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kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 12:42 PM
well got rid of my 84 yota cause the frame was more work then i needed haha, but still dont have much money at all so im goin to look at an 82 datsun mega cab/nissan 720. anyone know much about these trucks?? its just going to be a beater till i can save enough for soemthing better, im just tryin to find some useful tips or tricks. thanks guys

Big_Ern
06-13-2006, 12:43 PM
I think they rust just as bad as the toys, so be careful

Gaelen
06-13-2006, 12:59 PM
i picked up an 88 kingcab
it was in ok shape
one with about nissan 4cyl motors is if you take good care of them they will last a long time
i know a few guys with over 400 000 km on them and still going

Toy_Runner
06-13-2006, 01:13 PM
i picked up an 88 kingcab
it was in ok shape
one with about nissan 4cyl motors is if you take good care of them they will last a long time
i know a few guys with over 400 000 km on them and still going

toyota motors, you bag on them and they still live

epic3
06-13-2006, 03:02 PM
the cab mounts rot bad the frames are not as bad as toys the 2.0L motor is the same as the older five n dimes so there is lots of aftermarket support but the torsionbar front ifs sucks no flex and rough ride

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 03:43 PM
im not too overly conerned about the flex and whatnot, even though its a kick in the balls not rally having something to wheel, if this thing is in decent shape and i can find oput more about its gears i may just weld up the rear and run some 30" tires, i found one site dedicated to the trucka nd they dont encourage the use of a 31" haha. and i dont really wanna drop much money into it cause hopefully i will only have it for 3 months or so

epic3
06-13-2006, 05:04 PM
31's will rub real bad(undrivable) in the footwell area just behind the front tires as well as hit the plastic fender flares you can lift it a bit (maybe2-3 inches) real easy by turning up the torsion bars in the front and blocks in the back but then they ride even worst.

230
06-13-2006, 05:44 PM
My had a 3inch body lift and 32's I only had to massage the floor boards to make them fit.They are an alright truck but you can actually watch the rust grow on them.The frames arent bad at all just the floors and fenders and box sides.

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 05:58 PM
well i go see it in 2 hours, if i buy it ill post some pics, thanks for the info guys[cheers]

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 09:30 PM
haha well...just got back from looking at the truck, he was right its got rust, not as bad i pictured. got there and you could already see the balljoints were toast, passenger side tire was like this / so we jump out and still give it a look about, the guy comes out and sees us pullin and pushin and makin a good look at it, my dad says the balljoints are shot and he says no, thats the lift kit...hahaha what a dumbass it was 2wd and theres no lift in or shocks,basically just empty shock tubes, then out of curiosity we looked underneath...wheres the frame??? sooooo rotten. then the torsion bars im guessing, in the front were mangled lookin. but to shorten the story the guy was a baby and walked back inside but his neighbor had an shotbox single cab 81 yota with a fixed frame but burns abit of oil and said he would be willing to sell. now to wait for his call

ToyotaHEAD
06-13-2006, 10:56 PM
Um wrong room bozo! :P

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 11:00 PM
im going to eat your heart jared

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 11:01 PM
plus theres no nissan/datsun room

Toy_Runner
06-13-2006, 11:05 PM
plus theres no nissan/datsun room

general 4x4 ??????

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 11:06 PM
yeah, enh ern will move it if need be haha

Toy_Runner
06-13-2006, 11:08 PM
what shape is the toyota in

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 11:15 PM
cant tell haha, no umm. its alright if he gives me acall then i will take a better look at it but from standing 5 feet away it didnt look to bad, said he had the frame professionally fixed, but mister hammer will be the judge of that

Toy_Runner
06-13-2006, 11:29 PM
ya mister hammer fixes everything

ToyotaHEAD
06-13-2006, 11:45 PM
Well Nicky.... you do know I'll go with ya to check out any future buys to point out to you problem areas. Save you some dicking around.

And ya, no nissan room... Can that be because they arnt that good? Its just a thought.... DUMBASS! :P

kamloopsyota
06-13-2006, 11:47 PM
haha, i was only gettin it so i could cart around a dirtbike and go to work...i hate you so much