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Davcos Oct 23, 2017

  1. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Well I bought another xterra, 3rd times a charm right? I was looking for a while to pick one up but all 1st gens are just so old and beat up for the most part. Found this 2 owner truck, same guy has owned it since 2005 and he babied it. Always kept in the garage he said and it was under sprayed every year. For a Canadian truck 15 years old this thing is incredibly clean. Hopefully I can slowly find some parts and build this one up at a bit. First things first is to replace the timing belt which is due right now than I am going to lift the truck 1.5" but by having the leaf springs re-arched + adding another full size leaf. I haul a lot of stuff quite often and I just want to add some strength to the rear end & hopefully they dont break on me anytime soon.

    The plastics were barely faded as he garage kept the truck for the most part but I painted the grill/headlight bezels, will end up doing most of the plastics eventually
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Wow that thing is super clean! Nice score!
     
  3. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Some new shoes. Went with the same pro comp wheels that I had before as I liked how they sat with the 4.5"BS



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  4. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    nice find...looks like it had Pathfinder wheels on it. finding a good SUV is getting harder and harder. I picked up a 02 this summer and am loving every minute of it.
     
  5. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I like the new shoes

    Cant wait to see more
     
  6. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Only took 8 months but I finally tracked down a shrock bumper and picked it up yesterday, had to do a 6 hour round trip but was worth it. Now I can finally start getting motivated to get another build going lol
     
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  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Hey stranger! Glad you're still making progress on the truck.
     
  8. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Thanks. It's very hard to find any local parts these days and I just had surgery so I am down and out for a month but I got some plans for the truck in the near future just need to order some stuff. Will just be a modest build but it would be nice to get back to the point where my last X was
     
  9. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Some progress on the bumper. Lots of pits in the metal and it was pretty rough when I got it but shes cleaned up and painted now. Not perfect but it's good enough for this year. The two worst spots are covered by the license plate and light bar so overall it should look pretty decent. Hopefully this weekend the bumper and light bar will get installed thumbnail_20180620_142957.jpg thumbnail_20180620_154838.jpg thumbnail_20180621_092116.jpg
     
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  10. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Looking good! Regular paint or bedline?
     
  11. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Flat black paint, been using it for years on all the metal/plastic parts of my previous X's. Always looks amazing and doesnt have that "spray painted DIY look" like some gloss blacks do. The paint was still wet in that picture but its the same that I used on these previous bumpers etc.

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  12. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Flat black or GTFO!
     
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  13. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Looks awesome either way!
     
  14. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Finally got the bumper installed. Will mount and wire the light bar soon enough. Also adding flush mount lights to the rear of the truck soon.

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  15. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Been raining all week but I got the 20" light bar installed and wired up. Also snagged a pair of shrockworks sliders yesterday for a price I couldnt pass on. They were primed but he never got around to actually putting them on his truck.
     
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