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Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:48 pm
by ginga-dato
Been wanting another datsun after selling my project 120Y to my workmate. I couldn't bring myself to finish it and just wanted it gone. I wanted a datsun that was road legal so I could actually enjoy it instead and didnt want a massive project again. Always thought that the utes were awesome little cars so when this one popped up on trademe I had to grab it. Its a standard A15 with a 5 speed and it seems mechanically sound. It made the trip from timaru with no problems. The bodys pretty rough but thats easy enough to sort out and I see that they are still making thai panels for them which is wicked so if it ends up being bogged over rust lurking under the paint then its not the end of the world. My plans for now are to focus on the interior until i can get it into work and get the body sorted. Im thinking doing the body white with charcoal coloured flares, front bumper, pillar vents, mesh rims and tailgate handles which should help break up the white a bit and throw away that snowplough on the front (unless someone on here wants it). If i do anything to the engine it will be small. Maybe just a single weber carb and a bigger cam and exhaust but thats far down the track. Had to laugh when i saw the DC belt holding the battery box together and will probably just keep it for the laugh factor

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm
by ginga-dato
A couple small things to update. Got a couple tires so now I've got a full set of rims on the ute instead of 2 separate ones. had to pump the guards out a little bit so i don't crush my guards when it bottoms out. might go for a bit more of a stretched look to help with fitment when i get the next set of tires. Took the snow plough off the front and luckily nothing bad was lurking behind it.Got some el cheapo guard mirrors and got them measured out and put them on (paint to come). I've also got some panels that sit against the bottom of the A pillars in the footwells and some 4 inch speakers to attach to them plus a new radio and some 6 inch speakers to put in the doors

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:41 am
by broke
Damn that chin spoiler is massive.

Mesh wheels look sweet, hope this gets as much love as your 120Y did.

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:02 pm
by ginga-dato
Hahaha yea man it definitely had to go. Might get one of those vw golf ones but still undecided

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:01 pm
by Bartman
My first thought was, Hey bro, Batman called. He wants the chin spoiler off the batmobile back! lol

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:01 pm
by ginga-dato
Hahaha looks totally different without it. Got myself a new woodgrain steering wheel cause the old one was cracking rather badly so i thought time for an upgrade

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:15 pm
by ginga-dato
Done a couple interior bits since I'm waiting for some space to open up at work so I can do the body. Got rid of the mesh piece covering the factory radio hole and put a radio blank in and after struggling to find a plain woodgrain gearknob I bought this one which fits perfectly

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:45 pm
by ginga-dato
Took my radiator cap off the other week and the water looked like it was out of a murky swamp so I thought 'f**k that, time for an upgrade'. So I bought a nice alloy radiator, new hoses (because the old ones were crunchy), new thermostat and got some new oil cause the stuff in it looked pretty old. Radiator was one off trademe and was quite impressed when it turned up within 5 days from Australia. The pre drilled holes were damn near bang on for mounting it aswell and I'm still able to run the factory fan so pretty stoked about that

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:14 am
by Tony_Whenua
Looking mint!

Are you worried with engine movement it might collect the radiator fins?

Re: Jordan's 1200 Ute

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 pm
by ginga-dato
Theres about 7mm gap between the radiator and fan luckily. It seemed fine when I run it up but I was definitely cautious when I first turned the key