slantyshanty's build

slantyshanty Mar 22, 2014

  1. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    I've never made a build so I guess it's about time.

    2004 Silver XE with World Champ Package
    V6 4x4 Manual Transmission
    3" AC Articulator (Revolvers) + 2" Body
    AC HD TRA's
    Bandit4x4 Idler Arm Bushings
    Middle Leaf From Wife's Titan Added
    Rancho RS9000XL's
    Rancho RS5000 Steering Stabilizer
    AC Idler Arm Brace
    Rock Humper Fab Worx Motor Mounts
    ARB Rear Locker
    295 75R 16 BFG A/T KO's
    Cragar Soft 8's
    Blood Red Shrock Sliders
    Mean Green 180A Alternator
    Optima 31M Bluetop
    AC U-Bolt Skids
    Flowmaster 40
    Resonator Delete Mod
    DIY In-Dash Mounted CB
    DIY Rear Seat Removed, Replaced With Storage
    DIY OBA w/2.5 Gallon Tank
    DIY Airbrushed Air Dam
    DIY "Ding Away" Mod
    DIY Relocated Rear Shock Mount
    DIY Rear Shelf
    DIY Rear Hook/Recovery Point
    DIY Tapped Idler Arm
    DIY Fiberglass "A" Pillar Speaker Pods
    DIY bumper build
    Bigger Stereo Than I Should Have

    These aren't in order...

    Started off pretty much like every other X. Purchased in NC in late '04 while stationed at Camp Lejeune.
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    Shortly after, threw on the 3"+2" Lift, Soft 8's, 32" BFG MT's, and Shrock Sliders.
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    Not long after, I got orders to Twentynine Palms, CA.
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    SEVERAL trips offroad
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    Joshua Tree
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    Johnson Valley
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    Johnson Valley
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    Yucca Valley
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    Gold Mountain
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    The stereo has gone through MANY changes over the years.
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    Rear seat storage
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    Relocated rear shocks (using the stock shock mounts and a dremel. Before cutting the U-Bolts)
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    CB
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    Airbrushed Air Dam
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    Move my amps AGAIN
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    New Sub Box
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    DIY LED light bar
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    Moved to Michigan
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    I have MANY other pics to add some day.

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  2. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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  3. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    The only photos I see is the last one. Not sure if it's the same for everyone else?

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  4. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Strange? I posted them all the Xact same way. I would vote tapatalk is the issue. (sorry, I don't use it)
     
  5. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I see them fine... And don't feel back linking other sites...


    Looks like your Xterra has seen some killer miles on it..
     
  6. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    this is a very cool and unique X!
     
  7. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Nice build! My favorites are the "Fresh Air Mod" and the "Moved to Michigan."

    I've been considering that spot for a compressor. How is it working out?
     
  8. xterraminator

    xterraminator Wheeling

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    Love what you have done to your truck! Did you paint the skulls on your air dam on top, looks sweet, I just might have to steal the idea, the only problem I can't paint like that.:( That stereo must put out a lot, nice setup. thanks for posting pics on your build.
     
  9. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    There isn't a WHOLE lot of space to put a compressor there. I mounted the smaller ARB comp and relays to the metal plate, then mounted it upside down in that spot. Fits perfect but I doubt you would be able to fit a larger one there. If the compressor were somehow longer but not wider? It would work. I have been thinking about cutting the floor out of that area and getting a metal box built to drop in. Like the 2nd Gens kinda. I have a 2" BL so there is plenty of wasted space under there... Especially if I removed the spare. I actually took the plastic cover thing that holds the tools, cut the bottom off with a dremel, and it fits right back on top of that metal plate and can be screwed down with the stock screw. If you lift the carpet back there, you can't tell the compressor is there at all. I haven't had any issues with it there. It's pretty quiet when it kicks on and off. Plus it keeps it clean and dry. If i ever have to mess with it, I just take the plastic cover off, two bolts holding the metal plate down, and It's right there. (Which I actually need to do. Lately, the locker doesn't want to disengage when I turn it off. Not sure if the relay is sticking or the -30 weather pissed it off)

    I did paint that. It was the 2nd thing I ever painted when i was learning to airbrush. I am going to carry it over to the hood bulge as soon as it gets a little warmer. You can't really tell in that picture, in fact It's hard to tell in person, there are hidden stuffs in the paint. Shotgun on the left, M4 on the right, the A bomb on the right is completely made of skulls. On the hood I plan on hiding ammo, gas masks, more skulls... lol.

    The stereo is out of control. I had a system in one truck, took it out when i sold it, added to it in a second truck, took it out when i sold it, added to it when i put it in the X. Right now, some of it is kinda ghetto. I haven't had the time or weather to finish it. I was working on it when i moved to Michigan 2 years ago. My latest job only gave me time to come home at night and sleep then get up early and do it all again the next day... I lost 30 lbs because I didn't have time to eat! Finished with that job now, found the 30 lbs, looking for a new job (hopefully somewhere in the south!) I don't normally like to post pics of stereos because the X tends to stand out and I don't people stealin my stuffs. BUT, it's got (4) 2 way 6 3/4 components, (4) 3 way 6x9s, (2) 12s, (1) 8, 3k watts'ish. When i lived in the mojave, I don't think I rolled my windows up for 2 years+. When i would drive down the highway, I wanted to hear the voices not just the bass. It works. On my to-do list is to finish fiberglassing the door speakers but I can't decide if i want to make the doors removable of not yet. (Depends on where my next job is) then waterproofing comes in to play... I probably won't, but still thinking about it.
     
  10. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Got bored last night, think I've been stuck in the house for WAY too long. SO, I airbrushed my gas tank. Got a little crazy with it.

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    Wanted to add a little color to this one. Was feeling red/pink for some reason? Breast cancer awareness? Got the idea from talking about Kilroy history.
     
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  11. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Here's some other random pics... because I like pics and I know you do too! :)

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    Rear recovery hook. Cut some angle iron, drilled holes to match, painted, drilled holes in rear passenger side frame, inserted angle iron overlapped into frame, bolts through everything. Have used sever times over the winter and works like a charm.

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    Why the wife doesn't like to go off-roading with me anymore.

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    Very long night after a VERY long day. Broke both motor mounts, both TRA's, busted the BJ's on the CL, busted both upper BJ's one lower BJ... on the side of a mountain. Couldn't back down because we would have died. Had to get some friends to help keep the wheels straight so we could finish going up. THEN, no other truck could get up to the top so we had to bring a tow dolly up by hand. Put the X on the tow dolly and drove DOWN the other side of the mountain with the front wheels on the tow dolly... was a CRAZY CRAZY day! (was totally my fault)

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    Here' to great friends!!!

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    Time for lunch. Have a great day!
     
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  12. KChurch86

    KChurch86 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I really like the diamond plate rear kick panels. I could so use some of those.

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  13. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    Awesome!


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  14. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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  15. Ddog346

    Ddog346 Bought an X

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    That fuel door is INSANE! I wish i knew how to airbrush so I could do that with mine!
     
  16. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    awesome, you have an amazing talent.
     
  17. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Going to try and add a pic or two (from my phone)


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    Still have to fix a few minor things and clear coat the hell out of it.
     
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  18. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    Cool design man.


    -Jonny
     
  19. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    Really kool build sir. Like the air brushing too.
     
  20. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    The latest adventure. Still have to clear coat it.

    I didn't like the last one. It was a bit much...
     
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  21. xterraminator

    xterraminator Wheeling

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    You sure have a talent with that air brush. Please make me one of those air dams. So dam cool! No pun intended.

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  22. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    What would you want on it? I may be able to make that happen. I think I have an extra in storage. Gotta know that I haven't been painting long though so I am by no means a pro. That, and I will be moving in about two months (if I can find a job in Texas, DFW area)
     
  23. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Finally dry/warm enough to finish a few projects outside. Too bad it cost me malaria from getting bit by all the damn mosquitoes!

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    Added some little LED lights that I had laying around forever. They are tied in to the door/unlock lights. That way if I ever have the rear hatch open at night, someone better see me!

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    My own version of the rear shelf mod. Most of that junk still needs to be secured, I was just trying to get it up off of the floor.

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    Finally cleared the hood and installed. Could have used a 2nd set of hands to reinstall. It turned out a liiittle brighter than I expected but it's just going to have to do. I toyed with putting a light coat of grey over the whole thing, to darken it all up, but said screw it... I'm tired of not being able to drive the X because I didn't have a hood on! :-D

    Edit: The funny colors on the black grill is water.
     
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  24. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    Is it just me or does it look like picture # 8 above has a skull head shape on the right side of the windshield?

    Was that trickery or just accidental shading from the tree above?
     
  25. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Just a shadow lol. Although, if it were legal, I would probably do something like that.
     
  26. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Just built a center console with storage, second battery, and isolator. Still not completely finished but close enough to post some pics.

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  27. Pro-2X

    Pro-2X Suspension Lift

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    Looks awesome.
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  28. Shizane2002

    Shizane2002 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Amazing work man. I like the progress.
     
  29. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Thinking about re-re-repainting the hood soonish (this year lol). It's on the list of things to do anyway. I'm not nice to the X and it gets bumps and bruises every so often. Well, one of the bumps scratched the hood and I was living in northern Michigan at the time so it started to rust. Nothing major, I could probably just buff it out and patch the paint job. BUT, I need the practice. Anyway, I was thinking about taking some design ideas from here, like a sort of contest maybe? We will see when the time comes. I kinda have a skull, smoke, war theme going that ibwould like to stay with... I'll make a new post when the time comes.
     
  30. TJTJ

    TJTJ Skid Plates Founding Member

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    The use of the paints that look different at different angles, made to depict your sig line gif, would be cool.

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  31. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Finally getting around to finishing up some projects.

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    No I'm not going to have all that junk on the back shelves.... Ahhh who am I kidding, yes I am.
     
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  32. Jbat

    Jbat First Fill-Up (of many)

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    digging your X man, love the artwork with the paint!
     
  33. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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  34. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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  35. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Very nice!
     
  36. Cruecible

    Cruecible Titan Swapped / SAS'd

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    Those rear shocks are yummy! The Xterra is looking great dude!
     

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