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Old 12-07-2021, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hi all,

After searching for literally YEARS I finally found my dream pickup. Every time a good one went up for sale it would get snapped up in 24 hours, I don't think people realize how valuable these 2WD regular cab models are. Finally got the chance to buy this one - only 47k miles if you can believe it and in pristine shape. I love her like a child.

I plan to make a few minor creature comfort updates but definitely want to preserve as much of the original look as possible. Planned improvements:
  • Spray-in bed liner
  • Tonneau cover
  • Backup camera with double-DIN display
  • Immobilizer

If y'all have recommendations for professional bed liner install and/or electronics install in the Puget Sound area please let me know! Looking forward to chatting with you!

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Old 12-07-2021, 12:16 AM   #2
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Welcome to infamous Nissan! That’s a damn fine truck
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Old 12-07-2021, 02:01 AM   #3
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Sharp looking truck. Welcome to the site.
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Old 12-07-2021, 04:18 AM   #4
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I can’t recommend a shop for what you’re wanting to do. But there are members here that possibly live near your area.

Your truck appears to be my truck’s twin! Minus the King Cab.

5-speed or automatic transmission?
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Old 12-07-2021, 05:01 PM   #5
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A little jealous of your swooshy decals, PorknBeans! Mine's a manual.
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Old 12-08-2021, 05:15 PM   #6
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A little jealous of your swooshy decals, PorknBeans! Mine's a manual.
Oh thanks!

They are original to the truck when I bought it brand new in Feb. 1997. I have noticed very small pieces of the decals chipping off. So I had the idea of pulling them off at one point with a heat gun and having them air brushed or painted on with some texture to it.

But only if/when that time comes…

How many miles on your truck? How about your clutch? Compression numbers?
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Old 12-07-2021, 06:49 PM   #7
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Welcome to IN...

Please do fill in more info on your D21, in your profile. There were differing version and knowing some of these details can really matter.

2 or 4WD, Auto/manual, 4cyl of V6? Thanks...


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Old 12-08-2021, 02:21 AM   #8
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The 96&97 models were only 4 cylinders. No v6 option was available. I think it was emissions and obd2 related. The vg30 was dead and the vg33 was next on the list for the soon to be d22 frontier.
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:53 PM   #9
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Beautiful truck!
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Old 12-10-2021, 05:57 PM   #10
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Nice truck. I almost jumped on a flight to the northwest coast for a king cab in near perfect condition. It was sold before the trade in for a new truck could be complete.
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