Hello guys! I am a first time poster, new member, and proud new owner of a 100% original 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4. This gem has a few dealership options such as a tachometer, oil pressure and battery voltage gauges on the center column, as well as heat and air conditioning. This vehicle has the original paint, proper 5 speed manual gearbox, operational 4x4 transfer case, roll bar with KC lights, 130,011 miles on the clock, and runs nicely.
A little history:
The vehicle started its life in California, where it was driven by its original owner from 1986 until 2014, where it was traded in at a dealership. The second owner contacted the dealership to purchase the vehicle, and he drove it from California to Minnesota, where it sat in a garage in the winter and was seldom driven until I purchased the vehicle today.
When I purchased the vehicle, I received some extra goodies such as CV axles, distributer cap, as well some belts and hoses. I also received a very cool Datsun banner, a period-correct look book that would have been at a dealership in the day, as well as the original owners manual.
A little bit about me:
I am 19 years old, and this is actually my first vehicle that I've purchased. In the past, I have daily driven a 2005 Buick Rendezvous as well as a 2013 VW Passat TDi. This Nissan is going to be my new daily driver. My first order of business is to change the fluids, as well as correct some minor scratches and surface rust in the bed. I plan to put a bed liner in, so if anyone has any suggestions on which bed liner would work the best, please feel free to share! After installing a bed liner, I plan on attaching the roll bar and wiring up the KC lights, so if there is a thread on that I would love for someone to point me in the right direction.
The truck isn't the fastest in the world, but it sure is a pleasure to drive. If anyone has a suggestions on what I can do mechanically to increase the performance of the vehicle, as well as any tips on general and preventative mantainence on a vehicle with a carbureted engine, I would appreciate it as this is my first. With the help of my cousin who is a mechanic and Nissan guy himself, I'm planning on making this vehicle a fun daily driver that will catch a lot of looks. Thanks for looking!