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    '77 Datsun KC
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    Fly fishing, restoring dirtbikes and and old vehicles

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  1. Good luck with the search. im from Great Falls and grew up driving a 78 King Cab. Sold it around 94, and I do believe its a refrigerator now (Last year, the guy I sold it to said he scrapped it). ugh...
  2. Very inspirational project and Ive learned a lot! As of your speaker mounts, very awesome!
  3. Yeah, Im no fan of the wheels. I've got OEM 14's Im going to clean and put on. I live in rural Montana, so LOWriders dont fare so well. Hell, it (oil pan) probably wont fare well in my 1/4 mile long gravel driveway. LOL
  4. The truck isn't too shabby, jist a lot of things done by inexperienced "mechanics". The fender was pulled to facilitate repaining. The engine in the photo is seized and no longer in the truck. I've just found a service manual and plant on ensuring everything is correctly done before turning the key. Lord knows how many PO's this truck has had. Thanks for the info on the wire set. i plan on running NGK plugs also.
  5. Thanks, it's a lot rougher than it looks. Im overseas working, but my son & I are working on a plan of attack Phase 1: Repair rusty floor pans, seal/paint floors, install carpet & Celica seats The (leaky) sunroof was installed...unsquare...to the cab. It's cocked badly & drives me nuts when I look at it. might just order a (much) larger sunroof and see if I cant fix that issue. Install new tail light assembly and exterior lighting. Repaint/install 77 grille Clean/Paint (currently empty) engine compartment. Phase 2: Clean junkyard-obtained L20B (compression tests were done in 2017, she'll start) Install new freeze plugs, rear main seal, transmission seals & repaint engine I have 2x valve covers, the rougher cover will get painted, the other polished. not sure which I want to run yet. Phase 3: After that, I'll get rid of the emissions garbage, clean up/ replace the fuel system, cooling/heating system and install the engine/trans *after installing new clutch cylinder hose, which is leaking badly. Phase 4: Painy over that nasty teal along the bottom of the truck and get it all white. After it's runnig and driving, we'll go through the suspension and steering and ensure it's safe. My kid is only 11, so we have time. LOL
  6. Yeah, I guess that's what I get for using Imgur to host my photos. Im sure the commenter is just perfectly happy driving his mom's Hyundai. 😁
  7. Check out the thread. "Stop Heater Valve Leak" on the 1st page, you'll see a post by Benso. (I cant post the link via my phone for some reason) Perhaps it will help. Please let us know what you find. Im going to be replacing ALL my hoses real soon, this will be of great help!
  8. I love the Imgur comments Im already getting. "probably not worth saving"
  9. So, my OCD got the better of me. the fenders werent secure nor gapped. the windshield cowl was smashed and flopping around. I got a replacement at the junkyard and repainted it and the front valance. I pulled the engine and this is where things stopped. I moved and bought a new house, which always takes a while to get settled in & make "yours". My son is now 11 and realllllly wants to wrench on the Datsun. He said that since I learned to drive a Datsun, he would as well. Awesome!
  10. The engine bay. Previous owner apparently did a lot of work to the truck and engine. He mentioned he replaced had oiling issues and replaced the pump, yet the engine siezed up anyways. I havent investigated the cause of the siezed engine, but will do once I get the current junkyard L20B in and running.
  11. The shipper picking it up for its trip to Montana. And it begins...
  12. Imgur pics HAVE to be public, or can they be hidden? Here's the CL from 2017. CL PHOTOS BELOW...
  13. Excellent, thanks for the heads up!
  14. Photos to follow once I remember my photobucket account info. (Been a while since I uploaded photos to a forum!)
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