What is your profession? (not required, just if you want to share your knowledge)
build & finish custom furniture
How many 720's or other Nissan trucks do you own? What years and types?
I have two 720 kingcabs both 85. One that i drive every day, and one that i am going to learn how to weld and fabricate on.
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
The one i drive is lowered, i am molding in the factory role pan, shaving the tailgate handle and the nissan on the tailgate. It also has a weber carb, pacesetter header 2" exaust magnaflow highflow cat. I also have a set of Z71 wheels. there will be a lot more to come.
How many miles would you travel to attend an all 720 truck meet?
Yes, I still have the truck, no takers as of yet.
On the matter of the transmission, That depends on what exactly is wrong with yours. If it's the syncros in yours, it might be better to find a spare trans. Also, can you afford to have the truck down for the amount of time it will take to rebuild it? Otherwise a quick R&R of another transmission might be more of a benefit.
I see the pix of your truck and I'd have to say nice job on it thus far.
I uncovered my treasure today. I didn't realize all the extra parts I had in the bed. I've been looking online for more options and there's a few trucks for sale in your area. It would be a good drive for me to snag them. I have the room on my land to start "hoarding" part trucks heh.
You know, It seems I was able to put one in my '86 720. I believe I used the entire wiring harness including the oil sending unit from the 4x4. All that just to get the clock, tach, oil pressure and the volts. Oh yeah, I added the air conditioner as well. That was the main reason I wanted the wiring. I will be looking for the center console so I will be able to put in the two major gauges for this rebuild.
I already have the instrument cluster setup using the chevy odometer.
So far in uncovering the truck, not yet. I've been working on a '68 Volkswagen and trying to get it restored. That will be my funds to get this truck back on the road.
The shop I work in had an Altima with the KA24DE that needs some work. I was told the woman was planning on just junking the car. When I find out what she's wanting for the thing I may just jump on it and store the engine for a future project. Hopefully for that 4X4 that I'm planning on getting my hands on in the future that I haven't seen yet, heh.
I did, however, send the heads off to be done. I haven't heard anything from the machine shop as of yet. When I do receive them back I will be going back through them.
Well, I ramble on. There's another site I think you'd be interested in....
This shows the good and bad this guy has gone though to put the de in his truck. Still looks like a good challenge.
Until next time,
Talking about a ticked off four cylinder, I have one for ya.
Take a look at some of the stuff they're doing to a KA24DE.
Can you imagine 750 horses just from four hamsters on steroids?
Here's a page for ya and how they're doing it....
I've found that you can purchase the turbo kit online between $1500-$2300
The rest you can get from your local wrecking yard from a 240sx. That's where I'd recommend getting the wiring harness for the engine since it's separate from the main wiring.
Just a thought and it will boot up to the stock transmission I believe.
I don't remember where I read about the engine, but I think it was somewhere on this site.
I'm glad I was able to help you out. I've been messing with these trucks off and on for about 20 or so years. I can't wait to see what you do decide.
I have pictures from an old Polaroid that I took before I started stripping this truck. I just have to find a way to scan them and place them here on the site.
I will be taking the truck back to the shop to fabricate the engine and trans mounts. (What fun). I have been on the lookout for a 4x4 frame including the front end linkage. All in good time.
Let me know what you decide on your other truck, I've seen a few SB chevys in these trucks and they stuff them full. One even had the radiator in the bed just so there was room for everything else.
Until next time,