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Old 10-04-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default I really want to build a 510 coupe to daily (56k cough and die)



but really prefer this look:


Of course it would be powered by a 1.6l miata motor sitting in the garage.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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I had to replace that **** because the wheels were different sizes


I would drive that **** every day.



Where can I find one of these?

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Old 10-04-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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My friend just sold his for 26k cash! it was on turbo magazine!

http://zilvia.net/f/cars-sale/174256...quality-3.html
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Here's a good project in Fort Worth.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/859602059.html

Not a bad price either if it's got little/no rust.
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one i met at an auto x a few weeks agoi got pics of. has a sr20det in it with an 07 subbie sti lsd in the back. ******* love those cars. i say do it!

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Yeah. The 510 has been popular since they were new. Drop in that 1.6, greddy upgraded with an intercooler, would be very nice. They are hard to find in good shape for reasonable money though. You can pretty much do a BMW 2002 for the same money. Another car that looks good with real performance mods.
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Those were insanely fast back in the day. We never got any 2 doors here (only 4 doors) but they were really, really fun to drive. My brother in law used to own of the few.

Another curious bit; they were called Datsun 510 SSS back then. Nissan had not changed its name yet.
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screw having old/project/race cars for a daily. my lincoln has spoiled me
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I want to rock a KE70 Corolla:

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Don't know if I could bring myself to put anything other than a 4AGE in it, though.
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a local has a 510 with sr20 and a gt30r with supporting mods. thing is ridiculous
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Those sr20 swaps look so damn clean in that engine bay. A 1.6 bp would be right at home.
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I'd go swedish
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The 510s are great, however, finding one that is not a rust bucket anymore is pretty difficult.
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T5 4tw
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Good friend has a 510 4-dr he hopes to build... Sometime before he dies.

He's got an JDM SR20T waiting for it, and many too many projects before it.

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Swedes can be great but they are heavy pigs. Seen a couple really nice builds. One that HPDE's around here. Classy older car. Tough to want a car that heavy though after driving the Miata. Light = might!
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Im stupid for 510s they are gorgeous!
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T5 4tw


My corrado drove like that. I loved the old 3rd-gear tire smoker/vette roller.
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