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    Field find. More pics and updates

    I found a few datsuns in a field today, just so happens my boss's father owns the field. Anyhow i am trying to get my hands on all of them but any insight?

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    So from what i know, its a 1600 roadster ( i think it has pretty low original miles)

    A 220 Truck

    A 320 truck

    and a 520 truck that i forgot to take a picture of.




    They all seemed to be pretty solid bodys the 1600 is missing motor.

    Any insight is greatly appreciated. I dont know to much about the pickups but i love them and would love to learn more, thats what it is all about for me.

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    That is an early flat dash roadster, with the low windshield. It looks like it could be a 67 or a 67.5. The fastest way to check is count how many toggle switches there are on the dash. 4= '67 and earlier, 3 = '67.5. If it has 3, then check the tach and spedo. If the tach goes to 8K, and the spedo goes to 160, you most likely have a rare find. If you have the spedo and tach, the next step is check the VIN on the frame, its on the drivers side frame rail near the steering box. If it reads SRL311-00XXX than you have a good find. Looking at the engine is also a quick way, but an engine is an easy one to swap.

    Its worth taking a closer look either way. The low windshield cars are the more desirable cars because of the lower windshield and the flat dash.

    Will

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    Awesome, i will check that out next chance i get.

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    Score!
    Got room for em all?

    Hooks

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    I dont, but i will make room if i can get them.

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    Nice find!

    If that's a short windshield 2000, it's an incredible find. They are super rare and super desirable, even in "farm fresh" condition. I've seen them fetch some ridiculous prices for a Datsun.

    Even if it's a 1600, they are a lot of fun, but for a driver, I prefer the high windshield cars personally. I sold a high windshield 1600 to buy a low windshield project and I regretted it the first time I drove the car.

    The low windshield Roadsters were definitely designed for a market with a smaller average consumer size. The tall windshield cars had more compromises for the American market and for safety.

    Nice find whatever it is though. I'd like to find one of those trucks in that shape.

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    man you are one lucky guy! definitely make room for them or find other people to save them!!

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    The trick to driving a low windshield car if you are tall is to look over the windshield. I have a friend who has 3 '67.5 2000s, and he is 6'4. The other way is to mount some race seats directly to the floor then you can look under the windshield.

    Will

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    Does anyone know anything about the trucks? Value on any of the cars, motors in certain car? just really want to learn about them.

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    Your 220 appears to be a late '58.
    Used the C series engine 984 or 988 cc - something like that.

    The 320 I reckon is a '64- it's got the early grille. It will have the E 1 engine (mark 3).
    There's plenty that have had a transplant- there's enough room in the engine bay to do that. I'm still in the process of getting mine back up and running, and have no plans to change the engine unless absolutely necessary. There are more experienced guys on here regarding them, but I always wanted one and the price I pad made it well worth it.

    My roadster is a 1600 lowscreen, and whilst I'm short and have no issues , the other half is 6ft 4, and has to choose to look over the screen and risk bug splatter or squish down more and look under the screen frame.

    Cheers,
    A 320 ute, 2 roadsters, 2 1200's ...... & a Prince.

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