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Gofer

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    Edmonton, AB
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    1984 720
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    old cars and truck, aviation (SAR volunteer) and scuba diving

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  1. Great looking truck, where did you find the rear window seal?
  2. Gofer

    Parts Truck Jackpot

    After searching for options for my daughters '84 box I had all but resigned to having to modify an old 620 regular cab short box. Then last week a buddy sent me a pic of a "small truck" sitting in a pile of stuff a farmer was scrapping. One look and it was obvious, it was a early 80s 720. A quick phone call later I made plans to go for a look, picked my daughter up from school and braved the start of a snow storm to get a look at it. The front has some damage on the fenders but the box is there and intact other than 3 small rust areas. The tail lights are just about perfect and the tailgate only has a few dents. So being that it is a King Cab I am hoping it will just be a simple swap out, after the rust is repaired and the tailgate is fixed. Now the search is for a new handle for the tailgate as it is broken but all the rods are there. If anyone has any leads on one please let me know. So the end result is I have the right box for our project and a complete 81 King Cab 4X4 for spare parts on my daughters build, then either part out or sell it complete to recoup some funds. I still have to decide what I want to do with the old box/trailer but that can wait until spring as it has a canopy on it and is a bit of a shed at the moment : ) I must say this place has been a wealth of information and next spring I hope to make much more progress on our project, I just can not bring myself to work on it in the snow. Thanks to all the guys and gals who are so willing to share their knowledge and experience with these great little trucks.
  3. I wish I could find one that close ... or one at all. Your a little too far away at the moment, even if you had another spare, as I am not up for a 38 hour drive each way and I am not sure the border is open anyway. I have a feeling that I have some hard persuading do do in order for a nice flat deck to get built and installed.
  4. I have tried talking my daughter into that but she would prefer a box, right now the best option I have is cutting a 620 short box and adapting it to fit. But that is more work than I truly want for that part of the truck. I have found Hardbody boxes but even the king cab versions require a bit of work to make them fit ... if you can find one without cancer.
  5. Reviving an old thread here but I am running out of options and have had no luck finding a box to fit the 84 kingcab that my daughter and I are rebuilding. Does anyone have any leads on where a person could get a decent one or buy new panels? I must say I have been having fun with her and am proud of her for getting dirty with dad while learning about her truck.
  6. That looks great, nice to have seats that can just bolt in ... after some detail work. What did you use to dye the seats? I will most likely have to do the same when I get new seats for my daughters 720. Question about this option ... what years of the Rodeos will bolt up? I have a scrap yard with a pair of 2001 models that would be good for picking up a set.
  7. Gofer

    Rear Brakes ('84 720)

    Hi Guys, I have a new problem, when I but the bolts into the threaded holes (after triple checking the size and cleaning them out) I started to tighten the bolts a little a t a time and then I start hearing "ting" and the threads broke out of the holes. What is the best way to remove the old rusty drums now? Thanks for you help, I need it.
  8. Gofer

    Rear Brakes ('84 720)

    Thanks for all the feed back, you are confirming that while it would be nice the most likely answer is that it will be a lot of work and costs with no rel guarantee that it will provide a significant return. I will remove the drums and see about getting them trued up, and get some new shoes. I am also going to replace the front rotors and pads so she has fresh brakes all around, and to ensure it passes the out of province inspection.
  9. Gofer

    Rear Brakes ('84 720)

    Thanks guys, that is a great point that I had not thought of. Makes me glad to be able to ask lots of questions that will keep me on the right track.
  10. Gofer

    Rear Brakes ('84 720)

    Guess it shows with me being a Forum rookie, the truck is a 1984 720 King Cab 2wd. As this will be my daughters vehicle we are looking to make it as safe as possible for her and better brakes could be a valuable upgrade for the cost.
  11. Hi all, looking for advice, guidance or maybe a wake up call. The rear brakes on this rig were seized when we first moved it (free now) and with it being a drum/shoe I was wondering if there is any way to easily (relative term I know) and economically switch to a disc brake set up? I have seen the prices on Rock Auto for the drums and shoes, the local shop price floored me, so I thought why not switch. Please let me know what works in terms of bolt on parts that are available with minimal modifications. If it is going to be a lot of work and costly, then it will wait until we end up doing a full rebuild on the truck in a few years. Glad to have all your experience to draw from, thanks for the help.
  12. The one part I know is missing is in the first pic by the negative terminal covered by a thin plastic cover on the very left edge of the photo.
  13. Unfortunately I can't add photos to a post as I do not have any photo accounts with the sharing companies. But I could send pics via email to anyone willing to take a look.
  14. Hi there, I just got a 1984 720 from my uncle for my daughters first vehicle and I need a little help. It was in a shed for the last couple years and some thieves came in stole the battery, cut a cable (3 wires - white black and green) and took the component it was attached to. The wire is a 3 strand cable that was cut close to the battery and runs to the rubber grommet under the passenger seat and then up under the dash. There is a connector on the inner fender with a plastic cover where at least one component was but I have no idea if that is the only thing missing. Does anyone have wiring diagrams I could look at / advise to give? I went to a local junk yard that had a 1987 truck and grabbed the component from the same part of the truck (it had the same plastic shroud and 3 wires (all green with different markings) but I have no idea if it is compatible or not. Thanks for any help you can give me, Bruce
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