I know most of you are sick and tired of this build (I'm kinda partial as I got to test the truck out this weekend)
Well, all in all, RUNNING great for all the build up (new engine, transfer case, underdrive, alternator, hydro pump, lots of chassis work, re-wiring, etc...)
Pending are a couple of things, mainly bleeding the brakes, exhaust redo, some "cleaning up" installations (footwell, fenders, etc...) tools fixing, etc...need to wire the ARBs in and the winches...
Truck drives great, at 90km/hr has no shaking at all...lots of tire howling though...the steering is effortless at any RPM/speed range, and centers quite well. Trying to get used to the old Auto shifter (not sure why the new type didn't fit)...
Couple of questions before the pics:
1. Can I fit an aftermarket shifter? If yes, any specific type/model?
2. Planning on putting M8274-50 in the rear as the front, but with the bigger axles coming in, and lots of space (+ weight to spare out back above the diff) was thinking maybe an M12 or a 16.5ti would be better...any thoughts?
102" wheelbase...needs to be stretched to 108" (Summer 07 project)
Front stance...Golf Series 1 front headlights
Tube work...very tight and solid...
Rear cargo set-up (scuba tank in the middle, need to secure Pull-Pal & closures for rear tool box). Fuel filler will get a cage around it so that I don't knock it off accidentally...
Alongside my brother-in-law's Nissan Murano (fast 4x4)
Beauty shot (its gorgeous, I don't care what you say