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    my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    started out looking like this.
    81 4x4


    now, 3 weeks later it looks like this:



    A bare 720 pickup truck frame..... so what does that have to do with a 521, you say?


    Ah, here is more of what we are thinking of when we mention a 521... The "donor" truck that I bought for so ridiculously cheap its not even funny. :-D


    and.... this interesting bit of Datsun History... an SD22 diesel driveline...



    and a little bitty bit of mock-up


    Maybe some of you see where this is going??

    please watch and I hope you enjoy my build.

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    8) You'll be going where a 521 has never gone before. I like.

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    This morning came in and finished up a couple little spots and started laying Epoxy primer.






    Then I started laying color







    I still have to do all the front suspension mounting, but the majority of the chassis is done and will just have to do touchup on the areas to be welded.

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    I decided on a paint scheme... and it is the same scheme I had on my 260Z, but never finished it and it was just Rustoleum...and I may paint the hood red.
    Got a pinstriper who is going to do some silver pinstripe between the two colors as well.

    Old school pics from 2006 of my gutted and LOUD 260Z






    Ratsun jackstands:

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    man i'd love to have a car with a saperate chassis, would be very nice and handy to work on.

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    Started sanding some today with an air powered DA sander and 180 grit just to find out how BAD the roof damage is (farm truck, carried ladders leaning against the roof)



    Looks like it should all be able to be filled in and re-contour'd with finishing putty. Going to apply seam sealer in the drip rails since the factory sealer is long gone.

    Hit it with some flat black just to keep it from flash rusting.

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    Getting a little more bodywork done


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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    removed the offending fender and wheeled it a little bit to smooth out the wrinkle... Geez that was a lot of bolts.



    Cleaning up the SD22 motor


    and painting crap

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    i like the way this is heading keep it up!

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    Re: my new(to me) 1971 521 build up.... Literally!

    here are some pics from today.

    valvetrain is pretty clean for a diesel...






    painting more stuffff







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