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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:05 AM

This is my KA24DE swap and 77 620 Kingcab refresh.

I've had this truck in storage for a while...now it's time to clear out the unit.

Truck as purchased for $100 a few years ago, it's been stored inside since then. Some of you guys might remember this one from the 'Dude leave a note' thread on NWDE.

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5-Speed and diff from a 1983 720 KC with the Z24

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Got the truck and motor to the house on May 4th 2010.

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Better shot of theKA24DE going in.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:06 AM

Not sure why people used the tar based undercoating...it sucks. Whoever did it to this truck sucks...but, it's coming clean.

Before:

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End of the first day of cleaning:

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Fun shit...chemicals :D

Now I have a set deadline, on May 13th I registered the truck for Canby on June 13th. :D

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My buddy Brad came over that night and lent a hand, thanks buddy. While I was scraping and playing with more chemicals he did some disassembly and inspection for me.

He pulled the trans off the motor and the clutch. The clutch looked brand new on the outside, but was nicely burnt in a couple places.

I got the flywheel resurfaced, a new clutch and gaskets and seals for the motor.

Here's some pic's :thumbs:

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Got the trans and the most of the parts clean.

There was actually I nice looking transmission under 27 years of grime.

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Picked up the stuff to delete the power steering.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:07 AM

Made a little progress the weekend of the 24th...then I rolled it out of the garage and got ready for my annual Memorial Weekend Camping Trip.

Here's the few pics I took of what went down.

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Had to pick up some more exhaust washers and nuts. Thanks for the nuts Frank. :lol:

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Drilled the starter, both the starter and the trans are threaded....The next starter for it will have to be from a 720.

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Removed the front crossmember and the center link for clearance.

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Got the motor set.

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I'm gonna flip the centerlink for more oil pan clearance. Looks like it will just need some slight massaging after the link is flipped.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:13 AM

Finished up the motor mounts last night. I sectioned them and then dropped them 5/8". Then reinforced them with some 1/8 sheet.

Pics :D

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Dropped my steering components off on June 4th, cost about $120. Spent $240 in nickle and dime stuff on the 5th. Had to get a truck slave cylinder as the 240 one puts a kink in the hose and smashes it against the torsion bar.

Brad came over ont the 6th and we got the brakes adjusted and bleed, nice solid pedal. New 720 accelerator cable is installed. Got the fuel lines ran at the motor, still have to splice in the new pump by the tank. Drained and flushed the tank and put some fresh fuel in it.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:14 AM

Got the steering column and the idler arm swapped for the reamed parts (couldn't get the pitman off and I had a spare column). I only had to clearance the oil pan a little. Center link flip is a success. I also picked up a truck slave cylinder and hose, the new slave blew a seal as soon as I bled it.

Anyways here's some pics from the last couple days. :D

Fuel connected to the motor

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Drivers motor mount

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Passenger motor mount

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Titans...cause Nuff is a slacker getting me my 15"s

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Looks almost stock.

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Slave cylinder issues...gotta use the truck one...

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Reversed center link taper

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Steering column out.

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New idler arm with reversed taper

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1/4" clearance all the way around at full lock. :thumbs:

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:17 AM

Icehouse came over last night and wired the motor, fuel pump and fan in for me. Dropped it off at the exhaust shop at 11pm (way past my bedtime) to get a new downpipe made. Runs like a bat outta hell. Loud as fuck :lol:

Thanks again Jeff, you fucking ROCK!!

Edit: My stupid camera quit working last night, I'll get a couple pic's when I get it back from the exhaust place.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:07 PM

Incredible progress!
Are you going to be able to make it to the show?

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:08 PM

Steve that freakin rocks!! The boys coming together to get it done :thumbup: We need a video of the exhaust too...loud = good :D

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:53 PM

Yep, driving it to the show in the AM :D

Exhaust got fixed while I was at work today. I'll get some vid of it running though...as soon as I can get my stupid camera to open.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:13 PM

Killer!

I lot of great info, and great pics.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

Steve, That is one sweet job, now I have a pattern to go by when I get ready to do mine. When you get a chance I'd like to see more photos of the steering mods, that last one was a little blurry. Keep up the great work, I've missed your updates on the other truck, I've learned a lot from you. Posted Image
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:00 AM

Thanks it's been a fun project.

Made it from Marysville WA to Canby OR. 9 gallons to get there 10 to get home. My foot was in it on the trip back :lol:

Motor pic. Don't mind the custom ECU mount :devil:

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Good solid little truck. Hauls ass.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:20 AM

So you have been doing a nut and bolt restore on the black 620 for ever! and then you throw this together in like a week! Great work!

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:06 PM

Glad to meet you at Canby. You did a great job on the truck. It now inspires me to get a KA and swap it in. :thumbup:
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:45 PM

Ya the black truck I want to be perfect. Taking my time and doing it exactly how I want it. Plan to keep that truck forever.

This one I just want to run reliable and be safe for the next caretaker. I'm trying to clear out my storage unit and a few good parts are gonna go on this thing. Still a bit of work to be done on it. Disc brakes, better gearing, clean up the wiring and maybe buff the paint.

Good to meet you too Dat620guy, wish I had more time to hang out at the show.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:03 PM

When you get a chance I'd like to see more photos of the steering mods.[/img]


As far as the steering...it looks just like stock only the center link goes in from the bottom instead of the top.

It's a trick the Jeep guys use to do the opposite. They flip the tie rod top the top for better clearance offroad.

Here is a link to the 'kit'

http://www.ok4wd.com...e_rod_flip_kit/

If you look at the installation instructions it gives you a good idea as to what I had done. I had mine welded up and reverse reamed by Randy's Offroad a local 4x4 shop in Marysville. Cost $120 to get it done there. I will probably just buy the ream next time :D

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

Steve you need to use the Hainz technique to shine up the paint. Use hand cleaner & clean rags :rolleyes: I tried it on my 521 & it worked a bit.... :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:31 AM

:lol: I'm gonna use that TR3 polish everyone raves about. See how that works out with my buffer.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:47 PM

you throw this together in like a week!


Haha I just realized the pics make it seem so quick...It took about a month and a week total to get to the show. :lol:


I broke a rib a couple weeks ago and haven't got much of anything done. I did get a gas door though, not sure what happened to the origonal. :confused:

I also got my vinyl cutter working. :thumbup:

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Promptly broke off the upper bolt, now I have to go by an angled drill...any excuse to buy a new tool is a good one. ^_^

I'll be buffing out the pink when I'm healed.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:20 AM

is that paint or a vinyl stiker on that rising sun?
Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good