Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby slowkillerb » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi, guys. I'm new here and just acquired a '65 Datsun pickup, L320.
Engine#E1-529657
Car#L320-000783


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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby dirt666 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:01 am

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This picture is gorgeous. What a beautiful truck. You've kept it very well. Every picture I have seen of it, just gets nicer. Good job.

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Az_L320 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:50 pm

Thank You, Dirt666

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby selaga » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:35 pm

G'day to all,

Just picked up a 1963 V320 2-door wagon. It is complete, but needs restoration. Year 1963, VIN 320-3-24383, engine E1-324283. Plan is to keep it stock, except for front disc brakes.

Cheers,

Sel

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:49 pm

Welcome aboard, Sel!

How about a new thread with pics? I LOOOVE the V320.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Md5jxWEx8[/youtube]

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby selaga » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:13 pm

Saw that on you tube, mine is not quiet as nice. Here are a couple of pics of mine... http://s764.photobucket.com/albums/xx28 ... un%20V320/

Here is my old ute, this thing was mint, I regret the sale. I saw it advertised in South Australia a few weeks back.

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Plus I have owned a 1965 and a 1967.5 Fairlady, early 240Z and a 411 Sora Blue Bleubird sedan as well.

Cheers,

Sel

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Abilityl320 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:03 pm

engine E1-237073
serial L 320- 3-01108
1963 L 320
purchased from original owner. 78K miles
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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby mgpbowties » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:51 am

Hi,
I am working on a 1965 L320 flatbed Vin #L320000510D
Thanks Mike

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby watsuuuup » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:06 am

1963 type u320 ... engine no..e1 304124... car no 320-3-66011
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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby rusty68mgb » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Hi, I am new to the club. I just bought L320 Vin # 4L320-00601D and have plans to restore to driver condition. It is missing the motor and transmission but is very solid. I am in Maine and rust is the killer of these old trucks. I don't care about keeping it 100% stock and am curious what other motors might be a good transplant? Datsun car? Datsun truck? Anything I should particularly avoid? I'm not building a hot rod and I'm not building a 100 point show truck. I just like these old trucks and this one caught my eye as the body was so nice. Consider it another one saved from the scrap yard. Any tips on a good motor trans set up would be much appreciated, regards, Rick.

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:18 pm

rusty68mgb wrote:Hi, I am new to the club. I just bought L320 Vin # 4L320-00601D and have plans to restore to driver condition. It is missing the motor and transmission but is very solid. I am in Maine and rust is the killer of these old trucks. I don't care about keeping it 100% stock and am curious what other motors might be a good transplant? Datsun car? Datsun truck? Anything I should particularly avoid? I'm not building a hot rod and I'm not building a 100 point show truck. I just like these old trucks and this one caught my eye as the body was so nice. Consider it another one saved from the scrap yard. Any tips on a good motor trans set up would be much appreciated, regards, Rick.
Hi Rick, welcome aboard!

Can you start a new thread with that info / request? This is for entering info in the 320 VIN Registry. Thanks much, and welcome aboard!

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:19 pm

Adding another one:

1964 NL320
VIN # 4 - L320 - 60493

Scott Schartz
Rodeo, NM

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Doc S » Tue May 14, 2013 11:57 am

Good afternoon all,

New to the site and thought I'd share....
I'm in the San Antonio area of Texas.

Mine is a 1964 Nissan NL320. Vin: 4-L320-60XXX
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God Bless,
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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Fri May 17, 2013 1:02 pm

Doc, she is BEAUTIFUL!

Any chance we could see more pictures?

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Doc S » Sun May 19, 2013 7:12 am

Sure, any particular "pose" you'd like to see?

God Bless,
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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Sun May 19, 2013 9:12 pm

Anything you'd like to share. I have a '63 NL320, so I'm always happy to see details of other ones to assist with my upcoming restoration. :)

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby headhunter2099 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:26 pm

I just bought a 64 NL320.
Vin# 4L320-60550C

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Tue May 28, 2013 12:11 am

Welcome aboard!

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby bpaul » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:51 am

Hello - new here

Mine is 1965 (supposedly with rare 1964 features - still not sure of that): 4L 320 02536

Supposedly they used left over 1964s? That would mean the VIN would be an early '65 or late '64?

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:35 am

Hi Brian!

Hard to tell with these, since they weren't stamped until sold. If it has a floor shifter, it's a true '65.

More likely it's a leftover '64 that was sold in early '65 (and therefore stamped as a '65).

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby charliej13 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:03 pm

I just bought a 1965 NL320 vin 4-L320-60042D and am getting started restoring it.

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby difrangia » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:14 am

Recently acquired NL to keep the Longbed company.

Built '63 NL
Registered '64

one approx 20 year old repaint
pretty original 'cept wheels & caps

4-L320-60125C

Damn this is gonna be fun !!!!

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Gemmer » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:47 pm

I have had my 1964 PU 320 since 1974. Second owner. Been out of service since 2000. Decided to fire it up and get it on the road again.
E1-485720
4-L 320-03900C

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Li'l Truckie » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:29 pm

Gemmer,

Welcome aboard. Let us know if you need any assistance with parts and what not. So did it start up? I have a '64 that sat from 1978 to last Fall without starting up once. Took a little bit of work but it runs fine. Video is on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 9526485576

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Atabale » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:33 am

Hello every one

VIN 300317429, Engine no. IE245023 (I presume that "IE" is incorrect and should read E1.) 1963 Light Green, excellent condition, runner.

VIN 320300322, no engine,gearbox. Red but originally light green. Body OK, no original wheel rims. No plate indicating the year etc. Based on the grill design it is a 1963.

It would seem that our tail lights in South Africa differ, being individual brake and turn signal, round and conical in shape lights.

Close by is a wreck of an 223, with little left for stripping, asking price approximate $200.

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby AZhitman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:45 pm

Welcome aboard, Atabale!

I'd love to see pictures of the SA models, if you could take some for us. :)

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby DylanFM » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:13 pm

My new toy 1965 NL320.
VIN: 4-L320-60576
Engine: E1-315395 (not original)

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Li'l Truckie » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:58 am

DylanFM,

Welcome aboard and to the world of the little Datsun 320 here on NiCo! Let us know if you need any technical assistance, how to, or parts information. We have a pretty resourceful crew that is following and checking into the Datsun 320 Forum. Some one, some place, with a 320 knows the information.

My '63 does not have the original E1 either, but it still an E1 and it runs!

Would be great if you could share some pics with us.

v/r
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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby DylanFM » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:49 pm

Here is a link to a few pictures. It run pretty ok, but does have some problems getting over hills. I'm going to replace the points, rotor, cap and condenser (still looking for a replacement condenser) this weekend and see if that helps. I will need some help locating some parts, mostly rubber parts like the door window seals, but I will do some more research and post in a new/different thread for that.

http://s376.photobucket.com/user/DylanF ... un%20NL320

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Re: Datsun 320 VIN Registry - Enter Yours!

Postby Li'l Truckie » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:12 am

DylanFM,

Wow, that sure seems to have a rust free body and I see the tail lights are in good shape also.

Here's a quick run down of parts/info -

Condenser - available, part # from Napa is Echlin EP300, any parts store should be able to cross reference this part number for you and get a compatible condenser.

Rubber - have yet to delve into this one 100%. However, eBay does have the front windshield seal available. These are mostly from overseas, but I have yet to have any issues.

I want to say I've seen the rear glass seal, but this can also be made by a hotrod shop the chops and channels as the seal is pretty simple to fabricate.

For the window felt, your larger commercial interior/fabric store might have this. I know National Fabric in KCKS has several size to choose from and its sold by the foot, so I'm going this route.

For the bottom squeegee and felt, I will be looking into National Fabric, Hanna Rubber, as well as comparing measurement with the '60s Fairlady's. I have seen both of these on eBay for sale.

I have yet to find a door seal that I like, but have yet to look that hard. I'm heading down to National Fabric and Hanna Rubber next week to pick up upholstery (Red and Vanilla) for Whitey and will look a little harder at what they sell.

v/r
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