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Old 04-04-2018, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hi everybody, my name is Jon and I just bought a 1994 Nissan hardbody 2WD XE regular cab truck. Before I start I would like to tell you a little story.

I have been a Nissan owner since my very first vehicle back in 1995. I bought a 1994 Nissan hardbody truck. It was black and I loved it. Fresh out of high school, I found myself in that truck all day every day. I loved it so much that I even upgraded in 1997 to a new exact same truck. Same color, same wheel base, same options, same everything,. That was the start of my Nissan for life journey. Since then I have owned two Altima‘s, one Pathfinder, two maximas, and two frontiers. I always love that little truck. My daily driver is a 2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum. More about that later.

Fast forward to March 2018. After cruising the Internet for the last six months to find a decent hardbody to buy as a project, I finally came across Little Big Red. I really wanted one in black, but I could not pass this up. Paid $1900 for it it was a single owner with 190,000 miles. It had been sitting in this old man’s garage since 2015. The resurrection of Little Big Red has begun. I hope everyone enjoys my posts, I am a newbie when it comes to cars, never really did much from a mod standpoint. I am interested to learn from everybody here, I see a lot of knowledge on this site. I can’t wait but please bear with me as I am not smart like you.

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Old 04-04-2018, 10:05 PM   #2
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Lots of pics, you'll be right!
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:39 PM   #3
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Welcome! and you are correct, there is a lot of talent here, not me, but everyone else! as stated before... pics pics pics pics
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Ok. Looking forward to see the truck!
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:22 AM   #5
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Here is how Little Big Red looked when I bought her... I wasted no time and stripped out the interior and washed the whole thing inside. Trashed the carpet, took the dash apart cleaned and painted a few pieces...



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Old 04-05-2018, 03:26 AM   #6
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last 2 weeks:
I scraped all of the glass with a razor.
Pressure washed the seat.
Bought and installed new carpet
new seat belts
new radio
new speakers
front and rear cameras
iphone wireless charger
2 additional 12v sockets
had my guy bore out some Titans
new rubber 235/45-18











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Old 04-05-2018, 03:28 AM   #7
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Phase 2 complete. Next up:

new windshield
2" blocks in the back (if I can find some u bolts) ***DONE!!!***
window tint
chrome removal (not sure if paint or dip) or maybe all new lights
dome light fix
new visors
new steering column cover (on the way already) ***DONE!!!***
shift knob maybe ***DONE!!!***
4x6 in the rear (already on the way) ***DONE!!!***
new door and window handles (already on the way) ***DONE!!!***
new arm rest handles (already on the way) ***DONE!!!***

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Old 04-05-2018, 04:07 AM   #8
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Looks clean! Keep posting, I'll be watching!
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:26 AM   #9
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great looking truck.
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OK IN nation. Looking for some ideas. I have done a lot in the last 2 weeks since LBR has arrived. On to the outside now that the interior is just about done. Here is where you come in. I was thinking about a full chrome delete on the truck, but unsure if I should trade chrome for all black or what? Mirrors, grill, windshield trim, handles, bumpers, etc...

Thoughts? I am stumped here.

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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2WD Project!
2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum DD
2011 Nissan Maxima SV (retired)
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE (RIP)
2000 Nissan Frontier 4D XE (retired)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder (retired)
1998 Nissan Altima GXE (retired)
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