Amazing how much time has passed since the last time I worked on one.
I had a girlfriend in high school (a couple years older than me) who bought a brand new D21 single-cab, 4cyl, 5MT HB in 1987. I promptly modded it to her liking, and I think the project lasted longer than the relationship.
33 years later, I have a 97 KC shortbed KA 5MT in the driveway. She's tired but tough, and the price was right, so Datsun Ranch has a new parts runner.
I'll be posting up questions and progress as I bring this one back to glory!