OWNER: Derek Pinkstaff
RIDE: 1969 Datsun 521
CLUB: Relaxed Atmosphere

The Lowdown

20x9 Dub wheels with 245/35ZR20 Hankook Ventus tires for now, billets coming soon.

Full 2x3x1/8-inch box tubing frame, CanDo control arms, custom fabricated three-link, 2,600-pound firestone 'bags, two Viair 480s and five-gallon air tank. All suspension has been converted over to Toyota five-lug. There's tons of detail work that you can't see with the body on but it's there!

Body Modifications
Custom firewall and tubs, new floorpan and tranny tunnel, back of the cab has been shaved and all cab seams have been smoothed inside and out. Shaved: antenna, door locks, and wiper cowl. We left the stock handles because their frenched in already and look pretty cool. New rockers have been handmade to remove the pinch weld. Late '50s Metropolitan Nash dash was cut down to fit with the stock gauge still functioning.

Stock bench, stock steering wheel, Nash dash, tan leather to come but still trying to keep it as old school as possible.

Stock JL3 engine with 67 hp and a few chrome goodies.

Special Thanks by Owner
Chris Pollock for all the hard work and dedication. Tommy and Tammy Mabry for making it possible to even be building this truck. Chris and I both work for Tommy and Tammy at Kustom Kars in Savannah, Tennessee.

Future Plans
Tubular radiator support, suicide hood, section the bed to match the cab and sheetmetal the inside of the bed but leave the middle open to show all the tube work. Corvair bumpers front and rear, get the interior done, do some bodywork, and paint this thing.

Project Completion Date
Early 2011 hopefully, just have to see how it goes.