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    1980 a10/ 510 wagon question

    so i picked up a 1980 510 wagon about a month ago and been having lots of trouble finding info on it. or any parts for it. so any info would be very helpful. but my main question was should i go ahead and give it the shakotoan treatment or leave it stock. ps its in really great condition no rust or problems at all just 235xxx miles on the od.
    thans to anyone help

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    Haha. I searched for "Stanza wagon" and got a bunch of Prairie vans :lol:

    Anyway, I'd never cut apart a decent car but I suppose the violet/stanza/510 would be one of those cars that lends itself to the look...

    I wouldn't fault jdm grille/headlights etc. But I'd likely stop there...

    In any case, there don't seem to be any shakotan pics of such a car on the internet.

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    Re: 1980 a10/ 510 wagon question

    Quote Originally Posted by a10 wagon
    so i picked up a 1980 510 wagon about a month ago and been having lots of trouble finding info on it. or any parts for it
    Welcome to the world of the unloved and under appreciated car. 8)

    And as Dachsund alluded to, you probably need to be searching "Violet" or "Stanza", the names it was sold under elsewhere. :tu:

    so any info would be very helpful. but my main question was should i go ahead and give it the shakotoan treatment or leave it stock.
    Shakotan. All the way. :twisted:

    its in really great condition no rust or problems at all
    Good. Then all you need to do is add all the fun stuff. :mrgreen:

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    ok shakotan all the way .i have tried every name its just the same info as wikepedia.lol

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    Good then. You'll be the first. 8)

    If you need any info on brake/performance upgrades, ask away. I've owned 4. And modified 3. So... :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Good then. You'll be the first. 8)

    If you need any info on brake/performance upgrades, ask away. I've owned 4. And modified 3. So... :mrgreen:
    yay someone that knows about my car.lol.do you what larger brakes will fit.thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by a10 wagon
    yay someone that knows about my car.lol.do you what larger brakes will fit.
    You need to visit the junkyard and find a complete set of front struts/brakes from a '79-83 280ZX. 8)

    Do that, then I'll tell you how to get them in the car. :P

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    Look for Datsun 140J/160J, that was the name of that car here in South America.

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    What??!!! Those 80's square headlight wagons are pretty rare. They look very similar to the Skyline wagons in Japan.

    Leaf suspension in the rear. I'm sure Datsunfreak has a trick up his sleeve. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by a10 wagon
    yay someone that knows about my car.lol.do you what larger brakes will fit.
    You need to visit the junkyard and find a complete set of front struts/brakes from a '79-83 280ZX. 8)

    Do that, then I'll tell you how to get them in the car. :P
    i picked up some 280zx struts and brakes finally from a guy down the street.lol.so wats the secret for putting them on.lol

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