It’s not often that we run into a uniquely-built Nissan Frontier. Frankly, Nissan didn’t do the most stellar job at creating a truck easily supported by the aftermarket. The OEM front suspension design doesn’t leave a lot of room to work with, and in our world, when it’s tough to make a front kit, companies often don’t want to tackle the rear.
After completing his time with the military in Iraq, Gil Green decided he wanted more out of his ’05 Frontier. He loved his truck when it was still running simple bolt-on products, but was seeking that next level all trucks might have hidden inside. Passionate about off-road and committed to finding the right builder, Gil discovered BTF Fabrication out of Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Over the following year, while Gil was searching for a place to live between California and Texas, BTF worked on creating a unique truck that would not only fulfill Gil’s dirty desires but also leave onlookers gazing and wondering more. With the truck now ready for action, Gil is still living out of a P.O. box and sleeping where he can, but he has a badass truck. That shows he’s got the right priorities. OR
Vehicle: ’05 Nissan Frontier 4WD
Owner: Gil Green
Chassis: BTF design, DOM tubing
Engine: V-6, 4.0L, K&N intake
Drivetrain: Ford Econoline 9-inch, custom driveshaft, 4.56 gears, Detroit locker, Dutchman axles
Suspension: BTF front long-travel, King shocks, BTF three-link rear with mezzanine trailing arms, Warn hubs
Brakes: Wilwood Superlite and Dynalite calipers and rotors
Tires/wheels: 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T, 17x8 BTR beadlock wheels
Interior: Custom BTF rollcage, Lowrance GPS, GoPro HD camera, PCI intercom, PRP seats, Crow belts
Other Parts: Kragen HID lights, Optima Yellow Top batteries, RCI fuel cell