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1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

27 November 2016 - 07:41 PM

Hi Everyone,


I own a 1981 Datsun King Cab that was originally a Diesel. I`ve owned it for about 4 years now. After the transmission gave up on me I sent it off to a friends Body Shop 3 years ago and Since it sat waiting for an Engine and Drive-train. 


I am Finally able to rekindle the fire on this project and get it to be a glorious little truck. The body was completely redone including the frame *See photos. Body in Nissan Black and Frame Nissan Red, The engine shown never made it any further than the motor mounts made to fit it. I had some Medical issues to take care and while still recovering I am able to work on my Datsun, 


The plan starts with acquiring an SR20DET, I live in Canada and have a few options depending on who has stock in January when I order. 


First Question for you Folks is S13 or S14 SR? The price is not much different between the 2 and wasn't sure if one was better than another.  I`ll probably end up going with what is available at the time anyway.  Give your 2 cents though and any place I should check out. I`m close to the USA Border so I can pick up State-Side if needed in Washington State.