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Captain Morgan, '95 D44 Sas

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Spas, July 28, 2007.

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  1. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I'm not sure how many times I've voted now, but we've slipped back to 19th. And yes, that site sucks balls.
     
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  3. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I've never been to Vegas--:D

    You could stop and pick me up on the way. Agree, and I'll vote some more-:D
     
  4. Dan Whitaker

    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    With the way she drives her X:eek: :confused:

    That will be the next story about one less Enzo :D :D
     
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    voted.

    How do you like your OX lockers? Seems OX will soon be releasing a locker for the 8.8 differential in the next few months and was recommended by IZwack to talk to you and get your opinion. Also, do you have any pictures on the way you setup the Locker Shifter's in your X, would be great to see them if you have any.
     
  6. Spas

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    Har har har. I only beat Morgan like a redheaded step child, not Jack :p: Thanks to everyone for voting! I doubt I'll win but it was worth a shot at least.

    Mcpherson- I LOVE my Ox. The only major issues I had with the install is that the carrier is a ridiculously tight fit and you have to shave the fin from the inside of the housing first (didn't see that anywhere in the directions). I've had to monkey with the cable a lot more than I'd like because it's difficult to A) route it so that it doesn't shred on any moving parts and B) it's a pita to adjust so that it works 100%. Sometimes it doesn't engage, but there's no way to tell until I get stuck :rolleyes: When it does work, though- it's invaluable.

    On a side note, I finally had time to take a trip to Draper's and pick up the gift that he gave me 2 years ago. That, and I haven't had a truck worth putting them on until now. They're the bestest Christmas present ever, thank yew Jeff!!!!! (I'll take more pictures once I get them painted) :D

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  7. sn0border88

    sn0border88 Master Apprentice Elite Explorer

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    he should of apinted them for you, I still have most of that can left. :D
     
  8. Tbars4

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    ...can we see pics of the mounting points of your sliders please??? just a wide underneeth shot would work...:D
     
  9. JDraper

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    Didn't get the mounting points where I wanted them because of the SAS on the truck. There are some mounting brackets for the SAS where I wanted to put the front mount, so I had to move it backwards. The rear mount is just forward of the rear leaf spring mounting bracket. I weld (or bolt) a 1/4" x 4" wide x whatever length necessary plate to the frame, then weld the mounting cross bar to it. I then triangulate the joint with another piece of 1/4" plate between the mounting bar and the mounting plate for strength. Without the angle bracket, the 1/4" plate will bend if you put all the truck's weight on it. With the angle brackets, you can lift the truck off the ground on the sliders.

    Lemme dig for some pix...
     
  10. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    Found the link to the sliders I did for Blee1099. Pix of mounts are at the bottom of the thread. On this set, we bolted them to the frame. I've done several sets bolted and several welded on. Both methods work well. It takes a lot longer to bolt them on because you have to drop the gas tank to bolt them in place, and drilling the holes takes time.

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133670
     
  11. Tbars4

    Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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    ...cool, you pretty much explained everything...i am going to do the same exact thing to my project X, it's a 1st gen...when i saw these i thought you had been shopping at my local steelyard..lol...
    ...i have to locate mine different on the left side and the right do to my suspension and cross member's but i see you just pulled the return supports in from the ends a bit to get around that...my only other thought was would 2 returns be enough on both sides??? after looking at quite a few, they do run 2 instead of 3...
     
  12. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    My mounting tubes are 2" x 2" x 1/4" square tubing, and with just the two mounting bars I can jack the truck off the ground just using the sliders. Without the angle bracing, it will bend the mounting plate if you put the full weight of the truck on a slider, but with the angle brace installed it doesn't.

    BTW, the slider bars are 2" x 3" x 1/4" wall.
     
  13. Tbars4

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    ...2x3x1/4" is exactly what i have chosen...also the 2x2 for return's...i get them at my steelyard out of the cutoff rack ...by the pound they are cheap and the lengths of cutoff's are 5'-6'...;)
    ...thanks for taking the time and all the info on spa's sliders...:D
     
  14. Spas

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    Snapped one today after hosing the the driverside bar down with Plastikote spray on bedliner (Ran out of time to do the other side). Ignore my rusty door- that's getting fixed tomorrow ;)

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    And I'm not proud of this, but so far it seems to work pretty well. I had a 1.5'' steel spacer made for the front driver side leaf spring to bring Morgan back level. Now it no longer feels like I've got a 600 lb dude hanging off the side of my truck and I can take corners faster than 2mph again :D

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  15. Tbars4

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    ...does that spray can give it a textured coat?? btw, nice weld's...:D
     
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    Draper upside down for 3 hours + arc welder + using off-hand= splatter :D They're strong as all h3!! though! I'll be happy to jack Morgan up in the air by the sliders to prove it ;) This spray-on bedliner stuff seems pretty tough, but I'm going to let it dry for a few days before I attempt to scratch it up.
     
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    ...lol, i was complimenting on your little roll stop...nice welds...:D
     
  18. Spas

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    Give it to Ben, he likes ballet slipper pink [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I think I might know why Morgan didn't win the Captain Pose-Off... there's this little tidbit in their rules and regulations section:



    No photograph or video (a) depict persons consuming alcoholic beverages (b) depict persons conducting themselves in an inappropriate manner (c) contain material that would imply that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is acceptable before or while operating machinery, driving a vehicle or undertaking any other activity that requires a high degree of alertness or physical coordination, (etc etc)


    Oops! :D
     
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    Got a new sticker for Morgan, since I have sticker addiction... I think it's pretty fitting. :D

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    What 'Custom' sway bar are you using on that rig?
     

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