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1998 explorer sas

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Keith Banta, May 21, 2019.

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  1. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    My 1998 explorer 5.0 SAS start of my build

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  3. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    Removing the suspension

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  4. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    Cutting off all the original brackets to make the frame smooth and ready for new suspension sawzaw was my friend

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  5. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    Making good progress had a the brackets cut off within the day

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  6. Spudhut

    Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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    Great progress....how many blades did you go through? :)

    What type of axle are you planning on running under it?
     
  7. WormsExplorer

    WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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    What Spudhut Said :)
     
  8. Spudhut

    Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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    I got tired just looking at the pictures - been there....done that :)
     
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  9. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    I'm running 78 bronco Dana 44 and stock 8.8 out back James duff suspension for the blades probably about two packs Milwaukee blades short and long work great

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  10. WormsExplorer

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    Very nice.
     
  11. Keith Banta

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    This the axle after the clean up primer paint and assembly 4.88 gears and locker with a hefty diff cover all new pieces in the rebuilt axle

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  12. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    Im almost done with the front end couple lil things like drag link and ram assist

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  13. RangerX

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    Damn, looks like you know exactly what you’re doing and where you want to end up!
     
  14. Keith Banta

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    Thanks rangerX alot of dirty work at first now I'm at the point where it's on it's own weight tires on just couple lil things in front then pull her outside and do the SOA ON THE REAR SPRING OVER AXLE
     
  15. Keith Banta

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    Very Nice! how wide is the front axle compared to the rear? Did you have to shorten it any?
     
  18. Keith Banta

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    The rear is 6 inches shorter than the front but the inch spacers out back till I get Ford 9inch out back
     
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  19. WormsExplorer

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    WOW She looks AWESOME! Do you have pics of the Steering box mount and Spring Shock mounts?
     
  20. Keith Banta

    Keith Banta New Member

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    Here's the James duff wide width axles buckets and steering box braket mockup

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