79 Datsun 620 project

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79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by djmccall74 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:43 pm

Hello all! I've read quite a few 620 build threads for awhile now, and figured it was my turn to post a few pics of the progress I've made with my own project. I've always liked the way the 620 looks, and i've been a big fan of lowered pups for some reason, so this summer I decided to get serious about my looking and stumbled across what I considered the perfect base to start my project with. Nothing so pristine or "classic" that I would have a guilty conscience about altering, and not some rust bucket that would take tons of $$$$ to get off the ground. Lucky for me I found her in North Carolina, which is about 5.5 hours from me. I took a leap of faith after talking with the owner and purchased her before even going up to see it first. I rode up on the Kaw, shoved it in the back, and took the journey home. She drove great, and i'm very happy with my purchase. Over the past 3 months, I've done quite a bit of work as you'll see in the pictures.

In NC:
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Got her home:

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Sandblasting to clean her up:

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3" lowering blocks and new suspension:
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All original:
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Not anymore!


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Interior before:
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And after!

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New shoes!
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Dropped her off for a fresh coat of paint today. I'll post pics when she's all nice and ..... kawasaki green in a week or so:


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Post by jayden71 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:03 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm '79, me likey.

Good job in taking that rear bumper off. Gawd awful thing looked like a diving platform off the end of a boat :rofl:

Nice progress so far!
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Post by wayno » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:14 pm

Welcome, nice truck, loose the rear bumper permanently, find some bumperettes if you can.
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Post by Ni10 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:20 pm

Surprised how nice the body looks coming from NC. And it's got carpet - WOW, rare in my book. :thumbs:


Welcome to the form aka NWD. Looking forward to seeing the kawasaki green.
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Post by djmccall74 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:37 pm

thanks for the reps all!!

the rear bumper was the FIRST thing i took off. that thing was gawd awful!

i'm definitely looking for a set of "bumperettes", so if you all know where i could find something nice, please share.

I'm working on the following items while she is in the shop. when she returns, everything will be bolted on and be ready to go (well except the A/C and dash - i plan on taking her somewhere to restore the dash and install A/C and heat)

- polish front bumper
- paint datsun 1200 front chin
- paint outside door handles black
- new interior upholstery
- new NRG short steering hub and wood grain steering wheel
- new steering column
- paint front grill black

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Post by 510freak » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Welcome, Great progress so far.
Those seats look really sweet, the wheels too!
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Post by Laecaon » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:23 pm

I love how large that Colorado looks next to the 620.

I like the direction thus far! Keep up the good work!

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Post by flatcat19 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:05 pm

Keen.

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Post by ownTer » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:06 pm

Welcome, and please keep us posted with lots of pics.

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Post by K_trip » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:50 am

Welcome, nice looking truck - you're off to a great start!

I dig those seats in there. That could make for a nice living room. :D

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:00 am

Nice progress so far. I'd love to find a kc 620 but it'd probably lay dormant like my other cars.

Where about are you located in GA?

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Post by djmccall74 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:06 pm

got a txt from the paint shop this afternoon with a pic attached. i go to pick her up tomorrow. from what i can see, it turned out exactly how i wanted! progress on the chin, and front bumper went well. the new steering wheel and steering column came in. taking the kids to six flags this weekend, so i don't expect much progress other than getting her home. i'll take a ton more pictures tomorrow and post them up.


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Post by 510freak » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:44 am

Looking sharp!
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Post by draker » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:22 pm

I like the color. Looks good!

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Post by djmccall74 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:53 pm

Thanks all!!!!

Woke up early and went and picked "The Hulk" up (my son named him). :) Six Flags didn't open until 4 pm today, so had a little time to install the grill and bumper. Thinking of not putting the Datsun emblem back on the grill. thoughts/opinions?


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Post by 510freak » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:08 pm

Sweet!
Nice 3 bay garage :thumbs:
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Post by draker » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:24 pm

Looks a little blank without the emblem.. or an emblem of some kind. But your truck.. it looks great already.

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Post by yello620 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:07 am

Trucks looking good.

I hate emblems, guess you know what I would do with it.

X2, nice three bay garage(with a lift too).

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Post by Taterhead » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:00 am

I like it without personally.

With that paint they sure put the OooWeee on it.

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Post by djmccall74 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:53 pm

@ tater ... lol. when the owner txt me that "The Hulk" was done - i replied back with ... "wow, that is definitely Kawasaki green". his response ... "it glows". lmao - yes. yes it does.


so more progress ....


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i'm torn with the wheels. i really liked them polished. i think the wheels will look better with the following:
-black side view mirrors
-chin mounted black (should go on this week/weekend)
-door handle/key hole painted black

for now, the emblem stays off. once the above are done, we'll see where things stand.

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