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Datsun G223

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Hi all, I am in the process of buying a half-refurbished G223 with all the original trimmings (grille, wheels, etc.) It only has some propshaft issues that needs tending to.

 

I am looking for a service/ workshop manual. Any idea where I can get this?

 

Also, any advice before buying? What should I be mindful of? Purchase price threshold?

 

Regards,

 

James

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Hi James, welcome to Ratsun.

 

G233? Having trouble finding out what it is. Surely we know it by another name. Qashqai??? X-Trail???

 

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I found references to 223, G223, LG223, VG223, and VLG223, there were also references to U223 and UL223, they were called "early applied model codes".

It says this model was the first to have torsion bars.

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Hi all, I am in the process of buying a half-refurbished G223 with all the original trimmings (grille, wheels, etc.) It only has some propshaft issues that needs tending to.

 

I am looking for a service/ workshop manual. Any idea where I can get this?

 

Also, any advice before buying? What should I be mindful of? Purchase price threshold?

 

Regards,

 

James

 

All I can recommend is that it have every part come with it, as you are likely not going to find spare parts for this truck anywhere, at least not body parts/trim. 

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He's looking for an fsm. Likely similar to the 320 fsm I'm guessing.

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That's better guys. Was wondering why it would need refurbishing. Good info.

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it looks like a 320

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it looks like a 320

Grill is totally different, and so is everything under the hood, as far as I know the heater box is in the engine compartment.

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They're similar, but there are significant differences if you know where to look.  The cab rear is longer and more squared off, and the door hinges are exposed (that's the main visual difference between the 22x and 320s).

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Grill is totally different, and so is everything under the hood, as far as I know the heater box is in the engine compartment.

 

Meanwhile in Canada....

 

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Thanks for the info.

 

The pickup is listed as a G233. My understanding is it's the first roll-out of the E1 engine, which would later be the 320 standard. So I have a 222, with a 320 engine, and a number of unique measurement changes from predecessor to successor. And, yes, also a unique torsion bar.

 

The other question I have, is how many of these still exist? And how many were made back in 1961?

 

Can I post a pic on the forum? Just for clarity?

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Yes but you will need a picture hosting site (other than Photobucket) where you can take and store your pictures. Copy the image code and bring it here to post. I'm using imgur, but there are lots of others that do the same thing.

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I found references to 223, G223, LG223, VG223, and VLG223, there were also references to U223 and UL223, they were called "early applied model codes".

It says this model was the first to have torsion bars.

I also understand it this way. Would that be a complication in the renovation process?

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I also understand it this way. Would that be a complication in the renovation process?

Not many of these early trucks around anymore, and the ones that are around they want a large fortune for, and an even larger fortune for parts if they will even sell them.

I also have a rare U320, it is impossible to get U specific parts for it, that is why I said make sure every part was there, especially body/trim parts.

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