1983 maxi diesel sedan- ebay

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1983 maxi diesel sedan- ebay

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Post by kassim503 » 14 years ago

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsun-M ... 6372QQrdZ1


things are a little rough but body is in great shape
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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Post by glenlloyd » 14 years ago

That has to be one of the most interesting and creative auto listings I've ever seen. I like the added photos of the camel and the bird with the flag.

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

The Coke can over the fuses . . . the inflatable party sheep . . . the CAR AND DRIVER stickers . . .
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

I've got this site mentioned in the "Ask Seller a Question" section at the bottom of the auction. Unfortunately, he added "www" to the front of the URL. Oh, well.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by glenlloyd » 14 years ago

His photos are a riot, the Maxi parked with semis, next to an ambulance? Pushing the car (I think) and some mechanical work being done. It's a hilarious montage of unusual situations.

steve a
97 Jetta TDI, 86 VW Golf D
89 VW Fox diesel, 92 MB 300SD W140

gir - won't the sploding hurt?
zim - silence!

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Post by kassim503 » 14 years ago

sold- for $851



also it made me re-suscribe to car&driver for another year
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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Post by mbtech208 » 14 years ago

I'm the one that bought it :D
-Dave

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

Welcome!

It looks to be a Good Buy.

Damn . . . I just left behind a mint brown glovebox. I'll see if I can get Dale to get it, if you post back saying that you want it. What other brown interiour parts do you need . . . we just gutted an '83 gasser Sedan that had a pretty darned good interiour. I salvaged the front seats (available, if you need them), I'm keeping the dash pad, but the door panels and armrests are mint, and I left them behind. The car goes to the scrapyard on Monday, I think.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by mbtech208 » 14 years ago

Thanks for the welcome, I'm pretty excited about it. I'm an ex-Mercedes technician (now Lexus), so I have a soft spot for old diesels. Other than the glovebox, the car needs a center console, driver's seat is coming apart, and the dash is cracked. I'm just buying a dashmat to cover the dash, and will probably buy seat covers too, but the missing glovebox and center console really bug me. The sunroof has been Bondo-ed over, so I'm going to pull the headliner and see what condition the sunroof mechanism and panel are in. If it's not too bad, I'll get that working again. I don't know why someone would Bondo over a sunroof. The motor still works, I hear it turning when I push the button.
-Dave

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Police Package

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

mbtech208 wrote:Other than the glovebox, the car needs a center console, driver's seat is coming apart, and the dash is cracked. I'm just buying a dashmat to cover the dash, and will probably buy seat covers too, but the missing glovebox and center console really bug me. The sunroof has been Bondo-ed over, so I'm going to pull the headliner and see what condition the sunroof mechanism and panel are in. If it's not too bad, I'll get that working again. I don't know why someone would Bondo over a sunroof. The motor still works, I hear it turning when I push the button.
On the car I just dismantled, the AT console was pretty cracked up. The GB, yes. And the car I just took apart has a sunroof, didn't look like it was leaking. But it doesn't sound like you really need parts for the SR.

I'll email Dale (who is a lot closer to that car than I am) and see if he can swing by after work. If they didn't haul the car off by then, he'll get the GB I'm sure.

I assume that you're in SoCal (you can edit your Profile to add your location, just click on the button at the top of any page)? (My father lives in South Pasadena) I salvaged the front seats from that rig, they're the right color, and they're only lightly soiled. See this post for details.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by kassim503 » 14 years ago

Did you get the C&D stickers?


Does the car have any other bondo spots on it besides the sunroof? It looks pretty clean
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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Post by mbtech208 » 14 years ago

The stickers were included, but the car had been sitting at Nissan headquarters since December, so they were pretty faded. I took them off. Other than the sunroof, there's Bondo on the hood where it's been in a fender-bender. The hood doesn't line up flush with the fender on the passenger side. But other than that, it's about as good as can be expected for a 23 year old car with 238,000 miles. It needs motor mounts and front struts. I already changed the diff oil, flushed the brake fluid and balanced the tires. Nissan HQ did a lot of work to it also. If it weren't for the weak transmission, I'd drive it anywhere in the country.
-Dave

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Police Package

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

asavage wrote:The GB, yes.

I'll email Dale (who is a lot closer to that car than I am) and see if he can swing by after work. If they didn't haul the car off by then, he'll get the GB I'm sure
Dale went by there last night, and the car was already hauled off. Sorry 'bout that, I tried.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by glenlloyd » 14 years ago

mbtech208 wrote:Other than the sunroof, there's Bondo on the hood where it's been in a fender-bender. The hood doesn't line up flush with the fender on the passenger side.
You could kind of tell that from the auction, or at least I suspected something wasn't quite right from the photos.
mbtech208 wrote:It needs motor mounts and front struts. I already changed the diff oil, flushed the brake fluid and balanced the tires. Nissan HQ did a lot of work to it also. If it weren't for the weak transmission, I'd drive it anywhere in the country.
It sounds like you've already made some good progress on maintenance, but sorry to hear about the weak tranny. My 94 Dodge B250 as an OD tranny but I turn the OD off until I get on the road above 45-50 mph. At 188k miles it has never had major maint, only fluid / filter replacements.

steve a
97 Jetta TDI, 86 VW Golf D
89 VW Fox diesel, 92 MB 300SD W140

gir - won't the sploding hurt?
zim - silence!

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Post by mbtech208 » 14 years ago

In the past two days I've replaced the front struts and cleaned out the intake manifold. There was so much crud in there, it was unbelievable. It has more power now, and probably gets better mileage. This is turning out to be a decent car, especially since I still only have about a thousand bucks in it. I'm happy. :D
-Dave

Owner of Car and Driver's '83 Maxima "Diesel Beater" 247,000 miles

2003 Dodge Intrepid Police Package

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