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 Post subject: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:49 pm 

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Hey JNC, I picked up this rare gem from Hesperia California a couple of monthes ago from the owner of an old Datsun dealership in the hi desert. This car was in the showroom and ended up being a family car that his kids drove around while going to school. I'm in the process of getting this back on the road. I do have the original grill and oil bath air filter not pictured. More pics to come.
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1966 vw bus sundial camper
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1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:02 am 
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:o Well it's always sort of awesome to catch one of those...

Love our desert :) Back on the road is the right place.

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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:23 pm 

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yeah definately, i'm so stoked that i got to this one first. i can't wait to drive it. Here's a few more pix[img]
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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:31 pm 

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Location: socal
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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:33 am 
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Love seeing this Oldjunker! And thanks for PMing me about it. I had a thread here on mine, but it got deleted when the forum overhauled not too long ago. But I know you have seen it on Ratsun.

This is a really clean example and it is the only one I have ever seen in this color! I think I know of about 25-26 still in this country.

Glad you got a source for a windshield. Did you wind up cutting down a newer one? I had figured that the 89-93 geo metro/ Suzuki Swift seemed to have the correct curve, but that was as far as I got.

I was putting my brakes back together when I discovered the pivot point/ guide post for my drivers front shoe is missing. It is a post rivetted on the backing plate that a 'c' clip goes on. I need to fab something I think.

What did you wind up doing for window gaskets?

The other thing I am eager to find in the front shocks. Do you know a replacement? (Mine are totally missing.)


I saw in your profile that you are a master Yota mechanic! How I wish I had your skills in that dept! I am way more visual than mechanical.

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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:41 am 
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What a fantastic buy. It certainly looks well preserved. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 am 
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Wow!!! That is some cool shit right there. Very nice score and seems like it wont be too bad to get on the road.

And I love the lettering on the gauges.

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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:26 am 

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Dave77 wrote:
What a fantastic buy. It certainly looks well preserved. 8)

thanks, yeah the hi desert is amazingly gentle on this old metal

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:29 am 

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UtahSleeper wrote:
Wow!!! That is some cool shit right there. Very nice score and seems like it wont be too bad to get on the road.

And I love the lettering on the gauges.

thanks, i'm going to get some close pix of the datsun1000 fender badges up here later, the script is very cool and unique.

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 Datsun 210 sedan
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:31 am 

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Fisch, i have'nt purchased the windshield yet i just found a guy that will cut one down, and as far as moldings, i was planning on cutting something down to fit as well that has the same fittment. I'm seriously thinking about finding a metro windshield in pick a part and tapeing it off and sanblasting the edges down to try and fit my own, can't hurt to try and it sure beats the $500.00 quote i got to have it done. Maybe i can help you out on the brake part you need, i currently have disassembled my ft brakes and skimmed the drums, and was getting ready to kit my wheel cyls, and reassemble the brakes. Let me know if you want me to duplicate one of the posts for you. it should'nt be to much trouble if i can use a friends lathe. I can also measure my shocks so you can match something up. As far as the color goes i really like it, and will definately keep it original when it comes time to respray it. my gf want to go red, but it's too rare to start straying from going completely original.

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Where the heck would you find parts for this thing ? Japan maybe ?


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:43 am 

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What engine does the car have? Is it an a10 like my 1000 or is it different. Of its an a series I have a short block crate engine I may part with.

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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:26 am 
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xlr8r wrote:
That is a beauty, that with your list of other cars is enviable. No way I'll find a car like that in Utah.


Nope, probably not. I have accepted the fact that I will normally have to travel out of state to get a car I want lol.

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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:42 am 

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Derrick719 wrote:
What engine does the car have? Is it an a10 like my 1000 or is it different. Of its an a series I have a short block crate engine I may part with.

Derrick, yeah it's different than an a10. I can use the pistons as they are the same dimensions and are flat tops like what came in this engine. I could use a little help sourcing these, if you can help. I'd like to get a set of oversize a10s to replace my std pistons, which have worn a fair amount of taper into the cylinder walls. Aside from that I will use bearings and gaskets from a j13 to complete the overhaul, when time and money permits.

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:46 am 

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UtahSleeper wrote:
xlr8r wrote:
That is a beauty, that with your list of other cars is enviable. No way I'll find a car like that in Utah.


Nope, probably not. I have accepted the fact that I will normally have to travel out of state to get a car I want lol.

Thanks, about half of the cars in my collection are future projects, that i have collected over the past 15 years. They are all very solid and have all been found here in sunny socal.

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:48 pm 

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You sound alot like me but mine are not that solid.

I have a contact in austrailia who will be sending me fenders and stuff for my b10. I can ask if he knows if any. I have a14 pistons I can have if they fit but there corroded on the top.

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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:08 am 

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Derrick719 wrote:
You sound alot like me but mine are not that solid.

I have a contact in austrailia who will be sending me fenders and stuff for my b10. I can ask if he knows if any. I have a14 pistons I can have if they fit but there corroded on the top.

Thanks, any info would be great. The a10 pistons are 73mm flat tops. I could always use the readily available a12 pistons which are dished, but would really like to run flat-tops.

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:13 am 

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jdmda7 wrote:
Never seen one of those before. Very nice.

Thanks, the numbers on these imported to the states was extremely low.

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:22 am 

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There's some cool info on this car at DatsunHistory.com

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1956 oval bug
1958.5 datsun 210
1962 chevy nova 2 400
1965 ford falcon 2door
1965 datsun 320
1966 vw bus sundial camper
1970 toyota corolla ke11
1971 toyota celica st
1972 datsun 510
1972 datsun 240z
1972 toyota corona mk2 wagon
2-1973 mazda rx3


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 Post subject: Re: 1958 210 Datsun 1000
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:01 pm 

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what about the a14 i may be wrong on this but is the differencre in size the stroke and i think it there flat tops

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