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Old 11-13-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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What's up guys, yesterday i found myself (once again) laying in bed, searching the forums, and it came to my mind that i have my truck in the shop for about a month now, and i never shared anything with you guys that deserve so much. So i am building this threat to show you my little baby. I want to start by saying i am a huge fan of this forum and all the work you guys do here, i am from Portugal and here D21 trucks with metal beds are EPIC rare, i literally never seen one on the road besides mine in my entire life! so it is very hard to find information on the truck here, and has a result, infamous nissan has became my home in terms of problem solving and idea seeking.
Before i start, excuse my english, i hope it's not too mutch of a hassle!

Let's role back to when i was 18 - 4 years ago, and i got my license...
I always loved driving, since i was a little kid, so when i got my license my grandmother lended me the D21 wich, at the time, was a working truck, that was used like a month per year to collect grapes and take them to the whinery to make whine. So i started using it, as a daily not really paying attention nor caring about the truck.It is a 1990 D21 2WD with the 2.5 diesel engine. It was fun, it was a diferent vehicle than i was used to because it had short gears and was rear wheel drive. So i started to realise that because of that and because it was a truck , i could do some offroading!! So i did!



And i had a hell lot of fun!!! I broke some body peaces a few times XD!
https://imgur.com/a/NMXiw

And i got stuck for hours some times XD

https://imgur.com/a/pm2H1

but i always loved the truck, and it never EVER EVER failed on me! Iran it over a month with no oil on the motor, i run it another month with no anti-free, i was offroading it with my battery loose inside the hood, it never ever ever ever stranded me on the side of the road or let me down! So i started to realise that this truck was one BAD ASS MOTHERFUCKER + was fun has hell + was RWD + was really rare!

So then i started to take a little bit more carefull about the truck so i spent about 1 week on my vacations, literraly doing nothing else other than cleaning the cabinet!! And removing 26 years worth of dust!

https://imgur.com/a/OT3vf

This was just the tip, i took the entire dash apart and cleaned every single peace, one by one, and put it all back toghether!

https://imgur.com/a/8fzQu

After this epic clean up i wanted to change the truck fluids, so i changed the engine oil.... then i took a peak at the anti freeze reservoir and i tought to myself " Wy tha fuck is this reservoir brown?" , so then i realise it was probably because it had rust inside the cooling tubes, so i decided to flush the radiator system out, and this is what came out xD.

https://imgur.com/a/saBpL

So i had to buy new parts and put it all back toghether and i stayed nice and clean!!
So has i was groing older, and more experienced, and has my love for cars in general and for this truck in specific kept raising, i started to do more risky stuff, like driving over 50MPH on a gravel road about the width of the truck, until some day, some motherfucker decided he wanted to stop me, so that bitch crossed a steel cable in that little road, and when i passed flying by, it caught my bumper grill and pulled the truck back ALOT, thank god the cable snaped from where it was straped and i kept mooving forward ! This is how the truck looked after.

https://imgur.com/a/C81FU

I was really sad about the truck and i tought i wouldn't be able to repair it, but i did!! haha =D
After this day i decided i would not offroad the truck anymore, since i had already taken care of some stuff on it, and since i decided i wanted to make a project out of it! And let's face it, a D21 2WD? with 75HP ? it's not an offroading vehicle xD. So i had to face reality and stoped going offroad with it, BUT!!!, i discovered i could have alot of fun in wet roads =PPP, so i started drifting the truck alot!! Everytime there was a litle bit of rain outside, i would run to my truck and go for some drifting! I was puting brand new tyres every 3 months on the truck ! It was insane... Until one day i was drifting a roundabout, never had drifted such a big roundabout like that before, i was powersliding in 4th gear at 40MPH and i made a mistake.... i decided i wanted to get out of the roundabout without stoping the drift, the truck overspun and i crashed =(
It turned out not all that bad, bought basicly an entirely new front for the truck, but it got fixed again!

About 6 months ago, i finally decided i would restore the truck and make it new, and make it an exclusively daily/drifter so i went over to a body shop, and told the guy i wanted to make the truck look like new! i din't care about the price, i wanted it rust free, with all the lines put toghether and i wanted a good work.
It has been in the shop for about a month now, i go see the truck everyday, because everyday is a new problem XD.
Work done so far :

https://imgur.com/a/hRb3V

They still did not start working on the bed yet, but it is going to be fully rebuilt!
Every single bit of rust is going to come off the truck, it is going to be frame treated and coated with some black anti rust rubber, the exhaust is gonna be fully rebuilt, the cabined fully sound proofed with dynamat, and the truck painted satin black!!!

I've painted the interior so far, and it looks great !

https://imgur.com/a/Q3MBa

ATM i'm trying to find some black pathy doors to put them on the truck, i have got over 1000€ in parts to put on the truck, for example, power windows, exhaust cutout, power locks, shift knob, steering wheel and so on and so on!
Im gonna make this truck look like new!!! Im going to throw in some 245/45 R17 wheels on it, and lower her a bit and it is going to be perfect!!
Im hope you guys enjoy my litle trip on this build! And i hope i can count on your help to solve some problems =P .
Love you all!!!
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Love it! I have looked at 1000's of pictures of these trucks and never seen a box like the one yours has. Very neat!

So if I wanted Euro-spec parts for my truck you are the person to ask?
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:00 PM   #3
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Love it! I have looked at 1000's of pictures of these trucks and never seen a box like the one yours has. Very neat!

So if I wanted Euro-spec parts for my truck you are the person to ask?
Hey!! thanks alot!
Yeah my box is bit diferente than the US box. Altough i like the US box alot more, im even going to switch the tail lights to the sides of the bed door like your kind of boxes!
As for the EURO parts, i'll be glad to help you the best way i can for sure!
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:38 PM   #4
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So today was the best day of my life... here we are 3 months later, and i finnaly got my baby at home.
I am now a proud owner of a 1990 2wd Standard cab long bed nissan hardbody and i fucking love it.
I'll leave some pictures of the restoration process and some pictures i toke today after i got it. I hope you enjoy, and i hope this gives you motivation to spend the money needed to make your litle hardbody perfect! I love you guys and thank you for all your help!
Here we go:

https://imgur.com/a/0CYzH

It is not a finished project, i am currently changing the interior from blue to black, and wraping everything in authentic leather. You will hear more from me =P.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:52 PM   #5
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looks really good, I like the front fenders with the flare built in and the front bumper almost looks like a Toyota style, All that sound deadening in the cab you must have something planned for the stereo.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:44 AM   #6
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looks really good, I like the front fenders with the flare built in and the front bumper almost looks like a Toyota style, All that sound deadening in the cab you must have something planned for the stereo.
I figured since im probably not taking the interior away anymore it was the time to do a full cover of dynamat in the cab, the main reason was to stop vibrations and isolate sound a litle since this is a very noisy truck with the 2.5 diesel engine. BTW let me tell you my experience, the dynamat extreme helps alot with vibrations, it is not as violent has it was before, but it is a very poor sound insulator, the dynapad on the other hand , helps a bit, although i dont have nearly enough dynapad to make a significant diference in engine/road noise.
Has for sound, i just instaled some speakers on the doors, and im planing on putting a 200W sub behind the driver seat, wich i am struggling to fit it there xD, since i am 1.90m tall, i have to pull the seat all the way back, even tho the subwoofer is slim, it does not fit, i will probably have to cut the seat a litle bit.
Anyway, like i said, it is still a work in progress =P .
I'll keep posting some pictures arround
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very nice, good job!
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This is amazing!

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Old 02-22-2018, 11:32 AM   #9
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This is amazing!

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i feel more amazed about this =D
( i am struggling to resize the pictures, i am so sorry i can't find a way to make them small, can someone help me out ? i decided to leave the links instead )

https://i.imgur.com/zfMyZPR
https://imgur.com/GDyVWCb

https://imgur.com/qE8XJbl
https://imgur.com/PlWw8Sx

At the moment the interior is getting some love, ill post some pictures after it's done =D

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i feel more amazed about this =D
( i am struggling to resize the pictures, i am so sorry i can't find a way to make them small, can someone help me out ? i decided to leave the links instead )

https://i.imgur.com/zfMyZPR
https://imgur.com/GDyVWCb

https://imgur.com/qE8XJbl
https://imgur.com/PlWw8Sx

At the moment the interior is getting some love, ill post some pictures after it's done =D
Absolutely! I've been with imgur for years.

Take one of your urls above:

https://i.imgur.com/zfMyZPR

If you append ".jpg" to the end of your url, you get your image:

https://i.imgur.com/zfMyZPR.jpg

To embed it, as you know, you put that url between [img] tags, but your picture is so big it would blow up the screen.

So, instead of appending ".jpg" to the end of your url, you would append a sizing factor, like 'm' for medium:

https://i.imgur.com/zfMyZPRm.jpg

That produces this small image:



If you want a larger image, use 'l' (lower case L for Large):



If you want to see a HUGE image, append 'h' to the image url:



Of course, you already know how to post the original size.







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