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Old 06-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #121
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Old 06-08-2005, 07:21 PM   #122
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how long has it been since that thing was driving around? this is going to be so cool if it ever gets finished. hurry up im way past ready




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Old 06-08-2005, 10:47 PM   #123
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Yeah I know but this thing is fun right out of the gate! Look at this 75 foot burnout!
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:12 PM   #124
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updates?

any new knews?????
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:12 PM   #125
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Updates... All of the axle brackets are finished and have been welded to the axle housing. Aluminum links have been cut to size and the front bumper is finished.







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Old 08-16-2005, 10:01 PM   #126
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Did they do anything special when welding the brackets to the cast center sectoin? I have a spring pad thet needs to be welded to a cast centersection




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Old 08-16-2005, 10:11 PM   #127
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Yes, they preheat the cast material before welding. They welded to my center section and I haven't had a problem in 5 years... knock wood They also welded to my steering knuckle which many say is a no-no.





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Old 08-16-2005, 10:33 PM   #128
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Do you know how hot I need to get it? Wonder if a little propane or mapp gas torch will work? I knew they welded yours and it has worked well thats why I am asking If mine comes out 10% as well as yours I will be happy. And I knew about your steering, Its been nomitated for the scary steering page
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I just had to reply to that thread




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lol nothing like bringing up an old thread from the dead. Maybe I should send a link to fakrwee as well so he can see how scary the clearancing of his frame was as well.




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Old 08-17-2005, 01:10 AM   #131
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Do you know how hot I need to get it? Wonder if a little propane or mapp gas torch will work? I knew they welded yours and it has worked well thats why I am asking If mine comes out 10% as well as yours I will be happy. And I knew about your steering, Its been nomitated for the scary steering page
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this might help
If it won't take you there between 500-1200 F but never over 1400 deg. F and short welds with no cooling at all.




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If it won't take you there between 500-1200 F but never over 1400 deg. F and short welds with no cooling at all.

Thank you just printed it out for the records. The link above is broken but a quick search and i found the correct one.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:32 PM   #133
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Busted!

I finally caught someone working on Hammer's Explorer
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:35 PM   #134
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That has to be a posed shot!

Hope it gets done for a few truckhaven romps!




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Old 09-09-2005, 10:15 PM   #135
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thats is the coolest front bumper i have ever seen on a 1st gen!




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Old 09-12-2005, 05:58 PM   #136
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95ofroadx, Thanks, I am going to add a few items to it once I get it on the road.

Rick, That brings a tear to my eye!!!




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Old 09-14-2005, 11:47 PM   #137
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Update:
Matt, Pepper and Myself put on a Marathon last night.
Bottom line is, the EX is now on all fours again

Pepper welded for 2 solid hours, Matt and I finished some guseting, finished putting the front 60 back together and got the arms ready for install. We then put that heavy sob under there. Hung the coil overs and installed the tires. NO JACK STANDS! We left at 10PM.
Much thanks to Matt and Pepper for staying late after working all day.

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bout time

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Dropped the gas tank tonight. Doesnt smell too bad but two and a half year old fuel is not something I want to run in my motor. I am going to have it cleaned and reinstall it asap.
Installed the rear drive shaft and set the pinion angle.
Pepper welded some more and only has a little more to go.
I removed the headers and steering box so he could get behind my shock hoops and weld. Headers are not so hard to do when your inner fender wells have been completley removed
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