FutoFab Introduces Steel 510 Body Parts

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FutoFab Introduces Steel 510 Body Parts

Post by Dave Patten » 04 Jul 2013 06:26

Given the recent uptick in Datsun 510 interest (like the “Leno” video and recent article in Sport Car Market) this is the right time to announce that FutoFab will start stocking reproduction steel Datsun 510 body panels this Fall.

I will be traveling to Taiwan to meet with the manufacturer in person the end of next week. Currently in production are tail light panels, which will be our first stocking part. These will be on hand in 8-10 weeks. Prototyping is complete on rocker panels, front fenders & hoods. These will be coming next.
UPDATE October 8, 2014

We have another shipment coming, the container is on the sea, ETA November 14, 2014.
Check our website for ordering availability.

This shipment will include the following items (S&H additional):

Datsun 510 Parts:
• Chrome plated steel front bumpers, one piece beam (68-73) - $360/ea
• Front fenders with JDM/AU marker openings (68-73) - $325/ea
• Under engine splash pan (68-73) - $85
• Hood Latch Kit, both pieces, LHD (68-73) - $79/set
• Trunk floor drops, inner piece, both R & L sides (68-73) - $59/ea
• Rear Valance (68-73) - $165/ea
• Rear bumper brackets (68-72) - $54/pr

Datsun 240Z parts:
• 240Z Tail light assemblies, JDM style w/ amber directional, includes trim, bulb sockets and wiring harness - $495/set
• 240Z F&R Bumpers, chrome, (70-72) - $360/ea
• 240Z F&R Bumpers, black powder coat, (70-72) - $240/ea
• 240Z front bumper brackets (70-72) - $54/pr

Restock of 510 Parts:
• 68-73 Front fenders w/o marker openings (currently on back order) - $325/ea
• 69-73 Rear Tail light Panel (currently on back order) - $255/ea

We also have the following available for immediate delivery.

Datsun 510 Items Currently in Stock:
• 70-73 Front fenders w/US marker openings - $325/ea
• 69-73 Front Valance - $195/ea
• 68-73 Hood - $495/ea
• 68-73 Front Bumper Brackets - $59/pr
• 68-73 Rocker Panels, individual L or R - $245/ea
• 68-73 Rocker Panels, Both Sides, L&R - $475/pr
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Coming in the future will be the following:
Chrome plated rear 510 bumpers (TBD - $360/each)
510 Headlight buckets w/retainer rings (TBD - $135/side - complete)
510 Hood trim (TBD - TBD)
510 Fender “eyebrow” trim (TBD - TBD)
510 Lower grill trim (TBD - TBD)
510 Quarter panels (TBD - $585/each)

510 trunk floors are under consideration.

We at FutoFab are extremely excited about our growth and this opportunity to further support the Datsun community.

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Further updates will be coming, so keep an eye on our website http://www.futofab.com/ in the upcoming months.
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Post by two_68_510s » 04 Jul 2013 06:30

WOW!! :shock:
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Post by HudsonMC » 04 Jul 2013 06:33

All of our prayers have been answered. This is great news, Dave! Thanks for all you do.

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Post by 510wizard » 04 Jul 2013 06:35

The 510 community thanks you for doing this. Hopefully the shipping and such works out cost wise.

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Post by bertvorgon » 04 Jul 2013 06:51

FINALLY...we are on our way to making a whole NEW 510...I knew it would happen in my life time....I would like mine in RED!....... :wink:

Good Work Dave!!!!!!
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Post by Bike papa » 04 Jul 2013 07:09

Absolutley amazing!
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Post by two_68_510s » 04 Jul 2013 07:21

Looks like excellent detail on that rocker panel,

Are the bumpers going to be one piece (is that possible?) or sections like the originals?
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Post by defdes » 04 Jul 2013 09:33

And for once they are local! Thanks Dave, those all look great.

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Post by Byron510 » 04 Jul 2013 10:00

I like the photo of the new fender against the old "model" :D if this is what we are looking at…

Come to think of it, are those the new parts leaning against the presses? Or are these the examples? I got really excited when I see the front fenders with the early style holes.

If the fender light holes are an option Dave, - early, late or not at all - leave them out entirely. It would be up to the new owner to cut the holes. A paper sheet delivered with the fender could lay out the marker light hole location... just a thought.

Certainly do keep us posted. Let's hope that the need for these parts can bring the price down to a reasonable level.

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Post by Dave Patten » 04 Jul 2013 10:10

Are the bumpers going to be one piece (is that possible?) or sections like the originals?
Bumpers are one piece.
If the fender light holes are an option Dave, - early, late or not at all - leave them out entirely. It would be up to the new owner to cut the holes. A paper sheet delivered with the fender could lay out the marker light hole location... just a thought.
I had given the idea of only selling fenders w/o openings and letting the buyer add the ones he wanted. I like the template idea.
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Re: FutoFab Introduces Steel 510 Body Parts

Post by PoorMtnKid » 04 Jul 2013 12:45

Wow I can't wait!!!!
looking for pass. side arm rest

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Post by okayfine » 04 Jul 2013 12:55

The template idea is fab (futo fab?!) and would simplify the manufacturing for the fenders.
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Post by Great_Escape » 04 Jul 2013 19:53

This makes me reconsider some of the project cars I've passed on for lack of available sheet metal. Thank you for taking the next step.

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Post by duke » 04 Jul 2013 21:37

This is really cool. It's awesome to hear that somebody it doing this. And seeing all of the other stuff Dave and Futo Fab have on offer, I'm sure all of it will be top notch.
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Re: FutoFab Introduces Steel 510 Body Parts

Post by djlotus » 04 Jul 2013 22:35

Awesome

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