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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 18-03-16, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I would start a bit of a build thread for anyone interested. I don't PLAN to be doing anything too extensive to the truck but hopefully lots of subtle changes that will make the difference!

I've owned the truck about a month now ,

The work carried out so far is as follows.

Biggest job so far which I was hoping and praying I wasn't going to have to face was the dreaded chassis rust on the NS chassis!!

Having read a thread on here and seen some horrific looking pictures of very rotten chassis's I stuck my head under the wheel arch and low and behold found a section maybe 5" of what looked like a crack in the chassis - it was actually just rotten away. My heart sank after seeing the pictures previously online..after a day or two being thoroughly ****** off with the thought that I could have a ruined chassis I got her up on a ramp and had a very thorough scrape around the chassis. Thankfully it was just the small section on the side of the rail and a bit underneath the chassis rail also all on the same section on the NS.

That was it for me- truck off the road. I did some head scratching and some research on rust preventors/ killers.

I came to the conculsion that ditrinol rc9000 seemed to be the best option to load the inside of the chassis with followed by a good waxoyl inside and then coat the outside of chassis to help prevent any more corrosion forming.

Wind forward a couple of days and I had the truck up in the air, tub removed ready for a good old clean up of the chassis.

One of the guys at work made up a plate that was made to replicate the piece of chassis we had to cut out and welded it in.

I could then proceed to undercoat the whole chassis from right at the back all the way up to the front . I ended up using a Teroson product that is actually a rubberised coating that things like stones etc bounce off of and it doesn't chip away.

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Now I've put the tub back on , it's time to do some of the things I wanted to do and not the things that needed doing !

Colour coded all door handles including the tailgate handle and surround!

Fitted some genuine Nissan Navara floor mats all round!

Also fitted some decent rear seat covers just need some for fronts now

Also replaced the interior candles for some nice bright LED's!

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Top of the list of things I need to get done is duplex timing kit, just got to arrange a weekend away treat the missus whilst the truck gets even more treated lol
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Truck looks black in pic but it's grey!

Tailgate looks much tidier painted, think I will be doing the chrome in grill same colour next. Would like to colour code rear bumper but may get that powder coated instead

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Nice building thread. Will be following this one.
For the back bumper I would go for the powder coating. Way more durable than regular paint.
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Nice building thread. Will be following this one.
For the back bumper I would go for the powder coating. Way more durable than regular paint.
Thanks, my thoughts also reference the powder coating, plus they'll shot blast it to key up the chrome which will work better than prepping it by hand
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Not too much progress to add. Done a couple of subtle bits.

Satin blacked the chrome grille, gave it a polish/ wax and fitted wind deflectors.

I was undecided on deflectors but for the price i bought a set to run and see if they grow on me or not- sometimes i like them some times not, i like the fact the heko ones arent bulky like some (pajero style!) these ones are a little more subtle...

Nice and clean, also prior to fitting deflectors


Not so clean but with deflectors fitted!

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Truck looks black in pic but it's grey!

Tailgate looks much tidier painted, think I will be doing the chrome in grill same colour next. Would like to colour code rear bumper but may get that powder coated instead

Have you thought of wippin off the "Nissan" badge bottom left of tail?? I removed mine last week and it really tidies up the back end even more.

I think your bumper will look awesome colour coded.

Nice truck bro and well done on sorting the chassis out!! I dare not look under there
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