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Old 02-10-2020, 12:24 AM   #11
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That may be the key. ^^^
Yeah, you'll probably have to do a bit of research and cross-referencing to find what you're after. Also keep in mind that yours will be different. Mine is a US-built model and has the later (90-94) style u joints in it. The output shaft on the transmission and the pinion flange on the differential should be the same regardless of the year or where it was built. Always double check though. For a starting point I'd bet that some RWD datsun vehicles probably had the same style U-joints. I also wouldn't be surprised if other manufacturers like Subaru and Honda sourced their driveshafts from the same supplier.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:08 AM   #12
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Yeah, you'll probably have to do a bit of research and cross-referencing to find what you're after. Also keep in mind that yours will be different. Mine is a US-built model and has the later (90-94) style u joints in it. The output shaft on the transmission and the pinion flange on the differential should be the same regardless of the year or where it was built. Always double check though. For a starting point I'd bet that some RWD datsun vehicles probably had the same style U-joints. I also wouldn't be surprised if other manufacturers like Subaru and Honda sourced their driveshafts from the same supplier.
The USA built D21's apparently used the very common 369 U joint, with its 1"+ bearing cap diameters. Mine are ca .875" and are just over 2" from cap to cap.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:34 AM   #13
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I would bet they can match your old U joint at the part store.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:40 AM   #14
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My oil light also hangs around for I'd say 2seconds after I fire up my z24. And I think I hear rattle? Idk it's hard to tell as it's a pretty quiet rattle if it is. But. I've seen some people saying using the Nissan filter makes all the difference. I picked one up and plan on changing it soon to see. And I do believe that may be true. My truck never had the oil light staying on before I changed the oil and put on a non Nissan filter. And the filter I took off was Nissan. So hoping that solves that issue.
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I would bet they can match your old U joint at the part store.
The problem is this is my only vehicle, hence my hunting all over the place for a U joint. The closest thing the parts houses can do is order a complete driveshaft, especially since the closest place that can build one for me 50 miles away
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Well I'm sure you've looked already but. Does Amazon have the ujoints you need?
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:50 PM   #17
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u-pick-it-arizona.com shows some Nissan trucks of your year and within a few years. They have locations in Flagstaff and Prescott Valley.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:41 PM   #18
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u-pick-it-arizona.com shows some Nissan trucks of your year and within a few years. They have locations in Flagstaff and Prescott Valley.
The problem is I have no way to get to any of those places, since my Hardbody's my only vehicle. I'd gladly pay the $100+ shipping costs on top of the purchase IF a yard was willing to pull and send said driveshaft ass'y my way.
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Sorry for the long title but; I've had my Hardbody for going on two years now and, the rear U joint's bad, truck built in Japan and, it has those tiny U joints; I'm NOT looking forward to dropping $400+ for a conversion driveshaft. And it's a 2 piece assembly.

Engine; the (probably) original 4 banger with 8 sparkplugs; oil pressure light's staying on for several seconds after starting it up. Note the head's been off and machined so, I have good compression on all 4 barrels.

Basically; since I 'may' be looking at major work/$$, any thoughts? I'm coming to the conclusion I'd may be better off replacing the whole drivetrain and, calling it good.
once you start getting close to the 1500$ mark, it's time to start looking for another pickemup :-) at least it is for me
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once you start getting close to the 1500$ mark, it's time to start looking for another pickemup :-) at least it is for me
I'm afraid you're right; although for somebody looking to either hotrod and/ot 'slam' a Hardbody, mine would be a good candidate since it has no serious rust and/or body damage.
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