Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

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Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby Datto_610 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:20 pm

I have a new daily!!! My Caldina was rear ended about a month ago and was deemed a write off. So after I got my insurance payout was time to find a new daily. Was driving my sisters 120Y coupe round for a while in the mean time which was pretty cool but wanted something of my own. Was so keen to get another datsun as a daily and saw this C31 Laurel and wanted it straight away. I went down to Temuka last weekend to have a look and took some cash down just incase I wanted it then and there. Seemed all good so after a test drive and a once over I handed over the cash and preceded to get it home. Now it wasn't all smooth sailing I stopped in Ashburton breifly and upon starting the car back up all the dash lights stayed on was a bit puzzled by this but thought nothing of it(silly me) so it died just a few kms out of Ashburton luckily my step dad who took me down wasn't far behind and had AA membership. At first we thought it was fuel pump as it would turn over but no fuel was coming through the carb he towed me to mechanic in Ashburton and had to leave it there along with the key. Turns out the plug for the alternator had come out who knows when though and blew the voltage regulator. They had to put a second hand alternator in and got that recond. I had two volt regs in the garage so sent them down hoping one would work but no luck there so thought stuff it I want this home so got my brother to drive me down so I could bring her home. Brock sorted me a volt reg and all seems to be good! Except the fuel gauge has stopped going since it's been at the mechanic's.... Anyway's I wont bore you all any longer here are some pics!

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Full pimp spec bonnet ornament
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Factory 14x5.5'' mags yo!
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Pretty lol tow bar
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Window seals are pretty haggered will look into fixing them soon
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The blown voltage regulator
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L24 power house
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Is in dire need of decent sounds there's only so much coast fm a metal fan can take
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Was originally LPG but has been disconnected still has tank with what looks to be about 50L still in it will be removing that as all the extra weight won't be doing wonders for fuel economy

Plans at this stage are to just leave it as is until the 180 is done then maybe slam it with some nice wheels and maybe slap some twin SU's or something on there but who knows. Gonna be such a sweet car to cruise round in over summer!
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1981 C31 Laurel

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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby skdmrx » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:36 pm

Big pimping.sweet car dude
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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby dirtyleppa » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:57 pm

glad to see another one around. nice score man
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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby datomic » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:42 pm

Did you drop my name and get mean discounts? I feel 80s Nissan Luxo barge photo shoots will ensue with the fairlady.

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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby Datto_610 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:14 pm

I named dropped you hard! But alas he wouldn't budge on price. So keen for luxobarge photos when your down next!
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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby broke » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:20 pm

Luxo barges ftw!

Come round next weekend for the window seals

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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby Datto_610 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:57 am

Sweet John will do. Ripped out the LPG tank today man that thing was heavy so much boot space now!. Also found that it wasn't even bolted down :shock: was just sitting in there. So glad I got it out sooner rather than later. Just need to get the fuel gauge sorted and just enjoy it.

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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby Bartman » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:48 pm

is the tank out of test?
I may have a home for it.
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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby Datto_610 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Out of test?. Pete from oldschool has called dibs on it.
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Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

Postby z181200 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:14 pm

Datto_610 wrote:Sweet John will do. Ripped out the LPG tank today man that thing was heavy so much boot space now!. Also found that it wasn't even bolted down :shock: was just sitting in there. So glad I got it out sooner rather than later. Just need to get the fuel gauge sorted and just SLAM it.

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