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#1 RMS

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I never would have thought a bad fan sw would lead to a head light swap. Posted Image
in prepping my 91 loyale for winter i noticed the fan failed to kick in. i jumped power to the fan and it worked so the problem was the thermo sw. i had just changed the coolant:banghead: being lazy i thought i would wire in a push fan from a xj6 that i ran in my 86gl. the xj6 fan fits great but interferes with the grill. Posted Image i had a datsun 510 grill hanging around and it fit nicely between the stock lights. a buddy came by and saw what i was doing. he said why don't you stick the datsun lights in while your at it. hating the candles in jam jars that pass for head lights on the loyale i thought i would give it a try and see how they fit.Posted Image
the width was perfect now the fun part how to mount them? being a 510 guy i have lots of spares kicking around and i took a complete rad support and with a couple of cuts i had mounts for the light buckets. Posted Image
it took a little bending and some nylon spacers to get the hood to close and the lights to stop pointing at the sky. the hardest part was figuring out how to wire it all up. I ran leads from the stock light sockets to relays and they work like stock.Posted Image
if captain hindsight was around he would have let me know that it's much faster and easier to swap the fan switch.
now what do i do with all the spare suby headlights and my stone guards from AU Posted Image

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

nice!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

I think you should replace the Datsun badge with a Subaru badge... just so people can tell. OR you could go ahead and leave it and stick a Subaru emblem on the other side of the grill to confuse people.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Wow, looks great.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

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Nice Power Wagon! recently I helped a friend of mine pull the motor in his M37 (the military version of that truck). I really would like to have one one day.

I also agree that the stock loyale headlights are garbage.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

that actually looks pretty decent.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

thanks McBrat,TOsborn and herb :D

I think you should replace the Datsun badge with a Subaru badge...

im down with confusing people, i will go badgeless or make my own Dats.A.ru badge. Posted Image

Nice Power Wagon! recently I helped a friend of mine pull the motor in his M37

the pw looks good @ 5ft but she is ruff and is only a parts truck for my 51 B1 pw. the m37 is a far superior truck. one of my m37sPosted Imagehttp://www.g741.org/...php?f=10&t=5162

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

That's killer, I love outside the box thinking!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

The decoding of "datsaru" dats a ru. Otherwise known as "Thats A Roo" I like your thinking my friend :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

exactly man:D "Thats A Roo" and its best said in Scooby-Doo's voice

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Nice M37!
My friends is a radio truck version. the hard top is really cool too
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

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added some hub caps



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

Cool I like the way that setup looks

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

It's so wrong it's right?!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

thanks guys :rolleyes:

 

what do you think about dropping the stock mirrors and mounting some  fender mirrors. JDM style



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

I think it might not look bad with that front end. Try it wouldn't take much to put back to stock

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

all the loyals ive seen have two mirrors is there a stock blank off for cars with one mirror ? and was one mirror an option in righthand drive markets?



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

I have a blank off for the right side you can have

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:05 PM

thanks peacewize pm sent.    

 

easy mirror blank off found now on to the hard one a left side blank off from a right hand drive market

 

what mirror would look better on the Datsaru?  $T2eC16F,!wsE9suw))7vBRMcc+Uwy!~~60_12.J

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:20 PM

if you plan on keeping the grill chrome, I would stick with the chrome mirrors.  Myself, I would plastidip the grill black and go with the black mirrors.  either way it looks sweet man.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:08 AM

Looking at it straight on in the Pics it looks like a old citroen-meserati somewhat which is odd since I owned a couple of old 510s!!! Yeah I agree the GLs headlights Blow in the dark :huh: At least now you can put some CIBIE"s or HELLA"s in there W/80/100 Watt bulbs and see in the dark :D !!! Go with the short chrome mirrors-Like the saying goes....If it don"t go chrome it!!






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