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#1 frank88

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

Hi guys,

I've been a member on here for a while as I love style of the cars and was biding my time waiting for the opportunity to arise to get involved.

I used to have a supercharged miata which I loved but sold it due to starting a family and other priorities. When the time came I knew i wanted 70s, Japanese and rwd but that was about my requirments.

Now, the time still hasn't really come, and I'm not quite ready for a project car buuuuuut I got chatting to a nice chap in Portland and before I knew it I was on the phone to the shipping company!!

So being loaded today, is my 1976 Datsun 620 long bed!! Looks to be in pretty good shape and I'm so excited to get it. There are only six 620s on the road here in the UK!

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Short term goals are just to tidy it up a bit.

Long term goals are more modern reliable power and maybe a rhd conversion.

When I get it I'll start a build thread for sure, just thought I'd introduce the project here first :)

Frank

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

Sweet truck!

 

Thanks for posting.


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#3 76Lil Hustler

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 01:20 PM

got any interior/dash pics? looks to be great condition, nice find!



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:18 PM

Thanks. Yea I hope it's in as good condition as I've been told. The bed had had a fiberglass lid on it for life and looks to be in top condition.

Interior has no carpet at the moment and looks like this:

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

great condition! just needs a little de-rusting, sound dampener/carpet and seats! The dash has fared surprisingly well over the years. Just recently bought a long bed 620 myself, and you got a lot less work than most of these cars need. at least as far as I can see.



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

Car is arriving on the 4th October and should be at my house on the 11th. So excited now!

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:24 PM

Be sure to post a bunch more pictures! Can't wait to see it again.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:19 PM

Frank88, nice truck. I feel your enthusiasm! Keep us updated. How much was shipping, just curious.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:13 AM

Will do for sure.

 

Shipping wasn't too bad but the extras add up:

 

$1000 Long beach to Southampton, UK

$600 Portland to Long beach on a truck

$500 escrow service (they check docs and pay the owner)

 

The escrow service wasn't necessary but was for piece of mind really. Then in the UK its about £400 fees plus 5% duty.

 

 

If the car wasn't over 25 years old I would be paying 10% on the cost of the car+shipping then 20% on top of that VAT!!!

 

 

So in short I'd say shipping is about the cost of the truck. But at the same time they are impossible to buy here and as a project the whole thing should come in well under £5000 which is very reasonable I'd say :)



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:46 PM

Then its worth it. Very rare to see one there?

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:49 AM

Yea I've only seen one and that was at a show. Only 6 on the road in the whole of the UK

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

Dang it! Getting rarer in Cali. But still see them here. Good going.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:01 PM

Arriving to my house in 9 hours :D

5000 miles, 100 emails and many people to liase with is nearly worth it!

I am really busy with work this week so I'll get some pictures up on the weekend