Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

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Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 12 Jul 2009 17:56

So here is how it all started back around 1992
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby defdes » 12 Jul 2009 18:15

Wow. 17 years and you have painted the engine bay and front clip?....that's slow even for REALM standards! :lol:
Just kidding, of course. Looks like a nice project, and probably a pretty rare bird down in FLA.

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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 14 Jul 2009 10:30

it sat in my backyard up in new york for almost 13 years after it was painted gray.. i moved to florida when i was 10 but the car was still in new york, because it was my grandpas.. he moved down to florida and it sat in my backyard again for about 3 years.. all i new about the car when i was younger was that it was badass, but now i was a little more into cars and knew a little more about it.. i asked my grandpa about it and he told me he had been saving it for me so in about 2007 we uncovered it for the first time

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when we uncovered it we thought there would be more rust but here is the only rust we found and i think its becauase my grandpa left a piece or carpet on the hood.. and here in florida when it rained, the carpet got soaked and all the water just sat on top of the hood

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No rust underneath though

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here are more pictures and some of the interior

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some engine pictures

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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby angzt » 14 Jul 2009 16:54

Wow! Amazing how after all that time of just sitting outside the weather never got the best of it...

Interesting choice of headliner :o

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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 14 Jul 2009 19:36

its a pretty rare car on the east coast period especially in the condition that it is in, just my opinion.. and yea when we uncovered it we hoped for the best but never really thought it would be in as good of a condition as it was :D
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby S15DET » 15 Jul 2009 17:11

Wow, thanks Grandpa!!! Holy cow, that's awesome.

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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 17 Jul 2009 23:31

new update tomorrow
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Super X » 04 May 2010 07:14

I know it's been about 9months but any updates on the 510? Good to know there's a few projects going on in FL.

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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby five&dime » 04 May 2010 09:47

Seriously.....
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 07 Sep 2012 10:41

Its been 3 and a half years and i have neglected the realm. Im back, im not 20 years old and my datsun has undergone many upgrades and improvements

Heres some pics of when i first turned on the car after bringing the car out of storage
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The next set of pics is pictures are after the dime took its first couple of runs up and down the street. I think it looks cool with no headlights hahaaa :twisted:
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Sorry for the wait, ill try not to let it happen again.
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 07 Sep 2012 10:52

Here are a couple of pics after it got painted. Everything remained stock except for a wink mirror for the interior, baby turbo mirrors and euro turn signal for the exterior

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Most of the paint remained original from the 90s minus the hood. Here are some more pictures
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby okayfine » 07 Sep 2012 10:58

Nice. Did you take gramps for a ride yet?
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 07 Sep 2012 11:07

Some random extra photos i have before i go into all the technical talk and what has been done to the car over the last three years
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Surrounded by my friends and their hondas :lol:
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Some more
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 07 Sep 2012 11:08

okayfine wrote:Nice. Did you take gramps for a ride yet?


Sure have, it makes me laugh everytime i do
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Re: Floridas 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Chinito107 » 07 Sep 2012 11:55

So the car was my first and it lasted me a while before the motor had to be rebuilt. The accelerator cable came loose one night on my way home from from a car meet. My dad was with me and at first we didnt know what was wrong with it so long story short the car wahttps://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto ... 174_n.jpgs turned on and it was reving high rpms before we could turn the car off. Well i think that may have been the reason to what happened next because a few months later the motor started knocking and it only got louder. the car went into the shop and i rebuilt the motor. this was what went wrong
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I have some videos but im not sure how to load them here or if even can but i have a youtube account that has a few vids on there now, my username is chinito107. None of the videos are since the last rebuild but i will upload them soon.


I was also lucky to find a 280zx 5spd when i went with my uncle to tune his dime. the guy sold me the car for 300 it had alot of rust bust i just wanted it for the brakes, transmission and other msc. parts and those turned out to be good and working parts. So i have upgraded the front struts and brakes to 280zx. i also have the rear disc setup, differential and transmission from the 280. i have added a simple 4 spkr and headunit music system. The springs were also cut so it is a bit lowered. i will take pictures up to date tomorrow morning.


ANYBODY ON THE EAST COAST OR FLORIDA?
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