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Old 10-27-2017, 04:04 AM   #111
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Well I finally read the entire thread, my problem wasn't listed so here it goes

You know you drive a hardbody when you have a headlight out replace the bulb and check the fuses and it still doesn't work until you turn on the "brights". You now are at Nissan ordering a new steering column headlight switch.
Or taking the switch apart and sanding the terminals clean. I have had pretty good luck, almost 3 years and the problem hasn't come back.

You know you drive a hardbody when you have become a quasi-expert at chasing bad grounds.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:25 AM   #112
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You know you drive a hardbody when...

You're switching out the whole clutch assembly and fight to get out that top-center tranny bolt...and can't reach it...

So you make a three-sided cut in your tunnel below the dashboard...bend up the metal...

Reach in there and get the bolt loose....

Then tap down the metal flat again and cover it with a bunch of duct tape and the carpet...

And you don't even care you did that to your truck.

(First Nissan I ever owned, I actually DID that once.)
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:26 AM   #113
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Strangers come up to you with a " I used to have a hardbody" story and then they tell you the sad story of how it was stolen,wrecked, etc.

Getting a good arm workout because your truck has no power steering.

Takes like 5 min to change a fender, hood, etc

Being able to park in small parking spaces

You never drive when you go out with your friends because there's no space for more than 2 people

Random plastic parts that break into a million pieces if you remove them.


That feeling of knowing your truck will never break down
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:00 AM   #114
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When you swap in a VG33 and get really good at removing and reinstalling the front diff.

No? Just me? Crap!
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:50 AM   #115
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You know you drive a hardbody when...

You can't figure out some minor electrical problem...so you just say the hell with it, bypass it, and rig your truck with another dashboard switch.

On the very morning I was packed up and ready to drive to Oregon to watch the eclipse last August, my tallights and license plate light mysteriously went out. Brake and turn signals worked fine. Headlights and markers, fine. I spent an hour trying to figure it out. But I was pressed for time (eight hour drive ahead) so I just cut into the pink and grey lighting wire in the back of the truck underneath...and ran a NEW hot lead to those lights to a switch I installed on the dashboard.

Now, to enable ALL the lights, you have to switch on the stalk, and then hit the dashboard switch. I always meant to fix it later...but again...that's when you know you drive a hardbody. "The heck with it...it works, right?"
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EDIT: I no longer own that truck. Have the one below now.
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:07 AM   #116
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You know you drive a hardbody when you find another hardbody in the parking lot at the supermarket and park next to them, go in, come out and there's two more next to you

And when you see another hardbody without fender rust and for just a moment consider grand theft auto
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:44 AM   #117
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You know you drive a hardbody when...

You catch someone trying to make off with your D21 and go out there with a bat and a bad attitude.

Cause you know the insurance company isn't going to give you what it will cost you to restore/replace it.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:05 PM   #118
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You know you drive a hardbody when...

You catch someone trying to make off with your D21 and go out there with a bat and a bad attitude.

Cause you know the insurance company isn't going to give you what it will cost you to restore/replace it.
What if my bat is in the hardbody? Please advise.

You know you drive a hardbody when you have enough parts in buckets in the garage to make another truck if you wanted to

And also when you start the truck in the morning and you have to listen past all the songbirds to see if any of those chirps are actually your engine
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:19 PM   #119
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you know you drive a hardbody when..................

you subscribe to APP and email alerts for your local LKQ yard, then go out in 28 degree weather with snow spitting to pull parts. the only time we saw any flakes this year was on both of my trips to snag parts for the truck and lexus.
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:22 AM   #120
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Natnader: That was funny indeed. I liked that. What does 94-97 'mashup' mean? You combined parts from two rigs?

You know you drive a hardbody when...

Finally, you get everything on your rig to run perfectly, it needs nothing at the moment...and you get BORED and start looking harder for something to fix on it.

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"Maybe it's time to fix that little scratch on the door vinyl..."
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