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Looking a mechanic that works on nissan/datsun vehicles around Fresno, California. I have 1984 Nissan 720 pickup that I want restored. 

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Any mechanic can do mechanical work. Body shops do body work.

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...and restoration shops do restoration work.

 

Seriously though, it's not uncommon for a body shop to take on a restoration and fuck up all the mechanical stuff in the process.

 

Question is, what do you mean by restoration? My definition of restoration is the industry definition. Homeowners seem to interpret the term differently.

 

Fresno area? I do not know anyone, but if you want to travel  four hours north, I do that kind of work. If you don't mind waiting a bit.

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maybe you can find a better one for cheap.

2wd 84 ?are they worth restoring is the real question. If not running Im sure Ratsun and guide you. If lots of rust just forget it.

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@banzai510(hainz) the truck that I have is free of rust and want to make it a mini truck, the engine runs and transmission works and I like the body style. 

 

@Stoffregen Motorsports thanks for the info. I don't driving up there. Yes I can wait, my school started this week and with a full time work, I wont have time till summer anyways. Until then I will send you a message of facebook and work out more details. 

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If its working what do you need help on?

Be honest the newer Nissans have a lot of pollution crap on them makes it harder to work on and even trouble shoot.

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@banzai510(hainz) I runs and drives, but at times, loose power, revs too high, has many other issues, and I don't have the expertise and tools to do it. I have done enough to make it run and drive but don't have the confidence to drive it on the freeway. I have taken it to a few mechanics and either they don't want to touch it or asking too much even when they don't have experience with old Nissan. 

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This is because YOU know as much as they do about working on them. If you get someone to work on it you will be paying them to learn and THEY get to keep that. It's far better to learn about it yourself and you get to keep that knowledge and take it with YOU!!! Take your time and fix it up bit by bit.  Knowledge builds upon knowledge and pretty soon you'll be pulling the head off and doing a valve job or re-building the carb.    

 

Wjhat's the going rate for a mechanic per hour??? For that you could buy some sockets and wrenches. Get the FSM factory service manual of the '84 720... not a Haynes or Chilton's, the real factory one from Nissan. Usually $20 on e-Bay. Pays for itself as soon as you turn the first page.

 

Welcome to vintage car ownership. You want something fixed?.... better learn to do it yourself.

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