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#1 Pacific coast Datsun

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:33 AM

Hey guys you've all seen my 620 before im sure here & at NWDE but i wanted to start a new thread here. In the next 2 weeks ill be doing some major work on her in preperation for Reso 07 now that there will be an "old school" class :cool:. Shes sittin on stockers / jack stands now with a few new residents [spiders] but ill have pics as i go. Once again you guys here & NWDE helped me SO much in getting this truck back on the road & needless to say i owe all you guys a cruise in her :D
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:50 PM

No Hooks!!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:19 PM

This truck was once a show truck. I found it here in Bullhead city with the very rare Permacast rims. It at one time had a wrapkit and sunvisor molded in. The rear flares and the sunvisor were the pieces I had molds made from. The hood had blown up and the sunvisor broken in 4 places!! Anyway, quite a LOOOONNNNGGGGGGGGG story on how I finally got it. It became Mark's when He was gracious enough to drive up from San Diego (I had NEVER met Him, only from the forum!!!) and helped Me get the city off My back. He brought His infamous Sawzall and started cutting!! When it was all over, four 620s were cut up and 5 dumpsters filled!! So I gave Him Him choice of any one of three trucks, this one, a 1976 or the peagreen 1973 that Datsun Dreamer recently acquired. Mark has literally gone through Hell with this truck and I would've been totally bummed if I had've sold it for even one dollar to Him!! But it HAS now been in a few magazines, so there was/is a light at the end of the tunnel for a long ago show truck being rebuilt! Mark can tell You just how many colors it has been. He should know, He removed 2 layers of skin sanding it all off!!! There was some crazy stuff on this truck like traction bars with a cross piece "anti sway bar" that was sold long ago to a lot of mini truckers as an accessory. Mark is also (NOT!!) especially fond of the vintage sunroof that was installed long ago. He has lots of photos of it's construction and look when I found it in about 2003.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:20 PM

Tow truck?!?!??????? What happened to it this time?!?!?????????

OH BHUY!!!!!
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:16 PM

mmm....one sexy 620...

Good luck at Reso :D


now on with the buildup :cool:

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:50 PM

Hey Mark, Your 620 looks awesome i cant wait to see your future build! what are the plans?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:20 PM

I like that truck, the zebra paint is my fav. :D

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:56 AM

Oh yess this truck has been a BIG challenge bringing it back to life to say the least. I had a 22 page thread on NWDE but i think it got deleted when they "cleaned" up that site. Everything under the hood is new & currently has a 2 link rear suspension & re-key'd torsions. As Mike said this truck had been painted at least 6 times with the upper 2 coats cracking/peeling off. I had to scrape it down to the original color which took 2 weeks ! Future plans include: convertable top w/ welded in filler panels, finish shaving lights,vents, & possibly re-primer it a different color. Heres a few pix old -current.....
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:15 AM

No Hooks!!


Are you TRYING to make some kind of a statement here sonny boy? You calling me out? You on some kind of a mission now..? Oh for the love-ah. ;)

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:26 AM



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you know with a little fiberglassing you could modify that shell to look very retro....

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:56 AM

"you know with a little fiberglassing you could modify that shell to look very retro..."

sorry the shell was cut up into many pieces & dumped...:rolleyes:

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:17 PM

"you know with a little fiberglassing you could modify that shell to look very retro..."

sorry the shell was cut up into many pieces & dumped...:rolleyes:


You guys are killin' me..... ugh.:mad:

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:42 PM

Wow, I had forgotten that photo! In the background (while Mark's is being placed on the towdolly) is the red roofline of the fourdoor cab, the peagreen truck that Datsun Dreamer now has, the white '76 that may or may not become RHD and one of My trailers stripped prior to pearl paint under the blue tarp. All of those Mark had helped Me move over to this house from the other lot to get them out of the City's sight. That is why the red roofline is up so high, it was on My trailer. But, alas, the City got wise and figured "let's see what the other propertys listed under this guys name look like" and a week later I had another citation!!! So, back to the other lot with them all after it got checked off!!! Finally, with new fencing at the other lot, I was and still have been, left alone.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:13 PM

Mike those few days were fun but sad at the same time. Having to cut up all those 620 sucked but it had to be done. Heres a hint of what may get underway in a few days....Ill be making cut lines on the roof & buying a few new sawzall & jigsaw blades....:D

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:15 AM

Mike those few days were fun but sad at the same time. Having to cut up all those 620 sucked but it had to be done. Heres a hint of what may get underway in a few days....Ill be making cut lines on the roof & buying a few new sawzall & jigsaw blades....:D


I thought you were supposed to have bought that stuff over the weekend. You are slacking!
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:18 PM

Ok i spent about an hour on the 620 today & got the cut lines re-marked & got the sawzall & jigsaw out & got the roof removed! I used the big saw to go through the double walled sections & the little one to rip the rest.
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The open areas next to the seats will have filler plates welded in [already made] & the same thing on the windshield area....
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this is where the seat belts will be anchored. Ill cut a hole & weld in a nut & maybe a brace inside the body...
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the old roof...Mike the sunroff will be returned to you @ Reso :D
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the new roof set in place. I still need to trim the ends so it'll sit flush. Basically it'll overlap the existing /remaining roof section & brackets will be welded in so the roof can be bolted in place....
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I also plan on removing the rain gutters & welding the door frames onto the roof & A pillar.


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:21 PM

DUDE!!! So sick! Looks good already. I dont have the kahunas to do something like that to mine. I cant wait to see it in person. When you have some time in the day light I would love to see a more full view and see how the body lines came out.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:41 PM

Will do. I have alot of trimming & grinding to do so i'll get a better side angle pic. I did sit in the cab after the roof was off & it felt good :D

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:23 PM

looks great! love the teal instrument panel.

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what's that center console out of?

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:39 PM

haha, if i didn't know better i would think you were having a datto meet at your house... 620 looks awesome man. love the idea of a hard top convert. i've always loved those rally style mirrors, where'd you get that one? is it really much more useful? that aspect doesn't matter much cause i love the look, as long as it's reflective it'll be useful.. haha. have you figured out what kind of latches you're gonna use? if you haven't considered it, i'll recommend the latches out of a miata, on the soft top. my dad's got one and those latches are nice, very adjustable for a good tight latch and they sorta lock when they're latched, the factory miata hardtop only uses four of them, i think. the soft top just has the two at the front and that thing feels so strongly attached when they're locked in, obviously yours isn't gonna be on and off as often as a soft top would be, but still it's nice to be able to do it real quick. you could even set it up where you can secure the top in the bed and that would make it simple. also are you gonna lose the side windows or you gonna open up the track after you weld it up and make it so the door can still be opened when they're up? i say a truck with no top for sale on ebay one time and the passenger window was broken because he didn't do that when he welded the window frame to the a-pillar and somebody opened the door real hard and broke the window off ha.

keep it up man. LOVE IT.
geez, i need to learn how to weld.