Diesel Overland Xterra Build

E6V6I6L Dec 16, 2018

  1. E6V6I6L

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    9E5E8A95-EFAE-4CF0-A3A1-089CA152A396.jpeg Well here we go this is what I have to start with a 2004 Nissan Xterra SE with a factory 2.8L MWM turbo diesel backed by the factory Eaton 5 speed manual transmission it has about 90k miles. The whole vehicle was imported from Brazil. As you can see it has seen better days it had a hard rollover.
     
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  2. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Interested in this build.
     
  3. Cptpackrat

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    Im assuming you are gonna find a clean chassis and body to swap everything over? Curious to see how this goes down
     
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  5. E6V6I6L

    E6V6I6L Test Drive

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    Yes I have a body I’m looking at today, it’s a 2000 that I’ll convert to 2004 dash, interior, front end, and turbo hood.
     
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  7. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    I have so many questions
     
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  8. E6V6I6L

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    Ask away!
     
  9. E6V6I6L

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    Also for anyone wondering this project will be for sale once I complete it.
     
  10. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    This is super exciting
     
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  11. E6V6I6L

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    88C20943-FA86-41AF-BE69-508ADDAC841E.jpeg 88C20943-FA86-41AF-BE69-508ADDAC841E.jpeg Was able to pick this up today 2000 base model this will be the body and title I will be using.
     
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    This will be fun
     
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  14. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Also, love your garage setup there. I assume because Brazilian Xterra, you're somewhere in Canadia?
     
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  15. E6V6I6L

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    No I live in Seattle, WA my brother owns a global overland company and this was one of his customers vehicles. They rolled it driving from Alaska to Seattle just coming into Washington from Canada.
     
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    Now that I have both of them in the shop side by side it’s amazing how different they are. Not only engine and transmission but the axles are completely different it runs a Dana style rear axle instead of the Nissan third member.
     
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  17. Prime

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    Nice! That sounds like a bad time for them. But score for you! Really looking forward to this build.
     
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  18. Prime

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    The 4cyl (ka24) 1st gen ran a Dana rear end. The Hitachi axle was reserved for the v6 trucks.
     
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  19. Gen X

    Gen X Bought an X

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    Yes please, I want one! Looking forward to seeing this progress.
     
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  20. E6V6I6L

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    What a gem I’ve got here
    280k miles
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    The tear down has begun!!!
     
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  21. E6V6I6L

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    229D4F78-F3A4-4655-933E-A5276417C998.jpeg 91EDB28C-8938-422F-BBD9-E83002BC6257.jpeg 101E9A33-0C77-43F5-AD78-94C1607FE5CB.jpeg DDA6F1B9-543F-4AD9-B9FC-27510D9FEC86.jpeg 68FE542A-271A-48CB-98B7-F5C9A33AA86C.jpeg DA2C0A6E-1ADA-46EF-9152-0F70E04D3EFE.jpeg It’s tearing down fast. I’ll be removing every part off this truck and only using the frame and body, all other parts will go.... and man do the heaters in these truck make money almost all the change I have found was in the heater vents
     
  22. E6V6I6L

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    B10DAA84-3E36-49B5-BD9F-5FD74BE3AE1D.jpeg All of the interior is out !! Time to move to the exterior!!!! 7AE0D3FD-C52A-40AB-ADE9-4106C11630DF.jpeg
     
  23. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Damn son! Wasting no time!
     
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  24. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    This thread has become a guilty pleasure of mine. I Just have to wait at least 7 more years to be able to import one.
     
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  25. E6V6I6L

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    531772EC-4C41-497F-8D23-362622FB4CD6.jpeg 65882A83-3308-4AAC-BAF7-EC2491ED7857.jpeg DB24F296-4F70-41F9-9789-5A0A2A9ED53E.jpeg 07E55FF4-2C76-44AB-B965-2812E6B83B5E.jpeg Little more progress today I removed the body off the rolled truck.
     
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  26. OverlandTitles

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    Looking good so far amigo. Keep up the good work!
     
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  27. TheFauxFox

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    I need this.
     
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  28. E6V6I6L

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    Body #2 is off. I’m cleaning up all the wiring and removing all the extras off the firewall
     
  29. E6V6I6L

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    E3E09087-AD11-4495-A934-95009A5A99AD.jpeg 3F6A7FB6-CB2E-4903-8A61-1D0C6442832E.jpeg The Body is almost ready to set on the new chassis, and the new chassis is all prepared with Polly bushings new wiring and an aluminum fuel cell.
     
  30. E6V6I6L

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    That's moving along quickly and looking good. Are you going to re use the body lift? And I wish I had a hoist.
     
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  32. harryron

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    You can do mine next.
     
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  33. E6V6I6L

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    Yes I have to use the body lift to clear the fuel cell.
     
  34. E6V6I6L

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    It’s for sale as soon as I’m doneI can have it delivered anywhere as well.
     
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  35. Prime

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    Damn this is an awesome build.
     
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  36. Prime

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    Have any idea what it'll sell for?
     
  37. E6V6I6L

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    I’m not super sure what this will go for, I think it mostly depends on the add-on’s the buyer wants. I’m open to suggestions and or offers though. Anyone on here have any experience with the pricing of a diesel one in the US?
     
  38. E6V6I6L

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    Thank you.
     
  39. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    When you decide on a price let me know.
     
  40. bottobro

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    Not gonna lie, kinda my dream build here. Subed
     

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