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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by gmanpaint, April 3, 2009.

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    1. TheBlackPearl

      TheBlackPearl Elite Explorer

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      I was checking out your slider build... i need a set of those.
       
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    3. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      That's an older thread. lol

      They are heavy duty, and very expensive. Tig welded, gussets, 1/4" and bolt on with plate sammich. They took a few people to make, and a lot of time invested. Don't feel like going thru that again. lol

      If Money isn't a factor, and If you do it just like these, just be prepared to spend & take a lot of time for all the steps involved. These are not a weekend build.

      You can cut costs/labor by foregoing the gussets/nerfs, using thinner metal, Mig instead of Tig, less legs, welding to the frame, and spray paint over powder coat.

      I plan on making another set for the 94, but not as extreme. I will simply weld them (instead of bolt on) to the frame. Might even use a set of pre-made 70" tube slider kits, for half the cost as the Black Hole's. I want a set that has nerf kickouts in front of the rear tires. I installed a set like that on the FJ, and was amazed, how well they worked pushing the entire rig away from obstacles, and saved body damage.
       
    4. TheBlackPearl

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      thats a really good idea
       
    5. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Food, food, food, we crave sustenance.

       
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      Great movie :-D
       
    7. gmanpaint

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      VERY good looking wheels and tires sir.
       
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    9. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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    11. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Inner Tie Rod Ends. :)
       
    12. WormsExplorer

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      OOOOHHHHHH :) I can not wait to see your explorer in person.
       
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    13. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      you dont have the powwar to turn them big ol tires however
       
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    14. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      That's what the atlas is for. Lol
       
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    15. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Scored this for the rig at half price. Brand new Ready Welder II. Will just load it with flux wire for trail repairs.

      :smokin:

      Ready Welder 2.jpg

      Will get these on the rig eventually. Why 6? I will fill in the blank, in the near future. :shifty:

      New wheels in box.jpg
       
    16. WormsExplorer

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      VERY Nice sir. I so badly want to get a welder.
       
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      Off road trailer?
       
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    19. gmanpaint

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      At this juncture, I can't confirm, or deny. :)
       
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      I think a trailer is going to be needed soon, to haul all the extra gear.:thumbsup:
       
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      Well if your feeling froggy and want to come to the shop and have those wheels mounted and balanced let me know and we can get them done. If you've got good brand tires we might even be able to roadforce them :)
       
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    22. TheBlackPearl

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      I wouldn't charge you anything to mount and balance them, least I can do for inviting us to ride with you at SMORR
       
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      your going dually!
       
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      dually would be awesome also
       
    25. gmanpaint

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      Thanks and your welcome Kurt. Are you guys a certified Goodyear dealer?

      As far as the extra wheel, I am bound to secrecy by The SS, MLB, BLM, NBA, MFL, Boy-scouts of America, & the Queen Mum herself, (for the time being). I might be flogged for even sharing that picture. All in due time, all in due time. :)
       
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    26. TheBlackPearl

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      we can get you whatever tires you want. we even have a sign out front "we will not be undersold on tires!"
       

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