VQ510, yes I'm selling the VQ35DE swapped 510

Post by okayfine » 07 Apr 2009 11:47

You might be able to get $15K for it in this economy...if you finished the car. There's zero chance you'll see that kind of cash for your car as it sits. Finishing it includes completing the interior and likely changing out the fixed-back seats for something a little more accomodating, body and paint work, probably a different set of rims, and tiding up things like your fuel-pump wiring, and that's just from what I can quickly see from your few pictures.

No one is going to drop that much cash on a 510 and have to deal with your fuel cell when filling the tank.
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