Cptpackrat's 01 build "EMMA"

Cptpackrat Jan 18, 2015

  1. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Ive been trolling around here for about a year now, looking, researching and learning. I decided it was finally time to post up my build to date and share with everyone else.

    I purchased my 2001 SE 4x4 back on 02/02/2014. She was bone stock and in fairly decent shape for a 13 year old vehicle.

    Day I got her on 02/02/2014



    Current 04/03/2017
    [​IMG]

    Parts/Mod list-
    K&N panel filter
    NGK plug wires w/ Bosche plugs
    Distributor rebuild
    Pioneer head unit and 4-way speakers
    Intake baffle deletes
    Rear diff breather extention
    Bilstein 5125/5100 shocks-OLD SETUP
    Sway Bar delete
    Xoskel Light cage w/ KC daylighters
    Calmini rear lift shackles
    AC front endlinks
    AC IAB
    AC 2" BL
    PML lift
    LED interior lights
    Bedlined hood center
    Roofrack painted
    CB installed
    Tires (general grabber AT2 265-70-16 OLD SETUP
    P&P Rear Recovery Points
    Cheap Walmart LED foglights
    Secondary AUX Trans cooler
    AC Rear Diff Skid
    AC Extended stainless brake lines
    Snap-On T-case shift knob
    AC HD TRAs
    New Pads and Rotors 148k Miles
    Custom Made Front/Engine Skidplate
    Thrush Turbo Muffler
    Custom Rock Sliders
    Transmission Skidplate
    Front LOKKA
    Bedlined Front Bumper
    Painted Lower Radiator Support/Surrounding Areas
    Repair to Frame Horn Bolts
    Oil Change 09/07/2015
    Replaced Battery Cables and Terminals
    Calmini UCAs
    Bilstein 5160s in Back (OLD)
    Bilstein 5100s in Front
    Doug Thorley long tube headers
    Warn manual hubs
    LUX LED rock Lighting (Blue)(White)
    Tires (General Grabber AT2s 33-12.5-15)
    Wheels (Chrome Cragar Soft 8 15x8)
    Insain Fab Tire Carrier Bumper
    Matching Spare tire+Wheel
    OffroadGorilla Battery Tie-Down
    AAL-temporary until I get Alcans
    ARB Twin Air Compressor
    1.5gen Center Console/Armrest
    Glowshift MaxTow Water Temp Gauge
    GlowShift Water temp sensor T
    Aluminum R34 3-Row Radiator
    Custom Radiator Top mounting plate
    LED Dash Lights
    NGK Iridium Plugs Installed 12/17/2016
    HID Retrofits W/ Demon Eyes 5500k bulbs
    Ghettofabulous "prefilter"
    King 2.0 Smoothie 10" rear shocks with modified mounting.

    Future Mods-
    Custom roof basket-Eventually
    Tube front bumper-Eventually
    Rear cargo organizer-A while
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Saved for Future
     
  3. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra Titan Swapped / SAS'd Super Moderator

    Messages:
    23,700
    Location:
    Altoona, PA
    Looking good!
     
  4. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb The Godfather Founding Member

    Messages:
    11,185
    Very cool!

    Welcome into the nation
     
  5. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Thanks guys! Gonna be installing an AUX trans cooler today during my lunch break. Gotta get her ready for GONE this year
     
  6. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Well, my XN sticker from Luke has been on for over a week now. I do love it and glad to be part of the XN family
    [​IMG]
     
  7. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

    Messages:
    2,729
    Location:
    Lafaytte, la
    I like what you have done to it.
     
  8. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Just got my tax money, decided parts were more important than anything else right now... I feel a 2-3 day mod binge in the near future.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ericcris10sen

    ericcris10sen First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    359
    Location:
    Zion National Park, Utah
    Aww damn. Thought it'd be awesome to get a tube bumper! Those aren't super expensive though!
     
  10. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Later this year hopefully! along with a winch.

    I did some modding today as well. I installed a torqflow trans cooler in parallel with the stock cooler. Should help keep the trans cooled off with slow crawling and such.
    [​IMG]


    Also took this picture the other night getting home from work. Thought the sunset was pretty cool.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Well, my first bit of tax return parts has arrived.

    P&P Engineering Rear Recovery points. As a fabricator myself, these are really nice. Glad to support those that support us. Hopefully have em on tommorow.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Ddoggy123

    Ddoggy123 Test Drive

    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Sterling Alaska
    You have covered alot.of.ground in a short time! Looking Good!!
     
  13. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    installed some cheapo fogs I got a walmart. Typically I wouldnt buy these but figured wth since my stock ones arent lighting.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. 01XterraPhilly

    01XterraPhilly First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Conshohocken, PA
    How have the cheap fog lights held up? I never liked the factory fogs and mine don't work either
     
  15. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Ive had them 2 days now so no idea how they will last. If they last me until I can get my new bumper then I will be happy
     
  16. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Got the second half (well sorta) of my car parts stimulus check today. ACparts Rear diff skid, HD TRAs, and longer brake lines.

    The rear Diff skid will go on tomorrow. The brakes and TRAs are down the road as I still gotta order a few more things and dont get paid until next week

    the UPS truck coming to my house!
    [​IMG]


    And all my sweet sexy parts!
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    I got the AC Rear diff skidplate painted and installed today on my lunch, also was able to get my HD TRAs painted.

    [​IMG]

    All bolted in under my dirty truck, gotta get under there with a pressure washer next week
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Started work on my skid plates, got some measurements off the AC parts front skidplate. Did some minor changes of my own, next to get it drawn up with CAD and plug it in to our plasma table at work and cut and bend this puppy up.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Finally had our first nice weather day this year, was able to get out and do my oil change, general PMCS, and mess around cleaning the inside up.

    Organized my cargo area up some.
    [​IMG]

    Flexed it out some
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  20. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb The Godfather Founding Member

    Messages:
    11,185
    Looking good sir
     
  21. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Thank you! I really put my time in and it pays off when people like it.

    Today I tackled doing my stainless steel braided brake lines. Fronts were easy 5min each side. The rear was much tougher. Almost striped the flared nut at the top out and ended up getting it loose with vice grips. The hardlines at the bottom had no problems coming loose which makes it easier. All in all, got them on and tested them out. now to take the rig to a shop and have them do pads and rotors and an alignment.

    Rear Line
    [​IMG]

    Front Line
    [​IMG]
     
  22. ellisfamilyokc

    ellisfamilyokc First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    381
    Location:
    OKC
    Nice! This is one of my next projects.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  23. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Well, I wanted something a bit "different" than what most people do. Snap-On 1/2" drive ratchet handle drilled out to fit over the T-case shifter. Different and awesome.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  24. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Not alot of progress the past few weeks. Was really sick all last week and been saving for GONE so money is tight. Did manage to get my pads and rotors done on my truck last Monday-Tuesday. Packed wheel bearings and cleaned hubs up while I was at it. Monday night I drove home and started having alot of grinding and popping, come to find out I broke a lower caliper bolt along with the wheel bearing washer screws (those tiny phillips head bastards). Tueday I drove the rig into work and tore everything down and got everything replaced and back working. No problems a week later now.
     
  25. 01XterraPhilly

    01XterraPhilly First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Conshohocken, PA
    did you end up bleeding the brakes? thats my concern when doing them
     
  26. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    I had bled them a few times after doing my Braided lines, however when I did the pads and rotors I didnt bleed them, I havent had any problems so far. everything feels great
     
  27. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

    Messages:
    29,343
    Location:
    Portsmouth, VA
    You should ALWAYS bleed brakes if you open the system in any way. (changing lines, calipers, etc) Failure to do so, and do so properly, will result in very poor if any brakes and a license for the person you run into to punch you in the face.

    That being said, it is possible to change the pads without opening the system and therefore the brakes do not need to be bled.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  28. 01XterraPhilly

    01XterraPhilly First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Conshohocken, PA
    idk how to do it/dont have the tools to do it...that being said ive had the brake lines sitting in the back of my truck for a while now
     
  29. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

    Messages:
    29,343
    Location:
    Portsmouth, VA
    I'm sure we can find another XN member near you that can help.
     
  30. 01XterraPhilly

    01XterraPhilly First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Conshohocken, PA
    oh theres plenty...just really have been lazy and not a lot of people do mod days any more around me...there is one coming up so maybe ill do it then
     
  31. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

    Messages:
    14,622
    Location:
    Dallas
    All too need to bleed the system is a 10mm wrench and a buddy. Open bleeder, depress brake, close bleeder, release brake. Lather rinse repeat until clean fluid
     
  32. DC xterra

    DC xterra Wheeling

    Messages:
    461
    Location:
    CT
    buy speed bleeders and do it yourself
     
  33. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

    Messages:
    29,343
    Location:
    Portsmouth, VA
    There's that too
     
  34. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    I never opened the system, pull the caliper off and clamps imediately went on. When I did the new lines, i did have to bleed a few times. I got a flare nut wrench at autozone for like $12 which makes life easier.
     
  35. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Skidplate updates tonight. Hopefully its mounted tonight
     
  36. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Did some work on my skidplate today. Got it bent up and halfway complete, just have to drill the rear mounting holes and buy some hardware. It is in the 45-50lbs range which isnt horrible. Welds arent pretty, but they will hold.

    got it cut out and marked for bends
    [​IMG]

    got the front mounting piece welded on and also got it bent
    [​IMG]

    Not the prettiest welds, but they will hold.
    [​IMG]

    Still have to drill the rear mounting holes that go to the crossmember. not sure what Im going to do for the front lower holes yet.
    [​IMG]

    Welded some 3/8" shafting to the sides to add some extra support. Gonna take some might to get it bent in those areas
    [​IMG]
     
  37. Shizane2002

    Shizane2002 First Fill-Up (of many)

    Messages:
    324
    Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
    I like the work!
     
  38. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Thanks Man! Im glad it is all coming together nicely


    Did some more work on the skidplate. Got it mounted completely, had to buy some laqure thinner to wipe it all down and get all the oil and grease off before I paint. Should have it 100% complete this weekend.

    [​IMG]
     
  39. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Heres the plate getting cut at work.

    [video]<div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3";  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=973490086003794&set=vb.10000028436 1061&type=1"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=973490086003794"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=973490086003794"></a><p>Skidplate cut!</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cody.fletcher.12">Cody Fletcher</a> on Tuesday, April 7, 2015</blockquote></div></div>[/video]
     
  40. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Pulled the skidplate off today for paint. I primered everything pretty heavily and then sprayed the other colours on.

    [​IMG]

    Also removed the lower plastic off the front bumper as it was starting to fall off itself.
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page