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flickertheory last won the day on December 31 2020

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    87 2-Dr
  • Place of Residence
    Vancouver
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Screwdriver Mechanic
  • Your Age
    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    I Go When I Can
  • Model
    SE
  • Year
    1987

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  1. Hi all! Quick update that I've managed to find a great one from New Zealand on eBay. I've been looking for the right one for awhile, and as of 2021 they seem to pop up in one way shape or form every 2-3 months.
  2. That'd be awesome, thanks FGF! If you do make it out there and the owner is interested, feel free to put me in direct contact with them--whatever's easiest!
  3. Great travelogue! Love that particular two-tone combo with the body-coloured flares—wish we got those in North America too. Totally singular, definitely a head-turner for anyone with even a passing interest in trucks, especially as the years tick past! Great you were able to get it back and give it a good home.
  4. Oh wow! Think they might be open to parting with it? I've had an eBay notification set up for awhile, but if you happen to hear of anything please keep me posted!
  5. What a twist! Love that story, and what a great way to honour your friend too. Gotta see a photo of the two units side-by-side when you get back with it!
  6. Finally got this installed today after weeks of coordinating shipments and waiting. One of the junkyard L brackets was bent so I had to enlist a body shop's help, but dodgy corner bolts aside I'm pretty happy with the outcome. It'll eventually need paint to match, but for anyone who tackles this in the future, here's how it was all sourced: Rock Auto still has the black '93-'95 bumper face bar and end caps (all non-OEM) as of early 2021. The face bar is cheaply made and somewhat poorly stamped (didn't perfectly line up with the brackets), and arrived scuffed; reading through Amazon reviews it seems that's par for the course. I found the plastic bumper inserts and indicator lights on eBay, also new. Seems Nissan changed the plugs on the indicators between generations, so these had to be spliced with the wiring from my old '87 indicators, but that was minor. All of these parts arrived without brackets and bolts, so it was off to the junkyard for those! These came from a Pick n Pull unit in Calgary. And that's it! Now to find a new hood... j
  7. Hi all! Do these non-domestic clinometers ever make an appearance here? Square dash, red plastic (for an 87 two-door) as in the photo would be the holy grail! Any leads appreciated.
  8. Guys, thanks for all the great input. I'm in awe of the knowledge on here. I've managed to track down the correct mounting brackets from a junkyard '94, and have the indicator lights now also. Lucky for me that junkyard unit also had the OEM brush/grille guard, so that should offset at least some of the decorative qualities of the bumper... And yep, I've prioritized the fuel leak -- turned out a hose was the culprit!
  9. Thanks for chiming in @nunya, that makes sense. Any idea if the bumper-to-frame brackets from the '87 front bumper might be compatible with the '94 bumper also? And yeah, I had a similar suspicion, @gamellott. It's a strange design if they didn't intend for them to be used for fog lights, but I guess cutting the insert gets it done. Looks like I just have to find those plastic trim bits to fit around the insert now. Though I wonder if this can be replicated with something else. Trial and error time!
  10. Awesome tips, thanks @Slartibartfast! Some essential info to get me started, will update this later in the month once everything's come in!
  11. Wasn’t sure which forum to put this in, but took a swing given that we're talking about a newer bumper. I’m in the midst of restoring my 87 Pathfinder “Aurora”. My original front bumper was rotting pretty badly even before getting dinged up recently, so I’m using this as an excuse to swap in a bumper from a newer WD21. Since the junkyard pickings near me are meagre, I’m going all-new. What more do I need beyond the bumper face, ends, inserts and indicator lamps? Any further trim? Any additional brackets or hardware for installation to compensate for the newer bumper style versus older body? Any tips appreciated! Next up: fender flares, a new hood, addressing a fuel leak, some upholstery work inside, and an eventual 5 speed conversion!
  12. This is fantastic! Really cool to see the whole evolution, thanks for documenting all the steps along the way.
  13. That's it exactly, it was the lock-up solenoid that wasn't operating properly. New wiring solved the issue!
  14. Chiming in a little late with the (most unusual) solution. I coaxed my truck back to Vancouver and to my local mechanic, who spent a couple of days diagnosing the eventual issue...which turned out to be electrical! Typical... The transmission control module under the rear passenger-side quarter panel trim had been scorched in a past mishap (the less said about that the better), and the wiring wasn't conducting properly. So in short, whenever I shifted into reverse and let off the brake, a short somehow caused the brake light to kill the engine as it went off. And pulling out the related brake light fuse from the fuse box killed the engine entirely. Running a relay to keep the brake light on permanently somehow solved the problem. Obviously not a tenable long-term solution, so instead they just ran new wires and I had my reverse back! Mysterious, but I'll take it.
  15. Thanks guys, appreciate the ideas! The AT fluid is new (~4000km) but was on the low side, although a top-up hasn't changed anything. Speaking with my friend, we think it might in fact not be a transmission issue at all. Will update this once I've found out more...
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