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Originally posted by edutechnic edutechnic wrote:

That looks great! Any reduction in noise when driving or she not quite back together yet? I'm curious to see how the addition of carpet and undercoating on well, the underside, will help road noise. I don't even have carpet in mine and it sounds like gravel in a tin can inside the cabin.

I removed the horse-hair padding, and with the addition of this, it seems to be the same. So, I think I will be doing some dyne-mat under the stock vinyl flooring as well at some point.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DATSUNREAL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2015 at 3:58am
Awesome truck ........ Love the write up and details to this gem
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TOO BAD !!!!! WOP YA' JAWS !!!!!
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Wow an inspiration! Cannot wait to see what you do with it!
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Originally posted by DATSUNREAL DATSUNREAL wrote:

Awesome truck ........ Love the write up and details to this gem

Thanks man! I'm learning as I go...
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Originally posted by ZacharyProhodsky ZacharyProhodsky wrote:

Wow an inspiration! Cannot wait to see what you do with it!

I hope not to mess it up... haha.
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Smalls,  I must say you are very inspirational.   I absolutely LOVE what youve done to your floorboard.  I have honestly been very angry at my 620 lately with all its quirks.  Its so HOT to drive during the summer.  It doesn't handle very well, and its downright unsafe to ride in compared to today's technologies.  I haven't visited the forum for awhile and boy am I glad I did tonight!!!  You have truly rekindled the love I have for my little truck.  I really don't make enough money to  do all I want to do with my truck but I am not giving up hope on her yet.  I have lost too much blood sweat tears and time to quit now.  Thank you for that.  Keep up the good work and please continue to frequent the forum with updates and pictures.  Awesome job!
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The 'aftermarket' additions were bothering me, so today I removed and disassembled the center console...


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Removed the FM transmitter. Luckily he used foam covered wires to hold it up there.


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Removed the "wiring". If anyone is interested in it, I'll send it to you free of charge!  :w00t:


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Removed 'this'.


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...and buttoned it all back up like it was intended.


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Now I have to begin to source a blank plate for the console, and an ashtray as well. I will go to the thrift store and get a black leather coat to use for the material for a new shift boot. The old one is still good enough for me to disassemble, and use as a template to cut new pieces. Luckily my wife sewing machine can sew leather...


Thanks for looking.

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Next up: Radio to radio-delete.


Here's what the truck came with: A cheap unit that the previous owner installed himself. The surround is made from masonite covered in a wood sticker. Ugly. Luckily he ran a dedicated wire directly from the battery, thru the firewall grommet, and fed the radio, external FM transmitter and little digital clock (seen earlier in the thread). None of the original wiring was touched. I would thank him if I could.


Old radio.


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Removed.


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Empty. I found that there is so much emptiness behind the dash, I didn't even have to remove the bezel to remove the stereo. Slid right out the back. Incredibly easy.


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...and fresh delete plate in it's place, for deleting.


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Unfortunately, the drivers side speaker hole was punched out to accommodate the speaker.


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So using my extra set, I made this...


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And glued it to this. All nice and sanded flat.


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Some flat-black paint was applied. Fresh.


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And, installed. Like it never happened.


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Old shift boot.


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Carefully disassemble. Use as template.


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Purchased used leather coat at local salvation army for $10.


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Disassemble. The sleeves had enough material for the boot.


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A few minutes on the sewing machine, and here's the new shift boot (for booting).


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Thanks for looking!

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fantastic looking truck and i can tell you are taking great care of her

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