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Hardbody wheelin pics
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Thursday evening (5-6pm) we got the trucks ready. I did a torsion bar adjustment, changed oil, and checked everything. Got rolling and headed to the gas station in town to fuel up for our 3hr ride to the lake. On the way to the gas station, my front brakes seized up and started smoking (alot). Took it back down to the shop and luckily I still had the 91 truck frame there, so we robbed the caliper off the frame and swapped them. After that was done (9pm) we continued our trek to the cabin.

Rolled in around 12.30am and went to sleep. Friday morning we headed north about 1.5hrs to an area called "Mud Lakes". It's basically an ATV trail (narrow) with tons of steep hills, 3 creeks to cross, big rocks to avoid, mud holes to stay out of, and awesome views 360° around. To top it off, there were 3 downed trees on the trail.

Truck preformed amazingly. I was the only truck on the trail. I was riding with 2 dirtbikes and I'd say I kept up pretty well. Got stuck twice, once on a huge hillclimb (have pics) and once in a mud bog.

We climbed a couple mountains all day until we hit the alpine of the tallest one in that area. Probably around 7000ft where we stopped, we actually saw some snow patches. I can't believe I was driving in snow in July Big Grin Wasn't more than an inch deep, but still...


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More pictures are coming once the other guys send them to me. Didn't get many action shots cause the dirtbikers were always a bit ahead of me and they had the camera. I know they got a few good ones though.
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#2
So, how did it drive?
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#3
Some amazing pictures!

So who helped you when you were stuck?
05 Nissan Frontier 4x4, Stillen SuperCharger, BFG AT's Tongue
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#4
Amazing shots!!
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#5
Wow, beautiful landscape. Nice to see the hardbody runnin'! The land Kind of reminds me of Idaho, but bigger and better!
07 SE KC 4x4 6M M226 3.538 10"R/10"F Wheel Travel
Volant CAI
SuperChip Tuned
FlowMaster Delta 50 2.25" 2 in 1 out Y-Pipe
PRG Frontier Titan Swap 4" Lift In Front; 2.0 Radflos, SPC UCA
Shackle/Leaf/Bilstein - 3" Lift In Rear
Rock Sliders And Shrockworks Skid Plate Set

285/75/16 Goodyear Wranglers
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#6
Outstanding! This has been one of the coolest build stories that I have ever followed. Probably because I can relate to it so well. You have done a great job so far, and have every right to be proud.
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#7
Hardbody drove strong. Climbed well up those hills. The mountain in the 6th and 7th pictures was very steep, doesn't look like it from the pics, but it was. Had to drive off the path too, too many jagged rocks threatening my new tires Big Grin Handled speed pretty well. A little on the stiff side, but once I get a front bumper and winch on, should smooth out.

It's developed a hunting idle problem. Will investigate further once I get a spare chance. Could be faulty TPS. May just clean up the MAF and see what happens. Definitely need to replace some nuts with nylocks! If you've ever driven the Hurley FSR in B.C., you'll know why. Basically, it's a winding, hilly, narrow, very washboard gravel road for 30mi. It'll eat a truck up if not properly equipped. Need to install nylocks on the control arm bolts, they kept backing off. Lost a nut off the bumper, but no biggie.


Used a comealong to get me un-stuck. Winch would've been nice, but it got the job done.
(07-05-2009, 11:01 PM)Reserector Wrote:  Outstanding! This has been one of the coolest build stories that I have ever followed. Probably because I can relate to it so well. You have done a great job so far, and have every right to be proud.



Thanks Res Big Grin


I can't describe the feeling I had when I reached the top of that mountain. The look on the dirtbikers faces said it all 265
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#8
Look for a leaf pack with more, thinner leaves, and lose the overloads. That will give you the flex you need and the ride will be sooooo much smoother. I promise you. I used wagoneer leaves with the nissan top leaf. You may find Yota, or other Jeep leaves. Aftermarket companies will make whatever you want, too, if you have the $$.

I think it is interesting that we both got stuck on our maiden voyages and both had only a come-along.

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#9
beautiful pictures!
great truck!
amazing country!!!!!!!!!!
Nice to see your hardb163 dy to run!
and like Res wrote:"This has been one of the coolest build stories that I have ever followed"
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Thanks Big Grin

Here's more:


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06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#11
Eric, that is awesome to see it running!
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
98 Jeep Wrangler in the garage, 2" lift, 33X12.50 BFG MTs on 15X8 MT Classic Locks, Pioneer/MTX/RF P3 Sound, Borla Header w/Flowmaster
63 and 67 Nissan Patrols (under construction)
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#12
Thanks Mike!


All the work was worth it Big Grin


Kinda liking the looks of the box on it though..... may just keep the box and make an offroad trailer out of it and keep building my bed. Would be nice to have some extra storage on the long trips.
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#13
If you build the your bed light enough, you can swap them in about 10 minutes. Especially if the filler neck stays in the stock location.
I swap between the bare bed, camper shell, and utility rack all the time. I use whatever suits the occasion. You could do the same with beds. In fact, so could I. Hmmmm....
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#14
It's quite practical too. Easy because it's only 4 bolts. Also, I have a tripod liftat one shop, and a chain hoist in the other so lifting isn't a big deal.

Now you have me thinking Res 179
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#15
Nice Pics Eric!
Was that the Hurley Pass Road? if so, did that with Ian last year, no guard rails and steep drop off's for a thousand or so feet to the canyon below, adds some excitement to the off roading.
I agree with Res, this is the best restoration project since the Flaming Marshmallow first appeared a couple of years ago.
R
'05 KC NISMO 6 spd.'08 Rogue SL AWD
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#16
Thanks Roy! Gotta get a few more things done and make a couple changes and then we can go wheelin somewhere here. Yeah, we took the Hurley to get there. Bad conditions for sure! Washboard is really bad. It's almost a 4x4 trip by itself... and it's just the main road to get up there Tongue
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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