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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.

1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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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.


1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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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.


1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/

 

 

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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.