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Old 10-21-2010, 12:36 PM   #76
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Sweet, you need to go post this on infamousnissan.com I think they will crap themselves. I love some minitruck action, though this is a really round about way to get rid of the 6 lug axles!

If you were going to use the nissan rear end I would've had a disc brake set-up from a pathfinder from you.
impossible! hahhaa seriously tho i sold the whole running drivetrain out in PA, to a nice gentleman -he is going to convert the frame to 4wd and use it in his off road race truck.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:37 PM   #77
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This is an awesome project, and it's rare for someone to actually have the capability and determination to complete it!

If I were in your shoes, logic would tell me to either drop that equipment in to another Subaru, or make an amazing AWD buggy. I would have never thought to put it in a pickup truck.

My compliments go to you, and good luck on the rest of the project!

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #78
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:50 PM   #79
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looks awesome bro.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:36 AM   #80
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this is probably one of the cooler things ive seen done! looks like its coming along great! ive been restoring a 66 mustang and had to basically rebuild the whole underbody(rockers, crossmembers, floorpans) with a fluxcore welder and it was a pain in the ass sometimes. the fact that your doing this whole thing up with a fluxcore is pretty impressive. what welding unit are you using? cant wait to see more updates.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #81
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call me impatient but i want this done!!

looks amazing, keep it up!
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:51 PM   #82
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you should weld the nut for the diff on the top there so you can pull the diff with the bed on
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:41 PM   #83
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Well, while I don't disagree that you should weld those, I will say that those look more like bolts than nuts. However, if it were me, I'd have actually welded a nut near the base of each bolt, and cut a hexagonal hole that matches the shape of each nut into the top of the frame where the bolt holes are. That way the bolts are both removable, and you can loosen/tighten them with one wrench.

Hope you're going to make another bolt point for the other two holes, by the way. Torsional loads + grip + power = broken parts, when you've got stuff in the bed anyway
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:53 AM   #84
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this might be the awesomest swap in nasioc
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #85
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fit the column and dash to the new firewall.



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Old 11-05-2010, 10:41 PM   #86
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Looking good.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:48 AM   #87
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it going to be sweet wrx interior in a "frankentruck." Are you going to have to do custom bushings. IE body drivetrain etc. The vibrations might rattle stuff off. HAHA
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:14 AM   #88
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How ya gonna tackle where the dash meets the windshield? Lookin good.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #89
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Wow....awesome build! Keep up the good work! Do you have more bracing planned for the strut mount locations?
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:02 AM   #90
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How ya gonna tackle where the dash meets the windshield? Lookin good.

a bit of cardboard to make a template, and then probably a bit of cutting and fitting

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:07 AM   #91
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Wow....awesome build! Keep up the good work! Do you have more bracing planned for the strut mount locations?

Thank you! yep, more tubing should be here this week...the idea is to get the rear control arms mounted up and get it down on its wheels to see where the extra bracing is needed.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #92
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I love it when someone says to themselves, "WTF, why not."

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Old 11-11-2010, 02:52 PM   #93
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Puttin the joy back in Joysey!
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:46 AM   #94
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #95
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fantastic thread and idea. i always have had a soft spot for the hardbody for some reason. this looks like a lot of fun. and your getign rid of the dreaded rusty frames those trucks are known for
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #97
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:49 PM   #98
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fantastic thread and idea. i always have had a soft spot for the hardbody for some reason. this looks like a lot of fun. and your getign rid of the dreaded rusty frames those trucks are known for
technically it could have been any truck, but i figured nissan would go better with subaru--being both are from japan...
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #99
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should have been driving and running around by now, but life got in the way a bit -
so its now a true roller! actually got it rolled outside!

also spent a few hours getting the rear lateral bars mounted. h





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Old 11-15-2010, 08:51 PM   #100
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This is amazing work. Reminds me of a video on youtube I saw where someone had done a WRX swap into an old Subaru Brat.
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