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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build Walk Around

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build Walk Around

Nissan Pathmaker Build Walkaround Update Dec 2017

I had the Nissan Pathmaker out at the Frogstompers Funday Toydrive in Dec 2017 and decided I should do an updated blog post just to go over where my rig sits now, as compare to my last blog post Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 11

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 11

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – 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! Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 10

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 10

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 10 – Exo-Cage time!

In one of my previous posts about installing the full hydro steering I mentioned that I had picked up a brand new JD2 Bender and fabbed up a mount so I could bend all the pipe for my rig Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 9

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 9

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 9 – Fuel System and Exhaust

Now that the Pathmaker is sitting down on its own axles again it was time to deal with some of the odds and ends still left to do including the fuel system, rerouting the exhaust from drivers to passenger side, Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 8

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 8

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 8 – Full Hydro Steering

What a fantastic pile of goodies I got! I had to head up to NorthWest Fabworks to grab my NWF Hydro Steering Arms, as well as my Full PSC Hydro Steering setup. I went with the 8″ Ram full kit with cooler and N-Pump, as well as 4 new 14″ – Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 7

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 7

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 7 – Front Axle Placement

After getting the “easy” rear axle together and placed it was time to figure out the rest of my front axle. In one of my past posts I built the front cross member out of a piece of 3″ square and cut and attached it to the front of the frame.   Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 6

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 6

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 6 – Flatbelly and the BBQ

Now its time to bust out the grinders and welder again and get back into the heavy metal fab….and heavy is the way it turned out! I had pulled the 3″ body lift out of my rig Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 5

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 5

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 5 – Case’s N Such

I tackled the easy stuff and avoided doing a bunch of the difficult things so now I had a bunch of head scratcher things at the same time. First on the list was figuring out the NWF TX-10 to Dana 300 adapter. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 4

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 4

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 4 – Getting Suspenseful

Now we are getting into a bit more exciting stuff, it wasn’t time to make vroom vroom noises yet but it sure was nice to start moving parts back into the shop after taking so much out. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 3

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 3

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 3 – Rust Bucket

Anyone with a first gen Nissan knows they’re prone to rusting under the rear seats and floor area, trapped moisture under carpets as well as splash from below means that there was some decent sized holes Continue reading →

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