Stu's 72 Datsun 510

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Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby ydstarlet » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:37 pm

Well i thought i would start a Members Project Thingy

I bought it about 1 1/2 to 2years ago off a guy abe that lives in Auckland, i actually think i saw it for sale on here!

After a few txt and calls i bought it and got it transported to me in chch by Captain Car transporters for 500 pingger, which i didnt think was too bad

when i bought it it had no wof and reg on hold!
failed wof on: Front and rear brakes
Rusty sills
Worn door hindges
Craked Headers

Pics off how i got it:

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Wasnt in bad order but had alot to do to get wof and how i would like it

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby ydstarlet » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:00 pm

The car wasnt in bad order for a nearly 40 year old car but it deff needed some work so got a mate of a mate to replace sills in the rust bucket! then got Wairakei Maggo mufflers to do the brakes for wof and i would handle all the little things! So after pissing round for 3 months saving money to get all the work done and parts it had a wof for the first time in just under a year WOOHOOO

Then it was time for wheel shopping i sold the plain Advanti 5 spoke 15" wheels on trademe and bought some 17" Lenso Rs5 cheap as chips off a mate. Not realising they where a gaylord FWD offset so found some 20mm spacers for the front to make fit!

After all that i just didnt like the look of them on the car soo they went on trademe aswell (making a good profit) :lol:

Diddnt really know what wheels to buy then i came across a good special on 15x8 DTM Banzais 0 offset NEW!

Front dont fit too well but they look good (For Now)

Pics of wheels
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Heres Some Inspiration For Me!!

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More pics and progress on the way!

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby dattoboy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Nice looking 1600 you have there!!
Your car puts further truth to the saying "wheels make a car"

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby ydstarlet » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:46 pm

dattoboy wrote:Nice looking 1600 you have there!!
Your car puts further truth to the saying "wheels make a car"

Thanks man but thats not what it looks like now will put up new pics with new paint etc when i find them haha and have ordered yet another set of wheels! Think ive got a fetish!!!

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby nick_m » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:47 pm

I fucking love that jap 1600. If yours comes out looking that good i'll be very envious!

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby ydstarlet » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:37 am

After 6 months of driving it once a month i decided to gett all the annoying rust bits cut out! found a old school panal beater in ashburton to do it cheap as! but like usuall there was way more rust than i had thought! havnt got any pics of the rust progress but got one when i got it back! oh and i purchused Genuine Chrome Nissan fender mirrors from Ebay!

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Was like that for a few months untill i could find the paint Colour i was looking for!

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby 85_Z31 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:02 am

I don't care about the primer because its just such an awesome car :D

Looks like your moving ahead fairly quickly with the repairs, good luck !
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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby ydstarlet » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:09 pm

Put some new carpet in her aswell bought it off Autodec with underlay! easy as to put in! interior looks 10 times better and installed dash cap!

All out:

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Underlay:

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Carpet:

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Seats etc Back in:

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Looks rough in the pics but i glued and pressed all the high edges down! looks good enough for me!

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby ydstarlet » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:40 pm

Finally found the paint colour i wanted! :badgrin:

Its spose to be a little lighter than the factory Datsun 510 coupe BURNT ORANGE or Sahari Gold!

Got it painted through a guy Boxy Panal and paint who does it at home in his garage! i got his number off Dan1200sss off here! Thanks!

he had it panal and painted in under 2 weeks for $2000 Which i was stocked with!

After paint:

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And finally got round to putting the front grille etc on!

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And lowered the back about 1 1/2 inch looks way better except side walls are just touching gaurd untill the Big ling long writing wears off!

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Latest pic!

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Currently working on Front coilovers! Techno toy Tuning!

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And Getting some of these sukkers Imported! 15x7 +7 offset up front and 15x8 +7 offset at the rear!

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And tacking on suggestions abought a engine conversion! BUT nothing turbo! mayby looking at a Nuggety L20 but no Rush!!

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Re: Stu's 72 Datsun 510

Postby dirtyleppa » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:48 pm

nice to see it finally coming together stu, looking awesome :thumbsup:
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