MX520

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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…

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tXI0tE8svY

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

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7 Responses to “MX520”

  1. Bob3 says:

    Too Cool!

    Thanks.

  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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