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Old 12-27-2009, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default '87 Nissan Hardbody King Cab Full FRAME OFF Restoration Project

I went and looked at a parts truck today since I have been needing a new bed. I saw an 87 HB KC on CL for $600 with a blown head gasket. That is all that was listed on the CL ad. So I called the person this morning and set up a time to go check it out. I get there and find this.
87 Nissan King Cab XE trim, auto trans, Z24i 4 cyl., AC, PS, dry rotted tires, busted out KC window, broken taillight, and 94,000 ticks on the OD. Thats right 94,000 miles. Interior is in pretty good shape for being a 22 year old truck. Carpet leaves a lot to be desired but the rest is quite nice. Vents are starting to get that melted look to them and the dash pad has a few cracks.





Left KC window is broke.



The intake is unbolted from the head. The exhaust manifold is as well unbolted along with other accessories.


After we looked at it, we left. The wife and I talked about it for awhile as we drove home. I wanted this truck bad, but the mileage is so low I cant part this baby out. So I called the lady and offered her $500. She cold turned me down. I told her I will come back and pick it up. Hauled ass to the bank got the $$$. Called my bro and asked him to have the trailer ready so I could hook up and haul ass. I went back and got it.
In our haste to go and get it we ran out of gas. I told my wife we needed to stop and get gas. She says we dont have time and we got plenty. Well pulling a trailer and hooking it in the HEMI, gas goes pretty quick. Here are some more pics. The first is us parked on the side of the road after running out of gas.



On the trailer after my bro brings me gas and we get filled up and make it home.


After cleaning it up with a pressure washer.
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
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you got a steal!
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:57 AM   #3
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that's gonna be a damn nice project!
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:07 AM   #4
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My son is getting this one. I bought it with his money. He has been saving for awhile now.
I had a line on a 90 reg cab with 250,000 on it for $700 running and driving. Just needed a few things like tires, windshield, muffler, and the front blinkers. Then the guy calls me back and tells me his mom wont give him the title until he pays her back. That was a week ago. He told me he needed 2-3 weeks before he could sell. So I told him to call me. But now, I dont think I want it. My son is 6' 2" so a King Cab is better for him I feel.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:21 AM   #5
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NICE!! that body looks real straight!
yank that z and put in a dual cammer!
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:23 AM   #6
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oh man i see sooooo much potential nice find!
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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that going to be a nice project
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #8
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wow! congrats!
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:50 PM   #9
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awesome find!!!!
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cool deal. he would hate life in a reg cab. lol. when we baggin his and yours??
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