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  1. 9 points
    For the PNW Pathfinders, yesterday started as the Silver Pathfinder Emporium & developed into a full on SwinGateFest 2019. Thanks to @02_Pathy &[mention=39745]stpickens[/mention] and his Dad for coming up from Portland. Also, thanks to[mention=32880]ferrariowner123[/mention] for just stopping by to hang out. Most of all, thanks to[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] for providing the venue, expertise, product development, hard work and good cheer! It really couldn’t have happened without him.
  2. 9 points
    We’ve gotten just a tad bit of snow over the last couple days. This was before I left for Washington on Thursday Anddddd this is what I came back to Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 9 points
  4. 9 points
    Been a while since I updated this. I had a fun snow day today. I hadn’t seen this much snow in local mountains since 2009. The pathfinder is a beast in 4Lo. The skids help a bunch also. I also have the new-style carrier waiting to be installed. I can’t wait! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 8 points
    Now with 2” lift, 16x8 ProComps and Falken Wild Peak 255/70/r16s. Skid plates and bumpers next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 7 points
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  7. 7 points
    Got my full size spare tire mounted Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. 7 points
  9. 7 points
  10. 7 points
    Dreaming of warm road trips!!
  11. 6 points
    My 2002 SE Buttercup. She’s a real work in progress, I’ve had her since summer of ‘18 and have had multiple misfires and other unfortunate events. She had been moved from lot to lot before I picked her up, so prior maintenance wasn’t too shabby (she just didn’t get many miles for awhile). Only minor problems, so it’s been mostly enjoyable for us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 6 points
    Quick update on the rig, got a swing gate installed with the help of the PNW crew. I'll do a formal write up about this later this week with pics of the install. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. 6 points
    For the PNW Pathfinders, yesterday started as the Silver Pathfinder Emporium & developed into a full on SwinGateFest 2019. Thanks to @02_Pathy &[mention=39745]stpickens[/mention] and his Dad for coming up from Portland. Also, thanks to[mention=32880]ferrariowner123[/mention] for just stopping by to hang out. Most of all, thanks to[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] for providing the venue, expertise, product development, hard work and good cheer! It really couldn’t have happened without him.
  14. 6 points
    Went running around some trails in the south half of the Valley. My cousin got his dad’s jeep stuck until we had the bright idea to use its front and rear differential locks. Good time, lots of mud. My new tires handled really well except they got clogged with mud here and there.
  15. 6 points
    Well folks, to those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the new Pathfinder! Ended up getting it for $600, and I’ll be driving it back to Bozeman tomorrow and starting my new job at Go Fast Campers on Monday. It’s got a 5 speed manual which it’ll be donating to the red Pathfinder once the weather improves. Also, huge thanks to Alex for the old lift springs! Might as well roll around with a little extra style before the trans comes out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 6 points
    Had a fun quick snow trip up in the mountains with my buddies. Aired down to 15psi and finally was able to test the new coils by flexing on a mound. They worked great, with the additional lift in the rear I dont hit my rear fender flares anymore so that's a plus. Downside is that I'll need longer shocks as I did pick up the wheel off the ground but was expected. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  17. 6 points
    Finally got the lift installed. I will be making a thread soon but I need to get it cleaned up for some proper pictures.
  18. 5 points
    I don’t know that I would go so far as to call this a build thread, but I figured it might be good to organize some things into one place! My R50 is a black 2003 SE, that I’ve had for a little over 4 years now. At the time, I was trying to get away from car payments, so I made the decision to sell my one year old car that I was making payments on and then look for something I could afford to pay cash for. I had always liked the R50 platform, and I’d had good experiences with other Nissans in the past so I set out to find a good late model R50 with the VQ35. Most of the low mileage trucks I was finding at dealerships were still asking between $10k and $11k and craigslist private listings just had a bunch of junk. Then I found a recently traded in truck sitting at the back of the Nissan dealer just down the road from me. I stopped to ask about it, and it only had 70k miles and overall looked pretty decent but a bit neglected. They had literally just taken it on trade the day before, and said that since it was older than what they liked to stock on their used lot they were planning to just send it to auction as is. I asked if I could look at it and they handed me the keys and said “have at it”. I spent a good 2-3 hours looking it all over and crawling underneath it. It was the epitome of a soccer mom suv, all the way down to the “proud parent of...” stickers still on the back. It was full of Cheerios (literally), and didn’t appear to have been washed or vacuumed in years. But under the dirt it looked solid. The only mechanical issues I could find were a small oil leak from the oil cooler fitting (very common on the VQ), and the front tires were chewed up from being out of alignment for a long time. I took it for a good test drive and the engine and transmission were both nice and smooth, 4wd shifted in and out smoothly, and every button and switch worked and did what it should. No lights on the dash, and I also scanned it for codes and everything checked out. Long story short, I ended up writing them a check for $7k and taking it home as is. I felt like that was a fair price based on the low miles (keep in mind this was back in 2014). I don’t have much for pictures from back then, but this is what it looked like when I brought it home. I picked up the O ring I needed for the oil cooler for like 6 dollars while I was still at the dealer, and the next day I took it in for a set of front tires and an alignment. Then after taking a full day to pull out the seats, scrub the carpet, clean everything up, change the oil and fluids, etc...it was looking pretty good! I then just drove it like that for about the first year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 5 points
    Nissan Skyline Station Wagon
  20. 5 points
    Wide open wheel wells! I wired up some LED driving lights to the factory fog light wiring, and also put my light bar back into the new bumper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. 5 points
    This is where I left it for the night while the paint dries. I’ve got a few more details to figure out in the morning, and should hopefully get it finished up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 5 points
    Project swingate was a success with the PNW crew (@stpickens,@RainGoat,@ferrariowner123 and especially@TowndawgR50 for making it happen. Back in January I found a swingate off a ‘96 and got it for $19, took it home and cleaned it up. Then after our “Snowmageddon” which delayed us for a couple weeks we finally got them installed.@TowndawgR50 provided aluminum reinforcements and a simple yet effective plate relocator that contours the R50 hatch and makes it look stock. Now you don’t have to zip tie your plate to the spare tire and it allows you to run stuff on the spare tire such as a Trasharoo for those who run them. Next thing I have to do is run lights to the plate and weld a jerry can holder to the swingate but other than that another project done and huge thanks to the PNW crew especially@TowndawgR50 for his expertise and time. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  23. 5 points
    Also had to search for a new gas door a few weeks ago, the old one was jammed and very beat up. Ordered a junkyard piece and had our local body shop color match it with my truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 5 points
    Replaced the roof mounted off road lights and completed fabrication/mounting for new rear bumper! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  25. 5 points
    They’re taking over the neighborhood! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 5 points
    With so much rain here in the south(east TN) this past month I haven't had a chance to wash the old gal. Being OCD like I am, has been driving me crazy. The last 3 days with clear skies and highs in the 60's that all came to an end. This is February isn't it? Lol clean machine. #r50obsessed Sent from my SM-S737TL using Tapatalk
  27. 5 points
    What RainGoat said. They can be had for pretty cheap, but replicating would be a pretty tall task anyway. However, if we get around to producing some bumpers, we'll definitely be exploring carrier options.
  28. 4 points
    I did this project in the summer, but just now decided to post it. Like many, my 03 had some rust creeping out from behind the fender flares in the back. Just like an iceberg, what you see on the surface is usually just a little taste of what’s lurking underneath. I decided the best course of action was to cut out all the bad metal and rebuild that section with fiberglass. I used fiberglass cloth and resin for the basic structural repair, then finished it off with tiger hair and body filler. Since this was a small project I decided to try 2k clear coat in a can for the first time, and I was very pleased with the results. It laid down nicely and was easier than getting out my compressor and spray gun. I lined the portion of the paint that is hidden under the flare with bedliner to help protect it in the future, so that’s why the paint at the edge of the wheel well looks a little rough in places. It isn’t visible with the flare back on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 4 points
    The main bumper frame fits almost perfectly over the R50 frame horns with just a little tweaking, so I used that as a starting point by welding the bumper to those frame horns. I then got to work on fabricating brackets to tie the bumper in to the factory bumper mounts and the tow hook mounts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 4 points
    Totally forgot to update this thread. I changed the transfer oil and the light stopped blinking!
  31. 4 points
    Hoping to come home with a tire carrier this weekend, fingers crossed
  32. 4 points
    Yesterday, received my repaired ECU, slapped it in, completed the idle relearn, got my baby back on the road! With the fresh tune up, new IACV, repaired computer, new belts, recent tires & brakes, she's running like new again! Next up, suspension overhaul...
  33. 4 points
    first off road trip after the full maintenance carnegie svra in livermore,california dec 6, 2014
  34. 4 points
    It’s funny, I think we have four shades of black between us. @‘02_Pathy is glossy to match his paint, I think[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] is next with a worn gloss then your satin & then my nearly matte Chassis Black. I note the SW crew is all different shades of silver.
  35. 4 points
    I made my missing link out of square tubing, this was the first "mod" that I did and I did notice a difference in terms of rigidness of the vehicle. Especially in the area I live in with tons of hills and turns I could tell immediately after it went on. Again not super dramatic but could tell the difference. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  36. 4 points
    Cardboard assisted design I will be switching to quarter inch plate for the frame bracket for the winch plate. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
  37. 4 points
    Mine stpickens Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 4 points
    Some mawl crawlin’ And got the new pathfinder registered today. They’re taking over!! Lol No personalized plates for this one (yet). Some of you may notice the front plate is sitting on the dash, and that is because the one on there right now is held in with some weird kinda flathead screw that only let’s you tighten them but not loosen, so I’m gonna have to drill em out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 4 points
    Couple of updates worth noting (other things too, but going to *try* and keep this brief-ish). Figured out how I'm going to get the body off the frame when the time comes; somebody who I know through the 4x4 club I'm in who has a pretty nice FJ Cruiser is getting a 2 post lift installed in his garage and offered to let me use it/help me with my frame swap. I also put on some front recovery points, although only one is useful, since the one on the driver's side is hardly bolted to anything due to rust...it's only installed for emergency purposes. Strangely enough, the passenger side is rock solid. Also got some new tires as I said in the previous post, but not Falkens. Due to a screw up on the tire shop's end I wound up with KO2's. Loved em on my Infiniti and love em on my Toyota. Looks much better too, the stock tires were far too small and the lack of sidewall tread on those Coopers made me sad. Pic for your time.
  40. 4 points
  41. 4 points
    replaced both front o2 sensors(passenger side was a huge pain in the ass) the etc sensor, and did the loctite on the powervalves. i posted a thread with pics in the r50 forum
  42. 4 points
    and I finished the whole thing off with a lovely whiskey sour. I’ll put everything back together tomorrow
  43. 4 points
    Thought I would link this video for you all
  44. 4 points
    Hasn't been touched since unfortunately. Between doing my thesis, BioChemistry, Physics and my Biology classes, I have no time to spare. Hopefully after graduation this May i'll have a decent break to finish the rear. On the bright side, I just bought a new welder to help with this project, so that ought to make it go by a little faster than the front end.
  45. 3 points
    hello guys. i just wanted to say Hi again. ive been a member here for a while now. go here and there once in a while. ive been building this truck for 4 yrs now and i just never had the time to create a separate build for this truck. will post pics and vid. stay tune! truck specs. 96 Se3.4 vg34e euro camsKr fab Sfd+aluminum 1 inch spacer front 5” rear 6” rear wj coilsKyb front struts5100 bilstein shocks rearCustom front bumper Smittybilt 9500 winchJeep fogsWelded frontNavara snorkel d21Spectre 4 inches inline intake33x12.50x15 cooper discoverer sttWarn manual hubs6k led headlamp bulbsAdditional aux fuse box Arb air on board compressor15x10 steeliesGas canCb radio2x 7 inches Rear led lights4x 7 inches front spotlights2x 7 inches front bumper lightsRock slidersGround kitTrasharoo lolfull catback exhaust new piped 2.5 with Flowmaster 40 Tow hitchNissan oem diff plateRola vortex roof rack with custom mounts for flush and low profile
  46. 3 points
    I finally got started this week on a front bumper project I’ve been planning for a while. As I’m sure you all know, there’s not much out there for aftermarket bumper options. After doing a lot of research on the various measurements of stuff made for other platforms, I decided to pull the trigger on trying a rock crawler tube bumper for a TJ Wrangler. I picked this up for $235 from Amazon. First thing was to get all the old stuff off and out of the way. I rerouted the lines to my transmission cooler and moved the mounting location up a bit. The way I had it set up before it would have left the lines a bit exposed without the oem bumper cover. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 3 points
    No problem. Yes, you can do it with the cover on and you will need an additional fastener to secure it.
  48. 3 points
    Some stance pics to see how the wheels and spacers line up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 3 points
    Put a Nissan decal on the roof rack fairing yesterday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 3 points
    This stuff, I happened to have a bottle in the garage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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