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Ice
05-17-2010, 02:25 AM
Ok , fig i would start a NEW thread on Pugs 1995 Pathfinder...

First , we all Gave PUGS a hard time about selling and trading... so lets not do it in this thread.. its really getting old.... but if he does trade it or something... then im all for giving him HELL!! hahah...

Second... last month or soo , ive been searching really hard for frame specs... and want to think Brian Harper for giving me a nissan collision book that had some basic frame points in it... rest i had to measure from a hardbody and pathy and all... i got alot of numbers, and degrees and etc....

i admit im not a full time frame builder... so i dont have all the computer programs for designing frames.. i had to do it all on paper.. Granted i got a CAD program , but im not that good at it yet.. lol....

Pugs wants a BASIC Frame built... nothing really fancy or anything... just a good old fashion Bagged , STocked floor frame thats strong for a future 350 ..
so im mounting fishplates to all the joints and doing some extra bracing and some parts will be TIG welded and some others will be MIG'd ...

ok , on to the pics.....

before
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5739

heres the start .... most of my frame design and measurments...
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5725
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5726

now cutting the frame rails... yeah, this took forever.... but bandsaws are great, they cut slow for extended blade life and cut straight .. very straight..
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5728
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5727

heres parts of the frame rails ..

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5730
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5729

heres a layout of the frame rails soo far...
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5732
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5731

pugz
05-17-2010, 02:27 AM
:) :) :)

for those that havent seen these pics before. heres all the parts mat's going to be using on the build.

F-O-A reservoir shocks on the rear. and non res ones up front. (still gotta get the fronts)

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5733

ballistic fabrication 2.63" heim joints for the rear link setup.

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5736http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5734

dominator 2600 bags front and back and aluminum 5 gallon tank

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5735

raceline 20" billets

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5737

accuair switch speed controller

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=777&pictureid=5738

also will be running accuair valve manifold. mat has belltech spindles for it but i dont have any pics of them. will be running dual viair 444s. and mat will be building one off control arms for me also. using balljoints and cups from cando specialties.

Thor
05-17-2010, 02:36 AM
Awesome! Gonna be following this!

gixxersixxerman
05-17-2010, 02:38 AM
Nice.... if all goes to plan.. i might have a little work for you.. just a few tweaks on a ride you did before... make it more mine lol...

97redhardbody
05-17-2010, 02:45 AM
Sweet! This is goin to be a great build.

jcjcsoccerkid
05-17-2010, 02:54 AM
oooooo i cant wait

minitruckin4life
05-17-2010, 03:05 AM
gixx if ur getting work done u might wanna get in line, gunna be a lil while lol lol

minitrucker6669
05-17-2010, 03:17 AM
woooo finally the pathy is getting cut! lol

gixxersixxerman
05-17-2010, 03:25 AM
gixx if ur getting work done u might wanna get in line, gunna be a lil while lol lol


LMAO so i hear... but thats a good thing.. a line out the door mean its gotta be worth the wait

97redhardbody
05-17-2010, 03:33 AM
LMAO so i hear... but thats a good thing.. a line out the door mean its gotta be worth the wait

True that

TwistedKreation
05-17-2010, 03:47 AM
Going to follow this one it's going to be a sweet and clean build when it's done.

sparkinframe
05-17-2010, 03:49 AM
bout damn time, the suspense was killing me!
jk. lol

jimmy726
05-17-2010, 04:38 AM
looks very nice and you have some very high quality parts, and work being done

david29
05-17-2010, 04:58 AM
Cant wait to see this one finished.

pugz
05-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Ill be ordering some more parts in the next few weeks to round out the last bits of suspension parts i need. Then ill be working on getting a motor swap lined out i hope.

jimmy726
05-17-2010, 02:32 PM
pugz what valves homie

pugz
05-17-2010, 02:33 PM
Im gonna stil lget teh vu4 manifold from accuair most likely. If not itll be asco's 3/8's

jimmy726
05-17-2010, 02:45 PM
run the manifold if you can find one lol

pugz
05-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Ya. Im jsut gonna have to email my supplier as soon as i get my bonus money from work. Once i get that im ordering the valves and what ever else i can find to buy. Lol

droppednissan06
05-17-2010, 06:20 PM
Lookin good. The wheels are bad ass. Did you get your bags from hornblasters?

pugz
05-17-2010, 06:47 PM
no i have a wholesale account with lowrider depot that i buy most my parts from.

kmanuel
05-17-2010, 07:48 PM
pugz, got calipers ready for you

pugz
05-17-2010, 07:54 PM
cool deal.

thanks for all your help k. its greatly appreciated

93nissan
05-17-2010, 07:57 PM
nice cant wait to see it!:nana2:

kmanuel
05-17-2010, 08:27 PM
never did mind helping another mini trucker with his project

I wish i lived closer to mat so I could see the progress first hand

jimmy726
05-17-2010, 08:38 PM
hornblasters is just about as cheap as lowrider depo. Atleast for me i order one of the dom 2600 and it was 63 shipped to the door was here the next day but i live in fl

pugz girl
05-17-2010, 09:53 PM
yay!!!!!!! :)

droppednissan06
05-18-2010, 12:09 AM
jimmy726 thats where i got my bags. they was 185 shipped to my door. thats why i asked if he got them from there his boxes looked just like mine

jimmy726
05-18-2010, 12:28 AM
haha for sure man dominator must ship there bags just like that. I know when i pulled that 2600 bag out i was shocked of how fuckin giant they were lol

O G B-RON C
05-18-2010, 02:41 AM
Hell Yeah! Finally! :D

droppednissan06
05-18-2010, 03:06 AM
I was gonna order 4 2600s for my 720. But i dont think they would fit. They are huge

jimmy726
05-18-2010, 03:54 AM
yeah no they wouldnt have fit i mean you could make them but shit thats alot of work

droppednissan06
05-18-2010, 04:55 AM
yea ive done enough work in the back lol. and i wont need that much lift

chadcrissdesign
05-26-2010, 06:55 AM
thats it??? im wooping your ass in the race of the pathfinders lol

pugz
05-26-2010, 02:11 PM
im not in a race. lol. mine will be done soon enough

jimmy726
05-26-2010, 03:36 PM
and stockfloor body dropped with a full frame,custom control arms the list goes on and on

green97nissan
05-26-2010, 05:06 PM
more more more!

hey pugz ill send u a pic of my bumper....i pulled it off the other day and at the bottom it is bent up a lil so just lemme know when i sendya the pic if u want it.

Ice
06-01-2010, 03:45 AM
heres some more pics... im little behind.... but just the few things done, is real time consuming... alot of drilling, cutting , grinding, measuring, tig welding, mig welding and making sure everything is in line... lol....

ok , for the front, i did INNER fishplates(gussets for joints) ive beening doing this type of frame connections for YEARS...
basicly , you drill holes in the frame rails, put a inner plate inside the joints.. weld the frame and the holes up .. this helps on stress at the joints and gives a clean strong looking frame rail..

i tig welded this all up ..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10547.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10551.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10552.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10558.jpg

then i started on the back...
tig weld all the rear rails up ....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10550.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10548.jpg

then on the back , we used outer fishplates...i mig welded these in...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10559.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10560.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10563.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10562.jpg

pugz
06-01-2010, 03:47 AM
:D :) :D



so purrdy

jimmy726
06-01-2010, 03:52 AM
dam that shit is niceeeeeee

xgolferdude
06-01-2010, 11:20 PM
looks awesome!!!! i asked this on ssm but is there a reason you did internal fishplates on the front and not the back? I was just curious... I wish I welded like that!!! x(

pugz
06-01-2010, 11:34 PM
For keeping the rails smooth up from to make it easier to mount the front suspensions. The outter plates coulda got in the way. The rear didnt matter they are jsut there for strength to help support the extra weight of the suv

1989D21
06-01-2010, 11:41 PM
So you could have done inner fishplates on the rear? And if so, why not? More labor intensive?

pugz
06-01-2010, 11:44 PM
Ya. He could have. But i like the look of outer ones personally. And putting them on the inside is a lil more work

lomofo11
06-02-2010, 12:33 AM
again, another follower. it's nice to see a pathy get low. also, it's nice to see those "row of dimes" welds. they look killer. cant wait to see more.

take note......if your welds dont look like those, then you probably shouldn't be welding!!!!

pugz
06-02-2010, 02:43 AM
lol. ya ice is a badass welder. i love his work. and im glad hes building this for me. theres really noone id rather do it.

Ice
06-02-2010, 05:12 AM
lol. ya ice is a badass welder. i love his work. and im glad hes building this for me. theres really noone id rather do it.
:nana1: thanks for your support and all !!! :nana2:

deafbob
06-02-2010, 02:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10560.jpg



damn white background lol
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/deafbob_79/spooge.gif

Ven
06-02-2010, 03:32 PM
Nice work Matt :thumb: Pugz your pathy is definitly in good hands man. Cant wait to see more progress!

pugz
06-02-2010, 06:55 PM
Lol me too. I cant wait to see it on the table. Then mat gets to really have some fun on the x-members and front suspension. :)

Ice
06-02-2010, 07:26 PM
damn white background lol
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/deafbob_79/spooge.gif

http://www.honorsoldiers.org/forums/uploads/1235920317/gallery_5_3_1662.jpg

pugz
06-04-2010, 12:35 AM
^^^^bahahahahahahahaha

VG30E
06-04-2010, 04:34 AM
Oh that towelly

Ice
06-05-2010, 04:55 AM
pugs ordered some disc brake rotors.. i just got them in .. heres a pic..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10564.jpg

pugz
06-05-2010, 05:00 AM
Sweet

IndecentXxXposur
06-05-2010, 05:11 AM
Damn pugz your pathy is gonna be hella sweet

1989D21
06-05-2010, 06:13 AM
Are those stock size rotors?

pugz
06-05-2010, 03:00 PM
Ya those are just stock size 2wd v6 rotors

VG30E
06-05-2010, 03:41 PM
mmmmmmmm

who makes thoses pugz?

pugz
06-05-2010, 11:46 PM
I've been searching on eBay for a while for the 2wd v6 ones. And these finally popped up. 66$ shipped

david29
06-06-2010, 04:29 AM
I've been searching on eBay for a while for the 2wd v6 ones. And these finally popped up. 66$ shipped
Were these each or a pair? Probably for each but figured I would ask.

pugz
06-06-2010, 04:32 AM
For the pair.

1989D21
06-06-2010, 06:09 AM
Wow, that's a heckuva deal. What pads are you going to run?

deafbob
06-06-2010, 02:45 PM
what is the name of the seller on ebay?

pugz
06-06-2010, 04:25 PM
mat sent me this pic last night on fb

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs263.snc3/27792_1299992744352_1366415905_30727577_3686552_n. jpg


as for the brakes im gonna run regular pads for now. might get some ebc's soon though. heres the sellers link http://stores.ebay.com/powerautosport

unluckybstrd
06-06-2010, 07:27 PM
so pugz, whos painting the pathy for ya? cus i just happen to know an experienced painter who might be willin to do it:cool:

ScottXGTR
06-06-2010, 07:48 PM
damn white background lol


there are other options: :dathumb:
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=404







pugz, it looks like mat is welding flowers onto the side of your frame the way those dimes are layed over in a circle

pugz
06-06-2010, 11:26 PM
so pugz, whos painting the pathy for ya? cus i just happen to know an experienced painter who might be willin to do it:cool:


who you got in mind and let me know what you are thinking. :D




and scotty.... lmao. i just want it pretty :rofl2:

david29
06-06-2010, 11:35 PM
pugz, it looks like mat is welding flowers onto the side of your frame the way those dimes are layed over in a circle
AHHHHH!!!! The pretty flowers. I like flowers.

The little holes look like someones asshole. Too bad you didnt make them in the shape of stars like the back of a famous sheep.

Nice welding job BTW!!

$76.99 Free shipping is what I see listed on the guys Ebay site.

jimmy726
06-06-2010, 11:44 PM
The little holes look like someones asshole.

And he actually meant to say they look like his stretched asshole sorry david i had to do it lmao

lonissan
06-07-2010, 02:23 AM
Damn nice work!

unluckybstrd
06-07-2010, 02:32 AM
who you got in mind and let me know what you are thinking i had yours truly in mind, and im thinkin i oughta spray some paint on that joint. i may even be willing to come to the truck to paint it. if you wanna talk about it, shoot me a pm

kmanuel
06-12-2010, 10:54 PM
Saw the frame today, very nice

pugz
06-12-2010, 11:56 PM
damn i havent even seen anything since that last pic. lol

pugz
06-13-2010, 06:21 AM
mat posted this on facebook......

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs525.ash1/30857_134924139852580_100000049855170_398130_66486 4_n.jpg

Ice
06-13-2010, 06:44 AM
yeah, ill try to get better pics on Monday or Tuesday.. i decieded to narrow the rear frame little bit on both sides.. so i gotta do some cutting and rewelding.. no biggie, better now then later.. haha
the focus now is gonna be the control arms.... ive been rounding up metal and gotta get some cut and etc... pugs and I came up with an idea on the arms... gonna be fun...

Swschz
06-13-2010, 11:36 AM
Top work...cant wait to see more.

pugz
06-13-2010, 07:02 PM
the focus now is gonna be the control arms.... ive been rounding up metal and gotta get some cut and etc... pugs and I came up with an idea on the arms... gonna be fun...


ya i cant wait for these. definitley wont be just tubular. :D

jimmy726
06-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Pugz did you get with NC. ANd the frame looks good is the front narrowed so he can roll low and turn ice?

Ice
06-13-2010, 10:39 PM
Pugz did you get with NC. ANd the frame looks good is the front narrowed so he can roll low and turn ice?

no , then you run into engine room , and exhaust , and steering issues...
gotta remember, he has plans for a 350 ...

jimmy726
06-13-2010, 11:50 PM
yeah thats tru i guess you could just narrow the arms since you are built everything anyways

pugz
06-13-2010, 11:58 PM
With the wheel offset and the pathy fenders I should be able to turn low easily. Might take 3/4" the arms. But I don't think he will need to.

HybridImages
06-15-2010, 06:51 PM
Coming along nicely, I've been seeing the pics on FB. :thumb:

pugz
06-16-2010, 07:00 PM
yeah, ill try to get better pics on Monday or Tuesday..




its wednesday.... lmao

thanks james. its coming out better than i could have hoped.

Ice
06-17-2010, 02:10 AM
ill try to get some tonite....
been in the machine room making parts for the arm jigs...

and getting things moved at home for my parents coming down, havnt seen them in 6 months...

pugz
06-17-2010, 02:20 AM
cool deal.

So u decided to make those then. :)

Ice
06-17-2010, 02:26 AM
Yeah. I decieded to make them. And gotta make few other parts for the jig. Wanna make the jig nice. Nso then maybe I could make other arms and sell.

jimmy726
06-17-2010, 03:25 AM
i like that idea ice hopefully within a decent price range

Ice
06-17-2010, 06:19 AM
wish i had more to show, but ive been working and planning on the control arms and getting parts ready and etc...
but heres the frame how it sites now...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10578.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10577.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10580.jpg

jimmy726
06-17-2010, 02:15 PM
Pugz has no more need for porn he can just come to his build thread lol

pugz
06-17-2010, 02:25 PM
Lmao@ jimmy


frame looks great mat. The control arm bushing will be there today according to ups. (yes i switched from the heim joints guys....)

ScottXGTR
06-17-2010, 10:05 PM
(yes i switched from the heim joints guys....)

so lemme guess, you're selling the heim joints . . . :rofl2:

pugz
06-18-2010, 01:03 AM
lmao....hey noone said i couldnt sell parts. i just cant sell the pathy.

ScottXGTR
06-18-2010, 01:06 AM
we're on to your new plan. "i cant sell the pathy, but i can part it out"

pugz
06-18-2010, 01:34 AM
lmao skitty. im only saling unused parts.

jimmy726
06-18-2010, 01:58 AM
how about those nice rims you have there pugz

pugz
06-18-2010, 02:43 AM
sure jimmy....but since they are discontinued now they are rare and inflation due to the oil spill is a bitch....so ill sell them for 2000$ +shipping...u know my paypal addy. send away

jimmy726
06-18-2010, 03:41 AM
dude for that much i could have some 24 billet racelines

TruckMods
06-18-2010, 05:15 AM
That Frame is just crazy! This pathy is gonna look killer! this has probably been mentioned a hundred times but do you have 2 door?

Edit: :doh: Just seen the Pic in front post...

jimmy726
06-18-2010, 05:44 AM
lmao truck mods

pugz
06-18-2010, 01:11 PM
dude for that much i could have some 24 billet racelines

but you cant lay on those with out rebuilding your truck. you can lay on mine easy..... only $2g's plus shipping. hahahahahahah

That Frame is just crazy! This pathy is gonna look killer! this has probably been mentioned a hundred times but do you have 2 door?

Edit: :doh: Just seen the Pic in front post...


lmao. ya its a 4 dr. alot of people look and think its a 2 door at first since teh rear door handles are up on the pillar

jimmy726
06-18-2010, 03:36 PM
but you cant lay on those with out rebuilding your truck. you can lay on mine easy..... only $2g's plus shipping. hahahahah
I was talking about 24s on the f150 lol and they would tuck 2k for billet 24s is a hell of a deal and then i wouldnt have to get the front and rear narrowed that in itself would cost 2k.

xgolferdude
06-20-2010, 05:00 AM
ya know if your interested greg said they would have a few 22s they could pop out pretty cheap pugz.... just thought i would throw that out there... I think im gunna get 2 for the back of the fronty... progress looks great man! You coming to slamily this year in fort smith?

pugz
06-20-2010, 07:50 AM
nah im gonna stick to 20s. anything bigger goes that much further into the rear doors, and i want functional doors and rear windows still need to roll down. i just need to get my steering wheel made.

Lowlyfe
06-22-2010, 04:49 AM
lookin sick guys, the build, the parts, the plan. i can already see it!!

pugz
06-25-2010, 02:36 AM
ice sent me this pic today. not fab work but a very important part. next part purchase will be my lines and fittings i think. or maybe my dakota digital gauge setup. ill figure that out once i have some more money to spend. and those also are parts that can wait a lil while. every day i think of something else i need to buy for this thing. maybe one day ill get a raise at work an be able to sink some more cash into it. lol



http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs020.ash2/34379_1314843315607_1366415905_30766718_3452225_n. jpg

Thor
06-25-2010, 04:55 AM
nice valves!

xgolferdude
06-25-2010, 09:16 PM
very nice!!!

pugz
06-29-2010, 02:29 AM
i think i finally decided on a motor swap. i found a hell of a deal on a bigger small block. ill have to swap it to carb and change some things up but ive decided that the vg30 will never go into this new frame

TruckMods
06-29-2010, 02:34 AM
i think i finally decided on a motor swap. i found a hell of a deal on a bigger small block. ill have to swap it to carb and change some things up but ive decided that the vg30 will never go into this new frame

Care to Elaborate on motor or is it top secret ninja stuff?... :ninja: I'm already jelous your doing a swap but to keep us pondering is cruel bro lol :D

pugz
06-29-2010, 02:35 AM
ohh whoops. itll be a 6.0L cant pass it up.

TruckMods
06-29-2010, 02:41 AM
ohh whoops. itll be a 6.0L cant pass it up.

:eek: Dude, This will be the baddest F*&^ Pathy ever if you did a 6L!!! Start savings account dubbed "Tires" cause you'll be burnin em up quick haha

pugz
06-29-2010, 02:45 AM
im aiming for the top on this one. well.....over the top.

xgolferdude
06-29-2010, 04:40 AM
thats awesome! are you going to find an intake low profile enough to fit under the hood? most of the ones ive seen are quite tall...

Benbuilt4u
06-30-2010, 01:09 AM
nice build looking good!!

Ven
06-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Gonna be siiick...need some updated pics!!

pugz
06-30-2010, 10:53 PM
ok heres a sneak peek at the new/soon to be upper arms......



http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs292.snc3/28263_1319325347655_1366415905_30778996_623310_n.j pg

tazzman691
06-30-2010, 11:44 PM
i would go with the ls1 the intake is shorter

pugz
07-02-2010, 02:46 PM
i think i found a better deal on jsut a 350. which is fine with me. and free is better than paying so i might get that. jsut depends on if i make some money in the next few weeks.

more progress on the control arms.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10629.jpg

Minitucking
07-02-2010, 09:07 PM
Dimples or just holes? Going off the pattern. lol

pugz
07-02-2010, 09:24 PM
Just holes. No dimples.

xgolferdude
07-02-2010, 09:39 PM
thats gunna looks great!

pugz
07-12-2010, 01:26 AM
other side control arm......

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs018.ash2/34284_1328299251997_1366415905_30799903_4481244_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs022.ash2/34440_1328281131544_1366415905_30799876_4679136_n. jpg

jimmy726
07-12-2010, 02:06 AM
dam man they look really good

pugz
07-15-2010, 12:39 AM
worked out the deal on my motor and am getting a 6.0. not sure if ill swap it to carb or jsut wire it in. but i gotta get it to mat so he can mount it up. now jsut need to find a super cheap trans for it. and i might start looking for a rear end swap.

david29
07-15-2010, 12:47 AM
worked out the deal on my motor and am getting a 6.0. not sure if ill swap it to carb or jsut wire it in. but i gotta get it to mat so he can mount it up. now jsut need to find a super cheap trans for it. and i might start looking for a rear end swap.
Auto or manual trans? Several options to choose from.

pugz
07-15-2010, 12:50 AM
auto. looking for either a 200 or 700r4

david29
07-15-2010, 12:53 AM
auto. looking for either a 200 or 700r4
You want the 700R.
Not the 200. Its a piece of shit.
The better way to go would be the 4L60E or the 4L80E. Unfortunately a little more electronics.

pugz
07-15-2010, 12:55 AM
ya the 700r4 is my choice one. but i could build up a 200 and be good with it. i dont want electronic. im trying to keep this build simple and easy...




lmao

$krap_IN_flesh
07-15-2010, 12:57 AM
700r4 stay away from the 200 they go out super easy.

kmanuel
07-15-2010, 01:18 AM
pugz- are you going to need a special bellhousing or and adapter?

6.0 doesn't have the same bellhousing pattern as the older 350, etc so the trans are different

chadcrissdesign
07-15-2010, 01:34 AM
what size wheels?

sparkinframe
07-15-2010, 01:50 AM
i know your going for s simple build, but get EFI, that way you'll get some gas mileage

TruckMods
07-15-2010, 02:18 AM
Pics or it Did'nt happen :ninja:

pugz
07-15-2010, 03:58 AM
what size wheels?

20s

i know your going for s simple build, but get EFI, that way you'll get some gas mileage[/QUOTE

I'm thinking about I know I can get a harness made pretty cheap

[QUOTE=TruckMods.com;157549]Pics or it Did'nt happen :ninja:

Lol. It's happened. I just gotta drive an hour to my friends to go get it.

pugz
07-15-2010, 03:59 AM
And k. I know I can run a 700 I've seen it done. I think it's just an adapter

Thor
07-15-2010, 04:11 AM
Yup there's an adapter plate. I say EFI if you plan on driving it on any highways. Carb if its a trailer queen. EFI wiring can be hidden pretty well with some work. Carb is cleaner but I'm going fuel injection for gas mileage.

And yes 700R4, 200 will blow up behind an LS engine.

jimmy726
07-15-2010, 04:28 AM
700r4 but you better build the shit out of it

screw_dup
07-15-2010, 12:50 PM
im so lovin this build

Minitucking
07-15-2010, 02:28 PM
EFI ftw!!! lol you need any help just let me know.

pugz
07-15-2010, 05:09 PM
Ya chris ill be hitting you up on a few things for sure.

Ice
07-15-2010, 07:56 PM
yeah, im soo glad Pugs went with this motor.... now i dont have to worry about the v6 nissan motor and all the damn wires! haha

pugz
07-15-2010, 11:07 PM
I might get you a painless wiring setup for the whole truck though... :) :)

OLDSCHOOL
07-16-2010, 06:18 AM
just let me know if you need me to drop off the engine on my way through,

pugz
07-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Will do frank. As of right now its most likely a yes that ill need ya too. I dont see myself having anytime to get over there anytime soon

aburley88
07-18-2010, 04:07 PM
:pics:

seriously lol time to update the pics man, even if it's a gusset haha. nice work so far though, going to be bad ass :ninja:

pugz
07-19-2010, 07:30 PM
thanks. i update the thread as soon as i get pics from ice. so hopfully he will send me some soon.

97redhardbody
07-19-2010, 09:11 PM
Ice take pics! We wanna see!

Ice
07-20-2010, 02:54 AM
not totally finished.. but at a stopping point , so i can move on to other things.... i still want to do little more detail work on these.. especialy the end parts... but i can worry about that later.....

upper arms ... (untill i finish the detail work later)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10652.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10654.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10653.jpg

and sorry... no DAMN Dimples in the holes.... dimple dies are cool.. but minitruckers seemed to have went overboard on them... lol.....

jimmy726
07-20-2010, 03:08 AM
counter sink them?

pugz
07-20-2010, 03:08 AM
mmmmmm

sparkinframe
07-20-2010, 04:23 AM
Wow!.

95PGHB
07-20-2010, 04:47 AM
looks sic! if I were closer i would come check out your setup and learn a few tricks!

Ice
07-20-2010, 04:52 AM
looks sic! if I were closer i would come check out your setup and learn a few tricks!\
lol... i prob would make you work for me at least part time if anything! haha.. you got some nifty ideas too.. lol

Ven
07-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Very nice work Matt, those upper's look Killer!

trips
07-21-2010, 12:53 AM
not totally finished.. but at a stopping point , so i can move on to other things.... i still want to do little more detail work on these.. especialy the end parts... but i can worry about that later.....

upper arms ... (untill i finish the detail work later)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10652.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10654.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10653.jpg

and sorry... no DAMN Dimples in the holes.... dimple dies are cool.. but minitruckers seemed to have went overboard on them... lol.....

lovin them uppers they look like my micrometers lol

sparkinframe
07-21-2010, 03:12 AM
was there any conclusion whether or not running pathy UCAs on hardbody reduced the camber?

Minitucking
07-21-2010, 12:21 PM
Looking good ICE!!! I love the arms dimples or no dimples! LOL

Igolo
07-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Looking good ICE!!! I love the arms dimples or no dimples! LOL


x2 !!!!! Great looking work right there!!

jwol48
07-27-2010, 04:30 PM
any updates??? :confused:

aburley88
08-03-2010, 01:47 AM
bump? anything new ice?

Ice
08-03-2010, 03:54 AM
maybe end of the week...

DOHCIVIC
08-03-2010, 04:41 AM
in to the finish

pugz
08-07-2010, 12:59 AM
well its not looking like im getting the 6.0 after all. but im just gonna order a crate motor and call it a day. ill add a coupld lil things to make it pretty. but i dont need a 500+hp 6.0l. i jsut want a 300hp v8 under the hood. ill be ordering it in a few days and having it shipped straight to ice.

Mr.Ryan
08-07-2010, 02:04 AM
that's easy enough, The gm goodwrench crate motor that was in my regal was rated at 290 at the crank, and they guy I bought it from said it was pretty cheap

pugz
08-07-2010, 02:06 AM
ya the 290hp ones are around 2k complete. im gonna get the most hp i can afford. so might try for a 330. should be plenty for the pathy

Mr.Ryan
08-07-2010, 02:17 AM
just remember they say complete but it isn't you will still need other things as far as p/s pump, a/c pump, alternator, and so forth, some time depending on the package you can get a carb and manifold too. and to think about it the one in my buick was a long block and did run like a mofo when I took the edelbrock performer carb off and put the stock quadrajet back on and it started alot easier in the mornings too. just need to replace the floats and needle valves every few years.

pugz
08-07-2010, 02:28 AM
heres the 3 im looking at

http://www.jegs.com/i/Blueprint-Engines/138/BP35511CTC1/10002/-1?parentProductId=1197258


this one id get teh package deal at the bottom:

http://www.jegs.com/p/GM-Performance/GM-Performance-Parts-350-Engine-Package/755609/10002/-1


http://www.jegs.com/i/GM-Performance/809/19244450/10002/-1?parentProductId=1329887

i know i still gotta add some stuff. but at least this way the main components are handled. ill also have to figure out headers and stuff. and switch to some custom valve covers and front cover. i think ill hit up leftsyder on that for some custom engraving :D

Ice
08-07-2010, 03:40 AM
hooker headers! the right ones will hug the engine, so giving more room around it...

pugz
08-07-2010, 01:08 PM
ya ice ill probably get the s-10 block hugger headers for it. i think those are best for the nissans.

95PGHB
08-08-2010, 07:49 AM
Have you thought about a 5.3 swap? I dont know about down there but you can find them all day long around here...

pugz
08-08-2010, 08:37 PM
ya but i want to run a carb for looks and ease. 5.3s are easy to get here too. but i want something simple.

unluckybstrd
08-18-2010, 12:52 AM
updates ice, ya lazy bum. what, did ya lose your camera? when do i get to paint it? lol

Ice
08-18-2010, 06:14 AM
sorry im little behind... not gonna make excuses....
main thing right now is my wife is about to drop our baby anytime now.. been to the doc today and she can come any minute.... so im not getting work done at this moment...

nemosfate
08-18-2010, 07:08 AM
bet your on pins and needles ice!! lol

t1m0ty
08-18-2010, 05:31 PM
sorry im little behind... not gonna make excuses....
main thing right now is my wife is about to drop our baby anytime now.. been to the doc today and she can come any minute.... so im not getting work done at this moment...

Nice cover up...he sold it didn't he?

Jk

Congrats on having a kid! :P

Ven
08-18-2010, 05:48 PM
Probably building cribs and such instead of trucks! Been there B4...lol Good luck with the new Baby! :thumb:

pugz
08-18-2010, 05:54 PM
Next person to talk about me selling it is getting banned for a week.

pugz
08-18-2010, 06:53 PM
Im not kidding, ill jsut totally stop updating this thread. Its fucking old.

jimmy726
08-18-2010, 07:33 PM
lmao chill out pugz but it is getting old lol Congrats on that new baby when it comes dont cry to much like i did the first time i saw my son

ScottXGTR
08-18-2010, 08:16 PM
Next person to talk about me selling it is getting banned for a week.

lol. im tempted to try it just to see if its possible.

feel free to clean all those posts out of the thread as needed.

kmanuel
08-18-2010, 08:18 PM
scotty- its possible
I am on other forums with this same template and they have done it to people.
They get banned for a length of time, won't let them log in until the time is up

pugz
08-19-2010, 12:40 AM
kevin he means him. i cant ban him. theres a few people on here who cant be banned. lol

and im gonna delete all posts from now on that mention it.

kmanuel
08-19-2010, 01:12 AM
my bad, misread scotty's post

pugz
08-19-2010, 01:28 AM
its all good.

as an update though.... i did decide on a motor.........


EDIT... MOTOR HAS CHANGED AGAIN. WILL UPDATE SOON

t1m0ty
08-19-2010, 02:39 AM
Hmm someone is angry. anyway, it was the first time I brought it up, my bad, love the build.

pugz
08-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Not angry. Its just old.

jcjcsoccerkid
08-19-2010, 03:28 PM
Not angry. Its just old.

you're old!! you're 30! :ninja:


can't wait to see more updates on this, you have a stereo planned for it yet?

Twisted720
08-19-2010, 04:49 PM
damn I can't wait to see this thing done...

pugz
08-19-2010, 04:53 PM
Stereo will come way later. Wont be a lot. Jsut 2 12s and some good mids and highs. Itll all match. But idk on brands yet. Hopefully by then ill get a sponsor.

TruckMods
08-19-2010, 04:58 PM
darn pugz, slow down man...I'll never be able to compete w/Your build lol

jcjcsoccerkid
08-19-2010, 05:03 PM
Stereo will come way later. Wont be a lot. Jsut 2 12s and some good mids and highs. Itll all match. But idk on brands yet. Hopefully by then ill get a sponsor.

how do you do that?

jimmy726
08-19-2010, 07:04 PM
have a badass truck and know the right people have you ever noticed extensive in all there trucks has RF

ScottXGTR
08-19-2010, 07:34 PM
full audio sponsorships arent as common as they used to be. big companies will give out a few if they know it has cover truck potential and you know enough people to get the press. thats the big thing is making it worth their time. you might be required to attend a certain number of shows, park your vehicle at their booth for demos, attend sema or photoshoots, etc.

and most sponsorships are just discounts nowadays anyway. pretty much comparable to an employee discount if you worked at a car stereo store. very few people are just given free stuff.

pugz
08-19-2010, 10:50 PM
ya. they are definitley hard to get. im sure just like the rest of this build im gonna end up paying for it all. if so itll be 2 re 12s, amp to push those and some 3 6.5" component sets and a matching amp for all those

Minitucking
08-19-2010, 10:58 PM
Nice clean simple motor... love it!! Cant wait to park next to you at shows bro.

pugz
08-19-2010, 11:03 PM
ya. same here chris. hopefully we can park together at texmex next year. i plan on driving mine there. i hope

ezekieL
08-19-2010, 11:30 PM
Nice clean simple motor... love it!! Cant wait to park next to you at shows bro.

ya. same here chris. hopefully we can park together at texmex next year. i plan on driving mine there. i hope


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO0wew2sBZY

93hb2nv
08-20-2010, 01:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO0wew2sBZY
hahahaha

nemosfate
08-20-2010, 06:16 AM
classic lol

pugz
08-30-2010, 02:26 AM
heres an update from my boy Brian at KEG-media.com

http://photosbypugz.smugmug.com/photos/987346696_p3WeB-XL.jpg

kmanuel
08-30-2010, 02:29 AM
looks horrible


j/k

jimmy726
08-30-2010, 02:40 AM
wow that shit is pimp dude

ScottXGTR
08-30-2010, 02:54 AM
looks good. needs a render of the backside so we can see how it flows onto the gate

dirty
08-30-2010, 02:57 AM
brian is pretty good at that sorta thing lol
gonna be dope

sparkinframe
08-30-2010, 03:11 AM
i liked it better with the hb grill.
are you shaving the rear doors?

pugz
08-30-2010, 02:32 PM
im shaving the handles of the rear doors yes.


and scotty i need to pay him for a 2nd view. this was sponsored for my build

DRAGN20S
08-30-2010, 04:16 PM
dam i wish i had that kinda money !!!! nice build keep the updates coming!!!!!

pugz
08-30-2010, 04:31 PM
Hahaha i wish i had more money. I still have about 15k i need to find to finish this thing

Ice
09-07-2010, 07:18 AM
ok , got the baby thing out of the way... now i just gotta figure out how to sleep and work... seems like the little girl tells me what to do already! ...

anyways... heres few lower arms pics.... THEY ARE NOT FINISHED... im gonna add more to them and etc, like shock mounts, gussets and all that good stuff.. this is done to the point i can start mocking up the crossmember . Later ill come back and finish the arms...

i was try'n to follow the theme like the upper arms.. but i cant cut holes on the side of the lowers (due to weakness), but ill wait later to add the flashy stuff.. lol...
heres the basic plates i cut out..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10766.jpg
then heres the mock up ... dont look like much.. but i put alot of gussets inside them ....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10764.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10763.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10762.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10760.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10759.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/doctor_iceman/Pugs%20Pathfinder/SDC10758.jpg

Minitucking
09-07-2010, 12:06 PM
Nice!! Looks like some heavy duty arms.

Ven
09-07-2010, 01:45 PM
Looking good man! BEEFY!!

pugz
09-07-2010, 02:25 PM
Looks great ice. Ill have the motor there soon.

kmanuel
09-07-2010, 02:58 PM
hurry up with the motor and trans pugz
i am tired of seeing all of your one-off parts

pugz
09-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Lmao. I got motor and trans lined out now. Decided on a different one than i showed. Ill show it off next weekend when its in my possession. i did pick up a fuel cell and pump this past weekend fron yuconfused though. thanks max

95PGHB
09-08-2010, 01:18 AM
Looks DAMN good Matt!!! Are your plates all plasma/laser cut??? I want to build some custom one offs for my ext cab but I really dont have the shit I need to do it right...

I wish I lived closer cause I would like the check it out in person!!!

Looking forward to seeing more progress!!!

pugz
09-08-2010, 01:22 AM
dont worry it should be getting painted up in oklahoma. :D

i think he had someone cut them out lazer or a plazma table.

95PGHB
09-08-2010, 01:33 AM
Who is doin the paint work??? I might have to make a drive to check it out when its local!!!

pugz
09-08-2010, 01:41 AM
i cant say yet. cuz its not set in stone. but it wont be till around this time next year

95PGHB
09-08-2010, 01:44 AM
well let me know when your ready to release the info... HAHA... ill go check it out!!

pugz
09-08-2010, 01:54 AM
will do. me and him have been talking about it. and he wants to. but we havent set it all in stone yet. and i still got alot of body work to do once it gets here too.

Ice
09-08-2010, 04:27 AM
Looks DAMN good Matt!!! Are your plates all plasma/laser cut??? I want to build some custom one offs for my ext cab but I really dont have the shit I need to do it right...

I wish I lived closer cause I would like the check it out in person!!!

Looking forward to seeing more progress!!!

i was try'n to get my buddy to cut it out on his Plasma table... but had problems... so we just used his Iron Worker to cut it out by hand... then i touched it up with a grinder.....

thanks for the comment!

xgolferdude
09-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Man that thing is gunna be awesome!! Keep up the good work guys!

m13hty
09-08-2010, 08:22 PM
this thing is going to be insane! makes me want a pathfinder lol

LuisT
09-09-2010, 08:30 AM
hey pugz do you plan on getting a rolllpan?:D

Ice
09-09-2010, 01:23 PM
hey pugz do you plan on getting a rolllpan?:D

ill prob be making one for him

pugz
09-10-2010, 12:41 AM
ya im wanting ice to build me one. i have some nissan letters to incorporate somewhere too. but im thinking possible using those on the interior. if not middle of the roll pan might be where they end up

LuisT
09-10-2010, 06:48 AM
ill prob be making one for him

ya im wanting ice to build me one. i have some nissan letters to incorporate somewhere too. but im thinking possible using those on the interior. if not middle of the roll pan might be where they end up

:D:D why dont make another one? :D:D:D

man shipping from alabama will be way cheaper than Ca (grant kustoms)

Ice
09-10-2010, 06:57 AM
:D:D why dont make another one? :D:D:D

man shipping from alabama will be way cheaper than Ca (grant kustoms)
ill see what i can do ... maybe i can make several of them....
i didnt think grant made any yet anyways?

wait nevermind... guess they do make them... but oh well, ill be making one off for pugs anyways.... lol

pugz
09-10-2010, 01:31 PM
The ones grant makes dont wrap around. They jsut sit in that recessed area when u take the bumper off. Since the bumper wraps around the sides and indents into the quarters grants will leave it like that. I dont think that would look right

Ven
09-10-2010, 02:15 PM
I may be interested in one as well Matt.

chadcrissdesign
09-10-2010, 07:43 PM
its like once every 2 months theres a update.

chadcrissdesign
09-10-2010, 07:45 PM
i was try'n to get my buddy to cut it out on his Plasma table... but had problems... so we just used his Iron Worker to cut it out by hand... then i touched it up with a grinder.....

thanks for the comment!


if you need stuff lasered or waterjetted, i do that for a living if you need stuff.

jimmy726
09-10-2010, 08:32 PM
its like once every 2 months theres a update.
hey atleast after 2 months he didnt give up lmfao

Ven
09-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Ouch!!

LuisT
09-10-2010, 09:02 PM
The ones grant makes dont wrap around. They jsut sit in that recessed area when u take the bumper off. Since the bumper wraps around the sides and indents into the quarters grants will leave it like that. I dont think that would look right
http://grantkustoms.com/catalog/images/rollnispath.jpg
in the pic looks like they wrap around that why i ask, for just straight metal piece im not paying shipping when im sure down here somebody can do it in a few hours
I may be interested in one as well Matt.
ice you got another one!!!:D :thumb:

pugz
09-11-2010, 04:12 AM
i asked grant on facebook if they did and he said no.



but anyway.............. finally decided on a motor for the right price and picked it up today.

2006 chevy 5.3L, edelbrock 7118 manifold to convert to carb, 650cfm carb, and a rebuilt 700r4 to back it all up. ls1 oil pan, ls1 windage tray and pickup, should be good, jsut need to add some paint and polish to it later

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs682.snc4/62286_1383177583921_1366415905_30938762_853309_n.j pg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs306.ash2/58594_1383177943930_1366415905_30938763_2634487_n. jpg

and it only cost me this.....
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs204.ash2/46711_1382985059108_1366415905_30938474_2309732_n. jpg

and now i need more of that ^^

david29
09-11-2010, 05:37 AM
$2160 if my eyes and math are correct. You laid out some green for that stuff.
The 5.3 's back when they came out were pretty stout engines. Comparable to the 327's back in the day. Not really but that is what GM was going for.


Swap meet is Sunday at the Humble Civic Center. I will be out there. Wont ya come out and say hi?

pugz
09-11-2010, 01:15 PM
lol. the 06 5.3 came with 295hp. but with the cxarb conversion i think thats supposed to add about 50ish. so before headers and cam i should be close to 330-350 hp. should be plenty for the little pathy.


david im not sure about tomorrow. im supposed to be bbq'ing tonight for tomorrow. if i do ill pm you and yall can stop by after the meet for pulled pork and brisket

david29
09-11-2010, 05:19 PM
lol. the 06 5.3 came with 295hp. but with the cxarb conversion i think thats supposed to add about 50ish. so before headers and cam i should be close to 330-350 hp. should be plenty for the little pathy.


david im not sure about tomorrow. im supposed to be bbq'ing tonight for tomorrow. if i do ill pm you and yall can stop by after the meet for pulled pork and brisket
Hell Yeah!

Ill call ya when I leave there for sure.

kmanuel
09-11-2010, 05:29 PM
when you dropping that stuff off in Alabama?

pugz
09-11-2010, 07:06 PM
Hell Yeah!

Ill call ya when I leave there for sure.

might not be brisket or pork now. but hit me up anyway

when you dropping that stuff off in Alabama?

oldschool is coming through tomorrow or monday and hes gonna drop it off for me

david29
09-13-2010, 05:22 AM
might not be brisket or pork now. but hit me up anyway

I decided I smelled to bad to drop by after leaving the swap meet. It was a hot SOB today. I changed shirts 3 times during the course of the day. It took until I was halfway home before I stopped sweating and I had the AC cranked in my truck.
Plus the wifey wanted to go eat with the kids and I had just watched the Texans kick some Indy ASS.

Go Texans!!!

pugz
09-13-2010, 02:10 PM
its cool david. we ended up jsut making fajitas, sausage, and boudin. it was damn good. it was way to hot to be outside cooking, so i can imagine how hot it was at the swap meet.

d21cruisa
09-13-2010, 03:55 PM
Why not keep it fuel injected and get better mileage and reliability?

pugz
09-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Looks better with carb, easier to wire up. And thats how it came lol

Ven
09-13-2010, 05:46 PM
I plan to run a Carb'd motor on mine as well. I try and follow the KISS method as much as possible....

http://cdn.techipedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/kiss.jpg

d21cruisa
09-13-2010, 05:59 PM
hahaha cool, I was just wondering!

chadcrissdesign
09-14-2010, 04:18 AM
so if you dont mind me asking, why does it seem to be taking so long???

pugz
09-14-2010, 04:33 AM
its a back burner build. im in no real big rush. hes been waiting on me for this motor so he can build all the xmember and stuff to fit it. plus u gotta think about the hours of tig work in the arms. theres alot of time in this. most people jsut arent willing to do it like me and him. its gonna be a sema truck. but one thats fully driveable and functional. not jsut something thrown together like some of the other builds we have seen out there.