April 1, 2013
THE SUNNY TRUCK IS UP FOR SALE
Life has moved on for me and I can’t hold onto this any longer, time to pass this onto someone else to enjoy.
Below is the basic spec sheet. You will notice I haven’t given wheel size for the current set up. This is because I do not wish to sell with them. I have also recently jumped into an Keihin FCR41 carb setup for this car. As it is not 100% with getting the right amount of fuel to them, they will not come with it and I shall sell it with the factory EFI setup as a running, moving, sliding car.
I live on the North Shore of Auckland and you are welcome to come view if you are legitimately going to buy it.
Price: $8,000. I’m pretty firm on the price so don’t expect much movement.
I am not looking to swap it for anything either
Comment if you want to buy it, please no window shoppers
READ TO THE BOTTOM
1982 Datsun 1200 Truck
Ex lendich construction
Does a sweet drift and is the funnest car I’ve driven due to being so small
S14 SR20DE w/ S14 gearbox
Shortened drive shaft
New tunnel and recessed firewall with exhaust tunnel in passenger side
Floor of cab and tunnel has been painted with POR15
2.5” exhaust with a single muffler
Braced cabin floor for the new gearbox mount
Factory plenum and alloy inlet tube ending with a pod filter
Factory exhaust manifold
S14 alloy radiator
Two electric fans
Silvia in tank fuel pump fitted to factory B120 tank with baffles fitted
KB110 struts and brakes
Brake master cylinder mounted under dash w/ braided clutch line
Struts converted to adjustable spring platform with shortened pulsar shocks and milled out cusco S13 camber plates
Rear has short and stiff shocks
Reset rear leaves with 1 1/2″ lowering block
Cut bump stops
Roll centre adjusters
Redrilled strut towers for more castor
Recently replaced lower ball joints and tie rods
Has been certified for 13×7 175/50r13 (not the size pictured) wheels and suspension
Nardi steering wheel
New handbrake cable
Genuine Datsun fender mirrors in factory location (looking a bit rough these days)
Lendich mustard construction yellow
Stainless steel monsoon window guards
Let me start this by saying that lendich construction COVERED this thing in rust proofing. That is not to say it doesn’t have rust but that the rust proofing is there. There is some rust though which I recommend having removed if longevity is the aim. There is a spot in the passenger side roof gutter, a spot in the rear quarter panel in the seam and some in the front scuttle panel. There is also surface rust in the tray. Overall it’s not the end of the world but it was never meant to be a show piece. It is crazy fun to drive and driving it is the main purpose.
Sorry I thought I had a photo of the engine bay complete, it looks mostly similar to the following:
September 17, 2012
Thanks Chris for the photos! This was such a fun day, I can’t wait for the next one. Between motorbikes I’ve been getting along with fixing the radiator. I have everything I need, I just need to modify the water outlet to fit the thermo switch and wire that in and we’re good to go.
See Freshly whipped for more of the day. Come on Chris, get some more video up!
July 21, 2012
I’m all loaded up and ready for the first drift day with the SR20 tomorrow. Here’s hoping nothing big goes wrong! Between driving I’ll definitely be shooting so I’ll post some photos up next week.
July 23, 2011
Mandatory photos of the excess crap taken out the loom and the remainder which goes into the car.
I had a pretty productive night last night: machined flywheel went back on, the new Exedy clutch in, gearbox on, made some looped metal heater lines and painted them, new oil filter, alternator back on and swapped the exhaust manifold for one with all it’s studs.
Today was massive, my friend Nic Tauroa drove up to get deep into the wiring and what was meant to be a wet day was actually pretty sunny all day until the inevitable and it poored down when it got dark. I got the engine bay ends of the fuel line bent which just require one last trim and the filter mounted and they are done. The SR20 went in the hole again, the wiper motor cleaned and back on and the dash back in the cabin! It kinda resembles a car now, I even put the drivers seat back in for some enthusiasm. Man it’s really noticeable just how big the tunnel is with the dash and seat in.
Nic hammered through a good portion of the wiring and tore out a bunch of useless junk from the SR loom. We swapped a small dry cell battery into Nick S’s MX5 a while back which works great (Joel runs the same type into his 1J). I picked up the same battery which will be mounted behind the passenger seat area and out of the crowded engine bay. I made up a mounting panel for the ECU, relays and the new fuse board and have mounted it high on the passenger kick panel to keep it reachable but out of the way.
I was hoping we would get to start the SR today but it wasn’t meant to be, next Saturday is set for part two. There are still plenty of minor things to keep me occupied before it’s drivable including remounting the handbrake, plumbing the clutch line, riveting in the radiator support panel and shrouding the radiator but it’s getting there. I cannot wait to finally hear this thing bark.
July 18, 2011
Two words that would usually never be uttered in the same sentence: Hayabusa Datsun. I can appreciate this. It has stayed true to what makes Datsun 1200s so awesome, light weight and small capacity but is clearly on another level of cool. Something tells me that the clutch and maybe the gearbox wouldn’t however, be cool with 200 clutch kicks though. Note the angled drive shaft fitted to the factory ‘busa gearbox. Watch and oogle.
July 14, 2011
Nigel’s post about the history of his 180SX prompted me to have a look back on the history of my own car. Whilst the past of this little Datsun is no where near as cool or eventful there are some highlights in there. This image in particular makes me laugh at my own idiocy. Parked up on the boat ramp in the middle of a rain and thunder storm taking photos with an umbrella over my head isn’t usually the best idea. Thankfully I got lucky with a handful of strikes right overhead, this was the best. The black centers on the MKIIs really gets to me now, I don’t know how I left it like that for so long! Here’s to fun daily drivers and innocent idiocy. P.S: this is not shopped, you cannot see the pixels.