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  1. Eagle_Adam

    Eagle_Adam Forum smart but 2stroke stupid....

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    There’s not enough time left in my day to go over what all I’ve had so for now I’ll just post up the current ones

    Daily - 79 620 king cab
    L20b motor with work done and a Weber 32/36
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    Eagle_Adam Forum smart but 2stroke stupid....

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    78 620 King Cab project(future daily and weekend track/auto X fun)
    - Ka24De motor & 5 speed from a 91 240sx
    - 4 wheel disc breaks
    - 1 piece drive line
    - full custom/aftermarket interior
    - aftermarket gauges with LED conversion
    - full sound system minus a sub
    - fully functional factory Nissan push button start and alarm

    There’s lots more I’m forgetting I’m sure but here’s the highlights


    The day I got her as a rolling shell



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    Eagle_Adam Forum smart but 2stroke stupid....

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    Stage one of the build:

    Stock L20b motor with twin sidedraft SU carbs
    5 speed trans
    And the very beginning of what became known as my “annoying ass green” obsession ;)

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    Eagle_Adam Forum smart but 2stroke stupid....

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    And finally the current build in process “Green 2.0”

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    Eagle_Adam Forum smart but 2stroke stupid....

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    Last but deffanitly not least!!

    The coup de grace build, my 76 610 coupe

    Currently a bare shell that has been dropped off with my body/paint guy, when I get her back she will be a multi year build to finish her. With the end results being a show car but no trailer queen


    Here she is the day I dropped her off to start the body work

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    Eagle_Adam Forum smart but 2stroke stupid....

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    And this is a photoshop I had a friend put together that’s shows about what I’m aiming for as an end result.

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    Datsun. Now that is a name I have not heard in a long time. Up here in the salt belt, most of them have long since rusted back into the earth. You actually don’t see many vintage Nissan PU or pathfinders here. Heck one of my Toyotas is from 2005 and is considered an antique.
     
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    Thanks for posting that, sure brings back memories. I had a '73 same color, 1600 with automatic. I found an L20 with 4spd and changed it over nobody would believe the loads of wood I hauled with that thing, bed with topper ricked full and trailer loaded behind. Couldn't kill it. Also had the Weber.
     
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    One of the best cars I owned was a Datsun 310. I loved that you could change the clutch without pulling the transmission. It was my wife's first manual tranny and she put 100K on the orig. clutch.
     
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    Yeah, I liked Datsun, I had several.
    1969 510 wagon
    1974 610 wagon
    1973 620 P/U
    1980 810 2dr ht 5spd
    1984 Nissan Maxima
    1986 Nissan hard body P/U
     
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    2nd car i drove, 67 1300.
     
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    Very cool projects Adam - my first truck was a '76 Datsun king cab with the L20B and the five speed manual, which I believe '76 was the first year for the five speed.

    I bought that truck in the summer of '88. In 1991 I bought an '85.5 720D with the Z-24 motor and put 300k miles on that truck. The Z24 was one of Nissan's best.
     
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    Sadly most of them rusted out here from road salt. My 1994 126.000 miles. 3.0 5spd. nissan.jpg
     
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    I've had a 720 pickup. 4x4 diesel, SD 25 IIRC,.
    Loved it!
     
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    Yeah, I liked Datsun, I had several.
    1969 510 wagon
    1974 610 wagon
    1973 620 P/U
    1980 810 2dr ht 5spd
    1984 Nissan Maxima
    1987 Nissan hard body 4X4 P/U


    I sure wanted one of those when I got mine, but the no power steering killed that, if it had the SD28, I might just have overlooked the no PS. I corrected my list, the hard body was '87.
     
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    Here's a few pics of my 720. It was a 1985 so it was a Nissan but it really was a Datsun.
    The 2wd 720 is my dad's. I took the doors and gearbox from it...
    I painted it black and used it as a work truck for a year or two. Getting gas for my saws in the middle picture :)
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    Damn, I can give you a small list of parts that would make it so damn near any L motor set up could have power steering using factory components…
     
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    310, as in the FWD 310????
     
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    Now these two you don’t see much of, I grew up with my dad driving a 4dr 810 auto. A 2dr 810 coupe is one of the few I have yet to own that is still on my must have list
     
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    Here is a quick sample of some of the Datsuns I’ve had in my stable thus far

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    86 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4
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    71 4dr 510
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    Another 620 KC
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    620 Longbed
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    A B210 hatch I put together for my lil bro
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    75 620, by far the cleanest one I’ve done yet IMO
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    So clean I had to do a photo shoot....
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