Nissan is a Japanese automobile manufacturing company that began building cars in 1933. Today, Nissan is known for reliable family cars, durable trucks and some of the most exciting sports cars ever made. The Nissan D21, commonly known as the “HardBody” in the United States, carried on the legendary durability for which Nissan trucks had become known. Owners today are amazed at the simplicity of maintaining these trucks with a Nissan D21 workshop manual.
Nissan engineers picked up where the successful Datsun 720 truck had left off, building a durable, efficient and easily repaired truck. Design was done in San Diego, California, and that decision paid off, as buyers, accustomed to wimpy-looking import trucks or behemoth home market options found the tough look of the truck desirable.
Power was supplied by either a four or six cylinder engine, and the truck was available in two body styles, standard and king cab. Two wheel drive was standard with four wheel drive as an option. In 1990, the Nissan D21 received the same potent power plant as the legendary Nissan 240sx. This is one of the most desirable models to enthusiasts.
The Nissan D21 made for an excellent work truck and it’s legendary reliability was a major reason owners chose to maintain the truck rather than buy a new one. Despite the design ending production in 1997, the Nissan D21 is still commonly seen on job sites and in parking lots all across the US.
Where the Nissan D21 truly shined was off-road. The durability and reliability of the truck had made it desirable on the street, but was essential for sportsman and adventurers who wanted to get way off the beaten path. The D21 could get in and out and take a beating, but keep on running, all while sipping fuel. Thousands are still used to this day because of the outstanding durability and capable off-road prowess.
The Nissan D21 is an easy truck to work on, with lots of available parts and quite a large aftermarket industry, offering upgrades for street trucks and off-road warriors alike. Owners find that the Nissan D21 service manual explains the steps needed to service and maintain these trucks and keep them running smoothly for decades to come.