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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Facelift Dash

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For 1972, the 1200 underwent a minor change. A new dash was fitted to all 1972 Sedan/Van/Coupe.

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Discuss or comment: POST Facelift 1200 Dash in Main Forum

For additional details of the 1972 redesign for the Japan market, see Facelift.

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* podded instrument facia
* concave cluster lid (wood grain bottom half)
* dash pad extends slightly towards driver to shade the instruments
* curved glove box door with '||| Sunny |||' mark

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New dash features:

* lower-half wood grain finish
* podded instrument panel facia
* anti-glare covers for the speedometer, tachometer and Cluster Gauge

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Wood grain on lower half of the new dash (all trims, even STD)
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This JDM brochure shows the new dash:
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This photo has an altered dash (top) -- it shows an early (flat) glovebox lid with the late facelift gauges. It is somewhat common for dashes to have been mixed-and-matched over the last 4 decades.
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New podded instrument panels were used starting January 1972 on regular Datsun 1200 B110, as well as with Sunny Excellent 1400 (PB110), as can be seen here:
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B110 1972
25010-H3100 LID ASS'Y-cluster STD,DX
25010-H3300 LID ASS'Y-cluster GL,GX
PB110 1972
25010-H3100 LID ASS'Y-cluster (gray metallic) DX
25010-H3300 LID ASS'Y-cluster (gold metallic) GL,GX

Podded Instruments

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Extended-lip dash shades the instruments
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Single Hump vs Double Hump

The PB110 (1400) and the B110 (1200) appear to use the same dashes. In some photos they appear different, because the "hump" goes towards the driver (it does not rise above above the flat plane of the dash) -- so it depends on the angle of the camera.


  • Some 1972 dash pads appear to have a single "hump" along the top edge shading the instrument cluster
  • Others appear to have an additional "hump" over the glovebox door for a more symmetrical look

From this angle this 1200 dash looks like a double-hump

But ... from this angle looks like a single-hump (same car in both photos)

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Instrument Panel

Of the Instrument Panel, only the Dash Pad and Glovebox Lid differ from original B110 versions. The panel itself (metal frame) is the same.

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PAD ASS'Y-instrument
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68910-H3100 1972
LID ASS'Y-glove box
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68920-H3100 1972

The glove box itself and all the hardware including hinge is the same, only the Lid differs.

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68920-H3100 LID ASS'Y-glove box


Virtually all the parts of the meter - from the cluster lid to individual gauges and small parts - differ from the original B110 meter parts.

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  • gauges have extended mounting tabs
  • Gauge glass is replaced with anti-glare plastic cone
  • Gauge font is updated

In other respects the gauges are pretty much the same as 1970-1971 versions.

LID ASS'Y-cluster
25010-H3100 STD,DX (?plain lower half)
25010-H3300 GL,GX  (?wood grain lower half)

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Meter compare. Note conical anti-glare lenses, podded facia
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1972 Cluster in Original Dash

Best of both worlds?

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1972 dash & glovebox door with early Pad

Photo Index

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POST Dodgeman's GL & GX dashes

GX with tachometer | GL w/clock
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GL dash (160kph speedometer)


POST GX Goodness

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Extra Gauges

Triple gauge package added to this one (replacing the radio)

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