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    Tucson
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    Datsun 320

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  1. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Some knucklehead took the VIN plate off before I bought it. I wish I had the original.
  2. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    They sprayed the bed that color. The bedliner product is tintable: https://www.amazon.com/U-Pol-Products-RAPTOR-Tintable-Truck/dp/B00NOIKON8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1548045445&sr=8-5&keywords=tintable+bed+liner
  3. 320 Newb

    Jake's 320 Build

    Also I hate to say it but an auto-electric guy might be your best friend on this one. I've got a good one here that rebuilt my generator for $100 and got my wiper motor working for $20.
  4. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Disconnecting was the easy part. Putting together on the other hand... I'm gonna need help from all you Datsun vets to give me advice. I've got everything off the cab but the steering column. I mean everything: dash, pedals, everything hydraulic and electrical. I got a pretty close match to a stock Datsun green off an early 60's dealership paint chart. The codes on the chart don't come up anymore in the computer but the paint guys did a pretty good job. I used a tintable bed liner and the color matches other than the texture/sheen. I'm going to use the tinted bedliner on my cab floor and firewall. Also I got my VIN plate back from the printer. I made it from a high resolution scan from an original I bought from Ted Heaton so it's pretty dead on, including all the imperfections. Once you blow up the originals they're pretty crude. In my eyes the reproductions that are made digitally with modern fonts and CAD backgrounds look too crisp. I did it in a satin sheen which I think is the closest match that I could come up with.
  5. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Bed and rear chassis are finished. Up next the cab comes off and I start work on the front chassis.
  6. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Replaced my rear shocks tonight and it turns out '65-73 Mustang rear shocks are a slam dunk: https://www.cjponyparts.com/monroe-shock-absorber-monro-matic-plus-rear-1965-1973/p/MON31069/
  7. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Get another 320 we'll get all this shit figured out for you!
  8. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    $300
  9. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Had a new windshield cut by my local glass guy. Turns out '06-10 Jeep Commander glass fits the curve.
  10. 320 Newb

    Anyone want to buy new 320 vent window rubbers?

    Wayno, I mistakenly assumed there was only one Australian Phil working on 320 wing window rubbers. Phil Muffet is a stand up guy--you should edit or delete those posts.
  11. 320 Newb

    Anyone want to buy new 320 vent window rubbers?

    Thanks a ton for the scans and your time on the project.
  12. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Nice! Can you email me that image as an attachment? moses.thompson@gmail.com
  13. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Here's a link to the image I'm working on if anyone wants to take a look. Or can someone smarter than I am get it uploaded to the forum here? https://ibb.co/Ns3dvSq
  14. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I'm going to have a new VIN plate made and I'm wondering if anyone else wants one while I'm at it. I bought one from Ted Heaton, scanned it, and cleaned it up digitally so it's pretty much an exact copy. It's not a recreation with modern fonts. The originals are actually a little crude and by scanning an original it preserves that character. I can't make the stupid "insert other media" button work but here's a link to the image. https://ibb.co/Ns3dvSq Also if anyone else might be interested let me know--I could probably make a handful. I'm thinking I could do them for about $35 shipped within the US.
  15. 320 Newb

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I think so but I'll find out for sure tomorrow--I'll let you know. I went after the brake/clutch first since they were a little more complicated.
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