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About jacobbell69

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  • Birthday 07/04/1996

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Cars
    01 Xterra, 04 Titan, 72 620, 64 320
  • Interests
    Everything Nissan/Datsun
  • Occupation
    Small Business Owner
  1. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    Well the hardbody I went to look at was MINT. So I have decided to rebuild it and make it a daily driver. Needs a whole front clip including inner fender and core support. However I found another hardbody that has a good drive train and the body is good(so I can use it to rebuild this hardbody) but has a bad frame, this is the perfect truck as it provides an engine/trans for my 620 and the body panels needed to fix my new hardbody. However not sure if I can pick it up before guy sells it, either way I'm on the look out once again for another D21. I have not, I'll check it out thanks! I don't seem to scrap much but I also am cautious about where I drive it knowing how low it is. As far as the axle, I think I am going to C notch this winter to fix the issue. I agree it sticks out further than I'd like but being the only 16" dually option, I had to run it if I wanted to do it with disc brakes. I think it'll look better once I put the dually fenders on, they should be here any day! Greyhound is slow.
  2. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    Well while the truck was down I decided to have my windshield guy put a new seal on the windshield as well as put my new rear slider in and he found some rust that needs to be addressed before he can put the rear glass in. I used seals I got off of ebay from Summit. I seemed to have bought the last set. I hear the Thai ones are hit or miss when it comes to the quality of the gasket. On a better note I have my dually fenders on the way via greyhound and I am about to pick up a d21 for a donor truck for the ka24 and trans with 118k for $500! However I think I'm going to keep my truck up and running with it's current drive train at least until this winter as I literally have 6 more vehicles that need repair/stripping before I'd have time to do the swap. Also considering just dropping the body on the d21 frame, still researching that.
  3. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    Fixed my overheating issue, was leaking around the temp sensor, ended up using a different thermostat housing. Also a new radiator cap. I wired a different coolant gauge but it stopped working before I started driving it again, think it's a bad ground. But apparently my original gauge was right, I was overheating. But now, all is well. Had my uncle tune the carb, runs a lot better. Could use a new exhaust, this one is loud as piss. This morning the shifter broke, haven't inspected it yet. Luckily it broke in my driveway. If anything, just means it's now time for the 5 speed swap. Getting my new rear slider and windshield seal put on next week. Also need to try and figure out the e brake set up. With these lowering leafs in the back the axle smacks the frame, which is annoying. Thinking this winter I'm going to C notch. Waiting on my fiberglass dually fenders right now, then the bed comes off and gets sent to my fiberglass guy. I'll be rolling bedless likely for the rest of the summer, which sucks cause I wanted to show off my new tailgate. I'll be at Import Alliance here in my town, Bowling Green this year. I went last year but the truck didn't make it due to the original radiator leaking awful. I also have a better condition front bumper and grille off a new parts truck I bought that I am going to install soon. I had to scrap the 74 and 79 I had at my house due to the neighbors turning me in because they are trying to sell their house. However I acquired another 79 that had an early grille in great condition. Unfortunately this truck is an automatic. If anyone needs something I should have this new parts truck to my house soon. Anyways, here are some pics I took on it's first voyage out with the new brakes, leafs, and dually set up.
  4. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    also scored a datsun1600 620 fender emblem, just need one more. also scored a used tailgate from teddy! very happy it matches pretty well. also if you can see in the bed i have a new sliding glass window i picked up from an old school datsun guy a couple towns away. he has tonssss of old datsun purchase orders and pictures that he took with his dad back in the day! VERY COOL! guess i should explain the rims and how i went about 'duallying' the truck. 1. i'm getting bigger front tires for sure. 2. they are ford eco line 350 rims, 6 wide. 3. 195 40 16 tires this is not as "safe" as other dually options but this was the only set up i could run where i could use rims large enough to clear the disc brakes. i am using 2" 6x5.5 spacers, then a 2" adapter for 6x5.5 to 8x6.5. this gives a little over a half inch clearance in the rear for the tire and leaf spring. in the front it looks like i will clear everything however the front sway bar will need to be removed, once i do that i will report back if there are no other clearance issues. I am only using the 2" adapters in the front, no extra spacer needed. Before anyone sh*t's themselves, this truck does not see the highway and i am a torque nazi so I do not believe I will have any issues with the adapters/spacers coming apart during a drive.
  5. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    havent done much about the overheating issue but thats because its been in my garage while i finished up the rear brakes and the 720 4x4 leafs. i done this instead of one piece dually rims.
  6. jacobbell69

    Potential 620

    it looks straight, but that's a lot for this truck imo. but of course i'm a cheap ass.
  7. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    someone offered me some NOS mirrors like these for $125, can get their info if you're interested.
  8. jacobbell69

    64' Datsun 320 Field Find

    my dads vision for the truck was a bigger motor and dually, i suggested the hardbody for the benefits of disc brakes and ball joint suspension and the larger engine. those trucks look amazing!!
  9. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    well i installed the gauge and discovered my coolant sensor is all out of wack!! read 147 with engine completely cooled off. plugged the gauge into another sensor i had and it read 104(the minimum to gauge can show). have another ordered at oreillys, imagine all this fuss over a faulty sensor. thought i was being smart by replacing the OE one, guess not! after i finish the brakes i will be installing the 5 speed, then i have my eyes on some one piece dually wheels off a later 620 i think will look great on this truck. i really need to buy a better soldering iron for home use or bring mine from work, using the harbor freight $3 iron was like trying to solder with a hot screw driver!!
  10. jacobbell69

    64' Datsun 320 Field Find

    the actual work involved is wayyy past my expertise. my dad would be the one doing the major work involved with shortening the frame etc. i will bring all this up to him and thanks a ton for the pics. will give good point of reference and may steer him away from that. did you do the extended cab extension yourself? that looks pretty damn cool!
  11. jacobbell69

    64' Datsun 320 Field Find

    however the front end of the 320 is narrower than the bed so i need to measure that to confirm it won't stick out a ton.
  12. jacobbell69

    64' Datsun 320 Field Find

    the bed of the 320 is 56.2", hardbody edge to edge of tires is 63"(i went outside and found a truck in the parking lot) i think i can spare 3.5" or so on each side of the truck sticking out. the original 320 tires stick way into the fender anyways. it will likely barely stick out if it goes smoothly.
  13. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    yes new radiator. i need the carb tuned as well, my plugs were fouled out. i'll check the timing soon
  14. jacobbell69

    64' Datsun 320 Field Find

    wanted to update the thread with my latest plan. my dad has got an interest in helping me get the truck running. he wants to make a dually out of it, more power, better brakes etc. the best bang for the buck i believe is to use a hardbody frame and drive train. the frame will need to be shortened of course. it is wider, however with the dually rear i don't think it will look that bad with the front wheels sticking out a bit. we have taken some measurements and it looks like it will all work. i am currently looking at a few hardbodies, he wants it ready by june so hopefully we can make that happen. i am considering different dually options at the moment. i found a toyota dually rear end with the 4 wheels for $350. i need a hardbody on hand to measure the width between in the inner spring perches to confirm it will bolt up. originally i found a dually hardbody for $1,300, it of course had the v6 which was cool however i don't think the body would fit over it as well as it will a 4 banger. it didn't run and was to far away so i passed. it got me to thinking though because i have a spare vg33 that would have fit in place of the vg30i it had, and i have a supercharger for the vg33 but it seemed a lot of extra work. k24 will have plenty of power for my needs. kind of hard to find a d21 shortbed w/ k24 5 speed & a good frame for cheap, at least locally. may have to travel a few hours.
  15. jacobbell69

    72 620 barn find

    finally got around to putting the discs on the front, still have to do the rear. 15/16 master cylinder was an easy install. i was having an overheating issue, was very random. cooling system is all new, i even installed a 160 thermostat however i am not a fan of lower than OE thermostat's as i think it's keeping the thermostat open and the radiator isn't getting a chance to actually cool the coolant off any because it got worse after the new thermostat. i am ordering a digital coolant gauge to closely monitor the actual temp and to rule out if my OE coolant gauge is faulty. i was thinking head gasket maybe the issue so i done a leak down test, good news is head gasket is fine however the rings are ******. which i kind of expected. going to do a leak down test on my spare l18 and l20b and if they pass i'll drop one of those in when i do the 5 speed swap.
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