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DATSUN - Pickup (720) 1980-1986
« em: 09 de Março de 2004, 17:52 »

Aqui segue um pouco da historia da minha Pickup preferida . Se alguém tiver algo a acrescentar agradeço.


       In 1980, Nissan redesigned their compact pickup truck. The first major change was a change of the sheetmetal. It reflected the hard boxy shapes of the era, however gave the pickup a classic Datsun look. Four round headlights were replaced with square ones, the bed had chrome cargo hooks, the tail lights were integrated better, wraping to the side of the box and the tail-gate latched with a center mounted handle          On the King Cab models, Nissan added two rear folding jump seats and pop-out windows. On all models they improved the dash and instrument cluster. Seating also was improved.          The big news was the four-wheel-drive though. It was designed using a "parts bin" approach. The divorced transfer case was connected to the transmission by way of a short drive-shaft. The rear axle (same as a 2wd unit) was hung from under the leaf springs. The front suspension used slightly modified lower A-arms mounted slightly lower frame mounts. The Upper A-arms were virtually the same and front differential was the same unit as the rear one from the 280ZX.  The four-wheel-drive models also had skidplates under the transfer case, catylist, and splash shield on the fuel tank. Fender flares were also a popular option.          In 1980 the L20B was a carry-over from the 620 series pickups. In 1981 Nissan introduced two engines: the Z22 gasoline engine, featuring dual plug ignition and the Nissan Anti Pollution System. (NAPS-Z) The other engine was the SD22 diesel engine only mated to the five-speed transmission and only in 2wd models. In 1983 Nissan dropped the Z22 and SD22 in favor of a base Z20 engine (MPG models) Z24 gasoline engine, and SD25 diesel engine.  In late 1983 Nissan added a computer controlled carburetor system to California models. By 1985 all models used this system.  Fuel injection also arrived in late 1985 with the Z24i, throttle body injected engine.          In 1983 Nissan dropped the Datsun name on all US and Canada bound models. In addition to this they moved the taillights from under the tailgate to each side f the tailgate. They also revised the front fascia.            The instrument cluster was also improved in 1983, by replacing the individual pods with a one-pod, more integrated design.  Along with these changes, came the addition of a 4-speed HVAC fan.          For the four-wheel-drive models, a beefier suspension was devised. This suspension is still used on current models.           For the 1985 model year, the hooks were removed from the bed rail. and the side became smooth. The tailgate also was made removable.          In 1983 (In fact as early as April of 1982) all US and Canada bound pickups were made in Symnra, TN.          By 1986, Nissan produced the 720 for the last time and began to sell the all new D21 or Hardbody model pickups.

720 Series
Datsun Pickups


1980    L20B 1952cc     2.0 Liter
97Hp@5600rpm          102ft-lbs@3600rpm

1981-1983  Z22  2187cc          2.2 Liter
98Hp@4000rpm          117ft-lbs@1800rpm

1981-1983  SD22 2164cc          2.2 Liter
61Hp@4000rpm          102ft-lbs@1800rpm          (Diesel)

1983-1986  Z20* 1952cc          2.0 Liter
97Hp@5600rpm          102ft-lbs@3200rpm          

1983-1986  Z24  2389cc          2.4 Liter
103Hp@4800rpm          134ft-lbs@2800rpm

1983-1986  SD25 2488cc          2.5 Liter
70Hp@4000rpm          115ft-lbs@2000rpm

4-Speed floor shift (dropped in 1983)
5-Speed floor shift
3-Speed Automatic (2wd only)

2wd: IFS/Semi-eliptical Leaf springs (f/r)

Aqui vai algumas fotos.

Edited by: Umtali at: 17/10/07 9:03

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Re: Datsun - Pickup (720) 1980-1986
« Responder #1 em: 16 de Outubro de 2007, 15:55 »

The popular and economical Datsun/Nissan 720 compact pickup truck was produced in Japan from 1980 to 1986 and imported to the United States throughout that period.

The Datsun 720 came in regular cab and "King Cab" models, with regular and long bed options. The King Cab proved very popular. There was also a 4-door variant offered in some overseas markets. Also, a utility body style like the early Toyota 4-Runner was also available. (as an aftermarket conversion)

The 720 was built in the newly built Smyrna, Tenn plant from 1983.5 to 1986

Early (1980-1983) models had single wall beds with protruding side lips and rope ties, 2 faux hood vents, and tail lights on the lower rear valance.

Late (1983.5-1986) models built in the USA had double wall beds with smooth sides, no vents, and tail lights on the rear bed corners. Some overseas models continued with the early style beds.

Other US model variations besides KC (King Cab) were the GL (???), DX (deluxe), ST (sport truck) and Cab and Chassis models (2wd only)

The Datsun 720 was available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations, although prior to 1984 the front suspension in 4WD models was an adaptation of the 2WD suspension. In 1980, models were powered by Datsun's 2.0L carbureted L20B engine, but soon after switched to the Nissan NapsZ engine line. The 1981-1982 models used the Z22 carbureted 2.2L engine and an optional SD22 Diesel. In mid-1983 Nissan introduced the Z24 2.4 Liter, Z20 2.0 Liter and the SD25 Diesel; this happened at the same time that the 720 series was marketed as a Nissan (the Datsun name, which had disappeared entirely after 1984, was now only seen below the Nissan name on the left corner of the tailgate). In the American market the diesel engine was only available in the 2WD 720 (from 1982 to 1985). The Z24 was upgraded to Z24i fuel-injection (option) for the 1986 models. Additionally, some overseas markets received versions with the 1.5L J15 or 1.8L L18 carbureted engines. The 720 Series was never available with any of the Z22E or Z20E multi-port fuel injected engines. These engines are, however, easy to adapt and integrate into the chassis and can be found with the genuine appearance of being original equipment.