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Older nissan trucks?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by kg4ghn, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    kg4ghn

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    I am going to buy an old truck for a beater off roader. Trail riding and mud, not much rock crawling around here. Mild wheeling, nothing crazy, I just want to get out of the house and explore/play a little.

    The only problem is I'm broke. I have a chance to buy a 93 nissan 4x4 hardbody truck for $800. My plans are to slap a cheap/mild lift and some 33s on it and go.

    Anybody have any experience with these trucks? Obviously they are no toyota, but even the older toyotas go for more than I have to spend.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    I had a '90 Nissan, not 4x4, and I still see it running around town. I see a lot of the older Nissan's around. It ran great, even after my son ran into the back of someone :( I didn't know how to fix it, so I sold it and the guy fixed it up. Even after the accident, the truck still ran, even with the fan not working.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    My first car was a '93 Nissan extended cab 2wd. That thing could not be beaten, even after 200k and towing a 5,000 lb trailer with a 4 banger. I can't speak for the 4x4 system, but mine was an absolute rock.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Cool, thanks guys.

    It had me worried because I wasn't able to find a good forum for the nissan hardbody trucks. I think its the first thing I've looked for that didn't have a decent forum. From trucks, motorcycles, guitars, guns, you name it.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    The patrol!!!

    nissan-patrol-1993-1.jpg
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    yeah they are as good as toyotas for the most part
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    steve o 77

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    My friend has an '86.5 hardbody 4x4 with 250,000+ miles on it. The motor was rebuilt at 246,000 due to a blown head gasket and overheating. That little truck is great and very reliable.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    I had an '86 W/z24 engine. Not much power but a real fun truck. $800 ? Do it, now. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    the old hardbody's are solid trucks... sounds like fun :)
     
  11. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    Nah mine was '86 last of that body style. '86.5 was first hardbody
     
  12. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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  13. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    My dad had a 1990 4x4 V6 Nissan Hardbody. It was pretty freaking sweet! Aside from some rust (it spent 13 years in New York) and a few repairs here and there, it still ran great!
     
  14. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Damn, sitting here thinking about that old Nissan, I miss that old truck. Good times. I drove her to Daytona twice, Talladega at least twice and Darlington once.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    My momma had a 98 nissan pickup with about 250K+ miles on it, it took us from point a to point b. I liked it.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    My first truck was an 86 1/2 Hardbody. Loved it. Also not a 4x4 but was a tough truck. My other Nissan which was a 98' Frontier felt tired in 4 wheel drive and was lacking something. Sounds like a good time. Go for it!
     
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