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The bonnet (hood) of the Datsun 1200 is a classic design: an elegant flat sheet with a strengthening ridge down the middle. You can use the ridge to aim it down the autobahn. For 1972 japan-market, a new style bonnet was used for all sedans & coupes, including STD, DX, GL and GX.



Original Style
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1972 JDM
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Also see 
Hood Comparison
Front Body Panels Part Numbers
Front Fender and Front End
65100-H1000 1970-1971 ALL
65100-H1000 Van 1972
65100-H3100 Sedan, Coupe 1972

CAUTION: Hoods have the habit of looking great but with a significant spot of damage.
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Opening the hood

Click this page of the owner's manual for details:

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 21 ... ):

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Pull the hood lock handle

Fit the hood prop rod like so. It is on the left side (right side of this photo):
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NOTE: B10's prop rod was on the other side.

Early Bonnet

The type of hood used by all export 1200s (1971-2007), and for all Sunny Trucks.

65100-H1000 PANEL ASS'Y-hood

It was used in Japan as the 1970-1971 bonnet for Japan Domestic Market cars (sedans and coupe).

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The hood is 48 inches wide and 36 inches long. It is nearly rectangular but has a 2.25" curve in back, with a corresponding 2.25" peak in front:
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Bracing on underside:
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GX Bonnet

GX 1200s used the same bonnet as STD, DX and GL 1200s.

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Sedan 1970 Style
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Sedan 1972 style
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Late Bonnet

1972 Bonnet

1972 JDM 1200 Sedans and Coupes used a hood with a distinctive chevron-shaped "power boss".
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All trims — including STD and DX — used this bonnet:

This is sometimes called the "GX Bonnet", but it was fitted to all 1200s trim levels as can be seen in the factory brochure photos above.
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65100-H3100 PANEL ASS'Y-hood

If there are any actually available, you'll want to verify it has that specific design, as Nisan may consider the original style a valid replacement part. Let us know what Nissan tells you.

  • 1200 pickup/ute (B120) continued to use the older plain bonnet
  • 1972 Van (wagon) continued to use the old bonnet even while adopting the new 1972 grille

The line just below the Cowl Top Grille differs too:
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Excellent Bonnet

Sunny Excellent 1400 (PB110) bonnet has a sharper peak and is about 50mm longer (4 inches). It is the same with at front, but a bit wider at the rear (implying the fenders are less thick at the rear).

Wider at rear | Underside looks similar with same bracing style
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Hood Latch

The bonnet latch is in two parts and operated by a cable release from inside the cabin. B210/120Y latch differs from B110/1200.

See Main Article: Hood latch

Hood Hinges

65400-H1001 HINGE ASS'Y-hood (R.H.)
65401-H1001 HINGE ASS'Y-hood (L.H.)
65409-H1000 PIN-hinge 2

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Pin Kits

Instead of using the stock latch, you can use racing-style pins.

Nismo 99030-RR120 Pin Kit-Hood Catch
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Small Parts

Support Rod

65510-H1000 ROD-HOOD SUPPORT 1200, 620.-7808
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65514-H1000 65514-55W00 CLAMP-ROD,HOOD 1200, B210, 620 (フードクランプ)
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* sold in quantity 10
* used by 1200, B210, 720, N12, C210, and more

65512-H2500 GROMMET-HOOD SUPPORT ROD B110, 620 フード グロメット 
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Grommet goes into the core support (the pivoting end of the rod). The hole in the bonnet is non-grommetted
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Hood Bumper

65806-H1000 BUMPER-HOOD
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Cut on dotted line

Can 620 hood bumpers be adapted?
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From April 1985, 1200s were fitted with an under-bonnet fiberglass insulation mat.



65832-F5000 CLIP-INSULATOR (8)
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USA 1200s have these under-hood stickers

Vehicle Emission Control Information
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Inertial Wheel Weight
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Body Panel Alignment

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Bracing Damage

See main article: Bonnet Brace Repair


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Spectra Fibre
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カーボン ボンネット

Carbon Fiber original style
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Carbon Fibre 1972 style
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FRP (fiber reinforced plastic a.k.a. fibreglas)
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Cooling Bonnet
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FRP (fiberglass) with cold air induction
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Side Opening

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