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My Datsun 510 is a work in progress. I was into Datsun's the day after I was born and this was the car literally rode in. So my interest in cars recently came about when I saw our family's old 510 rusting in a field for the past 25 years, until 2009 when I decided to take it on as my restoration project. Thought I'd start this blog about just different stuff that interests me (not just cars but hobbies too). This car is not for sale nor will it ever be for sale. *If your car is featured here against your wishes or you see incorrect information, please contact me at classicdatsuns@gmail.com , and I will make any necessary changes. Have fun viewing. I am not affiliated with any sponsors, company, or body shop. I'm just a dude that likes Datsuns.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

So Much Potential Just Sitting In A Field

Saw this Datsun / Nissan 200sx just sitting in a small field.  I see it all the time but never brought my camera until now.  I didn't get too close as I had appointments to make so I was in a little hurry.  But here's the pics.
The top end model of this style of 200SX is the 1.8 L Turbo reaching 120hp @ 5200 RPM.  All other models came standard 2.0 L 4cyl reaching 102hp @ 5200 RPM.  This is certainly an 85 - 88 model being that it's badged as Nissan not Datsun.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Too Close

I saw this in the parking lot of the super market. Who parks like this and walks away???  No Really.

Monday, March 28, 2011

西部警察 (Seibu Keisatsu) Skyline C211 Turbo

HOW DOPE IS THAT!?!?  I found this video of an Japanese classic police show.  The video showcases a bomb being discovered at the police station so they have to act quickly.  Hot shot rookie cop takes the bomb and hops in his Skyline C211 2000GT Turbo then check his innovative GPS ver. 1.0(haha j/k that just what it looks like) for the best place to ditch the bomb!!!

Best assembly of classic Japanese cars, I've seen on film so far.

Drift Ready Widebody Nissan Y33 with RB26 (with full audio sound system)

The video is a showcase of a beautiful wide body Nissan Y33 Cima (The Infiniti Q45 for those familiar with these cars in the West).  The car has been completely done over and I'm not sure the specs or even if this is a base model or the grand touring Y33 but it's an early 00's model.  The title says the owner dropped a RB26 swap and the video displays a roll caged interior with various parts stitched in black or dark grey suede complete with widebody and anime vinyl graphics.  The interior is done up more for audio showcase than anything.  I wished the cameraman could have filmed the engine.  I would have loved to see the engine swap.


My personal thoughts:
I would love to see this car get some playing time rather than sitting on the bench screaming "put me in coach!!!"

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bob Bondurant Driving Video 1978

I was browsing youtube and saw this video made in 1978.  The video was uploaded by youtube user "BondurantSchool".
"Film made in 1978 by the Bandag Tire Company for The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The School was using Datsun 240Zs, 260Zs, 280Zs and 810s at the time and was located at Sears Point International Raceway, today know as Infineon. In this film Bob Bondurant personally instructs three students in the Grand Prix Road Racing class. They will learn heel-toe down-shifting, trail braking, corner entry and smoother car control."


-the above quoted from youtube user "BondurantSchool"


Dubbed "The Fastest 60 Acres In America" the school, now located in Phoenix, Arizona, offers a wide array of driving and racing techniques for cars and kart with a long standing history in the automotive industry.
For more info check out:
http://www.bondurant.com/index.php
or call 1-800-842-7223(RACE)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AutoFashion USA 2010 Shop Show

This happened last November sometime.  I was able to make a little bit of it after I finished work and I'm so glad that I did.  I missed most of the show but still had the chance to see the cars on display.  I kept kicking myself in the butt knowing that I forgot my camera before left home that morning but my buddy Fidel told me I could upload some pics to show.

AutoFashion USA is one of the leaders of VIP styling in the US.  They offer exhausts, rims, suspension, and installation.  For things they can't do, they refer you to guys that can.  I walked in there for the first time and saw rims of old school and new school,  hanging on the wall above.  Just a bunch of all around cool knowledgeable staff willing to help you out with whatever project you may have.

















If you read Modified Magazine, this GC10 Skyline belonging to a good friend of mine, just had a spotlight.  Swapped with a RB20DET and fitted with bronze color Watanabe rims.












There was this Mercedes sitting on the curb looking really nice with a lip kit and rims.  Don't know what kind though.

The rear lip of this Scion is sooo sweeeet.  I love the setup and the interior below is flawless diamond stitched.  








This Lexus belonged to another friend of mine.  Sadly this car won't be displayed in Southern Cali.  It's going on a long journey.  I can't wait till the owner unveils his new project.  I don't want to spoil it too much but it's a 'Kyusha'.  ssshhhhhhhh





Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pray For Japan

It's been 4 days since the massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.  It's sad to think that there are literally thousands of people there now who either lost their lives, homes, possessions, and jobs.  With the uncertain future of the nuclear reactor and several aftershocks, it's seems that Japan cannot catch a break.  I hope you keep them in prayer and find worthy and reputable organizations that channel donations to the right places.

Please take some time to pray for healing and donate.

Here's a link to another blog of someone who is active in the Christian ministry: Mr. John Piper
http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/a-prayer-for-japan

Here's a site for those in the Christian faith reaching out and doing things in Japan.
http://www.crashjapan.com/

Monday, March 14, 2011

Trip To Oregon part 3 of 3

Here are more pictures with my trip to Oregon.  There she awaits me.  This project is going to get off the ground sooner or later.  The car is rolled in a pretty good position.  I sat in the drivers seat and steered while my dad towed it.  As I was steering, the original steering wheel literally crumbled and fell apart in my hand.  It was pretty sad.  The top part of the steering wheel basically fell off and all that is left is the metal bar that steering wheels are made of.  It looks naked on top.   We opened the trunk to clean it out and we found the belt sander (we were looking for that for the longest time) and removed a bunch of cleaner solutions and old news papers along with a lot of rat poop.  The black color at the bottom of the spare tire well in the trunk is the remnant of rat poop and I'm just thankful that it's not rust.  The trunk is actually pretty solid and the only sign of rust is on the rear left side where water dripped in.  This caused a rust hole a little bit smaller than a dollar in the floor and another separate one just below the tail light about the size of 3 US quarters.  Still making plans to get it down here one way or another though.
Stopped to eat at the Char Burger in the Gorge.  I never had a bacon egg hamburger till that day.  Pretty tasty and the restaurant has a lot of old pictures with history from around the area.  I give this place two greasy thumbs up.
Here I am just before leaving to Portland.  When I arrived I was pretty excited to see the 'Rose Garden' (home of the Portland Trailblazers).  I never spent a whole lot of time in Portland before but I really wish I could have spent more time there.  Below are pics of rainy Portland.
I spotted a faded mustard yellow Datsun pickup downtown.  Well maintained classic Japanese truck in the heart of downtown. 
Below are pictures that conclude my trip to Portland, Oregon.  This store is called 'Compound' and it was a 1 story store of mostly clothes, hats, and shoes with a loft full of art and artists works.  The guy at the counter let me take pics of the shop as long as I didn't photograph the artwork.  I fell in love with the shoes they had available.  
Well hope you all had fun viewing.  This will conclude my trip to Oregon.