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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Body

Datsun 1200 grilles vary between Coupe and Sedan. The Sedans used a stainless steel grille, while Coupes used a sporty plastic type. Wagons and early utes used the sedan grille, while newer utes use a coupe-like plastic grille. In Japan, the sedan grille changed for 1972.



#Stainless Grille: Sedan, Wagon & 1971-1978 ute
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#Facelift Grille (1972 JDM Sedan & South Africa sedans)
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#Coupe Grille (black headlight surrounds)
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#1978-1989 Ute Grille (silver headlight surrounds)
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#Late Sunny Truck/Bakkie Grille (1989-2007)
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#Sunny Excellent Grille
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Stainless Grille

Early sedan grille
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See Main Article: Sedan Grille

Sedan grille "D" and "S" emblems
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Plastic Grilles

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1. Silver headlamp surrounds (#mid-model ute)
2. Black headlamp surrounds (#coupe GX)
3. With Silver center strip (#coupe non-GX)
Black headlight surrounds: (#coupe)
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Silver headlight surrounds: Mid #Pickup (1978-1989)

Emblems: Rectangular for pickup, Round for coupe
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Coupe Grille

See Main Article: Coupe_Grille

GX Coupe | DX/GL Coupe
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Sunny Truck Grille

Early Truck

1971-1977 Sunny Truck/ute/bakkie used the stainless Sedan Grille.
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Mid-Model Truck

1978-up Truck/ute/bakkie. This grille looks nearly identical to the Coupe grille, except:

  • Silver headlight surrounds (coupe has black surrounds)

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  • Rectangular center emblem (Coupe is round)
  • Emblem screws have horizontal arrangement (Coupe is diagonal)

Coupe or Ute grille accepts both emblems

Coupe emblem - screws arranged diagonally
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Pickup emblem - screws arranged (nearly) horizontally
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To fit a Plastic grille to an early ute or sedan, add these tabs:
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Square Headlight Truck

See Main Article: Square Light Grille
From October 1989
* JDM Sunny Truck (late B122)
* South Africa bakkie (B140)

Facelift Grille

For 1972, Japan-model 1200s received a minor facelift.


Coupe continued to use the original grille during the 1972 facelift. Only the badges were changed.


See Main Article: Sedan Grille, Facelift


Late JDM grille + intricate "S" grille emblem
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Customized Grilles

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Blackout center ornament
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120Y grille
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Chrome highlights
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Ɛ̃fini emblem (a.k.a. Mazda Efini badge/infini) 1991-1997
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Kustom grille
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Color Matched
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D21 Style

Bprojects Nissan D21 style grille on Datsun 1200 truck
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  • D21 was marketed as "DATSUN truck" is Japan
  • D21 was marketed as "Nissan Hardbody" in North America
  • D21 was marketed as "Navara" in much of ROW (rest of world)

D21 Hardbody minor update 1993-1997
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JDM look

Coupe-grille with custom insert
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Facelift custom
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Datrotor: Made up my own mirror finish stainless grill that deffenetly is a 1off.every single bolt that isn't hi tensile has been mirror polished finish and is all stainless
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Blackout Grille

Coupe/Ute grille painted black
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Square Eye Retrofit

rectangular headlights - dual or quad

See Main Article: Square Light Grille

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Aluminum Slat
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GDM Style

Jetta A2 headlights (1984-1992) retro-fitted a 1200 -- for the GDM look
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VW Caddy look (see post for more pics)
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Bimmer E30 datsunb120
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Each grile type has unique mounting variation.

A plastic grill will not bolt in place of a sedan grille and vice-versa.
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Ditto for round vs square headlight grilles.

The four Datsun 1200 grille types and their mount points
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* Sedan Grille Mounting
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* Coupe Grille Mounting
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* Coupe Grille in Sedan: add the missing brackets.
* Sedan Grille in late Sunny Truck
* Coupe Grille in late Sunny Truck
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For a late Sunny Truck with square headlights, you also need to fit round headlights. See Converting

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* 123 x 22 x 10 cm box


PB110 Sunny Excellent Grille
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GX with fog lamps

DX, GL without fog lamps
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62302-H2525 GRILLE-radiator (gray) DX, GL
62302-H2725 GRILLE-radiator (dark gray) GX
62310-H2525 MASK-fog lamp, with screw 2 DX, GL

Grille with fog lamps/delete plates unbolted
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Masks (foglamp delete plates) comes with the DX/GL grille
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On the back of the grille are two brackets that look like the 1200 sedan grille mounting brackets. On the 1400 these are actually the fog lamp brackets (#8 in the parts diagram)
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62321-H2500 BRACKET ASS'Y-fog lamp (L.H.) 
62320-H2500 BRACKET ASS'Y-fog lamp (R.H.)

This grille is missing the metal fog lamp brackets and lower grille bracket
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PB110 Custom

PB110 sedan retrofitted with chromed B110 Coupe grille. The chrome matches nicely with the PB110 corner lights
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Photo Index

See Main Article: Grille Photo Index


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