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Hi guys, it's been years since I've been on here, happy to be back. Long story short, I built up a 2001 Pathfinder several years back with everyone's help. After I finished it, it sat for a while and without getting into a bunch of drama, my ex wife allowed my son to use it without consulting me. This is actually a small part of why we are now divorced. Anyhow, fast forward to now and after two kids using and abusing the truck I lovingly built, it's back in my hands, a rusty, clapped out @!*%box. Soooooo, I've decided to use it as such and start wheeling. Something I would have never done when it was pristine. Now on to my question. There was a guy on here that worked for a nissan dealer that used to help us guys get parts. Is he still around? Does anyone have his contact info? I need an oil pan and a few other pieces. I'd like a set of front fenders as well. Are there good aftermarket parts for this. My quarters are gone but i want to replace the front fenders because the fascia mounts are rotted off. I also need a cat back exhaust. Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!!!!

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Welcome back! Haven't seen Rob around in a while, unfortunately. Hopefully the R50 guys here can help you find parts and get it back up to speed.

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Howdy fellow Michigan guy! Definitely check the condition of the strut towers and other locations on the underside for corrosion damage. I'm not suggesting all hope is gone if its rusty down there by any means, but you'll definitely want to know what you're up against as you dig back into your project.

 

As far as replacement parts, finding clean ones is tricky in Michigan. Unfortunately due to their resale value these vehicles have become largely disposable, and Michigan road conditions throughout the year don't help that up here. When I had my QX4 I frequently found useable parts at pick-and-pulls in the Grand Rapids area, they all have online inventories with pictures. Here's the 4 I've been to, it may be worth the drive if they've got the parts you need:

 

Weller Self Serve (it's not uncommon for these guys to have 1/2 off days):

https://www.wellerselfserve.com/

 

LKQ Holland:

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/locations/LKQ_Pick_Your_Part_-_Holland-346/recents/


LKQ Grand Rapids:

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/locations/LKQ_Pick_Your_Part_-_Grand_Rapids-348/recents/

 

Lucky's Self Serve (just opened this year):

https://luckyselfserve.com/

 

I'm in a Toyota now but I know a few Nissan guys in the state, if you ever want to go wheeling let me know!

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4 hours ago, mjotrainbrain said:

Howdy fellow Michigan guy! Definitely check the condition of the strut towers and other locations on the underside for corrosion damage. I'm not suggesting all hope is gone if its rusty down there by any means, but you'll definitely want to know what you're up against as you dig back into your project.

 

As far as replacement parts, finding clean ones is tricky in Michigan. Unfortunately due to their resale value these vehicles have become largely disposable, and Michigan road conditions throughout the year don't help that up here. When I had my QX4 I frequently found useable parts at pick-and-pulls in the Grand Rapids area, they all have online inventories with pictures. Here's the 4 I've been to, it may be worth the drive if they've got the parts you need:

 

Weller Self Serve (it's not uncommon for these guys to have 1/2 off days):

https://www.wellerselfserve.com/

 

LKQ Holland:

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/locations/LKQ_Pick_Your_Part_-_Holland-346/recents/


LKQ Grand Rapids:

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/locations/LKQ_Pick_Your_Part_-_Grand_Rapids-348/recents/

 

Lucky's Self Serve (just opened this year):

https://luckyselfserve.com/

 

I'm in a Toyota now but I know a few Nissan guys in the state, if you ever want to go wheeling let me know!

We had the recall done for the shock tower rust. The darn thing collapsed on the driver's side. I could not believe Nissan stood behind it and fixed it with as bad as it was. Where abouts in Michigan are you? I have been thinking of taking it to the "mounds" but to be honest I know nothing about it. I will be new to off reading, lol. 

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45 minutes ago, snow4me said:

We had the recall done for the shock tower rust. The darn thing collapsed on the driver's side. I could not believe Nissan stood behind it and fixed it with as bad as it was. Where abouts in Michigan are you? I have been thinking of taking it to the "mounds" but to be honest I know nothing about it. I will be new to off reading, lol. 

 

I'm in the Grand Rapids area, your profile shows you're in Parshallville? I haven't really hit up any of the offroad parks (except for Rocks and Valleys 3 or 4 years ago), but I do enjoy exploring Manistee National Forest. I've been thinking about heading towards West Branch to do some of the trails there.

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On 10/21/2020 at 7:11 PM, mjotrainbrain said:

 

I'm in the Grand Rapids area, your profile shows you're in Parshallville? I haven't really hit up any of the offroad parks (except for Rocks and Valleys 3 or 4 years ago), but I do enjoy exploring Manistee National Forest. I've been thinking about heading towards West Branch to do some of the trails there.

I've got a few acres in Grayling, it's been a long time since I did any boondocking. Getting ready to order some parts to get it ready for winter. 

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