30th May 2003, 09:37

I am in the same frame of mind as the last, am going to make a 720 a little beefy monster. Love the fact that there are others out there with the same mind set. largebudda@yahoo.com.

16th Aug 2003, 23:03

I agree on how the Nissan trucks need to come out and play!

I own a 94 Nissan truck and I only paid $2,500 bucks for it and it is the fastest stock four banger on 39th street in Oklahoma city. she now has 176,000 and is still ticking. I plan on rebuilding the motor. its not going to be stock anymore!! I really didn't want to buy it because of it begging a four banger, but all I can say is they are the best import truck out there.

24th Aug 2003, 16:41

I have two 1986 Nissan st king cab 4x4's and one 1984 king cab 4x4. there the best 4x4's in Temagami, Ontario.

21st May 2004, 21:50

I have a 85 720 4x4 that I bought from uncle for $1, It runs very well, but the body is junk, and the clutch is fading fast. I have tried every mud hole and creek on the farm, but the little truck just keeps going. Now normally I stick to Chevy, but this truck has convinced me that an import can do every bit as good.

13th Aug 2004, 23:32

Hey guys, like the comments so far.

Well anyways, I've got a 1984 4x4 King Cab z24, OK looking truck, even though I'm not an import fan, prefer Mopar's and Bowtie's, but hey.

Yeah right now my little truck doesn't have any power, but that's due in part that the carburetor is wrong. That will soon be resolved with around $380.

I have only gotten to drive the truck a little bit, I've been having trouble since I bought it about 2 or 3 months ago.

I've had to change the timing chain, fix the distributor, change all of the vacuum hoses that go to the carburetor and such.

Still need to change the CV boots, put on a 3 inch body lift, oh yeah, and it looks as though I'm going to have to do an overhaul on the transmission.

Luckily, for me, my dad is a very qualified mechanic, so at least that way I know I will be doing it all correctly, plus the fact of all of the saved money of labor at shops!

This is my first truck and I only paid $1500 for it. To date I've spent around $200, and will spend around $500 more in parts, yeah. Hey, but at least I'm learning a whole lot and having fun working on it.

All well, those are the problems I'm having/had with it. Eventually I'm going to do an engine swap, I want to put a V6 in it, all stock of course. ;)

19th Oct 2004, 12:25

I have recently had the great pleasure in getting my own Nissan. This Nissan is an 85 720 King Cab that I bought for a whopping $1. I have put $50 into this truck, but let me give you a little history about this truck and let you know where this all comes from.

This truck was bought about 12 years ago by my uncle and used for his construction business to make bids, so this truck wasn't abused all to much. Then a few years ago the truck just quit running, so they set it on their 100 plus acre yard waiting for someone to take it. When I picked this truck up in their yard the 4 wheel drive was stuck and the back right tire didn't move, oh yeah and it didn't run. Something with the gas tank they say!!

My buddy and I put the truck on a trailer with a tractor with a bucket and an hour later we were on our way! I have drained all of the gas out of the tank and a little water, but no rust like there was supposed to be. I replaced the fuel filter and then the lines. Nothing... So I decided to give her a little push and pour gas down the carburetor and it started. My guess was that the fuel pump wasn't working like it should have been. So I primed it and freed some rust that was in the line going to the carburetor, we got gas! Turn the key (granted that this thing hasn't run in more than 2 years and has been sitting outside) it started right up with no hesitation! I was blown away, so I decided that I probably should put some radiator fluid into this bad machine to make sure I don't blow this 2.4l four cylinder. This truck isn't in the best shape but it runs now and the brake is free that was holding the back right tire, and now the possibilities are endless! I'm working on the body as we speak and getting rid of the mouse poop as well. In another week this truck should have insurance on it and should be ready for winter abuse!!

4th Jan 2010, 22:02

What's up all!!! I too have a 1985 Nissan 720 2.4L 4by4 king cab truck. I love this truck, I bought it in 2009. I have had a lot of issues, like one thing I don't know what it is, but when it gets below a half a tank, it starts acting up as in it does not get any fuel, and spurts like you're running out.

And now my clutch master cylinder just broke, so I had to replace that.

Other than that, this truck will climb over anything. I have not gotten stuck once since I've had it. And believe me, I've tried.

1st Dec 2010, 21:03

I have an '84 4x4 king cab that I bought new. I have 342000 miles on it. I have replaced the head twice, the head gaskets 5 times, and rebuilt it twice. It is a great truck, but has no power. I am thinking about replacing the engine with a V6. I wan to keep everything else except the engine. What is the best engine to look at? It is a project for my son and I. I want to make this truck scream without looking overly modified. Any thoughts?


20th Jul 2016, 04:04

I would throw a 305 Chevy in, upgrade the axle and drive shaft, and possibly bigger brakes on the front.

20th Jul 2016, 17:51

Why not a 350? Cannot beat a V8!