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About Gery

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    Santa Monica, CA
  • Cars
    1978 king cab, 1972 Karmann Ghia vert, 1968 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 Norton Commando
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    Fixing broken things

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  1. I’m planning to beef-up my ‘78 620 kc front disc brakes.

    Does it matter if the donor front hubs are from a 4wd if mine is a 2wd?

    thank you

    1. datzenmike


      This is the '83 and up 720?



      The calipers are the same for 2 and 4wd, but rotors are way different and so are the lower control arms. It's unknown to me if the lower ball joint attachment point from knuckle to LCA are in the same place.


      Seems the 2wd tie rod end ball joint points upward into the steering knuckle. The 4wd ball joint is shown pointing downward.


      If they are free you could be the first to try it.

    2. Gery


      Thank you! No, not free.  So, I’ll find some 2wd hubs.  If I use 720 stuff, besides the rotors and calipers, anything else I need to swap?  How about with hard body stuff? Would I need to swap spindles too?  I suspect that using 720 transplants is more straightforward than hardbody items, right?  Is having the two ’s single set-up.

      I have a 620 new master in place.

      If you have written about this or know of a relevant sticky, just point me there.

      I’ve likely mischaracterized the issues about 720 vs. hardbody gear....if so, apologies.

      Thanks, as always

    3. Gery



  2. Gery

    King cab bed cover

    I have a rollbar in the bed, so I needed one to fit around that. Frustrated with searching, I decided to make one....a soft tonneau. Using a large single piece of marine vinyl fabric, I cur to size. I DID NOT do this with measurements, but by clipping onto the bed and cutting. I then sewers 1.5” poly webbing on the top perimeter. Next I installed stainless snap bases ar regular intervals around the bed edge. Only then, did I start installing the snap covers through the webbing and vinyl fabric. This allowed me to achieve adequate tautness across the bed. Because there was still some una
  3. Gery

    620 window scraper clips

    Hmmmm.....no intimate knowledge out there of 620 and 720 window weatherstrip clips? Does anybody have a photo of a 720 clip? a couple of 620 clips? a rusty paper clip? (Actually, I have a bunch of those)
  4. Gery

    620 window scraper clips

    Ha! Actually, for the side window outside rubber strip seal. There are 4 on each side, made of formed sheet metal, and are about 1.5” square.
  5. Hey everyone. I just need one outer clip for the.window squeegee for my 620 but am having a hard time locating any. Will ones from a 720 fit?? Or? thanks
  6. Just send me your address and I will pack it up and get the shipping price.
  7. I have the handle sitting waiting to ship. I can USPS Priority it. Let me know if still interested.
  8. Gery

    Cabin vents

    On trucks with factory air, 2 of the 3 front vents (the ones just in front of the doors) are sealed. I ripped out my ac and the underdash conduits, removed the sheetmetal plates over the vent ports, and installed the appropriate pull-rod controlled flap inlets. . Result is MUCH better airflow. In anticipation of the question “Why’d you take out the AC?”, it was a heavy and fairly useless embellishment that always seemed to have some part of itself in my way.
  9. Time Left: 2 days and 1 hour

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Looking for a donut /mini spare emergency wheel with Datsun six lug configuration.


    Los Angeles, California - US

  10. Gery

    Glovebox inset

    https://imgur.com/gallery/lx3cxAp photos
  11. Gery

    Glovebox inset

    My glovebox insert was pretty rotten, and I got tired of stuff falling out from under the dash. My solution won’t apply to purists, but for those looking for function at low cost, this might help. I took a plastic ammo box from Harbor Freight (less than $5), cit the top and upper lid off, and it has a pretty good vertical fit in my 620. It is not as wide as the original insert but I used the extra space behind the glovebox door to mount a couple of charger outlets. It is much sturdier than the cardboard originals and fairly easy to pop in and out. Because it is abs plastic, I could even m
  12. Mine hasn’t needed to be refelted....but, I have used the fuzzy side of Velcro in a similar situation. Industrial, self sticking is best (fine online). Also, have on hand a set of picks, a couple of chop sticks, forceps/tweezers (to remove backing cover as you move along ) and a putty knife. Getting the sticky backed Velcro down in the slots, though challenging, can be done with patience. BTW, I also use a couple of rods in my windows when not open. The sliders are an easy way to break into your truck. You can even dip the ends of the rods in Dip-It to keep them from adding yet anothe
  13. Gery

    What is this switch?

    To: thisismatt- Sorry, but your comments seem a bit snarky. Also they don’t add anything valuable to the discussion. You are welcome to drive your car anyway you want and use or not use your parking brake, but you needn’t jump into a topic just to criticize. You’re listed a senior member and should set a better example. Datsun owners come here to get and give information, not to be belittled. I’m sure you have a lot of really useful knowledge that would be appreciated if you were to share it.
  14. Yes, I do. Sorry, I didn’t get notified of your question and been exceedingly bust due to Covid-19. I will get on the shipping When I have a chance and let you know.
  15. Gery

    What is this switch?

    To Datzenmike- I was pretty sure you’d clear up this minor mystery of the switch. It was the switch that forced a downshift. Thank you! To: thisismatt- i understand the confusion....but it isn’t for when the car is actually underway. Automatics have a forward creep that keeps the car from free rolling backward when you stop on a hill and remove your foot from the brakes. Manual transmissions obviously can’t have this feature. Usually a quick, well coordinated foot change from brake to gas with a smooth release of clutch is fine. But, on a really steep hill, with ano
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