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#1 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

So it's time for it to begin.

This is a tail of two sisters. Both have lived a long tough life. The younger sister suffers from cancer and was given 6 months to live by her previous owner. Her new owner plans on fighting the cancer and giving her a 2nd shot at life. The older sister has had a rough life. She was abused by multiple owners and put down to die. She was brought back to life and given a pretty rough new life. She's basically ready to get a make over and relax while looking good for the remainder of her life.

This will be a long slow process but I'm looking forward to these two builds. God willing nothing will get in the way of my plans. For the first time in my life I finally have the tools to undertake a project like this. So with a little luck and support these two builds will become a finished product for you all to enjoy.

Most of you know what my 91 SE (235,000) looks like but here are the before pictures. And no I didn't feel the need to clean her up for her before pics. I wanted you all to see what she looks like on her worse days. My plans for her have changed. As of right now she's getting custom interior and more than likely the dash and a few things out of her sister. New paint, roof rack, wheels, and Calmini steering will also be in the plan.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   The_Magicians_Eye

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Here is the 1995 XE (130,000) that I just picked up. She need allot of work but I think I can save her. If I can save her, her frame will be the base of an all out buggy style rig. How much of the body I will use if any is still up in the air. She will be street legal here in NY if all goes as planned.


 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:28 PM


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

That is pretty cool.  I just picked up a 93 Pathy XE-V6 5-speed today with 285K on the odometer.  I found her for sale on the forum and the owner was in my hometown.  I think it was destined to be.  I will try and get some pics posted soon of it and my 86.5 XE-V6 5-speed which has 202K on the odometer.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

Got the 95 backed into the shop. She's in pre-op awaiting surgery. As soon as I finish getting things cleaned up and organized in the shop she's going to start coming apart.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

Depending on how much of the body you plan on cutting out think about it this way, If you remove the whole body section from the B pillar back it will make cutting out the rust and welding in new metal a whole lot easier. You could even cut out the rear section of the frame and make a custom rear section like in the photo below.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

Depending on how much of the body you plan on cutting out think about it this way, If you remove the whole body section from the B pillar back it will make cutting out the rust and welding in new metal a whole lot easier. You could even cut out the rear section of the frame and make a custom rear section like in the photo below.

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The rear will absolutely be cut off. I need to keep it a 4 seater though but I need to come up with a plan. Maybe winging this isn't the best approach but it's what I plan on doing. My only issue is that it rains up here so I need to make sure it's sealed from the outside elements. I'm not a fan of being cold and wet while wheeling lol.

Any and all ideas are very much welcome. Just bring pics like you did so I can see what you're talking about ;)



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:28 PM

Great to see two flogged out Pathies getting a new lease on life, but usually when I see two sisters with tails I suspect inbreeding. :D



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:05 PM

Great to see two flogged out Pathies getting a new lease on life, but usually when I see two sisters with tails I suspect inbreeding. :D

 

Well given that they will be exchanging parts I guess you can still see it that way lol. Little bit of lesbian sister action lol.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

The 95 is coming apart. Lots of rusted bolts just snapping off.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

Things are getting ugly around here lol.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

Here are some boring long ass videos where I talk to much lol.

 

 



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

from the rust pattern it looks like that 95 was half submerged for a while....katrina car?



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:06 AM

OMG I have never seen a pathfinder or any car still on the road with that much rust.  You could say that the rust is the only thing holding this pathy together.  Will be watching your builds as I always need inspiration for my own.

 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

It's a central NY car. That can happen out here. They put so much salt on these roads out here. You might as well drive in the ocean lol. Shockingly enough the body don't seem to be in that bad of shape. Not sure about the floor just yet but the doors are all ok and the main part of the body seems like it has very little rust. The frame might not be worth trying to save. If that's the case expect a tube frame buggy with pathfinder parts. But again, we'll see how things go as I keep taking this apart. The tow truck I was expecting to work on today might not be showing up until later tonight or tomorrow. So looks like I'll start tearing off anything attached to the engine itself. I need to get a good look at that block and see how much rust is on that. I'm a little worried right now Need to climb under it and look at that trans too.

I'm not going to loose any money off of it regardless. I only paid $500 for her and I'm going to get way more than that in parts. I've got a plan b, c, d, e and f already in the back of my mind depending on how much of this I can actually use. This just shows me that I need to do everything possible to protect my 91 from rust. And my Saab for that matter. Looks like I'll be buying a ton of Chassis Saver while living in this state lol.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:20 AM

Holy scheit, that makes me feel much better about my frame! :ohno01:



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

Hey ME where did you get your roof rack, I like very much.   :aok:



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

Hey ME where did you get your roof rack, I like very much.   :aok:

 

Thank you I built it out of scrap metal. I like the design but it's sloppy. I plan on making a new one. This one will be for sale soon but only to people that want to come pick it up. My new one I'm hoping to design it where I can box it up and ship it. We'll see though. I have allot of work to do before I get to that point.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

Cool, I look forward to see what you come up with.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

Holy RustMonster!! :ohno01:

Good luck with that one, it has to be totally re-done. It looks a lot easier to change the timing belt with that entire front clip removed though... :lol:

 

Good interior and same color as mine so I'm cheering for you all the way.

 

For the first time in my life I finally have the tools to undertake a project like this.

Congrats, I know the feeling. I don't have quite the shop you do, but still adequate for some serious work and only improving. :aok:

 

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