My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

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My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 521 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:43 pm

So, after a few text messages, some email pics and a few PM on this board, I took a leap of Datsun faith and caught a ride to Seattle with a friend looking to buy a 1979 620kc. I took a short test drive, negotiated on the price a bit and, in less than a hour after arriving at the truck for sale, I was headed East over Snoqualmie Pass in a thirty five year old Datsun 620 that I really new nothing about. It was dark when I started my trip and I rolled into Cle Elum around 9:00 pm and grabbed a motel room for the night. The next morning I was up early. I was feeling more confident in the truck and was excited to get it's new home Near Spokane.

A stop along the way that morning to take a few pics.
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One of the first orders of business was to get a set of OEM rallies that I had perviously purchased on Craigslist mounted on the kc where they belonged. And so starts the old skool look of the exterior complete with some 225/60/14 BF Goodrich TA's.
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However the previous owner had made the interior of this 620 anything but old skool. Start with a pair of heated leather buckets with lumbar support.

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Add a Pioneer MixTrax bluethooth stereo with a pair of 6x9's and a pioneer glass sub filling the kc and a pair of 5 1/2 Alpine neatly tucked in the one-off door panels topped of with a pair of Alpine tweets hidden in the custom kick panels. Needless to say the sound system kicks ass

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Other new skool features inside the cab include; power locks, push button start and an alarm system.

The 620 also came with some upgraded features from the factory in 1979 including a tachometer
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And under that hood lies a fully functional AC system attached to that stock L20B

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A few other detail items have been taken care of including removing the rear bumper
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And refurbishing the Datsun emblems

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Up next - exhaust work and custom tonneau cover - stay tuned and thanks for looking
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 510freak » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:21 am

Sharp looking truck,I like those seats,any idea what they are from?
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:50 am

I like the restored grille emblem, but the placement looks odd to me.
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 521 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:47 am

510freak » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:21 am wrote:Sharp looking truck,I like those seats,any idea what they are from?



Thanks. I think the are Volkswagen but not positive. :?
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby Ni10 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:18 am

like the new look since you swapped out the wheels. :thumbs:

Like this pic. Think I'll look around my area for some autumn shots.
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 521 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:36 am

DRIVEN » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:50 am wrote:I like the restored grille emblem, but the placement looks odd to me.



I does look like someone centered it. :aykm:

I just painted what was there.
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:30 am

Beautiful example of a 620. Looks like it's in good hands.
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 521 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:17 pm

Ni10 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:18 am wrote:like the new look since you swapped out the wheels. :thumbs:

Like this pic. Think I'll look around my area for some autumn shots.
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Here are a couple more with the fall colors



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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 510freak » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:14 pm

Sweet pics!
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby izzo » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:49 pm

love the chrome fender trim. Omnomnom
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:08 am

I've seen bumperettes on 620s in pics that look pretty good. Was that factory or adapted from 520/521s?
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby 521 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:13 pm

izzo » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:49 pm wrote:love the chrome fender trim. Omnomnom




With the AC / Tach / Chrome Fender Trim would say its a DX model - what do you think Izzo?
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby K_trip » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:45 pm

Having some fun with your Datsun - that's the way to roll :thumbs:

DRIVEN wrote:I've seen bumperettes on 620s in pics that look pretty good. Was that factory or adapted from 520/521s?

I have 521 bumperettes on my truck (I'm not sure if the 520 brackets are the same or not), but the 620 never got them from the factory.
Back in the day a lot of folks went with aftermarket bumpers from the dealer, so the ditched bumperettes ended up on some 620s ... if dealers hung on to them.
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby Eagle_Adam » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:36 am

That's a damn sexy truck
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Re: My 620kc - Old Skool/NewSkool

Postby izzo » Thu May 19, 2016 10:48 pm

Super clean super sexy. That tach tho. Mmm
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