'79 620 truck for sale $3k
'79 620 truck for sale $3k
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- Price $3,000.00
1979 was the last year for these classic trucks and this one was optioned to the gills, meaning it had a/c (which it no longer has), an electric fuel pump, and seatbelts (very posh).
I can't say that it's rust free, but it's solid with just some body rust and a couple of extra "drain holes" in the bed.
To make it stop better and look cooler, I put a set of hardbody dual piston calipers with slotted rotors stainless brake lines, and 2" Belltech drop spindles on it. I had to cut down the center steering link and re thread it to fit the new spindles. The front suspension is a torsion bar setup so you can easily change the height of the front just by cranking down or backing off a bolt on the end of that bar, I've lowered it quite a bit, but it's just a pair of wrenches away from being whatever height you prefer. The back is currently on the original springs and at stock height which gives it an aggressive rake. I have a set of (hard to find) second gen 4WD leafs that should drop the rear 2" if installed. Those would come with the truck, and should bolt in but you will need a set of slightly longer U bolts since the 4x4 leaf stack is thicker than the original, this is what stopped me from bolting them in myself.
Via a Japanese auction website I imported a set of deep "Nismo" (they had Nismo stickers on them, I don't think they're really Nismo) one piece five spoke alloys, cheesy fender mirrors, and a smaller diameter steering wheel. The steering wheel looks good, but is a bit of a PITA at low speeds, but was necessary for fitting the lower half of my 6'1" frame into the cab.
With the goal of cleaning up the engine bay, shaving a little weight, and tossing out the rotted battery tray I relocated a new lightweight Miata style battery to a Pelican case bolted into the bed.
With grand plans to install bucket seats and a hydraulic parking brake I removed the seized under dash one. As of now though, the bench is still there and it has no parking brake. It's parked by leaving it in gear, I wouldn't recommend parking it on a hill.
A previous owner installed an Edelbrock intake (good luck finding another one of those today) and a Weber 32/36 carburetor.
It runs and drives, but I haven't driven it more than around the neighborhood as it's registration has expired. It smokes a bit like it's running too rich, and it needs a lot of tuning to run with any dependability. The muffler's jammed onto the downpipe, but otherwise, just sitting there. I don't know how many miles it would take to shake that thing off, but probably not many. It starts well when warmed up, but the accelerator pump is not hooked up so when it's cold it needs a squirt of starter fluid to get it going.
Spares would include the 4WD springs previously mentioned, a spare valve cover (with "Datsun" cast into it instead of the current "Nissan" valve cover) A handful of suspension bushings. Original bumper.
I've dug through the wiring enough to get it up and running, but incidental stuff like idiot lights and gauges may not work dependably. The wiring could use a workover but everything important seems to work.
I have the Washington state title in hand and ready to sign over to the new owner.
This was copied from my Craigslist posting which has quite a few more photos: https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/d/kent-1979-datsun-620-bulletside-regular/7032055091.html. Feel free to jump over there for the rest of the 24 photos.
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