A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

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A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:45 am

I picked up this truck from a ranch, where is was abused regularly for decades. I drove it 40 miles home, with almost none of the electrical working and sketchy drum brakes. Lot's of folks have suggested I paint it, or at least primer it, but I like the look...
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:48 am

The electrical was easy enough, the brake upgrade was a little more serious.

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280ZX master, 300ZX front disc, and Trooper rear disc brakes - much better!
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:50 am

Wheel clearance was the next issue to resolve.

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16x8 ralley's with 225/50R16 Goodyears did the trick - now I need to lower it!
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:54 am

But I got side-tracked ... new motor was needed.

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I went with a Holley (backwards Weber) and Offy intake, and a L16 exhaust mani .... just to be different.
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:56 am

Meanwhile, I got an old Super Tuner for the cab and 521 bumpers on the rear.

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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby Laecaon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:57 pm

Mmm, tasty upgrades
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby Eagle_Adam » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:50 pm

all the good stuff has been done!!!!



sooooooo....... whats next :D
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby 510freak » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:34 pm

Sweet upgrades !
Solid looking truck :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:48 am

Eagle_Adam wrote:sooooooo....... whats next :D


Right - the stuff I posted is a recap of the major things I've done, I won't bore you with all the little things ;)

My first attempt at cleaning up my dash pad was "so so" ... I filled the cracks with Shoe Goo then went over the pad with black shoe polish. It still looked ratty, but it was much easier to clean. Anything was an improvement over what I had, and at the time re-covering my bench seat was a priority. As time and the California sun took it's toll on the dash pad - it was clear my repairs were going to need a "freshen up" on a regular schedule - shoe polish wears thin and cracks continued to get wider.

Here's what I'm starting with.
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Wish me luck! :D
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby Eagle_Adam » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:13 am

deff wanna see how that turns out!
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby izzo » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:04 pm

that thing is bitching.

I had an 8 track player just like that once.
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby 510freak » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:05 pm

izzo wrote:that thing is bitching.

I had an 8 track player just like that once.



I have one of the 8track Supoer tuners :)
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:25 am

^ I think an 8-track Super Tuner is rare, hand on to that one!

I may be slow on my progress, but I just keep plugging away. The other night I had a little time, so I took the plunge - I made a "how to" on this, and moved thing there.
Check it out: http://nwdatsuns.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=836
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby 510freak » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:01 pm

Cant wait to see how it turns out :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby Spoona_Jay21 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:46 am

Love the progress so far! great work man!
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby Taterhead » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:32 am

So what's been done lately to it?
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:43 am

I was all set to replace the dash pad when I found a poor little Bluebird, and it was talking to me ... it said "save me". So my truck will have to wait to get the fresh dash pad. That Bluebird project has been fun, but work got in the way all summer and work is still getting in the way of my Datsun time. We got a pretty good storm blowing through our area yesterday, lots of wind and rain - well, a lot for California.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/11/north-california-storm-wind-weather/20235905/



My truck sits outside, while the Bluebird gets the garage space, and it weathered the storm just fine ...

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... because Datsun
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby 510freak » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:26 pm

Glad to hear the 620 fared good in the storm
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby Taterhead » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:29 am

I'm glad you still have it. It being outside just adds to the patina. Like me & my cars, I'm sure you'll get around to it. Although it will probably be before me.
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Re: A Rust, White and Blue Li'l Hustler

Postby K_trip » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:55 am

^ Yep ... it's a truck - so it only get garage time when I'm working on it, because I don't like working on the ground.

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It got some new stickers not too long ago :thumbs:

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