here lies the evil one

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here lies the evil one

Postby datto62073 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:16 pm

about 2 years ago now i picked up a basket case 73 PL620. it was cheap but it came with a Webered L20b, Delta cam, centerforce clutch and a 5spd. and for $600 i couldn't complain, although we only paid $500 for Tabby. heres what we got for our $$.....

like i said, basketcase.

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but it was lowered in the back, 3 or 4 inches, i still havent looked, reindexed torsion bars, newer seat with the cut out, 2.25 inch exhaust which looks to be stainless, and 15inch Toyota 4Runner rims. its also 98% rust free, and has shaved hooks, which i am not a fan of but whatever.

the ONE rust spot i have found.
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while we were putting it together i figured i would paint the truck. its a shit job but its better than tits on the side of the bed

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mirrors anyone??
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and my kid rebuilding the Weber.
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it lives!!!!!
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interior and mirror shot.
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this thing has balls. near the end, you'll hear something....

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i decided to do something different so heres my kick panels.
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but alas, all good things break and i lost a chain guide. i am still piecing it back together. but i cant find my pics of that. might still be on my phone. oh well. ill add more later.
73 620 L20b 4spd (work), 73 620 L20b 5spd (play), 99 Jetta TDI (commuter), 89 Jetta (playtoy), 76 Sierra Grande (work)

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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby 510freak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:29 pm

Score for $500 bucks man

Awesome project :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby datto62073 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:54 pm

thank ya! its been a project and i have to repaint it again. planning on dark cherry red with gold flake, gold pinstripe and of course tint. oh also wiring up the turns to work separate from the brakes. i have an idea on that but i have to play with the lights themselves before i can confirm that though.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby datto62073 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:39 pm

its been almost a year since i posted in this one. i will take some pics, or have the kid take some as he is better with a camera than i am. the motor is almost complete, i still need a lower alt bracket and to clean up the flywheel and install both. the kid and i figured while the motor is out that we would paint the engine bay and clean up the wiring. i am relocating teh aux fuse box i installed under the dash so it is hidden and running convoluted tubing over the wiring to give it a cleaner look. HOPEFULLY, he'll be back together soon.

my still to get parts list to make this beasty go.....

new motor mounts
new bolts for fenders
new clutch (the centerforce is still good but its a REALLY heavy clutch so a stocker will go in)
new rad and heater hoses
82 720 alt
zx lower alt bracket

i think thats it for now.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby izzo » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:24 am

I dig the red spray not complete red... Just kinda over the black. Gives it a different look. Today its hard being different. 510s all have rewinds or libres or SSR wheels... a lot of trucks have turbines, rally wheels, pathfinder wheels.... all rattled canned the same color it seems..

For the most part, anyways. not all of them.... anyways. good on you, didn't see this till today. keep it up! PS, are these pics for ants?
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby Taterhead » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:24 am

:rofl: ^^^^


I like it. Of course 620's are my favorite Datto truck though. I want them all. (cue Queen music)
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby datto62073 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:38 pm

thanks guys. right now though i dont know how much motivation i have to finish this though. i should but at the same time my motivation moved out sunday so i dont know. i am though heading out to the yard on friday to grab a few things for other projects so i will grab what i can off a z i found.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby datto62073 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:22 am

damn its been a LONG time since i updated this. since the last update i have had hand surgery and back surgery so nothing has gotten done. and i do mean NOTHING! as it sits i am tempted to just make this thing a cruiser and drop the automatic in i was going to put in my other truck. i have been having shoulder issues as well so right now a stick is not good for me. this also will cut down on the list of parts i need to buy a little bit. heres the list of shit i still need even if i put the auto in.

kickdown switch and bracket
atf
filter kit
motor mounts
external trans cooler
bolts for pitman arm (i lost mine somehow)
nuts and bolts for fenders
trans mount for the auto
oil
coolant
an assload of zipties to mount harness
new aux fusebox
and door seals

but IF i do put the auto in this, my other truck could be on the road shortly there after since ill be pulling the clutch hydraulics out. so thats a good thing. who knows, maybe next year youll see this pig at canby.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:20 am

Auto makes sense if it helps you enjoy it.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby datto62073 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Kinda what I am thinking. Don't really want to as I have a 5spd in there now but with my health issues I don't know how much longer I can do the stick.
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Re: here lies the evil one

Postby Laecaon » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 pm

Im in agreement, if it enables you do enjoy the truck, do it.

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