Kyusha Kai

’66 Datsun L520 x Mazda Miata
January 14, 2010, 5:04 pm
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I’ve been following this build thread off and on for a while now.  Awesome with a side order of Crazy Awesome.

A gentleman on the Ratsun forum by the name of Bob3 woke up one day with a crazy idea in his head.  This idea included his 1966 Datsun 620 truck which is shown here in all of it’s stock glory.

Mazda Miata subframe being modified to be attatched to the 520 chassis.

The truck’s frame had to be notched for the miata’s rear suspension to clear.

All clean, coated and sexy!

EHHHHH!?!  Is that a new motor the the cab is being dropped on to?

Yup!  If you’re gonna install the Miata’s suspension, then why not add the motor too?

And the transmission while you’re at it.  The firewall, floors and transmission tunnel has been cut out and swapped in favor of the Miata’s metal.

ZOOM ZOOM!  Tearing it up on the tracks!

Chasing down much more powerful and naturally faster beasts.

New wheels while working on some aero.  CF front bumper, splitter and a wooden truck bed cover.  He originally had a NASCAR styled spoiler, but it didn’t really do much for downforce.

This truck is so awesome.  The suspension of one of everyone’s favorite handling car, beefed up with Bilstein coilovers, built into a chassis that is a couple hundred pounds lighter with a longer wheelbase.  Sick.

“Results from Sundays Time Trial event. This was a 1.4 mile road course with 9 turns.
There were 10 cars in my run group. Here’s how the MX520 stacked up;

Position – best time – car

1 – 1:06.754 – 2008 Corvette Z06
2 – 1:07.423 – Factory Five Cobra
3 – 1:08.886 – 1966 Datsun MX520
4 – 1:10.366 – 2003 Corvette Z06
5 – 1:11.763 – 2004 BMW
6 – 1:12.086 – Pontiac Firebird GTA
7 – 1:12.734 – 2004 Mazdaspeed Turbo Miata
8 – 1:13.648 – 2000 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra “R”
9 – 1:14.585 – 2004 Corvette
10 – 1:15.270 – Eagle Talon”

Ratsun Build Thread


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…………….sorry I fainted for a sec. So raw, so unique. I’m not really for cross brand swapping, but still this is incredible.

Comment by enoezam

That is so cool that there are other people out there that like my baby! I’m the crazy man that created this monster. The “…… sorry I fainted” comment made me laugh!

Thanks – Bob3

Comment by Bob3

Bob, your datsun x miata hybrid is AMAZING! one of the craziest things i’ve seen since i’ve graduated high school! keep up the fantastic work!

Comment by kyushakai

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