Forgotten Dreams, A Restoration of a 1964 Datsun 1500 Fairlady
A friend recently asked me to share our latest restoration project here (also seen on 311s.org). This project has been going for 5+ years now...
A brief introduction-- I own a small restoration company called Spriso Motorsports http://www.spriso.com which specializes in SR20DE(T) swaps into Datsun Roadsters. This particular car has been a back-burner project, but is getting closer to completion, and might be of some interest to our friends on JNC.
SPL310-3-000664 is a very well used 1500 that had the wheels driven off it my many years by a lady in Portland, Oregon.
The car lived for a long time in Idaho and is heavily rusted in the quarter and rocker panels. The wheel openings on the quarter panels had been reworked to eliminate rust once before, and at this point, the entire lower half of the quarter panels on both sides will need to be replaced. The rocker panels are toast as well!
The car has not moved under its own power in many years, the wiring harness is toast, and the hydraulics system is long since dead. This poor 1500 was a forgotten dream.