Segment #2: Paint, Wheels, Leather and Side Steps
Auto Concepts, Rodtana Wheels, PPG Paint, Katzkin Leather and
AMP Research team up to transform the Titan into a one-of-a-kind
to Alfred Guillen of Missouri, the winner of our 2008 Nissan
Titan PRO-4X Project Truck!
excited to share these photos of the Titan with you. How
nice looking is this truck?
tuned for final video, where we'll showcase some of the other
accessories we added to the truck, like AMP
Side Steps and Bed Step.
contacted the winner in Missouri but can't announce their name
the truck is done! The Titan looks awesome. Picture will be
posted on Friday March 21.
have a winner! We'll be contacting them today.
we're still working on the wheels.
got some good news and some bad news. Well, not bad but rather
good news is we mounted the Pirelli Tires on the custom wheels
and they look awesome.
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).
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.
soon as the wheels are done, we'll get pictures of the truck
online and finish our long awaited second video.
for your patience.
to everyone who entered our 2008 Nissan Titan Project Truck Giveaway.
We received over 300,000 entries!
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.
want to thank all of our sponsors and partners. We couldn't have
done this without your support!
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?!
the sweepstakes ends, check back for our final video and the
announcement of the winner by March 21, 2008!
a picture of the driver's seat, after it had been reskinned
by Katzkin Leather Interiors.
It matches the exterior paint perfectly.
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
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.
you want to win this truck, you've got seven days left to get
your entries in!
awesome paint and body work has been featured in magazines, movies
and on television's Speed Channel.
following photos chronicle the prep work and kick-off to the
up was removing all the factory badges, lights, and trim pieces.
Body man Dave Zetina made short work unfastening all the components.
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
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.
the Titan is getting all new paint, but that didn't make it any
easier to watch Dave prepping the body with sandpaper!
the Titan was backed into the paint booth and masked off with sheets
of plastic and tape.
placed a copy of the paint scheme chosen by you, our readers, above
the high grade, top-of-the-line PPG Deltron Paint.
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.
applies silver paint with an airbrush. Check out the detail in
the light silver striping!
first pass applying the red paint and you can still see the original
black skin showing through.
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.
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!
Segment #1: The Titan Gets a Custom Exhaust
along as we customize the truck YOU have a chance to win!
this first video segment, we replace the stock exhaust with a
Gale Banks Monster Exhaust kit.
to Win PickupTruck.com's Project Truck!
kick off 2008 with a bang for our readers, we're giving away
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.