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#1 emanistan

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:11 AM

Does anyone have any pictures of the optional decklid rack that was offered for the B210 sedans?  I have a 1975 accesories catalogue which mentions a "Genuine wood and chrome rear deck luggage rack," but doesn't show it....actually, let alone pictures, does anyone have one of these racks themselves that they'd be willing to part with?



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:13 AM

I'd actually be interested in just seeing what it looked like, let alone having one lol

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:13 AM

I can't say I've ever seen one. 


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

Me wants

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

I've seen them but never took any or have any pictures of them.. They almost or could be the same ones that the 1600-2000 roadster have on there deck lids.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:05 PM

I think I might have pictures of this somewhere; I'll go looking.

 

Edit: Well I've seen them several times and evidently never took a picture of one?

 

Looking through my saved pictures from other people now.

Edit: Found the car I was thinking about! Pictures stolen off of Datsun1200.com site. I do believe I have seen another version of this before on a white car.

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

I don't think its the same as the ones one the roadsters.  Those don't have any wooden parts, just tubular metal, at least the ones I've seem pictures of.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

It wouldn't look right. It's for grand touring in a sports car with a convertible top. For overnight luggage. And it ruins the rear view. and it would never get used.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

Diasagree: it would look great, and the B210 decklid slants so much--almost a fastback--that you probably wouldn't even see the rack from inside, unless it was piled high with stuff.  Would it get used?  I think I'd use it, but that's not really the point.  The point is it would look damn good!



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:44 PM

I think I might have pictures of this somewhere; I'll go looking.

 

Edit: Well I've seen them several times and evidently never took a picture of one?

 

Looking through my saved pictures from other people now.

Edit: Found the car I was thinking about! Pictures stolen off of Datsun1200.com site. I do believe I have seen another version of this before on a white car.

 

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Thanks!  I don't think this is the same one the catalogue was talking about though:  no wood slats.  Looks like a home-build.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:52 PM

Thanks!  I don't think this is the same one the catalogue was talking about though:  no wood slats.  Looks like a home-build.

Here is the non-us dealer rack. Wood part might be the slats. Design is similar but not the same to the other.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:18 PM

Diasagree: it would look great, and the B210 decklid slants so much--almost a fastback--that you probably wouldn't even see the rack from inside, unless it was piled high with stuff.  Would it get used?  I think I'd use it, but that's not really the point.  The point is it would look damn good!

 

Then you should definitely go for it.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

I think it looks fine. I would rather have a roof rack.. but nothing wrong with that one though.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:57 AM

I have a station wagon and still I wouldn't, but..... :lol:


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:08 PM

I had one from an accord on a 4 dr. No slats.
Worked great.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

Diasagree: it would look great, and the B210 decklid slants so much--almost a fastback--that you probably wouldn't even see the rack from inside, unless it was piled high with stuff.  Would it get used?  I think I'd use it, but that's not really the point.  The point is it would look damn good!

In talking to the guy who has one; he really liked it for long trips. I personally want to put one on because you run out of room really fast when packing.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:32 PM

In talking to the guy who has one; he really liked it for long trips. I personally want to put one on because you run out of room really fast when packing.

 

I'd look great in a codpiece too, but I doubt it would get much use.


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

I'd look great in a codpiece too, but I doubt it would get much use.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:05 PM

Does anyone have any pictures of the optional decklid rack that was offered for the B210 sedans?  I have a 1975 accesories catalogue which mentions a "Genuine wood and chrome rear deck luggage rack," but doesn't show it....actually, let alone pictures, does anyone have one of these racks themselves that they'd be willing to part with?

 

Late response. Been looking through the 210 forum to learn more about them. The '81 210 I just bought came with one. One of the little things I like most about it haha No wood trim though.

 

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:00 PM

Since I started this thread I've managed to find a few period images. There's this French Canadian commercial on Youtube which offers some good glimpses of one on a blue sedan: 

and then there's the accessories brochure for the 610, which shows the same type 

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For my personal project though, it no longer matters.  I love junkyard exploring--its how I found my car in the first place--and when I can't explore junkyards myself, I sometimes watch videos of other people doing it.  A few months ago I came across this video of these fellows exploring Han's Foreign Auto Parts in Minnesota: 

 

There are a few things here to interest old Datsun lovers, but what made me salivate was the decklid rack on the circa 1980 Lancia Zagato towards the middle of the video.  To make a long story short, I shot out a few emails, and after a pleasant transaction with Han's--who I recommend highly--it arrived at my PO box. Here it is posed on my Sunny: 

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It's the exact right size, but I need to make some adjustments to the mounting feet before bolting it on.