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DUDER 1's 94xlt SAS

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by DUDER 1, March 26, 2015.

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      So I picked up some parts while I was visiting family over the New Years break. I picked up a HP Dana 44 with 1/2" tubes from a 1975 F-150. I just bought it as a housing because 1975 had drum brakes from the factory. I had a stomach bug the day I went to pull the axle so I only got the axle about half way out before I was super sick and went home for the evening. I came out the next morning and pulled it the rest of the way out. The truck was part of a dont hide/stand behind a vehicle in a shooting training because bullets go through sheet metal. Needless to say the truck was shot to heck but the axle was not thank god. I want to eventually go full width with radius arms, 5.13 gears and 37x12.50r17 wheels and tires.

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      That's what I think is the best of the D44's. I have the same axle, but from a 76.

      It's a shame what they did to that old truck.
       
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      I know I felt the same way. The truck seemed to be in good shape before they destroyed it.
       
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      If they are in good shape, you are going to want the radius arms, radius arm mounts, and the caps. If you don't use them, you can always sell them for good money. OEM parts from the 70's are getting hard to find.

      I had the stock radius arms and two different types of mounts and sold them for a few hundred bucks when I decided I did not want to use them. Better than someone shooting holes in the stuff.
       
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      All I grabbed from the truck were the radius arm caps. I will pick up the rest if I go back. I only paid $57.00 for the housing.
       
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      Indeed!
       
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      So for updates on our ex, My brother and I drove to Albuquerque in January to meet up with JTX on the board to get a 700r4 for the EX. Joey is a stellar indavidual and we had a blast pulling the motor and trans.

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      JTX cutting things out the way for the motor and trans to get pulled. Cutting is a bit faster because the ex is getting scrapped.

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      Cutting the front radiator support off,

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      Motor and trans ready to pull. This was a blast to take a road trip from California to New Mexico with my brother and to meet a great board member.

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      Pics of the transmission before we pulled it.

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      I want to get this transmission installed after the Truckhaven trip in October. I will have a built PATC A4LD for sale if any needs one lol.
       
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      Cool experience!!! I bet the end result will be that much sweeter because of the smiles and camaraderie of the build.
       
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      So for some updates, I have been working on frame prep. The truck is from New Jersey so the frame had a bit of surface rust to be removed.

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      Here she sits at the moment. [​IMG]
       
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      Got some work done on the interior today. My friend stopped by the other day and just started working on my ex lol.

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      We striped the paint with an 80 grit flap disc. Below is a pic of the bed liner we used. This stuff dries hard and seems very tough. I traded a 78-79 d44 housing for him to do this for me.

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      Nice build. Only being two hours apart from each other we need to do a wheeling trip sometime.
       
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      That would be fun, I have a friend I wheel with that would love to go also. Where are you located.
       
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      Nice man, thanks for looking out.
       
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      Some updates on the EX, work is slow enough at the moment to work on the truck. I took all the suspension parts and hade them all poweder coated due to the rust. I got the Brian1 transmission mount installed and I am putting together the cage head units.
       
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      This is the radius arm mount located behind the trans mount.

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