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Post by datsun5104dr » 28 May 2013 13:26

Just purchased a '68 Datsun 510 4dr... clean rolling shell... looking forward to hearing from you guys!! Let me know what you think!
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Post by two_68_510s » 28 May 2013 17:07

Welcome, looks like a good one.

I am curious about the little hole in the rear quarter. Looks like a side marker light like the '69.

Do some '68s come with a side marker in the rear? Both of mine don't. What is your VIN number?
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Post by butters68 » 28 May 2013 21:04

nice starter, i,m like'n all the 68's that are still servive'n. 8)
ding ding dong dong all night long long.

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Post by datsun5104dr » 29 May 2013 04:40

two_68_510s wrote:Welcome, looks like a good one.

I am curious about the little hole in the rear quarter. Looks like a side marker light like the '69.

Do some '68s come with a side marker in the rear? Both of mine don't. What is your VIN number?
i asked the previous owner the same question. title says its a 68. the owner before him put those corners in. i believe the 68's didn't have those right?
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Post by datsun5104dr » 29 May 2013 04:52

butters68 wrote:nice starter, i,m like'n all the 68's that are still servive'n. 8)
Thank you!
-Mike
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Post by Byron510 » 29 May 2013 06:32

The 68's didn't have side marker lights as such. The rear panels were blank, the front fenders did have the arrow lights, but we're wired as signal indicators and not running/marker lights.

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Post by datsun5104dr » 29 May 2013 06:40

Byron510 wrote:The 68's didn't have side marker lights as such. The rear panels were blank, the front fenders did have the arrow lights, but we're wired as signal indicators and not running/marker lights.

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Thanks for the info! Another thing, what is the correct front grille and emblem for this car? I've seen so many different variations, I don't know which one is correct. Thanks
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Post by okayfine » 29 May 2013 07:03

DQ Volume 12 Issue 4 - Tech How-To: Grill Guide — Three years in the making, DQ updates an original 1997 DQ web article with all the new information on grills, badges, and applications we’ve discovered over the last 15 years.

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Post by datsun5104dr » 29 May 2013 08:00

okayfine wrote:DQ Volume 12 Issue 4 - Tech How-To: Grill Guide — Three years in the making, DQ updates an original 1997 DQ web article with all the new information on grills, badges, and applications we’ve discovered over the last 15 years.

Found here:
https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0ByCvx ... 1YjU1/edit
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Post by two_68_510s » 29 May 2013 10:21

Fresh badge:
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Post by datsun5104dr » 29 May 2013 10:42

two_68_510s wrote:Fresh badge:
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Not so fresh grill:
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im assuming thats the 68 grille and badge?
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Post by two_68_510s » 29 May 2013 10:52

Yes, it is.
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Post by datsun5104dr » 29 May 2013 13:52

two_68_510s wrote:Yes, it is.
talk about hard to find... :(
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Post by two_68_510s » 29 May 2013 14:22

Yeah, I starting collecting parts at least 10 years ago, excluding the cars themselves of course. One in 1977, the other 2003.

These do pop up every once in while, although I haven't seen a grill in a long time.
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Post by okayfine » 29 May 2013 14:55

Naw, '68 grills aren't that hard to find. They are getting expensive, though. Moreso because of the specific bezels and badge - most of the rest of the grills for the rest of the years have relatively interchangeable parts. The '68 stuff pops up on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-DATSUN-510 ... 7675.l2557
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