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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-26-2020, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Midnight Tech
Right - 86.5. I drove a 97 for a time that ALSO...

Right - 86.5. I drove a 97 for a time that ALSO needs a rebuild, but it's not mine. Only other Nissan I have is the Terrano kit I'm building.
Forum: Project Build Log 10-26-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
LOL. At least I didn't paint half the deck this...

LOL. At least I didn't paint half the deck this time.
Forum: Project Build Log 10-26-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
First coat of clear... ...

First coat of clear...
https://i.imgur.com/u12MtP1l.jpg
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-26-2020, 01:05 AM
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Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
The wires were cooked to the plugs. ...

The wires were cooked to the plugs.

Speaking of those, wait till I post pictures of the plugs. I cringed as they came out of each cylinder.

Think I'm sticking with my plan to rebuild the old...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-25-2020, 11:30 PM
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Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
Under the intake wasn't the problem. The...

Under the intake wasn't the problem. The permabonded plug wires were. Might have been easier to break the porcelain on the plugs.

Did find a pristine lower water outlet at junkyard today, and a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-25-2020, 03:48 AM
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Posted By Midnight Tech
Got plugs and wires changed in Hector today and...

Got plugs and wires changed in Hector today and received a scare with one of them. Old plug was only screwed halfway into the hole and had to chase threads before inserting new one.

Tomorrow's...
Forum: Project Build Log 10-19-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
Wet sanded and 3 coats later... ...

Wet sanded and 3 coats later...
https://i.imgur.com/DSaS3zdl.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/rP3mzhdl.jpg


Gotta redo the darker grey on the interior parts. Color settled in the bottle and now it...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-18-2020, 03:29 AM
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Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
That's gaskets only. I may get one through work...

That's gaskets only. I may get one through work on our next factory order, especially since it has the air cleaner mount gasket in it.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-14-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22,301
Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
Agreed - or if we could get all the proper parts...

Agreed - or if we could get all the proper parts to rebuild the units we have. I'd love to have a fresh spare unit for my truck.
Forum: Project Build Log 10-12-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
Got some color on the body between the rain...

Got some color on the body between the rain showers. Gonna let it dry for about a week, gently wet sand the bad spots, then putting a second coat of AH3 color on it before clearcoating.

...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-11-2020, 01:25 AM
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Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
Finally. The motor transplant has begun. ...

Finally. The motor transplant has begun.
Deciding if I want to rebuild the old one.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-01-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 512
Posted By Midnight Tech
Had to refresh my memory - speed sensor drives...

Had to refresh my memory - speed sensor drives speedo directly, then there is an output from it back to the ECM. Don't think it actually reports mileage back - only vehicle speed.
Forum: Project Build Log 09-29-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
Someone at Aoshima did a good job on the design...

Someone at Aoshima did a good job on the design of this kit. Suspension looks correct, brake calipers are duals in front and single in rear, and interior looks like a full scale Pathy scaled down.
I...
Forum: Project Build Log 09-28-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
Front suspension mounted (torsion bars and that...

Front suspension mounted (torsion bars and that crossmember are not glued in place yet.

https://i.imgur.com/tuA373Jl.jpg


Seats molded without backs, so I fixed that glaring problem. I may or...
Forum: Project Build Log 09-28-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,003
Posted By Midnight Tech
Nice! I started to get one of those XM ready...

Nice! I started to get one of those XM ready units (and it would have been nice to control that from the head unit), but decided to not get that since I already have the XM unit and the adapter to...
Forum: Project Build Log 09-27-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
Chassis with exhaust in place and molded in place...

Chassis with exhaust in place and molded in place manifolds painted. Trial fitted front suspension after I glued transfer case and it's gonna be nearly impossible to get driveshaft in there, so it...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-27-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 22,301
Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
Finally. Some work on the transplant. Began...

Finally. Some work on the transplant.

Began disconnecting wiring, pulled throttle body and swapped base in preparation to hook up cruise once engine is swapped.
BTW, you're welcome PorknBeans!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-23-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22,301
Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
If you need to replace that ABS sensor, find a...

If you need to replace that ABS sensor, find a donor truck in the junkyard with a good sensor. Don't worry about pulling the pinion nut to remove and replace, however. A single bolt holds it to the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-23-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By Midnight Tech
Hit up your local NAPA and ask for a NF EP34L. No...

Hit up your local NAPA and ask for a NF EP34L. No hyperflash and a reasonably loud "click" when it's on.


Side note: If I find another 810 Maxima in the junkyard, I'm getting Bitching Betty since...
Forum: Project Build Log 09-23-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Midnight Tech
Chassis and suspension painted semigloss black...

Chassis and suspension painted semigloss black and Legos painted aluminum. Didn't notice the fine mold seam on the front of those wheels until painted. May have to sand slightly and repaint those.
...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-15-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 22,301
Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
You guys on the West Coast stay safe. Put the...

You guys on the West Coast stay safe.
Put the underseat carpet back in today in preparing to get back on the road.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-05-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Midnight Tech
Go to the local junkyard and find a D21 with the...

Go to the local junkyard and find a D21 with the dash brake. Get everything from donor truck (including pictures before removal). There should be a plate approximately where your right heel sits on...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-02-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Midnight Tech
That sounds like a weekend project...

That sounds like a weekend project...
Forum: Im Looking For . . . 08-30-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By Midnight Tech
For durability, I'd get the chrome ones and...

For durability, I'd get the chrome ones and paint them black since they're made of metal.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-30-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22,301
Views: 1,618,680
Posted By Midnight Tech
Scored a pair of ventvisors today at the junkyard.

Scored a pair of ventvisors today at the junkyard.
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