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Hey all, thought I'd join up and introduce myself. I'm a recovering Nissan addict who's gone off the wagon, as I'm looking at my latest purchase, a 2000 Frontier 2wd King Cab 4 cyl. My history with Nissan trucks goes way back, and started with my first truck, a 1984 4x4 King Cab. I've owned a 1991 Hardbody 4x4 shortbox, as well as a 2004 crew cab 4x4. This latest truck will be a project truck of sorts, as I intend to lift it, add some larger wheels/tires, possibly do an axle or gear swap, maybe add some power down the road, and possibly some cosmetic mods as well (xterra front end?). I'll be sure to create a build thread once I take possession of the truck and drive it home next week. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Thanks!
 

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Hey Joe, I'm Mike and I'd like to welcome you back to the support group. Remember... one day at a time!
 

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Hello Joe, welcome to the forum! Congrats on your purchase, make sure to show it to us when it arrives. Lots of know legible and friendly folks here as well as informative and insightful discussion threads. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions at all, we are always happy to help!
 

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Thanks all. I'll be sure to post pics once I pick it up. It's a family truck, so I know the history, which is good. Its belonged to my dad for years, but he needs a 4x4 to go out on the beach in Washington state, and I need a truck, so... win, win! I just picked up some gunmetal six-spokes and 31-10.50r15s from a guy parting out his Fronty on Craigslist. BFG AT KO2's! Now I just need to fab up some extended rear shackles, crank the t-bars, and think about gearing...
 

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Well my truck made the great journey all the way from Ocean Park, Washington to San Antonio, Texas in three days with only a minor hiccup. The AC belt slipping in the desert was the only issue, and a quick stop to a parts store in SoCal and 30 minutes later, she was on the road again. Here's a shot from the Mt. Shasta area in northern California.




Plans for modification are already underway. I sourced a rear axle from an Xterra at Upullit with a 4.874:1 ratio (current axle is a 4.3:1). I'm fabbing new lift rear shackles, and I have new torsion bars and UCA's on order. I've got a set of BFG 31x10.5R15s on factory 4x4 alloys that I picked up on CL for cheap(ish) that'll go on after the lift and axle install. We'll start there then see where it takes me. I'll start a build thread and document the changes for those interested, especially in the axle swap. Thanks for all the welcomes, see you in the forums!
 

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From Rosenberg, Tejas, howdy partner. I must say that your truck is a beauty! Have fun with her and keep us updated! Yeehaw:)
 

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Thanks Lil' Fronty! Up close there are some rust spots and there's some surface rust underneath from its time on the Washington coast. I'll have to address those areas over time. But at least I can say I saved it from an early grave if it had stayed in the salt air.

Hey all, any suggestions on where you would want to see a build thread? Its a 2wd, 1st Gen, 4 banger that's getting lifted and modded. So should I post in the 4 bangers lounge, in the OffRoad / 4x4, 1st Gen Hangout, Desert Wheeling or?
 

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Thanks Lil' Fronty! Up close there are some rust spots and there's some surface rust underneath from its time on the Washington coast. I'll have to address those areas over time. But at least I can say I saved it from an early grave if it had stayed in the salt air.

Hey all, any suggestions on where you would want to see a build thread? Its a 2wd, 1st Gen, 4 banger that's getting lifted and modded. So should I post in the 4 bangers lounge, in the OffRoad / 4x4, 1st Gen Hangout, Desert Wheeling or?
No prob joe! ::laugh:: (the funny thing is that my name is also Joe ) >:D1st gen would be more appropriate so that if you needed any 1st gen parts or info, you could straight up get it from there.

Hope this advice helps! :angel:
 
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