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97 QX4 Fixer Upper

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Still working on cosmetic stuff that I can do to this Quey. I went to my local Pull-A-Part this past weekend which I go there almost every weekend to rob and get parts off Pathfinders/QX4's that are deceased. A 2000 came in on Wednesday so I was thinking about how Nissan changed the headlights on the QX4 starting with the 99 models. I always liked the way the headlights looked on the 99 and 2000 models opposed to the 97 and 98 model QX4's. I got the headlights from Pull A Part which cost me $64 they bolted right up, all I had to do was change the wiring. I cut the factory harness from the 2000 model and wired it on to my 97. Very easy and to me gave it a whole new look.a6bd49eff2c8ccf28b229cb54ed9b17a.jpgb481f895d2aed8b90c372df5c7652f80.jpg

 

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WAIT! The newer headlights from the 99.5 and up simply bolt right in? I thought there would have to be ballasts or something! Please share more?

 

I'm really enjoying reading about your thread. Learning lots too!

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The headlights will for perfectly up to a 2000 model. On a 97 they boat ride up the clear headlights or so much better in my opinion

 

WAIT! The newer headlights from the 99.5 and up simply bolt right in? I thought there would have to be ballasts or something! Please share more?

 

I'm really enjoying reading about your thread. Learning lots too!

Mr Cox R50

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Thank you for checking my thread out. I love these vehicles. Well built and not one time have I ever been stranded.

The headlights will for perfectly up to a 2000 model. On a 97 they boat ride up the clear headlights or so much better in my opinion

Mr Cox R50

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The headlights will for perfectly up to a 2000 model. On a 97 they boat ride up the clear headlights or so much better in my opinion

Mr Cox R50

 

How about the wiring harness. Did you have to change anything?

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The headlights will for perfectly up to a 2000 model. On a 97 they boat ride up the clear headlights or so much better in my opinion

Mr Cox R50

 

How about the wiring harness. Did you have to change anything?

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Yes. The headlight harness you'll have to change out. I got my headlight harness from the same qx4 I got the headlights off of.

 

How about the wiring harness. Did you have to change anything?

Mr Cox R50

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What part of Bama? I use to come down that way quiet a bit. Centre,Collinsville,Fort Payne,Sandrock and Leesburg.

 

Mr Cox 96R50-97JR50

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I used to live South of Decatur, but now I'm in Mississippi.

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I put one pic of her on the first day I took ownership of my 97 Quey. A year and 7 months later I can officially say she's done. I've enjoyed every busted knuckle and every cuss word along this journey. I owe thanks to pull a part for you were my second home and a huge thank you to NPORA for schooling me with the knowledge to see she got the best service done right the first time. I still try to find stuff to do to her, but guys for a car that has 251k I'd get in and drive her anywhere my heart desires guaranteeing from point A to point B I'll get there. #myjr50qx4infiniti 330eacfd445412bc5b31a95dafcb0373.jpg101a598484ab7379801a763530192f51.jpg781cc3bf1f4d75171543aec9db7b4a5a.jpgac15badd9d9b81c0c622f1df1ad8362d.jpgbc971621420b5ae8d4b6c3dc1b6a140a.jpg9ea668f9e88a87084a874d6d2dd7ada2.jpg1da1c011bf392f49e98fb5001ba63236.jpg72c99db3aa0097c739dadaa9adff78cc.jpg

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Just as you finish yours I sell mine.  Funny how that works.  It looks fantastic, great work!

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Thank you sir. Yea no doubt, but I know there will ways be for me and many others a fond memory of you with your Quey.

Just as you finish yours I sell mine.  Funny how that works.  It looks fantastic, great work!


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I'm back at it adding more stuff to this 97 Quey. Added a clock from an 02 Maxima along with the security light. So easy
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Is that clock factory?
 
-Kyle
No. Came out of a 01 Maxima.

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Polished the upper plenum along with some of the brackets and painted the numbers on top of the plenum.829c6696f16f83236ecd0d90d14ad50c.jpgd8f744f7e26bc9b5212875f3c4f50839.jpg2042d0af6077b17c9e485341d3d8bc9c.jpgf8bf409a777dbb7884498352841d1d0f.jpg

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I'm playin again. Damn I LOVE this stuff! #myjr50qx4 finally got the clock installed. The right one that is. fd712ee6102ab43b4f63593bb6739efc.jpg13130b5e32ace83c47d293702286b103.jpg586aabf4a150ae7cb95ead39e5df81f0.jpg0fee1405055f2c34f49c680a5836fe6e.jpg

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Back again for a little fuel injector 101. Installing these bad boy's come the weekend. These are the black dot Hitachi injectors. I've had them for 4 months and finally getting around to putting them in.50117816c249d83c555c25cbf92fba2e.jpg659a2e5e7e04d99c11eefeae48dc9bae.jpg123925834fbdc2e9ff1e2e901ce6456e.jpg

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Injectors installed! This 3.3 with 250k is smooth as silk. It's been a long road to get this Quey where it is. Timing belt, cam,crank seals, distributor, cap, rotor button, plugs, wires, water pump, harmonic balancer, fan blade, over flow tank, back quarter glass, rear spoiler, tailights off 02 Pathy, head lights off a 99 Quey, wheels off 03 Quey, entire suspension brand new, tires, brakes front and back, charcoal canister, vacuum cut valve and bypass valve, L.E.D lighting inside and out, steering wheel swapped, 3 pod gauge pack installed, full underbody undercoatedX2 you get the point. RUST FREE! I've enjoyed every minute of this project.c22731c16c9536ad7cccab6b6e32eac0.jpg3992875f05fbfeaf7da945d2d24b4d24.jpg2514b5522d119999d4d8d63e480b14df.jpg4305d2a118bd29c68c87dcedbebe335e.jpg9410fb1a3168977d9a881b58bf1c97a9.jpg882952dce82815fffbf3ea6d78d559b3.jpg313560b9e4d85612d465ccf2cc1d11e6.jpg384e2f0441e3809fe03aeb9378457e9a.jpg13f68bc0e82c38efb02efa037390b386.jpg

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Now to soup up that engine to a VG34 and have a SWEET daily driver!

 

Looks fantastic man, always making me want to find a nice one to bring back to life.

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There on the way! Can't believe I found some for a great price. I've been looking forever its Comes with the corner lights too. Talk about a bonus. Can't wait to get started on the install. I've heard that you have to cut part of the radiator support but since I'm putting them on a QX4 I heard they should fit right in no problem. Does anyone know if these statements are true45db5ed0d2cd0b9d2812d29e65145d47.jpg233ab2f24da2b6d539771c05da9732a9.jpg

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Dude!  You're QX is looking great!  I want to hear more about that Infiniti clock you installed and those headlights.  First, let's talk about the clock.  To me that clock is the symbol of an Infiniti.  I would love to install a clock light that.  How did you wire it up, how did you cut the console, how did you mount the clock?

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On 7/16/2018 at 6:52 PM, Mrelcocko said:

Polished the upper plenum along with some of the brackets and painted the numbers on top of the plenum.829c6696f16f83236ecd0d90d14ad50c.jpgd8f744f7e26bc9b5212875f3c4f50839.jpg2042d0af6077b17c9e485341d3d8bc9c.jpgf8bf409a777dbb7884498352841d1d0f.jpg

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How did you polish the plenum?  That looks fantastic.  You could do a thread on detailing engines.  That looks great.

 

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