This is my beast. 1991 Nissan Safari Parked up in Lake Wanaka near Queenstown, NZ.
The powerplant, TD42, 4.2 litre straight six diesel, probably the strongest engine Nissan ever built (@MisteryAngel ). Gave her a turbo for Xmas. Lots more torque. Short intake, no intercooler plus a 3" inch straight through exhaust ensures smooth air flow. This allows it to start boosting at around 1000rpm, maxes out at 17psi. However the wastegate is welded shut, so the boost can be increased by turning the fuel screw on the fuel pump (which I haven't touched yet). It sounds like the fucking sex with no muffler cos all you can hear is turbo whistle. Took me and my mate 10 days to do the turbo install, I wish I could show you the exhaust job he did, it is incredible.
Got the gauges (hoarily) mounted so I don't melt my engine (from left, Boost, Oil pressure, EGT). Along with custom army dude.
4" exhaust jammed out the guard, rat rod (read: lazy) styles:
These are my custom bullbars that I got for free and made some custom mounts to fit to the winch cradle. The winch is a PTO winch (which means it's driven from the gearbox), works pretty good, rated to 7500lbs which is not as high as I would like. I also got some synthetic kevlar rope because I kept snapping the wire rope that I had before. Also got the lightbar for good night vis, and the number is held on with zip ties for trespassing in forest parks/bombing ranges (the rear plate has finger tight bolts).
Also built a bed in it for camping and road trips:
She's a bit of a slug, but gets the job done. At first I thought it was fucking ugly with that high roof, but she's grown on me. She's taken me and my girlfriend some pretty cool places off the beaten track. Probably owes me around $6000NZD all up, $4200 for the truck, $1300 for the turbo install, $500 for the winch plus other bits and bobs.
I call her Sally.
Next job to do is build an external rollcage Jurassic Park styles. You never know when you'll encounter a TRex and I want to be able to sit on the roof (on the cage) and drink while looking over awesome alpine views.