720 VG33ER RWD Swap NEW PHOTOS

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shakercrouch
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720 VG33ER RWD Swap NEW PHOTOS

Postby shakercrouch » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:48 am

So here is what was orginally a 1981 Datsun 720 KC SD22
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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby crackbaby69 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:46 am

really want to do this swap myself. take alot of pics

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:54 am

will do. I`ll be posting some tomorrow.

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby crackbaby69 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:36 am

where the pics at man? the swap coming along?

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:13 am

:-)
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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:29 am

:-)
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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby crackbaby69 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:36 pm

that looks like a great swap. all thos wires kinda scare ma hahaha.
went to a shop the other day to see if i could put a vg30dett and they said it couldnt fit. but after seeing this swap im kinda second guessing them.

thanx for keeping me posted. excited to see the end result

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:15 am

Anything can fit I believe. Just may take a little more fab. I think I am going to cut the hood and put a cowl in it for more room.

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby flinterman2000 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:46 am

Looks good. I know someone who's doing a V6 swap also. Not sure what engine it is but I'll try to get him to document it. :werd:

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby seang » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:18 am

There are a few threads about VG30DETT swapped Hardbody trucks on this site (one is a 4WD and, the other one has custom airbag suspension if I remember correctly). It didn't look like a simple swap even though the engine is shorter than a RB, but you can search for the threads. The 4wd one should be in this last month of General chat, and the other one is in the trucks forum from a few years back.

By my math, if you can successfully find these threads, I will consider you 10% qualified for doing the actual swap, the other 95% is up to you.

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:55 pm

:)
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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:58 pm

:cool:
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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:08 pm

:rotfl
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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:11 pm

So I scrapped the VG30 Motor and transmission,

I sent the truck to the paint shop to have it repainted and looking like new. I picked up a new motor and transmission for it out of an 03 Xterra. So now it has the VG33ER with auto trans.

Here are a few photos of the truck out of the paint booth. The new motor is not in yet.

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Re: 720 VG30E RWD Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:48 pm

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Re: 720 VG33ER RWD Swap NEW PHOTOS

Postby breadbox » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 am

nice! how much boost will it be running?

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Re: 720 VG33ER RWD Swap NEW PHOTOS

Postby shakercrouch » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:59 am

Just stock boost. I am far from it running still.

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SR20DET Swap

Postby shakercrouch » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:47 am

so its been a few years since touching the truck due to medical reasons.

I am starting back at it again and over the next year will be having it up and running with an SR20DET. Right now I`m looking at ways to upgrade the current suspension components without going IFS.


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