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MaxChlan

Member Since 13 Aug 2016
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2017 07:22 PM
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In Topic: Oops, I did it again!

02 April 2017 - 03:24 PM

 

are you the one behind the 720 wiki? i shoulda known it would be someone here, haha. it's a great resource, thanks for the effort you've put into it!

Yeah, that was me. It was 11:00 PM on some day over winter break from school. I had a beer or two (I never drink) and got super motivated and yeah, that happened. 


In Topic: Oops, I did it again!

22 March 2017 - 04:12 AM

the 720 wiki page gives a pretty good breakdown of what options came on what trim levels (https://en.wikipedia...ck#Trim_options), and you can use a vin decoder (like this - https://www.vindecod...m/EN/Nissan/720) to figure out what trim model your truck is. the thing is, these trucks come from a time when the people going to the dealer to order a new vehicle would often times pick and choose what options they wanted. stuff was a lot cheaper back then. 

 

for example, my 81 is a DX trim model, which is the deluxe model that came standard with a bench seat and factory a/c, according to the wiki. However, my truck had factory buckets with the center console and no a/c. 

 

my 83 is a GL trim model, which is the standard basic version that came with a bench seat and no clock or tach; however, mine has bucket seats with the center console, power steering, factory sunroof, clock, tach, and tilt steering. whoever ordered this one from the dealer did it how i probably would have, started with the basic model and ordered it with the options they wanted.

 

obviously wikipedia shouldn't be taken as scripture, it's put together by people like you and me after all, but it's consistent with other info i've found around in old brochures and other online resources. 

Glad to see people like my work (somewhat). :rofl:

 

Like you said, I am definitely not perfect. I guess the biggest thing is (and tdc alluded to this above) I have yet to ascertain is if the different "trim levels" were actual packages that you chose, and those were the options you got, or if you got basically a list of all the possible options, and mixed and matched. I spent a good amount of time going through brochures and online people, but because different packages were offered in different states and at different times because California, and the whole Datsun-Nissan conversion, its really difficult to know for certain. I love Wikipedia because it can be a one-stop introduction to our trucks, and I'd like to edit it more and make it as complete and comprehensive as possible. I would love to get in touch with an old Datsun/Nissan salesman and get a first hand account of some information regarding trim packages. 


In Topic: Oops, I did it again!

21 March 2017 - 04:22 PM

Absolutely incredible. 


In Topic: Oops, I did it again!

20 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

 More pictures! More pictures! :poke: Preferably of the interior and what the frame is like! Love seeing this clean of a truck.  :rofl:


In Topic: Back fire while decelerating and power loss in fifth gear

20 March 2017 - 03:22 PM

Have you checked to see if your cat is clogged or getting too hot? I had similar problems when I got my 720 last summer, but I did not really notice it until I yanked my cat last week. I had a lack of power in fifth gear and a weird hiccup when going from a stop. Might be worth checking out!