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Jon And Sheri's Vitamin D Wagon

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by Turdle, September 11, 2009.

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    1. Turdle

      Turdle Moderator Masterbaker Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      But it didn't start out like this.




      We returned from our trip to Colorado Sept 2009 to find this waiting in the yard.

      It needs a few little sumthuns--but it is a great start I do think.
      Here is where we begin to take over the work started by trukmajik and dejello



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      updated pics ^^^^^how it was when I got it

      Now here is how it looks as of 4-1-2010

      got the wheels all shiny!

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      revised shock towers and more flex-Big thanks to Dkchrist for coming over to weld em in. I owe him big time!!

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    3. Dan Whitaker

      Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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      So it finaly found it's way home from Texas eh. :D
       
    4. blueka

      blueka Elite Pickler Elite Explorer

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      with the back chopped like that, it looks like my worst nightmare... a Dynasty... lol

      nice toy though


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    5. 410Fortune

      410Fortune ELITE BRONCO2ERER Moderator Emeritus

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      dang!!! I replaced a thermostat in that truck at Moab 02 I think??? was this Truckmagiks?..... thats a GREAT start! that is an OLD ARB COMPRESSOR it likely has the early ARB lockers = they are good lockers just be nice to them, not sure they can be rebuilt anymore...

      conrgats! Now you dont HAVE to beat up Turdle :)

      Whats the plans?
       
    6. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Nice! It has been a while since I heard about that thing.
       
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      Then you have not been in the Chat lately then :cool:

      Glad to see you got it home finally Jon :thumbsup:
       
    8. Turdle

      Turdle Moderator Masterbaker Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      hmmm maybe break out the tube bender and start working on the front Bumper ?

      does this thing even run and drive?
       
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      celly disturber of the peace Elite Explorer

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      HAH! I forgot about that truck since you told me about it when I was there. Have fun!

      Welcome home. Hope you and the Missus has a great time (and hi to Sheri from me).

      Cheers,

      Brad
       
    11. 97sprt4x4

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      THat's pretty sweet! i'm guessing the first things to do would be to make it either road legal if it's going to be driven.. or buy a trailer to make it a trailer rig. :thumbsup:
       
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      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      It needs a garage! Weather is kind of crazy in KS.

      2 off road rigs now? Bring it to SMORR next month, lets see what it can do :)
       
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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Cool, Jon! Does it have lockers? I'm not seeing any air line.
       
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      ...Paint it....No wait..:scratch:.. it makes my X more unique since it's not white..:p:

      ...I'm glad to see you got a hold of a first gen finally...Now the real fun begins...:burnout:
       

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      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      WTF? Turn the key drive it to some rocks and have fun... crazy guy. :)
       
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      That is an awesome looking rig. That should get you into trouble for sure. :D
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Nice, an big convertible truck. You needed more stuff to play with, and more parts to paint.
       
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      great start!!! more pics please of track bar mount and radius arms
       
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      Peeing in my pants right now in excitement, some one get a catch pan.
       
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      looks nice
       
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      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      That thing looks bad ass. Can't wait to see it gain some powder weight.
       
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      better start cracking away at her, i want to see it at Smorr hitting some level 3-5 trails!
       
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      Well, that is in pieces, hopefully enough is left to start a pattern from.

      I was told this motor has a blown head gasket-
      I spent a few minutes replaceing the battery cable ends, so I can crank it over and check compression.

      However, I think I need a new engine. When I finally got the oil drain plug out, coffe tinted water flowed about 1.5 gallons, then swiss mocha came out. While draining, it seems to stop a bit, then a glob of goo comes out and the flow picks back up. The oil level in the drain pan is very high also.

      Before I drained it, the dipstick indicated about 3 times over full--lol
      Anyone have a spare 94 ohv laying around?
       
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      Yes, they are easy to come by I think. You might try the sodium silicate sealing products for the cooling system. It's the same chemical the CF program is using to kill the engines. Don't put it in the oil.
       

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