Haha, I ran the Datsun King Cab for a while, diesel. It held my mattress in the back and never failed me. Then a nice lady crashed into me and wrote it off. Good times in that vehicle. I had a couple of friends in their teens that liked those hood ornaments too. Seemed to be a trend back then.
Yep same on mattress, it was back in my drinking days and I didn't have to drive home from bar as would just crawl into canopy door and sleep until morning. Must have been as had a friend wrap his Nova around one almost dead center (but then back then the cops would make you dump out your booze or pot and tell you to go home (unless you were being an asshat) ), it moved the motor and tranny so far the gear shifter was closer to the back seat than the front seat (he lived thru it with just a few scars, as one of them totally drunk and body can bounce around/off things like a Pinball and still be alive).