Video Segment #2: Paint, Wheels, Leather and Side Steps

Syndicate Auto Concepts, Rodtana Wheels, PPG Paint, Katzkin Leather and AMP Research team up to transform the Titan into a one-of-a-kind project truck!

March 25, 2008

Congrats to Alfred Guillen of Missouri, the winner of our 2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Project Truck!

March 21, 2008

We're excited to share these photos of the Titan with you. How nice looking is this truck?

Stay tuned for final video, where we'll showcase some of the other accessories we added to the truck, like AMP Research's Power Side Steps and Bed Step.

March 20, 2008

We've contacted the winner in Missouri but can't announce their name quite yet.

And the truck is done! The Titan looks awesome. Picture will be posted on Friday March 21.

March 17, 2008

We have a winner! We'll be contacting them today.

And we're still working on the wheels.

March 11, 2008

We've got some good news and some bad news. Well, not bad but rather challenging.

The good news is we mounted the Pirelli Tires on the custom wheels and they look awesome.

The bad news - well, when we went to put the wheels on the truck they rubbed against the front brake calipers. Doh! We tried spacers, and even thought about doing adaptors, but in the end we decided to machine a second brand new set of centers for the wheels (remember, these are two piece rims).

It's going to take about 5 days or so to water jet out new centers from billet aluminum blanks and then repaint the wheels. In the meantime the sweepstakes administrators we hired are hard at work filtering entries (for duplicates, etc) and getting ready to draw the name of our winner.

As soon as the wheels are done, we'll get pictures of the truck online and finish our long awaited second video.

Thanks for your patience.

Thanks to everyone who entered our 2008 Nissan Titan Project Truck Giveaway. We received over 300,000 entries!

We'll have final pictures of the truck early next week and will announce the winner right here by March 21, 2008. And stay tuned for our final video segment.

We want to thank all of our sponsors and partners. We couldn't have done this without your support!

 

Today's your last chance to enter to win PickupTruck.com's 2008 Nissan Titan Project Truck.

We're about to add custom-built Rodtana 20-inch two-piece wheels and Pirelli ATR tires. They have an MSRP of almost $4,000! Here's a picture of the hoop and centerpiece. You can see it matches the Titan's paint scheme perfectly - right down to the paint codes from PPG and Nissan.

Unfortunately, as we were putting the wheels together, we found out the bolts are a bit too long. We're getting new bolts this afternoon, but it's likely we won't be able to mount the wheels until Monday. We'll do everything we can to get final photos of the truck today, but they may not appear on the website until Monday March 10, 2008.

To say we're sorry for any delay finishing the truck today (Friday), here's a shot of the Katzkin leather seats installed in the truck.

How cool do they look?!

After the sweepstakes ends, check back for our final video and the announcement of the winner by March 21, 2008!

Here's a picture of the driver's seat, after it had been reskinned by Katzkin Leather Interiors. It matches the exterior paint perfectly.

We're putting the final touches on our Project Titan. It's just come out of the paint booth at Syndicate Automotive Concepts with the amazing black and red color combo you see in the picture above.

As we write, custom two-piece 20" billet wheels are being machined by Rodtana wheels. They'll be mounted next week with a set of new Pirelli off-road tires. And we've got several more surprise add-ons planned.

If you want to win this truck, you've got seven days left to get your entries in!

To paint the Titan, we teamed up with San Diego's premier custom shop, Syndicate Auto Concepts.

Syndicate's awesome paint and body work has been featured in magazines, movies and on television's Speed Channel.

The following photos chronicle the prep work and kick-off to the painting process.

First up was removing all the factory badges, lights, and trim pieces. Body man Dave Zetina made short work unfastening all the components.

Then the Titan's stock cloth seats were removed by interior specialist Randy Moran and sent to Katzkin Leather Interiors to be reskinned with red and black custom leather.

Nick Battaglia is Syndicate's resident artist. He started applying blue tape to lay out the cutlines between the areas to be painted silver and red, below the Titan's stock 'Galaxy Black' paint.

Sure the Titan is getting all new paint, but that didn't make it any easier to watch Dave prepping the body with sandpaper!

Next, the Titan was backed into the paint booth and masked off with sheets of plastic and tape.

Nick placed a copy of the paint scheme chosen by you, our readers, above the high grade, top-of-the-line PPG Deltron Paint.

How good is this paint? Try $400 per gallon good! The Titan would use over a gallon of 'Torch Red' and two pints of silver for the middle stripe.

Nick applies silver paint with an airbrush. Check out the detail in the light silver striping!

The first pass applying the red paint and you can still see the original black skin showing through.

Nick made 4 passes the first day. And, as you can see, the paint we're using for the Titan is RED! This truck will not be missed driving down the street.

We'll have video in the next few weeks showing you the rest from start to finish! Wait until you see the Titan's transformation from anonymous to star!

Video Segment #1: The Titan Gets a Custom Exhaust

Follow along as we customize the truck YOU have a chance to win!

In this first video segment, we replace the stock exhaust with a Gale Banks Monster Exhaust kit.

Enter to Win PickupTruck.com's Project Truck!

To kick off 2008 with a bang for our readers, we're giving away our 2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab community project truck! The lucky winner will get to drive off in this one-of-a-kind, full size pickup.

You can enter once per day between January 7, 2008 and March 7, 2008 for a chance to win the truck. And follow along over the next two months as we chronicle the Titan's build-up from bone stock to custom hauler.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes runs from 12:01am PT on 01/07/08 - 11:59pm PT on 03/07/08. To enter, you must be a legal resident of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia (except residents of FL, NY or RI), who is 18 or older and a licensed driver. There is a limit of one entry per person and per email address per day. Void in AK, FL, HI, NY, RI, PR, U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law.

You Voted. We're Painting it!
The votes are in and you chose the red and black color scheme for PickupTruck.com's Community Project Nissan Titan. The truck goes to paint in mid-January!

Stay tuned for our first video upgrade segment, right after the North American International Auto Show. We're headed to Gale Banks Engineering in Azusa, CA to replace the Titan's stock exhaust with a Banks Monster Exhaust.


Introducing the Titan
 

Introducing the 2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X
Introducing our new 2008 Nissan Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X community project truck. We're going to need your help as we build this truck up!
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