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Many of you will probably never have seen the Datsun Sunny Pickup, which was available as a flatbed version of the Sunny in the 1970s. This is because it is a vehicle that is rarely seen outside of Japan. In addition, not too many specimens have survived, as the ravages of time gnawed at many and they were used as workhorses until they died. In contrast to the favorites of the JDM scene, who are cherished and cared for by their owners and thus achieve enormous increases in value, many Datsun Sunny pickups have already come to an end in the junkyard. But exceptions prove the rule, and so the Datsun Sunny Pickup we presented got the love it needed and a contemporary tuning from its owner, which is why it is now an eye-catcher, not only at every JDM meeting, but also on the street.
Conversion kit and lowering
The first thing that falls on the unusual pickup is the changed front section on that from a so-called Conversion kit results. This "Hakotora" kit von 09racing ensures that you think from the start that it is you Nissan C10 generation skyline acts. The Skyline generation, which was built from 1968-1972, is today an absolute icon of Japanese automobile construction and is considered to be the forerunner of the super sports car with the same model name.
In order to not only look sporty at the front, the Datsun pickup was also given a Skyline front Airride chassis from Air Lift with 3P management control. This control ensures that the height of the air suspension can be adjusted so that the ideal height can be selected manually at any time. There were also tiny ones on the pickup trucks 9 × 14-inch alloy wheels On behalf of AutoStar Kanji raised, which with their impressive low-bed optics and four-spoke design attract everyone's attention. The spoke design is somewhat reminiscent of a butterfly or a flower mosaic, and it definitely looks floral.
Other modifications include the placement of the Mirrors on the bonnet, as we know it from classic Japanese automobiles in the luxury segment, such as the first-generation Toyota Century, with a wider flared rear fenderthat convey a sportier look, a Trilink rear axle and Custom front suspension.
All the stops were also pulled in the interior.
In order to have a particularly sporty look and to strip off the flair of a commercial vehicle, were Sports seats called Cobra Nagaro built in. the Seating areas come from Porsche and listen to the model name "Pasha". There is also a Momo / Illest steering wheel in the pickup. A ensures optimal sound Kenwood KDC-W707 sound system, and last but not least, the Door panels made of carbon.
1,2-liter four-cylinder suction gasoline engine
Believe it or not, the 1,2-liter suction gasoline engine only works 70 hp and 95 Newton meters of maximum torque developed, brings the Datsun ahead sufficiently quickly. This is due to the small dimensions, which are only 3,84 m long and 1,49 m wide. In addition, the pickup is flat and only 1,39 m high. This results in dimensions that correspond to those of a small car, and that too Empty weight is around 800 kg settled in the featherweight class. Incidentally, the power is transmitted manually Four-speed transmission on the rear wheels. The engine remained unchanged and was not modified.
Our Summary to the Datsun Sunny Pickup:
An exotic that the British tuning company Meguiar's has refined here, and we are impressed by the extremely successful project. If you liked the vehicle, you can take a look at the associated picture gallery that we have attached to the article. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply take ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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Datsun Sunny Pickup from Meguiar's
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