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This is for all the Nissan/Datsun history buff's out there, this timeline originally from Nissan:

1948 Datsun Truck Commercial Vehicle

The Datsun Truck series was born before the war as the Datsun 13 Truck (1934), later being revived after the war (1946) as the 1121. The 2225 was launched in 1947 as an improved version; with its 722cc engine, it had a 500kg load capacity and seating for two. The vehicles produced immediately after the war clearly demonstrate the hardships caused by shortages of materials. To cope with such difficulties, complex manufacturing processes were avoided and some parts of the body were even made of wood.

Specifications:


  • Overall length / width / height: 3,147/1,458/1,550mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,005mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,038/1,080mm
  • Curb weight: 620kg
  • Engine: Type 7 (4-cyl. in line, SV), 722cc
  • Engine Max. power: 11kW (15PS)/3,600rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 37Nm (3.8kgm)/2,000rpm
  • Transmission: 3 forward gears, 1 reverse gear
  • Tires: 4.00-16 (front & rear)
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 2 / 500kg


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1958 Datsun Truck Commercial Vehicle

The 11th-generation 220 was launched in November 1957 along with the 210 (Sedan), which shares the same engine and chassis. The engine was the newly developed Type C (4 cylinders in line, 988cc); nicknamed the "Stone Engine", this was the first Nissan OHV. Its ability was demonstrated when the 210 won its class in the Australian Rally. This historic model was the first car to be exported to America along with the 210 (Sedan).

Specifications:
  • Overall length / width / height: 3,742/1,466/1,625mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,200mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,170/1,180mm
  • Curb weight: 620kg
  • Engine: Type C (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 988cc
  • Engine Max. power: 25kW (34PS)/4,400rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 65Nm (6.6kgm)/2,400rpm
  • Transmission: 3 forward gears, 1 reverse gear
  • Top speed: 90km/h
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 2 / 850kg

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1964 Datsun Truck 1200 Deluxe

The Datsun Truck helped to provide logistic support for the post-war economic growth of Japan. The 320, released in August 1961, was noted for its Bluebird-like front mask and spacious interior. It featured a 1,200cc engine and independent (torsion bar) front-wheel suspension, improving performance and comfort. A long body was also introduced. Following a full change in May 1965, it became the 520.

Specifications:
  • Overall length / width / height: 4,125/1,515/1,610mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,470mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,170/1,187mm
  • Curb weight: 955kg
  • Engine: E1 (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 1,189cc
  • Engine Max. power: 40kW (55PS)/4,800rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 86Nm (8.8kgm)/3,600rpm
  • Suspension (front): Double wishbone
  • Suspension (rear): Semi-floating leaf
  • Tires (front, rear): 6.00-14-6PR, 6.00-14-8PR
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 2 / 1,000kg

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1965 Datsun Light Van 1200 Deluxe

Launched in August 1961, the 12th-generation 320 featured a front mask with the same look as the first-generation Bluebird (310). Numerous passenger car technologies were introduced, such as the independent front-wheel suspension. Its comfortable ride and driving ease were hugely appealing. Three types were available and all were equipped with a 1,200cc, 55PS engine: the truck, the van and the pickup.

Specifications:
  • Overall length / width / height: 4,145/1,497/1,545mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,470mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,170/1,187mm
  • Curb weight: 1,020kg
  • Engine: E1 (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 1,189cc
  • Engine Max. power: 40kW (55PS)/4,800rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 65Nm (6.6kgm)/3,600rpm
  • Transmission: 4-speed, column shift
  • Suspension (front, rear): Torsion bar, semi-elliptic leaf
  • Top speed: 110km/h
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 2 (5) / 500kg (300kg)

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1966 Datsun Truck 1300

The 520 (13th generation) was launched in May 1965 following a full change of the 320 (the 420 did not exist). As well as using the newly developed 1,300cc J engine, it increased seating capacity to three. Due to improvements in the suspension, the wheelbase extension (+60mm) and the greater front and rear treads (+80mm), driving ease and ride comfort were greatly improved.

Specifications:
  • Overall length / width / height: 4,245/1,575/1,545mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,530mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,170/1,187mm
  • Curb weight: 960kg
  • Engine: J (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 1,299cc
  • Engine Max. power: 46kW (62PS)/4,800rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 98Nm (10kgm)/3,600rpm
  • Transmission: 4-speed, column shift
  • Suspension (front, rear): Torsion bar, semi-elliptic leaf
  • Brakes: Drum (front & rear)
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 3 / 1,000kg

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1966 Datsun Cablight 1150

The first-generation Cablight, the A20, was launched in 1958. In 1968, following a third model change, it was reintroduced as the Cabstar (A320). In the intervening ten years, the A20 was widely used along with the Datsun Truck as a very capable yet compact vehicle for commercial goods transport. The second-generation A220 was launched in March 1964, followed by the A221 with its D11 engine in April 1966.

Specifications:
  • Overall length / width / height: 3,840/1,608/1,735mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,220mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,294/1,311mm
  • Curb weight: 970kg
  • Engine: D11 (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 1,138cc
  • Engine Max. power: 39kW (53PS)/5,000rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 83Nm (8.5kgm)/2,800rpm
  • Suspension (front): Double wishbone
  • Suspension (rear): Semi-floating leaf
  • Tires (front, rear): 5.50-14-6PR, 6.00-14-8PR
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 2 / 1,000kg
Note:Short body


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1972 Datsun Van 1500 Deluxe

The 520 was launched in May 1965. It became the 521 in February 1970 and, to meet the demands of the era of fast travel, the 1500 series was introduced. The 1300 too was subject to a minor change, adding a new radiator grille with horizontal emphasis and egg-shaped fender mirrors. There were 3 models available in the commercial-use Datsun series: the standard truck, van, and pickup.

Specifications:
  • Overall length / width / height: 4,345/1,570/1,525mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,530mm
  • Tread (front/rear): 1,250/1,265mm
  • Curb weight: 1,070kg
  • Engine: J15 (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 1,483cc
  • Engine Max. power: 57kW (77PS)/5,200rpm
  • Engine Max. torque: 118Nm (12.0kgm)/3,200rpm
  • Suspension (front): Torsion bar
  • Suspension (rear): Semi-elliptic leaf
  • Tires (front, rear): 6.00-13-6PR, 6.00-13-8PR
  • Seating capacity / Max. load capacity: 3 (6) / 500kg (300kg)


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I had a 1978 datsun pickup. Great little truck, but being a 4-speed standard it was pretty hard on fuel on the highway.

I ended up trading it for a 300zx, which was a poor choice I must say! The datsun was mint with only 78,000 kilometers on it and the 300zx had 300k+ and was ratbagged. I just had to have the turbo v6 though... To be young and dumb again.
 

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Its crazy to see how much the idea of a truck has evolved over time. When that first truck came out, America was at war with Japan (I just thought that is fun to think about.)

The one from 1972 seems more of a wagon than a truck, but I guess the biggest difference there is the enclosure.
 
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