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slammed620
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    Posted: 06 March 2006 at 2:58pm
how do i go about taking the spare tire off? is there a trick or something, or is it just really rusted on there?

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bullet Posted: 06 March 2006 at 3:00pm
I was told for my 521 u use a crank(jack ) to spool the spare out from under the truck
Im sure datsunaholic knows for sure. I never nnede mine yet and carry another spare in back(plastic bagged up)
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bullet Posted: 06 March 2006 at 3:34pm
Well, how have you tried?

The original method is to stick the jack bar (the long red bar with the hook on the end, kind of a shepherd's hook) into the lowering device. The "hook" fits in a slot which rotates- you use the jack handle end for leverage. Then it just cranks down the chain.

If you're missing the "shepherd's hook" jack handle you'll have a hell of a time spinning the chain sprocket since it's above the tire. And I have yet to see one in a junkyard. But the 521s, 620s, and 720s all used the same basic idea.

Oh, and that's a reason NOT to have a fill panel between the taillights! If you still have the original license plate bracket you'll see the hole, and look through that to see the turning recepticle.
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bullet Posted: 06 March 2006 at 4:24pm
i wasnt sure at all where to start. i just tried turning it and such.thanks for all the help

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bullet Posted: 06 March 2006 at 5:51pm
sawzall.
1973 620 "Prerunner"
L20B,A87,5spd.Lynx,40dcoe,
header,cammed & bored.
zx oil pump,starter,headbolts
& water pump/pulley.
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bullet Posted: 06 March 2006 at 6:42pm
Bolt cutters!
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bullet Posted: 06 March 2006 at 7:13pm
yeah i guess either of those would work too.

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bullet Posted: 07 March 2006 at 12:51pm

I prefer the blue tip wrench

On a lighter note...I put the origonal spare on my red truck so I could roll it around the driveway and went flat.  Turns out almost 30 years of being smashed against the bed floor messed up the bead...

I put a 16" Chevy space saver spare under my black one.
I like learning lessons in the driveway instead of on the side of the freeway.

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bullet Posted: 13 March 2006 at 4:20pm
i had never taken my spare down before and when i did need it the crank wouldn't turn. i had to lay under there with a hacksaw and cut the chain. turned out that the crank box was packed full of rocks and dirt. after i got it all cleaned out and lubed i made a sheet metal lid so that it wouldn't happen again.
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