1995 Nissan Hardbody King Cab SE 2wd 5 speed - D21

This is my latest truck, its is a XE-V6 King Cab 5speed 2wd, PS, AC, CC, Tilt wheel and PM. It was wrecked a few times and parted out recently. Purchased to restore for My son. Plans for this truck are replace the missing or damaged parts, make sure everything works, paint it and do some minor custom changes.

Stock features
  • VG30e - V6 Overhead cam belt driven 
  • 5 speed manual
  • Front vented disc brakes
  • Pop out rear windows
  • sliding rear window
  • step bumper
  • power mirrors
  • AC, CC and PS
  • MPFI
  • Tilt wheel
Upgrades include:
  • Armada/Titan 5 spoke 18" OEM wheels
  • custom steel center console,
  • 2016 Badging on grill and wheels (need one on rear) 
  • Maxima electric seats
  • Pathfinder rear view mirror and visors
  • Pathfinder seat buckles on seats
  • Homelink from a maxima
  • Pathfinder tow hitch
  • custom intake
  • Glasspack muffler - stock cat
  • Air bags with sway bar, shocks and bump stops up front 
  • 10mm exhaust studs (vg33)
  • throttle body coolant hose delete 
  • sound deadening through out cab walls, roof, doors and floor.
  • relocated rear 6x9 speakers
Future upgrades :
  • rear air bags with 3 link
  • quest oil pump and filter 


Updated 12/24/2016
Here is the most recent picture:


Truck was stripped and damaged and missing the gas tank, so I had to tow home. But has most of the drivetrain, most of the lights are missing or smashed. Since the truck is designed and built in USA parts are easy to find new. Lots of grill, hood, fender, light and tail light options.

day 1

  Finally in the garage for the tear down.



Removing the front damaged parts

Came apart quite well. No frame damage.
ready to start

I removed everything from inner fenders. Both need replacing.

  Made a temp battery mount so I could do a compression test.

Time to remove engine to work on inner fenders.

 Picked up a front clip, hood, fenders, tailgate and better rear bumper from a 92 Donor truck. All USA steel. The left front and hood was not original.


Picked up some Armada 18" wheels. These are also found on the Titan truck. Now I have modern badging on the sides covered.


I had to ream the back of the rims for the front hubs.