San Diego Datsun 510

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jdmclassicimports
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San Diego Datsun 510

Postby jdmclassicimports » 27 Mar 2017 23:42

What's up Datsun Community!
I have always been a Datsun fan and I'm glad to finally join this group. Looking forward to being a member and connecting with some San Diego Locals.

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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby Byron510 » 28 Mar 2017 05:43

You have what appears to be a Mexican built 510 with the J15 engine, which is cool in itself. I assume it has a straight rear axle on leaf springs as well? How does the interior look? Did you get the model with the SSS style tail lights? The later Mexican produced cars got these larger lights standard. It'll be a unique car no matter what.

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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby jdmclassicimports » 28 Mar 2017 21:55

Hi Bryon!

Yes it is a Mexican Built 510. But it does not has the SSS style tail lights unfortunately. I'm glad to be a member of the Datsun club.

Cheers~

Ezra

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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby jdmclassicimports » 28 Mar 2017 21:58

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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby bertvorgon » 29 Mar 2017 07:11

That is really cool you have the paperwork, I like that it shows the 1967 Plymouth Belvedere as trade.
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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby Byron510 » 29 Mar 2017 07:43

That's great, awesome that you have the paperwork.
You car does have the SSS sedan tail lights. The Coupe lights are unique to the coupes with the sequential lights that go across the whole rear panel, but the 4 door SSS sedans got these tail lights in Japan and other markets like Mexico. I am going to assume that the original lenses have been replaced, as the originals had chrome inserts around the square sections on either side of the reverse light.

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I have bought a couple sets of these when I have been in Mexico as they were made by aftermarket companies. I have not found a supplier for new chrome surrounds yet, but it would be nice to find them. I'd love to make some, but I'll be honest - that's on the never,never list!

So, whats you plan for the car?

Great to have you on board the 510Realm. Look forward to seeing more.

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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby jdmclassicimports » 30 Mar 2017 21:44

Oh thanks for pointing that out for me! I didn't know that I had the SSS tail lights.

I guess they were replaced. I might be able to find some tail lights with the chrome surroundings from the previous owner.

I'll be very honest. I have always wanted a Datsun, however I now realize that I want a coupe. So i'm debating to sell or trade for a 2 door. It's a tough decision.

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Re: San Diego Datsun 510

Postby James » 30 Mar 2017 22:17

In 510's there is a difference between a 2 door and a coupe. The four door has a lot more functionality if you ever want to haul anyone.
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