Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

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Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Tue May 30, 2017 7:36 am

Hi guys

My brother-in-law has an old datsun 1966 520 all original but in rough shape that i would like to buy from him as a restoration project. It is the pickup with the single headlights and as i have read online they are quite rare as to the versions with twin headlights. Does anyone know more about this and if they are really rare?

Thanks alot in advance guys


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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby centralcoaster33 » Tue May 30, 2017 2:54 pm

Single lights for a 65 and 66 sounds about right. Newer 520s, like late 66 and up have pairs (twins) I believe. Nothing special, rare or valuable about any of it as far as I know. It's just how they were sold those years. I think you'll have a nice D in the center of the grill for a 66. Check back later and maybe someone more into this truck has further information on this particular detail.

I like them. I say it's a neat ride and you should get it and have some fun making it nice again.

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Tue May 30, 2017 11:30 pm

Hi

Thanx for the welcoming ☺ i can take some pics and upload them if i knew how hehe ive actually never posted on forums before. Hjs plans for the pickup is to push it down a hill and into a river so i will see if he is willing to sell it or just give it away if possible.

Edit: it still has the gear lever up top by the steering wheel as to on the floor like all of them i see on google.

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby centralcoaster33 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:31 am

Save it from the river! It has 3 on the tree then? Neat!

We have a how to post pics article somewhere. I don't use photobucket because I don't want to create an account. There are other sites that don't require accounts. All are basically the same. Upload image. Get embedment url, post that here between the leading and trailing img brackets.

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/upload ... imgur.html
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how-to-post-pictures-using-photobucket-t521110.html

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby centralcoaster33 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:35 am

Oh, I mean 4 on the tree!

This will help when you get the truck:
http://www.nicoclub.com/service-manual? ... ice-Manual

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Wed May 31, 2017 12:33 pm

I tried using imgur and got the bbcode and as i was posting them i got a message saying im not authorised to post links.

do i need permission to post pics?

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Wed May 31, 2017 12:36 pm

[/url]Yes i believe it has 4, ive never driven a stick shift up there but would love to. Thanks for all the help and info and loving the service guide as i have never tried to take on a restoration job but it will be a labour of love!

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Feel free to give me your straight forward thoughts on it and if it is worth saving. The only bad rust it has is along the left side of the bottom fender and on the back someone has patched two places which is alittle rotten but other than that its just surface rust that you can sand down. I also see it was manufactured in my home country of south africa.

Thanks alot and i hope the pics show

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby waynosworld » Wed May 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Dewald wrote:[/url]Yes i believe it has 4, ive never driven a stick shift up there but would love to. Thanks for all the help and info and loving the service guide as i have never tried to take on a restoration job but it will be a labour of love!

http://i.imgur.com/ENQ1ujG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/U3VZdjC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uN4Zsub.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2caZGYu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MVSu45g.jpg

Feel free to give me your straight forward thoughts on it and if it is worth saving. The only bad rust it has is along the left side of the bottom fender and on the back someone has patched two places which is alittle rotten but other than that its just surface rust that you can sand down. I also see it was manufactured in my home country of south africa.

Thanks alot and i hope the pics show
Here you go, it took me a while to it figure out, what country are you in that you have a Datsun 520 with a column shift, South Africa?
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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Wed May 31, 2017 10:33 pm

Hii waynosworld thanks for posting rhe pics like that, i have no idea how yoi did that heehee....yes i am in South Africa, so the column shifter is native to here then? I see on the engine plate that is was manufactured here in South Africa

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby centralcoaster33 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:30 pm

It's right hand drive!? What side of the road are cars driving on in South Africa?

Is it worth saving? That up to you! I see quite a bit to tear down, clean up and put back together. You'll need time and a space to work in, along with bit of money. It looks quite do-able to me.

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:18 pm

We drive on the correct side of the road hehe no im just kidding, we drive on the left hand side of the road.

It would be a long process and what has made it worse is i found out that it doesnt have any papers (sad) the owner passed away before he could get the papers and this being South Africa he has tried for years to get papers as our government is slow. And after 4years if you dont pay your annual lisencing your car gets removed from the system.

So i dont think itll be worth it (bumbed)!!!

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby waynosworld » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:17 pm

That is to bad, what you have there is a rare truck here, it has the early grill and appears to have the early glove box handle.
We only received floor shift models in the USA, I have an early model though with the same grill/handle, but mine was pretty beat up so I made a custom truck out of it.
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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Dewald » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:34 pm

Yes and registering it and all the procedurea will cost a tonne of money. That is a real awesome looking truck wow! The older cars had so much more personality and can do so much with them. What a shame that its just gana rust away now.
thanks for the info buddy and keep trucking!

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby Charlie69 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:04 pm

centralcoaster33 wrote:Single lights for a 65 and 66 sounds about right. Newer 520s, like late 66 and up have pairs (twins) I believe. Nothing special, rare or valuable about any of it as far as I know. It's just how they were sold those years. I think you'll have a nice D in the center of the grill for a 66. Check back later and maybe someone more into this truck has further information on this particular detail.

I like them. I say it's a neat ride and you should get it and have some fun making it nice again.

Welcome to NICO Club!
This information is not correct. I own a 66 520 with a single headlight on each side and years ago ownned a 65 520 with a single headlight on each side.

1967 and 1968 520 had 2 headlights on each side, and late 1968 the 521 was introduced with 2 headlights on each side.

My build threads on my 1966 520. Ratsun is most complete.

charlie-69-s-1966-520-t388884.html

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/9197- ... 520-build/

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Re: Datsun 1966 520 rarerity?

Postby centralcoaster33 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:28 am

You didn't correct any of the information I provided, just called it incorrect. I'm not insulted, I'm curious. Can you specify?


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