Datsun 510 restoration

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Datsun 510 restoration

Postby eschulhof » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:50 pm

If I was seeking to have a very high quality restoration performed on a Datsun 510, who (in the Western US) would you recommend I contact? I would appreciate some information on who the Datsun experts are so I can make the best choice possible.

Thanks!


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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby AZhitman » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:39 pm

There's a few folks I would reach out to, to start your search.

I'd talk with Troy Ermish (http://www.ermish-racing.com/), and I'd call Kevin Desirello (https://www.facebook.com/kevin.desirello) and Aaron Lowry (https://www.facebook.com/TheBwana).

Between those three guys, you'll get all the expertise and good advice you could ever want.

Where are you located?

Good luck, and welcome aboard!

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby eschulhof » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:22 am

I am in Southern California (Ventura County). I have seen pictures of some of Troy's race cars. Do you believe he has the capabilities and expertise to do a street car where the interior, dash, electrical etc. must also be restored too?

Thanks!

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby AZhitman » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:25 am

Yep, he's good. But also, touch base with the other two guys. Aaron has been the restoration expert at Classic Datsun in Vista for several years, and Kevin is a Roadster resto guy, but is well-versed in the 510 and kind of an insider in the SoCal Datsun scene.

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby eschulhof » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:47 am

Thanks. Do you have any contact info for Aaron other than Facebook?

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby AZhitman » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:23 pm


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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby eschulhof » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:27 am

How about an email address for Kevin? Aaron gave me one for Kevin but it bounced back as a bad address.

Thanks!

-Eric

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby AZhitman » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:09 pm

[email protected] is a good address - I emailed him this week.

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby bonarue » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:50 pm

no pics? s;

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

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Re: Datsun 510 restoration

Postby MikeRL411 » Mon May 18, 2015 6:08 pm

Not next door to Ventura, but check out "Affordable Classics" on Hawthorne Blvd just South of 190th Street in Torrance CA! They have a good reputation and make a good living restoring classic vehicles, and I have seen some Japanese clasics in front of their shop. There are many other specialty shops in the same location. I had a new down pipe fabricated for my RL411 in that complex. It's not a common or readily substituted item.


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