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Hey yall, Im Michael. Just signed up and looking forward to new friendships! I recently just picked up a 1980 Datsun 720 single cab, short bed, L20B, 5 speed for $500. The body and bed are in great shape other than the paint, but im in need of help, advise, about some other issues. 1st and the biggest issue for me is it has a body lift made from treated 2x4 lumber.....smdh!!!! Where can i find factory cab mounts? 2nd question is im in need of the driver side taillight surround, housing, as it is missing. I have a lot of work that needs to be done, but will come in due time. This forum has helped thus far so i signed up 

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Wood lift should just be acting as spacer. You should be able to remove it and drop it onto the original frame mounts. Pictures a big help in describing situation.

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Thats what i was thinking, but just wanted to be sure there werent some type of rubber bushing thats supposed to go between the frame and cab. i know the bed is hard mounted just like all other beds. I currently don't have the means to upload pics, unless i can straight from my phone.

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OK just realized the factory cab bushing are still under the truck. Just thought the radiator core support would have a bushing as well. Has soon as I figure out how to post pics I will

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I used 4" cedar blocks on my 620 with no down side.  The rad is going to drop with the body so be sure the fan clears any shroud. The front brake hard lines will also compress but hopefully back to where they were. Take yer time doing this.

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I'm only taking the wood blocks out as they are rotted and split. The radiator is actually lifted with the rest of the body as well as the front bumper. Looking at fixing this for a daily driver to work and back, 51 miles one way, so i want it a little safer in that aspect.

 

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Obviously i'm doin something wrong trying to uploads pics. Sorry bout that

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No offense to anyone here, but 60 something views on this thread after introducing myself more than 24 hrs ago, I kindly expected a little warmer welcoming. Esp with all the help I've seen given on here, which is why I signed up to this forum. I've wanted a datsun 720 since my pawpaw taught me to drive his when I was 15, some 22yrs ago. I finally got one, but I know absolutely nothing about these trucks. Information on them, esp the l20b, seem to limited. I may just be looking in the wrong places and I can't seem to get the search function to work well for me. I'm not butthurt just surprised really. 

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go to your local junk yards and try to find a a comparable donor truck to get parts off of. may be hard to find, but that is a good start.

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