Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

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Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby 521 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:41 am

1970 Rust Free 521 trailered out of Boise, ID. Will be working to get it back on the road this Fall.
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby wayno » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:09 am

Welcome to NWD :)

I have seen that hood ornament somewhere, nice looking truck. :thumbs:
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby 510freak » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:39 am

Nice find!
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:36 pm

Welcome! And nice truck. Hood ornament looks like '66 Chevelle/El Camino.
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby Ni10 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:06 pm

521 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:41 am wrote:1970 Rust Free 521 trailered out of Boise, ID. Will be working to get it back on the road this Fall.
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Welcome to NWD. Looks like a real nice fine. Never have seen a passengers outside mirror before, that's got to be sort of rare. Whats the plan for it?
Also will these NOS wheel's be for the 521 ?
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DRIVEN » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 am wrote:Datsuns don't break down. They just get unscheduled upgrades.
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby 521 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:13 pm

Thanks guys,
Yes the Rally wheels are earmarked for the 521. They came off a 1978 620. The guy bought the 620 new and drove it straight to the tire shop for some white spokes in 1978 :? and kept the OEM wheels around for 36 years.
I'm thinking I will lower the 521 by re-indexing the front torsion bar and using lowering blocks and/or removing a leaf in the rear.
I would appreciate advice from anyone that has lowered a 521. I'm concerned with driveline angle and pinion alignment.
Thanks again for the welcome and nice comments on the truck.

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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby jayden71 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:08 am

When u get it on the road bring it back to Boise for photo op with mine!
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby z chopper » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:20 pm

for the rear lowering I strongly suggest tracking down 720 4x4 leafs, I have heard some places look at lowering blocks as a big NO NO
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:18 am

I had pretty good luck lowering my brother's 520 by shuffling and flipping leafs. It's not as quick as blocks but only cost about $10 for new spring bolts. Sorry, no pics. It was close to 10 years ago and we didn't document very well.
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby 521 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:04 am

Some brake and clutch work and she's back on the road :thumbs:

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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby Ni10 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:05 pm

Thanks for sharing the 521 pic's, obviously you know we are pic whores, yes, we are. :D

the Datsun looks to be in very nice condition. :thumbs:


got your pm, whats up with your ignition switch. Notice you got one in the hole. LMK
DRIVEN » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 am wrote:Datsuns don't break down. They just get unscheduled upgrades.
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:07 pm

Looks pretty nice! Hard to tell what color that originally was. Kinda looks white, kinda looks pale yellow, kinda looks cactus green.

Let me know if you want to sell those hubcaps once you swap to the 620s.
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby K_trip » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:35 am

That's a nice looking truck, and I'm glad to see you were able to get it back on the road.

Now you need to update your profile, it says you don't have a Datsun ... but we know better! ;)
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Re: Putting a Barn Find Back on the Road.

Postby Charlie69 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:27 pm

Nice truck and save. I had a 70 521 that color with a Z20 5speed.

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