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B210 Bumpers

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Category: Datsun B210

North American B210s have "park bench" safety bumpers capable of 5 mph collision without damage. Other countries use a stylish chrome small bumper.


Worldwide Style


H5000 -7701
H7400 7702-
H5800 L16
with upper overrider bar
H7510 A14T twin carb
H7512 *A14T.GX 7702-
overriders 7702-, except DX

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PB210/GB211.early (no overrider)


GB211.from_7702 H58 (with overrider)

H50 Front bumpers stays -- All years A12/A14 JAPAN (H58 is for L14/L16)


Some countries used a narrow license plate cutout (e.g. Japan) and other countries used wide plate cutout (e.g. Australia)

  85010-H5500 -7701
  85010-H7405 7702-
  85010-H5000 -7701
  85010-H7405 7702-

Sedan Narrow Plate

85011-H5000 -7701 [4-hole, no provision for overriders]
85011-H7400 7702- [6-hole]

Malaysia | Japan
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PB210 sedan
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Fitted to Sunny Truck
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Used in Japan market until January 1977 [4-hole, no provision for overriders]

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1 85011-H5000 BUMPER-rear S-all
2 85204-H5000 STAY-bumper rear (R.H.)
3 85205-H5000 STAY-bumper rear (L.H.)
4 62663-27700 BOLT-special (M6) 4
5 01221-00021 NUT-flange (M6) 4
6 01221-00031 NUT-flange (M8) 2

Sedan Wide Plate

Sedan bumper is a plain steel one-piece type. non-Japan
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World Bumper doesn't quite cover holes on North America rear body


Coupe bumper has holes for rear reflectors. Japan Coupe uses wide plate version.
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Japan KB210.A12 carriage bolts
Japan KB210.A14 rubber overriders
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1 85010-H5500 BUMPER-rear Coupe
2 85204-H5500 STAY-bumper rear RH Coupe
3 85205-H5000 STAY-bumper rear LH Coupe
fixing stay to bumper QUANTITY 4 EACH
4 62663-27700 BOLT-special M6 4Coupe
5 08915-53610 WASHER-plain 4 Coupe
6 08915-13610 WASHER-lock 4 Coupe
7 08911-10610 NUT 4 Coupe
fixing stay to body [not shown diagram]
01221-00031 NUT
62685-73000 RUBBER-WASHER


85010-H7516 7702- OPTION K.A14T
3-piece bumper with rubber and metal overriders


Wagon uses 3-piece bumper (straight bar with bolt-on ends). Has no plate cutout as the number plate mounts above the bumper.
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North America

USA and Canada market. For 1974, USA models got large bumpers to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards regulation 215(b). The mandate that created the "park-bench" bumpers were not about safety, but part of the Cost Saving Act. The idea was to reduce the cost of repair of minor accidents (below 5 mph) and so benefit the consumer. For more details, see FMVSS 215.


Front North America

  • 1974 non-chrome, no rubber overriders, black sight shield
  • 1975 different color, rubber overriders, black sight shield
  • 1976 chrome beam with rubber ends, rubber overriders, Coupe has body color-keyed rear sight shield.
  • 1977-1978. The external appearance of the bumpers has been improved

1974 - no overriders
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1975 - non-chrome with overriders (grille in 2nd photo is 1978)
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1976 - Chrome beam with many bolts (grille is 1977)
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1977 - Chrome beam bumper with fewer bolts

1978 black grille
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Front sight-shield covers the gap between body and bumper
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Rear North America

1975 Sedan Rear
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1976 Sedan Rear

Rear panel

A rear panel is used in USA instead of a beaver panel.

  • 1974-1975: body color-keyed
  • 1976-1978 Sedan: body color-keyed
  • 1976-1978 Coupe: black

Retrofitting Worldwide Bumpers

You will need make up new custom brackets to mount the worldwide bumpers (120Y or JDM B210) onto a North American B210.
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SEDAN REAR: When fitting the smaller bumpers there's two holes, from where the 5mph bumper shocks/brackets mount. And the new bumper covers the top half of them. So a new beaver panel is not really needed.

USA: large holes. Worldwide: small holes
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COUPE REAR: A new beaver plate should be fabricated.

North America bumper removed
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round reflectors to plug the holes
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Fabricate a mesh panel
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NOTE: 1200 bumpers don't quite fit the B210. They need to be bent a little bit, and are narrower.

Barracuda sells B210 bumper in steel about $300

The wide-cutout bumper has just happens to line up perfectly the with lower valence on a North America B210, but the JDM bumper has a smaller plate cut-out, about the size of a US license plate. the JDM bumper makes for a cleaner install, but the wide-cutout bumper may be cheaper and easier to obtain out of Australia.

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