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Winch Bumper Specs For WD21 Nissan Pathfinder

Winch Bumper Specs For WD21 Nissan Pathfinder

Winch Bumper Specs from the Pathmaker Rig

I’m not going to go into a step by step on how to build a bumper for your WD21 Nissan Pathfinder. There are many better fabricators out there that can teach you how to cut and weld metal much better than I will ever be able to, so I’d recommend learning from them! What I can share with you is the measurements from the front winch bumper on the Pathmaker Rig, which should help you design and fabricate your own bumper. 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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Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Two 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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Project Cheapfinder 1.0 Destruction

Project Cheapfinder 1.0 Destruction

Well this Project Cheapfinder was never meant to last long in this world.
Bought for $400 with plans to pull the windshield out and to take the EFI out for the Pathmaker Rig (Here) I decided to take the old girl for a joy ride out at the local gravel pit to see just how long the frame would last in such terrible shape. Continue reading →

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Trailer Box Build – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Trailer Box Build – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Never Ending Trailer Project

The list of things keeps getting smaller on the trailer repair list and a new axle has been ordered to replace the bent old one that was taking out my tires. I cut off the old U-bolts, because you don’t reuse U-bolts, and dragged the axle out from under the trailer. 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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Halfass Press Build – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Halfass Press Build – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Halfass Press Build

With my new dana300 finally sitting on the floor of my shop it was time to get working on it. But since nothing in my life is easy I figured I’d build a new press out of scrap I had laying around to help me with building my transfer case. Continue reading →

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