I'm totally loving this thread! AZhitman, I might take you up on that offer. I have a stack of brochures including accessory catalogs for both the Hardbody and Pathfinder that need to be scanned. Due to their odd shape and fold outs I cant really fit them in a scanner and taking pictures of every page wont give good detail. I'm not sure how to do it so maybe it would be best to send it over to you..
my latest Hardbody project has been swapping my new 32 inch tires to my stock lego wheels. I had them mounted on 15x10 weld racing super single wheels but since the truck is so old I really wanted to celebrate the iconic look of the hardbody and keep the lego wheels on. Sounds a lot easier than it is, I have a 4 inch Trailmaster lift on the truck which requires a wheel with a 3.5 inch backspacing. Since the stock wheels don't fit with the lift I had to get some spacers made and do some minor trimming of the upper control arm. All is good though, on Saturday I got the front wheels on with no rubbing and they look perfect! Next weekend I will probably get to the rears. once I get done I will be sure to get some nice beauty shots over to Rev so he can post them.
Here's another useless tid bit.....The 1986.5 V6 King cab trucks had the same smaller 16 gallon gas tank as the regular cabs. In the V6 4x4 king cab the range was horrible. In 1987 the tank size was increased to 21.1 gallons. Not really sure why we decided to launch with the smaller tank, but it could have been that it was an oversight in planning and added late, or wasn't ready in time and they didn't want to hold up the launch of the new truck. Not sure if all 86.5s got the small tanks or just some of them, but by 1987 all V6 king cabs had a 21.1 gallon tank.