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Eric

Sunshine, the once bright yellow King Cab

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Hi everyone, yesterday my '79 620 King Cab from Texas was delivered to my house in the Netherlands.

Bought it a few months ago and because of some issues with the paperwork and transporting company it took a while for it to finally be delivered.

Offcourse i had a few pictures and a walk around video from the seller but finally being able to see it myself was pretty exciting.

 

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First pictures in the Netherlands, looking pretty sad with a rattle can paint job and dirty from standing for quite a while.

Unfortunately i found out there was a big crack in the windscreen which i didn't see in the pictures i got from the seller.

 

All the time i was hoping i could bring back the original paint because i really wanted a yellow truck. So i put her in the workshop and with a piece of waterproof sandpaper and a bucket of water i got to work and this was the result after a few minutes

 

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The yellow was back!! 

Happy me 🙂

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So now to get her running because it is a non runner now..

 

I made some pictures in the engine bay of all the unconnected hoses and hoping everyone here can help me identify what goes where. I am no stranger to Datsun but i have never seen this much loose hoses and i can't identify all the parts in the engine bay, pretty sure all is smog related.

 

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And off course, you gotta have your Fram filters in order 🙂

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Now im back to sanding because i need that yellow back!

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Great to see someone trying to restore original paint! Good luck!

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Been sanding a lot the last days to get the spray paint off. Getting there slowly.

 

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And first parts arrived, set of front hubs from a D21 hardbody. Planning on doing a n SR20DE swap soon so need more stopping power. D21 has vented two piston brakes. No i have them too, must find a set of calipers first.

 

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Also took out the autobox and L20B, bolted a 4 speed manual box to the L20B with L24 flywheel and clutch. Needs to have the original engine to get the truck roadlegal here.

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Making good progress on the paint! Got a thing for the yellow ones and glad to see you are saving it!

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Not too much happened in the meantime. Took of the rear drum brake covers. Rear brakes were seized so that was quite a lot of work. Need new cilinders or rebuild old ones.

Took of one of the front spindles and i need new upper and lower balljoints. The problem is the 620 was never sold here, so i went to carparts shop and explained them what i needed. Found the Moog part number for balljoints on rockauto.com. Looks like the same balljoints are used on 720, D21, and Pathfinders so i ordered a set of those. Will see if that fits.

Now after a set of D21 front brakes to complete the D21 spindles and brake conversion. All hard to find parts here and ordering from Rockauto costs a lot of shipping.

 

Will take apart the rest of the front suspension tomorrow and see what else need refurbish or replacing. 

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Bruh. Lower balljoints didn't fit so now i ordered some parts from Rockauto. Delivery cost is just too much but now i am sure i get what fits and can continue this. Needs to be up and running otherwise i get bored with it and it will be put in a corner and i have to buy something else to entertain myself.

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1 hour ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

Is that tow vehicle a Nissan Patrol!!!!!!!!!!!!😁

 

Yes sir that is a Patrol

 

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straight front axle? I love those Patrols lots in Austrailia and the United Nations used that model also.  I guess there is 2 models. The more city type then the 3rd world type. Like Land cruisers. The African models

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I have no idea, its not mine. it from the guy who transported the car for me. 

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