79 Datsun 620 project

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by 510freak » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:16 am

The wheels look good either way.
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: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by Ni10 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:11 am

got to ask, what are you going to do inside the bed ?
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something I'd do to the 620 is tint the side and rear windows to help keep it cool inside the cab. Other wise, it's looking great. :fyea:
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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by djmccall74 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:49 am

i plan on putting the paintable bedliner on.

good thought on the tinted windows. got a buddy who does that for a living. think i'll hit him up and see what it'll run me.

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by Ni10 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:59 am

djmccall74 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:49 am wrote:i plan on putting the paintable bedliner on.

good thought on the tinted windows. got a buddy who does that for a living. think i'll hit him up and see what it'll run me.

I'd wait on making a decision on the wheels until you do get the windows tinted, they might look good as they are.


just a thought on the wheels, wonder what the wheels would look like with a few 1/16" Kawasaki green pin stripping on the outer edge to give them some depth and to break up the black some. Hmmmmmmmmmmm :)
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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by yello620 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:08 pm

Personal opinion here..
I think that nothing is going to help "those" wheels. They are just too wide, sticking out too far to look good.

Reminds me of the old video game "FROGGER"

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Post by izzo » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:12 pm

MMMM~!!!!!!


Dang man. Get a professional photoshoot done with this thing.
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Post by djmccall74 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:26 pm

been slow this week, so had more time to spend on the hulk....

start of side view mirrors, door handle / lock, and chin
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new steering wheel, steering column, and door panels redone, dash needs to be refinished and seats dyed black:
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exterior almost complete. will finish up the bedliner this week and start on heater core. the whole point of this was to have something i could drive in bad weather. i didn't want to drive my other car in poor conditions, so this thing must produce good heat!

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Post by djmccall74 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:30 pm

yello620 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:08 pm wrote:Personal opinion here..
I think that nothing is going to help "those" wheels. They are just too wide, sticking out too far to look good.

Reminds me of the old video game "FROGGER"
personally, i like the wheels. :) and that is why i love opinions. thank you for sharing yours! :)

and i LOVED the game frogger when i was a kid. funny how that game is STILL relevant today...

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by draker » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:05 pm

color the tailgate letters?

There is a guy that can get you the art and you can take it to any vinyl shop to have them made.

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by flatcat19 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:09 pm

Needs less poke and a little more meat.



I really like the black accents with the bright green paint.

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Post by djmccall74 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:28 am

i found a guy who does the vinyls in fla. ordered them earlier this week and they should be on the way. flat black. :)


i like the idea of the green pinstripe around the wheels (had that on a previous ninja i owned), but going to hold off until the bed liner and tint are done before making any adjustments. i agree that it should break up the black on the wheel from the tire. thanks for the suggestion!

i've owned several ninja's over the years, and is where i got the idea for the theme of the truck. i've even thought about putting a flying K on it somewhere (mud flaps maybe). shrugs.

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Post by djmccall74 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:06 pm

happy Turkey day everyone! progress while my turkey was baking in the oven. it was a beautiful 63 degrees, sunny with no clouds today here in good ol' south ga so my son and i tore out the heater core. found a few "issues":

1) water flow valve was stuck shut
2) the cable that moves the water valve wouldn't slide the valve open/shut even if the valve wasn't stuck
3) heater core "radiator" was nasty as all get out

to fix i did the following:

1) soaked in solvent and cleaned. then sprayed with lubricant
2) sprayed with lubricant down the sleeve
3) cleaned out the heater core with pressure washer and high pressure air

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by Laecaon » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:57 pm

If I was there, I would probably have re oringed the valve. When I redid my heater core, I also refoamed the box.

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by yello620 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:17 am

FYI: that heater valve was still available new from the dealer just a few years ago for under $20 IIRC.

Truck is looking great.

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Post by djmccall74 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:30 pm

Laecaon » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:57 pm wrote:If I was there, I would probably have re oringed the valve. When I redid my heater core, I also refoamed the box.
i thought about ripping into it, but it seemed to be in good working condition after cleaning it up real good.

so far, it seems to be working well. i filled the radiator to about 80% after doing some research/reading. hopefully this will produce enough heat in the cabin to keep me warm back and forth to work.

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by wayno » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:37 pm

I would fill your radiator full the way it's supposed to be, if your having issues getting up to temp, then the thermostat is bad, or you don't have one.
When I am going to drive in really cool temps(below 20 degrees), sometimes I put a small piece of card board in front of the radiator that covers a third to half of it, that keeps the radiator warmer when really cold outside.
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Laecaon » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:57 pm wrote:If I was there, I would probably have re oringed the valve. When I redid my heater core, I also refoamed the box.
i thought about ripping into it, but it seemed to be in good working condition after cleaning it up real good.

so far, it seems to be working well. i filled the radiator to about 80% after doing some research/reading. hopefully this will produce enough heat in the cabin to keep me warm back and forth to work.
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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:17 pm

X2 on the cardboard in cold weather. I cover half in the winter months.
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Post by djmccall74 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:25 pm

yup. found out today when going on a test run that running low on fluid caused the engine to run hot. filled her back to the top, and everything seems to be just fine. engine temp is good, and the heater is producing good heat in the cabin. :thumbs:

weather was perfect again the past two days so knocked out the bed. personally, i thought it turned out great and i'm happy with the herculine bed liner. i have a few spots i need to touch up, but other than that:


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this coming friday she goes to my friends shop for tinted windows

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by K_trip » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:45 pm

Looking Good! :thumbs:

Just a suggestion - when you touch up the bed, coat the areas covered when the tailgate is up. Since they're not green (they look primer gray), covering them in black would be a nice touch ... unless you are going to paint them green to match the rest of the truck. At least the door jams are green.

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Re: 79 Datsun 620 project

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:48 pm

620 looks great!
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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