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So this is on a 720 4X4 frame, correct?
I myself have couple on a 720KC frames, one of mine is a diesel frame/engine with a 521 cab that has been extended, I did mine a while back, but I think it's so cool when others do the same thing, the other is a 520 with an L20b, but that one is way more complicated of a build.
I have been using 720 wiring harnesses in my builds, it took a long time to figure that out the first time, now I know what to do, so it's a lot easier.
Good job, it looks good
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 520KingCab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Dec 2014 at 10:20pm
I used the front section of the 720 frame and the rear of the 520 the rear of the 720 was badly rusted. I did find wiring the 720 steering column took a while to sort out. On the front lower A arms I moved the compression bushing back 6" to let the A arm move easier the bushing will last a lot longer.     Thanks for the comments
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Originally posted by 520KingCab 520KingCab wrote:

I used the front section of the 720 frame and the rear of the 520 the rear of the 720 was badly rusted. I did find wiring the 720 steering column took a while to sort out. On the front lower A arms I moved the compression bushing back 6" to let the A arm move easier the bushing will last a lot longer.     Thanks for the comments

Are you talking about the sway bar, or tension rod when you refer to the compression bushing?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 520KingCab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 2014 at 9:59pm
I used a tension rod from a 2wd shorted and rethreaded to move the bushing and mount 6" to the rear.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TMD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 2014 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by 520KingCab 520KingCab wrote:

I used a tension rod from a 2wd shorted and rethreaded to move the bushing and mount 6" to the rear.


I have no idea why that would need to be done, but I am not there to see what's going on either, so moving the mount point just seems strange to me.
I have done stuff that would seem strange to others also,  I just was interested in figuring out what part you were talking about.
The 4X4 front chassis would  not have been my first choice, but we all get used to doing it our own way and using what we have available, and it works, so why change, both my kingcabs(520/521) are on 720 2wd kingcab frames, but they were not rusted out either.
They don't use salt on the roads around here, so rust issues are not as bad on the frames.
You will likely have the most powerfull 520/521 kingcab made, as the rest of have used the L20b engines, or in my case, the Nissan diesel engine in my 521KC.


Edited by TMD - 16 Dec 2014 at 10:49pm
I know the voices are not real, but they have some really good ideas.
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Drove my truck out of the garage for the firs time down the drive way












My stainless steel cover on the rocker panel is the decorative trim off an old BBQ


The wiring underneath my dash on the left is for my interior lights when I get them

Rusty, do you recognize your floor matts?





Had the headlight rings and other trim re chromed, and I made the center section myself from stainless 1/2 inch square tubing.


I got interested in traveling to Tennessee a few years ago and have been twice. Been to Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Lynchburg. We even did the Nissan factory tour in Smynra. So I had to pick up a sticker for my truck.



I just have to finish my sun visors and check over a few things, and then I will finally be able to take it for a drive.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 520KingCab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2015 at 9:27pm
A few week ago I went down south of Seattle and brought home a cab for a 1977 king cab. My next project after I finish my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite.
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Truck really looks amazing. Very nice job. Thumbs Up

And congrats on your first "test" drive. 
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Truck looks great!  Do you drive to TN or are you flying?  If you drive, I could put some pins on your east TN map and now south west if you're into the "tn valley".
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your truck is drop dead gorgeous. congrats on a job expertly done

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