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93 Explorer project "The Hulk"

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by adamsbro2, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Naasau

    Naasau Active Member

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    Yeah.... even if it wasn't pinched, that untwisted portion as well as the rust make me nervous.

    So, thinking of replacing with more cable or some synthetic plus a winch cover?
     
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  3. Suicide77

    Suicide77 Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    The bumper is Awesome man! As for the winch... would a lubricant of some sort help? Something to make the cable a slick enough to un-knot?
     
  4. Naasau

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    PB Blaster the hell out of it?
     
  5. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Ok..........I spent the day working on the truck and got a few things done. I was finally able to find a trailer connector harness so i installed that. I also had to do something for mudflaps cause i got pulled over STUPID LAWS........ So here is a pic of the Redneck Setup for mudflaps. Please dont critcize too much cause i know its not real pretty and i dont care cause if it was my choice they wouldn't be there at all.

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    I was able to get the cable unbound from the winch by hooking it to another vehicle and pulling and it didn't take much i was actually quite surprised, and it looks alot better than it did and i feel confident it will be ok at least long enough for the moab trip. Here is a pic of it rolled back up on the winch.

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    And here are some pics of the bumper going on and on with and without winch.

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  6. wood1

    wood1 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good buddy. Nice job.
     
  7. Suicide77

    Suicide77 Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    That looks so nice man! Great addition to your rig! :thumbsup:
     
  8. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Thanks bud.........if I could just get some time off to get an axle I could get going on that.
     
  9. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Ok so I haven't posted on here for awhile cause there havent been may changes..I did wheel bearings again...and now im installing my elocker in the rear so here are a few pics thus far........

    Switch setup in the dash.....
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    Dash reinstalled with switch.....
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    Relay mounted under the hood.....
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    Wires from relay to switch going into fender under hood....
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    Wires going into cab by ebrake pedal through an unused grommet....
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    This is where I grounded it underneath the drivers side kick panel. ...
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    I got the old carrier out.. of the axle but thats as far as I felt like going tonight....more to come...
     
  10. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Well I finished it up heres the rest of the pics......

    Heres the pattern after shimming it up and I had about .009 backlash.

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    Heres a pic with it in the case before the hole and wires put through.

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    Wires after and it really wasnt needed but I siliconed the hell out of the hole the wires went through just to make me feel better.

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    And one of it connected and I left plenty of slack for travel if needed.

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  11. wood1

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    stayed with the. 4.56? Nice job in the shimming... Perfect will have to do!
     
  12. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Yes stayed with the 4.56s for now I plan to get a new 8.8 with discs and cut down a d44 for the front and at that time ill go higher...probably go ahead and go with 5.13s so I wont change my mind again lol. And as for the shimming I got really lucky and was able to use the same ones from when I regeared.
     
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    Going to retube with thicker stuff or just shorten?
     
  14. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Plan to get one out of a late 70s f150 extended cab that has .5" thick walls I think that will be sufficient
     
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    wood1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that should do. I have a buddy that's buying up HP D44 from 1/2 tons and retubing them sized for jeeps, selectable etc. figures there is a market, he's usually not wrong. He is buying 8.8 from explorers too for a package deal.

    Going to buy or build a diff guard?
     
  16. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Undecided got to get the axles before I worry about guards lol havent thought about that yet.....whats your buddy charge?
     
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    I'd have to ask him again, we were playing pool and consuming many beverages when he was telling me about it. Thought he said around 1500 CDN. He is an RCV and Rough Country dealer among other things. He's retubing them with .5, Heep knuckles, electric selectable, build it as you want it.
     
  18. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Well considering what happened on the moab trip the sas will be waiting....hit a rock and bent the drivers side ttb.....evilreapertwin (mike) happened to have one with him that had a detroit easy locker in it and he hooked me up....so since now the front will be locked also im going to shoot for an atlas transfer swap later this year.....but for the time being heres some shots showing the damage...and some of the new parts thus far.

    As you can see since this is supposed to be centered and straight......
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    If you notice in this pic the left side on the darker one is flush with the ground...the green one is the way its supposed to be.
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    Here is a top comparison of the two...ya id say its bent..
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    Now I took both beams and knuckles and backing plates and got them bead blasted again and have started painting...heres some shots....
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    Thats it for now.....I plan to take some more pics of the damage if I can and some more of the new parts going back on.
     
  19. adamsbro2

    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Heres a couple more pics.

    Hard to make out cause of the paint but you can see where the axle was rubbing on the beam for 2 days in 4x4.

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    This is a pic of the passenger side axle seal on the third member...

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    And this is the detroit easy locker that im putting in my axle. The orange looks like rust but it isnt just weird reflection. ...
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    Hopefully more tomorrow
     
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    adamsbro2 Bryan Elite Explorer

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    Well I had PayPal issues that kept me off my page for quite a while but I'm officially back to elite status...
     
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