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About oukippy

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    1977 Datsun 620, short bed
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  1. oukippy

    From France to USA : help please!

    Thank you for your help. I'll take the GR2. I was thinking of changing only the rear ones but finally I'll change front too. I tried to find a similar product in France but Kyb is sold 2 or 3 times the price compared to USA. Consequently even if I include a potential custom fee, it remains cheaper to buy in USA. Especially with rockauto because shipping isn't very expensive.
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    From France to USA : help please!

    I'm thinking about buying new shock absorbers. I saw the following ones on rockauto : KYB GR-2 / Excel-G They are not expensive but what do you think about their quality ? Any other model I should consider (if possible on rockauto because shipping to France is interesting). Last thing, the bumpers were removed, is it easy to find ( I hope it's very standard) ?
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    From France to USA : help please!

    Okay, I finally remove the blocks using the U-bolts I bought in USA. It was very new for me and I'm proud of doing by myself. They fit perfectly so if someone else is trying to make the same thing, the size is perfect as you can see on the following pictures: I had some trouble to bend the bolt because I didn't unscrew the shock absorber (I thought it was in a too bad condition to unscrew it and screw it again) and it was diffcult to keep the pad in place. But I finally found a very usefull tool as you can see here : Now I have to work on the torsion bar because the car I have a big difference between front and rear :
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    which gaskets kit ?

    Hello, My wife will travel to CA in November. I'm thinking about make her buy a complete gasket kit for my 620 as it's not very expensive nor heavy. Am I correct to say that I need the following ones: https://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/pickup-1972-1979/engine-(l20b)/engine-gasket-kit/1 https://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/pickup-1972-1979/engine-(l20b)/engine-gasket-kit/1#2 I was also thinking about buying a magnetic oil drain plug. Is it specific to the L20B or are they generic ones ? Any other gasket or rubbers I should consider buying ? Of course I'm not sure I need them now but it will be easier to buy now and install later, especially when it's cheaper and easier to find in USA. Thank you ! Oukippy
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    From France to USA : help please!

    hello, I finally ordered my u-bolts from stengelbros.net. I took the following ones: https://www.stengelbros.net/5U-146R-12-X-3-18-X-6-34R-16-Round-U-bolt-with-nuts-and-washers_p_13493.html I made them delivered to a French colleague living in Michigan. He will send them to me later. It will probably be cheaper in the end. Anyway, I've a back pain so I'm not able to change them quickly. Thank you all for the great help ! ouki Out of subject: I recieved a brand new front weatherstrip from Portugal. I will be happy to have it installed because I don't like to see my 620 like this anymore ! (the other car is a Renault Zoe, a French electric car. Nothing to compare with a Tesla but you can have 3 or 4 Zoe for the price of a Tesla Model S and it does the job).
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    From France to USA : help please!

    I found some but the price was way too high. 3 or 4 times the price in USA. I'll consider import u-bolts to sell them in France 🙂
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    From France to USA : help please!

    I have measured : A = 0.5" B = 3-1/8" (measured under the axle but if I measure at the ending of the bolt, it's more 3,54", probably because they are bended) C = 10" My blocks are 3" so I only need C = 7" or 6-1/2 if I consider the useless thread that should have been cut. Consequently I have to choose between: 1/2 X 3-1/8 X 6-3/4R 16 Round U-bolt and 1/2 X 3-1/8 X 7-3/4R 18 Round U-bolt
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    Alarm and fuse box

    I removed the module and the car is starting normally. I will try to remove all the wires but it will probably be painfull. Nevertheless it's nice to not be afraid each time I plug the battery on when the siren starts in my ears!!!
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    From France to USA : help please!

    Yes I know there's no u-bolt. I was planning to use the one I already have. But you're right, 2" less will probably not be enough. I'll measure my u bolts tomorrow and I will order some u-bolts from stengelbros.net. The only question is which length should I take? I'll measure my u bolts and probably remove the block length and the extra-length that should have been cut by the previous owner. It should give me the correct length or a little bit more. Thank you again for taking time to help me.
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    From France to USA : help please!

    I've finally found two 1" blocks: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Allstar-Performance-ALL56130-Lowering-Block-1-Drop-Rear-2-50-Wide-Universal-Al/150775507244 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-GMC-S10-S15-Sonoma-Blazer-Jimmy-1-Drop-BLOCK-Kit-LOWERING-BLOCKS/262482759546
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    From France to USA : help please!

    Are you saying that there's no difference between lowering blocks ? It is allways the same thing ? It doesn't depend of the car brand or model ? I've found this : 5U-159R 1/2 X 3-1/8 X 8-3/4R 20 Round U-bolt with nuts and washers
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    From France to USA : help please!

    Ok, I'm tired of searching u-bolts in France (few available and never the good size). I'm ready to buy in USA. Could someone give me the stock size of 620's u-bolts or a 1" lowering kit suitable for my 77 620 (part number 55247-B9800) ?
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    Replacing weather strip on 620 doors.

    I need to replace the frontshield weatherstrip. Are you happy with the rockauto product ? Price is interesting even with the shipping rate to France ($24). It's cheaper than a shop I've found in Portugal.
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    From France to USA : help please!

    Nice website, prices seems interesting and it's the first time I see a logical way to classify the products by size. Thank you.
  15. oukippy

    Fuel Filter part number

    Thank you very much for the website! I saw it once or two times but had completely forgotten it ! I was able to buy a fuel filter with the reference.

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