Nissan probably eventually did what a lot of Aussie guys do with the H260. They cut the bottom of the pumpkin and weld a piece of flat bar across it. That way you can evidently score about 1,5" ground clearance as the pumpkin is way bigger than it needs to be to clear all the internals. I have not had it open myself, or will even know where to start with that type of mod, so can't verify that it's possible with this one.
I'm just repeating what I have read on overseas forums.
David - Bfreesani
1997 Nissan Sani MK3 2.7TD - Hillbilly (SAFANI)
MQ Patrol C200 SFA
MQ Patrol H260 LSD Rear
MQ Patrol Transfer as second low range
33"x12.5x15" tires on 8.5J rims
DIY rock sliders