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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Sunny Truck

Datsun 1200 B120 pickup came with integral cargo well (pickup bed/cargo bin). This bed/tray/bin is once piece with the body. Most dirt bikes fit with about half the tire hanging over the tailgate.


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From little bikes to big bikes, the 1200 ute has got guts.

See Main Article: B120 Bike Carrier

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500kg payload

See Main Article: Hauling


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Loading Capacity Label '最大積載量500kg' (Maximum payload 500kg), see Badges
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B140 Net Load Capacity 591 kg.

GCM 1750 kg 
GVM 1349 kg (Standard LDV)
GVM 1360 kg (Champ)

In New Zealand it was marketed as a 1/2 Tonne:
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The Long Body 1200 tray is 295 mm longer than the regular Short Body.

LoadBox 1518 x 1285 x 415 
Length Short Bed
* at bottom of tray: 1670 mm; 2060 mm tailgate down
* level with tray top: 1565 mm length
Length Long Bed
* at bottom of tray: 1960 mm
* level with tray top: 1860 mm
* 415 mm regular bed
* 420 mm Long bed
Inside Width 
* 1285 mm
* Between wheelwells: 980 cm
Bed height from ground
* 795 mm regular bed
* 575 mm long bed

Rope Hooks

The tray hooks are welded on 4 each side. Long body has 5 each side.

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The tray "lip" is part of the body inner side panel, not part of the quarter panel (outer side panel).


Shaved tray rails

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Your typical de-hookian operation involves:

  1. Cut off the tray lip
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  2. Weld inner panel to outer panel
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  3. Cover weld with smooth body putty
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  4. Re-paint
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Or you can grind the hooks off, but leave the lip:
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You can also put new hooks out of site:
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Sometimes the Rain Gutter is shaved at the same time:
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Sometimes the Tailgate handles are shaved and gate welded into the body:
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