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Old 05-13-2011, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old Nissan Pulsar with kammback spotted on highway


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Old 05-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ahh, a trip down memory lane... Nissan used to sell the "liftback" as an option for the regular NX hatch. One could unbolt the hatch and install the liftback to make it a sort of station wagon. All the liftbacks were grey, so they would correspond with whatever color car the buyer wants.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That topper used to be available for the Pulsar back when it was new. I think it was a factory option.

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I actually thought of these the other day. I would not have expected anyone to spot one! I think aftermarket suppliers got in on the act too, making, for example, a sort of pickup tuck bed to go in there.
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Yeah, I loved the idea that you could own a "modular" car.

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I had one of those (no kammback though) in college, a restore job that I ended up ditching to the junk yard once I found some nasty rust damage in the frame I hadn't caught before. Those were sweet little cars. Sunroofs don't come close to the kind of experience you feel while driving with the T-tops down.
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there was one for sale near me a couple wks ago (stock liftback though) for under $1k, only had 140k on it, but did need some work. the guy never mentioned what kind of work it needed, so I decided to forget about it.
but, if another one comes along in decent shape, I think it would be a great ecomodding vehicle.
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there was one for sale near me a couple wks ago (stock liftback though) for under $1k, only had 140k on it, but did need some work. the guy never mentioned what kind of work it needed, so I decided to forget about it.
but, if another one comes along in decent shape, I think it would be a great ecomodding vehicle.
it would be! a small displacement sentra motor and driveline would drop right in - lots of used 87-90 sentra parts would fit under the skin, so they would not be hard to mod.

the 80's gave us lots of great unique light cars to use as a foundation for a fun eco mod project.

a couple of my faves:

83-88 ford escort exp 2 seater coupe. I have an '88 sitting in my storage lot waiting for some fun. i used to get 34mpg out of the 1.9l cvh motor that was in it - imagine if a 1.6 cvh was put in there and a little more weight removal was done to get the car under 2000 lbs (it was 2300 lbs stock)

91-94 mercury capri convert. These aussie built fords were mazda 323 under the skin and would easily accept a 1.3 ford aspire motor as their drivetrain (complete bolt in). i have a couple of these sitting around too.

92-95 mazda mx3 coupe. nice slippery lines and the ford aspire 1.3 motor is a direct bolt in on this car too

can u tell i like fords and mazdas?

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You come get it, I might have a couple aspire/festiva motors for you soon. Lol.

Frankly, I'd rather use a 2.0 mazda diesel, or 2.2.
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Reminds me of the Accord Aerodeck:


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