Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build Walk Around

Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build Walk Around

Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build Walk Around

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 and first shakedown run which took place in 2012. I figured I’d film the origin story and then go over some of the parts on the rig. Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS WD21 Build Walk Around, while you get to come for a ride around our local OHV park trails.

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Island Cup 2019

Island Cup 2019

The Island Cup 2019 rock racing event took place over three days in early May at Frogstompers OHV and turned out to be the biggest and baddest Island Cup event yet! Continue reading →

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March Trail Wheeling

March Trail Wheeling

March 2019

Trail Wheeling and Extreme Rock Crawling Trip

We went out with a serious group of rock buggies for some backcountry trail wheeling. With an awesome group of ricks including the MogStang, the Rotten LS Powered 4 wheel steering buggy, 3 Toyota buggies and 2 Suzuki buggies it was shaping up to be an epic day in the woods! Continue reading →

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Snow Day Rescue

Snow Day Rescue

Snow Day Trail Wheelin Rescue Mission

After having to leave Mikes big block Ford buggy in the woods for a few nights it was time to get out and drag that fat girl home. This time with Jon in his oneton Toyota buggy with some modified skidder chains and Mike in his Toyota diffed Suzuki buggy. With two 33″ tires strapped to Mikes rig, a bunch of extra straps, batteries, hand tools we headed back up the trail. Only a few days had gone by but it was a completely different trail. Most of the snow was gone and the few inches that were left were soft.

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Snow Day Trail Wheeling

Snow Day Trail Wheeling

Snow Day Wheeling

 

Even tho we live in Canada, we live in the warm and wet side of the country so we don’t get a ton of snow in the winter. With a fresh dump of over a foot and a ton of unprepared people the town practically shuts down. So it was a great excuse to do some mid-week, Snow Day Trail Wheelin!

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Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

2 Speed Ford Taurus Electric Fan Upgrade

With my knuckles back on the Pathmaker Rig it was time to shift from “need to” projects to a few “want to” projects. The PSC Full Hydro steering on my rig has been working great for me, except that my pump likes to get nice and hot and whine after some hard use.

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2018 Trail Wheeling Highlights

2018 Trail Wheeling Highlights

2018

Happy New Years everyone…2018 was a great year for trail wheeling. With many back country trips as well as trips to my favourite OHV Park, Frogstompers and even a trip for some Competition wheeling with the Back Door Fab team down to Washington State. 

Of course  season of wheeling leads to some epic video as well as a ton of fantastic photos. Continue reading →

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Windshield Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Windshield Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Nissan Pathmaker Windshield Install

It was finally time to get around to installing the windshield that I pulled out of the Project Cheapfinder in a previous BLOG POST and toss it into the Pathmaker rig. Never having done it before this was going to be an interesting learning experience for me. My good friend Rich owns a glass shop in Kamloops BC Family Glass and he gave me a few pointers on what I should do. Of course I completely forgot everything he said right away so any screw ups are definitely my fault! Continue reading →

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Frogstompers 2018 ToyDrive

Frogstompers 2018 ToyDrive

Frogstompers 2018 Charity Christmas ToyDrive

Every year there is a charity Toy Drive at the Frogstompers OHV Park around Christmas time. Those of you that follow my channel will remember I snapped my dana 300 in half at last years ToyRun! This year my rig is staying in the shop and I’m out on foot chasing down all the rigs as we cut some new trails and lines up on Mt. Garibaldi. Continue reading →

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Dana 60 Knuckle Gussets – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Dana 60 Knuckle Gussets – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Dana 60 Kingpin Knuckle Gusset Weld On Kit

After snapping my knuckle in half during my last wheeling trip. Getting a spare one brought out to me by my buddy Jon and limping my rig home. Back in the shop I pulled the front axle apart and noticed that of course the drivers side knuckle had some huge cracks in it. Looks like I was very close to breaking a second time on one trip!  Continue reading →

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Trailer Pipe Fender Scabrication – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Trailer Pipe Fender Scabrication – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Custom Trailer Pipe Fenders

My rusty old fenders decided that they had had enough, finally crumpling, pushing into the sidewalls of two of my brand new trailer tires, (literally first tow) which in turn destroyed the sidewalls of the tires and prompted a trailer fender rebuild. 

My rig is fat, real fat. It doesn’t fit between the wheel wells of my trailer. Which means that every time I load my rig I have to drive one tire up and over the fenders. I get to choose the side but I’ve got to pick one. Over the years that has crushed my rusty old fenders. So it was time to cut the old fenders off, grab a few sticks of pipe and bend up a few bars. Then I can drive over the bars which will take the weight a lot better, plus if I’m smart I’ll be able to reuse the old steel from the old fenders because I’m cheap and buying new metal is expensive! Continue reading →

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MogStang Buggy Photo Shoot

MogStang Buggy Photo Shoot

Mogstang Unimog Rock Buggy Photo Shoot and Walk Around

With the Mogstang buggy finally “finished” (I put finished in quotations because no good rig is every finished!) it was time to take advantage of some last good weather and get in a quick photoshoot before the winter weather set in. Wheeling the day before it was a short notice thing, with me arranging to go to Frogstompers and flex the rig out on some of the rocks of the IslandCup course. So Craig quickly cleaned up the rig and brought it down the Mt. Garibaldi and I shoot some photos and some video in the afternoon light. Continue reading →

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Island Wheelin Round 2

Island Wheelin Round 2

Island Wheelin – Round 2

With the dry summer over and the return of fall it means our backcountry is ready for another season of trail wheeling.  Craig called me up on Friday night and asked if I wanted to hop in the Mog-Stang with him and hit an early morning ferry for some more small Island Wheelin. Continue reading →

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