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Old 04-14-2018, 02:18 AM   #1
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Looking at a 86 dually with 80k on the six cylinder. It’s a 5 speed. It doesn’t run but should be able to easily. Question is I have a 94 with a reasonable dash and seats and things. I want the dually. Would it be easier to dash swap into the dually, or just swap the drivetrain into the 94?
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:27 AM   #2
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Neither are going to be easy. I'd much rather dash swap the 86.5 than drivetrain swap the 94. Either way the wiring will be easier in a dash swap to the 86.5
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That’s all I needed to know. The guy won’t come down on the price, so I may not get it.
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does the 80s dually have any more load capacity than the 94? thats all about axles in the end.
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does the 80s dually have any more load capacity than the 94? thats all about axles in the end.
I think I see where you are going with this. You aren't asking to know yourself, but to get the OP to consider things.

My Heavy Duty truck has a lot of suspension parts that are unique to other Hardbody trucks. I'm pretty sure the Heavy Duty model came after they discontinued the dually versions.

Has anyone else noticed: Since Nissan stopped making the Heavy Duty in 1995, they have not made *any* trucks with a capacity over 1/2 ton. Even the 2018 Titan with the diesel engine and the gooseneck hitch option in the bed is still rated and sold as a 1/2 ton.

Do you think that has something to do with the whole Chicken Tax thing? I mean, why did Nissan and Toyota just stop making 3/4 ton and heavier rating trucks?
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I don’t want the dually for load capacity really but for the fact that’s it’s an original dually.
I’ve got a pretty cool idea for a complete one. But like I said. Original would be nice.
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I think I see where you are going with this. You aren't asking to know yourself, but to get the OP to consider things.

My Heavy Duty truck has a lot of suspension parts that are unique to other Hardbody trucks. I'm pretty sure the Heavy Duty model came after they discontinued the dually versions.

Has anyone else noticed: Since Nissan stopped making the Heavy Duty in 1995, they have not made *any* trucks with a capacity over 1/2 ton. Even the 2018 Titan with the diesel engine and the gooseneck hitch option in the bed is still rated and sold as a 1/2 ton.

Do you think that has something to do with the whole Chicken Tax thing? I mean, why did Nissan and Toyota just stop making 3/4 ton and heavier rating trucks?
They didnt stop in Australia.
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More info, please!

Did they continue making dually Hardbody trucks after 1995?

Did Nissan make the D22 Frontier or other pickups in 3/4-ton or heavier rating?
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No, they didn't make dually in USA for too long. You could have both single rear wheel and dual rear wheel options back then, they both fell under the Heavy Duty line and were listed in the brochures together. I think dually trucks were gone by 1990.
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the 18 Titan is in between a 1/2 & 3/4, I like the dually, they do handle some weight, always wanted to see one lowered with the wide body, like a miniature chev..
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