Jump to content
GGPA620

My great grandfather’s 620 is now mine.

Recommended Posts

18 minutes ago, bilzbobaggins said:

I think all 620 windshields are the same.  I was thinking rock auto had some, but for some reason the site is not pulling up.

 

I was thinking this but wanted confirmation. So thank you! Very much!  I'm going to try and go scavenge whatever i can off that 75 or even the whole truck if possible haha

Share this post


Link to post

Like bilzbobaggins i think the windshields all through the 620 series are interchangeable, at least I'm counting on it. The rear window size is different between the standard cab and king cab though.

 

Don

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I would like to hear if the windshields are for sure interchangeable. Let us know.

 

Don

 

 

Edited by 620slodat

Share this post


Link to post
13 minutes ago, 620slodat said:

I would like to hear if the windshields are for sure interchangeable. Let us know.

 

Don

 

 

 

 

Yes sir will do! If someone else doesn't chime in and confirm before then. I will be done with my day shift friday. So i will update you as soon as possible. 

Share this post


Link to post

Thank you @datzenmike

Below is the info i got from datzenmike about all the glass for the 620s! It was very helpful for me so i wanted to share it here since i did not see it any where else when searching.  It is probably somewhere else i just didnt find it so here it is. Hope it helps @620slodat

Front and sides are but King Cab rears are larger than the regular cab and long box. Doors are all the same but before '76 the vinyl covered door card on the inside had a clip that ran all along the top to hold it in. From '76 on they used those plastic buttons. Fenders are all the same as are hoods. A regular cab  and a King Cab used the same box but the long box was .... longer. '78 and '79 grills are different than the earlier ones but will swap. 

Share this post


Link to post
22 minutes ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

Pretty much everything will interchange. In 1978 the 620 went to balljoints and disc brakes, but the earlier trucks were all nearly identical.

 

 

 

 

This is very helpful also since im going to be trying to salvage as much as i can off the 75 since it is the only one ive found nearby so far.  Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post

 '78 model year had big changes. The rims were different to better vent and clear the new disc brakes. Alternator was changed to internal regulator and distributor and coil upgraded (as were all Datsuns that year) to electronic ignition (EI) called the 'remote igniter' with the electronics in a box under the dash. '79 trucks and all Datsuns were converted further to the miniaturized 'matchbox' distributor. The '78 and up L series engines had the W58 head with round not square exhaust ports. The intakes reverted back to coolant cooling/warming flow through the runners from all previous L20Bs with the heat riser exhaust heated intakes. The '79 had the antenna on the left 'A' pillar and all manual transmissions came with a 4.11 differential, though the old 4.375 was an option. The '79 fender badge said DATSUNbyNISSAN rather than the earlier DATSUN  preparing the public for the upcoming name change to Nissan 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post

A big thanks to GGPA620, datzenmike, and Stoffregen for the info. Good to know for sure that ALMOST everything will interchange through all the years of the 620.

 

Don 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks @datzenmike thats some good history i am glad to know! Lots to learn. very thankful for this forum. And glad to clarify that for you @620slodat. Now we can both search junkyards for parts knowing what swaps with what! Haha good hunting!

Share this post


Link to post

Mike, my '79 620 Lil Hustler had just the Datsun fender badge. Maybe early '79 production?

Edited by Fetch

Share this post


Link to post

I was going from memory at work but it shows fender emblem 76980-B9800 as DATSUNbyNISSAN  July '78 and on. This would be the beginning of the '79 model year.

 

Again there may have been a few old emblems laying around and were used up first, and my info though generally correct and supplied by Nissan, can't possibly cover every production quirk. Maybe the fenders were replaced from an earlier truck????

Share this post


Link to post

Found this carrier bearing replacement on amazon. Seems it should work. Only $30!  Planning on a tuneup on Monday or Tuesday and trying to start the 620 for the first time. Then replace this bearing. I will post pics of course. Need to clean the engine bay up some also. For all those who like before and after pics i will have some soon! 

 

url%5D

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.