Here’s a build thread I’ve been reading for quite a long time, and I’ve got a slight suspicion that a lot of you are going to enjoy it. It’s another build based on the “X-chassis underneath Y-body” formula, and this time the culprits are Mazda MX5 subframes/driveline/shock towers being attached to the body of a Datsun 520 pickup.

When it all comes together after a long and creative build process, Bob takes his DIY hybrid creation to the track and shows up some much more expensive machinery. Here’s a small snippet from one of his race outing results to give you an idea:

Position 3 – 1:08.886 – 1966 Datsun MX520
Position 4 – 1:10.366 – 2003 Corvette Z06

You can’t help but sit back and smile when that happens. Check after the jump to see how this track day sleeper was built…



CLICK HERE to read the full build thread and see all of Bobs handy-work in detail.

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8 Responses to “MX520”

  1. Bob3 says:

    Too Cool!


  2. lucas says:

    This is a really cool little ride.
    It would be nice to see an older set of wheels on this truck. Just to complete the look.

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  5. corey says:

    Thats a cool ute i have a 520 with a 302 windsor it gets along very well

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  7. Bill says:

    much ass kicked.
    I would like to see one put on a Subaru AWD drivetrain as well!

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