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#1544180 '81 720 Wheel center caps

Posted by 2LittleTime on 05 February 2018 - 06:25 AM

I have stock steel wheels on a 1981 720 King Cab.  Absolutely no luck finding a center cap that will fit this truck.  Nothing offered on Ebay that actually fits.  What they do have is mislabeled for a 720 and are the larger caps for the D21s.  The big problem is finding out how aftermarket center caps are measured.  Does anyone know if they are designated by the actual hole size in the rim they fit in or through?  Has anyone had any luck finding a  source for these caps?  Will caps from another Datsun model cross over?  Thanks for any advice.

#1494911 1981 720 King Cab 2WD gas motor rear brake line

Posted by 2LittleTime on 08 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Thanks Mike. I have the FSM and for some reason never bothered to look it up there. I'm 'bout 99% convinced I can cut an inch or so off a tubing wrench and get at it. The others were still at factory torque and came off without a struggle. 36 years and 294,000 miles...... brake hoses are the last on my list of things to do before I feel comfortable driving this thing around.

#1494903 83 720 manual trans fill plug wont break loose

Posted by 2LittleTime on 08 June 2017 - 07:20 AM

Beg, borrow or buy a quality long open end wrench. 3lb hand sledge. Give it some sharp raps with the hammer in the loose direction then a few in the tight direction. Repeat. Be patient and you will be rewarded. You don't need to hit it like you are driving a railroad spike. Just nice solid in line impacts on the wrench. (Jack stands, safety glasses and gloves)

#1494854 1981 720 King Cab 2WD gas motor rear brake line

Posted by 2LittleTime on 08 June 2017 - 02:30 AM

Yes sir Mike, thats the one. I'm about to start on that again today. I'll get some pics when I get it jacked up and the wheels back off.

#1494431 1981 720 King Cab 2WD gas motor rear brake line

Posted by 2LittleTime on 06 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

I can not access the flare nut on the frame side of the rear brake line. Here's where I've been on this:
- Jacked up, on stands, rear wheels removed
- Pass. side axle bumper removed
- tubing wrench will grip but no clearance to turn from any position
- tubing crows foot will grip but no clearance for ratchet, swivel, extension of any combination or size drive

Is there some secret trick to this because it is sure looking like the options are drop the fuel tank, take out the bed bolts and jack that up or cut a window in a box end and put fire to the handle and bend up a custom wrench. If anyone has run in to this I could use some advice. Thanks