View Full Version : 86.5 HB in Montana, let it begin.

10-31-2009, 09:21 PM
So I bought an 86.5 HB from the original owner about 2 years ago. It has been crunched twice and has a new engine in it with less than 8k on it. I got it for $200 but have almost tripled the value in parts I have bought.
Now this is going to be a long drawn out process, but I promise pictures when ever I do something.
Due to the lack of bagged minis here, I am going to have to build a ton of this stuff by hand and will be ordering what ever I can't get here on-line and pay out the butt for shipping, so If you have any suggestions of where to get stuff, please let me know.
I have already got a lot of the parts to fix the body but will need to order the bags and all the stuff to get that done. I will be making my own notches and fill plates to fill everything. I will also be making the 4-link with the help of some local 4x4 guys that build them for rock crawling.
Pics are uploading as I post this.

10-31-2009, 10:12 PM
Here is what she looks like.http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=567&pictureid=4314http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=567&pictureid=4313http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=567&pictureid=4317Here is what is going to be used real soon. They are bored and have 215/35 tires on them.
http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=567&pictureid=4319More stuff, like 4x4 fenders, new radiator support and new hood. There is also a one piece bumper that is there, ya just can't see it.

10-31-2009, 10:14 PM
nice project man, Suicide doors is a good place to source a lot of the hard parts for the suspension

10-31-2009, 10:25 PM
Nice start,jelous of your rims

10-31-2009, 11:37 PM
nicee start ...once u get that body straight ur gunna be an expert on bodywork!

11-01-2009, 12:15 AM
looks like youre off to a good start

11-01-2009, 02:27 AM
Thanks for all the encouragement guys, I'm going to need it. There is a lot of body work to do, and I have a few special things that I want to do that I haven't seen yet, but I will show those when I get there.
I haven't seen too many trucks here with the V6 much less any pics of where ppl are putting everything. Anyone out there care to share some pics from under the hood with the V6?

11-01-2009, 10:46 AM
tis guy has a v6

11-17-2009, 05:14 AM
OK getting ready to notch the frame and get the 4 link going, but I have a few Qs for everyone. Should my pinion angle be 0 deg at ride height? I have a little room to work with it since i'm using QA1's pivot ends, but it would be nice to hear what ya think. Speaking of QA1, is anyone using their end? Here is the link.... http://www.qa1.net/

11-17-2009, 05:26 AM
They might make noise like heims

11-17-2009, 05:29 AM
Even the new ones?? I got the 3 piece ones with the grease zerks built in.

11-17-2009, 05:33 AM
Another ? I have is what would be a good ride height? Here we have tons of pot holes and speed bumps. Should I make ride height factory? Or should I go a little lower?

11-17-2009, 05:44 AM
1/2 inch from the ground is how I rolled my s-10 daily only aired up for speed bumps and drive ways

11-18-2009, 04:01 AM
OK so I scratched the QA1 ends and went ahead and got 4 super pivots for my link bars. I got the bed off the truck and put the Titans on. I hope to start the notch and links this weekend. 2" square bars on the bottom, 1 1/4" DOM tubes on top with adjustable super pivots on all 4, tabs ready, and 2x4x1/4" for the notches. I got a pair of BT drop spindles on order and then I can start the front. I still need to make up my mind which bags to get. I hope to take pics this weekend since it is dark by the time I get off work and my garage isn't really a good place to take pics.