Those little Datsun pickups were common as muck in the 70's San Francisco Bay Area. For a while I drove one delivering auto parts. With no load, the ride was just awful, the unencumbered rear axle bouncing off the road with the slightest provocation. I picked up a hitchhiker once. He quickly revealed he had just spent the night in jail after a bar fight in which he broke a few ribs. He would have been a lot better off if he had been picked up by someone in a Vista Cruiser.
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