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Knottys goat

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Topic: Knottys goat
Posted By: Knottyhead
Subject: Knottys goat
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 3:06pm
Havent been active for quite a while but I have been lurking.
I havent done nothing to any of my Datsun's besides driving the old goat daily untill yesterday.
My Halloween was off to a great start until...... BANG! I really dont know what happend all I know is the goat got kilt. I know the upper control arm is smashed like a tin can, the radiator is busted, the core support is screwed and the transmission is busted.
I am not sure if I can save it or not I will have to wait till I get it home from the impound lot and inspect a little closer. If I cant save it I am going to strip whats good and offer parts up for sale so keep an eye on this post as I may have some nice rare unique parts for sale. Wish me luck.


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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series



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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 3:29pm
Chris.... I hope you and any passengers are unscathed! Very sad to see the goat in this state. Glad to see you're back on dmt. Please keep us updated!!!

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Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 5:13pm
Thanks EZ! I am sore all over got another knott on my head a bruised ankle and my wrist/arm is sore from were I was holding the shift leaver and it broke from the force I put on it when the impact happened.

Now would be a perfect time to build a 510 wagon if I could find one.

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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 7:00pm
You still have same number?

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Posted By: datkimsun
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2015 at 10:54am
boy that suxs. What caused the accident ? 

just a heads up, if you decide to fix the issues, I'm parting out 2 - 79 620 KC. Hate to see you scrap the old girl out. 


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Posted By: alleycat
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2015 at 1:49pm
so sorry knotty, glad you are alright



Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2015 at 2:05pm
EZ no I do not have the same number. I do not have a phone at the moment

Datkimsun have you got a good rad support? If so how much and will you ship?
      To sum it up quickly I pulled out into traffic infront of the lady cause I didnt see her, its as much her fault as mine beings she pulled out from another driveway about 20 yards from were I was pulling out and was throwing the coal to it and never let up till.....BANG!!

Thanks Alleycat

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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 12:51am
Good to hear nobody got seriously hurt. Accidents do happen but we learn from them. Meantime, while you ponder what to do with your truck's suspension here's an idea from Japan

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Posted By: datkimsun
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 9:40am
Originally posted by Knottyhead Knottyhead wrote:

EZ no I do not have the same number. I do not have a phone at the moment

datkimsun have you got a good rad support? If so how much and will you ship?
      To sum it up quickly I pulled out into traffic in front of the lady cause I didn't see her, its as much her fault as mine beings she pulled out from another driveway about 20 yards from were I was pulling out and was throwing the coal to it and never let up till.....BANG!!

Thanks Alleycat


good to hear that no one was hurt. 


PM sent


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Posted By: dat521
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 1:10pm
that sux but i hope that your ok. does your 620 have drum brakes or disc cuz i have a good set of drum/upper/lower controls arms with spindles to drum brakes that came off my 521 and after some research they are the same for a 620 with drum brakes. maybe it is time to do coilovers on it or bag the front


Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 11:12pm
Smoothy thats not my style

Dat521 its a drum brake truck with V6 d21 hardbody spindles,vented rotors and twin piston calipers. The running gear is a LZ22 with the 1983 280Z 5 speed with 4.375 rear gear. Very fun to drive!
If I do major work I will do leaf springs in the front instead of coil overs so I can bolt up my 84 4X4 Toyota front axle......

When I get it home I will know more of the extent of the damage and what direction I will take to make drivable. In the process of moving so the Goat has to stay on a back burner for a hot minute

I am very thankful I didnt get hurt besides a few bumps and bruises. These ate some very tough trucks and can take a hit.
If it werent from the seats I got from EZ a few years back I probably would have gotten some major injurys, those suckers hold you in and have great side bolsters. Thanks again EZ! Your the man.


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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2015 at 12:10pm
Man, I'm glad you had those seats!

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Posted By: Pa's Truck
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2015 at 10:51am
Sorry to hear of your misfortune.  Hopefully, someone with lots of spares can donate to your rebuild.
 
PT


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Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2015 at 2:35am
No updates yet? I can't wait to see it perched on a straight front axle.

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Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2015 at 7:43am
Sorry smoothy no updates. havent gotten the old goat out of impound due to lack of funds I think I may have lost this one along with all the hard to find parts on it like the Z 5speed,factory tach and offy intake along with some other goodies.

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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2015 at 10:57am
What the?!
Nnnooooo!! Why did it get impounded? Couldn't it have been towed home?

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Better to learn from other peoples mistakes than to make them yourself.-Anonymous



Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2015 at 11:38am
Dang it! Impound fees are highway robbery imo! How much are the hitting you for? Keep us posted!

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Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2015 at 4:28pm
Sorry for no updates on the goat or not answering questions, been busy.

The towing company BGI (big girl incorporated) that towed my truck away from the crash attempted to charge me $175.00 for a 1/2 mile round trip max and I refused to pay that much for so little, the lady also tried to charge me $30 a day storage that I would have paid but didn't.
Long story short I got my truck delivered to my work and didn't pay a cent. I threatened her with a lawsuit that she and I both knew I would win and would put a huge strain on her company. I then contacted my attorney who called her and then I contacted the cheif of police and the officer who is in charge of the towing rotations, both who gave her a call.
The lady made me mad! She was trying to charge me a ridiculous tow bill and the storage kept adding up, I went by three times a week sometimes more and on more than occasion two or three times a day in attempts to pay her but she was never open. On the 19th day after the accident she put a lein against my truck,that got me boiling mad to say the least. The next day I announcement of and asked her business hours she replied 9am to 5pm so I said cool see you sometime before 5:00 she promptly said I had to have an appointment cause she had floating hours.
So all in a nutshell I am not required by law to have a phone and if you run a business that charges money and the bill grows more and more by the day then you must have business hours and someone there during those hours to accept payments and write receipts.

The goat is totaled! I am going to part it out and build me another out of the 3 trucks I have. The frame is twisted, the motor and trans sits crookedy in the hole and the front left wheel sits at what appears to be extreme negative camber, the whole front clip is pushed over to the right.

I have gotten it to were I can drive it. I replaced the radiator the upper control Arm the transmission the coil and a few other things that got damaged in the impact. This little truck took a very hard hit in a 35mph zone, I think the woman that hit me was running 60 to 70 mph.

Here is a picture of the upper Control arm and busted transmission



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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2015 at 1:33am
RIP dear Goat. Your will rise again after your parts are respectfully removed and transferred over to build a more powerful Goat II.
Can hardly wait. .....

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Better to learn from other peoples mistakes than to make them yourself.-Anonymous



Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2015 at 12:14am
Knotty, I'll need some parts if you plan on cutting it up

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Better to learn from other peoples mistakes than to make them yourself.-Anonymous



Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2016 at 3:20pm
What ya needing Smoothy? Ez has already spoken for some of the busted 83 ZX transmission parts.

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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2016 at 1:29am
Small stuff. I'll pm pics, thanks Knotty

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Posted By: Braden620
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2016 at 9:30pm
Dang!!!!  This is news to me!  I cant believe it happened, pisses me off.  Glad your OK. 

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Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2016 at 8:14pm
Thanks Braden.

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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series



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