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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Looking good! Nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:20 pm 

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im so jelous of the sunroof. :o awesome car!


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:41 pm 

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So I tried some bullet connectors from my job, but they were no good and ended up getting a set off of ebay for old Japanese motorcycles which matched perfectly. Just waiting for them darn lights.

Quick question regarding the 280zx front strut assembly, what's the lowest one can go with the ground control coilover kit? I want pictures, too. I'm purchasing a set soon, and if I go with the ground control kit I want to be sure I could go as low as my car sits now, or even a bit lower... I want to get some camber. Speaking about camber, what camber plates would fit my B310?

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:17 pm 

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te72_sunny wrote:
OK, it took me about a month, but I got to mount the front bumper. With my work schedule and rain getting in the way, it's a bit hard to get things done. This is not the finalization of the bumpers, of course, I have to weld the metal pieces that form the bracket in order to remove all the hardware holding everything in place. I also ordered a pair of new bumper lights from ebay to put in place of the old cracked ones, which will soon be coming in from Thailand. BTW, Im trying to figure out what kind of male bullet connectors were used on the USDM signal lights, since the Asian/Eastern market used different connectors. I did order some 16-18 gauge bullet connectors from summitracing.com, but they weren't the ones (too big). Any idea guys, before I start splicing and cutting the wire harness?

Anyways, here are the pics:

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now thats what im talking about man. she looks so lovely!! i just bought me a square light model. had to sell my old round light car. its starting to grow on me but i still prefer the round light model

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:33 pm 

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it is really a beauty! i love the square light... i have a B310 4 doors! good cars! are amazing! this is my datsun.

BLESS fron Costa Rica!

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:13 pm 

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Crazy work schedules haven't enabled me to get on the forums or do much, and with that said... I'm still working on my bumpers and bumper lights issue. However, I was able to resolve some issues slowly, like welding together the bumper brackets and finding a way to make the turn signals to work (more on this later). Most importantly, I scored a complete set of 280zx front strut assmeblies from someone on craigslist who was, obviously, parting out a 280zx. Im pretty sure they were meant for me since I've tried contacting the owner a few times late June, and always got those bullshit answers. Close to giving up, I decided, "what the hell," so I gave him a call last Friday and surely he had 'em. It was pure luck. After months of searching for them, I was fortunate enough to find them nearby. I paid a hefty amount of $150 taking them off myself, but I think it was fair enough since I didn't have to travel a long way. So, I leave you guys with this picture.
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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:34 pm 
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I like where this is going. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:19 am 

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love what you have done withe car man . i gata B310 coupe version (2door ). :tu: am looking for the same rear light you have could u recommend please ??


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:57 am 
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kwa344 wrote:
am looking for the same rear light you have could u recommend please ??


Where are you located? All the USDM B310s after 1980 had these tail lights, so they shouldn't be hard to find.


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:52 pm 

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john wrote:
I like where this is going. 8)

I do too, but I wish it could be sooner.

kwa344 wrote:
love what you have done withe car man . i gata B310 coupe version (2door ). :tu: am looking for the same rear light you have could u recommend please ??

Thank you. All I could say is go search forums. Chances are you will come across some. Datsun1200 and Ratsun forums are some of the ones out there. Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:00 am 

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love this little sunny..... sheesh i wish i could have gotten rid of my struts when i was parting out my 280.... i had no takers lol

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:44 pm 

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schassisowner wrote:
love this little sunny..... sheesh i wish i could have gotten rid of my struts when i was parting out my 280.... i had no takers lol

I would've accepted donations :roll: :D

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:48 pm 

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Alright, back to my bumper lights as promised. First off, our USDM front (grille) turn signals are both parking light, and turn signal due to a double filament setup we got from factory. JDM turn signals are setup a bit differently, using a single filament for the turn signals and a separate single filament for the "parking light."
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Now our harness looks similar to this image I drew on paint.
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There are two power sources: one constant and one turn signal, and obviously a ground. So I figured I'd plug the parking lamp to the constant, the turn signal to the signal power source and both grounds together using these Japanese motorcycle bullet connectors.
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Although the male bullet connectors did not fit in the harness, I was fortunate enough to have the female connectors fit perfectly and hooked everything up. Of course, everything light up, but my turn signals were not functioning! My brother and I busted our backs trying to figure it out, but no results. My sole intentions were to not hack up the vehicle's wiring, and keep it as original as I can. Finally, my brother comes up with the idea of replacing the turn signal bulb to a double filament, but how? Being that I work in Autozone, I quickly remembered we sold bulb light sockets, so off I go to purchase these:
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I was lucky enough they'd fit like a glove, except for some trimming in order to make room for the wiring.
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Now it's time for the connection process,so I put both constants from parking light and one of the filaments from the turn signal together, while the one pulsating power source was reserved for the other filament of the turn signal. That pretty much did the trick! Here's a super short clip of it on.
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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:28 pm 
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This thread needs an update. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:08 pm 

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Previously, I left you guys with a picture of the 280zx front suspension I'd acquired.
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I know it's taken me some time, but a few things have happened this past year: engaged my fiance, change in occupation, crashed my TE72 in the summer :cry:, and broke a new phone. Setting everything aside, it was long due and it was time to upgrade a particular B310's front suspension. So I began placing a few orders. First on my list, Ground Control coilovers, but as I waited patiently for them to arrive I began cutting the spring perches and grinding up the welds to have it smooth enough for the coilover kit to slide on the struts. Sprayed a little paint for rust prevention. I then measured the diameter of the strut tube and purchased two 2-piece shaft collars at the local Grainger store. I've seen someone use them as temporary spring perches, props to whoever came up with the idea. So I set the shaft collars at a length I felt comfortable with.
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Deconstruction Time!
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The rotors and brake pads were practically new, so I sent them off to cut which saved me some $, and I ordered a few necessary parts: calipers, caliper hose, kyb shocks and misc.
Here's the setup
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Of course, I was also going Lower on the front so I needed some clearance with a bit of camber. Off I go in search for camber plates. It was a bit difficult as I looked everywhere and couldn't find anything for the B310. I was even tempted to go Mookeeh universal camber plates! But I thought to myself, "Why should I put such an inferior made eBay product on my car?" A little researching paid off when I looked through a Super Street magazine that featured a B110 and a B310 Sunny. Cusco Camber Plates! Browsed around Cusco's website, and I successfully found a part number. Looked it up on Yahoo! Japan and found a few! I made an account with BIDJDM, placed a bid and presto... weeks later and I get this through FedEx!
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Engrish Anyone?
Translation please!
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Camber plates installed and set all the way.
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Here's a shot of the front tire.
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Finally, a shot of the new aggressive stance.
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Overall, the swap was pretty straight forward and bolt-on, except for the brake lines which had to be customized. I also went through two sets of calipers, because even though they were refurbished, they were frozen and wouldn't budge. Waiting for the calipers delayed me the most, but I couldn't do it without the assistance of my brother, my father and my good friend Harold.

To sum it up, the suspension swap was definitely an upgrade and the ride quality is so much better. No longer does it bottom out and handling has improved significantly. The camber plates also makes a huge difference particularly on turns. Simply Amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:21 pm 
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Well done sir. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:27 pm 

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Looking good, i got a friend who got a new rear bumper with the corners like the front one i am willing to trade it for good copy in fiberglass of your front one!

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:59 pm 

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Darn, that was the bumper I needed... Oh well i guess I'll customize the one I currently have. Go to restored.jp or Yahoo Japan you'll find it but it won't be cheap

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 Post subject: Re: TE72_Sunny's 1980 B310 Sunny
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:16 pm 

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Ok never mind the guy who got mine he is looking for the front one for me too i am just a little impatient, and yeah i got 2 of these rear ones, but not selling just trading!


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