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datsun chevy bed truck v8?

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#1 chunkypeanutbutter

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

Fooling around with a Chevy bed on this Datsun.....

 

V8, possibly?



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:27 PM

The bed's crooked in the last picture, but it's EXACTLY the right size for the cab. Maybe widebody fenders on the front?



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:30 PM

Wow, that reminds me of the old days. As I recall in the mid to late 70's someone was doing a dually conversion on Toyotas. They looked a little weird but that sold well!

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

My dad worked on every kind of car back in the 80s and he said Datsuns were always good cars.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

cool project.

i wonder if throwing a v8 in there will be as hard as it is in real life. in the '80's my buddy had a '77 620 that we shoehorned a 283 into, a lot of bfh mods.... 

we loaded about 500 lbs of shingles by the tailgate & he was able to snap the front wheels off the ground & get some air under them



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

Cool project..



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

desert rat from revell?



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:24 PM

ever wonder 'bout putting some dana's under it & some 33-35's with a v8?

enough pavement scrapers out there, this would look sweet in the air! especially with the stepside box, flare out the front fenders to match....



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:56 AM

I shy away from lifted trucks when they're unnecessary. I live in Maine and the stupid things are EVERYWHERE.

I mean, it's fine if you actually use it but a lot of people around here just tool around in 'em.

Saw a lifted S-10 a while ago, bright yellow with huge wheels... eww.

I might make a mud run truck out of it though... good opportunity for weathering.