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In Topic: 1983 720 rear brakes rusted away!

10 March 2018 - 05:05 AM

Beebani's rear disc kit does have capabilities of using a rear parking brake, the Honda Passport donor rotors are meant for internal e-brake drums. But I don't believe there are easily available parts to get that hooked up to the Datsun parking-brake assemblies.



In Topic: 1995 Nissan Hardbody 2wd Build

08 March 2018 - 05:11 AM

Last picture is just missing the spring, but the internal shock tube is there. I still need to order coilovers seperately of the fabricated stuff, so thst my goal over the next month

In Topic: 1995 Nissan Hardbody 2wd Build

07 March 2018 - 06:47 PM

I got curious today, and tallied up some numbers on ride height for these Hardbodies.


Stock ride height, measured at the wheel arches on all 4 corners:
29.25" Front 29.75" Rear


Two Inch lowering blocks and Torsion bar adjustments:

28" Front 28" rear


Belltech 2" Drop Spindles with stock Torsion Bar setting, and Drop Leafs:
27" Front 27" Rear


Belltech 2" Drop Spindles and mild Torsion Bar Adjustment, and Drop Leafs:
25.75" Front 27" Rear. 



The last set up is the height you see the truck currently at. I don't bottom out on approaches and the only things that ever scrape are the front tow-hook mounts and radius-arm brackets on curb-stops. 


BUT! I'd like to see wheel-arch heights in 23-24" range, so for a 2" drop from where I'm at, I need to drastically change the suspension. With all that in mind, I contacted Beebani about a Complete Suspension Kit. 




Photo credit: beebanicustoms


So as soon as he gets them fabricated and shipped, I'll be doing a complete Coilover Suspension swap! 


I'll of course be documenting the whole thing here as well as on various FB groups. 


This summer is going to be awesome!!!!!!!!



In Topic: 1995 Nissan Hardbody 2wd Build

07 March 2018 - 06:37 PM

Went about fixing the broken grill from the previous owner. The truck had gotten hit in the right front that smashed the fender and cracked the grill; I replaced the fender last week, so it was time to replace the grill. 


I read somewhere that the 1990-91 grills are bolt-in replacements and I've always liked their style over the slanted accents of the 92-97. So, onto eBay I went and sourced a New 1990-1991 Chrome grill for $55! Sometimes I love cheap Asian parts!




It was as simple as unbolting the old and swapping in the new! 


Then of course, I had to wash the truck and get my new door decals applied! 








In Topic: 1995 Nissan Hardbody 2wd Build

07 March 2018 - 07:17 AM





Ultra 5015 16x8 +25. Upgraded to 4x4 front fenders to allow for the offset, and I can assure you all: no poke!



Last night when I installed them, I wasn't feeling the love, but now that I've been driving them around all morning, it's looking badass!