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Old 08-09-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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I saw this on my local Craigslist. Looked so great I thought I would post it here.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/car/393436881.html

For when the link goes dead, this is a 1996 nissan pickup truck (little tiny 4 cylinder model). But the owner cut the frame off from the suspension back and got rid of the bed, also got rid of all body panels/bumper in front of the cab and installed make-shift halogen lights up front.


I would consider buying it, but the front is so messed up I am not sure what I would do. He cut off all the stuff up there so I would have to fabricate something to get the airodynamics up-to-snuff. The rear I could make a nice kamback (or however you spell it) out of though.
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Laws must be different there because I'm sure it'd fail inspection here... or you'd get a few tickets until you got some body panels and bumpers installed. Good candidate for a fiberglass shell.
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it might take a little bit of time to make up some fenders, and a hood, but for $500 it could be a fun project, and it's a really new truck, I would think it would be great for someone looking to tow a trailer.
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Fourthbean -

Hey, it's a 1996, so it's Scangauge compliant!

469 area code is Dallas Texas. I wonder what the DMV inspection laws are like in Texas?

I wonder how much it weighs?

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I read through the Texas safety inspection and it does not mention anything about body panels or bumpers. Which seems odd to me, I guess Texas doesn't really care what you have on the road for the most part. Here's a link to what I found for inspections http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/vi/publ...manual/Ch4.htm
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That's awesome! I wish it were closer and I had some fiberglass fabrication skills. It's very new and the whole engine bay looks very well maintained and refreshed.
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I wonder if I could find anyone to buy it off me when I was fed up with this "thing". I am hesitant as in stock form the crash test ratings were quite poor, and with these modifications I imagine it is worse. It is a 2.4 liter engine, which is about .9 liters more than I would like. And I don't need a truck...

Of course I am lazy anyhow and wouldn't make the 1 hour drive to look at it anyhow so I just need to forget about it.
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