Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > Infamous Nissan > Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
zay27
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 10
Vehicle: 91 hardbody
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default New guy with a 91 hardbody

Hey everyone, I've been lurking here for a few weeks now as I started working on my first mini-truck project, and I figured it was time I introduce myself.

I'm building a 91 rwd std cab hardbody that actually used to belong to my dad back in my early childhood days. It was his daily for a several years, and then it became a workhorse for the family business before eventually ending up parked in a warehouse where it sat for another few years until I got to it.

So far I've pulled the bed, cleaned up and painted the frame, removed most of the front suspension bits, deleted the egr and evap systems, and generally cleaned up the engine bay. I eventually want to do some crazy stuff (full coilovers+vq swap ) but for now the planned build is as follows:

2" drop spindles
3" drop leafs
4x4 front shocks and quest rear shocks
poly control arm bushings
poly sway bar bushings
all new ball joints/end links
custom intake
stainless header
custom exhaust
fat aluminum radiator
isuzu rodeo d44 lsd rear axle
17x8 bronze level 8 mk6

I'm excited to get it into road-worthy condition and see how it drives. I'm new to the hardbody (and trucks in general really) so any advice would be awesome.







Last edited by zay27; 11-12-2018 at 05:25 PM.
zay27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Hands On (11-12-2018)
Old 11-12-2018, 08:21 PM   #2
cadillacdude1975
The Gear Jammer
 
cadillacdude1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 46
Posts: 8,800
Vehicle: 87 D21 SE KC V6 2wd 5sp & 86.5 V6 SE auto
Thanks: 317
Thanked 975 Times in 902 Posts
Default

looks good. i am surprised there was any frame left from the looks of that bed. nissan did not do a thing to these trucks to prevent rusting. they live a lot longer down here in the south. the salt and chemicals used on the roads in the snow areas just kills these little trucks.


and welcome to IN.
__________________
"Im officially lost" - wildbill
cadillacdude1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 09:06 PM   #3
alabama_lowlife
Owner and Administrator
 
alabama_lowlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: jack, alabama
Age: 39
Posts: 8,987
Vehicle: 08 altima, 1970 Datsun 521, 1995 Nissan Hardbody x2
Thanks: 600
Thanked 1,586 Times in 1,298 Posts
Default

Welcome to infamous Nissan
__________________
alabama_lowlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 12:24 AM   #4
zay27
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 10
Vehicle: 91 hardbody
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillacdude1975 View Post
looks good. i am surprised there was any frame left from the looks of that bed. nissan did not do a thing to these trucks to prevent rusting. they live a lot longer down here in the south. the salt and chemicals used on the roads in the snow areas just kills these little trucks.


and welcome to IN.
Yea the rust was definitely an issue, but the frame appears to be 95% ok. There was alot of surface rust, and there's a couple small spots (about 1-3 inches) that will need to be patched, but for the most part it seems pretty solid. Getting some of those big suspension bolts out was an ordeal, I think I went through a whole can of pb-blaster and most of the propane torch.
zay27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 01:26 AM   #5
kellybig
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Omaha
Posts: 504
Vehicle: 1991 Nissan D21 King Cab V6 4x4 SE
Thanks: 21
Thanked 43 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Welcome. What did you coat the frame with?
kellybig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 02:13 AM   #6
zay27
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 10
Vehicle: 91 hardbody
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kellybig View Post
Welcome. What did you coat the frame with?
I sanded the whole thing down, then did 2 coats of rust reformer, 2 coats of undercoat, and two coats of paint. After looking into it a little more is seems like there are probably some better rust coatings like por15, but the truck is probably gonna be a summer only thing, so I'm hoping that'll minimize any future rust problems.
zay27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 05:48 PM   #7
dvdswan
Super Moderator
 
dvdswan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 4,483
Vehicle: 96 HB
Thanks: 149
Thanked 587 Times in 519 Posts
Default

Welcome to the site. Nice work so far.
__________________
Dave
96 HB XE
SAS'd D44 3-link on 35s
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2618002
dvdswan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 06:25 PM   #8
Foul_Mouth
Infamous Autocrosser
 
Foul_Mouth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 4,180
Vehicle: 1986.5 4WD Reg Cab/ 1991 2WD Reg Cab(Red)/ 1995 2WD Reg Cab(Green)/ 92 WD21 4WD PathFinder
Thanks: 439
Thanked 619 Times in 503 Posts
Default

Looks good. 91 was a good year.
__________________
Nissan Truck Videos (Builds-Racing-Shows-Tech)
https://www.youtube.com/c/NissanTruckguy
IG@ rainmaker_d21








Foul_Mouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2018, 01:10 AM   #9
lomofo11
 
lomofo11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Springfield, Il
Posts: 1,156
Vehicle: Hb-less at the moment
Thanks: 5
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Default

Welcome to the site. Looks like some good progress showing on the ol girl. Amazed that frame was ok. Been down that road before here in IL.
__________________
Looking for a project extended cab again....
lomofo11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2018, 03:16 AM   #10
greengear20
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Santa Clara, California
Posts: 14
Vehicle: Frontier 2005
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Welcome to the community!
greengear20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.