Dec 16, 2018
Your not kidding buddy a lot of people want to do this.
Body is on, engine is all wired up 02-04 front end swap almost complete and it’s just days from firing.
mmm sweet sweet progress.
E6V6I6L might be new here, but having known him for 25yrs, I'm not surprised he's turned this thing around so damn fast.
I'm the guy that hooked him up with the rig after a traveler rolled it just days before shipping it to Europe. A sad sad day for them.
I'll let you know how the test ride goes when it's complete, because I've called first dibs!
Im curious to price once its finished.... I do have another Dana 44 laying in the garage that would be right at home under something like this
Man this is a fast build. I love it!
This is coming along great. Definitely interested on how the test drive goes.
If you have not pulled your Xterra down to this you have never lived!!
That’s like level 4 black belt auto fixer guy.
All those wires look the same colour to me.....
I will say even after 17 years of being a professional mechanic it’s still a little intimidating sometimes getting this deep in a vehicle too.
Under the hood is almost 100% just waiting on the intake from Argentina. As well all the in cab wiring is almost complete. I still have to fab up a way to relocate the parking brake assembly due to the 2000 having a hand brake and 2004 left foot brake.
Electical is finally done!!! Interior is headed back in!!!
Those leather seats!
Front end is on!
That grille is awesome! Is that the OE Brazilian grille?
No it’s some aftermarket grille out of Brazil.
I really like the bumper too. Any idea who makes it?
To tell you the truth I’m not really sure who makes it, it came out of Argentina.
Rear bumper is on and new trim all the way around.
what's that thing under the rig? looks like it takes away a lot of the departure angle
It’s a toolbox/storage box for all of the extra oils and fluids it does take away some rear angle but really only about 4” more than the spare tire. This really isn’t being built to be “trail rig” but more of a super long distance vehicle that will be off-road capable if need be. The trucks that I build for my brothers business are for global travel.
The angle of the picture makes it look like it’s almost touching the ground.
Oh yeah I definitely see that I’ll post some better photos of the toolbox soon
Hi, I'm Henrique from Brazil. I made the BL kit for this Xterra. If you need any help or information let me know.
That is awesome!! The only parts I am having an issues getting are the snorkel for the right hand intake of the Diesel engine and the intake hose from the turbo to the air filter. I can’t find this part anywhere.
That's awesome! Welcome to XN!
This is awesome! Whats the name of the shop? im looking to bring my rig there too, im over in the SeaTac area.
Sorry the delay was working hard. Here in Brazil we got this snorkel. The person who manufactures is contacted by Whattsup, is +55 43 9957-5781, Robson. Or WWW.FIBRAMARAPUCARANA.COM.BR
The air filter hose for the turbo we also have here in Brazil, costs around $ 60. https://produto.mercadolivre.com.br...ro-ar-nissan-frontierxterra-200305-mwm-28-_JM
Thank you so much for looking into this it is going to help tremendously. I have been working and traveling a lot as well.
Sorry y’all I have been out for so long here are some updated photos it’s been going well she drives great and look good. Just need to finish the hood and get the accessories on her.
What happened to the old hood?
I still have it, it was damaged in the roll over so I will be fitting this hood with a hood scoop for the top mount inter cooler.
There are at least 5 aftermarket bumper manufacturers in Brazil, the best one is made from 4WD in Sao Paulo - Brazil. www.4wdbrasil.com.br
Those bumpers look way nicer that any of the ones available up here. Especially the one piece rear with the swing out.
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