I recently bought this CB 626 for $1,000. It has a full service history from 3 month check over in 1981. It has 84,000 origional kilometres on the clock, the paint and body are both in superb condition. Two or three small scratches and dents. Interior is much the same, all seats are clean, no rips, carpet only needed a vacuum, now is immaculate. Origional spare in the boot, looks like the tyre's unused. Factory tool kit all there, good nick.
Engine is a little rough currently, needs new plugs pretty bad. Carb needs a bit of a tune, too, and needs a service, I've been a little slack.
All I've done so far is fit a new steering wheel, as the origional one was pretty gross. I love drifting, have a lot of friends in the sport and have been involved with photographing some of the rounds, so I really like the look of old Datsuns, 'Rollas and such with deep dish steering wheels, so that's what I went for. I'm not sure if maybe it's a little out of place, or over the top..?
I cut the springs, too. Cheapest way to get it lower. It doesn't seem many of you are too worried about how low your cars are, it seems to be farely low on the list of priorities, but it's almost top of mine! Along with wheels! I have some 13x6" Centrelines which I'm currently sanding all the pitting and a few of the shallow scratches out of, before i polish them up and get tyres put on. Was hoping to get some bolt on flairs, but I don't think anyone makes them for 626s? I don't see why they would.
Only other thing is a stereo, as I can't quite deal with the crap on the radio these days.
Looking to finish the wheels and put tyres on in the next few weeks, order some longer wheel bolts and get them on. Fender mirrors, I think will look great.
Bit of a test fit, although pretty terrible, as I don't have any bolts long enough to hold these on yet. And when I jacked up the LCA, it didn't look much better anyway, with no tyres on.
And the wheel.. Interested on what you guys think? Not sure if I like it or not.
This obviously isn't mine, but a great sorce of insspiration. I'm not sure if it's Southrn Fresh creator, Joseph Dale's CB or not, as I thought the article I read about his pictured different wheels.. And it didn't have the headlight tint. Either way, I love this 626, it looks fantastic. Not as a track car, as a daily/cruises.
No rotary for this, maybe do a rotary project in the future, but not at this stage.