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F1fx
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Postby F1fx » 26 Feb 2017 14:18

Hi,
1st thing, to set things strait, I have an addiction issue. I am a long time Datsun fanatic and have been registered to the site since 2012 but this is my 1st post. As I purchased my 1st 510, my work and family life started getting crazy so I have had very limited time to do anything car related. My passion for Datsun started when I was a little kid, falling in love with the Z cars. Fast forward 25 years later when the time came for me to purchase a weekend cruiser, I ended up deciding on a Datsun roadster. It was a basket case, but at that time I was also looking for something I could wrench on and did not have to worry about smog checks. One thing led to another and now as it stands, my Datsun collection has grown to include a few 510's.

70 Bluebird Coupe 1600 SSS
71 2 door Sedan

My love for dimes did not start from childhood, instead it was out of respect once I realize what a special car this was. Unfortunately I realized it a little too late and let a dream car slip right thru my hands without realizing it at the time as I thought it was "too expensive", hind sight, it would have been much much cheaper for me than my current situation. Several years later when I truly realized what had happened, I told myself some day I will get a coupe. After many years of looking, and not finding the one, I decided on a 2 dr sedan. Shortly after acquiring my sedan, I stumbled upon a coupe for sale so I did not think twice about it. I told myself before getting my coupe, all I needed to complete my Datsun collection was a coupe, but now I find myself wanting a goon...

F1FX

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okayfine
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Postby okayfine » 27 Feb 2017 06:01

Hello and welcome to The Realm. Feel free to post up pictures of your 510s!
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

F1fx
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Postby F1fx » 27 Feb 2017 20:24

Thanks, I only have a few pics on my computer, i'll upload more when I get a chance
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Postby okayfine » 01 Mar 2017 19:04

Yeah, can dig! thank you. Early or late dash in your Coupe? I wonder if '70 Coupes got as much of a mish-mash of parts as '70 510s we got in the US?
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

greenthumb
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Re: Hi

Postby greenthumb » 01 Mar 2017 22:16

Man, your coupe looks the business. Love it!!

F1fx
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Postby F1fx » 03 Mar 2017 23:29

Thanks. Still needs to be dropped a few inches and then deal with the body work, it has a fair amount of rust. As for the dash, its the later style 6 gages.
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her are a few more pics
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McShagger510
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Postby McShagger510 » 04 Mar 2017 00:59

SWEET RIDES DUDE. :mrgreen:

James
Nothing ventured, nothing grained! - Benjamin Franklin

'72 2dr. 510 Turbo
'73 240Z all stock
'71 2dr. 510 stock......for now
'91 Nissan truck
'78 Kawasaki Z1-R
'84 Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
'99 Kawasaki ZRX1100

F1fx
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Postby F1fx » 04 Mar 2017 09:11

some of my non 510 datsuns
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Re: Hi

Postby 510rob » 04 Mar 2017 09:44

is that a 320 pickup?

F1fx
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Re: Hi

Postby F1fx » 04 Mar 2017 10:08

yeah 64 L320

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Postby 510rob » 04 Mar 2017 16:43

that's fun

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Postby 510rob » 04 Mar 2017 16:43

errr, that's not to say the other ones are not awesome, but that one looks like calm fun ice cream runs :)

F1fx
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Postby F1fx » 06 Mar 2017 20:27

my 320 is fun to drive for sure, but far from calm. I would say prob the most taxing to drive out of all my Datsun but also most practical. I learned my lesson when I took my Z to home depot to get a few things with my wife and of course she wanted to by manure . I now only drive my 320 when doing home depot runs.

F1fx
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Postby F1fx » 06 Mar 2017 20:30

65 1600

pic from one of the last time I drove it prior to start of restoration. 9 1/2 years ago.....
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datsun.dave
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Re: Hi

Postby datsun.dave » 06 Mar 2017 20:45

Sweet Collection!
David Wilson
65 WPL410 Wagon
67.5 SRL311
68 SPL/SRL311 Racecar project
72 510 Sedan - Grandma Spec Auto
72 510 Sedan -
74 260Z
88 Be-1
89 Toyota HiAce Work Truck
91 Figaro


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