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    Posted: 04 Aug 2013 at 4:04pm
Ok, I'm pretty sure that my Nissan is a 720, it's got the quad rectangular headlights. I just got this truck yesterday, had to go to Ontario to get a good price on a small truck that I wanted to work with. I got a pretty good deal on one too, with current registration. So am I correct that this is a 720?

Anyways here's my laundry list of items to fix:

Seat doesn't slide.
Seat has no cushion and is falling apart. (I found 96-99 Rodeo seats bolt in, so I will find a set)
Driver side Seat belt is toast, does not retract, can this be fixed or do I need a replacement, where can I get a replacement.
Fender has a dent in it, I figure maybe a torch on the inside and a small ball peen hammer might do the trick, let me know if there is a better way to fix the dent.
The Dash needs replacing, not sure where to get one, maybe the junk yard.
The stereo is not installed correctly and only the driver side speaker is working, a simple fix I think.

The engine seems to be in a good state of tune, starts right up with no issues.
Gauge Cluster could use new bulbs because it is dim.

Sometime I plan on lowering it and getting some wheels, not sure which wheels I'll get, but sometime I'll figure it out, first is to repair the problems I have right now.

If anyone has any links to things I can do to my little truck that would be great, I don't plane on swapping out the engine for anything a little more power would be nice but that's about it.


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One other question, if this is a 720 like I think it is, Rodeo seats from 96-99 will work right?
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yes, its a 720. bench or bucket seats from a similar small truck should work with some modifications. i have bolted in benchseats from a mazda and a hardbody into 620s with little modifying
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Thanks, I'm going to get some buckets from a 96-99 Rodeo, I found a post on 720world, here's the link:


Here are some new pics after I did some exterior detailing:








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First repair, ball joints, got a set of ball joints on the way now, shouldn't be too difficult. Found a thread somewhere that explains it. However, it said that I need to grease them before I install, I'm not sure what grease gun I need and what type of grease I'll need.
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the standard grease gun is sufficient
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these work excellent and they're priced reasonable on Amazon



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A torch and small ball peen hammer on your fender will make it look worse. J-tin is pretty thin to begine with. I would try a plunger or suction cup from the outside first. If that doesn't work then a replacement fender is pretty inexpensive. Velour dash covers are available to cover up a cracked dash. Replacement dashes are expensive and the reproduction ones are not easy to install. The seat belt may be able to be fixed. You just have to take it apart and try. These

Kenwood KFC-1094PS 4" 3-Way Speakers

are a perfect fit on a 720 in the kick panel. I just put them in my truck along with some components in the doors. The mounting holes lined up perfectly with no modifications at all. Use the supplied clips for the screw holes.
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So my project has made some progress. Here's my list of things done and some new pictures:


Valve cover gasket replaced

Valve clearances checked and adjusted to spec

Spark plugs replaced with NGK V-power spark plugs

Oil Changed with Chevron Delo 400 LE 15W40

Coolant Changed

Thermostat Replaced

Front soft brake lines replaced

Front Driver side hard line replaced

Replaced Tires (205/75-14)

Replaced Driver Side Fender with Junk Yard replacement (Same Color)




Junk yard truck:

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Fender Off:

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Before install:

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After install:

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Wow, that's a near perfect match!  Did that truck have a front valence?

Keep up the good work!
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