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xoSubieLegacyxo
07-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Sooooo I sadly gave up on flipping my 99 Outback, and I found this 521 for sale on CL a month ago. I missed owning my 510, and I need a truck to haul parts and other things that need hauling. haha Here's a picture of the car, and I'll update this soon.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1907750_10152296322267476_1221007011453651678_n.jpg?oh=d0b2dc9605e220eb92f3189032623217&oe=54D8DD4B&__gda__=1424084338_2ef7412ff5a31d264d4690e5767e9230

Muse
07-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Siiiiick!

Bag it!
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/07/JDM_Truck_Datsun_521_Enkei_Super_Violenc-1.jpg

and/or, BRE Datsun 510/240 homage paintjob!
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/07/6833-1.jpg

xoSubieLegacyxo
07-26-2014, 11:12 PM
Siiiiick!

Bag it!
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/07/JDM_Truck_Datsun_521_Enkei_Super_Violenc-1.jpg

and/or, BRE Datsun 510/240 homage paintjob!
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/07/6833-1.jpg

I plan on keeping it stock. A good paint job and maybe lowered but nothing wild and crazy. Thats why I no longer have the 510.

xoSubieLegacyxo
07-29-2014, 12:20 AM
More images of my truck.

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12165_10152296322437476_3562168879308566473_n.jpg?oh=51adf2553dfaf9c9e4d16572345a0dbc&oe=543C2D3D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10530858_10152296322592476_8008288998337566211_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/1017531_10152296322662476_1388482522676818387_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10521343_10152296322737476_3180342795113199648_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10583812_10152296322747476_1002122556378695703_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/1236523_10152296322862476_1509653904839123047_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/1234729_10152296322912476_7538975996155723736_n.jpg


And here's where the fun starts. rear frame rails are rusted pretty bad.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10403646_10152296322987476_1863205137753465400_n.jpg?oh=24c48ec021c24049a9f7a73fde51facc&oe=54596E5D&__gda__=1412769570_af2316bfbb0c55e7fd74823e97f0f336


And the driver side rocker too.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10559819_10152296323092476_6322754307126501191_n.jpg?oh=a8ab15bde31d811ca7d906e135d893b6&oe=54412798&__gda__=1413805966_059f499009ef2f8a36eb076d752069bb

Muse
07-29-2014, 10:45 AM
woah. 67 furious horsepower? Are yousuuuure you can handle that much? that's supercar territory there. :lol:

Seriously, though, badass rig. Having seen your work on the 510, I'll believe that you are capable of fixing this thing up.

What'd you pay?

xoSubieLegacyxo
07-29-2014, 11:19 PM
woah. 67 furious horsepower? Are yousuuuure you can handle that much? that's supercar territory there. :lol:

Seriously, though, badass rig. Having seen your work on the 510, I'll believe that you are capable of fixing this thing up.

What'd you pay?

I paid $700 for the truck. And my old 510 is now running and the owner did a burnout with the KA I had sold with the car. Makes me miss it a little.

98legwag
07-30-2014, 08:48 AM
As cool as the 510 was, I think this is better.

xoSubieLegacyxo
08-01-2014, 05:34 PM
As cool as the 510 was, I think this is better.

haha yeah this isn't as rusty as the 510, and I paid way less for the truck. But on a good note the guy that purchased the 510 got the car running with the KA24, and is now driving it around the Lancaster, PA area. Hoping to meet up with him soon.

xoSubieLegacyxo
11-04-2014, 12:17 AM
So I haven't touched the truck at all since I purchased it back in July. I'm keeping to my goal of finishing my garage (look for my other thread about my "man cave") and if all goes well I should be wrenching on the truck this weekend. But here's a picture of my truck photoshopped with a paint design I may use. https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/a17fad7a7b0f3bf75af442c6bbb503b7-1.jpg

Muse
11-05-2014, 07:03 PM
That's a cool paint scheme. You doing anything other than paint? wheels, suspension?

xoSubieLegacyxo
11-08-2014, 01:56 AM
That's a cool paint scheme. You doing anything other than paint? wheels, suspension?

The entire truck is getting restored along with a few modifications. I haven't decided on what wheels I may want, but the suspension will be easy to lower.

Wednesday night I finally started working on the truck. It's been almost 5 months since I purchased it, and the garage is 75% completed. Still have to install little things and some will come after winter. I took off the tail lamps, rear bumper, exhaust, and gas tank. As for the bed bolts I discovered that my little truck came with 10 of them! Most full size trucks have 6-8, and weren't as rusty as mine were. Only 7 of the 10 bolts were freed, and hopefully this weekend I can cut off the rest of the bolts and lift the bed off the truck to expose the major rust issue on the frame rails. Can't wait!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10245294_10152510285432476_7495392059985964524_n.jpg?oh=6cb0270430efa2ea4d733c66f8454bcd&oe=54F07531&__gda__=1424344910_13eee6e213bfe90d4498394257a7bba2

xoSubieLegacyxo
11-09-2014, 08:05 AM
The bed has finally come off and exposing the rust. After analyzing the rust it is not as bad as I first thought.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/a1c7f574e021fb7dd6125b5ba298d9d8-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/4abacea072ef9492de4c6301ffdacab1-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/54dba4ed54368a94866d59aa8cf298d7-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/f435600b946e46f68557d4eaceede05d-1.jpg

xoSubieLegacyxo
11-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Currently in the process of getting a new section of frame rail from WA.

xoSubieLegacyxo
11-30-2014, 06:55 PM
Lots to update. Started to remove the rear axle and leaf springs from the frame rails. Also ordered some smaller parts to get the ball rolling with shopping. More importantly I have my new rear frame rail section traveling to my house, and arriving on Dec 8th.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/3e6f807c3d72bb521f23ec91bdcd60ab-1.jpg


My girlfriend lent a hand by taking the scale off of the bed underside.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/fa7fd5d3b44a434207572c3f7086888f-1.jpg

Picked up some LED trailer lights that will look great on the truck. Only $25 for the pair.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/11/d26f0a57df95f5e0f4b8bfc4fe820770-1.jpg

xoSubieLegacyxo
01-04-2015, 02:11 PM
I've been off work since Christmas Eve, so I had one goal in my mind, work on the truck! Started out welding patch panels where there were small holes, and also welded the new frame rail into place. Coated the entire frame, suspension components, and rear axle in POR 15 to prohibit any more of the rusting process. I was hoping to have the truck on four wheels again, but I'm still waiting for parts. But I made some good progress and still confident in finishing the truck before summer.

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10403660_10152622418152476_1714676085361300495_n.jpg?oh=3313de2143c3bc6ec8882e6518124fd1&oe=5537D5E5

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10906546_10152622418117476_7164907916604584094_n.jpg?oh=7ec4684ac57b09b2409ff70efc594e03&oe=55326A48

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10882118_10152626744327476_384010424184294405_n.jpg?oh=089ef33bdb7fff0d3bc7dc75ee059c3f&oe=553BCBB6

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10885181_10152649329192476_8785830448857176443_n.jpg?oh=67b76690664e8a38ffbfdfc4c3c0c5fb&oe=554285C4&__gda__=1429379259_28dc53f28ef6d05fbe6c3066fd0f561e

xoSubieLegacyxo
03-10-2015, 10:25 PM
Been a while since I posted on here. Work has been very busy with the winter months, and it's kept me out of the garage. But I finally found, bought, and shipped a set of fenders for the truck. I'm still waiting to find some suspension pieces before the rear end can be reassembled. https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2015/03/0133e843a939e51f1716f5faf15cc6c1-1.jpg

xoSubieLegacyxo
04-02-2015, 06:52 AM
The rear suspension is DONE! This past Sunday I finally had all the parts and enough time to assemble the leaf springs and shackles. Also had a couple minutes to take out the bench seat in the cab to analyze the rust holes on the floor.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2015/04/dcbc196f0eb9a9bfc8d6130b4d85b133-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2015/04/97c808882e06b8c3a2c6b28074bd1430-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2015/04/4df94f2e721f8ab327d3f5ffaa609885-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2015/04/c135f7d54e3654294466301e081ee38d-1.jpg

xoSubieLegacyxo
06-03-2015, 10:20 PM
It's been two months and nothing has changed. Switching daily drivers around and cleaning out yet garage hopefully will end soon, and then I can tackle the floor.


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xoSubieLegacyxo
10-04-2015, 11:13 PM
So I'm making a promise to myself, family, and you guys here at SLi. I'm getting this truck done by next car show season! Getting back into working on the rust spots after I'm finished organizing a local car show.


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xoSubieLegacyxo
11-26-2015, 07:02 PM
No change to the truck since my last post. Waiting on a potential seller to cut away rocker/cab corner sections from a donor car in CA. Until then I'm waiting for something to fix.