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Nissan Custom Mini Trucks - February 2007 - Construction Zone

Nissan Special

Mike Alexander
Feb 1, 2007
Welcome to yet another primered appearance of the Construction Zone. We hope that by seeing more unfinished rides in the raw you'll come up with some new ideas of your own to complete the ride that's collecting cobwebs in your garage. If you have a ride that's not quite done but makes you want to shave, suicide, or chop something every month, then snap some of your own. Send them to us here at Mini Truckin' c/o Construction Zone, 2400 E. Katella Ave., 7th Floor, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Wheels/Tires: 16-inch Caddy stockers w/205/40R16 BFGs
Photo 5/9   |   1993 Nissan Hardbody rear Suspension
Suspension/Chassis: Contitech 'bags, 1/2-inch Extreme valves, Blowjax compressor

Body Modifications: Shaved handles, corner lights, antenna, cowl, wipers, and rooflines; Eclipse hood bubble for clearance; sheetmetal bed; California tailgate skin combo; Caddy taillights; phantom grille; 3-inch body drop past the pinch; shaved and sectioned Toyota 2WD bumper

Interior: Dyed dash, 60/40 bench seats, blow through

Miscellaneous: Raised gas tank, handmade inner fenders, custom radiator

Special Thanks: Keith Chandler of DC Customs, Josh Fleetwood, Dave Smith, Corn Tittie Phillips

Plans: Stop doing body mods, finish interior, new wheels

Project Completion Date: May '07
Wheels/Tires: 18-inch Rozzi Detention wheels w/Yokohama Parada 215/35ZR18, Toyota five-lug conversion
Photo 9/9   |   1997 Nissan Hardbody drivers Side View
Suspension/Chassis: 1/2-inch single-port RS6 in the front and RS8 Slam Specialties in the back, custom lower control arms, custom front crossmember, eight Parker 5/8-inch valves, DC07 compressor, 200-psi adjustable pressure switch with pressure release from check valve, two 3-gallon air tanks, reverse triangulated four-link, 2-inch dropped spindles, crossdrilled rotors, wireless controller

Body Modifications: '98-'00 Nissan Frontier conversion; shaved and painted plastic portion of the front bumper; shaved handles, hood squirters, antenna, third brake light, taillights, gas door, body seams; 13-inch LED third brake light under back window; molded tailgate skin and roll pan; 13-inch LED brake lights in body line; frenched license plate box; 2-inch sectioned rear fenders; fiberglass bed with aluminum gas door and raised flames; 3.5-inch body drop.

Interior: Burnt carpet from welding and grinding...

Miscellaneous: "I bought this truck bagged, dragged, and body-dropped," Scott says. "Everything you see now I've done myself, except the body drop and the rear crossmember; however, both still need to be finished."

Special Thanks (from owner): I'd like to thank a lot of people: Darrel Smith (RIP), Ricky McClintic, Sean Des Portes, Adam Murray, my friends and coworkers at Audio 2000, my parents, Crystal Tellez, and anyone else who has helped sand or grind on my truck.

Plans: "I'm in the middle of suiciding my doors," Scott says. "I need to make a new metal cowl with the same lines as the hood, completely redo everything under the hood, redo rockers, add new compressors, and then build a custom interior-not to mention the final paintjob."

Project Completion Date: (crossing fingers) January '07



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