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Karol Shusbands 72 Skyline, Betty The Hakopotamus. Discussion.

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Is this the predecessor to the nissan skyline? I need to show this to my workmate. The front end looks like a Datsun ute so that would make sense.

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Err, I think this is right.....

It is a C10 Nissan Skyline, also known as the Hakosuka (boxy Skyline), the first Nissan to be called Skyline and the predecessor to the C110 Skyline or Kenmeri Skyline, a version of which you guys had over there.

It's the fourth model to be called Skyline, the first three were built by Prince who were absorbed into Nissan. 

Does that help ? 

Feeling a bit 'Alan Thomas' now, maybe I should have started the this post "My dear fellow".

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You're basically correct. 

The C10 is the first 'Nissan Skyline' but is the 3rd generation Skyline. 

The last of the S50 series were badged as Nissan Prince Skyline in much the same way the Gloria's of the era were. 

The first Gen. Prince Skyline was sold over here as was the second gen. Third (C10) wasn't but then the Fourth (C110) was sold as the Datsun 240KGT. (and 240KGL out of Australia) 

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Giz a geez at your setup? Seems strange that you can't find anything.  I can check around a few places but it may open up your options if the 10 shares these parts with the 110.  They're a super popular car so getting them ex-Japan shouldn't be an issue if it leads to that. 

@mlracing.co.nzmight have had to get some for his so may know. 

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Maybe not.  The Z car is a Nissan product and the Skyline was still developed by Prince inside of Nissan so there's a chance that they're put together from different parts bins.  Hopefully not though as access to Z parts is the easiest of all Datsuns. 

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@kyteler, looking at rubber-soul's site I think the rears are the same as yours and I have it in my head that pads are the same as the Hilux, I even have a feeling the calipers are a straight-ish swap. i may have to go and have a look on JNC if it's still there, i think they had a Hako compatibility thread running before all the hako owners fucked off ! As you just said,  I don't think much S30 stuff fits.

I'm a virgin as  far as buying stuff from Japan goes. One car and a few CD's from Amazon japan. The importers I've spoken to here get a bit vague when it comes to the older stuff. 

Getting flashbacks to when I was first hunting the car....

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For basic small stuff like this using Jesse Streeter shouldn't be a problem.  Find the items you want, send him a message with the links and pay a bit more.  If it's the same as Z stuff or even Bluebird or Violet stuff then RockAuto or even https://zcardepot.com

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I wouldn't be so sure about the Hilux lark, the only thing I've ever heard about that is the use of them on Z cars but they're heavy as fuvk and require modifications. 

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Hope you took revenge on the rat. Little fawkers did the same to my steering wheel and shifter last winter. Console in yer thing less replaceable than hilux bits tho - bastids

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That reminds me.  Measure up your centre console lid.  If it's the same dimensions as the 110 I can send you a spare I have. 

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I'd thought about filling & covering it in suede or vinyl on something.

We'll see if KY's one is the same and if not, I'll have to get a bit creative.

Maybe I could cast one up in resin with cherry blossom & glitter trapped inside.

JDM as fuck, etc.

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On 04/04/2019 at 15:25, kyteler said:

Giz a geez at your setup? Seems strange that you can't find anything.  I can check around a few places but it may open up your options if the 10 shares these parts with the 110.  They're a super popular car so getting them ex-Japan shouldn't be an issue if it leads to that. 

@mlracing.co.nzmight have had to get some for his so may know. 

What am I getting? The brake stuff? If so, can still get the parts easy from Japan, also you can bolt up Hilux 4 pots to the front without issue just need different lines made up. 

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On 04/04/2019 at 10:47, CarolsHusband said:

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Is that the factory exhaust position?

Underside looks very similar to my 510 but the exhaust runs through the crossmember.

Have wondered if that way would work but it always looked too close to the ground?

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Good old flappy arm suspension. On the 110 there's a little raised section for the exhaust, maybe only 10mm, the 10 might be the same. 

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