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Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
07-26-2013, 03:16 AM
Post: #1
Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
And so it begins!!!

Here is a before picture to get us started.

   

As you can see I got my Monstaliner in the mail today. That's why I decided it's time to start my own official build thread.

Here is the way she sits as of right now.

   

If you want to see the build videos check out this link.

http://alvarezmetalworks.com/?cat=271

This is a list of current plans/goals:
  • Paint her in a 3 color Monstaliner finish
  • Rebuild the brake system
  • Install 16 inch steel wheels with custom welded on rocks rings
  • Install Mud tires of some sort. I’m thinking about going with 33″
  • Treadwright Guard Dogs
  • Remove and replace the entire interior with the interior out of a 94
  • Pathfinder.
  • Install an updated steering system from Camini
  • And much later down the road. Fully custom suspension with a solid
  • axle installed up front.
  • Install a transfer case doubler.
  • Install winch
  • Build new roof rack and install LED light bar.
  • Skid plates
  • Maybe a roll cage

And this is a rough idea of what I hope she looks like when I'm finished. All the graphics will be vinyl.

   

   

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07-29-2013, 03:25 AM
Post: #2
RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
Made a bunch of progress. The truck is completely tore down and I'm about half way finished with the prep work before I can spray Chassis Saver on the rust prone areas. Once that's finished I'll start rolling on the Monstaliner.

If you want to check out the videos here's the link.
http://alvarezmetalworks.com/?cat=271


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07-30-2013, 08:23 PM
Post: #3
RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
Just about ready to spray it with Chassis Saver!! At this rate I just want to be wrapped up my this weekend lol. It's taking much longer than expected but should turn out really nice when it's done. I'm about to head out to the shop for a late night of final prep work so I can spray this tomorrow.

   

   

   

   

   

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07-31-2013, 03:18 AM
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
All the prep work is finally finished!! Tomorrow I mask it off, give it a quick wipe down to remove any dust, and start spraying Chassis Saver on all the rust prone areas. After it has 4 or 5 hrs to dry it will be time for Monstaliner! Finally lol.

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08-01-2013, 03:28 AM
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
Made a bunch of progress today. Basically I sprayed a base coat of Chassis Saver to help fight off the rust issues here in NY. This is the first time I sprayed a car so it was far from perfect but I think it turned out pretty good for a base coat that will be completely covered up with Monstaliner. Normally when using this product you should apply 4 thing coats. I did one medium coat because it's just a base coat. Honestly though if I had more Chassis Saver I would have done at least one more coat for piece of mind.

Anyway here are the pics.

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If you're at all interested in watching me paint this click on the following link. There will also be information about the gun I used and what not.

http://alvarezmetalworks.com/?cat=271

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08-01-2013, 10:27 AM
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
wow that looks great. can't wait to see more of it. looks like you are really taking your time with it too.
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08-01-2013, 03:30 PM
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
Thank you but are you calling me slow lmao.

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08-01-2013, 06:53 PM
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
haha no! just seemed like u really prepped it well, I'd sure like to see some monstaliner on that soon tho! lol
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08-01-2013, 08:46 PM
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
lol. It's going to be a late night but the black will be going on tonight. I'm painting a few odds and end right now and need to strip my bumpers before I start. Those need to be ready before I start applying it.

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08-02-2013, 05:24 PM (This post was last modified: 03-20-2015 09:49 PM by AlvarezMetalWorks.)
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RE: Project 91 Pathfinder - Alvarez Metal Works
First coat of black is applied and looking good! I'll start the 2nd coat in a couple hours more hours. White and red will be installed tomorrow late afternoon.

   

   

If you want to watch that process make sure you check out this link.

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