Basically he got sick of people asking thousands of questions and then not wanting to pay his asking price. I haven't seen him for a while but last time I spoke to him he had definitely had enough. One member on here apparently pushed and pushed trying to get every last cent off the price that he could.
People always want something for nothing. Or for as cheap as they can. Unfortunately datsuns are no different and just because there are a few left over fanatics on Ozdat doesn't mean some will also try and take that advantage of getting as much as they can for little. It's a shame because i remember him being quite honest about the parts he was using for the conversion also.
I think it was either the MR2 or Toyota AE86 steering rack and a Honda column (the rest is a mystery to me). It's all well and good to source the parts but the labour involved and the r&d is what you pay for.
I will always remember that a member on here (i still know who it is) gave me some parts and even paid for the postage. He told me that eventually it'll go around and ill help someone out etc etc. I've always carried that with me since that time and tried to help out as many datto guys, even just average blokes as best i could for nothing since that time. Kinda like a pay it forward scenario. Unfortunately not everyone lives by that.
Ongoing Project: 1972 Datsun 510 S13 SR20Det. http://ozdat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=17898
New Daily: D22 Navara (The new workhorse)
Retired 12/2016: MY98 Subaru Impreza RX
Previous Car: Restored Green 1972 Datsun 510, Hot L18