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  1. Been busy working on the truck as free time permits, and seeing Noll's Z progess has prompted me some! After a few minor body contact spots resolved, the cab is on the final fit up and progress continues. The 720 steering column is fully installed and larger brake booster from the 720 is in, requiring mods to the standoff for clutch master clearance, plus some recontouring of the inner fender for clearance. The rad is test fit for mounting brackets, and have definate need for a pusher fan. Will see if I can reverse mount the fan blades so the unit I have is efficient when I wire the fan reversed - fan blades are scooped to pull air. Next up is the hardlines for brakes n clutch.
  2. Cab is installed for another test fit, identifying 4 points of minor contact that will be addressed shortly today - 2 on upper control arms & 2 on power steering box. Have sorted out the wiper motor fitment as the 720 mounted in the engine bay vs the 620 mounting behind the dash. New mount plate made and wiper arm modified. Why not just use the original motor? Well the 720 wiring harness & motor have different connection as the 720 featured intermittent wipe, not an option on the 620. I might was well have everything work! Next up is to fit the 720 steering column, noting the mounting plate is very different between the 2 generations, with the 720 mount having a bend and looking like it went through the firewall a bit lower than the 620 did. This is my opportunity to make the alignment and position fit relative to the dash, the seat, and most importantly me. Comfort for long haul cruising!
  3. The main area of issue was the lip that is supposed to lay up against the area where the hinges are, the profile didn't match very well but was massaged to fit. I've been squeezing in what little time has been available and have got the cab pretty near ready to put onto the frame and begin sorting the cooling/electrical/steering bits. A quick look at the heater assemblies show some significant differences between the 620 & 720 units, suspect there's gonna be some bastardization involved as the plan is to use the 720 system (more CFM, future potential of AC, etc.) PLUS the 720 steering column doesn't look like it'll line up to the 620 mounts & firewall. My intent is to try to get things to look more factory than rat rod. Anyway, the cab rust patches are complete and cab is fully undercoated, and engine bay is primed. Hope to have the cab mounted up this weekend or by next if I have time.
  4. Where pray tell did you source the windshield here in AB? I had months ago discussed my future needs with a shop, but wasn't ready yet to acquire one.
  5. I'm no Mopar guru, but as I understand the Viper V10 is an aluminum block whereas the truck V10 is a cast iron block. So different transmissions would be logical. I was going to attach a couple pics of another Viper V10 swap, but for some reason they won't upload.
  6. Picking away on the fit of the fenders, the leading end of my hand built rockers didn't quite fit the fenders properly so I now have to rectify this (on both sides) before I go further. Gimme a bigger hammer dammmit! I massaged the non-OEM right fender and it now otherwise fits pretty good, the left didn't need much since it had previously been part of a 620. The left side door release has been moved 2" rearward and should operate normally, as long as there are not issues with the window moving up/down.
  7. EDM620

    What's a 620 worth?

    Buddy spotted an ad on Kijiji for an "rust-free Arizona" 620 for $3000 if picked up in AZ, or tack on another $4000 if the seller brings it up North. 1979 Datsun 620 Pickup Truck | Classic Cars | Edmonton | Kijiji Not that I'm looking to buy, but wondering on estimated values for these trucks. If it runs, does 3 large seem reasonable?
  8. Oh absolutely it was. LOL, like the first gen Honda Civics ever lasted more than 80,000km (50,000 miles). But reverse doughnuts were a blast!
  9. Well I can't imagine either fitting without some mods, and getting the mass of the V10 a bit rearward would be preferable anyhoos. Ah F-it, do the V10 thingy...
  10. Work on the project has been continuing though at a reduced pace thanks to work being quite busy lately. Time or money - never the 2 in abundance together! My iPhone has decided lately that it won't send my photos to my email so no pics until I get that sorted out. I have been working on resolving the problem about my door releases being now too far forward thanks to the dash swap, and at the same time I'm working on the rusted-out door bottoms. I have worked on the fit & alignment of the replacement front fenders - both being aftermarket - and with the body lines now matching up I will have the ability to make sure the door body lines look proper. Have I mentioned that I hate doing bodywork? Still have a good number of small rust-throughs around the rad support/headlight bucket areas to deal with, primarily cosmetic and ultimately hidden so I won't be spending too much time on those. I really want to get the cab back onto the frame so I can start with the electrical and plumbing connections
  11. and people have claimed that Japanese cars rusted prematurely! So the car was totalled IN a police station??
  12. Coming together very nicely Noll, I appreciate the true amount of work that has gone into the build, and that you're building it to be driven. The first twisty road will be nirvana! I have fallen behind in my build due to work, so have been watching your progress and enjoying!
  13. In typical British build quality of the period... probably as good as the doors fit from the factory!
  14. EDM620

    1974 620 doors

    What's the condition, especially the door bottoms?
  15. EDM620

    Misc 620 parts

    What condition are the 1/4 window covers? Ask $?
  16. Anyone one of you looking for a money pit? I have the phone number for it... 🤣🤣🤣🤑
  17. These pics might help Mine wasn't a running truck and this how the engine bay was This 720 was only a parts donor and no longer exists
  18. I have diagrams that I pulled off the web (full service manual for 1986 - 57Mb data, all PDF) that I could share, unfortunately the chapter on electrical alone is over 4Mb which is too big to share through Ratsun. 00 Cover.bmp Since you are local, if you have a thumbdrive I could copy the whole thing for you. BTW, you should be able to upload pics directly, but if not Postimage works great for pic uploading.
  19. I came across this find last week, first glace thought I'd located a Datsun Roadster so I had to take a better look. Obviously NOT a Datsun Roadster, but certainly similar. All the glass is there and windows are rolled up, plus it has a removeable hardtop. I believe that has a factory flip front end, note the pull on the top of the hood. Your mission if you decide to accept it, is first identify what it is, then if you have the gonads to take on this project, let the force be with you!
  20. EDM620

    New 620 owner here!

    IMO keep bump stops, you can swap them out to a lower profile one but the point of them is to keep the axle from making direct contact with the frame.
  21. True that, and totally dead center in your face! You could use a GPS navigation device (Garmin etc.) that will give you speed for those times when you just gotta know how fast you were going before the nice police officer pulled you over... 🤣
  22. Haven't been spending enough time in the shop lately as work has been hectic plus we've been suffering under a heat wave (cloudless skies combined with daily temps near 100F, and 17 hours of daylight for that heat to soak in) Enough bitchin... Have the Left side inner fender/cowl ready for finish welding then can repeat for the Right side. As I had previously fit the doors up, doing the repairs to the bottom edges will be next and then I can say that all the major body repairs (cab only, haven't started on the box yet) will be done. I'll still have several small repairs to do - most on the front rad support - and I can finally mount the cab to the frame and change my focus back to mechanicals like getting the engine plumbed and wired up.
  23. LOL, That's what a buddy built his Kustom from years ago... Just a few custom modifications
  24. It's all good until we bite off too much and the project grinds to a complete stop. Seen that happen too many times
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