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Old 09-12-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Truck's back, life is looking up.....

My battered 95 Nissan pickup is back - I am again able to haul.
It spent a month in the hands of a local body guy who works with a trade school - fixed all the rust(with metal, no less), painted, new bumpers - even painted the wheels - for under a grand! Looks better than it did 8 years ago when I got it, and I'm ready for another 90k miles.

Last night I finally finished my timing belt and seals, so all the rubber in my engine compartment is new; it runs, no leaks. Got my 1.8 caliper brackets from a mildly-wrecked-but-totaled 95 - bigger brakes soon, can boost be far behind?

And, I'm leaving Friday morning for 8 days of hiking and camping in Maine.

It's already the best week I've had in a while.
I'll probably get stomped to death by a moose.
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Bout time sorry to here it sounds like you got stuck with a VG though atleast you have a hardbody around it :gay:
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Sorry, I was unclear. The pickup is bulletproof, just neglected. All that other work is on my 90 miata - finally banished all the 18-yr-old seals and belts and hoses, brake upgrade around the corner.
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oh ok i thought that you meant belts on the datsun. wich would indicate a VG over a KA.
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thats a great deal it sounds like, mind posting a pic or two?
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Pics when I get back from Maine. My sister's borrowing it while I'm away - she's the one who set me up with the body guy. It's really nothing special, except to me - just your basic new-looking red Nissan pickup w/ steel wheels and ghetto tires.
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truck being back makes you this happy?! try some boost on a miata...
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Hey, simple things for a simple guy. Going on vacation helps, too. So does finally finishing my timing belt and stuff. First bigger brakes, then more hp.
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