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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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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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Pathmaker Traction Day Rock Crawling

Pathmaker Traction Day Rock Crawling

Traction Day rock crawling in the Nissan Pathmaker

Went out wheeling on the day before my Birthday with a couple of buddies on a day I’ve now termed “Traction Day.” Traction might be something you have where you wheel but it’s not something we have very often around here. 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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Project CheapFinder Part 3

Project CheapFinder Part 3

Project CheapFinder Part 3 – $300 Beauty!

After a couple trips out shopping for Pathy’s I finally struck gold. A buddy of mine sent me a fresh facebook link of a black 1994 3L XE Pathy with a 5spd, for $300! Continue reading →

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Project CheapFinder Part 2

Project CheapFinder Part 2

Project CheapFinder Shopping Part 2 – The Mold Machine!

So after a bust on our first shopping trip it was time to hop back in the truck and go out to look at a few more potential Project CheapFinder candidates. I burned up to Daves house and Continue reading →

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Project CheapFinder Part 1

Project CheapFinder Part 1

Project CheapFinder Part 1

 

With a request from Mrs.Pathmaker for a new windshield in the rig I’ve decided that its time to pick up the cheapest Pathfinder possible to pull the glass and then have some fun in the woods Continue reading →

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