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Everything posted by AaronHorrocks

  1. I'm going to a comic con, and I want to pack more costumes and stuff for sale... but I have a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder, and it has a full size spare on the rear tire rack. Does anyone have experience with the Tow Package cargo rack things? I would like one of the ones that can also fold upward for stowage, however with the external tire carrier, there would need to be a bit of an offset. Looking for brand and model recommendations.
  2. Between the local Nissan Dealerships, Nissan Parts Deal, and Rock Auto, I have been able to get almost everything that I need. But I still go to local junk yards when I can, looking for bits that I can't find elsewhere.
  3. I have one! The Driver's side. I actually took photos of it and I planned to list it on ebay. The thing is really nice, and soft. No UV or weathering damage. I'm going to guess that this Pathfinder was a garage queen or parked in a car port for years. Anyhow I should have grabbed both sides. After market glass, super clean rubber, and plastic spacer included. I got a shipping quote today, and it's $21.50 to ship. So I figure $40 shipped is a great price for it. contact, and paypal is: aaronhorrocks@hotmail.com
  4. Yeah, I didn't know that either. My 1994 Pathfinder, they replaced the fuel pump and sending unit be pulling up the carpet and getting to it through an access panel.
  5. Filmed a TikTok, grilling on my makeshift tire rack table. I hope to make a production model later this year.
  6. CT Pathy, I sent you a message, I have a few options open for you. If you're not interested, please get back to me, so I can make a separate post and offer them to anyone on these forums.
  7. By definition of auto insurance and DMV purposes, anything over 25 years old is called a "classic" This is probably based on the idea that most automobiles are intended to have a "life" of 10 or 15 years. So if someone is still pumping money into a car that's over 15 years old, it's cost of ownership increases unreasonably, so the person is keeping the vehicle for reasons other than cost of ownership - style, practicality, sentimental reasons, etc. So when it gets to 20 to 25 years, it's called a classic. I guess they're right even in my case. Back when I had plenty of money to piss away, and my 1994 was giving me trouble, I was looking at a newer version. The R50 Pathfinders, while having some newer and better things, had weaker components that I had broken on my WD21. So I didn't want a vehicle that I would be more prone to breaking offroad.
  8. I've never seen a Pathfinder with one before, so when I saw this at the junkyard, I pocketed it!
  9. I had a couple listed on ebay for years, and no one was buying them. I might still have them, or I might have thrown them out. I'll have to look.
  10. I hit several junk yards today. Only saw 4 Pathfinders. Apparently, there's supposed to be a cap on the rear wiper??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ0QERV5Lww
  11. When it comes to classics, it's best to fix rather than try to find a replacement. But yeah, when my 1994 PF developed a crack and was leaking from the bottom of the tank, cheap fixes didn't hold. Luckily the dealership could still get a replacement tank, and I got a brand new one.
  12. When I bought my M38A1, it had a tank coated on the inside with black goo like that. I took it to a local radiator shop, and had them dip it and dissolve all of the goo out. Unfortunately it caused several holes to be exposed. Advice from there was to get the holes welded up. No commercial welder would touch the thing. Eventually, I found a friend with a welder, who agreed to weld it up, but his demands to "GET ALL OF THE FUEL OUT OF THE TANK!" turned into a shouting match and was only finally stopped when he took his garden hose and filled the gas tank with water and let it run for an hour in his driveway. Yes, this was AFTER coming from the radiator shop that had already dunked the entire tank. And after sitting for 30+ years before that. In hindsight, for a "smart guy", Jim was one of the dumbest guys that I know. After getting welded up, I used 2 motorcycle gas tank restoration kits, that put a white bladder type coating on the inside of the tank to help prevent leaks.
  13. Change the oil. Charge the battery. Put fresh gasoline in. Crank her up and see what happens.
  14. In addition to the Sending Unit, I "bought a whole bunch of stuff", meaning any gaskets, seals, and screws, and plastic bits in the diagram next to the Sending Unit, just incase anything else was bad, broken, etc. To minimize potential down time. it's easy to spend an extra $10 to $20 up front in case anything goes wrong, to prevent several more days of my vehicle being in the shop waiting on parts.
  15. Not sure about that. I bought a whole bunch of stuff, and then had the dealership install it. I can't do much work these days, since all of my tools were stolen.
  16. That looks like they're these guys now: https://www.ranchonissan.com/
  17. I looked through all of the Pathfinder parts on 4x4parts.com, and I did not see the kit from 10 years ago that everyone was talking about.
  18. My favorite jeep is the M38A1, and I got two of them. They were a political and pseudo war time bastard of a vehicle, who was changed so drastically under contract, that they should have been a completely different model number from the M38, and not an "Advancement". Even still, in the early years of that vehicle, it went through several revisions, as parts, components, brackets, and body panels went through changes, or were left off entirely. On top of that, the changes were not done on paper, or by years, but instead when the stock ran out. So for instance, you can not tell someone that you have say, a 1952, or 1953, or 1954, and they would know what slight variations the said Jeep had, as there were several substantial changes.
  19. I'm working on a project for an "improved" tailgate that incorporates a folding table and storage compartments. So you'd be bummed to do all of that work and not have my version!
  20. If you keep calling her a "car", she's going to act up!
  21. The same issue happened to me last year. Turned out to be the starter. 2nd starter that I had to replace. 25 years, and 400,000+ miles.
  22. Part of what would drive me nuts, is that not every individual part, is a part. Some parts are not parts, and are only part of an assembly. So the only way to get certain parts, is to buy the whole assembly. I suspect that's the issue here. You're trying to get that broken plastic trim piece, and you think it's a part...but it's not a part. It's a component to an assembly, and it was never listed as a part, designed as a part, or sold as a part. It's a piece of a part, so to speak. It's part of an assembly. It never had it's own number. The only way to get that is to replace the whole box. I'm going to hit some more junk yards locally, and try to find more parts for my Pathfinder. Heck, I might have to go into business pulling parts and listing them on ebay! lol
  23. I paid $10,000 for my 1994 about 20 years ago, and it had roughly 100,000 miles on it. Guy wanted $11,000 which was pricy, and I talked him down. Even still I paid more than it was worth. I'm not saying that $8,000 is too much for yours. I'm sure it'll be worth every penny. A bunch of us here are jealous of it's condition!
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