Lowering a Datsun 620

I feel pretty much all two wheel drives vehicles need lowered. I just don’t care for stock height. This logic certainly applies to my Datsun 620, it is a minitruck after all. I had not even heard of a king pin style suspension before I started on this truck. I was rather surprised to see … Continue reading Lowering a Datsun 620

Found my Datsun 620

Are you wondering why a Datsun 620? My love for the Datsun goes back to when I was a teenager and knew very little about cars. I needed something to drive because I had blown up two engines. My dad found me a Datsun 620 for $50. It actually ran and drove. Truck ran like … Continue reading Found my Datsun 620

B2200 Taiwan MultiSwitch – works with a little help.

I have been running into issues with my tail lights, head lights and blinkers. For a couple weeks I would hit the column with a heavy screwdriver and get whatever I need to work for a short period of time. Yes, the multi-switch was bad. That was not hard to figure out. No, it was … Continue reading B2200 Taiwan MultiSwitch – works with a little help.

New mirrors for the B2200 results in shaved locks

Saturday, the Mazda made it to his first show. The truck really isn’t show ready but I felt he should get some practice at a small, local show before heading 503 miles to Shawnee for the Severed Ties 25th reunion at Slamboree. He did not win anything, but didn’t expect to. His paint is still … Continue reading New mirrors for the B2200 results in shaved locks

454 Swap, out with the 350 in with more power!

I know you can make plenty of horsepower with a small block. I have done it several times. Bolt on some AFR heads, add a Voodoo cam and yes, you will have more horsepower then a stock big block. But… you can do those same mods to a big block like a 454 and have … Continue reading 454 Swap, out with the 350 in with more power!

Sun Roof Disaster, why do people cut holes in the roof?

I wonder how many Square Body Chevys found their way to a scrap yard because someone thought it would be a good idea to add a sunroof. Trust me its not and it never is. If your truck has a solid roof leave it alone. As you should know by now, I bought the 1976 … Continue reading Sun Roof Disaster, why do people cut holes in the roof?

Project Scrap Metal – 1976 SWB 4×4 Chevy

Im not really one for naming cars or projects. I have the Black Vette, the Green Vette, the Camaro and so on. It just not my thing, but for some reason this truck is getting called Project Scrap Metal. Thats really what this truck is. The Chevy is too far gone to save but for … Continue reading Project Scrap Metal – 1976 SWB 4×4 Chevy

Lowered Steering Column?

I started driving my V8 swapped Mazda around a little to break-in the engine and work out whatever little bugs it might have. I must say, I hate the location of the steering wheel. Its just to high for the seat position.  I’m 5’10” and about 150 lbs …. so pretty skinny. I like my … Continue reading Lowered Steering Column?

VW Air Shocks on a B2200?

When you drop a truck 6″ you can expect the factory shocks not to work. I know, I know there are a few lucky guys who say there factory shocks work just fine compressed 6 or more inches, but I have never been that lucky. The new Monroe shocks blew out within a few miles. … Continue reading VW Air Shocks on a B2200?

In the 90’s everything had to be shaved, so lets roll with it.

It seems most Mazda have broken antennas and that just didn’t work for me or my mini. If you have every replaced an antenna, you know they attach from the under side of the fender. My plan was to unbolt the side of the fender and try to pull it out enough to get to … Continue reading In the 90’s everything had to be shaved, so lets roll with it.