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    Default Project Hardshell, Most aggressive minitruck haha

    Whats up guys, Figured there was no better time then the present to start my build thread.
    My names Noah and a drive a 1995 Nissan Hardbody!
    So before the truck was mine, Both of my brothers have owned this truck. Its been in the family for about 6 years or so. Neither of them did much to the car besides pathfinder seats. So ive had dreams of working on this truck forever haha. Then my brother who owned it second did this one day.

    Then not to long after I bought it because my cb7 died on me. Within the first week of owning it I took the bumper off, because it was straight and bothered me. I also cranked the torsion bars down and threw 3 in blocks in the rear.

    Next on the list was a roll pan and a crab haha.

    Then it was time for some new tires, because ive slid the old ones to many times
    When it was my second brothers truck, he bought some ar23s for it so I threw them on.

    I made a slightly better intake over the stock one and also made a new front lip.


    SORRY IN ADVANCE THAT I HAVE A TON OF INSTAGRAM FILTERS lol
    Made a speaker box to go behind the seats.

    Was really getting sick of the 17 shades of black the truck has acquired. So I painted the front, or should i say rolled

    It actually came out fairly good, so I was happy. Also threw my fender flares on the rear to cover up that mexiflush look haha.
    I threw my bumper on with a new lip that I got at my local parts yard, and made it fit.

    Then I made some sideskirts off a saab fit haha, along with my front flares.

    Took the bumper off to paint it and tinted my headlights.

    Back together and washed for USF meet, and a rolling shot there.


    And at the meet.

    Close up of the roll pan if you were wondering what is on it haha

    Then I purchased this beauty.

    Then not to long later timing jumped, so it was time to start a long rebuild with upgrades, and MOAR LOW!

    Starting shaving my valve cover for a sleeker look and tore the engine apart.


    So since the new rear end is wider I needed to make wider fenders. But ive never seen a 4x4 bed in good condition so I made over fender!

    Cut out the old inner fender so I can go lower also.

    Pathfinder front fenders, just cut down.
    Since the truck isnt currently running, I took the leaf springs off and set the truck down on the frame to see how it will sit. And the result is mathematical!

    I still have a inch or 2 that I can go down before rubbing the new fenders.
    Thats all I have for right now. Let me know what you think.
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    nice progress looks great what is that last lip off of?

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    Love it man! More updates!!!

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    Looks good so far man. Looks like we have the same taste in wheels


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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnelvision View Post
    nice progress looks great what is that last lip off of?
    Thanks man, I think its off of a tacoma, not 100% on that thou because i found in on a EF civic at the junkyard haha

    Quote Originally Posted by USDMalltheway View Post
    Love it man! More updates!!!
    Thanks, more to come keep your eyes peeled

    Quote Originally Posted by milano_red View Post
    Looks good so far man. Looks like we have the same taste in wheels
    Inorite haha, you got the the crazy 10" ones thou, your a brave soul haha

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    man, I can dig this...
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    This is legit, paint that bed to match though

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    Hardbody's look so good lowered

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    man, I can dig this...
    Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Stupid Kid View Post
    This is legit, paint that bed to match though
    Yeah I'm painting the bed after I do all the suspension for the 4 link rear end.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arteeste View Post
    Hardbody's look so good lowered
    Yeah I know needs more low haha

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    Nice! I love when hardbodies are done up well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post

    Nice! I love when hardbodies are done up well.
    Thanks I do what I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrabMaster View Post
    Inorite haha, you got the the crazy 10" ones thou, your a brave soul haha
    Yea their gonna require alot of work. But ill get it done eventually


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    Quote Originally Posted by milano_red View Post
    Yea their gonna require alot of work. But ill get it done eventually
    Yeah I was gonna get the 10" for the rear so I could have super stagger swagger! But the new rear end is wider then my stock one, so im gonna hold off till so i can measure everything out. Are you gonna run flares?

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    Don't like the roll pan or "ill" emblem, but small details on an awesome truck. Looking forward to more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunfGang View Post
    Don't like the roll pan or "ill" emblem, but small details on an awesome truck. Looking forward to more!
    Haha thanks, now do you **** the shape of the roll pan or the designs on it? Its gonna get painted when i paint the bed. Im trying to figure out if i could modify a 240sx bumper or something so i can get rid of the weird shape of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrabMaster View Post
    Haha thanks, now do you **** the shape of the roll pan or the designs on it? Its gonna get painted when i paint the bed. Im trying to figure out if i could modify a 240sx bumper or something so i can get rid of the weird shape of it!
    Just what's on it. Not "******", as I have plenty of retarded stuff in/ on my car, just not my style haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunfGang View Post
    Just what's on it. Not "******", as I have plenty of retarded stuff in/ on my car, just not my style haha.
    Understandable haha

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    nice progress man! very clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scweet14 View Post
    nice progress man! very clean!

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    Thanks man!
    Heres a pic of my quick release on my front lip and a close up my flare.

    Also a nice oem clutch with a broken spring was found when I was tearing my engine apart.

    More pics soon!

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    i dig this. i see you did the same thing as me with the pathy over fenders =]

    very much like the front valance and wheel choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by pejsa View Post
    i dig this. i see you did the same thing as me with the pathy over fenders =]

    very much like the front valance and wheel choice
    Haha yeah I saw you did it on your infamous thread, and figured it was easier then finding a 4x4 bed in good condition. Would you recommend those coilovers. I might just save up and get koni and ground controls for a 240 and since Im gonna have to do work for the 4 link anyways.

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    i don't know if you know this but there is no difference between the 2wd and 4wd beds except for the little plastic flares.

    and as for the s13 konis. they will be super long and way too stiff. the ass end of these trucks weigh nothing. you can get the aldans for a set what ever spring rate and length you want for under 500 bones.

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    Well **** haha learn something new everyday. I'll get those then haha, when you did the fronts over to coilovers did you take out the torsion bars?

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    Heres a pic of the truck as it sits now. NO that is not how im running my exhaust haha

    Also tried to make garage door molding lip on the bottom of my sideskirts, but I pretty much **** it
    Also the sticker that started it all!


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    Small Update!!
    Got bored so I started to make a splitter for the front!

    Also my moms boyfriend is letting me use his truck while I rebuild mine!

    4 SPEED FTW!

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