Datsun 521 Gasser Build Thread

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Rev_D21
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Datsun 521 Gasser Build Thread

Postby Rev_D21 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:11 am

For your viewing pleasure here's a build thread on Barney Brown's 1970 Datsun 521 Gasser truck. Barney is Barry Brown's brother. The plan is to blow the doors off Barry's 620 Gasser (1979-datsun-620-gasser-by-riter-restora ... 84741.html) at NYIRP (New York International Race Park)...or so he hopes.

Specs:

-Chevy 350 pushing 400HP built by Ohio George himself!!!
-Quick Change Rear End
-Cab has been stretched 6 inches in length.

I'll let the pics do the talking.

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Test Fitting
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Gasser Ingredients
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Stand Back and Soak it In
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Test fitting the Cab
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Transmission
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Looking Tough
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Work Continues
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Floor Pan Modifications
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Custom Mounts
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Steering
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Engine and Transmission
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Everything Fits
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Better View of Custom Engine Mounts
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Tight Fit but it Works
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New Cab
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Extending the Cab and Frame/Building the Cab Floor
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Modeling a set of Overalls
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Cab Work
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Cab Extended 6"
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And that is it for the pics I have right now. As Barney sends me updates I'll get them posted up here for you guys to enjoy.


Thanks for looking!!


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Re: Datsun 521 Gasser Build Thread

Postby farmtruck » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:58 am

I like the project.
Would it have been easier to start with a King Cab platform to get the required driver and engine setback?
I was looking at doing this but decided to keep it 4 cyl to keep the weight down on the front without changing the wheel base.
Other way I looked at it to get the setback for the weight transfer was to extend the wheel base ahead of the firewall and use glass fenders and hood which are still available in stock length and could be extended.

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Re: Datsun 521 Gasser Build Thread

Postby Rev_D21 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:23 am

The Brown Bros. like to cut and weld things. That's the only reason I could give yeh for all the work that is done.

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Re: Datsun 521 Gasser Build Thread

Postby Hemiboy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:49 pm

Sweet. Really like the stretch. The SBC isn't too bad either.

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Re: Datsun 521 Gasser Build Thread

Postby waynosworld » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:08 pm

I did mine differently, I added a section to the back and then cut the middle out, I hope this project got finished.
My kingcab extension
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The finished truck
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