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Nissan Navara Dakar Rally Car
Here's my new model, the Nissan Navara rally Dakar edition. This model includes a working suspension and working steering, it's my first MOC with working suspension, also there's a Youtube video at the end showing the details, the chassis, the working suspension and steering, and the rolling crash test to show how tough this model is, hope you enjoy it, thank you.
About this creation
Dakar Rally
The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as "The Paris-Dakar" or "Paris to Dakar Rally") is an annual rally raid type of off-road automobile race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. Most events since the inception in 1978 were from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the 2009 Dakar Rally was run in South America (Argentina and Chile), the first time the race took place outside of Europe and Africa. It has stayed in South America from 2009 to the present (2011). The race is open to amateur and professional entries. Amateurs typically make up about eighty percent of the participants.
Despite its name it is an off-road endurance race, called a rally-raid rather than a conventional rally the terrain the competitors traverse is much tougher and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than the modified on-road vehicles used in rallies. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks and erg among others. The distances of each stage covered vary from short distances up to 800900 kilometres (500560 mi) per day.



Nissan Navara (Frontier):

Nissan Frontier is the name for the D22 and D40 generations of Nissan pickup trucks in North, Central and South America and the Philippines. The line was started in 1998, and its immediate predecessor is the D21 Nissan Hardbody truck. As of 2002, the D22 series Nissan Truck is no longer sold in Japan, with the primary market having been relocated to North America, built at the Smyrna, Tennessee Nissan factory.
Nissan was the pioneer of the Hardbody or Nissan Navara since 1986. The first was the D21, considered to be a small pick up. After more than 10 years with the D21, the second generation Navara was manufactured from 1998 and went until 2005 which was classed as a compact sized pick up. It was replaced with the bigger, taller, longer D40, which Nissan now considers to be a mid-size pick up truck.
The Navara gets its name from the Navarre region of northern Spain, and the European version is built at the Nissan factory in Barcelona


The overall view:

Front view:




And several front shots featuring the ability of the working suspension...














Side view:




And some photos for the back...




Rear view showing the working suspension.

The functional elements:





The interior:





The engine.


And the bottom...


The details:

Here're some pictures to show how much details I put in this model:

4 extra lights over the roof...

3 spare wheels as featured on the real car

and a shot for the working suspension.

The Chassis:

I made something special and unusual for me in this model, this model has the ability to get off the body from the chassis, it was some kind of a hard work to make a good looking body shape and strong enough to be off of the chassis, but here it is, hope you like this feature.

Here're a couple of photos showing the body without the chassis.




And here're two pictures of the chassis with the roll-cage showing the interior and the engine.




The spare wheels off.


And Finally a couple of pictures showing the interior with the body off.



The Youtube video:

I just made a little video to show the details, working suspension and steering, chassis, engine, functional elements and the toughness of the model, hope you like it.




Comments

  October 12, 2013
It`s icredible. How did you do the steering system?.
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  July 30, 2013
COOL!!!!!
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  July 30, 2013
i love this . but how did you make the steering with suspension ? please tell me at http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/364223
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  September 26, 2012
Just Awesome! I like the rally theme very much and this would have to be one of the finest rally vehicles I have seen on MOCpages! :-)
  September 20, 2012
Do you think you could make a Nissan 350Z? It's a really awesome roadster, and I think you might enjoy building it!
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  June 16, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
  January 3, 2012
Oh, YEAH! - Really has a highly authentic look, and the details - tool rack, mud flaps, spares, all contribute to a realistic feel in execution. Cool color scheme/graphics. Love the removable frame, too. Excellent! - Huss Q.
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  December 31, 2011
very nice work
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  October 21, 2011
Absolutely beautiful! I am in awe. You made the Nissan frontier front end flawlessly and that's no easy feat. I can't tell you how perfect it looks! Great build sir! ~CHEERS
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  October 21, 2011
Absolutely beautiful! I am in awe. You made the Nissan frontier front end flawlessly and that's no easy feat. I can't tell you how perfect it looks! Great build sir! ~CHEERS
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  May 20, 2011
thats just awesome;)
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  March 2, 2011
WOW, now i want that.. for my car... *drools*
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  February 19, 2011
Fantastic model again, and with working functions this time. I think maybe after 2 or 3 years you'll be building stunning looking rc cars!
  February 18, 2011
so much detail and keep up the good work
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  February 17, 2011
Superb as always. -And congratz on the blog by TBB!
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  February 10, 2011
Body off the chassis? Are you kidding me? Awesome, Dude! You've outdone yourself, even for you!
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  February 10, 2011
Pretty much genius, excellent, now just make a 1969 corvette stingray and I will love you forever! xD
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  February 10, 2011
Simply flawless!... Amazing model!
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  February 9, 2011
Fantastic work! You've expertly combined function with form in this seamless blend of Technic and traditional build styles.
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  February 9, 2011
nice off-road truck!
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  February 9, 2011
nice off-road truck!
  February 9, 2011
Wonderful rally car! The little dio really adds atmosphere to your alredy clean and solid presentation! Very nice ~Cheers @ Steve The Squid: I dont think its spanish. Most likely arabic, Id say!
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  February 8, 2011
amazing
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  February 8, 2011
Is that 'I will survive' in Spanish in the vid? Great model!
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  February 8, 2011
Its genius, incredible one of the best if not the best reproduction of a Dakar Rally Car I have ever seen. FANTASTIC MOC ..... !
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  February 8, 2011
Awesome!
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  February 8, 2011
Cool details on the car.
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  February 8, 2011
...Unbelievably accurate, and the way you've seemlessly mixed technic and normal lego is excellent ! You never cease to amaze us :) - Dan
  February 7, 2011
Thanks so much for making me one of your favorite builders, it means a lot!
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  February 6, 2011
Amazing! great details and functions. this is a really great MOC.
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  February 3, 2011
nice! i'm building something like this. not the same car but i mean the chassis. like: working suspension, steering, engine and that sort of things.
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  February 1, 2011
this car rulz!!!
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  February 1, 2011
Fantastic car. The lines are so true to the prototype. Perfect! Also congratz on the Brothers Brick Blog! -Well deserved!
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  January 31, 2011
By far the best car you have made. Not only did you maintain the level of detail you are known for but you also manage to incoperate some pretty nice features. Absolutely amazing. P.S. Do you mind if I use your chassis to make something like a touareg?
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  January 31, 2011
Perfect as always...!
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  January 31, 2011
Frias, this is a brilliant piece of work. This has to be your best yet. It's hard to believe the body comes off so cleanly. Great overall and up to your amazing standards. Regards, Eric.
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  January 31, 2011
Awesome!
Firas Abu-Jaber
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Sidewinder The Critic
  January 30, 2011
Sure it has three wheels, but what if all four popped?, Mwahahahahaha!!!
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  January 30, 2011
Great work as usual. brilliant work on the grille and overall stance of the truck. I am actually building a Minifig scale Dakar Navara at the moment. (Just one thing, these Dakar Navara's have mid-mounted engines mounted in the cab where the rear seats would normally be)
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  January 30, 2011
Awesome job man... You could put few power functions in it (and maybe RC) it would be 5 rated then :)
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  January 30, 2011
Awesome work mate. So much cool details and you have proved it really is a race car :) It's always a pleasure to see something you've created.
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  January 30, 2011
Very cool, nice work and i love the steering and working suspension!
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  January 29, 2011
Ive been a die-hard Nissan loyalist and an avid off-roader since I've had my license (more of an Xterra guy, though the Frontier has its merits). Nice to see someone recognize the superb styling and performance of an underrated brand.
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  January 29, 2011
Great! Love the subtle curved transition in between the front wheel well and the front end. The usual details and mechanical features are great as well.
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  January 29, 2011
OF COURSE I like how the body lifts off of the chassis! That might just be my favorite part of the whole model, because it makes it easy to appreciate all the hard work that went into the rest of it. And what a stunning chassis that is! The suspension and engine are amazing, but I don't think anybody has pointed how you connected the actual steering wheel to the front wheels. So many people don't include that with their working steering, but it only adds to an already stunning LEGO creation! One of my new favorites from you!
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  January 29, 2011
holy **** that's amazing
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  January 29, 2011
My Internet works bad today so I'll to come back to see it better, but I can already say that 1) Choice of model is very cool and the decoration is very well done 2) I'm really impressed by the separate chassis and body, this is one of the coolest feature you've made (obviously working suspension is impressive too) 3) presentation and history of the model are very nice plus - To sum up : GREAT, MATE !
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  January 29, 2011
Very cool and excelent details, I like it!
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  January 29, 2011
Very unusual and different from your "everyday" MOCs. But that doesn't affect the quality of yours, in fact, I think that this has turned out even better than most of your supercars! Ehhh Firas... you make us all wish we had even half of your tallent. Great work!
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  January 29, 2011
good work Firas. I love the way you managed the functions in such a beautifull creation. you've handled the even and uneven studs very well. 5/5
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  January 29, 2011
In one word, Fantastic!!
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  January 29, 2011
this looks so amazing :O =)
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  January 29, 2011
this is wonderfull, so much detail, and working suspension.... WOW....
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  January 29, 2011
Breathtaking
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  January 29, 2011
Great model and fantastic details
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  January 29, 2011
Awesome! One of the best LEGO Dakar Rally cars I've seen! As always you do a fantastic job!
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  January 29, 2011
Outstanding work, you moved to a new level.
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  January 29, 2011
Awesome! Great model, nice pictures and colours. You caught the typical Nisaan grill and front just right.
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  January 29, 2011
this is awesome!
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  January 29, 2011
This is great Firas! I love all the detail that's gone into this(like all your models!!), but my favourite part is the seperating body and chassis. Great job like always
Firas Abu-Jaber
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sam knavel
  January 28, 2011
Cool car dude, you did it again, could you also check out my stuff, and one more thing, thank you for adding me as a contact on flickr! :D Peace out
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  January 28, 2011
The landscape adds a lot to this, great car design as well.
  January 28, 2011
I love it!!!!! You are sooo great at cars and stufF!!!!! Post more
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  January 28, 2011
wow, that is really realistic!
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  January 28, 2011
Relly good work. I love watching baja
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  January 28, 2011
Great design work, Firas! It's got your usual attention to detail, and it's fun to see you tackling something a bit more gritty, with a lot of color variety. Beautiful work!
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  January 28, 2011
Whoa nice...! Can you please check this out? (and maybe comment) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/248825 (Isaac Wilder) Thanks!
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  January 28, 2011
The body sculpting and details are up to your usual high standards, and your foray into functionality is a definite success.
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  January 28, 2011
best use of the Octan logos ever!
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  January 28, 2011
Wow...have you ever considered making this a full-fledged LEGO set? It would SO be a good Technic set to make.
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  January 28, 2011
It's always a pleasure to spend time with one of your cars. Keep up the good work.
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  January 28, 2011
:O.....(speechlessness).....
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  January 28, 2011
Beautiful in almost every way.
  January 28, 2011
Wow... this is one of your best cars yet. Not only does this feature your exceptional skills at making a car look good, it's also functional and playable... I can also tell it's pretty sturdy from the videos. You've combined form and function without sacrificing either, brilliant work! I'm guessing this is an entry for the Octan racing challenge; with an entry this skilled you're sure to place well.
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  January 28, 2011
This is just amazingly awesome
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  January 28, 2011
I enjoy coming to MOCpages and seeing Firas has a new creation. You amaze me every time. This is one of my favorites of your.
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  January 28, 2011
Quite awesome! I also like the landscaping.
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  January 28, 2011
Very cool! I like how the body comes off. It's great to see a different sort of car from you; it turned out great!
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  January 28, 2011
Some very cool stuff going on here. I like the removable body and the flexible technic axles in the back. It all looks good.
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  January 28, 2011
Holy Guacamole! This is awesome! The level of detail is mind boggling, and its sectional too! The paint job is great, and the base is an excellent addition aswell.
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  January 28, 2011
Anyone can build a suspension but not everyone builds suspensions that are robust and properly tuned - so here we have some technic wizardry as well as your supreme modelling skills - bravo!
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  January 28, 2011
This is cool! Nice Chassis. I like to build such a chassis for my new RC Lego Truck with suspension and steering. There is an RC kit laying arround since years ;). i do like to bring it back to life :) Cheers welliAR
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  January 28, 2011
Great work Firas, and nice to enter the Lugnuts challenge again!
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  January 28, 2011
Awesome work, I love rally cars!
  January 28, 2011
This look sooooo good. The modular design is awesome. Another impressive build from a true car-master !!
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  January 28, 2011
Complete with mug guards! *faints*
  January 28, 2011
Amazing as always...Your the biggest inspiration to all of us car builders, youre a true genius!
 
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