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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:12 pm

I cannot imagine studded tires in a Datsun... They already have so much road noise. Prepare.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Haha good point, but after all the work and mods I've done I don't have allot of road noise. Biggest thing I hear is intake and exhaust

I think all the por15 on the floors really helps quiet it down
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm

Oh also, remember, studded tires decrease traction in the dry or wet. Only increase on ice.... Look for studless traction tires.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Good point, my main concern is the road I live on is really curvy and 45mph. Just not a great combo when it's 19 degrees on my drive to work lol
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:32 pm

But is it 19 and wet or 19 and dry.

I personally will NEVER buy studded tires, for multiple reasons. The most important being, they almost never give better traction than a studless traction tire. Also, dont think because you have studded tires you automatically get better grip. Just drive defensively/slow.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:47 pm

I had studs for my celica, I could tell the difference in grip. They were heavy tho so I rarely used them. And defensively slow works in a car but this truck would rather be backwards lol my old Toyota started spinning circles down the road at barely 5mph. With most cars I wouldn't care as much but I wanna keep this truck out of the ditch
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:05 pm

Well today I did allot of little things on the truck... My sterio went into security mode because a speaker wire got unplugged so I tore it apart and found the problem. Then I just kept going lol I permanently installed my vynle floors, then I fixed my clutch pin age that came apart, then I adjusted the latches on the doors so they would shut tighter. And then I really got carried away and fabricated a bracket and mounted the pull for my 240z choke cables, then shortened the cables to perfectly fit my su's. I did all this in the dark in 23 degree weather lol soo worth it

A snow pic for fun
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Mostly finished interior
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Choke pull mounted
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Eagle_Adam » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:43 pm

Jelly of the green.......




And I feel your freezing pains
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That's with the heater on
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:39 pm

Thanks dude, the green makes me feel like a bad ass going down the road lol

Is that the heat in your garage? Lol dang that's cold. I've been workin outside but if I put I heater in the garage I can get it steaming hot
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby uberkevin » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:47 pm

Your finder mirrors look great!



620s pull them off way better then 521s....


I've thought about getting some but.. nahh.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Eagle_Adam » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:18 am

Converted_to_datsun wrote:Thanks dude, the green makes me feel like a bad ass going down the road lol

Is that the heat in your garage? Lol dang that's cold. I've been workin outside but if I put I heater in the garage I can get it steaming hot


Yup, that was as warm as I could get the garage with the door down... But I ended up picking up another space heater today so I was 40 today :) woot
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:45 am

Thanks dude, I actually wasn't sure what I thought of the mirrors till I painted the fenders. I'm glad I decided to use them tho, goes soo perfectly with my build lol

I feel your pain lol I almost got frost bite scraping my windows at 530am the other day haha

I picked up some stud less snow tires last night so I'm gonna mount them on some stock rusty steelies and rock them haha
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:53 pm

Then what happened?
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:05 pm

Lol what happened then is got a new gf so the truck has just been driving. About to start more metal work on the bed tho
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:37 pm

I have seen the truck twice this month...
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:30 pm

So I'm back kinda, yet another new gf. This one drives the Datsun and works on trucks, basically my dream girl. So the truck has been getting more attention. I blew my old motor... Ate a rod bearing. So I called around and made some magic happen. Me and Jacob ended up swapping Jacobs L19 in last weekend! It rips pretty good, I'll figure out how to post pics soon.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:15 pm

Figured I'd add a link to my old Datsun thread so I can find it easy. I don't have this truck anymore tho
http://community.ratsun.net/topic/43725 ... -dd/page-7
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby flatcat19 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:45 pm

I have your carburators. LOL.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:51 pm

Haha hope you put them to good use, I loved those carbs. I'm going to round up something for the a14 soon hopefully
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:23 pm

That A14 wants a rack of Mikunis.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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