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  1. I'm still on the fence about these Neon seats. 75% chance they are going back. My 720 is a kingcab. My cons: = They definitely sit higher. Feels awkward. The rear view mirror blocks more of my view at 4 way stops etc. I'm only 5' 8", but I did bonk my nugget yesterday exiting the cab. I've been in and out numerous times without doing that, so was surprised that I did it. I had never bonked my head exiting prior to these seats. = I only got 2 holes on each seat to line up perfectly. I mean perfectly. One on the front, one on the back. On the front, I had to make one seat bracket hole bigger (as was stated in other posts). On the back, I had to drill a new hole altogether in the cab floor and subsequently use nut/bolt/lockwasher/biggerwasher. Bigger holes in the mounts for the alignment meant a trip to store for some heavy duty washers. = On the stock 720 brackets, the front mounts have a slight angle/slant to them. The Neons are 90 degree. So, you've got to bend them a bit to make them sit flush on the cab floor. = The seats are a bit narrow, made for a little compact car of course. So they hug you that's for sure. Hefty sitters might be uncomfortable. = Because they are made for a little car, the angle of the seat pan is kind of steep. I feel like my knees sit up higher/at an angle. = This is a big con to me. Because the Neon is a sedan, there's no need for the front seats to fold down/tilt forward to a flatter setting. So to put them in a king cab, you lose the ability to easily get to stuff in the back. The seats don't fold down to give you easy access. Although, the seat does slide forward pretty far, but still not easy to get to the back. My pros: = Super comfy. My pair were in very, very good condition. Foam was still really stiff and firm. = The seat seems to slide forward really far and it does slide back farther than the normal 720 bucket, at least it seems to me. = Cool looking seats. Mine are black in a blue interior. = Definitely an improvement over my worn down 30+ old stock buckets. Now that I've typed up this list of pros and cons, I see that my cons list is pretty long. I think I've changed the odds of me returning them to 90%. My 720 is static lowered with cranks of the torsion bars and 4" blocks in the rear. But, with the added height in the seat, it's funny, I no longer feel like I'm driving a lowered 720. Hmmm, I guess I'll have to look at costs to redo my stock buckets.
  2. Hi Wayno, I've seen your confirmation statements in various threads about Neon seats in 720s. Just confirming that they will work on all four holes for both seats. I snagged the wrong year Rodeo this past week, so need to take them back and my yard has several Neons. Can't get a refund, so will try an exchange. Thanks Bro.
  3. Hey DHP, Just double checking... these Neon seats were a direct bolt in for all four holes?? NO drilling or modifications needed???? I snagged older Rodeo seats and they matched up front, but not in the rear, so I grabbed the wrong year. I need to return them and my yard has several Neons. I want to exchange them so hopefully your reply will help me out. Thanks Bro.
  4. olskool720

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    Hey, nice progress on your 720. Can you clarify this for me? Did the Neon seats line up on all 4 holes????? I snagged some Rodeo seats last week, but I guess they were the wrong year. The rear mount holes were way off and the front mounts were different heights, so the seat was unlevel. Therefore, I need to take them back to exchange them. There's several Neons where I'm going so want to know for sure if they are direct bolt in or not. Thanks Bro.
  5. Hey, I'm just double checking with you. These Neon seats bolt right up in the 720 kingcab??? The front mounts fold over and align and mount up exactly? Same with the rear mounts on the floor? I'm sure that all Neons were probably the same, but year was yours? I pulled some Rodeo seats last week when seats were on sale for $15, but they were the older Rodeo, so holes were off beyond what a simple mod could fix. PickNPull only does credit or exchange, no refunds, so was hoping to get right on my trip back this weekend. Your help and reply is GREATLY appreciated. My 51 yr old back and rear end need new seats LOL Thanks!!!
  6. Any luck on the Trooper? My local picknpull has a '97 right now. No idea on condition of seats of course, but if all the holes lines up, let me know, thanks.
  7. Mazda 323 huh? Bolted right in huh? Thanks for that input. Pick n Pull had seats for $15 last week. Snagged some Rodeos. But, they werent the right year. They mounts in the back don't reach the holes and mounts are uneven so the seat sits at an angle. I'll have to return these and hopefully exchange them for something else that will fit. I don't see 323s on the lot.
  8. Thanks for the additional input, appreciate it
  9. Cool thanks. After further searching, I've read that Neons work and even some old Zs
  10. Hi All, My 720 seats have seen better days. I vaguely remember discussions in the past of other bucket seats that bolt right into the cab of a 720. Anyone remember anything about this? Isuzu Rodeo and/or Honda Passport seem to come to mind. Thanks for your time Lance in Central Cali
  11. 85 and 86 had smooth bed sides, no lip or hooks. Then the 86.5 brought out the dreaded D21 aka Hardbody. Totally different body style.
  12. How's the double diamond z rack coming along?
  13. There's several 88 Caprice headlights on ebay today.
  14. If you're on IG, check out #maximaheadlights or even #nissan720 and you'll come across PLENTY of pics
  15. Yep Charlie be right, the Maxima headlights are hard to find. But the Chevy Caprice is an equal for this conversion. So you've got two chances to track down a pair. I've got saved searches on ebay to set up to send me an email when some pop up. I'm always hunting them to flip them for others. Mike knows WAAAAAAY more than me on engines. I'm not an engine guy. For either conversion, be sure to grab (if possible) the wiring harness for the lights as well. You've got to cut some metal to get them in there. I have zero body mod skills, but used a jig saw with a bimetal blade to get mine to work. Still going strong and have never worked their way loose.
  16. Yep, Mike was right. Maxima headlights were used. It was only the 85 and 86. 84 had two bulbs per side similar to the 720. You've got to get the ones that were true rectangles with 90 degree angles on each corner. 1987 had the inner sides angled, so didn't fit in the grille. I used the headlights from an 88 Chevy Caprice. The single lense conversion was a HUGELY popular mod in the 80's. I've had my Caprice lights installed for over 25 years. Bench seats were straight bench all the way across. No console or arm rest or cup holder etc. Just a seat for three people with three seat belts. Models with the bucket seats had a console, a two piece console. One piece wrapped around the shifter and wedge under the air control plastic piece and then the other piece that overlaid it was an armrest with door for storage that fit in between the bucket seats. 4 x 4 models had a different style of shifter piece. For the bumper, all 720 bumpers had "holes" with nothing in them that you could see through and see the valance mounts. The holes were in between the bumper lenses and the license plate on each side. Yep, 4x4 had all black grilles with a diagonal grid look and black bumpers with black corner lights as well. The 4x4 also had a different style tailgate insert as well. You said that you found some chrome filled bumpers. This intrigues me. Would love to see a link to what you saw. I put an aftermarket black steel bumper on mine and filled the inner "holes" so only the lights and license plate were there. All 720 bumpers had lights and holes in them. Of course, some guys converted Toyota bumpers and even Square Body S10 bumpers to the front and even some Hardbody bumpers. Not sure where you live in Cali, I'm up in the Central Valley between Fresno and Stockton. I've got several center consoles in varying colors. I've also got a few grilles and lots of other interior parts including lots and lots and lots of screws and even some exterior parts. No motor stuff. Send me an email of stuff that you're looking to get. I might have it. It'd make my wife happy to clean up some of the parts laying around.
  17. I lived on Guam 1984 - 1987 while my Dad was stationed there in the Air Force. I was in 10th - 12th grade. I saw my first lowered minitruck on that little island. Then another, then another, then there were dozens of them. I just fell in love with 720. I still remember when the first convertible 720 popped up... a fresh military guy just stationed there. It was the inspiration and cause of much drool from us. I bought a 720 stateside immediately upon my return.
  18. Thanks Wayno. Great idea. Thanks Jeff, keep me posted.
  19. Update... Monroe and Gabriel both replied to emails that I left on their websites and both said that the part that I need are no longer in production. Tried eBay for the part #’s and no luck. Guess that I’ll be modifying.
  20. Hey Jeff. Tell me more about the model of shocks that you have. The model # should be on the shock. Fingers crossed that it’s still available. And tell me more about that part. I already have a little on board compressor. It’s 25+ years old and still chugging along nicely. Thanks for input. Send me a text. I think that you have my number.
  21. Not needing air shocks for supporting loads. Needing air shocks for the wife to ride shot gun in my 4” block dropped daily driver. Thanks for the input.
  22. I’ve got a 4” block dropped rwd. I use the airshocks strictly for creating clearance between axle and frame so that there are no slams of metal. The only way my wife will ride shotgun. No hard metal to metal slams. I appreciate the input.
  23. Hi Fellow 720ers, Anyone have an idea of a current model of air shocks that'll fit on the rear of our 720s? I've got some 25+ year old Maxx Airs. One is finally slowly losing air after being filled pretty much making it worthless. The Monroe MA-802 was another model that fit our truck, but no longer produced or in stock anywhere. A stock shock replacement is E1 or EB1 for upper and S1 for lower. I just can't seem to find air shocks that list those "mount codes". Any help is appreciated, thanks. Drop me message or an email, thanks. Lance in California
  24. a mini truck doing full size truck work. ME LIKEY!!!!
  25. You'll be helping out a lot of ST owners if you find some originals or even someone that makes legit looking ones.
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