1978 Datsun Need pic & ideas

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  • Dropmaster over a year ago
    I recently picked up this 78 Datsun on a trade. I have never bagged a truck with torsion bars. Can someone post some pictures and give me some advice? I have a good idea of what I want for the rear. I mainly need some pictures for the front.

  • pugz over a year ago
    clean lil 620

  • laydsuzu over a year ago

    if you've never bagged a truck with Torsion Bars, then i was going to suggest swapping the front clip of the frame with a toyota pickup front end to that truck.....that woulda made it easier, but its hard to swap a front clip

  • wacko over a year ago
    have you checked out Ratsun.netthey have very good info on datsun and some guys on there bag there 620

  • kaoss over a year ago

    Does it have ball joints or kingpins in the front, i bet kingpins, but there are some 78's with ball joints? It should also be drum brakes. I would start with, because I am on mine, converting the front over to ball joints and disc using control arms built be Beebani (on here and on Ratsun) and hardbody/720 parts. There really isn't anything wrong with kingpin suspension, and you can leave it, but it is difficult to find parts for. Bagging a torsion truck is pretty simple. On a 620 you have to clearance a frame rail in to make room for the bag. A piece of big pipe cut in half works well. Someone already mentioned Ratsun.net, there is a thread on there by Slammy and a few others that have bagged a 620.   

  • smctoy over a year ago

    man thats a clean project...Ive always wanted one that body style!

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