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Carlovers Desert Beater Build

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by carlover, May 19, 2008.

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  1. grant00

    grant00 Active Member

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    half naked FTW :p::D
     
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  3. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    The front clip has been on for a few weeks, and the rear glass is almost on.

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  4. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    Getting close

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  5. Tbars4

    Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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    ...I think I just wet myself...:D
     
  6. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    picking it up tommorow, ill get some fully assembled pics then.
     
  7. carlover

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    Done for now.

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  8. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    And to think you Finished it at this point before Iz finished his :p: :D
     
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    danger ranger01 New Member

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    Were is the IAT/MAF sonsor on a 98' ranger 3.0l?
     
  11. carlover

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    Yeah but i had lots of help lol. And its done for the time being. Still needs some stuff to be done where i want it.
     
  12. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    You must not know how a forum works.

    Anyway, looks freakin awesome Sean! Can't wait for that ride in t-haven!
     
  13. carlover

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    Some pics from yesterday.

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  14. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    Fellow expos.

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  15. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Action pics, Sean!!! :D

    It's looking good in it's element, though.
     
  16. carlover

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    Thanks, i have a few short videos but they arent very good quality as they are shot on my brothers cell phone. ill be taking it out again soon and gonna dedicate someone to only gets vids and actions shots if they want a ride hahaha.
     
  17. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Let me know! I'll mount a couple GoPros on that bitch.
     
  18. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    Will do, its pretty fast through the rough right now i was very surprised. A little more shock tuning and i think ill need more power since the mildly built 4.0 is struggling to keep up
     
  19. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That's good and bad. :)

    Good because you know Brandon's work is top notch. Bad, because now comes the modded v8, then you'll find a weakness in the suspension and redo that. Never ending cycle, unless you"settle" with one or the other. The better plan is let the motor be too slow for the suspension as I'm sure you know. :D
     
  20. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    Ohhh yes i know this lol, or should i say have learned this the hard way. A modded v8 means needing a 35 0r 40 spline full floater, better front hubs, bigger front bypasses, new front steering setup etc etc. Im thinking either a SOHC, or a pretty much stock 97-2001 explorer 302. For now though im going to fix a few of the weak links and enjoy using it.
     
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  21. broncobra22

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    Thread is inspirational... great fab work overall your desert beater is insane! Ditto on the action shots I'd like to see that puppy tearn' it up brother.
     

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