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19 hours ago, afx said:

Please post your pictures Ray if get a chance, would like to see them.

Never had a Datsun but I'm on my 3rd Ford Ranger! ('85, '93, '10)

Here are some pics of the 77 I bought new . Not me in photo .

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Now this is crazy, I have owned three rangers myself. Two '86s and a '88. 

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53 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Here are some pics of the 77 I bought new . Not me in photo .

 

Exactly what did you intend to do in the back Ray? :D  Thanks for sharing, good looking truck!

Is that your BIL's truck I see in the first photo?

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22 minutes ago, Sam I Am said:

Now this is crazy, I have owned three rangers myself. Two '86s and a '88. 

It must be a cult. :)  They are great little trucks IMHO.

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43 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Here are some pics of the 77 I bought new . Not me in photo .

Ray that truck is awesome!   I would love to have that now, especially with that cap/stripe/wheel combo!

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Here is my dad and I's current 620 shop truck (along with 2 of our 510s)  I did the patina shop logos and pinstripes a few years back when we snatched it off Craigslist...  it was originally a volunteer fireman's vehicle out of fort lupton colorado.  We have lowered it a bit, and dropped in a Z 5speed, other than that its pretty much stock-ish. 

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Nice Datsuns Eric. I like the red wheels and yellow lenses on the pickup. Did you do anything to the engine?

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On 2/19/2019 at 8:05 AM, Impalow said:

I found a nice assortment pack of wire ferules on amazon that work perfect for these, and you get a ton of usable sized ones for $7.29!  Just a heads up!

Thanks for the heads up on those. i just added them to my amazon cart

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18 minutes ago, afx said:

Exactly what did you intend to do in the back Ray? :D  Thanks for sharing, good looking truck!

Is that your BIL's truck I see in the first photo?

Yes, that blue one was my BIL.  Hey ! What happened in the back stays in the back ! :D

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You guys are bringing back memories..learned to drive standard on 'the truck' 1972  Datsun .exactly this, but blue

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5 hours ago, afx said:

Nice Datsuns Eric. I like the red wheels and yellow lenses on the pickup. Did you do anything to the engine?

Nothing really notable... just a weber carb, and deletion of some emission stuff.

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My dad did build a clone of our truck out of the California Sunshine previous release of this kit... and its pretty fantastic/spot on in my opinion. (the truck had some wide whites for a while)

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Very nice build indeed. 

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  • Stripped the chrome from the cam cover and painted it semi-gloss black
  • Using a small flat file removed the paint from the raised detail
  • Added a vent tube from shaped wire

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I'll add fuel lines to the carbs during final assembly but otherwise the engine is complete.

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Thanks Ray.  Fabricated the exhaust.

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Thanks Trevor & Mark. The kit like the 1:1 has the battery installed at an angle.  Didn't care for that so I reshaped the notch and made a simple battery tray.

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Fantastic work J.C.!  I'm digging that mock-up a lot!

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Looking like a great mini truck. 

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Thanks Eric & Jacob.  Chassis is finished.

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A forum member hooked me up with the Go Kart from the AMT '60 Chevy pickup kit. This will be one of the cargo options.  I want to build a more stripped down lightweight version of the cart so I won't be using the large padded set.  I fabricated the seat back and extended the belly pan back under the seat area.  I'll make a seat cushion and back pad later.

 

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Fabricated steering linkage and drilled lightening holes in the side bolsters.

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Front bumper:

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Drilled out the marked holes on the outer sprocket.  Used it as a template to layout the holes on the inner sprocket.

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