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#1 datsunfreak

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:04 PM

Owned a Starion back in the day (94-95), been looking for another one recently...

I did a bunch of work on a friend's old school Mitsu, and just started on building another one for another friend. So it's got me wanting another Mitsu for myself, and thought "why not a Starion?".  ^_^





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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:51 PM

Oh at least get five to see if you like them.I am on the eighth one...Welcome to the club fellow texan..

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

View Postrcm, on 07 December 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

Oh at least get five to see if you like them...

Knowing me, this could happen.  :P

In 27 years of car ownership, I have owned roughly 80 cars, at least 40 of which were Datsuns, of which 27 were '68-72 510s. So I come by the name honestly.  ^_^

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:34 PM

Always like the 510. Post a pic !

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:49 PM

Welcome, I'm here in the DFW metroplex east of Dallas. There are several of us scattered around the region.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

#6 NikoFab

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:20 PM

Welcome fellow Texan!

Houston member here.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:11 PM

Welcome, I'm also a new member to the forum from the San Antonio area. I have been looking for another Starion for the past 6 months or so with no luck. Still regret selling my last 2  when my daughter was born 10 years ago.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:01 PM

Welcome!  I have several for sale about an hour or so east of you near Tyler.  I have an ad in cars for sale here, and my updated CL ad....
http://dallas.craigs...5939968462.html

#9 datsunfreak

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:39 PM

View Postimportwarrior, on 07 December 2016 - 08:34 PM, said:

Always like the 510. Post a pic !

Welcome!

Thanks for the welcome. Sorry I took so long to respond...  :P

This is the last one I built...

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And the one before that...

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And the one before that...

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#10 datsunfreak

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:43 PM

Also, still looking for a Starion if anyone local knows of one...  :)

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:02 PM

Well.  2 years to respond.  Thanks for coming back

Those look amazing. And that white one is perfect...

How hard/expensive are parts though?

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

Dang ... those are some sweet looking rides.  If you can do that kind of work with them, any Starion or Conquest you pick up will be in good hands!  

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#13 datsunfreak

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:53 PM

View PostPreludedude, on 25 November 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

Those look amazing. And that white one is perfect...

Thanks. I kinda went crazy on that one. Big motor, lots of suspension/brake mods, redid all the interior, added A/C, cruise control, etc.

View PostPreludedude, on 25 November 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

How hard/expensive are parts though?

Honestly, not bad. I've built 27 of them so far, and working on #28 currently. So I have a lot of parts myself socked away, as well as lots of parts connections. But with their popularity rising, there are surprisingly a lot of new parts being made for them. You can get most of the sheet metal and trim pieces new now (you couldn't back then), and since most 510 owners upgrade everything, there's plenty out there to use.

Unfortunately, their rising popularity is causing prices to rise very quickly. These days just a decent runner will cost you over $5k, depending on where you live, and how much rust you're comfortable with.  :P

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#14 datsunfreak

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:32 PM

Doesn't look like much, but everything works, easily cruised at 80-90mph on the way home, and it was fairly cheap, so...  :)

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:45 PM

....and what about the mitsubishi ? :)

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:03 PM

View Postjinx, on 05 December 2018 - 10:45 PM, said:

....and what about the mitsubishi ? :)

It's not bad either...  :P




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