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Old 10-19-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Miatsun 520 Pickup...cool swap

This just popped up on a local forum. A 1966 Datsun 520 pickup with a Miata engine and suspension swap! He didn't say much about it, but it looks really clean, and if it actually turns well would surprise a lot of people on track day lol.

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The horrible weight distribution of a truck with a weakling powertrain of an n/a miata.

I'm glad he takes good pictures.
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Still...that thing looks amazingly clean.
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repost.
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I want to see that **** with big, silver 15x9 6ULs.
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I want to see that **** with big, silver 15x9 6ULs.
ditto. Someone photoshop it.
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ditto. Someone photoshop it.
Since I can't. I remember the old post, that doesn't mean I don't love it any less. Needz moar boozt.
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Id rather see it with a half dozen busty polish chicks in the bed, but 6ULs would look good as well.
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Id rather see it with a half dozen busty polish chicks in the bed, but 6ULs would look good as well.
Both please...thank you.
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^^^ Thanks for that. And I did not realize it was a repost...a thousand pardons. No mention of that 2yo build thread was made in his local thread.

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...1988lbs 51% front 49% rear.
Doesn't look too bad from here. And no doubt it would be more fun boosted, but a couple hundred pounds less than a stock Miata is a good start!
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Its clean and well executed. No doubt.
I just think its more for pictures than anything else.

Should have installed the motor in the back
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I read his build thread a while ago, and even NA with very little development, he was kicking *** at HPDEs, it's definitely more than just a show truck, he races the hell out of it.
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well then I guess I'm wrong and will now shut up LOL
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Do not like the olive color, but damn that thing looks GREAT!
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Yah there were vids of him running it out at the track. I believe he is an experienced spec miata racer
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Beautiful but the wheels got to go. One day I'll have a Datsun Roadster and Pickup. Powered by the KA24 and the CA18.
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Just went through the 60 page build thread I Found linked somewhere. He basically built a long wheel based miata... only, its a truck...

Both front and rear sub frames, firewall, powertrain, FLOOR!
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