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Old 04-11-2012, 02:03 AM   #41
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Such a sick car. These things are getting hard to find. I'd love to build a 510 up at some point. Either that or a Datsun Roadster.

Why can't someone make cool cars like this again? Oh right, we suck.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #42
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The patina is cool and appeals to purists but cost is the ultimate arbiter.
You think he'd sell for 10K? seems like I remember he was asking like 15K and said not to bother him for less.
He started at $10,5 here:


http://zilvia.net/f/cars-sale/348510...d-etc-etc.html


If you google "Datsun 510 SR20VE" you'll see that he's had half a dozen different prices over the last couple of years.

I would L.O.V.E. to own this car, but I simply can't swing that kind of money right now unless I sell my daily, and I think I'd get really tired of driving this thing every day in ~January of next year when I'm commuting in a car with a big hole in the trunk floor, lol.
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Such a sick car. These things are getting hard to find. I'd love to build a 510 up at some point. Either that or a Datsun Roadster.

Why can't someone make cool cars like this again? Oh right, we suck.
I think the FT86/ BRZ, the NC and the Hyundai Genesis are as close as we're going to get to small/ cool/ simple awesomeness again.




There might be hope in kit cars, though? A local guy is building Factory 5 kits now for cheap enough that he can sell them and make reasonable money on them. It has to be possible to build a Cobra Daytona Coupe kit for new Genesis money... Or something along the lines of GolfTDIBrad's Mevv?
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #44
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Here's one for sale in the area. This car was listed about 6 weeks ago, by the same guy who built that Miata/Datsun truck some years ago, for $3500 IIRC. Now the new seller wants $6500 lol.

Looks like an opportunity for a serious lowball offer.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2955487392.html



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sadly i am posting my datsun for sale. its a 68 datsun 510 rat rod. very mechnicaly sound the owner before me did very good work and i have continued with the build. it originaly came with a l16 (1.6l) and now has a l18 (1.8l) out of a truck that was rebuilt recently. it also came 4 speed and now has a 5 speed out of the same truck. she dose good on the freeway cruising at 80 isnt a issue. the brakes have all been gone thru and all are in excelent shape. the front has drilled and slotted rotors and everything is new in the rear. in the back it has cut springs to lower it, new shocks tokicko i believe, and camber/toe adjusters. up front it has 280zx tokicko struts with h&r coilovers and after market stronger tension rods. i also have a pair of adjustable lower control arms with new ball joints just need the steering knuckles from a newer 510 to work with the bigger better ball joints. it also has bump steer adjusters under the struts to almost eliminate all bump steer. its an older car but really drives nice and handles amazing! inside its fairley bare but has newer carpet, miata passenger seat (have the drivers seat i can include as well) and a fixed back sparco drivers seat with 5 point harness. welded in 4 point roll bar, rare white door panels and rear seat. the rear seat isnt that great but its a race car!! its also has autometer oil pressure and water temp guages and aftermarket tach, grant steering wheel. the list of quality stuff on this car goes on and on. like i said it is very mechnicaly sound! the body isnt perfect but very solid and looks very rat rod! all the floor boards are solid as well as trunk and spare tire well. can include 8 extra tires i have for it as well as a l16 from a 68 510 thats a builder.

i really dont want to sell this car. i bought the 5 year plates and had every intention to reissue them after the 5 years but situations changed and my fiancae hates it so in order to keep the peace i decided on a price i would be able to live with letting it go for and am going to be pretty solid on that. i will need something else enjoyable to drive tho so would be interested in a partial or full trade. i just want something fun as well! cummins, duramax, powerstroke,2500hd, anything hemi, jeep cherokee, wrangler, acura type s, 2.5rs, wrx, s4, some things i wouldnt be interested in are srt4 neon, GRAND cherokee unless its hemi, most gas fords.
i am looking for 4 door ad fun for me and her and possibly kiddos!
call or txt me anytime and leave a message 303-815-7449
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #45
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Wow! That is beautiful!!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:29 AM   #46
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I need an set of minilites to make the SAABata more period correct but I doubt I'll drop the coin. It's going to be a track rat so 6UL or 15x8 wideopens for cheap will leave moar money for tires.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #47
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Konig Rewinds are cheap. Come in 20mm offset for that vintage look. the 40mm offset isn't quite as... correct.



$109 each at Goodwin.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #48
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Konig Rewinds are cheap. Come in 20mm offset for that vintage look. the 40mm offset isn't quite as... correct.

$109 each at Goodwin.
Yes, but no 15x8.

I could go Rota RB in a 15 x 8 for $499. They are 4 x 100 with a 35mm offset so similar to 6UL fitment.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #49
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I think the RB's are the ticket.
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I think the RB's are the ticket.
Yes, but in silver. Debating bead blasting them right from the get-go to eliminate the fagut induced polished lip and going matte silver overall. THAT is old school............................................ .................. ^ u c wut i did thur....
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:17 AM   #51
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Yay
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:18 AM   #52
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This one is for sale here in GA! I have had my eye on it for a long time.....Sadly I will never be able to own it. The swap was completed by Garage Zero just north of Atlanta.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/2904600751.html
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #53
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RBs look all goofy in normal offsets. You have to go with really low offsets for them to look any sort of right. If you hunt around you'll turn up a set of Panasports, Watanabes, Longchamps, etc fr reasonable money. Hell I sold that set of Panasport FS15Es I had for sale a few weeks ago for within spitting distance on what you would pay for a set of new Rotas.
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