Roxanne's Build & Adventure Thread

RxnNic66 Feb 22, 2019

  1. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I've been lurking around this forum for about two years and became a member about a year ago after I finally bought my own xterra. I figure it's time to start my own build thread, as the mod monster is nipping at me!

    Year: 2000
    Trim: XE (as far as I know)
    Name: Roxanne

    I bought Roxanne in December of 2017 with 155,752 miles. I am the third or fourth owner, I can't remember which. She is my first vehicle!

    Probably a week after I got her:
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    I didn't do much to her for a while, I ended up getting a Raingler ceiling net, which now holds a poncho, hoodie, towels, and paper towels.

    This was from my first time offroading:
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    In June 2018, I wrecked coming home from work late at night. My air bags didn't deploy; the light had been on since I bought her. I can't say the same for the Rogue I hit (take that Xterra replacer), it was totalled.

    The damage, the day after:
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    Since I had only liability, my dad and I fixed her up ourselves, with the exception of frame straightening. It took several months to get it all together on weekends and what not. I lost a bunch of progress pictures, I have no idea what happened to them. Message_1530551861766_zpsnhiyl5jn.jpg

    My dad welded on a new radiator support in the rain:
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    This moved up the schedule on my buying a bumper... Message_1531247290415.jpg
    Finished!
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    She still isn't painted, and there is a clunking noise presumably under the dash that we haven't gotten around to fixing yet, but she looks good and runs regardless.
     
  2. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Mmmmmmmmmmm ..... Square lights.

    May have missed your welcome thread, but greetings from Dallas. What parts of Texas you from?
     
  3. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    NW Houston. I don't think I posted a welcome thread.
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Welcome to XN! I love that you rebuilt it instead of scrapping it. I'd like to buy another 1st gen in a few years
     
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  5. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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    Square and red. Only the best
     
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  6. Jeffer

    Jeffer Test Drive

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    did you have your frame pulled? how much did it cost?
     
  7. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    They just straightened it out. Honestly the most expensive thing we had done, it was in the neighborhood of 1100.
     
  8. Jeffer

    Jeffer Test Drive

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    ok, yikes. that pricey. do you have photos of the damage? were more than the frame horns/ bumper mounts bent?
     
  9. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    No it was pretty much the first foot back. I lost my pictures somehow.
     
  10. Hetzer

    Hetzer Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I like the look of that bumper! Awesome. That would look good on my "Greenie", since it needs some bumper work anyways. :D Post up some more views of that bumper, if you get a chance.
     
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  11. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Some of my favorites:
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  12. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Finally got her painted! So shinyyyy!
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    I forgot to mention to the painters not to paint the grille gloss but what's done is done...and it looks good anyway.
     
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  13. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So I'm looking into getting some lights to mount on the bumper, either a bar or two round. Any suggestions?
     
  14. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Removed my sway bar! A long overdue mod. I want to say I can feel a difference but it might just be me...

    Also I had to take Roxanne back to the paint shop as there was a miscommunication and they taped off the trim instead of removing it. While she was there I had them paint these: 20190329_152339_HDR_zpsnax7t5si.jpg

    Saw a few folks do this:
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    And yes that is a matchbox X.

    And some pictures from Hidden Falls Adventure Park north of San Antonio. Should have taken more but I was super excited.
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    And a sticker!
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    I also ordered a 2" body lift kit. Excited! Another big step (to me) to get Roxanne where I want her.
     
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    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    How much can I sell a sway bar for? Or should I just toss it? I know no one on here is going to want it.

    On another note, I have more goodies coming my way.
     
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    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Bring the sway bar to a blacksmith have them forge you a knife out of it. Otherwise it’s just worth scrap metal.
     
  17. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Are you serious? Because that would actually be really cool!

    Roxanne got some exercise today:
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  18. Hetzer

    Hetzer Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Nice pics . . . kinda jealous. Looks like you had some nice weather.
     
  19. kirk

    kirk I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Nice! Love the rig! Wait....were you welding in the rain?!
     
  20. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Thank you! The weather has been very nice lately, actually it got cold the last few days. Texas weather lol

    Actually that was my dad but yeah...in the rain.
     
  21. kirk

    kirk I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Dads kind of a bad ass! Welcome aboard!
     
  22. Like2_4Wheel

    Like2_4Wheel Test Drive

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    Hey nice xterra! What size tires are you running? Do you have a suspension lift?
     
  23. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I am running 31"x10.50 BFG KO2s. On there when I bought her. I think she has been leveled by way of the torsion bars, but no suspension lift as of yet. I intend to do the body lift, suspension lift, and go to at least 33" tires.
     
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  24. Prime

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    Love a 1st gen on 33s. More people need to do that.
     
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    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Got some cheap Amazon lights! I had some trouble getting pics up so I've had them on for a while. Commence pic dump:

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    They might be a bit crooked but the whole bumper is...I might fix that one day lol. Also in the second pic you can see that my parking light went out. I didn't notice that at the time but have fixed it since. The left and right are different shades of orange however. I think it has been like that since I replaced the right after I wrecked but not sure.
     
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    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Also my Dad and I got these in... 20190603_105041.jpg

    They aren't wired up yet and I have yet to decide if I want them wired to the reverse light or a switch. Input would be appreciated.

    You can also see that I have painted some of the plastic. A work in progress...
     
  27. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Why not both? Use a relay to take input from either a switch or the reverse circuit and turn the lights on. Best of both worlds.
     
  28. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    I did a write up long ago on how to do it
     
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    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Link meh @Muadeeb !

    I personally know nothing about wiring, my dad does it and I watch. He said he doesn't know how to do that.

    My main concern is if I put it in reverse I may inadvertently blind someone or something like that.
     
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  32. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Anime boobs & male genitals? Sign me up! Supporting Member

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    not bad for a square headlight X :p. keep it up.

    now that the mods have started........... it wont stop.
     
  33. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Square > round. Notice the 2nd gen went back to square?
     
  34. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    More of a rhombus.
     
  35. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Rectangle > rhombus. But I like em all
     
  36. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Haven't posted up much in a while but I have done a few things to Roxanne lately.

    New headlights, adjustments pending:
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    Also did the body lift with the help of my brothers, my dad, and a friend. I didn't take any progress pictures, so this is at ECXC. Bumper gap is noticeable and a fix is also pending. 20190718_163441.jpg

    On the way home from ECXC my wheel tried to come off. I have no idea why or how but I ended up stopping in Alabama to get the lugs replaced and got home at four in the morning. That was stressful.
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    Later I replaced the motor mounts with my dad. Old mount pictured below. Also the harmonic balancer came apart. Replaced that all by myself! 20190810_162408.jpg 20190820_131244.jpg

    A couple days ago I went and got myself stuck in the mud. That was fun. I still haven't got the winch on so I had to call my dad to pull me out with his suburban.
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    Anyway that's what's been going on with me. I've been looking into getting a pickup (with a V8), and while I don't want to sell Roxanne it might be necessary. We will see.
     
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  37. jsexton

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    Man, that sucks. Glad you made it home! Lug nuts must not have been tight enough.
     
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    A wheel coming off at speed is one of my fears... Glad you made it home.
     
  39. bigjim247365

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    yup, thats stuck.
     
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    From someone who sold a pretty well put together 4x4 to get a pickup in the past, just buy the truck and keep the X. You'll regret it and you'll lose your @$$ selling a modified vehicle.

    Years later I've had to start from scratch when originally I had a ton of good quality parts on my XJ and let them go for nothing.
     
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