The 720 that hates me

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cseger1
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The 720 that hates me

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Post by cseger1 » 13 years ago

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Christian
1981 720 SD22

moose60
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Post by moose60 » 13 years ago

Well, it looks nice. :wink:
Byron

82 Datsun 720 KC SD22

MPG Machine

cseger1
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Post by cseger1 » 13 years ago

Body is great. Engine and tranny are total unknowns but they don't make any suspicious noises and there's very little smoke. Electrical on the other hand is totalled.
Christian
1981 720 SD22

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spruce moose
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Post by spruce moose » 13 years ago

does look good. why does it hate you?

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kassim503
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Post by kassim503 » 13 years ago

not as much as my maxima hates me :lol:
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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TooManyIdeas
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Post by TooManyIdeas » 13 years ago

You got to beat it into submission, make it fear you. I always talk dirty to my vehicles. Remember this. :wink:
82 Datsun 720 King Cab Diesel - FOR SALE !!!!
85 Chevy Monte Carlo CL
90 Toyota Pickup -SOLD
05 Kia Spectra 5
02 Dodge Dakota Quadcab
-OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!

cseger1
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Post by cseger1 » 13 years ago

My wife calls it "Aunt Farty." I have had it for 5 weeks and I can't get 200 miles between repairs. Two days ago the starter I replaced on the third or foutrh day I had the truck went kaput. I got it out, it was full of oil from the constant leaks. I cleaned it, and tested it. It worked fine on the bench. I put it in the truck and tested it again. Worked fine. So I bolt everything else in and close the hood. Guess what, no worky. Thats why I claim it hates me.

Beating it into submission may be the next move.
Christian
1981 720 SD22

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

You really can't ask electrics to perform reliably in a dirty oil bath.

One thing at a time, you can beat back the forces of entropy. ;)

Whether it's worth it or not is an individual thing. There are hobbies, and then there are dead horses. I am walking away from a running van I've owned for many years, because although I've maintained it reasonably well, it is just plain worn, and although I could (somewhat easily) continue to repair it as needed, scrapping it makes more sense to me at this stage in my life.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by goglio704 » 13 years ago

So Al, are you actually driving one of the Maximas now?
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Yes, the '82 Wagon I bought in Oct-96 (I found the bill of sale in the car when I was cleaning it). I took out the rear seat bottom night before last, found two mouse nests. Put the seat upstairs into storage, sprayed Lysol all over the metal floor, wiped up as much as I could.

The car still stinks, but it's a different stink now.

It sure drives nice, I'd forgotten.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

cseger1
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Post by cseger1 » 12 years ago

Big update time:

I got some leather seats from a LeBaron installed and now my wife will ride in the truck with me. I also welded in new floors. And by floors I mean scraps of metal I had lying around. I also put in a huge rubber mat from tractor supply instead of carpet. My dad gave ma an old computer desktop audio system that I used to make the worlds cheapest sound system. $12 in wires from Radio shack total.

I also got a donor for the two-million parts my truck needs.

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She cost me $600 which is a little high for the condition but SD22s are rare around here. I think i'll be able to sell a few parts to re-coup. I'll be bringing her home in a few weeks and begin removing and rebuilding the engine. I'll post pics.
Christian
1981 720 SD22

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Post by Cheathu » 7 years ago

cseger1 wrote:Body is great. Engine and tranny are total unknowns but they don't make any suspicious noises car navigation system and there's very little smoke. Electrical on the other hand is totalled.
Hello all guys thread is bit old but I need to buy a truck like that. DO you have any reliable source.

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81 720 sd22 for sale

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Post by sullihood » 6 years ago

I was just reading this post and I just posted a FOR SALE note on the Buy and Sell Forum.
1981 Datsun 720 LB SD22 196K
1968 Mustang
1994 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon
2008 Honda Accord
2012 Audi A3 TDI

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