In the rear, you'll notice an air tank sitting directly behind the 30-gallon Jaz fuel cell.
Two Optima Yellow Top batteries sit directly behind the cab, with two coolers-one transmission oil cooler and one engine oil cooler-mounted to the cagework above the batteries.
The rear four-link attaches the Ford 9-inch rear axle to the chassis. The Ford 9-inch has had its pinion centered and packs Dutchman axles and an Auburn limited slip differential with 4.56 gears.
Fox 2.5 14-inch-stroke coilovers suspend the truck, while another pair of Fox 2.5 smooth body shocks compliment the coilovers. Rich built the trailing arms from scratch (he tells us it took two tries).
He used 1.75-inch, 0.120-wall DOM and 1.5-inch, 0.120-wall DOM tubing throughout the entire truck on top of the box tube frame rails.
Besides building most of the truck himself, Rich also assembled his own engine. A 383ci stroker V-8 with JE pistons and a Scat crankshaft sits in between the custom frame rails and is packed with direct shots of nitrous into the intake manifold.
The custom air intake is ported directly into the cab-something very helpful in a sandy environment.
Rich swaps between a pair of Sand Blaster II tires on Real Racing wheels, and a pair of BF
Vehicle: Nissan Hardbody cab
Owner: Rich Goshay of Nipomo, California
Chassis: Custom-built 2x4-inch box tubing with 1.5-inch, 0.120-wall and 1.75-inch, 0.120-wall DOM tubing
Engine: 383ci stroker bored 0.030 over, Scat crankshaft, JE pistons, NOS direct port wet system
The interior of the Nissan cab was complete gutted. Inner door panels were replaced with s
Drivetrain: TH400 transmission, Santa Maria Driveline driveshaft, Ford 9-inch with Strange third member and Dutchman axles, Auburn limited slip diff, 4.56:1 gear ratio
Suspension: Front: Ranger I-beam suspension, Fox 2.5 14-inch-stroke coilovers, Fox 2.0 bumpstops. Rear: trailing arm and upper triangulated four-link, Fox smooth body 2.5 remote reservoir shocks, Fox 2.5 coilover shocks, Fox 2.0 bumpstops
Steering: Double crossover custom steering
Brakes: Disc brakes front and rear
Tires/wheels: 33x14.50-15 Sand Tires Unlimited Sand Blaster IIs on Real Racing wheels, 33x10.50R15 BFGoodrich Mud Terrains on Pro Comp wheels
Interior: Bears seats, Auto Meter gauges, custom aluminum dash, wink mirror
Other Parts: Baja Designs lights, Hella 4000s, Hannemann fiberglass fenders and bedsides, Hella 4000 lights, Baja Designs lights, Jaz 30-gallon fuel cell
Favorite Off-Road Area: Pismo Dunes