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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 03:36 PM

Project850
 
Here's the story. It's an '88 Nissan D21 "E". My grand dad got the truck some time ago. He passed away several years ago, and my Aunt & Uncle had the truck, but rarely used it. My dad got it, sold it to a buddy, got it back when he passed away unexpectedly, drove it minimally for a few years, then I got it last year. I really don't know who did what to it, but it has obviously been wrecked and it has been abused. When I got it, it had 268k miles, and it is still pretty close to that. It runs great, minus a little skip (more on that later) and an oil leak. So my plan is to get it up to snuff, with a little bit of TLC. First thing I did was look for a good Nissan Forum for info. and here I am. You can follow me and the progress of Project850 on Instagram @poboi850

PoBoi850 01-10-2020 04:13 PM

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This was the day I got it, DS door handle was dangling, but worked. Rims looked horrible and the rear wheel cylinders leaked.
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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 04:21 PM

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Replaced the black plastic door handles with some chromies, thanks @Nunya.
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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 04:31 PM

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Next thing to do was work on the Interior. When the local JY got a XcaB d21, I was able to get the door panels
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and a nice set of buckets
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I was able to get some speaker covers on another run, still need a stereo and speakers.

PoBoi850 01-10-2020 04:33 PM

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Snagged the Explorer Console out of my Ranger, for the cup holders and storage space. It worked out quite nice,IMO.
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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 05:02 PM

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Now on the mechanical stuff. the first thing I noticed was the leaking cylinders. Since I worked at a brake shop for a few years, this was no challenge for me, and should be pretty simple for almost anybody.
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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 05:09 PM

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before and after.
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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 05:11 PM

While the wheels were off, I did this

PoBoi850 01-10-2020 05:14 PM

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PoBoi850 01-10-2020 07:10 PM

I guess i should add that i named it "Project850" for a couple of reasons. 1. The area code for where i live is (850). 2. When i got on this forum, i read the D21 history, and Nissan called the D21, Project 850. Which i thought was a pretty cool coincidence. Another cool thing i learned, Nissan called their white,"Vail white", my last name is Vail. How freakin' kool. I dont plan on goin "white", but i thought it was kool


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