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Soon to be new 510 owner

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 21:28
by Saleach
Hey everyone!

I won the bid for a nice project 510 on BaT today and am going to be flying to LA next week to finalize the deal.

Any recommendations for checking out the car?

Also, I will have a nice set of SSR MK3s for sale locally in LA if anyone is interested and looking for a set!

Re: Soon to be new 510 owner

Posted: 13 Jan 2018 13:17
by Canadian510
Saleach wrote:Hey everyone!

I won the bid for a nice project 510 on BaT today and am going to be flying to LA next week to finalize the deal.

Any recommendations for checking out the car?

Also, I will have a nice set of SSR MK3s for sale locally in LA if anyone is interested and looking for a set!


Some nasty rust spots I check are:

Front quarters behind the wheels, a drain dumps water in there and it just sits.

Tail light pan, around all the chrome peices, lights, and where the floor of the trunk meets it. Mine had a nasty hole there where water ran into the trunk from a bad trunk seal and eventually ate it's way through.

Front frame rails in the engine bay. Some rot out on the sides facing into the bay, check around the steering box too.

Everything else is pretty much your normal spots, hope it checks out good for you!

Re: Soon to be new 510 owner

Posted: 13 Jan 2018 17:21
by two_68_510s
Also under the ventilator ducting/cover in the back of the engine compartment top of firewall, hard to see inside but sometimes there.

Rocker panel/ door sill also

Re: Soon to be new 510 owner

Posted: 15 Jan 2018 10:21
by Saleach
Thanks a bunch for the tips!

I asked the buyer to send some photos of the undercarriage and there is some rust but it doesn't appear to be a huge amount. Here are those photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskuDUsP3

Also, here is a link to the listing. Any additional feedback or comments are appreciated! Super excited.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-510-23/

Re: Soon to be new 510 owner

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 15:22
by Canadian510
Saleach wrote:Thanks a bunch for the tips!

I asked the buyer to send some photos of the undercarriage and there is some rust but it doesn't appear to be a huge amount. Here are those photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskuDUsP3

Also, here is a link to the listing. Any additional feedback or comments are appreciated! Super excited.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-510-23/


Underside doesn't look all that bad to me! and i guess you know the floors are good with the lack of carpet haha. Looks like a nice buy, throw some serious wheels under that widebody and it'll look amazing 8)

Re: Soon to be new 510 owner

Posted: 17 Jan 2018 18:53
by Byron510
Looks good. Diff looks like it might be an R180 (did I miss that in the post?) If so, it could be anything from a 3.36 to 4.62....

For the price, it's a good runner and a good base. I'd say you did well.

Byron