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    Posted: 22 Oct 2011 at 8:50pm
Hi Folks. I'm looking for a RH drive solid 620. Not too bothered about paintwork, interior , rubbers etc, I just need good solid cab , chassis and bed. I can fix the rest.

Would consider LH drive if it was the right price and in the right location where I could get it onto a boat. I am in England, but there are no 620s left here that aren't rotted out so I am looking further afield. Have always loved this shape and I have imported an American car from USA before so I know what's involved in shipping etc.

I own a few other Datsuns and have wanted to add a good 620 to my collection for ages.

Any tips of where to look for ones advertised, any 620 specific websites or forums, etc or have you seen one for sale near you? Thanks a lot !

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I would search craigslist.org on the east coast. Thats probably your best bet, oh and forums.
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i would search the west coast states where they don't salt the roads during winter. best to narrow your search in really dry states like Nevada or Arizona where old cars and trucks are usually found rust free.
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Thats great but how / where do I look? What websites apart from ebay and craigs etc?
Looking at craigslist, there are three trucks there but someone has SHAVED THE CARGO HOOKS OFF!!! How on earth am I supposed to tie stuff down? I wish to use a 620 for its intended purpose, doing useful stuff. I have seen one truck on there with wide arches on etc, I just want bog standard stock as a rock unmessed with truck. Gotta be one out there. Longbed would be nice. Did the kingcabs always come as shortbed or did they do a longbed one (would be very long i guess!)
IS there a way to search whole of craigslist rather than each area at a time?
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if your looking for RHD 620 in the U.S. of A. good luck, you will have to look in other country's.

as for the King cab, they didn't come long box. 

are you wanting a king cab or a standard cab, I read that you're wanting a long box but if one can't be found, what is you're 2nd choice, any certain year of 620. Do you want with drums or disc. 
I know of a few 620's sitting around in peeps back yards that I can ask if they want to sell. 
What price range you looking to spend? 
Sorry for ALL the question's but it helps when trying to help someone find one.
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Hi thanks for the response, a longbed would be what I want, and I am looking in RH drive countries but so far finding nothing suitable. Seen a nice shortbed, in original paint in Jacksonvill FL which is possible if I can't find a good longbed. However if I was going to get a shortbed it would make sense to get a kingcab one, (i presume the beds are same size as standard cab shortbed)

Is the longbed chassis the same length as a kingcab shortbed by the way?

I have considered the posibility of getting a rough but solid cab or whole truck and converting it to RH drive using my firewall from my truck. Not scared of a full ground up resto/ build.

Ive found a way to search whole of cragslist at once now, and its amazing how many 620s are on it! But finding one I like, in the right area (near a port etc) will be tricky but I am tenacious :)

In terms of the year of build, as late as possible and in an ideal world with the ball joints and discs. ONe of my 620s is a 72 USA spec and has kingpins and single cylinder drums (shocking) but my other one (UK spec) is a 77 and has balljoints and dual cylinder drums (work much better!)

What ever i buy i will post on this website the progress. I'd rather buy from someone who is known in the community and who knows their stuff, rather than some random person on a classified who is full of it. (Bought a very very nasty 70 Charger in 2001)
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Just phoned a guy in AZ but his truck has sold.  
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Originally posted by datman datman wrote:

Hi thanks for the response, a longbed would be what I want

Is the longbed chassis the same length as a kingcab shortbed by the way? 

ONe of my 620s is a 72 USA spec and has kingpins and single cylinder drums (shocking) but my other one (UK spec) is a 77 and has balljoints and dual cylinder drums (work much better!)
Yes, both the longbed and kingcab share the same chassis.
 
In regards to your drum observations: are you talking about brake master cylinders or wheel cylinders? I have never seen a brake system with 2 wheel cylinders per drum
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Yes the front brakes on my UK spec truck are twin leading shoe . Strangely, I have never seen front drum brakes with only ONE cylinder per drum.

Well i guess we need something good here, when gas costs us $9.34 a gallon.
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This is getting confusing as most early 620s and 521s i've seen have only 2 brake shoes, 1 wheel cylinder, 1 brake shoes adjuster, and 1 rubber brake line per drum. Nowhere in researching all my Datsun manuals do they have a diagram showing a brake system with TWO wheel cylinders per drum. Please post pics of your brakes to confirm these 'dual cylinder drums'.                                                  
 
$9.34/gal isn't that bad considering you're getting 100% gas. We have no choice but ethanol.


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