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Postby OldmanPurdy » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:55 am

Yikes you NSR guys really know how to clean a car........I never would have guessed the paint could look that good


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Postby Jesda » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:04 am

I'm really impressed with the body and paint. My parents had a white one like that in the early 80s and it was rusting like mad at an early age.

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Postby MinisterofDOOM » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:46 am

Truck looks AWESOME, Jerry.You were damn lucky to find such a nice specimen for $500. Glad to see you're giving it some much deserved attention.
bobotech wrote:WTH? They what?
Basically, they make tall sidewalls look less tall.

However, I tend to agree with you: whitewalls rarely look good on cars made after 1959. There are rare exceptions....but I don't think that truck is one of them...especially not with gray wheels.That's the same reason I hate the new fad of rubber band tires wrapped around shiny-rimmed 20" wheels: it looks JUST LIKE whitewalls from a distance or while in motion.
scotttak wrote:should swap in a titan motor. then you can haul really big things in a little truck.
Hahahahaha. '60s Datsun frame = no towing capacity, even if it had a B52 twin jet nacelle welded into the bed.I'd cram a 6-cyl L-series in there if I had to swap (assuming the long L will fit). LD28 in that thing would be sweet.

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Postby bobotech » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:58 am

nsrZ32 wrote:
Not exactly a tactful way to say you disagree lol

Anyway, its needs new tires soon as there is some dry rotting and cracking present. I'm not sure what kind of tires I'll go with as this is a budget project. Most likely it will be four used tires with decent tread that I can snag from the tire pile at work
I have never been one to be called tactful on a forum. My tact is doled out with a shotgun and a shovel.

I have never heard of anyone wanting to keep whitewalls, just blew me away.

Budget tires, I wonder how raised white letter tires would look on this truck? Its from that era when white letter tires were popular.

I still can't believe how good it looks and it really doesn't look like you have sunk any money into it yet.

You should find a bumper sticker that says "We are Driven!"

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Postby dickie » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:08 am

awww jerry, you painted over those clean white wagon wheels!

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Postby Jookmasta » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:35 am

im sure u got giddy after doing that first half of the hood lol. looks great man. keep up the good work. vomit exorcist green ftw! lol.

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Postby Desert Rat » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:00 am

Frame off, baby!

Shoudl be pretty easy to lift the cab and bed, do a clean and repaint of the chassis and get rid of the rest of that rust.

Neat little truck. Don't see many of those anymore. Heck, I get excited when I see a 620 anymore, let alone a 521.

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Postby Oatmealman » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:46 pm

JimmyMethod wrote:Plans to replace the diamond plate?

I'm glad Jerry has this truck and no one else in NICO.

I trust him to do this thing right.
not even me?

drop it 3 inches,on some old school rims,fender mirrors,and a 5.3l vortec v-8,with a nice roots supercharger?

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Postby amolao » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:28 am

Very nice truck, thanks for saving that fine specimen...

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Postby Veriest1 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:13 pm

Very nice!

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:00 pm

So I finally got around to tackling the interior.

Here's a couple before pictures. You can see the carpet looks horrible, its stained, has rust residue on it, etc etc. The door panels are a mess, the drivers side one is broken, taped, and peeling. The passenger panel has some black vinyl that is held on by two sided tape. Wiring is hanging down from under the dash. All in all it needs some love.





So we stripped out the interior, I removed and shampooed the carpet, redid the wiring, we cleaned all the metal surfaces, did the windows inside and out. detailed the dash, lubed up the sliders on the seat, and......Steph and I made new door panels We went to Home Depot, bought some 1/4" birchwood sheets and cut them to the exact specs of the factory particle board panels. Then we covered them in a nice black material to match the dash and seat. They turned out amazing, pics don't nearly do them justice.And yeah....I've got pics of everything put back together





Can't wait to keep working on it


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Postby Kckouki » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:03 pm

Holy shiz, good job.

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Postby HashiriyaS14 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:06 pm

I think I need a new glasses perscription....

I'm sure the 13x11 3pc Panasport C8's + flares are there....because they just have to be.....I must just not be able to see them......

Same with the "rising sun" image sprayed into the inside of the truck bed. Because, you know, that's just what you DO with these....

EDIT: Great work on the interior though, in all seriousness. Night and day difference.

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Postby bobotech » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:47 pm

Jerry, to be totally blunt, and not that it matters at all coming from me since I'm a nobody, but I never really respected you much until you got this little truck and have been making miracles out of pennies.

Awesome freaking work on the super cheap.

The interior looks great. I'm extremely impressed. I bet you could turn around and sell this thing to a fellow classic Datsun fan for 2500-3500 bux.

Very very nice!

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Postby NSR240sxe » Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:34 am

I still cant get over how much progress you've made on the truck in the short amount of time you've had it. I cant wait til you get plates for it this week and we can start driving it around nice work!

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Postby Mr1der » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:48 am

come on Jerry...you can do something a little more intricate with the door panels!

looks a lot better though...I like old interiors...so much simpler.

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Postby Jiggyfry » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:43 am

WOW! Awsome progress. Datsun Makeover on TLC!

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Postby jEzTeR » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:51 am

Great work man! Keep it up and loveing the progress pics!

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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:36 am

Looking good man. Keep up the good work.

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Postby nsrZ32 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:57 pm

Well I put in a little more work on the pickup today Gotta love weekends.So I tackled some more of the interior. I had noticed that the kick plates were stained and pretty poor looking to start with and that the package tray below the glove box had some cracking and was discolored badly. After making the new door panels and cleaning up the rest of the interior, they really stood out so since I'm a perfectionist....they had to be restored a little

Here's before....you can see the whitish/faded/stained green kick panel and a little of the package tray decay

And in this one you can see more of the decay in the package tray and now the discoloration on the drivers side kick panel. Stands out pretty bad next to the new door panel huh?

So I pulled them off, did some sanding and surface prep work, made sure I had the proper paint and got to work





Had a spectator in the backyard while I was working so I put a pile of peanuts right by me and he came over and had a snack

And.....the interior back together. 100 times better yet again!



Might just have to pull the dash and refinish that as well

Also, in Ohio you can register plates to a vehicle from the year it was manufactured. We have lots of plates hanging in my garage so I dug through them and found the plates that my Dad had on his car in 1971. A little rough around the edges, but fixable

After a little work....

Not bad for a morning project before I headed out for the day huh?


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Postby NSR_s30 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:19 pm

Can't believe the little amount of work into it and it's already amazing. Great job Bro. Can't wait to see it out on the road making peoples heads turn.

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Postby Logan76 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:26 pm

that neat about the registering of plates made the same year of your vehicle. interior looks great.

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Postby DJButton » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:03 pm

Jerry, I have to give out an NSR FTW, good save with the truck, I want to come hang in Ohio with you guys at some point!

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Postby elwesso » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:21 pm

brilliant. Jerry, i think this truck needs to have the $200 paint job. There was a thread about it, but basically you buy rustoleum in whatever color you want and apply it with a roller. Some amazing results Ive seen. Some guy painted an old Mopar (cant remember what it was) but it turned out brilliantly... Not a show car shine but it looked great on that car, and it didnt even have any clear coat on it.

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Postby Jookmasta » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:35 pm

the paint looks good as is IMO. amazing work with the interior. didn't think it would come out so well. you should re-do the dash if u have time. also see if you can clean up the engine bay a bit. great work tho, keep it up!

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Postby Mr1der » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:04 am

pull the dash pad sir.

nothing better then a freshly reupholstered pad.

it beats the hell out of the carpet on it right now.

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Postby demonyoka420 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:57 am

That is one hell of a truck, as soon as i seen it i went to a couple different websites looking for one... nothing anywhere. For a "budgeted" project you really have some good ideas to make that truck stand out more than it already does.

Ill be in marietta ohio for the summer, let me know if you need any help with that thing id be glad to give you a hand on it.

And one last question if ya done mind me askin... how many miles on it?


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Postby nsrZ32 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:20 am

demonyoka420 wrote:That is one hell of a truck, as soon as i seen it i went to a couple different websites looking for one... nothing anywhere. For a "budgeted" project you really have some good ideas to make that truck stand out more than it already does. Ill be in marietta ohio for the summer, let me know if you need any help with that thing id be glad to give you a hand on it.And one last question if ya done mind me askin... how many miles on it?
Thanks for the offer! Might have to take you up on it. 93,000 miles on the truck by the way.

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Postby Mr1der » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:53 am

Jerry...you gotta see a new member.

zerothread/259969

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Postby srpowered240sx » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:09 am

i fuggin dig it more and more.


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