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 Post subject: Zerow's 1973 610 Sedan
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Everybody loves a good story with pictures, so I figured I would give some introductions. My name is William, and I have been an avid Datsun fan for almost 30 of my 32 years. It started in 1981 when my dad brought home a 1973 Datsun 610 sedan. I had it in high school, parked it, and went on with life. Joined the Army, came home injured from Iraq, but I still had determination. My 610 waited for me to come home, so I figured it was time to either fish or cut bait. So I decided to for a resto-custom rebuild.

Here are some pics of my progress:

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A lot of love has gone into 'Ol Betsy, but everyday I work on her, I get closer to getting her back on the road.


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Are they E30 BMW front lamps?

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:36 pm 
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Good job... can't wait to see the progress on this one. :)

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kyteler wrote:
Are they E30 BMW front lamps?


Yes, they are. But I HIGHLY recommend that if anyone wants to do this conversion to think twice and grab two sets of the center (high beams). They are shallower than the projector low beams. There is a lot of metal that has to be removed in order to make the low beam projector lights fit.


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It would seem that I forgot to add one...

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The engine is in. The engine bay is painted.


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four door 610 for the win!!

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four door 610 for the win!!

Not too many around these parts. I know of four, and thats if you count the one I saw on Craigslist.


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She looks beautiful, great work! Anyone who has served like you have gets a thumbs up from me.

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She looks beautiful, great work! Anyone who has served like you have gets a thumbs up from me.

Thanks Camshaft! It was a pleasure to serve. I would go back tomorrow, if it weren't for the two herniated discs and nerve damage... :shock:


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I just noticed... those are original Datsun alloy wheels, aren't they? I think they were an option on the S110 80-83 Datsun 200SX, if I'm not mistaken.

They look great. :)

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glad to see you made it over to jnc bro you will find a much different feel here then on ratsun

william has been a big help in my 610 build weather it be in terms of knolage or tracing down parts im glad to see his own build progressing

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Awesome to see some love for the 4-door! Keep us posted :)

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Wow, thats some amazing progress. I really like the color you went with on it.

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KresSlyda180 wrote:
I just noticed... those are original Datsun alloy wheels, aren't they? I think they were an option on the S110 80-83 Datsun 200SX, if I'm not mistaken.

They look great. :)


I think they are..I had them on my old 81 200SX.

Oh, and welcome to JNC Zerow!

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KresSlyda180 wrote:
I just noticed... those are original Datsun alloy wheels, aren't they? I think they were an option on the S110 80-83 Datsun 200SX, if I'm not mistaken.

They look great. :)


I loved these wheels since the day I saw them, some 17 years ago. I loved (and still do) Back to the Future. I also love the look of my stock hubcaps. Best of both worlds here...

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glad to see you made it over to jnc bro you will find a much different feel here then on ratsun

william has been a big help in my 610 build weather it be in terms of knolage or tracing down parts im glad to see his own build progressing


Thanks bonvo. I've told a lot of people this. The car has been in my life for 29 years. I know a couple of things about this make and model for sure ;)

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KresSlyda180 wrote:
I just noticed... those are original Datsun alloy wheels, aren't they? I think they were an option on the S110 80-83 Datsun 200SX, if I'm not mistaken.

They look great. :)


I think they are..I had them on my old 81 200SX.

Oh, and welcome to JNC Zerow!


Thanks edz280zx. I could be off base, but these rims were ONLY on the 200SX hatchback. The more "dished" 32 spoke variety came on the two door coupe.


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Thread Resurrection!

Things have been busy for me since my last post. School has taken priority, but the 610 is still here.

A couple of shots for you:

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Lately, I have been sourcing everything for the heater box and heater core rebuild. Not easy. The original hoses were still attached, 37 year old rubber hoses as a conduit for hot coolant inches from passenger legs was not my idea of safe. I have the transmission adaptor and everything seem to bolt up well on the ground, but still needing to get it up into the trans tunnel for confirmation. Hopefully my Winter class will allow more time for working on the car.

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mmm, like that color 8)
looking forward to the formal slamming :lol:


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mmm, like that color 8)
looking forward to the formal slamming :lol:


I'm glad I went with this color, too :)

However, and of course, after I bought the color, we found out her original color was silver. Go Figure... :|

Formal Slamming? An inch above the tops of the tires, at the very lowest. I have speedbumps, correction...speed mountains...that I still need to get this car over. No see-saw teeter totter action.

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 Post subject: Re: Zerow's 1973 610 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:57 pm 
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I really need to keep up with this thread...
I have been daily driving Betsy with no (major) problems. A couple of electrical gremlins presented themselves and I have the summer to remedy them. The brake booster gave up the ghost after 40 years, and the Alternator and Voltage Regulator bit the dust.

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 Post subject: Re: Zerow's 1973 610 Sedan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:21 pm 
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dont feel bad im bad at keeping my jnc build thread up to date that image size limitation kills me

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