The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build - Part 11 - Shakedown Run

November 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build Blog - Part 11 - Shakedown Run

 

It was time to roll it out of the shop and do a little photo shoot with the fresh unpainted cage. This would be the last time I ever saw it looking so fresh and so clean again!

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We took it out to some local trails with Alex's Toyota, to take it thru its paces and check some clearances.

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Everything worked perfectly right up until it didn't! Hard on the gas on a big climb and I snapped the rear output on the dana300. Thankfully it was a clean break so it didn't destroy anything else in the case and I was able to limp it home in front wheel drive and back on the trailer. This was the point I learned I was an owner of the elusive Texas Bolt Pattern Dana300, as you can see in the photo, my new output has a slightly different bolt location for one of the bolts, meaning I had to shop for an entire new case.

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Once I got myself a new case it was ready to be bolted back together for the next run!

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Thats where it stood as of Sept 2011, since that time I've wheeled it countless times, broken, replaced, upgraded countless parts. I wish that I had documented every trip but there has been too many! As I write this in Dec 2017 I decided it was time to do an updated build post, a video for everyone thats been following along to see where it sits today and how it really wheels after all the work and wrenching.

Check out the next post: Dec 2017 Pathmaker Build Update

 

 

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