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Old 04-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #41
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I started the front bumper this weekend. It is similar to the rear bumper design. All 3/16 plate except 1/4 for frame bracket and winch mount plate.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #42
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #43
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I have had the truck down at my work for almost 2 weeks now. I did the manual trans and manual t-case swap. That was easy. Everything bolts right up and no fab work required. While it was in the shop i got alot of the maintainance stuff done. I ended up going alot further than i needed and wanted too but i guess its worth it for peace of mind when on long trips. This thing runs like a new truck now and I love the manual trans. I replaced the A/C system and converted it to r134 and put a cd player in it so its comfortable to ride around in. Still working on the front bumper. All that I need to do is grind it and paint it so that should be on soon.
Anyone have ideas for a boot for the t-case shifter. I was thinking of going to the junkyard and looking around to see what i can find.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:15 AM   #44
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Got the front bumper mounted. I am going to leave it like this until i get a winch then maybe add a stinger bar onto it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #45
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I really like that bumper. Looks great. You are going to have to invest in some rocker guards/sliders to keep the body looking nice.




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Old 04-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #46
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Your Ex looks amazing. Great job!




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Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #47
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Built a rubber bushing for my manual t case shifter. It works real good and has cut the noise way down. I also started on a rear tire carrier using heims as the hinge point. I may not be pretty but it will function just fine. I was going to use a spindle style hinge but I couldn't shake this idea from my head so i figured I would give it a try. I still have a ways to go on this to finish but I will post pics of what I have so far
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #48
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I rebuilt/valved the rear fox shocks this week. When i bought them they were valved for a fullsize truck. I also did some more work to the tire swinger. The latch and stop on the passenger side turned out very nice and holds the swinger solid with no movment at all. I am now in hurry up mode for this thing. I leave for a Moab trip in 5 days. I need to just get it working for now so i can make the trip.
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Finished the tire carrier for now. I will mount a fuel can, shovel, and highlift when i get back from Moab. I spent all day on the tire swinger and finishing a lot of loose ends with the truck. Of course when i tried to start it to move it would not start. The ground cable on the battery is not connecting well. I'll need to fix that Monday night
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #50
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Nice work, you should sell a few.




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Old 05-06-2012, 04:51 PM   #51
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Nice work, you should sell a few.
It would be way too time consuming to make something like this for a profit. Took probably 10 hours to make the tire swing and mount. Next time around a have a few more ideas to make it look a little better. It is really strong. The only thing that has any give when hanging off the swinger is the bumper
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:37 AM   #52
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Followed the advise i found on this website http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=battery+cable (thanks tbars4) and replaced both battery cable with Napa cables. Everything connected right up without a problem. Spent the rest of the night packing the explorer. Leaving tomorrow for Colorado and then spending all next week in Moab. Any advise for trails in Moab area. Fins and things, Elephant hill, Dome plateau, lathrop canyon. what do you guys think? I will be going with a 84 j5 with limited slip and 32's and 03 ranger with lots of suspension and 35's and torsen diff.would love to do White rim trail but i need to be at the campground in Moab every night

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #53
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The rocks are real grippy and you're going to have a blast in Moab. Rig is looking great!
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #54
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....How did I miss this thread?

...I need to get some time and read up on this build..




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Hope to see your rig out at Truck Haven some time. Looks great!




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Old 05-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #56
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I go to Anza Borrego every year and drive past Truck Haven. I have not explored that area but keep saying I need to every time i drive by.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #57
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Just got back last night from a vacation in the explorer. Went all the way to Loveland CO for a wedding and then stopped in Moab on the way home for a week. I put just under 3000 miles on the explorer with only minor issues. Moab area was a blast. We did Potash canyon trail,part of White Rim,Lathrop Canyon,Longs canyon,Gemini bridges,Dome plateau,Onion Creek,and my favorite Fins and Things
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..Truck looks great in that environment..

..What were the issues you had and do you happen to know your mpg's hwy and offroad during the trip?




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Passenger rear doorlatch failed so door won't open and passenger front window wont roll up or down. The fuel pressure regulator seeps when cold. Other than that I had no problems.I ran the a/c for hours when moving at speeds under 20 and never got even close to overheating. For MPG I got a best of 20.3 on highway going with wind to my back. I usually got 17-18 on all other tanks

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I really like this build.. nicely done!

btw what did you do with the stock auto trans, t-case rims and tires?




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