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#1476706 Oops, I did it again!

Posted by MaxChlan on 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. 

#1472741 Oops, I did it again!

Posted by MaxChlan on 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:

#1472293 Oops, I did it again!

Posted by MaxChlan on 18 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

Now all I need is a car hauler for about two hours... any ideas?...


Flat tow with one of your other 720's!  :rofl:

#1470817 720 drift truck project

Posted by MaxChlan on 14 March 2017 - 07:28 AM

Datzenmike) it's an early 82 I' not sure how to post pics yet I'm still figuring this page out haha

Photobucket is kind of involved. My process is kinda simple. It might not be as "secure" because you do not need to log in or anything, but for me it works just as well.


  1. Take your pictures on your phone if it has a decent camera; make sure they're clear and semi-decent. People like pictures, so the more pictures the better. Interior, exterior, sides, back, whatever you want .
  2. Send them to your email or plug your phone in to get them on your laptop. 
  3. Upload them to Imgur by clicking the green "New Post" icon on the top of the page. 
  4.  Once uploaded, you should get to this screen. Hover over the image, and you should see a little arrow pointing down. Click on the arrow to get this drop down. Click on "Get Share Links"Uz2c4im.jpg
  5. After getting to this drop down menu, copy and paste this link, and place it in the text of your post. 2uWrEfW.jpg
  6. When you upload your post to Ratsun, the image will appear!

In this example is truck with the old licence plates that were never registered to me, which is another note: Avoid showing your license plates in your pictures. You can just open up the images in paint and edit them out, or put a piece of cardboard over them.

#1456832 Hid lights for 720

Posted by MaxChlan on 29 January 2017 - 05:05 PM

They are not fair to oncoming drivers and I fucking hate assholes that blind me.

THIS. I can not overstate how irritating and borderline dangerous HIDs can be for oncoming drivers. Absolutely blinding. 

#1451325 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 13 January 2017 - 07:01 PM

I will bring a spare pulley in to work tomorrow (oreilly auto) and do some searching for you.

That would be excellent. I think I found what I'm looking for, so maybe confirm it for me. This is the part I think it is, and it's dimensions are as follows off of Gates' website:

Width: 18mm

Bearing Bore inside Diameter: 17mm

Outside Diameter: 81mm

#1451319 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 13 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

After purchasing this to replace the Power steering idler pulley, I discovered that it was too big for the application. The original has a 17mm (11/16th inch) bore for the bearing, and about a 76 mm diameter, and this one is... too large. I can not find the original Nissan part number after looking at NissanPartsDeal, and I can not find a similar pulley with the correct dimensions. Does anyone have any ideas?


Here is a picture of what I am talking about (this is a diagram for a hardbody)




and here is a picture of it in the engine bay (from Lockleaf's 720 thread)



#1447941 Progress on 85 720 4x4 (Merged threads)

Posted by MaxChlan on 02 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

. I have no interior lol. So that's done. It seems the LUK heavy duty is the only one that comes with a new throw out bearing. I have access to an auto lift and trans Jack so that will help

You're set then! I bought my Exedy kit off of Amazon, so it came with a new throwout bearing, but LUK brand is good too. Just as long as you have the right sized clutch (240mm I think?) you should be gucci. 

#1447856 Progress on 85 720 4x4 (Merged threads)

Posted by MaxChlan on 02 January 2017 - 07:34 PM

I can get a Beck Arnley clutch kit for 115 or an LUK BRAND for 130. Anybody suggest one over the other?

I used an Exedy OEM clutch kit, and it's been working like a charm.


If you have access to a lift, it's not that bad to remove a transmission. My cousin and I replaced my clutch in 5 hours; you just have to unbolt the most forward cross-member, disconnect the driveshaft, and the transmission drops out with a little tilting and sliding. You'll need to tear apart the interior and remove the sound-dampening around the shifter boot, but I guess that's just part of the job. 

#1447048 Progress on 85 720 4x4 (Merged threads)

Posted by MaxChlan on 31 December 2016 - 09:21 AM

What did you spray the frame with? POR15?

#1446982 Progress on 85 720 4x4 (Merged threads)

Posted by MaxChlan on 30 December 2016 - 10:26 PM

Looks good! What did you use?

#1446528 Clutch won't disengage. Help me

Posted by MaxChlan on 29 December 2016 - 03:33 PM

Seems like a master cylinder issue, but it's never a bad idea when changing clutch/master/slave to look at the rubber hoses for any deterioration or leaking, as that may lead to some air getting in the system. It seems like the master has air in it, so here is what you can do:


With the master out of the vehicle, put in in a vice. Grab an old clutch hard line out of a junker or whatever you have laying around, and bend it so that when fluid gets pushed out, it goes back into the reservoir. Fill the reservoir about halfway, and push it in and out like 100 times, then check and make sure that when you give it one whole push in, there is no air coming out. After that, install it into the vehicle, and bleed the system as you typically would. Check every single soft line/hard line connection and make sure they aren't wet with fluid and that it's all sealed, then after making sure you have a full reservoir, gravity bleed the system using the slave bleed valve for about 10-15 minutes. That is the best way to install/bleed a new master/slave combo. 


Like Mike said, make sure your master pushrod is attached to the clutch pedal with the fork and dolley, secured by the little pin so it doesn't fall out. 


If your do all that, and you're still getting no pressure, or the master won't stop spitting out air when you're bleeding it in the vice, your master was just a dud. 

#1445305 Minnesota 720 Owners

Posted by MaxChlan on 25 December 2016 - 08:52 PM

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I was wondering if there are any other 720 owners up here in Minnesota. I've been looking on the internet for a Datsun Club here in MN, and I haven't come across any active websites that are doing meetups or anything like that. I was at the LQK (only one in MN) up in Blaine, and the big guy working the desk there said that supposedly there is a guy up there that has four 720s in his garage/driveway, but he was unable to confirm whether they were 620's, 720's, or hardbodys. You'd be hard pressed to find even a hardbody up here that isn't completely rusted out or a hunting/mudding rig, so I can only imagine that there are not too many 720's left up here. Personally, I had never even seen or heard of a 720 before I purchased my '86 4x4. I know there is one guy on the forums up here in the cities, but I forget his name, so that makes for a total of two 720's in MN, running or otherwise. No junkyards have them, which is a bummer. If anyone's up here, light a smoke signal or something so I can have someone to appreciate these vehicles with. 

#1444631 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 22 December 2016 - 09:14 PM

No luck. I emailed the website asking for some help, and they simply said no. 

#1444620 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 22 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

Still no word on what the measurements are on the fast idle screw. An extensive search has lead me to no results... Anyone got an extra?  :confused: