My free 521

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My free 521

Postby ArchetypeDatsun » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:09 am

So looks like I'll be on the 521 section a lot now that I'm going to aquire a free 521 from my aunt.

Little background; This truck belonged to my cousin andy whic he unfortunately passed on the 14th of this month due to some bacteria in his blood stream he was just shy of 40yrs old. My aunt which is in her 70's is now alone my uncle died many years ago when I was a kid and she is left with a huge responsibility to try selling her house with everything in it as well as 5 cars my cousin had with the 521. I visited her to or should I say yesterday afternoon with my mom and the cars came up in a conversation after she was talking about how she was even gonna sell the cars. I suggested I can help and save the datsun if I could help with other cars I'd try but that would be her decision, she looked over and said well you can have the truck it's yours you can take it when ever your ready and since it needs work Its free for you. Of course the inner child in me blew with excitement as I always wanted a 521 and wanted to buy this one from my cousin years ago when he held a car I wrecked in his property many years ago. At the time I asked to buy it he wanted $1500 as it sat I was blown away and said yeah no way man it doesn't even run. At the time these weren't seen a lot on the roads like today so value wasn't there now well you can get these for a decent price running and driving. Anyway I have 2 other datsuns my 79 810 & my 84 maxima in the driveway plus my parents cars and gf car makes a total of 7 cars and with the 521 that's 8 vehicles total lol oh my uncle is not gonna be too happy with us lol.

Anyway the 521 is gonna need some good cleaning on the outside, inside just a few cobwebs and dust that's about it, mechanical wise it's gonna need the gas tank put back in, maybe have it taken apart, cleaned, resealed, and spray painted black. I haven't seen the engine in years so don't remember the condition of the engine but I know it's a stock L16, 4 speed the only thing is I don't remember the year of the truck. It's been awhile since I've had a carbureted vehicle so I will need your guys help and probsbly be picking your brains as well as doing some research on here reading up as usual. I'm very excited to get this truck home once I can trailer it home somehow and slow start working on it.

Well can't end this without pics so here's the lovely 521!


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Re: My free 521

Postby draker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:26 am

Other than being dirty.... it looks straight and will probably shine right up!! wow.

Nice score.. free or not!
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Re: My free 521

Postby Ni10 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:14 am

first, my condolence to your family. Your aunt is going to be needing some help so a visit once in a awhile would show you care.

the 521 looks to be in good condition. Nothing a good soapy bath and TLC can't fix. Whats your plans with it ?
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Re: My free 521

Postby jayden71 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:32 am

Nice score man!!!
Very straight from the pics.
I'm gonna say its a 72 because of the grill, if its the original.




Sorry to hear about your family, that really sucks.
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Re: My free 521

Postby Taterhead » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:37 am

I wholeheartedly agree and echo the 3 posts above mine. Hate to hear about the cuz, and that is a nice truck.
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Re: My free 521

Postby wayno » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:38 am

Congratulations :)

I don't see shoulder belts in the photos, so I would call 71, maybe late 70, I would have to see the door lock mechanism to know for sure.
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Re: My free 521

Postby Ni10 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:00 am

don't think it's a 70 cause not the same grill as mine has but maybe a 71.


Whats does the winner get if he guess's the right year ? ;)
DRIVEN » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 am wrote:Datsuns don't break down. They just get unscheduled upgrades.
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Re: My free 521

Postby Taterhead » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:39 am

You win that awesome front spoiler in the bed of the truck.
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Re: My free 521

Postby K_trip » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:48 am

Not the best circumstances to come by a truck, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. :(

That said, it looks like a nice one. I'll be looking forward to seeing it cleaned up!
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Re: My free 521

Postby 510freak » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:55 pm

Sorry for the loss of a family member,Like Kim said be there to help your aunt

And sure looks like it will clean up nice,congrats on the truck
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Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: My free 521

Postby izzo » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:44 pm

Sorry for your loss.

Congrats on the truck. I like it, and also I hate you :rofl:

No really, congrats. That thing will shine with a bath!
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Re: My free 521

Postby ArchetypeDatsun » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:35 am

Thanks guys, it is unfortunate I got the truck the way I did but I see as a good thing to get it running and driving maybe something my cousin wanted. My plans for it is to get it home first clean it up and start with the gas tank and getting it to start, run after that reindex the front and put some lowering blocks and find some decent wheels, lastly get it back on the road!
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Re: My free 521

Postby jayden71 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:05 am

ArchetypeDatsun » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:35 am wrote:Thanks guys, it is unfortunate I got the truck the way I did but I see as a good thing to get it running and driving maybe something my cousin wanted. My plans for it is to get it home first clean it up and start with the gas tank and getting it to start, run after that reindex the front and put some lowering blocks and find some decent wheels, lastly get it back on the road!

You gonna let us know what year it is??

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Re: My free 521

Postby ArchetypeDatsun » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:10 am

That's what I don't know when I looked at the plate on the door it had been painted over so I hope my aunt has the title.
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Re: My free 521

Postby z chopper » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:25 am

condolences to your family.

Build the 521 how you think your cousin would have liked it.
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Re: My free 521

Postby ArchetypeDatsun » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:42 pm

Appreciate it.


That's my problem I don't know what his plans were im sure he would be happy to have seen it on the road!
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Re: My free 521

Postby z chopper » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:38 pm

a good bath would be a start
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Re: My free 521

Postby izzo » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:16 pm

^^ ahaha. this guy

True tho. Wash that bitch good with a pressure washer. Outside, bed, engine bay, and even the inside/floors. one of those tiny little heaters inside it overnight. it'll be dry by the morning. Close the doors and just crack the window to let moisture out.
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Re: My free 521

Postby ArchetypeDatsun » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:13 pm

Lol that's the plan, I'm broke at the moment so everything is gonna be slower than I thought right now its still sitting at my aunts no money to rent a dolly and truck to move it out and unfortunately I have no friends that have both.
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Re: My free 521

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:07 pm

Well????
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