00 xterra build (aka quick silver) pt 2

mantree Feb 3, 2017

  1. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So after some isues with my acount due to the way that Tapatalk deals with registering I am starting a new thread to document my slow build of my 00 xterra with a 5 Speed transmission. I bought my truck last may from a guy who discovered that he didn't actually know how to drive a manual transmition.
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    This is how it sat whe it came home on 30/9.5r15 tires that were pretty bald.
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    I pulled the 31/10.5r15 tires off my totaled 4runner and slapped them on. Next was to deal with the radio and switch situation.
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    This is what I had when I bough it
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    I swapped the radio for a in dash dvd with backup camera and swapped the pocket for a period fabrication switch panle.
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    I also found a set of hilift mounts off the forum and mounted my trusty hilift and shovle combo on the roof. The top box is gone as I never used it after I gave up kayaking.
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    I also installed a ram mount on the drivers a pillar for a garmin gps and will be installing a hard wired charger when I am running wire for the switches and cb radio. The whip will be a molded plastic body mount right behind the drivers back door.
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    After driving it around for a bit I developed a nasty misfire and changed my distributer, it helped a bit but didn't fix it.
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    Turns out this was the culprit. Cylender #3 had a bad injector
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    I managed to get the injector out but destroyed the screws that hold it in, so I replaced them with some alen bolts. So that is how she sits now.
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    I am going to hardwire my compressor and install it in the pasanger rear quarter panel with the tank where the spare tire sits but first the spair needs to move so I will be installing a rear tire carier with a tow package when time and money permit. There are also plans for a front bumper with a winch, roof lights and some rear mounted floods in the bumper.
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    I am also considering pulling the roof basket and installing a locking tool box to get the tools out of the back of the truck and installing some floods on the sides.

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  2. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Looks good, i like the switch plate you made.

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  4. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Didn't make it there is a company called paranoid fabrication who makes toyota parts

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    2x.

    Much strong.

    Also, that switch plate is pretty sweet.
     
  7. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I'm actually thinking about for now just geting a tool box like they have and sticking it where the wet box is to get the tool box out of the cargo space then later I'll do a drop in

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    How many splines are there on the Xterra front shafts? A while back I picked up some manual hubs off a d21 truck in the junkyard. When I whent to install them they didn't want to slide over the drive shafts. They are 28 tooth hubs which is what I'm seeing on line for warn hubs that will fit the xterra.

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Ok so I looked up my axe code which is hg46. This said that I should have a R200 front axle with 27 splines. I am at a loss now.
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    I'm reasonably sure 28-spline is accurate.
     
  12. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Ya sounds about like my luck. I'm going to try the wrecking yard again since I need some parts for my bike as well (my rear shocks are way to stiff for how light the bike is)

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    So yesterday I did some paint repair and it came out fairly good but when I started trying to work on the wheel well I found this
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    I cleared the rust and sprayed it with primer to keep it from rusting more. I'm trying to deside if I should just use some fiberglass body fuller or back it with expanding foam first.

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  14. Cptpackrat

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    Are you on the NORAC FB page at all? Theres a few there near your area that could probably help you. I would find a junkyard xterra and cut that section out of it and cut the rust spot out of yours and weld the clean non rusted spot in, smooth it out and paint it. Alot of work, but at least it wont fill with water, snow, or mud
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I would do that but I'd have to borrow a welder as mine would not weld this without blowing it out. I picked up some fiberglass fill that I will use to patch it untell a better fix can be made

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    Finally wired the gps in so no more wire draped across the dash

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    That's one of my favorite things to do. Hide wires.
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I took apart the plug and hard wired it in to the fuse block on the lighter circut. Then I made a notch in the a pillar to let the wire through. I absolutely hate having wires out in the oppen.

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Filled in my rust hole yesterday and pulled the wax paper it's morning and it came out ok. Still needs some trimming and sanding along with some bond to level it out befor paint but I think it will do and the trim will hide the edge of the work.

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    When I got home from work today I started sanding
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    Ready for body filler
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    Test fit of the trim pice over the rear wheel
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    First coat of puddy, this will sit for a day and tomorrow I will go sand it and do a second coat to even it out then all that's left is to sand again and paint to match.

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    MAking progress, looking good!
     
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    2nd coat of boddy filler on. Tomorrow might be paint and not to soon with the snow coming in 3 days

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    O I had some small imperfections so o had to go get some glazing compound to fill in the pin holes bUT it's getting close
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Primer on
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So after painting I found a crack I the fiberglass and have to sand it again and refill

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  26. Joey

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    Well that's not the way its suppose to work...lol Look at it like this. because your on your second try it should come out better.
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Ya it's was my first try using fiberglass and I had a big air bubble that caused the crack so I might try some epoxy injected in to the hole to fill it out. I am also looking for a truck with wheel arches in good shape to cut them out of but then I would need to find a new welder as I am no longer on good terms with my old welder. (We have different political vews and he refuses to talk to me becaus of it)

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    SUCCESS!!! I finally found a 95 hardbody with manual hubs in the wrecking yard. Also found a few xterras in this yard. I pulled the hubs and tested them on a 02 a few rows down befor I bought them this time now I need to get some time to cleen and re grease them befor they go on.

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    Niiiice
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Ya I was lucky enough to be the first one to get to yank parts off this truck. I also got a hitch receiver but I need to get some frame stiffeners. One of the 2wd xterra in the yard had them but they were more than I was willing to pay since I can build beefy ones for less than they wanted out of some thick angle iron

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So I whent about cleaning the hubs today. I got them most of the way but ran out of break parts cleaner.
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    I also need to get some greas as I have no idea where mine is.

    Ps I had to use steel wool to cleen the outsides of the hubs

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I found a totaled xterra on CL last night who has a divers seat in better shape than mine and a factory tow package so I will be going out on Friday to get parts off of it and I might be heading back to the junk yard for a matching rim for my spare.

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So on my way to class my truck just uo and stalled on me sitting at a stop. It restarted but I am truly confused. It is hesitating realy bad and has a chugging idle. The only code I have is the KS code

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    Have you check the distributor cap? Pop it off and if you see any redish tinted dust your distributor bearing may be going out. Pretty easy to rebuild or replace
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I just replaced it about 3 months ago trying to track down a misfire that turned out to be the cylinder #3 injector. I replaced the air filter today but that wasn't it

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  36. Muadeeb

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    Check for vacuum leaks too.
     
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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Shouldn't that throw a lean code?

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  38. harryron

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    Nope but it will throw a code for the missfire it causes.

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    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    No misfire code. I am worried that o have another injector failing. I haven't pulled pump pressure yet but it might be a failing fule pump but it dosnt quite match the symptems.

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    back when I had resonators, the one attached to the intake tube was loose after an oil change and never threw a code. Truck ran like crap at idle, but run it did.
     

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