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my 1973 datsun build

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Topic: my 1973 datsun build
Posted By: red13
Subject: my 1973 datsun build
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2014 at 7:09pm
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Customized my dash
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Posted By: Rusty
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 1:45am
Welcome to the DMT forum. Lookin good. Strip down time! Keep us posted on your progress.

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 12:12am

working on the seating getting it redone here's before and after of the frame.

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Posted By: alleycat
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 11:01am
that is some heavy duty rust. finished product looks great


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 1:44pm
yeah the back actually had to be welded in some places.


Posted By: ZacharyProhodsky
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 2:15pm
Whoa nice!
Definitely subscribed! 
I want to re do my seat as well keep up the details on how its done.
Also interesting idea on the Dashboard.
I've been considering different options as far as some more gauges are concerned.
I'd personally like to re do them all and fully customize it with new sensors etc.
But an oil pressure, volt and maybe fuel pressure?
I love my gauges but also don't want the flash.

Keep up the good work!




Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 5:10pm
i just youtubed different ways to do a dash and figured it out.  if you get the green block foam its easy to sand and shape.  the fiberglass sand bondo. then went got the vinyl and foam used contact cement to glue it together.  Its a little heavy though.  The seat there's a place were i live in victorville that sales upholstery supplies i saved my old seat covers so i can see if they can make new ones, but i called different places and they want over 400 to do my seat.


Posted By: ZacharyProhodsky
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 5:19pm
Personally I like to do everything myself.
Even if that means butchering it the first, second or third time.

I almost want to see if I can find a used seat and as a project in
my free time...(haha free time).
I think it would be pretty satisfying to stuff and stitch your own seat. etc.
I mean while you are doing it you can throw a seat warmer kit in there
for the misses. I only say this because my GF threw that at me when I
brought this up. Apparently she misses the warmth of my Audi.
...spoiled people.

As far as the Dash goes I want to keep my Dash stock looking
but I am afraid that would require me having to go out and buy
a new bezel etc. I kind of broke mine near the radio and heater
control when cutting things for my stereo. 
Which isn't even in anymore.

Anyway keep up with the pictures!



Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 8:27pm
well i posted a link for parts that you can get thru nissan.  Though on my dash i did trying using fleece, one of the things that youtube said to use its doesn't work that well.


Posted By: Knottyhead
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 10:03pm
Here is how i done my gauges. I got some white face overlays and done my factory guages, i then bought some small gauges( oil pressure, temp, volts) and modded my factory radio holder by welding a small piece and drilling out the holes. It looks alright and was easy to do. Sorry for the bad pics it was dark and the flash makes the gauges hard to read.

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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 10:37pm
i just used those white gauges cause thats what i have for now i plan on doing all black.  I had my gauges in the radio hole also before.  I switched all my lights for my gauges to led.


Posted By: Rusty
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2014 at 2:26am
 Yeah did the same on Ole Blue,
 
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2014 at 10:02pm
got my pistons cleaned up they fit the bore, but little concerned for the one on the far left 
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2014 at 10:03pm
wanted help with my pistons what do you guys think do they look ok and also i am concerned with the far left one 
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Posted By: Braden620
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2014 at 2:23pm
Its hard to tell in the picture,  dont blast the ring grooves, or the wrist pin hole.   You need to get a bore dial gauge and a set of micrometers and check your out of round and piston to wall clearance. You might be better off taking it somewhere.



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Ronald Reagan


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2014 at 4:00pm
I plan on taking it somewhere to get the block cleaned and checked, but if I dont have to buy pistons that saves me alot.


Posted By: Braden620
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2014 at 4:07pm
It might save you money now but will it in the long run?  Take your pistons to the machine shop.  If your spending money there already their advice should be free.  HAve them take a look and see what they think.



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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2014 at 12:14am
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE!!!!!

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2014 at 9:45pm
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Rims I found to use aluminum mags 
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5spd Trans I got at the junkyard think it might of been rebuilt. shifting is nice and tight no play and inside was clean
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I got the bed off now just cleaning up the frame to paint and got 1 of the king pins completed
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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2014 at 9:27am
Good score on the transmission!  What kingpin set are you using?  You're gonna have this truck on the road pretty fast.

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2014 at 12:25pm
I am trying to push for it.  I dont like hondas and thats what i am driving to get around.  The king pin set I picked up at autozone for 60


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2014 at 2:04am
got one side done. Just a few last bits when I put it back on.  This is a before and after shot basically since I am doing one side at a time.
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2015 at 3:55am

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Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2015 at 9:45pm
i've been thinking about doing that to my 76. thanks for posting pics

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 3:45am
Didn't want the crappy cap wanted something better and that will last


Posted By: Rusty
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 11:24pm
Lookin good. My favorite center console.

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2015 at 10:27pm
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Posted By: alleycat
Date Posted: 02 May 2015 at 12:28pm
looks great. 


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2015 at 4:32pm
picked this up the other day 
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repainted
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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2015 at 6:54pm
It has all of the trim rings, nice score!

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 12:56am
if anyones interested started a fb page with tips and links
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hackers-Hack-Up-1973-Datsun-620-Rebuild/1854433418114441


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 11:26pm


Frame doneish

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Cab underside mostly done

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Engine bay clean and painted wiring is next

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 11:28pm
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2015 at 11:55pm
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Date Posted: 11 Dec 2015 at 11:55pm
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2015 at 11:56pm
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2015 at 12:00am
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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2015 at 12:02am
SU cable adapter bolt 
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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2015 at 1:11pm
Nice work!  Are you building a custom air filter housing for it?

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2015 at 2:24pm
Originally posted by EzCruiser EzCruiser wrote:

Nice work!  Are you building a custom air filter housing for it?

Thans Yes i am i also with someones help found a bolt to use and grind down the threads to use a stock carb bell crank for cable
Linkage. The intake is For cold air intake. Will c how it goes


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2016 at 11:24pm

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Posted By: TMD
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2016 at 1:08am
It looks like you are going to be using front disc brakes, what year and type?
I made my own throttle cable setup, I used a hangglider pulley that I drilled to accept the stock 521 cable and I then connected it to the 510 twist end that was cut to fit the pulley.
I then used the two screws on the carb side of the manifold to hold the throttle cable mount bracket that I also made out of a 90 degree bracket I had that I twisted to my need.




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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2016 at 2:15am
Just the beebani bracket setup. I found a bolt from mcmastercar that i was able to grind donw to except a carb cable linkage.


Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2016 at 9:13pm

Found a mirror to swap in, with elevtrical dimmer

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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2016 at 6:07pm
I like it! What vehicle is it from?

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2016 at 3:41am
Its from a late 90s Lexus ls400.  However I decided to go with 05 and newer nissan mirror

upgrade from a manual electric dim to an auto 

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2016 at 1:33am
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Posted By: EzCruiser
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2016 at 10:29am
Still loving the dash! That turned out great! I see a newly installed radio delete! Is it time to install?

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Posted By: smooth620
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2016 at 11:46pm
Excellent suspension work. Great job on the bed and dash. Awesome progress you're making. Keep it going!

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2016 at 11:36pm
i got a ways to go thanks, ditched the cupholder mod and went with a bench seat console



Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 4:18pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eHdaacf7Kw&feature=youtu.be

got a ignition upgrade done and tested

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2016 at 10:11am

put my truck together to get it moved, will need to take it apart to finish

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Posted By: red13
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 1:49am
Got this from South Africa
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