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#61 Charlie69

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:13 AM

Pictures please!



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

https://portland.cra...6404784901.html

 

Try this



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:48 PM

How much for the bed box? :)

Edit-thats a single cab nevermind.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

Yep that's parts. Too much money for what to the rest of the world is scrap. But if you get it cheap there are a lot of other cheap bastards here that would need bits you don't and depending on how much your time is worth you could recoup some of your cash. If you need an engine this is the way to go because EVERTHING is there. Good luck

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:01 PM

Also it has an LSD. If you don't take that I may be willing to buy it off you at Canby for a reasonable price. You could likely sell the bed box, maybe the steering wheel, the rims (for real cheap, but somebody will take em), somebody might want the grandpa bumper, if the tailgate functions I would be interested in that, but you probably will take it first. :-) You should be able to recoup a pretty fair amount. But try and talk him down as that is a bit on the pricey side.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:37 PM

LSD?? Did Nissan make H190 LSDs? 



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

LSD?? Did Nissan make H190 LSDs? 

I think they used to be available way back when, but now they aren't. I have also head of people putting in D21 rear axles with LSDs.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:41 PM

Yes and they go for more than the price of that truck!

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:45 PM

Sad. 



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

It is very sad. Putting in a D21 rear axle is literally cheaper and easier than getting a H190 LSD. The air locker is $900, which I have wanted a few times, but not enough to warrant buying one.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:22 PM

Oddly enough today I ran into the great beebani, if you guys know who that is, I had no idea he was a rat until at the register we struck up a conversation about Datsuns after he tried to find some brake tools. Crazy stuff

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:31 PM

LSD?? Did Nissan make H190 LSDs? 

 

Yes, but not for the 720, so I call bullshit on that. The '88-'92 D21 had an optional H-190 that could be swapped in, or maybe aftermarket but very expen$ive for a State truck. The D21 axle is wider and is not a good fit for the 720.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:28 AM

Yeah I talked to the guy and it doesn't have one. He was mistaken



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

It's my view that a locked rear is the ultimate goal for my 720. It is not appropriate for an OEM because of the loss of control if you leave it engaged and you lean into that slick highway curve. I used to wheel a lifted FJ 40 Landcruiser that lacked taction because of it's high center of gravity, stiff front and rear leafs, small axle to axle dimension, and monster heavy motor with tons of low-end torque. I'd regularly have trouble where stock FJ 60 and 4Runner wagons would be at ease. But with traction control in 2wd, you get around the troubles of a still highway-worthy amount of suspension articulation, and avoid alot of stress on CV joints. I really regret the lift kit and 33s because it made it a seriously less trail-worthy truck.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

Sorry for the lack of updates. Body work and chasing rust is just a pain. Currently trying to make a pair of brackets for the rodeo seats a snagged, I got a 97 and the front bolts up directly, but the back is about 3/4" short, so I need to make some brackets. Also need to chase down some battery gremlins, as I recently tested the open circuit and got a reading of a whole 8 volts! I'm guessing the grounds are just corroded, but is there any other common electrical issues in these trucks I should look for??



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

Sorry for the lack of updates. Body work and chasing rust is just a pain. Currently trying to make a pair of brackets for the rodeo seats a snagged, I got a 97 and the front bolts up directly, but the back is about 3/4" short, so I need to make some brackets. Also need to chase down some battery gremlins, as I recently tested the open circuit and got a reading of a whole 8 volts! I'm guessing the grounds are just corroded, but is there any other common electrical issues in these trucks I should look for??

Maybe you can just take a piece of 1/4 inch flat bar and drill two holes in it then put bolts and nuts on for your seat bracket.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:58 PM

I would just drill a new hole where it is needed and put a big washer on the underside.


 

 


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:59 PM

Had one of those moments today where you wonder, "why would I ever do that?". I just cut some wires in the cab going to the ECU while using a flap disk to prep the floorboards for welding, you know, the ones sort of tucked underneath those plastic covers that say "nissan" on em, inside of the door frame. Well anyways, I did it on both sides and cut maybe a third of all the wires in the harness. I should be fine soldering almost all the wires back together, except for one, its black and its the largest wire of the bunch, on the drivers side, and when the wire was cut it revealed two cores, one inner copper core, with a smaller white insulation material, and on the outside of that, it was encased by a bunch of smaller wires, maybe nickel coated, and on the outside of the smaller wires was the black insulation, and there lies the problem, thats impossible to solder a that secondary layer of wire as it doesn't have a core. Are the outer wires to provide protection against noise?? If so, is it necessary? Or can I just solder the main core and wrap it in foil and tape it up? Do i need to just find another harness somewhere (Good luck)? Oddly enough the car still runs and all the headlights and turn signals work, so I didn't cut the tickle wire or something. And all the dash lights work (I think). I mean I could drive it if it had seats and a solid floor, but it kind of scares me jumping on the road with so many damaged wires, I mean I probably cut 8 in all( 5 drivers side, 3 on passengers). Its a simple truck, I'm surprised I even have an ECU, so I'm just unsure what all these wires that I cut do (did). Any help from anybody is welcome 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:36 PM

You sure that one is not the antenna wire for the radio/stereo.


 

 


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:26 AM

We have all done something like this so don't feel bad. Shielded cable can be repaired if a splice fittings are available to good as new but maybe not nessesary in this case. Get a wiring diagram tracing stuff through a loom is a pia.