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I've searched around this forum and a couple of others but I haven't been able to find anywhere that says what parts are interchangeable on the 1st gen frontiers. What I mean is, are there any parts from the xterra, pathfinder, or any other Nissan vehicle that will fit on the frontier?
 

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Yes. Many, many parts. I'm the self proclaimed interchangable parts expert. What is it you are wanting to swap?

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Nothing in particular right now but just so I had some ideas. Just list off some parts in the motor, interior, and exterior that are interchangeable if you don't mind. I'm not too worried about suspension right now but i'll have to keep looking for that kinda stuff. I just have no need for it right now. lol

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The interchangeable parts between the 1st gen Frontier and 1st gen Xterra are infinite. For the body and interior, imagine a line drawn along the back of the front seats and and everything forward is the same or interchageable. Engine and drivetrain is all the same and front suspension is the same. We also have like drivetrain and suspension parts with all the hardbody years(pickups and pathfinders) and the tailgate is interchangeable with the hardbody tailgate too. 3rd generation Pathfinder with the 3.3L also has like engine components and few like drivetrain parts.

Please note when I say parts are interchangeable there are a few exceptions, the biggest being that most drivetrain parts are not the same between the 4cyls and 6cyls. The difference in engine components goes without saying.

I don't know if you have seen my project but I think you would enjoy this, the Nissan Fronterra... I did an Xterra front end swap and then went with fiberglass all around.

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Your truck is awesome and thanks for the reply. I enjoy going to salvage yards and stuff but I had no idea what parts were interchangeable. I was suprised that there weren't many frontiers but the number of xterras were pretty high.

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what about the 3.5 v6 out of the pathfinder? i read somewhere that motor swaps right in, while the VQ35s out of other stuff (i.e. 350z) won't fit.
 

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I always wondered what the X front end would look like on the Fronty. I like it. If I had money to burn I'd do it, for no reason other than to be different.
 

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what about the 3.5 v6 out of the pathfinder? i read somewhere that motor swaps right in, while the VQ35s out of other stuff (i.e. 350z) won't fit.
You can fit any engine in anything if you try hard enough but the 3.5 out of a Pathfinder is not a direct swap. It is a VG series engine (VG33 and VG35) but i don't think it will bolt up to our transmissions and then there is the little issue with the engine harness and ECU. I know a guy that built his 3.3 to a 3.5 and I am pretty sure he had more power than a stock 3.5 so there are other options if you want to upgrade your engine to that degree.

I always wondered what the X front end would look like on the Fronty. I like it. If I had money to burn I'd do it, for no reason other than to be different.
Yup, now you know why I did it. Also why my truck is not finished as I have more time than money. When people ask about it I say its a modified Xterra and some people believe it:nana:
 

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Hardbody parts are also swappable to a point. Nissan didn't even change the rooflines from Hardbody to Frontier if that says's anything.
 

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this thread is the closest result i got from searching


would a rear bumper from a hardbody bolt up to my 2000 frontier? how about xterra?

i know the xterra bumper would not look right at all but i just need something there for it to be legal.
 

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Just take some steel and make yourself a bumper. Shouldn't be too hard. And if you can't weld, take the metal to a local body shop or someplace and have them do the welds for you
 

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What about the rear seat cushion from a 2000 xterra, will that fit in my 2002 frontier CC? I have a one piece cushion while the xterra has a two piece. Its brand new in the box versus mine which has 182,xxx miles of dog butt. No rails, just the cushion. Worth my time for $40?
 

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this thread is the closest result i got from searching


would a rear bumper from a hardbody bolt up to my 2000 frontier? how about xterra?

i know the xterra bumper would not look right at all but i just need something there for it to be legal.
99.9% sure the hardbody bumper will bolt right up. The xterra bumper I dont think will even be close.

What about the rear seat cushion from a 2000 xterra, will that fit in my 2002 frontier CC? I have a one piece cushion while the xterra has a two piece. Its brand new in the box versus mine which has 182,xxx miles of dog butt. No rails, just the cushion. Worth my time for $40?
Are you talking about just the cushion or the whole seat bottom with the upholstery cover?
 

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Will all Nissan 6 bolt wheels fit a 2012 Frontier or just certain year models?
 

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Will all Nissan 6 bolt wheels fit a 2012 Frontier or just certain year models?
No. The 2005-2012 Frontier has the bolt pattern 6x4.5" while pretty much every other truck Nissan has made is a 6x5.5".

thanks...used frontier bumpers are hard to find around here
Goodluck with the search. Frontier rear bumpers are hard to find in general, not just your area.
 

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Goodluck with the search. Frontier rear bumpers are hard to find in general, not just your area.
what are we accident prone or something?
 
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