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#1 Farmer

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:41 PM

I wasn't going to start a thread about this yet but i just can"t wait.

 

Here is Rugby.  1974 Datsun California Stepside 620.   L18 with w53 head 4 speed manual. It was removed from 23 years of storage a few months ago.  Older gentleman health issues, had to move into rest home. Anyways, the body is in great shape. no rust through but  Some minor body work has been done here and there. Engine cranks over but struggles to start. Probably needs the gas system cleaned, has some electrical issues with switches and stuff. Probably needs brakes gone through.  Inspected the floor boards briefly, looks good.

Came with alot of parts collected through his years. Nothing of the "find of the century" parts.  Got some original slot mags with old bias ply tires and alot of J Series engine parts.

 

I paid more than I should of but oh well.  Pics

 

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Now to go through all the boxes of parts to see whats there. Also will take pics of inside once I get to check it out.



#2 datzenmike

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

I wonder if he had a 520 at one time. None of the J parts will be for a 620.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:48 PM

If you have a Jhead I'm interested. Cool step side. Don't put any money into this one.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM

 Don't put any money into this one.

That's going to be hard to do

 

 

ff you have a J head I'm interested.   

 

I believe I do



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM

That's a good looking truck, nice addition to your collection :cool: 


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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.

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#6 Charlie69

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:10 AM

Excellent find, add $10,000 and you will have a fine truck!!!  LOL


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

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#7 Farmer

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

Gave it a bath today. Floor boards are in good shape. Driver side has rust but nothing through. Passenger side good. 

 

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Found some rust through on bottom of front fender.  Found gas tank rubber hose is shot. Needs gas tank cleaned out.  Blinkers don't work and headlight relay faulty. clutch slave cylinder not engaging.  Master brake cylinder needs replaced. probably needs brakes gone through too.  Going to be awhile before I get this on the road.

Going to start making a list



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:03 PM

can you take a shot of the pass side rubber i see around the kick panel? tryna bring my '73 up to snuff. Thx
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:47 PM

Some pics of the parts that I got with the truck. Went through one box and had parts from the 80's

 

The 1300 blocks look they were refreshed or never used,

 

guessing at parts here

 

First off : Fly wheels.   Possible 2 - j13 and one L16

 

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I believe j13 head.  looks new

 

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Chrome valve cover.  Not 100 % sure on motor  Datsun 320 truck??

 

 

 

 

Cams for j13

 

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Cranks  2 possible j13 and one L16

 

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L16 block with piston and crank installed

 

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J13  block with crank installed.  No piston marks or top ridge on cylinders

 

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J13  block with crank and cam installed.  No piston marks or top ridge on cylinders

 

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And looks to be a 520 chrome grill with headlight rings

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:09 PM

Fucken score!


I might be wrong but I think that valve cover will fit e1 or j13.


I want them

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:48 PM

p_016.jpg Middle one might be J or L16/18

 

The top two and bottom look like L20b or larger engine. All three need to be flipped over to see the clutch surface areas.

 

L series cranks have 5 main bearings. The J series only have two.

L series cranks are...

5 bolt... L16/18

6 bolt... L20B and larger displacement


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:58 PM

Fucken score!


I might be wrong but I think that valve cover will fit e1 or j13.


I want them

Just wait until you see whats next.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:12 PM

Tease

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

Wheel fitment

 

 

Stock 

 

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Period correct

 

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235 60 14 

 

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15*7 

 

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

This is a sweet truck Farmer.  I thinking V6 6 speed!


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

I've always then ol skool vector rims.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

Wheel fitment

 

 

Stock 

 

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Period correct

 

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235 60 14 

 

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15*7 

 

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Farmer when I put the 1985 720 4x4 springs under my 520 it pushed my wheels back in the wheel openings like yours are in these pictures.  I had to have my brother Garret re drill the centering bolt hole.  I had to move the hole 2 1/4" forward to center my wheels in the opening.


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

I just noticed the my front bumper has no seams on the ends.  How cools is that!

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:24 AM

I've been wondering about the seams, but haven't found anything that explains why. My '75 has no seams, but other '75s seem to have them. I have seen no pattern of what vehicle doesn't have them. Any idea?



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:23 AM

can you see any trace of workmanship by looking behing the bumper?
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