1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

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1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

Postby Rev_D21 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Here we go! This is an exclusive NICOclub.com build thread for Barry Brown's 1979 Datsun 620 Gasser. This truck has been a few years in the making but this year he plans to have her running!

Some members may know some of Barry's other work.

1986 Stadium Racing Tribute Truck
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The Bonneville Datsun Salt Flat Racer 620
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The Hot Wheels Datsun 510 (Formerly the 2005 Grassroots Challenge Cannonball Datsun) with Brock Yates Cannonball Challenger engine built by Cotton Owens.
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The Eliminator III (Barry is on the right)
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Needless to say this 'ball buster' never rests. This is what happens when the coffee in the pot at Riters Restorations in East Rochester, NY is ready to drink.

The inspiration:
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The plan:
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Blessed by Ohio George himself!

Start with a 1979 Datsun 620 Regular Cab
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Add flares
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Drop in a Chevy v8
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Build a custom floor
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Weld in the solid front axle- gasser style!
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Give it a gasser stance.
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And that's how it has been while Barry worked on other projects. After a short stint in Rallycross Barry renewed his interest in the project and the pictures I am about to post are within the last 2 months of working on it.

Hands involved include:
Barry Brown
John Cordaro
Jeff Benson
Craig Collister
Devin Colbert


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Re: 1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

Postby Rev_D21 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Pics from December with the cab painted. Doors and fender hung and the hood installed.

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Doors Hung
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Fenders and Hood on
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Mirrors
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Grille and Headlights
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Re: 1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

Postby Rev_D21 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:06 pm

Bed work

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Welds
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Grinding off Paint...where I come in.
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*Hole for fuel lines coming off the fuel cell.
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These things are great at taking off paint.
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They work great to the bitter end of their life.
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It takes forever and has been a team effort.
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I am hoping to finish sanding the bed floor next weekend. I am the one holding up the show. Only had 2 hours to grind today so I only got the front driver side corner cleaned up.

I'll have more to follow after next weekend! Stay tuned and let us know what you think!

Also...thanks to Greg aka AZHitman we scored a set of Datsun factory fog lights with yellow Datsun covers new in the box. We can't thank Greg enough for this wonderful find and addition to this truck!

Stay tuned!!

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Re: 1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

Postby Rev_D21 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:51 pm

The box was removed today. Awaiting body work.

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Lookin' bad a** with some big meats...some modern builds are missing these days!

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Location: Somwhere in Western NY
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Re: 1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

Postby Rev_D21 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:48 pm

I present to you...the RAREST Datsun item ever!!! Original and still UNOPENED in the Datsun packaging.

DATSUN OEM FACTORY FOG LIGHTS!!!

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A special thanks goes out to AZHitman for making these happen for this project!!!

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Location: Somwhere in Western NY
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Re: 1979 Datsun 620 Gasser by Riter Restorations

Postby Rev_D21 » Sat May 03, 2014 9:15 pm

I am just going to leave this here.

V8 power!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4R_0pAcSoE


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