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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 4:39am
Originally posted by datkimsun datkimsun wrote:

you're trk is coming along nicely, was it originally black, if so, thats what I would paint it. you don't see many black 620's around. Keep up the good work.


thanks datkimsun. no, that's not black paint. that is a layered mixture of black primer, grime, and aircraft exhaust. previous owner was a aircraft mechanic. if u look at the 'before' pics where the hood is open you'll notice that thick layer of grime under the hood. besides being on the body it was all over the engine bay, suspension and some of it got into the cab and even behind the benchseat.  unbelievable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 4:48am
Originally posted by EzCruiser EzCruiser wrote:

Originally posted by alleycat alleycat wrote:

is that really the same truck ?Wink
lookin good


I'd say!  It's turning out good!  I had some fitment issues with some "new" fenders that came with my truck.  They left a 1/2" or better gap on near the bottom a-pillar but it was the proper gap next to the doors.  I just painted and installed them and never got to mess with the fitment issue.  Fingers are crossed for this Spring!!!


thanks guys!

alleycat, that is the same truck. i blurred the tags 'cause i, uh ahem, accidently grabbed them from the
donor truck when i was removing the bumpersWink

EZ, that's the problem i have with these fenders but hey, can't complain if i got them for a deal. i'll probably do the same like you did. if it bothers me that much more then i'll just use a bigger hammer!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 5:28am
pics of what happened today:

stripped interior then de-greased, scrubbed, washed entire interior including headliner


leftside floor previously repaired but still needs work


rightside floor....well,... what floor? must've been a nice mint green!


Hay, it's an original datsun benchseat! Hay is for horses!


this is a '90s foam benchseat that replaced the ole hayseat


looks right at homeClap


riders are welcome!


i'll be removing the seat again when i attack the rust and repair those holes and then finally spray bedliner on the whole floor




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 8:38am
Whoa!  Are you serious!  I NEVER knew that the hardbody nissan bench seat would fit that good or at all!!  Is it a perfect fitment or is modification needed? ClapClap
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Looking real good smooth, kepp up the good productivity . Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alleycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 1:36pm
yeah, that nissan seat is sweet. however, the cover on your old seat looks to still be in great shape. cept you can tell all that hay padding has slipped down.
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Great project truck nice you saved her P.S. love the rim
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Originally posted by EzCruiser EzCruiser wrote:

Whoa!  Are you serious!  I NEVER knew that the hardbody nissan bench seat would fit that good or at all!!  Is it a perfect fitment or is modification needed? ClapClap



fits perfect, both doors shut perfectly without hitting the seat. the only mods were drilling holes and using nuts and bolts to bolt it down to the floor bracket. the  foam seat is more comfy and has lumbar support so now i don't have that sinking feeling like when i had the hay seat. on my previous project i installed a blue velour seat that had a center fold-down armrest, really nice fit. it was from a hardbody with a automatic tranny. too bad i don't have pics. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2010 at 6:39am
more work done today. used the powerwasher to clean off the grime from under the hood, engine bay and front suspension. now i can see the factory mint green paint. changed the brake booster and master. fixed a vacuum leak under the weber and re-installed. new cap and plug wires. painted the radiator support. busy day.

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minty green hood


minty green bay


factory blue block. notice the hour counter on the fenderwell? it still works!


non-emission parts





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Good progress there Smooth, bench seat looks good, I like how you sprayed the top part black (vinyl spray?) sets it off. Overall floors aren't to bad. Is that the original light green in the cab? Looks like alot of 521 trucks color. I've never seen a 620 with that as it's original color.
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