Layed-out Datsun 620

I need to be careful about what I post on the Facebook page, I seem to have created more work for myself! Today I found a picture of a car I thought looked pretty cool, edited it slightly, then posted it up. I didn’t realise it would prompt a handful of the 1700+ followers to request a full build thread. Well, who am I to decline such a request? Although, I’d hate to imagine what would happen if I couldn’t provide a thread to go with an image in the future, I’m imagining an angry mob with home-made TIG’d pitch forks and high-octane gas powered torches.

So, by poplular demand, here’s a Datsun 620 pickup with a very funky oldschool paint job, having it’s undergarments torn out and replaced with fresh metal and airbag suspension.

CLICK HERE for the full build thread. The car is still un-finished, so keep an eye out for more progress.


6 thoughts on “Layed-out Datsun 620”

  1. So stoked i found this!
    I have a datto 620 also and hve been thinking long and hard about airbags setups while doing some body work.
    If you could throw as many photos as possible to my email i would be extremely greatfull. . .

    Love your work

  2. Mainly wondering what is going on in the 2nd to last photo on this thread. . .
    Are the extra gussets because u have cut out the chassis rails this far forward?

  3. It looks like the gussets are to tie in the two different sized frame materials while also adding strength. The inside of the frame rails are fish plates, while the outside do not extent onto the existing frame. They are probably more for looks, but also add strength.

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