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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knottyhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Dec 2010 at 12:16pm
i understand that it sits on a Datsun truck kingpin drum brake frame but it appears to have rack and pinion steering and i would like to know what rack was used under it 
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Dick Dean is the guy who chopped my ..well chop top 620.. He dies a few years back, but his son Keith still has a shop.He had a  smooth VW Square back, and his shop then was Kidd Dean Kustoms..he did lots of minis and VWs..
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Thanks for sharing!  Love that truck!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pharouh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 8:26pm

More on the dot rod-if this works  It' s a pdf file.  


http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1186165&d=1293079641



Edited by Pharouh - 05 Jan 2011 at 8:30pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pharouh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 9:06pm

OK,after reading the brochure. Well drooling and dreaming is more like it-LOL

It uses Pinto rack and pinion. Now,this was made in 75,so longbeds were just coming out. Seems like they would be better as far as proportions. He says you move the engine back about 15 inches but the hood will still be about 5" too long. Another thing is the rear leaf springs. They stick out the back,and look kind of ugly. I'm thinking coilovers for the rear. You could even go with a straight axle in the front for a more traditional look.

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I like your 620 goon drawing Pharouh. Does anyone out west know if the Varmit 620 is still around anywhere, I take it thats an old pic. 
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Thanks!

I thought he was on here or ratsun. I think he uses it on his avatar. Flames are different.

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I think it is 1Lo620's pickup.
Same pickup I think!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pharouh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 7:03pm

Thanks for posting that Gage! I tried seaching there,but I didn't go far enough.

I like this quote:

"Datsun/Nissan 620 doesn't ring a bell with me, what year range would those trucks be? BTW, anybody know what bolt pattern or typical axle ratios those came with? If its a five lug pattern, the rear end could be a good match for a four banger or an inline six."

Heretic!  Throw him to the floor!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K8_jgiNqUc 

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