View Full Version : 27UKN - 89 Navara Dually

11-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Hey all.
I figure since things are happening now, I may as well post some pics. This will be a slow build as its my daily, while I'm laying out my 92 Civic.
Its an 89 Dual Cab, and for those of you who don't know, I'm from Queensland, Australia.

I picked it up dirt cheap, and sold off the canopy, nudgebar, towbar, and 4wd wheels/tyres, and made a decent profit! :nana2:
It looked like this-

I picked up a set of Holden Rodeo 16" alloys for $50, painted them gloss black, and threw on some tyres. Also brought it down around 5 1/2"!
New wheels, but before lowering :rofl2:

I also extended the shifter, and added a Budweiser beer tap handle.

Scored a pair of all-clear taillights.

And this is what I'm working on now. Trying to get something done before a show this weekend!!
Hilux Surf 4wd Bumper. Shaved indicators and centre grille, welded up (1 piece), and will have Land Rover Defender indicators frenched into it.

I have a pathfinder grille and headlights to go on, so I'm shaving the corners to complete the flush look. I didn't want to swap to the later panels, so I used a pair of donor guards to continue the bodyline to the front, then capped it with the top edge of the donor guard also.
Old piece cut out (left) and new piece on the right.
All tacked in place

Got 2 nights left to finish the front end before the show. Fingers crossed!

11-03-2010, 01:02 AM
way too cool

Brad Sims
11-03-2010, 01:28 AM
i like the bumper,cant wait to see it smooth

11-03-2010, 01:34 AM
Looking good man. Keep it up. I'm liking the bumper to.

11-03-2010, 02:24 AM
damn you and your RHD! u got skills man. keep it up!

11-03-2010, 02:28 AM
damn you and your RHD! u got skills man. keep it up!

lol, No, damn you and your LHD!

11-03-2010, 11:02 AM
giving me some ideas with that surf bumper.
where did you score the all clears from ive been lookin for farkin ages and cant find any they look trick as fuunk

11-03-2010, 03:10 PM
giving me some ideas with that surf bumper.
where did you score the all clears from ive been lookin for farkin ages and cant find any they look trick as fuunk

ebay is your friend ;) :thumb:

Got the corners ground back and smoothed tonight, and the bumper is all welded and ground too. Got the buckets welded up and frenched into the bar for the indicators.
Should get some filler on tomorrow and get it primed. I'll get some pics up tomorrow.

11-04-2010, 12:42 AM

11-04-2010, 02:25 AM
good start. i love dual cabs

11-05-2010, 01:53 PM
wow keep going!!! i wanna see more!

11-07-2010, 11:10 PM
Well got most of it back together, just in time for the show. Couldn't get the Pathfinder headlights mounted though, as I'm missing the brackets for them. Hopefully I can get some and get them on next week.

Corners are done

James lending a hand knocking back the welds
And back in one piece, with Land Rover Defender indicators.

I still have a bit of work to do on both the corners getting them 100% straight, and the bar needs a filler piece to close up the gap between the top and the grille. I really don't like the early grilles, so I'm hoping the Pathy front will finish it off and make it look better.

Brad Sims
11-08-2010, 02:17 AM
i think closing the gap and pathy grill is gonna make it look good

11-08-2010, 05:13 AM
off to a good start for sure, in to see the rest!

11-08-2010, 01:53 PM

Hows about this??? I love this truck!!!

11-09-2010, 11:21 PM
Yep, the Pathy front is just what it needs!! That looks sweet! I'm going to run the later bonnet though that comes down further.
I like the idea of the phantom grille too, but where I live I'd be getting pulled over on a daily basis for something so obvious.

Scored a set of 18's off a JDM Mitsubishi Pajero. Not sure whether to go gloss black with a red stripe on the lip, or leave the lip bare, and paint the centre.
I'm leaning more towards all black with stripe though. What do you guys reckon?

11-10-2010, 08:07 AM
if yoiu change bonnets you have to change gaurds

11-10-2010, 02:12 PM
if yoiu change bonnets you have to change gaurds

Why's that? The angle of the front part?

11-11-2010, 06:00 AM
yes becase of the bonnet being longer and the gaurds being set up for a short bonnet

11-11-2010, 10:06 AM
Sweet, that won't be hard to mod.
I don't want to change to the later guards

11-11-2010, 01:57 PM
why do you want the longer bonnet is there a reson

11-11-2010, 09:49 PM
I want to run Pathfinder lights and grille. There will be a big gap between the grille and bonnet if I don't

11-13-2010, 01:45 PM
change the mounting points for the grill slips and run the early model light brakets

11-22-2010, 10:17 AM
change the mounting points for the grill slips and run the early model light brakets

I doubt that will work, but see what happens.

Got my Pajero's painted up, and added a red pinstripe. Stoked with how they turned out. :nana2:
I'll get a pic up tomorrow of them on the truck.

11-22-2010, 11:29 AM
nice job!!

11-22-2010, 01:06 PM
it works when you do the older swap on the newer model d21

12-02-2010, 11:01 AM
wheres the progress pics i am getting one tomorow

12-02-2010, 09:19 PM
I like those wheels, but too bad they are in a conservative OEM offset.

12-03-2010, 04:41 AM
Okay here's the pics.
Got bored the other day and sprayed some scallops down the sides. haha.
Hopefully I can find time to lower it more soon.


12-03-2010, 04:55 AM
scallops look kinda cool.

Brad Sims
12-03-2010, 09:26 PM
love them scallops

12-09-2010, 11:05 PM
Okay, scored a 92 Surf bar. Turned out being a real pain in the ass to get it to fit right, as the mounts on the bar were narrower than the 91, so I had to modify my brackets again.
Pie cut the corners to bring them in closer to the 2wd guards.
Bar on
And voila! Primered, assembled, and indicators wired up. I think it looks much better.

Also ordered a rollpan, so hopefully I can start on the rear end over the christmas hols.

12-10-2010, 01:02 AM
Nice...I love those wheels...good choice on the pinstripe

01-12-2011, 03:27 AM
updates please!

01-12-2011, 09:29 AM
pretty sure this is up for sale now.

01-12-2011, 11:36 PM
its on ebay so sad probably sick of all the cop attention it would get

01-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Cop attention? I haven't really done much to it to warrant cop attention.
I decided I wanted something newer so I bought this.
Its an 01 model, with fuck all k's, and aircon. haha
Already scored a series 2 tub, and a chrome grille is on the way.


And the D21 is still for sale. Someone buy it so I can get a set of 20's....

01-27-2011, 01:51 AM
maybe you should buy a 4door nissan... lol

Brad Sims
01-27-2011, 02:19 AM
god what i would give for those trucks

01-27-2011, 02:40 AM
i just want the white one put a shortened us style bed on it and full 94 frontend.... i think i need to change my pants now lol

01-27-2011, 05:06 AM
sweet. i absolutely love the rhd. i want to convert mine so bad

01-28-2011, 05:22 AM
Well if I can help anyone out with RHD parts, let me know.
Or better still, buy my D21 :D

01-28-2011, 06:46 AM
ship it to southern az. ill buy the truck if you pay to have it shipped. what parts for rhd do you have?

01-28-2011, 07:18 AM
u got a steering box rhd?

01-30-2011, 10:13 AM
ship it to southern az. ill buy the truck if you pay to have it shipped. what parts for rhd do you have?

Hahaha. No deal!
I don't have any RHD parts, but I can get them at real good prices from a wrecker up North. :thumb: