The tear down begins…

So once I spent the afternoon stripping the coupe on delivery day, I took two weeks leave from work in order to completely strip the car down to a bare shell in order for the car to be sandblasted to reveal any rust that would need to repaired.

What I did not count on were the rude surprises that waited for me even before the car was sandblasted, but more on that just now…

Continue reading

Advertisements

The day she arrived…

The day I had the car in my driveway was the day that I started stripping the car down as I knew that this car was going to be my long term project… Although I didn’t quite realise at the time that my expected time frame for completion was way too optimistic…

Here are a few photos my father took of the car before I got home from work on the day she was delivered…

Continue reading

First look at my Bluebird Coupe…

Here are the first ever photos I took of my Coupe on the day that I first saw it.

The car didn’t look too bad at the time, and seeing that it is a 1971 1600 model, No. 663 of 753 built in South Africa in 1971 before they were changed to the 1800 model in 1972, I just had to have her as I had been searching for so long for a Coupe!

Little did I know what I was getting myself into! More photos after the break…

Continue reading

Happy 510 Day! (5/10)

Hello everyone, happy 510 day, I hope it has been a good one for everyone Datsun oriented…

A rather special event has occurred and it is something that I want to share with you all… Many of you may not be familiar with The Dime, Quarterly… The Technical Newsletter written by and for the Datsun Five-Ten Enthusiast. It was arguably the best possible reference material for modifications and historical information for our beloved P510’s available during its life span. Sadly, it is no more, but thanks to the hard work and generosity of Julian Serles and the DQ team, the entire collection of issues has been converted into PDF format and been made available at The 510 Archives on Google docs at NO COST whatsoever!

You need a Google Drive account to access The 510 Archives, but it is a small price to pay to gain access to such amazing information. Head on over to The Dime Quarterly blog via the link here or on the right for more information.

Here a few photo’s of some great looking Datsuns I have found while scouring the internet during some of my many 510-fuelled search sessions over the past few years… Continue reading

Random Pic.

I just have to share this SSS with the 1300 Deluxe rear lights and rear garnish slammed over some insanely gorgeous wheels! Just look at the flares on this beauty, they even bent the rear doors to match the flare… Fully sick!

Images courtesy of Stance:Nation…

Got DISH?? o_O

I am absolutely in love with this car! It just looks right doesn’t it? Hopefully I can achieve a similar look on my Coupe one day!