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Easygoingjc

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About Easygoingjc

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    Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Cars
    1984 Nissan 720
  • Interests
    Building things from what I have.

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  1. Lots of work done last weekend. My brother came down and helped out. -rear diff changed over -new brakes all the way around -e-brakes installed and working - close ratio 5 speed just because I had it. - l20b installed -hardbody bucket seats installed for now untill the bench is rebuilt -cabmounts repaired -master and clutch cyclinders rebuilt -Door locks changed over from the hardbody -hardbody ingnition switch installed -got spark -started dch340 rebulid -much more to do http://imgur.com/a/cpdey6J
  2. The grill for this truck came in pieces. I plastic welded it back together with a low wattage soldering iron and some ABS plumbing pipe. I could sand it down and fill the imperfections but that isn't fitting for this rough little truck. I am going to leave it visible like a battle wound.
  3. I'll keep this in mind. The first link seems quite good.plus they are a based in Vancouver so I wouldn't have to pay duty or as much to mail it to me. They also have other parts I my need to weather seal this truck. Need to get this things running first. Being an HVAC tech this is busy season so time is limited on the truck untill a/c start up is done.
  4. Thanks! The ebay listing doesn't sell to Canada. I guess we try the other link. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.
  5. I couldn't find anything on rock auto. Crisis has been averted though, maybe. Last night I emptied every leaf and chunk of junk from the bed of my parts truck. I found a seized up adjuster kicking in the dirt. Soaking at this moment, hopefully i can break it loose. On a side note, what do those rubber covers for the adjuster hole usually go for. I found some on ebay that were 40 buck plus 20 shipping, Ouch! Candian winters wont be too nice with that open hole.
  6. Well WTF! I got my brake parts and went to go throw them into the rear diff. The truck must have had a locked up wheel and the guy I got the trucks from must have pryed the drum off and broke the tab on the back of the adjuster. The other truck has no brake parts on it. Where would one source an adjuster from? Do other models have the same parts that I may be able to pull at a wrecker? Just fun and games constantly!!!!!.
  7. It is my understanding that the 75 long box has a larger gas tank. Does anyone know if it will fit in the 73 short box. It appears that they both mount to the box. Not sure if there is enough room for a longer tank b/w the front of the box the rearend.
  8. Wife is working from home and had meetings all day so I had to stay home and look after the kids. That means I got to work on the datsun. I have a Hardbody parts truck my girls have turned the cab into a clubhouse. They spent the whole day in there hahaha. I got the trucks moved around and pulled a lot of majour parts off of the 75 to use on the 73. I will use this diff because the 73 doesn't have a 3rd in it. Put the kids to bed and went back out and cut the driver floor pan. This the worst side bit all the cab mounts are pooched.
  9. I got the front hardbody bumper modified and mounts built. It is quite a bit wider than a factory bumper so it masked it off at a lower contour and painted the lower portion. Maybe in hopes to make the bumper appear narrower. The truck is legal again, and has factory nissan park lights.
  10. I wasn't digging the chevy bumper fix. There was no elegant way to support the rad mounts, they were just flapping in the wind. I figured i would try and see if I could straighten the factory piece before i did any more with the alternative. Like I said earlier it was a mangled mess. Panel beat the crap out of it and I am very happy I tried. It is amazing what a little labour and time can do. Test fit with the borrowed grill. Gave the front end and inside wheel wells a wirebrush and tremclad paint job. It was a good day.
  11. I got some of the front end pulled apart. There is no factory bumper and nothing left of the grill. The rebar (not sure what to call it) that is behind where the bumper would mount was mangled and pushed back. I got all the spot welds drilled and it pulled off. There was no saving it. there was a chevy squarebody bumper that came in the box. I took a grilI off of my other 620 for fitment.I modified the bumper with a curve to match the profile of the grill. I hand to shorten and angle the endsTo keep everything leagal I have a Nissan hardbody bumer I will modify to fit over this to h
  12. https://photos.app.goo.gl/HNRbHnkJtdEKgHMc8
  13. The A87 is definitely and open chamber head. The pistons have valve reliefs and a slight dish but barely. I tried to CC the face with a plexi and syringe. I get around 4 cc's most of that is the reliefs. Both these and the other l16 pistons have Ampco casting. Both measure 3.260 with the micrometer at the skirt. I will try to load pics. What y'all using these days seing as photobucket went to shit.
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