This Nissan truck with its homemade plywood shell on back caught my attention. Does it yours?
Great to see woodys are making a comeback!
Yea it sure does. A neighbor of mine back in Central New York has the only road worthy Hardbody for at least 5-10 square miles maybe more and it looks great for 28.
South Central Los Angeles is full of Hardbodies and it was such a joy to see all of them running about when I first made it to SoCal.
Hardbodies are not as common in the Willamette Valley, but you still see them in various forms and yes I like how this one has been turned into Mini RV.
That’s a very Oregon vehicle, now all it needs is some shingles to make it look like an old hippy truck
Should have gone all the way wood! I remember some years ago, on a trip to what may have been Colonial Beach, VA, there were two cars parked near the beach where the bodies had been completely crafted out of wood. One looked Model A-ish, the other was I believe a pickup truck of some sort, but I’m guessing they were modern running gear underneath custom bodies. The standard of finish was a little higher than this one…
They should have used corrugated metal instead, with a curved roof — and called it a Nissan Hut.
And Lawrence Wright wins the thread!!!
I would have radiused the rear wheel openings!
Geez, it’s like these things are coming back from the dead. The other day I walked down the street to pick up my truck from my father’s house, and I kid you not I saw five of these Nissan Hardbodies rollin’ down the road in various states of rusty glory. Before that day I was lucky to spot a Tundra or Titan over ten years old. That being said, one of the ones I did see had the bed ripped off and steel pipes welded to the frame to hold a water tank. If only I could remember to bring my camera to give you substance for articles, Paul!
Am I the only one that noticed the E30 BMW hiding off to the left?
E30s are so common in the NW as to be almost invisible. I would dub this vehicle the Nissan OddBody
It does catch my attention, but that’s because Hardbodies always do. Especially pre-facelift and with the original dash (though the later ones with the KA24DE 4-cyl are probably the ones to own).
So nice they were in production for so long; they’re still one of my favorite small pickups.
While this truck is junk, the standard cab Nissan Hardbody truck was probably the best looking of the zillions and zillions of Japanese mini trucks. The big problem? They are all gone now. NOBODY makes a small truck anymore. If they did I would buy it.
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