3 days ago
I’ve been meaning to showcase this since the beginning of 2019, but as always life has its tendency to intervene.
This 1993 @nissan #d21hardbody has carried many hands over its 26 years of life, most recently belonging to Estie Falero, an exceptional technician and mechanic at @sidemissiongarage, of whom I purchased it from in the summer of 2018. An accident took the truck out of commission which left it sitting at Side Mission garage for some time; I saw an opportunity for what would make an excellent project car, and procured it from him.
After an exorbitant amount of hard work, perseverance, and near unprecedented patience between myself and Estie, we were able to bring her back to life! I did a bit of heavy lifting in terms of finding and transporting the new core support, hood, fenders, grille, lights, bumper, radiator, radiator fan and housing shroud, along with a dozen other parts upgrades and changes, while Estie, as the other images show, did a masterful job of accurately cutting the old core support and welding one the new one, parts installation within the engine bay, wiring and hose upgrades and deletion, brakes, and so on. After 6 months, she was ready (eh lmao!) to hit the road! Before long she became much more than I could manage between my responsibilities to my #Z33 as well as hers, so I opted to return her home where, before long, she’ll be utilized the way it was always meant to! Huge, huge thanks to @sidemissiongarage, to Estie, his brother Pablo at #M&LAutoWrecking for providing like 90% of the parts! Paul, Jay and everyone who has lent a hand in helping us, helping me, restore this beauty! Cheers! #autorestoration #nissan #nissand21 #nissanhardbody #welding #pickuptruck #sidemissiongarage #dorigang #southflorida